Brisbane has the most amazing parklands to get married in. We are so lucky to have fantastic weather most of the year so park weddings are the perfect option for your ceremony.
These parks are managed by Brisbane City Council and you can book specific spots in the park to set up your wedding. I’ll leave a link at the end of this article.
New Farm park is perfectly situated on the Brisbane river. It’s centrally located for your guests to get to and from. There is heaps of parking but you can also get there by ferry which is kind of romantic.
The famous rotunda can be booked for you and your guests and is quite spacious. It can be styled so beautifully and be a great spot if you’re concerned about wet weather options.
Alternatively, you can have your ceremony amongst the rose gardens. I love those intimate elopements between the flowers. The photos are so whimsical and romantic.
Or head straight down to the river and have the River View area right on the Brisbane River. You never know, you may get a city cat or the Kookaburra Queen float pass during the ceremony.
Whatever you choose, New Farm offers so many fabulous areas to have your ceremony and stunning spots for your photos afterwards. Your guests can also enjoy a drink or two afterwards at Mary Mae’s.
Just be aware that it can get very busy on the weekends and people love to watch a wedding unfold.
Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Where isn’t there a great spot to get married in these parklands! You have the 3 formal areas you can book for your big day but if you have a small group, there are a million other options from the lookout to the planetarium or even the quaint little jetty.
I really love Palm Tree Lawn. It’s a little bit more secluded, easy to get to and has fake grass! Ok, so I know that’s a strange thing to say but seriously, it makes it so much better. No muddy spots (your dress stays clean!), it’s always stunning and green and your heels don’t sink!
When you book with the park, they also include a small amount of furniture. Although getting these spots fully styled is amazing.
There is loads of parking, unless you’re getting married when there’s a special event on. Then it can be a bit of a hike from the end car park.
Lower River Terrace - Kangaroo Point
This is the grassy park areas at the bottom of the KP cliffs. You just walk a little bit further on from the amazing rock climbers and you’ll see a couple of areas bordered by some trees.
These areas have the most spectacular city views and can fit groups of all sizes.
You can organise these sites to be styled for a ceremony and even have refreshments organised for afterwards.
Access is a little more tricky here. You can park at the top of the cliffs and make your way down the steps. Now going down is not so bad but hiking back up them can be a killer. My personal trainer used to make me go up and down them. I think I may have sworn at him once or twice.
Alternatively you can try and find a park on Lower River Terrace and then enjoy the flat stroll along the water. It really is a stunning place.
This park is actually the grounds of Brisbane’s oldest home Newstead House. You can actually have your ceremony in front of the beautiful old home but be aware there are some renovations happening in 2021 that may change this.
The rotunda is amazing. It’s perched on the point where the Brisbane River meets the Breakfast Creek and has the most stunning backdrop. It can fit quite a few guests both inside and spilling out onto the lawn area.
There is a lot of parking on the street and up the driveway to the rotunda.
The photo opportunities around Newstead are endless. And maybe your guests can go and have a sneaky cold one at the Brekky Creek Hotel while you’re having photos taken.
Roma Street Parklands
There are so many amazing places to get married around the Roma Street Parklands, from secluded places for a small group by the lake to larger areas like the Harry Oakman Pavilion.
Each space is immaculately maintained with views that will blow you away, some with cascading waterfalls and towering greenery.
It’s centrally located just on the outskirts of the CBD so pretty easy for you and your guests to get to. Plus many hotels and bars around for your guests to say or quench their thirst. There’s both street and on-site parking as well.
So there’s my top 5 parks in Brisbane to get married. Check them all out and see which one speaks to you. You won’t be disappointed by any of the
All bookings can be made through Brisbane City Council.