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Roma Street Parklands - 17 commitments venues to choose from

Mt Cooth-tha Botanical Garden - commitment venue locations

South Bank Parklands - Commitment Venues - Commitment ceremonies can be held at the Nepalese Pagoda or Formal Gardens. Please refer to the site map for wedding venue locations.

Parks in Brisbane - information on booking parks in Brisbane

Logan Parkland & Venues

Redlands City Council - Booking a Public Space

Moreton Bay Regional Council
Customer Service Park Bookings 07 3205 0555

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Brisbane Reception - Commitment Venues

Abruzzo Function Centre
Newly renovated venue for wedding receptions or ceremonies • Large function room for up to 250 guests• Tantalising authentic Italian cuisine from fresh local produce• Close to the CBD. Phone: 07 3843 3180
Location: Carina, Brisbane, QLD

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens
Award winning function centre specialising in Marquee, Gumnut Deck and Treetops Room wedding receptions and ceremonies that are exquisitely unique.
Location: Brookfield, Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane Marriott Hotel Same Sex Positive
"Beautiful and Elegant - This is the essence of a wedding at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. It is everything you would expect from a luxurious five star wedding venue. Stunning Brisbane River views, exquisite function rooms and unrivalled attention to detail combine with Queensland ambience to create a magical Brisbane wedding. At the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, we create the perfect theme to the perfect union"
Location: 515 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane Sailing Squadron Same Sex Positive
Large hall area and large covered deck with river and city views. The clubhouse can cater for groups of up to 120 people (seated at tables) with additional space on the covered deck overlooking the brisbane river.
Location: Bulimba, Brisbane, QLD

Broadway Chapel Same Sex Positive
Brisbane’s Wedding Chapel The heritage listed Broadway Chapel is Brisbane’s only inner-city non-denominational chapel available to all couples for both civil and religious wedding. Mobile: 0411608 790
Location: Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD

Boulevard Gardens Same Sex Positive
Create an unforgettable event within the surrounds of an enchanting garden, hidden among vines of ivy and trickling fountains, just minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Location: Indooroopilly, Brisbane, QLD

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Cherbon Waters Same Sex Positive
Cherbon Waters Ceremonial Gardens nestled on the banks of the Leslie Harrison Reservoir in idyllic Burbank, South-East Brisbane offers secluded and unique wedding and function facilities. Cherbon Waters has been specifically designed as a wedding ceremony and reception venue offering a lakeside, covered gazebo and beautifully appointed permanent marquee. Both with uninterrupted, stunning water views.
Location: Burbank, Brisbane, QLD

Daisy Hill Conservation Park Koala Centre
Offers two picturesque sites for outdoor weddings, with towering grey gums making the perfect backdrop for photos.
Location: Daisy Hill, Logan, QLD


Diana Plaza Hotel

At the Diana Plaza Hotel we pride ourselves on our professional, yet personalised service.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Eagle Farm Racecourse
Eagle Farm Racecourse - for weddings that make a statement. Eagle Farm Racecourse at Ascot offers an intimate, elegant and romantic atmosphere for weddings.
Location: Ascot, Brisbane, QLD

Events at Cutting Edge
Events at Cutting Edge Perfect for a contemporary wedding. The architectural award winning Cutting Edge building is located on the River at West End.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Marry Me Marilyn Eves on the River Same-Sex Ceremonies

Eves On the River Same Sex Positive
Situated in the historic Mactaggarts Place Woolstore in Teneriffe, Eves on the River offers one of Brisbane's best riverfront destinations. With absolute riverfront dining. Eves is a popular venue for romantic weddings & commitments and a fun environment for special occasions.
Location: Teneriffe, Brisbane, OLD

Gianni's Restaurant
Gianni's Restaurant opened up in 1999 and has since created a niche market for trendy, stylish receptions and functions for the modern bride that wants to experience something unique.
Location: Portside, Brisbane, QLD

Hillstone St Lucia
Hillstone St Lucia is a unique venue offering absolute flexibility for functions with a new, chic bar and restaurant - hundred acre bar
St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa Street, St Lucia.
07 3870 3433
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD

Indooropilly Golf Club
Beautifully landscaped gardens and the lush greens of the golf course make for an idyllic backdrop. Extensive menu selection to suit any style of wedding. 7km from Brisbane City.

