Flaxton Gardens is an iconic dining and events venue in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, Flaxton Gardens is the ideal location for your next celebration.
At Flaxton Gardens we are passionate about celebrating life with you.
An iconic Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding venue, where your wedding dreams become reality.
Smart and casual yet elegant dining at The Vineyard Restaurant.
Two beautifully appointed accommodation options for bridal parties and relaxing weekend escapes.
Treat yourself to Flaxton’s Famous High Tea in the grounds of the Vineyard Restaurant.
Exquisite dining & gorgeous Sunshine Coast Hinterland views, Flaxton is the perfect venue for your next social event.
Flaxton Gardens is the ideal venue for Sunshine Coast corporate entertaining and team rewards and staff celebrations.
The perfect venue to celebrate life's events...from Christenings, birthdays and engagements to memorial services.
Throughout the year Flaxton holds many special public events. View the events calendar.
From the Blog
Ten Year Anniversary in 2019 Flaxton Gardens will be marking their Ten Year Anniversary of opening as a Sunshine Coast Hinterland Wedding Venue under the ownership and management of Alan Thompson in September 2019. This milestone will be marking a new season at Flaxton Gardens including an inspired new restaurant menu, an experienced team, a […]
How to Organise Your Wedding in 90 days Let’s get real – weddings are exhausting. Venues, celebrants, photographers and entertainers must be booked, the wedding dress needs to be purchased, the vows have to be written and so forth. With every detail, the average time it takes to plan a wedding is six to twelve […]
A Touch of Royalty comes to the Sunshine Coast Alan Thompson, Owner and Executive Chef at Flaxton Gardens, has had quite an illustrious career in haute cuisine, beginning with his training in New Zealand. Alan decided to pursue a career in London, working as Head Chef for a number of well-known chefs over several years […]
On 20th August my now husband and I got married at Flaxton Gardens and with the help of Mariana and her team it was honestly perfect and the best day of our lives. When we initially started to look at wedding venues in May 2017, we had first seen a private property as a venue which we had fallen in love with before arriving at Flaxton Gardens. When arriving at Flaxton Gardens we fell in love just as much but originally had actually decided based on cost, we were going to book the other venue.As the Flaxton Gardens representative had already been in touch with a quote and information of the service we had requested, we sent them a respectful email declining a booking there. Beyond this time we had returned to Melbourne and excitedly showed our family the original venue at which point logistical issues became apparent. Soon after we received a response from the representative at Flaxton Gardens thanking us for the email and asking for feedback. Now having doubts on the alternate venue we explained our concerns, one being cost and 2 other minor issues to do with beverage package and shape of tables. The representative very quickly came back to us suggesting solutions for the beverage package, letting us know they have long tables which were to our liking and asked us to add up all the preliminary costs of the private venue and compare that of Flaxton Gardens. In the end they worked out far better value for money, with the added bonus of the coastal view we have always dreamed of having for a back drop at our wedding, convenience of location to lots of accommodation for our interstate guests and a comfortable venue for guests to get around and spend ample time at. I wanted to highlight this to demonstrate the professionalism, expertise and genuine care the staff at Flaxton Gardens demonstrated from our initial interactions with them. They could have easily said thank you and good luck (as other venues did, some no response at all) but by going the extra mile we were ultimately thrilled to book our wedding at Flaxton Gardens. We had the pleasure of getting to know Mariana over the 15 months in the lead up to the wedding. Having worked in the wedding industry back home something I loved straight away about Mariana and her husband Alan who was the owner and head Chef of the venue, was they had in fact gotten married at the venue themselves not so long before we met them. We found this out as we had similar guest numbers to their wedding and Mariana brought out and made suggestions from her own seating plan. This means they don't offer a service to clients that they wouldn't use themselves, they put 100% into the food and service they are offering- it is their passion. Kind of like the saying- treat others how you would like to be treated- they demonstrate this in everything they do. We anticipated needing to hire a wedding planner to source and liaise with wedding vendors as we live in Melbourne. But Flaxton Gardens had that covered as well, they on their website provided a recommended list of suppliers they have worked consistently with which fit in with all price ranges. This was a page we could trust as Mariana only allows a vendor to be recommended after they have successfully completed 3 weddings at the venue and based on Brides' and Grooms' feedback. So we easily narrowed down the vendors we wanted to work with without the need of a planner. On top of this, the detail that goes into the run sheet Mariana creates gives you a template to work off ensuring you remember to cover every detail of your day- from dietary requirements, cake, a songlist