Cheap and Free Wedding Locations

For a small weekday wedding there is a wide range of free places you can hold the ceremony. Virtually any public area can be used when there are only a handful of people involved in the wedding. The more popular parks and botanic gardens include designated wedding sites, often with rotundas and power available, which may be booked for two hours. This is advisable and necessary at the weekend, on Fridays, or on public holidays.

To book a designated site in a Brisbane park attracts a fee . Park bookings in surrounding local council areas may be free or they may require a refundable bond, or there may be a fee, depending on the council.

However, if there are just a few of you, there are many parks that do not have designated wedding sites that you can use without making a formal booking. You can gather in these parks in much the same way you would if you were having a picnic, because the spaces within the park work on a first-come, first-served basis, and you can't move people on if they are already in the space. Many of the smaller parks have no toilets, but  if there are just a few of you and no children it won't matter and the plus side is that you are unlikely to have to compete with a large group intent on staying all day.

You could also choose your own backyard, a safe option because, should it rain, you just move the ceremony inside.

If you are a visitor to Brisbane another option is your hotel room or other space within the hotel. Many local hotel rooms include a balcony.  While hotels that provide wedding reception services usually charge a considerable fee (at least double the cost of the fee for use of a designated site in a public space) for use of the ceremony area, and that use is often contingent on booking a reception with a minimum catering spend, guests at the hotel who do not require any ceremony space set-up, can usually just gather in the garden or other space for a simple ceremony. 

Warm and Wonderful Weekday Weddings is a registered trading name BN 21657543
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Jennifer Cram, Brisbane Marriage Celebrant and Civil Partnership Notary.
Ceremonies also conducted evenings and weekends.

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