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Venue Review: Maleny Manor

19th April 2012

You can’t be planning a Sunshine Coast wedding without having heard of the famous Maleny Manor. For over ten years, this wedding ceremony and reception venue in one has been delighting brides from all over the world when they come to experience an incredible Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding.

With one of the best views on the range, impeccably kept grounds and romanticism you could cut with a knife, the sheer beauty of the place is the first thing you notice on arrival. The second thing you notice is the warm welcome from managers Marlene and Simon Murray and their fantastic team. Forget the pretty landscape, delicious food, and stylish interior nothing short of design perfection, it’s the staff that are the best asset at The Manor. Well, you know, try to forget… And fail intently! When we visited, it was soon clear we would be left with nothing but a very lasting impression indeed.

If you are searching for a guaranteed beautiful and seamlessly coordinated wedding, you only need hear of Maleny Manor’s well deserved amazing reputation for putting on a delightful day for couples every single week. If that’s not enough, they have the awards to prove it! Maleny Manor has been named the number one wedding venue in Australia by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy several times over.

We always think it’s great when you can have your ceremony, bridal party photos and reception with your guests all in once place, especially if you have invited out-of-towners, who don’t necessarily know their way around. The amazing thing is with Maleny Manor, you can have all of that, plus your wedding night accommodation for yourselves, as well as your close family and bridal party as part of your wedding package.


Minimum number of guests: 50, (80 on Saturdays)

Maximum number of guests: 120 for sit down dinner, or 150 for cocktail menu

Operating as a wedding venue: 10+ years

Wedding days available: Any day of the week. 

Air conditioning: Yes.

Adequate parking: Yes.

Operating hours: Weddings run from ceremony start to reception end for 8 hours with final close at 11:30pm. Options for 6-hour packages and lunchtime weddings also available.

Ceremony locations: Hilltop Pavillion or on the grounds under a spectacular Ash Tree.

Reception locations: The restaurant, and/or garden party in the gardens.

Music: 5 stack CD player available for background music.

Bring own cake: Yes. 

Fully staffed bar onsite: Yes. 

BYO: No. 

Dance floor: Yes.

Room for a band: Yes. 

Audio equipment with speakers and a microphone: Yes. 

Wet weather ceremony back up plan: The Pavilion is fine for wet weather.

Acccess to rest of venue: Yes, bridal party photos can be taken on the grounds, and wedding night accommodation is available, and included in some packages for the bride and groom, and other family or guests. Wedding packages also include use of the boudoir for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready with hair and makeup.