you want played before the wedding etc.Mariana was not just a great guide for wedding planning but an incredible support. The number of times we have had to move appointments dates or times due to delayed flights or having to email her with questions or clarifications. There was nothing too hard for Mariana to handle. Honestly until the day our wedding came and Mariana asked to ensure our breakfast ended at 11am so they could set up for the next wedding, the service was so personalised we had forgotten that they do in fact have other weddings there and would have been dealing with other clients the whole time. Each meeting with Mariana was lovely and like catching up with an old friend. Something we also loved is they included a tasting in the booking to ensure we loved the food that was going to be served at our wedding. We are foodies and this was important to us so to have that opportunity was fantastic. We have not had a single person complain about the food they received on the night and for those who had queries they accommodated on the spot. The staff at Flaxton Gardens were friendly, professional and enthused to be working on our wedding. After a number of visits we got to know some familiar faces amongst the wait staff. You can tell they are treated well and enjoy their jobs and were just as invested in the wedding. Some remembering our faces the next day at breakfast even though we weren't in our wedding attire and telling us how lovely they thought our wedding was. Staff treated well are going to treat you well and that showed. Cannot say it enough- our day was perfect and that started and finished with the team at Flaxton Gardens. They have everything covered. They are willing to work with you on what you want that's unique to you and very open, fair and professional in how they conduct themselves. Thank you so much again to Mariana, Alan and all the staff at Flaxton Gardens for helping make our special day so memorable.
Amazing food and great atmosphere �
Kim Schmith Cridland
Got married here last year and I was so worried about every coming together properly on the day. The staff at Flaxton Gardens told me to sit back and enjoy the day which I did and they took care of absolutely everything! Everything was executed to 100% perfection and we felt like royalty on the day. Friendly staff and great service all at an affordable price. Can't recommend this place enough :)
I had the pleasure of being the MC at wedding in the restaurant at Flaxton Gardens and I must say what a wonderful space it is and the gazebo where the ceremony was held looked stunning. The wedding was for about 60 people it is quite intimate with the large verandas plenty of room to spread out. The dance area in front of the bar was a perfect size. The staff's attention to every detail made the wedding run seamlessly, and the food was amazing. A great evening in a great space.
Food - BrilliantService - OutstandingLocation -BreathtakingA real "must do" on the Hinterland!
My husband and I recently had the PERFECT wedding day. A huge thank you to Alan, Mariana and the staff at Flaxton gardens for helping us to achieve this magical day. The staff made the process so easy as they take all the stress away by setting up your reception and ceremony, Mariana was in constant contact always being helpful and patient to a stressed out bride! The food was amazing and all of our friends and family were extremely happy with this hidden little gem where we got married. Highly recommend this amazing venue to other brides to be. Thank you again
I was @ Flaxton Gardens for a wedding just very recently & everthing was good The scenery is spectacular, the food delicious & service good BUT I have to say it seems there’s a glitch in the system after reading a few of the bad reviews & Flaxton Gardens is taking the approach that the customer is not always right! Perhaps a case of so many good reviews that there’s no need to worry about the bad reviews??? Not good enough Flaxton Gardens👎🏻
It was the most beautiful relaxing place for mother's day. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and efficient and the flowers and gardens just beautiful.
My now husband and I were married at Flaxton Gardens on April 20th 2018. I have nothing but praise for Flaxton Gardens and their staff, from the very first time we saw Flaxton Gardens, they helped create our gorgeous day! They certainly bend over backwards to help any bride and groom create a day that THEY DREAM OF! The food was outstanding! The staff are professional and friendly ❤️ We will definitely be back over and over again!!
we loved our wedding at Flaxton Gardens! the venue is beautiful, the staff are amazing and the food was delicious! � thanks for going above and beyond to make our day so special!
From the moment we saw Flaxton Gardens we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. From the amazing location & incredible views. The delicious food & fantastic reception area (the winery). They provide a wet weather option- which actually worked out better for us. The wedding team were amazing & on top of everything. No task was too difficult & everyone was so friendly & helpful. Alan & Marianna are the loveliest people you’ll ever meet. Our wedding day was a dream ��
My husband and I have travelled and eaten out extensively, and our lunch today was by far one of the best we've ever had. Thank you!
My friends and I had a beautiful lunch at Flaxton Gardens. All the staff were really lovely. It was clearly busy & we didn’t have a booking but they found room for us. Special mention to Ayla. She was friendly & made us feel very welcomed.
