Venue Review: The Lakehouse

Absolute waterfront purpose-built Sunshine Coast wedding venue is centrally located at Brightwater, overlooking the lake. Inside, the décor promotes warmth and stylish nautical opulence.

Inside The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast you will find beautiful interior styling, which has two key elements – stag heads and antlers, and a hint of the nautical. The little touches, like oars and a cow hide rug beside the fireplace in the welcome area give you an instant feeling of warmth. 

There are two gorgeous ceremony locations on site, making this venue perfect for those couples wanting a carefree wedding day, where everyone can relax from start to finish with no travelling. And thanks to the function coordinators, no fuss. However, even if it’s your dream to be married on a beach or in a pretty chapel, there are both options but  a 10-minute drive away. 

Turning towards the majestic lake, the weatherproof deck offers sweeping views of the surrounding estate and is the ideal location for your guests to enjoy pre-reception canapes. 

The main function space is a mix of plush deep carpet, luscious wallpapers, antler chandeliers and an eclectic mix of classic and country furniture with a slightly distressed finish. With tones in grey, charcoal, slate, black, white, ivory and pewter, this beautiful room provides the perfect backdrop for your own décor and style and will fit with any colour scheme.

Images by Calli B Photography

The Low Down

Minimum number of guests: 60 on a Friday and Sunday and 80 on Saturdays.  Other days by agreement.

Maximum number of guests: 150 seated, 250 standing


Food and beverage packages: Signature wedding package starts from $105 per head, Family platter package from $110, and roving degustation from $80 per head. 

Minimum spend: Minimum numbers on weekends, and minimum bar spend, but no minimum for catering. 

Operating as a wedding venueOpened in November 2013 and have delivered hundreds of beautiful weddings since! 

Wedding days available: 7 days per week, every day of the year!

How many weddings in a day: One

Air conditioning: Fully ducted air conditioning and heating

Adequate parking: Underground parking for 110 vehicles plus street parking and bus area

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, and a disabled bathroom.  The venue is all on one level.

Operating hours: 10am – 12 midnight, 7 days. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Can operate from 12noon on ANZAC Day. No surcharge applies to public holidays. 


Special deals available: Wedding specials in January, February, June and July. Minimum numbers apply on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Ceremony locations: The Pavilion, a central waterfront courtyard or The Pontoon, a timber and steel structure next to The Lakehouse which is suspended over Brightwater Lake.

Reception locations: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast.  Also for smaller weddings we can offer “Pontoon”, our function room at Brightwater Hotel.

Music: Full AV installed in the venue.  Musicians can simply plug in, and play.

Bring own cake: Yes, we serve the couples cake with fresh raspberry coulis and vanilla cream.

Fully staffed bar onsite: Yes

BYO: No, we are fully licensed.

Dance floor: Yes, large dancefloor.

Room for a band: Yes. 

Audio equipment with speakers and a microphone: Yes


Noise restrictions: Yes, standard venue noise restrictions. 

Wet weather ceremony back up plan: Yes


Supplier meals available (eg. Photographer, DJ): Yes

Acccess to rest of venueWhen booked, couples and their family and friends have exclusive access to the venue.

Photography // Calli B Photography

Location // The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast 

Flowers // Willow Bud 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.