So you’re considering having your wedding in the amazing hinterland… Then you’ve probably already thought about having a Maleny Manor wedding too… Well, it’s a very good choice indeed! There are SO MANY good reasons why you should choose to book your wedding at Maleny Manor and below I’ve covered just a few key reasons. Let’s start with the basics.
There aren’t very many places like this in Queensland. Originally, the Manor was built as a B&B but was converted into a reception venue several years later. Since then it has been recognised as Australia’s Best ceremony venue, reception venue, In-House Wedding Consultant, Best Function Coordinator and heaps more! The list goes on and on!
The Manor is now fully repurposed to host a wedding from start to finish; from getting ready in the morning right through to the bride, groom and a few other guests staying the night after the wedding. It has 3 amazing levels where the lower is a generous sized reception area, dance floor, live band or DJ, bar and even has room for our Selfie Studio too! You can also step out onto the beautiful wrap-around deck to get some fresh Maleny air! Mmmm :D.
The middle level houses the Manor Suites where you and your family can stay, and the upper level is especially designed for the bride and her bridesmaids to get their hair and makeup done. With huge windows, the upper room is absolutely perfectly lit for hair and makeup but also amazing for photographers too 🙂 They have even thought of having a hook placed in a beam to hang the wedding dress for photos!
There are many options for a ceremony depending on the number of guests and the bride and groom’s taste. The Hilltop Pavilion that overlooks the rolling hills all the way to the ocean is one popular option and great for wet weather too. Another spectacular location is under the majestic tree adjacent to the pavilion is a really romantic place to tie the knot! The pavilion also doubles as an outdoor reception if you prefer to have a more relaxed time outside but sheltered from the whether.
On no less than 32 acres, the Manor grounds seem like they’re straight our of a wedding fantasy. Everywhere you turn there is something to take your breath away. The pavilion looks out over rolling hills to the ocean and you can see all the way to Noosa!
Across from the pavilion is the aforementioned majestic tree (pictured below)! This is perfect for intimate photos while your guests are looked after by the staff with games and refreshments as they mingle up at the Manor.
Just a short walk from the tree, past a stunning duck-pond and lovely gardens is one of their well-manicured vineyards. This place is seriously beautiful! And as the Manor is exclusive to you for the whole day, it feels like everything was prepared just for you.
Above you can see the guests enjoying themselves up at the Manor while Liz and Jason (and Treens and I) capture some beautiful photos around the place. The expanses of lawns are meticulously maintained but not overdone like a golf course. As you walk around, it just feels natural and lush.
Very few other wedding venues around the Sunshine Coast, are secluded like Maleny Manor and tucked away from the world. Although it’s just minutes from Maleny town, there’s no reminder of the busyness outside. You can’t see any people, roads, or other man-made distractions and you can’t see the Manor from the road. It’s just you, your family and close friends whom you’ve invited to your special day.
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Taking into consideration the astonishing number of 1st place awards that Maleny Manor have won, it really goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway 😉 Marlen, Simon and the MM team pride themselves on their service. From our very first visit to the Manor, we were greeted with high-class, professional yet personal and friendly service. It’s seriously a big deal to provide all four of these consistently. You can feel safe about trusting these guys to handle one of the most important day of your lives. Maleny Manor have again made the final of Designer of Dreams 2016 for the fifth year in a row. You can read more about their awards here.
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The staff are very on-the-ball and ready for anything. Take for example Liz & Jason’s beautiful wedding. They couple opted to have their ceremony under the epic tree but the skies were looking a little grey. Instead of forcing Liz to make a decision of whether to have it undercover or not, I over-heard Marlene assuring her that they can do both very tastefully! They said that if you want to get married under the tree then go for it! If it rains halfway through, then their staff can very quickly assist the guests to the pavilion. This was a massive relief for Liz & Jason and would be for any bride I’m sure.
By the way, it just so happened that it did start raining halfway through the ceremony. And surely enough, it was a seamless transition from under the tree to the lovely pavilion. Scroll down to see how it happened… What a wonderful story to retell!
Pictured above is Marlene personally making sure that Liz and Jason were looked after. What stunning service!
That’s me in the background being all stealthy-like.
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If you desire it, the Maleny Manor service includes help with styling the venue to suit your chosen colours and style. The MM staff are seasoned experts and LOVE to help out!
While we were shooting Jason and Liz’s wedding, Marlene would frequently check-in with us to see if we needed anything and how the couple were going. Just so sweet.
Having also been a wedding guest at Maleny Manor, we know first-hand that the food is of very high standard, just like everything else. As service providers ourselves, we noticed how smooth and timely the meals and drinks were served…and by happy staff 🙂 Many guests probably wouldn’t notice this (that’s the point of good food service) and continue on with their table conversations.
Plenty of room for a band, speeches, dancing and even our photo booth (The K&T SelfieStudio)!
Whether it’s an overcast, rainy, sunny or misty day, a Maleny Manor wedding will be an incredible experience and a wonderful investment.
Excited for our next wedding at the Manor!
Welcome to Maleny Manor; your dream wedding destination. Discover the sophistication and elegance that has made this exclusive, private estate Queensland’s most awarded wedding venue. Providing the perfect backdrop for both your ceremony and reception, Maleny Manor delivers the idyllic location for you to prepare for your special day and ensures exclusive use of the estate for your photoshoot, creating memories to treasure forever!
Maleny Manor will help you create the uniquely styled wedding you’ve always wanted. Your guests will admire breathtaking views all the way to coast as you declare your wedding vows surrounded by invited family and friends in either the award-winning Manor pavilion or beneath the Majestic wedding tree. After your ceremony, guests savour the afternoon with refreshments and irresistible canapés served at your garden party. On Sunset, guests are then welcomed inside for your reception. Handcrafted cuisine to create lasting memories, service you desire and the care and attention to detail you deserve, is why Maleny Manor is nationally recognised for winning excellence. However you imagine your wedding day, the Maleny Manor team can assist you in every stage of planning. Make your wedding day dreams come true with a day that reflects your own individual style and personality. Fall in love with Maleny Manor today.