Kim Schembri- Pratt
We had our wedding at Flaxton Gardens in October 2017 ! The venue and the staff were simply amazing ! They were so professional and accommodating and made our day perfect. We can't thank Mariana and the team enough and we would highly recommend Flaxton Gardens to any bride or groom looking for a wedding venue !
We have get togethers often for a catch up and chat its such a lovely atmosphere service is fantastic love it
When looking for a reception venue, we were unsure if we would be able to find one that would be able to fit to our budget but would also offer a great service and experience. I was chatting to a friend of mine and they suggested that we head over to Flaxton Gardens. When we arrived we instantly fell in love and knew straight away that this is where we should go. We met the wedding team that day and they were incredibly accommodating and suggested we do a weekday wedding option and I’m so glad we did! It meant we were able to have our dream wedding, which we may not have been able to afford otherwise and we definitely were blown away. Staff were so lovely and approachable, food was delicious and kept on coming, views were gorgeous and we had the most magical time. Thank you Flaxton Gardens, we had a perfect day that was both relaxed and fun.
Highly recommended for location, food and general helpfulness.
My wife & I had our Xmas lunch on Xmas eve last year. It was 3 courses for $49 p/person. The food was outstanding! The service, impeccable, & the views all the way to the coast were breathtaking. A truly 5 star experience. So much so that we're going to do it again this year!
We had a weekday wedding at Flaxton Gardens. It could not have been easier or better value. Mariana and her staff made everything easy and run perfectly, nothing was too much trouble, Al does fantastic food and all our guests commented on the beautiful venue, extremely helpful staff, great food and excellent service. They made our important day very memorable for all the right reasons! Great value for money, couldn't recommend them more!
Wonderful staff and service. Beautiful location 😊
Had gotten married there 5 years ago and is still amazing. The service the atmosphere is jist darling!
Food excellent. Service wonderful. Lovely day out.
My son's Formal was at Flaxton Gardens during the week. A beautiful place in a beautiful location. Thank you for making it a special occasion. 😀🎉
What a lovely place! Incredible views plus really great staff & service. Had a friend’s baby shower there over the weekend & was well aware they were setting up for a wedding later that day. In spite of this we were so well looked-after: multiple phone calls in the lead-up to change numbers & dietary requirements were handled professionally & in a friendly manner. On the day we had 2 dedicated staff so we knew who was solely attending to our function, nothing was too much for them & everyone had a great day. The team went the extra mile & couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough 👌🏽 Lovely food & a big thank you to Isla who looked after us on the day.
We absolutely love Flaxton Gardens, as wedding photographers it is an absolute dream to photograph brides and grooms at, but apart from that the staff are so lovely, the food is amazing and it really has everything wonderful right at its fingertips from views, accomodation, fine dining and so much more!
Went to a wedding reception,,,was really nice venue,,Thought the spirits were a bit expensive considering they were in a small glass,,Overall a very nice experience
Thank you Flaxton Gardens! As I made a reservation here on Saturday I mentioned I was planing to propose at the restaurant & if they could help me out with the romantic setting. All I can say is the staff were amazing!! The setting was perfect. It was the most romantic night, my now bride to be said it was "magical" and I have to agree. It was the work from the staff that did it. Genuinely nice people. Then, the food was fantastic. We couldn't fault anything if we wanted to. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What an amazing venue, with great owners and staff. They make you feel completely welcome the moment you walk through the doors. The food is incredible as well. Highly recommended all the way from Cape Town, South Africa <3
I was at Flaxton for a high tea just on the weekend just gone. The service we received was amazing, the food was great and the location is breath taking. Thanks a million 😁
Thank you again to flaxton gardens for hosting such a beautiful high tea baby shower for my daughter on Saturday 19/8/2017. The staff, the service and the food was outstanding. We were so lucky to be able to come back here after flaxton gardens had also hosted her wedding in May last year. We can't wait to come and celebrate our next occasion with you all.
I can't believe how amazing Flaxton Gardens were for our wedding. Our day was so magical and stress free thanks to this venue and their dedicated team. The setting was beautiful, the rooms amazing, the team were all so friendly and kind, the food was delicious, they set it up and decorated it all and this was all included in the price. We looked at other wedding venues prior to booking Flaxton Gardens and we just felt like we were a burden to the other venues that we attended. It was off putting. Right from the get go Flaxton we're excited about our engagement, they were professional, reassuring and have so many great ideas. I can go on and on about how great they are but I think you should go and check them out yourself, you won't regret booking with them ❤️️😍
Yes would thoroughly recommend it. A beautiful spot and wonderful lunch we had.
