Weddings at Lyell Deer Sanctuary

Mt Samson, Brisbane

The Lyell Deer Sanctuary is a peaceful little hideaway in the beautiful Samford Valley, just thirty minutes north of Brisbane.  This popular destination is perfect for couples looking for a relaxed, whimsical wedding.  Enjoy your ceremony and/or reception in a range of spaces, serenaded by the birds and amongst the small herd of rescued deer, in the shadow of the mountains.  

The venue is ideally suited to DIY wedding couples who are keen to place their own personalised stamp on this rustic farm setting.  Budget conscious couples will love that you organise your own catering, with commercial kitchen facilities available, space for food trucks and recommendations available to local pros.  Save some extra dollars and bring your own beverages.  

A choice of 3 amazing ceremony spaces set the scene for your wedding day.  Our gorgeous Driftwood Arbour area, the Paddock with roaming deer, or for weddings in March to August you are also welcome to use our Stag Paddock with picturesque volcanic rocks.

The Lyell Deer Sanctuary has been caring for deer for over thirty years, and attracts visitors from all over the world who want to get up close to these magical creatures in a peaceful and beautiful setting. You and your guests can cuddle, sit with and hand feed the motley crew of red, rusa and fallow deer.  Capture spectacularly unique wedding photos and experiences to cherish for a lifetime.

We have a range of lovely furniture and accessories you are welcome to use for your wedding; all included in our wedding packages.  From ceremony arbours and teepees to chairs and styling props like greenery, chiffon, lanterns and boho rugs.  We also provide cutlery and glassware (which can often be additional costs for DIY venues).

We are a small, family-run animal sanctuary. We love sharing our deer and welcome you personally to host your wedding celebration with us.  It means a lot to us to offer couples an affordable option for their wedding and we invite you to come and visit us and see the venue for yourself. 

Lyell Deer Cafe

Our undercover, open-air cafe area is ideal for couples looking for an indoor/outdoor recpeiton space.  Perfect for intimate weddings of up to 60 guests sit-down or 80 guests in cocktail style.  

Style the venue to suit your own wedding theme.  We're also happy to work with you in using some of the gorgeous wedding furtniture and accessories we have available to you at no additional cost.  


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$500-$1000 for up to 60 people, depending on date and specific requirements 

Available for inclusion: tables, chairs, linen, cutlery and crockery, glassware, bar staff, refrigeration, fairy lights, ceremony arbour and macrame backdrop, and various other decorations and props

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Lyell Deer Sanctuary

6 Lyell Court, Mt Samson, Brisbane, QLD, 4520
Contact Name : Kelly
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Telephone : 0411(Click to reveal phone number)

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