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Venue Review: Pomodoras on Obi

10th January 2013

Tomorrow kicks off a massive weekend of weddingy goodness in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. All of the best venues are opening their doors to you, beautiful Sunshine Coast brides, so you may have a sticky beak in each and every one, and finally nail your short list of dream hinterland wedding venues! 

What’s more, many other amazing wedding professionals from photographers and celebrants to hair and makeup artists will be stationed at each venue so you can meet them and talk all things wedding. More details on the Maleny Montville Wedding Professionals’ Showcase below the images, but now let’s talk Pomodoras on Obi, which will be one of the venues open for your viewing pleasure this weekend. 

Pomodoras on Obi is a family owned and run Mediterranean-style restaurant with a European flare. Their seasonal menu options complement the surroundings that overlook the Obi Obi creek, and their chefs source as much produce as possible from the local farmers and the Maleny Maple street businesses. We love to shop local!

Offering a eat, drink and stay all in one package, Pomodoras is home to unique luxury cabin accommodation. Being within walking distance to Maleny’s main street frontage, a wedding at Pomodoras allows you to fully immerse in the charming hinterland community. 

Each of the five cabins has a decking platform which looks out into the tree tops of the Obi Obi creek. During your stay keep your eyes peeled as if you are lucky enough you may even see the much loved and talked about Obi creek Platypus.

Natural rattan woven chairs with mustard green cushions complement the locally made timber tables, while the glass windows and concertina doors open out onto the large deck area has unspoilt views of the natural beauty of Maleny’s Obi Obi creek.

 Chef/Owner Chris Bond grew up in the South West of England and has worked in many 5 star restaurants in London.


The Low Down

Minimum number of guests: For exclusive use of the venue 30 mid week Sun-Thursday, 50 Friday/Saturday

Maximum number of guests: 70 sit down / 100 cocktail style

Operating as a wedding venue2 years

Wedding days available: Tuesday – Sunday

How many weddings in a day: One

Air conditioning: Yes

Adequate parking: Yes

Wheelchair accessible: Yes to the reception, not yet to the garden

Operating hours: 
Restaurant opening hours Tuesday – Friday 10am – 10pm Saturday 9am – 10pm Sunday 8am – 3pm

Ceremony locations: Garden down by the Obi Obi Creek

Reception locations: Restaurant

Music: In-house sound system for iPod music, due to a condition on our  liquor licence at this stage we have to apply for a temporary  variation to play live music, but this is an easy process at the venues expense no extra cost to the bride

Bring own cake: Yes

Fully staffed bar onsite: Yes


Dance floor: Yes, can be accommodated, depending on number of guests

Room for a band: Two-piece acoustic band  

Audio equipment with speakers and a microphone: Yes wireless microphone with surround sound system

Wet weather ceremony back up plan: on the restaurant veranda

Acccess to rest of venue5 on site accommodation cabins, rainforest walk next to the creek




Amazing Hinterland Wedding Professionals Showcasing at Pomodoras on Obi

Photography: Alan Hughes Photography

Hair and Makeup: Allure Hair and Beauty

Planners/Decorators: Coast to Country Weddings and Events

Map to Pomodoras on Obi


Make sure you come and meet the team and find out about Pomodoras on Obi’s wedding packages on offer. You will also be able meet all of the above fantastic wedding professionals at Pomodoras on Obi on the day. 

Watch this space – tomorrow we will have another beautiful hinterland wedding venue to share with you and all of the details on what’s happening there this weekend!