I had the pleasure of attending a function at Flaxton Gardens on Tuesday night and everything was just superb. Beautiful venue and surrounds, amazing staff and food, and for a very cold night it was cosy and warm inside. Highly recommended and can't wait to come back again.
A big thankyou to Alan, Mariana and the team at Flaxton Gardens. The Wedding Industry Event for over 100 of the Sunshine Coast Wedding suppliers they hosted last night was amazing .. The beautiful food, entertainment and service with stunning views.. . A great night!!!!.. If you are looking for a stunning, location with, amazing vendors touch base with Mariana and the Team ... Look forward to working with you again really soon . Toni Collett Celebrant.. ❤❤❤❤❤
Flaxton Gardens was wonderful experience. Great staff, food and atmosphere. Thank you to Alan and Mariana for holding a great suppliers network and Lee for hosting. We look forward to catching up and meeting new faces again in the future. Thanks again, Hayley and Mike (iShoot Photobooth)
A truly outstanding venue! Thank you to Mariana, Alan and the team for having me at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Industry Event! This wedding venue is second to none and ticks all boxes- friendly and efficient staff, tasty and outstanding food, spectacular views, big hearts behind this venue. Hope to see you all soon - Gillian, First Class Pet Wedding Assistants
Alan and Mariana go above and beyond to make everyone feel welcomed. They are superb hosts and greet everyone with genuine warmth and interest. Thank you both for a wonderful evening last night. I am always excited to know that my couples have chosen your wonderful venue for their Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Wishing you much success always.
Superb venue - outstanding service from friendly professional staff , mouthwatering food and amazing atmosphere .Alan and Mariana thank you so much for hosting a wonderful evening for Sunshine Coast wedding suppliers to simply enjoy themselves. Your warmhearted generosity is much appreciated �.
Tonight I enjoyed the warmth and inviting surroundings and I really look forward to working for my happy wedding couples that choose to marry at your superb venue.
The best meal and table service I have ever had. My mum and I had the Christmas is July menu. It was absolutely delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. The table service was great as well. Thanks for a wonderful lunch. We will definitely be back again.
The food and the service is always amazing, and the venue is gorgeous.
Great food an service. The desert wad amazing! Hope to return one day during the day.
We had a beautiful dinner in the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious, along with a beautiful dessert to end the night. I wish we visited during the day to check out the outdoor setting. We will be back next time! Thank you.
I was MC for my (now) brother and sister-in-laws and cannot speak highly enough of the staff and venue at Flaxton Gardens. Mel and Brianna did an excellent job and were superb in a last-minute venue change due to wet weather. (PS, The Barrel room is an awesome wet weather alternative). The food, service and bar staff were excellent and they ran the reception with military precision. As MC, there are a lot of moving parts to organise, but dealing with the team at Flaxton Gardens made the night seamless and a perfect tribute to the happy couple. Thanks again!
Had a most enjoyable day. Food was fabulous, staff were cheerful and ready to jump onto the jokes that were being readily handed out. Weather perfect, what more could you want?
We enjoyed a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. Staff and service were also great.
Loved our luxury high tea, beautiful setting, attentive staff and tasty treats.
The ideal place to while away a few hours with family and/or friends. The views to the coast are spectacular while the food choices will suit all tastes and the setting captures country elegance perfectly. Brought back so many delightful memories sharing special occasions over many years with my late mother when she lived in Mapleton.
Stunning location, delicious food & great service!
The weather, food and service was great. Location had stunning views.
Always a pleasant and relaxing experience when we have come here. Recently had Mother In-laws 60th birthday and everything was superb. Great service and fantastic attention to detail.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Sam & the team for our amazing wedding. The day was perfect and all the staff were so great the whole way through the day. Sam we really appreciated all the work and extra touches you put in, from lending us scissors to iced water with straws for the bridal party to all the tips for walking down the aisle perfectly and how to hold off tears. You all made everything smooth sailing, fixing every little issue that arose before we were even aware of them. The food was incredible and everyone enjoyed it. You made our big day extra special and we loved everything about being at Flaxton Gardens. Thank you so much. I cannot recommend this venue enough!
I don't know where to start with this amazing venue!! It is hands down one of the finest in the Hinterland! Offering a stunning backdrop, delicious food and exceptional service!! Highly recommend!
Beautiful location, friendly staff and amazing food. It was a beautiful mothers day lunch.
Went for mothers day and you guys went above and beyond to make the day special. Especislly catering for GF for mum and I. My third visit and my families first and I can assure you we will be back!!!