As a wedding photographer I go to many venues every year. This is the first of a series of blogs on some of my favorite's.

When it comes to the perfect setting for a Southern Gold Coast/Tweed Coast Barn Wedding Venue there is a hidden gem in the form of Pioneer Country. Tucked amidst the picturesque landscapes of Tweed hinterland, this exceptional venue embodies the charm and elegance of traditional barn weddings,  promising an unforgettable celebration. 

Pioneer Country is a dedicated farm wedding venue and is a fifth-generation cattle property, owned by the Sullivan family since 1892, it’s nestled on 170 acres of lush farmland. Featuring rolling hills & picturesque ocean views, this breathtaking farm was converted to a one-stop wedding destination by Fay + Bill Sullivan and is now run by their oldest daughter, Sarah Robinson – who grew up in the family business before going on to become an international project manager working in Brisbane, London and most recently Shanghai. After returning to the Tweed, Sarah became passionate about breathing new life into Pioneer Country & has meticulously created the ideal farm wedding venue.

This venue offers everything you need in one convenient place – A romantic plantation style chapel (no need to worry about plan B if the weather isn’t perfect) and stunning outdoor ceremony locations, amazing photo & video locations that are a short buggy ride around the property,  a charming barn-style reception space which comfortably seats up to 220 people and is licensed until midnight – all this is just a convenient 10-minute drive from Gold Coast airport and accommodation options of Coolangatta, making it the perfect spot to bring your personalised hinterland wedding to life.

While the location and aesthetics are second to none, what truly sets Pioneer Country apart is its commitment to service. Their team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your wedding day unfolds seamlessly. From décor to catering, every detail is handled with utmost care, so you can focus on cherishing the moment.

Moreover, the venue offers comprehensive wedding packages tailored to your needs. Whether you’re dreaming of a lavish celebration or an intimate gathering, their packages ensure that every aspect of your wedding is taken care of. They work closely with local vendors to provide exceptional services, from stunning floral arrangements to delicious farm-to-table catering.

So, if you’re searching for a barn wedding venue in the South East Queensland/Northern NSW, Pioneer Country should be at the top of your list. Its rustic charm, coupled with a stunning farm setting and impeccable service, makes it the perfect choice for couples dreaming of a rustic wedding. 

So, why wait? Contact Sarah and start planning the rustic wedding of your dreams. Your journey to “I do” is just a barn door away!

Pioneer Country is just around the corner from where I live and I’ve had the pleasure of working there doing engagement sessions, styled shoots as well as full weddings. Here is a selection of shots from my times there.