Summer Lush and Verdant


Summer Showcase

Summer ,lush and verdant green..just perfect for the fashion parades at the Summer Showcase.

It is about nature,beauty and joy,take me outside sit in a green garden ,walking on a carpet of  velvet that is Maleny Manor . Surrounded by a valley of rainforest,let your imagination soar like the eagles drifting on the thermals out to the big bunya trees,and dream a floral dream or two…..

This is just a first peak into the day of love and style at the Hinterland Summer Showcase Weekend


Florals: Mondo Floral Design

Designer Gowns: Elizabeth de Varga Couture

Photographer: Calli B Photography

Hair: Hunt + Hair

MUA: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist

Models : Mystic Models

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Tipi Festival

Come to a tipi festival on the edge of the Sunshine Coast!

A private space of seclusion in the hills,create a dream …your own Festivale.

Gypsy – Boho relaxed and Oh! so elegant styling for our tipi wedding at Maleny Manor!

Lovely warm and inviting feel for an autumns night with festoon lighting and fire pits outside and intimate lounging,bar and dancing inside. The creative team of Mondo Floral Design and Love Bird Weddings have done it again with specialised styling and creating elegant reclining spaces with a large does of wow! Tipi Luxe with the fabulous Tipi install you could imagine. Jarrad Bayliss was our host for the intimate ceremony on the plateau.

Ask about your own special Tipi Festival using all the special places of the private estate that is Maleny Manor

Intimate Outdoor Wedding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Intimate Outdoor Wedding in the pavilion on the edge.

Would you like to enjoy and intimate outdoor wedding reception outdoors but with the luxury of being under cover? There is that special feeling about Maleny Manor, that relaxed country elegance that you cannot help but fall in love with. Located in the spectacular natural beauty of the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

As we only do weddings well our whole focus is on you and we only host one wedding a day…yours.

Take a dance though this intimate outdoor wedding and start dreaming of the touches you would add. Styled with care by Lovebird Weddings and the master of floral excellence Mondo Floral Design and captured perfectly by Calli B Photography. Acoustic Music is welcome in the grounds and you can have a full band inside near the bar and dance floor for when you really want to have fun.

Dreaming of your own little piece of magic?  Maleny Manor is Australia’s only Wedding Specialist Venue. Maleny Manor is recognised as Australias Number 1 Ceremony Venue in Australia for tha last 4 years in a row by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.

Available Wednesdays & Thursdays all year. Available Sundays, January,February ,June and July negotiable any last calendar dates within 6 months booking time out from the wedding event except Saturdays. Apply for Fridays January,February ,June and July by request. PLACE A FULL REQUEST ONLINE on our home page

Chandelier with Lovebird Styling package highlights

Package duration 7 hours Award winning service add Pavilion and venue hire

Award winning Co-ordinator as your host and assistant in pre wedding plans ceremony Ceremony under the Wedding Tree. 60 Italian padded chairs on the lawn. Antique Registry table with two antique chairs. 2 Floral pedestals (change flower selection POA).

Use of Manor house estate for your photo shoot. reception Banquet style tables set in the Pavilion for your Reception. Tiffany Chairs or you can upgrade personally with stylist. Beige Linen Cloths.

White fine linen napkins.

2 Crystal Chandeliers.

12 Glass Taper Candles.

12 Glass Pillar Candles.

Use of the Manors antique silver knife for cake cutting ceremony.

Bonbonniere 2 x Gold/Silver foil chocolate hearts per guest.

You add your guests place cards to table. Dancing inside near bar area.

Floral design styling Specialising solely in wedding flowers Mondo Floral Designs offers each client personalised attention for their wedding day and provide exquisite wedding flowers designed individually for you. As Maleny Manor’s in-house floral designers your package flowers couldn’t be in better hands. Terrianne and her team are available to create your gorgeous wedding bouquets and bridal party designs. For a full description of Manor pavilion inclusions and to see photos of the different styles available go to our website and click on the florals radio button. The table arrangements are in the Swoon Standard Category but not including Bouquets. If you wish to have your bouquets and buttonholes supplied by Terrianne please discuss this with her when you meet and she will provide you with a separate quote. Floral designs included in this package are 2 Ceremony pedestals 6 table arrangements with 50 to 60 guests 4 table arrangements with 40 guests

Menu package ‘share fare’ in the pavilion Choice of (4) Appetisers for your deluxe garden party from or seasons menu.

Fresh warm table breads with virgin olive oil and dukkah or flat breads with Tzatziki and Tabouli with the lamb. share fare platters selections choose 1 Whole roasted Eye fillet and red wine jus with seasonal vegetables, warm olives and feta tuscan salad and hand cut chips with rosemary salt and aioli.