McLeod Country Golf Club
The Mcleod Country Golf Club is your one stop wedding and reception venue
07 33763666
Location: Mount Ommaney, Brisbane, QLD

Mendelssohn's Manor

Mendelssohn's Manor, Thornlands hidden secret. Available for: Wedding ceremonies Small wedding receptions * Family portraits Baby naming's Any other special occasion
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Maria & Sally had their commitment at the Mt Ommaney Apartments Garden with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments
Offers the perfect Setting for not only your Wedding Reception, but also the Ceremony. With Luscious manicured gardens in which to hold your Wedding Ceremony, followed by your reception in either of our two beautifully decorated rooms. Your wedding commitment ceremony and or reception can be held in one of two rooms or you may prefer a Garden Wedding. Location: Mt Ommaney, Brisbane, QLD

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Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Beautiful landscaped gardens combined with outstanding panoramic views of Brisbane create an ideal background for your Wedding Reception. Close to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens which offer beautiful settings for Garden Weddings and photographs.
Location: Mount Coot-tha Brisbane, QLD

Liz & Danielle held their Commitment with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure at New Farm Bowls Club

New Farm Bowls Club Same Sex Positive
The NFBC can cater to any occasion from 18ths and 21st to Wedding receptions and 91st. The club can comfortably seat 120 people inside or you can clear the tables so you can burn it up on the dance floor.
Location: Newfarm, Brisbane, QLD

Newstead House
Situated in a tranquil park on the banks of the Brisbane River, historic Newstead House is Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence. ideal location for wedding ceremonies or photographs and, in some circumstances,après wedding celebrations.
Location: Newstead, Brisbane, QLD

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Old Petrie Town
Let the beauty of nature and rustic charm be the inspiration for your wedding day. You may simply choose to hold your ceremony at Old Petrie Town or follow with one of our reception packages. If simple occasion is what you have in mind, why not treat yourself and your guests to light refreshments after the ceremony?
Location: Newstead, Brisbane, QLD

Oxley’s on the River
There’s no other venue in Brisbane like Oxley’s on the River. We offer breathtaking views of both Brisbane CBD and River.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Peppers Hidden Vale

THE PERFECT MARRIAGE OF SERVICE, STYLE AND RUSTIC CHARM SURROUNDED by an authentic 12,000 acre cattle station in scenic South East Queensland Country, Peppers Hidden Vale is a luxurious haven.
Location: Grandchester, QLD

The Brisbane Golf Club
Full of traditional Australian charm and located only 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, the Brisbane Golf Club is Brisbane’s oldest and finest golf club.
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Kooroomba Vineyards & Lavender Farm
Now you can have your wedding reception or ceremony at picturesque Kooroomba, cradled by the magnificent Scenic Rim Mountains and overlooking breathtaking lavender fields and vineyards. Phone: 07 5463 0022
Location: Karoomba, via Boonah,QLD

The Courthouse Restaurant
Picture perfect setting for your wedding. Located on magnificent Moreton Bay, overlooking the islands, the Courthouse is truly a beautiful venue for your special day. We only cater for one Wedding
Location: Cleveland, Brisbane, QLD

The Landing
Located on the Dockside Marina, with picturesque views of the Brisbane River, The Landing offers a magical atmosphere unmatched by any other waterfront venue. Arrive by boat and host your ceremony in the exclusive River Garden, with Dockside’s boardwalk views of the Story Bridge offering the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography. Enjoy panoramic views of the River from The Harbour Room and The River room in our unique setting, and watch the river come to life at night.
Location: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD

The Pavilion

The Pavilion, set against the picturesque backdrop of a leafy English-style cricket green, is one of Brisbane's newest and finest boutique wedding venues.
Location: Breakfast Creek, Brisbane, QLD

Topiaries at Beaumont
The next stage of renovations at Topiaries at Beaumont is now complete and is sure to make an impact on your special day. Start with your ceremony on the lawn to canapés on one of the decks or a more formal.
Location:  Brisbane, QLD

Windaroo Cottage
Windaroo Cottage is a newly renovated and restored classic Queensland heritage home, trading as a high quality venue for all types of weddings and functions.
Windaroo Cottage is a multiple award winning business, and a part of local history.
Location: Windaroo, Brisbane, QLD

