Goodwater Ridge Maleny

The newest Sunshine Coast wedding venue


The Sunshine Coast Hinterland boasts many beautiful wedding venues however new wedding venue Goodwater Ridge based just 10 short minutes from Maleny town is the only European inspired venue.

Ngaire had the vision, and her husband Tom is a builder so guess who has been building this stunning wedding venue!?

When speaking to Ngaire her idea was to bring a Spanish village feel to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.


With the venue boasting a beautiful chapel to be married or you can choose to be married on the gorgeous handmade stone ruin or in their fields with beautiful Australian landscape the options are endless.


The function centre is next level!

With a commercial kitchen where you can have your own catering team come in.

Heated flooring – yes it does get cool on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland so what a way to spend your winter evening relishing in the warmth and cosiness with your guests.

A glass atrium is attached. Ideal for lounging or light it up and make it your dance floor for something different. Most vehicles can drive into this section so you could potentially have a mobile bar for bar service, or a photo booth roll in. This space is so versatile it can be the wet weather option for post ceremony celebrations or even the ceremony space!!

The centre will offer a snooker table just in case those who don’t like a dance can occupy themselves with a bit of competition!


The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has so many beautiful accommodation options to house your guests however you can stay on site yourself with 14 of your friends/family as it sleeps 16 people. With 3 cottages each with a kitchenette and bathroom and the accommodation building that is like studio living.

Best news is you do not need to leave site for your wedding day. For your convenience everything is on site with photo opportunities galore including those magical Hinterland Sunsets. Yep! They have the gorgeous sunset across the fields to capture those last shots.

Once those front gates close you are transported into your own world and feel those village feels as your guests move around between buildings using the interlinking pathways. What a way to spend your weekend with family and friends in your own little village.

A bonus with the venue is you get us! We will be there with you on your wedding day as we are their in-house wedding coordinator/planner. We can help you with your wedding planning journey and your go to person if you need anything along the way. On the day you can breathe easy knowing you have a coordinator on site. A run sheet will be provided to ensure the day is seamless and we are your ”all hands-on deck” crew where we can relocate florals, chairs, any other furniture, signage anything to help reuse and repurpose where we can. We know this venue inside out and will be able to assist you both to make sure your day is simply amazing and stress free.


With the styling and floral package, you can have us on site to bring in your furniture. Another great thing is this venue is a blank canvas. You can choose your furniture to suit your style and needs. We work alongside Court who is the preferred florist from Fiesta Flora. Court literally lives 5 mins from the venue so is on the doorstep ready and waiting to bring your space to life with her beautiful floral masterpieces.


Picture stone, long lunches on the ruin, European vibes, and beautiful sunsets. You can live through the pictures here that we have been fortunate enough to capture in amongst all the construction! Imagine what can be produced once this venue opens in May 2023 if these pics are during construction!!


Ngaire and Tom have left no stone unturned and have covered every aspect you can think of when it comes to a wedding or event. We are so excited for them to see their vision and dream finally coming to life after many hiccups- as you can imagine with the C word that hit and the building crisis, not to mention broken glass on the port and having it to be shipped and remade again! It is almost there and is almost ready to see many celebrations and happy memories made. I can tell you a lot of blood, sweat and tears has gone into this venue having watched it with my own eyes with just the chapel slab on the ground!! Incredible to see it come to life and knowing how passionate Ngaire and Tom are about this.

The venue is open for viewings by appointment only with all packages and pricing on our website or at Goodwater Ridge. The venue will be open Sunday 30th July 2023 as part of the Maleny Wedding Festival Trail from 10am to 3pm. Come see for yourself how unique and stunning this venue really is.



With thanks to our local amazing photographers for these images

Angela Cannavo Photography

Jennifer Oliphant Photography

Leah Blissett Photography

All florals produced by Fiesta Flora

All styling and furniture along with planning was us- Maple Weddings and Events!