Pancetta wrapped spatchcock, roasted kipfler potatoes in duck fat with thyme and lemon, mixed leaf salad with baby cos, parmesan and garlic croutons.

Potato Gnocchi, butternut pumpkin, sage balsamic and hazelnut butter with a side salad of Rocket, shaved Pear, caramelised walnuts and blue cheese.

Twice Cooked Crispy braised Pork belly and Asian cashew coleslaw, roasted apples, citrus and ginger glaze.

Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted Lamb shoulder, flatbreads with Tzatziki and Tabouli, Chatz Potatoes with a Moroccan Chick Pea Salad with Olives, Bocconcini and roasted peppers.

Dessert Grazing dessert buffet with gourmet cheese board , Individual creme brûlées , Manor chocolate brownies and macaroon rainbows.

STARTERS UPGRADE at $25pp per choice. Tuscan Table mezzo platters – salami,sundried tomatoes,marinated green olives,pecorino cheese,pesto dip ,baked ricotta wedge,virgin oil and sliced crusty bread.

Oyster plates – fresh oysters and oyster mornay.

Thai seared scallops Japanese style tempura prawns and vegetables with tentsuyu sauce Hand rolled vegetable spring rolls, Thai Chicken Skewers with satay dipping sauce, Beef samosas with mango chutney.[/vc_column_text]

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Walk a day in her shoes

Walk a day in her shoes…..

Challenge accepted!

We all think after a few years we know all about it …but do we actually?

No sorry we don’t, so operation walk in her shoes began.

Step one organise the details with some great friends in the industry.

Step two get the right undies, shoes and attitude and go for it.

Step 3 try to act natural in front of the camera with the fab Talitha from Artography. Another great learning curve!

Elizabeth de Varga and Makeup by Kim McLeod came to the rescue with at least 15 gowns , jewels headpieces and the know how…thank goodness.

As our Brides often get ready onsite it was the best exercise we could have done to see how it feels, how long the process takes and how to manoeuvre in a gorgeous gown when you are not used to frocking up.

Where we out of our comfort zone YES, did we feel odd, then great ,then awkward …ummm yes we did in a beautiful, fun kind off way.

It made us reassess spacing, cueing of entrances to the ceremonies, patience when you move and the gown is not flowing…shoulders back flick and kick…smile and turn.

It gave us a better idea of the timing from upstairs to the ceremony pavilion and how to go about it. How long it takes for the girls to start to relax into the process of being a superstar for the day.

An appreciation of how much they may be out of their comfort zone hoping all the planning and choices come together on the day so you are the one in the white dress looking and feeling amazing.

So not only was it a great team building exercise and much cleaner than Tuff Mudder or Paintball the Kitchen staff suggested but it gave us some great tips.

  1. We all have bits that work and do not work for us choose a gown made for you and altered for you with love and care.
  2. Makeup can be a breeze when you have wedding professionals
  3. Getting ready onsite is enough without transporting to and fro to a venue.
  4. A relaxed environment is essential.
  5. You will need help with a long train or veil and we can advise the bridesmaids better on gown handling work place health and safety now for all involved. Yes some gowns are a work of walking art and have to be treated accordingly.
  6. A pre shoot for your engagement will make you more comfortable and cancel out the poses you think my work in which on reflection simply look odd.
  7. Staircase guide advice now comes from first hand experience.
  8.  Bouquet positioned bellybutton and out making a beautiful frame of your silhouette with your elbows.
  9. Have a spot for tissues or a hanky or a gown with pockets…very handy.
  10. Enjoy it and the process with all your heart and with some assistance from the venue and those that care about you have the time of your life.
  11. Walk a Day in her Shoes Elizabeth de Varga, Artography & Kim McLeod Makeup

Best Ceremony Venue Australia

2015 ABIA Designer of Dreams No.1Ceremony Venue Australia

Dreaming of your own little piece of magic? Maleny Manor is Australia’s only Wedding Specialist Venue. Maleny Manor is recognised as the best Ceremony Venue in Australia for tha last 4 years in concession by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy .

For further information on the ABIA go to and view Award Results.Award winning Venue


Reaching the pinnacle of one’s profession is a goal which every business aspires to achieve. Designing Dreams is also a pursuit which every wedding business strives to deliver to their brides.

On Sunday the 8th of February 2015 one of Australia’s foremost V.O.W.S. (Vendors Of Wedding Services) Maleny Manor was recognised as the No.1 Designer of Dreams in Australia for their consistent achievement of Designing the Dream of a bride’s perfect day as the Australian Bridal Industry Academy presented the 2015 Palazzo Versace Designer of Dreams Awards.

