Host your Rustic Wedding in Brisbane

by | May 30, 2019 | News


Hosting a rustic wedding may be on trend, but it’s also a timeless style as it evokes natural country vibes. The rustic wedding theme attracts couples that want a cool, casual, and relaxed feeling for their big day. Better still, rustic celebrations are easily curated and personalised. Let us show you how to host a ‘rustic chic’ wedding.

Rustic Ceremony Venues

Firstly, you’ll need to choose an appropriate ceremony venue. When scouting an outdoor ceremony location, look for natural overgrown surrounds or large grassy fields. For an inside venue, search for an old church or hall that is already brimming with charm. Alternatively, host your ceremony at the same location as your rustic reception (bonus: saves everyone travel time!).

To style your ceremony, focus your efforts on the arbour. After all, this is the key focal point for guests and photographers alike. The ceremony arbour can be made out of any raw material from wood to steel, copper to plastic (finished with gold/copper paint). The arbour can then be draped with fabric or laced with Australian natives or seasonal foliage. Copper fairy lights woven through the greenery adds a magical finishing touch.

Rustic Wedding Photos

Brisbane is blessed with suburbs such as Newstead that have rustic walls and buildings wherever you turn. This makes it convenient to capture a majority of your photos in the one area with multiple different backgrounds. For a Queensland vibe, head to the bottom of the Kangaroo Point cliffs to take some shots amongst the native plants and stunning cliffs. This spot is also one of the best vantage points for river photos.

Styling for a Rustic Reception

Those who have been to a rustic reception will know just how natural and relaxed they feel. They can be held in the most casual of settings from barns and lodges to renovated old factories. Anywhere with raw materials, a working history, and a natural setting fits with the rustic theme. Some spaces can be shabby and some are chic, but they all have their appeal and provide the perfect canvas for you to style.

Wood, steel, brick, and greenery make up the bulk of the rustic décor. The joy of this theme is found in using intriguing or mismatched items, such as old wine barrels, chunks of timber, wheelbarrows, or lace doilies. To add vibrancy and life to the space, display fresh fruits, bunches of wildflowers, or green cuttings.

Factory51 Weddings

The exclusive Workshop function room at Factory51 is the perfect location where rustic industrial meets chic elegance. The giant crystal chandelier sets the mood as it hangs gracefully from the room’s exposed steel beams, complemented by festoon lighting draped along the rustic barn-like brick walls. The private jade marble bar looks out to the laneway alfresco area – the perfect little spot to retreat for some quiet time. Our shared feasting menu adds to the rustic theme as guests enjoy a remarkable culinary experience served on handmade timber tables. You can host both your ceremony and reception in the main warehouse, with only a hint of styling needed to add a personal touch.

This space is perfect for a wedding at any time of year with full climate control to keep your guests comfortable. The Workshop is sound-engineered making it perfect for bands, DJs, and those wanting to dance the night away on polished concrete floors. Factory51 can accommodate up to 153 guests seated or 200 cocktail-style. With so much character and appeal, it’s no wonder that Factory51 is at the top of the list for rustic Brisbane wedding venues. Contact us today for a tour of our stunning space!



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