Locations for Weddings and Other Ceremonies in the Brisbane area

Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redcliffe, and the surrounding shires have thousands of public spaces where weddings, namings and other ceremonies can be held. For most you can use a space without booking on a first-come first-served basis, but for a very formal occasion or a larger number of guests it is best to book. Booking a site can give you access to other services, such as power.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha

One of my personal favourite outdoor locations. Lots of lovely little areas for an elopement or small weddings and 3 large wedding lawns (which must be booked to be used). Only areas out of bounds for weddings or wedding photographs are  the Japanese Gardens and the Fern House. During the week you can drive into the Gardens. Gates are closed on weekends so you need to take that into account if you have elderly or frail guests (or you are wearing killer heels)

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City Botanic Gardens

Has 10 wedding sites that can be booked, but parking is difficult. Only parking within walking distance is street parking with parking meter, which now applies at weekends as well, or very expensive hotel valet parking. For weekday weddings Alice Street becomes a clearway at 4 pm. No bridal cars can drive into the gardens and some of the wedding sites are a long walk from either gate.

Brisbane City Council Parks

From small neighbourhood parks to larger multi-purpose parks, we are spoiled for choice in Brisbane.

Ipswich City Council Parks

Ipswich has a number of parks that have a Bush Chapel as one of the areas available for ceremonies. Bush chapels include fixed seating, a lecturn and sometimes a signing table. Ample and free parking too.

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Logan City Council Parks

Logan City provides a number of parks with designated wedding areas, including rotundas or shelters. Most have ample and convenient free parking

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council, which includes the beaches and coastal parks on the Redcliffe Peninsula and the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens, does require you to book for popular areas.