No.1Ceremony Venue Australia

No. 2 Reception Venue Australia

No. 2 In-house Wedding Advisor Australia

7 times Best Reception Venue Queensland


We so appreciate out team who have climbed to amazing heights in the Wedding Industry. Special thanks go to two of the most amazing Coordinators in Australia, Peta Howie and Amy Long ,along with Marlene Murray who have provided Maleny Manor with an outstanding reputation. Adding the professionalism, love and care as a team to every wedding takes real dedication and these ladies have been the most outstanding representatives. It takes a special person to be at the top of their field in Australia consistently and these ladies are amazing.


The Chairman of the ABIA, Mr John O’Meara said it was a great privilege and honour to have one of the world’s most lavish and opulent Hotels, Palazzo Versace as the major sponsor of the Designer of Dreams Awards. Just like a wedding is a Day to Remember, the 2015 Palazzo Versace Designer of Dreams Awards was a Night to Remember for all 190 attendees who celebrated a night of entertainment, extravagance, opulence and haute couture cuisine.


The 2015 ABIA Designer of Dreams Titles is a national program designed to determine the best Vendors Of Wedding Services in Australia over a consecutive period of four (4) years. Each year the ABIA conducts the Annual Bridal Industry Awards in each of the 5 mainland States of QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.
Over the past 4 years, the ratings received by each Vendor in the State awards are accumulated under a structured computer based algorithm to determine the contenders for the national awards.

The 2015 national awards were determined by the votes of 126,216 couples who were married over the past four (4) years. These newlyweds nominated a total of 3,476 Wedding Vendors across Australia, of which 697 qualified for the national titles culminating in 199 Finalists and 36 winners.

The Chairman of ABIA Mr John O’Meara said that Maleny Manor should be extremely proud of being honoured by Australia’s peak industry body as the No.1 Designer of Dreams in the Category of Ceremony Venue especially when one considers the level of passion and commitment required to consistently excel in the design of products and services which culminate in the delivery of the brides perfect day.

Mr O’Meara went onto to say that the Australian bridal market is one of the most demanding of industries as it requires wedding vendors a one off opportunity to deliver excellence the first time, every time, there are no second chances. Repeating this outcome year after year after year, bride after bride after bride is a daunting task for which thousands of wedding vendors strive to achieve. It is all the more daunting when the entity who determines this outcome are newlyweds who have been through the process of selecting and engaging wedding vendors who have demonstrated their ability to design the ingredients which culminate in the delivery of the perfect day. Maleny Manor is one such company who has consistently delivered these dreams over a consecutive period of 4 years culminating in being honoured as the Best Ceremony Venue Australia.

Ceremony VenueSince 1997 the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) has been conducting performance appraisals of businesses engaged in the supply of wedding products & services. Over 37,000 wedding business have been through the ABIA performance appraisal.

For further information on the ABIA go to and view Award Results.

Above and Beyond

Above and Far Beyond 42 degrees

The wonderful staff of Maleny ManorWe have returned from our wonderful honeymoon in the Whitsundays and are slowly coming down from cloud 9!

When we booked Maleny Manor for our wedding day, I must say from all the awards and the great testimonials I’ve read, my expectations of you guys were pretty high. I always knew that you guys were going to be good. But the service we received from you all was FAR beyond what we had expected.


If I’m doing this chronologically, it will start with Amy suggesting a run sheet for me. She knew I was conscious of getting the reception started asap which meant I wanted photos over and done with. We went back and forward but she really made it clear that we’d regret not having photos taken at sunset. I am terrified at the thought of if I hadn’t listened to her! The photos we have from sunset are INCREDIBLE. I will show anyone willing to look at them (some attached haha!!!)

Now the day was, well, WARM! 42 degrees was not what we were expecting for a November wedding (particularly for bunch of Kiwi’s!). The staff were amazing with cold towels and more importantly – cold drinks! Many guests commented about how amazing the staff were not letting their beers get warm and how the staff always remembered what each person was drinking.

With the meals, only a couple of special dietary requirements. Both of them had their meals delivered to them and were greeted by name. They were amazed at the attention to detail.

My beautiful 93yr old Nana stayed outside all evening, looking ever so luxurious on the couch that you had lugged all the way down from the reception. You all kept an eye on her and updated our table during dinner with how she was doing so we wouldn’t have to worry.

Amy was an absolute god send with my dress. Taking so much care and time to pin it up as it kept coming off the bussells. Such a professional and I am so grateful!

Anyway, I could go on forever about how great you all are, but you must get bombarded with emails like this.

Thanks again so much, you all had a huge part in making our day as perfect as it was.

Sheena & Mark Preston

Above and Far Beyond 42 degrees

Artography Photography

Merlin Coughlan Celebrant

Mondo Floral Design

Sunny Girl Cakes

Evalyn Parsons Hair