New wedding venue proposed for Glass House Mountains

PLANS for a new wedding venue at Glass House Mountains, which would have an uninterrupted view of Mt Coonowrin, have been lodged with the Sunshine Coast Council.

A development application is proposing a function facility, primarily for weddings, at 410 Mount Beerwah Rd, which is a residential property on 25 acres.

About two to three weddings per month and a maximum of 40 per year would be held at the venue, with a maximum of 60 guests allowed to attend and all functions to end by midnight, the DA states.

The proposal involves the use of an existing flat area on the eastern side of the existing dwelling house to host outdoor functions and events, primarily wedding ceremonies and receptions “which take advantage of the site’s isolated rural setting alongside the Glasshouse Mountains National Park”.

The site would be managed by an onsite manager and there are no proposed changes to any building structures.

“The proposed function facility will operate on the existing grassland area, utilising a small timber deck (at ground level) for the hosting of the things like the wedding ceremony,” the application stated.

The closest dwelling is about 600 metres away from the proposed facility.

“The proposed use will involve temporary marquees, chairs, tables, amenities (etc) would all be bought on to the site by the hirer. A number of these catering suppliers already exist across the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, who themselves rely on the trade from local demand within the Region,” states the application by DTS urban planning, surveying and development.