Wynnum Golf Club
The secret is out about Wynnum Golf Club. Set amongst 31 picturesque hectares of green parkland, the Wynnum Golf Club has provided Bayside Brisbane with a flourishing federation style venue for over 86.
Location: Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
For a truly stunning occasion ... You’ll love the large bayside location, with car parking, air conditioned rooms, dance floors, private bar and amenities, sound system and courtesy buses for the local
Location: Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD

Redcliffe, Pine Rivers and Bay Islands - Moreton Bay Beach Parks & Gardens for Beautiful Commitment Ceremony Venues

Rachel & Kris Commitment at Victoria Point Redlands with Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure

Belvedere Hotel
Not only is the Belvedere an exquisite place to celebrate your love, with its unforgettable sunsets over the bay, but the surrounding Woody Point Village area also has a wealth of romantic locations to hold your ceremony and take your photos.
Location: Woody Point Village, Brisbane QLD

Cupid's Garden
One of the most beautiful wedding garden venues in the Brisbane area. Your wedding day will be even more special when you choose to celebrate with us.
Location: Burpengary, Brisbane, QLD

The Full Moon Hotel
Perched on the bluff, overlooking Moreton Bay, The Full Moon Hotel is renowned for its magnificent 180 degree bay views.
Location: Sandgate, Brisbane QLD

The Little Ship Club
The Little Ship Club is the perfect spot to hold your wedding.  You can have your ceremony and reception all in the one beautiful scenic spot. Is there anything nicer than sunset wedding shots with the beautiful Moreton Bay in the background? 
Location: North Stradbroke Island QL

Sunshine Coast - Beaches, Parks & Gardens Beautiful Commitment Ceremony Venues Hinterland, Parks and Gardens

Sunshine Coast Regional Council - The Sunshine Coast region has many attractive parks and beaches where weddings/formal ceremonies can be held. Whether you prefer ocean views, peaceful bush settings or open parkland, an outdoor cremony on the Sunshine Coast can make it a day to remember.

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure conducted Jude & Barb's Commitment on Bribie Island's legendary Pumicstone Passage Beach

Sunshine Coast - Reception Venues for Gay & Lesbian Commitments

Rainbow Pride Celebrant  Louise & Debbie Commitment at Sunset Park Bribie Island South East Queensland

All of these venues use the word wedding in their promotion. It would be wise to check if they are same sex positive.

Boathouse Floating Restaurant
Located on the Noosa River, the Boathouse Floating Restaurant is the perfect reception venue all year round
Noosaville, Queensland 4566
07 5440 5070
Location: Noosaville, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Caloundra Power Boat Club
Can cater for all types of functions, large or small, as well as an outdoor covered gazebo for a Wedding or Naming Ceremony and then upstairs to one of our air-conditioned reception areas with magnificent water views of the Pumicestone Passage.
Location: Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Club Pelican
Sincere congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the Sunshine Coast‚ Number 1 Resort Golf Facility, Club Pelican as a venue for your special day.
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters
With wedding packages starting from $79 per person, you’ll find Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa simply irresistible.
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Lake Weyba Cottages
Lake Weyba Cottages is ideal for functions of up to 100 guests. We offer quality accommodation and a unique natural setting with stunning photo opportunities.
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Montego's on the Bay
Montego's on the Bay is located on the waters edge of the white sands of Double Bay Beach Kawana Island
Location:Kawana Island, Sunshine Coast Q

Mooloolaba Seafood Cruise
Mooloolaba Yacht Cub Marina
0413 756 883 / 07 5437 9836
Location: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Q

Noosa Blue Resort
Situated on the crest of Noosa Hill, just five minutes walk from Hastings Street, and Laguna Bay resides Noosa’s most stylish boutique resort. Noosa Blue Resort offers luxury spa suites and penthouses.
Location: Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Petrie Gardens
Petrie Gardens is the ideal function facility centrally located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. It is situated on 1 and a half acres of land, featuring a palm lined driveway, and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
Location: Nambour, Sunshine Coast, QLD

SurfAir Marcoola Beach
SurfAir Marcoola Beach is the perfect setting for your special day. Superbly located on the beachfront at Marcoola Beach.
Location: Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Spirit House
Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, bubbling waterfalls, tinkling wind chimes, the sounds of nature - the Spirit House is a delight for all senses.The gardens are available for your wedding ceremony and photographs.
Location: Yandina, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Steve Irwin The Crocodile Hunter's Whale One Sunset Cruise Weddings
This is just one of the encounters you can experience aboard Steve's Whale One, a variety of packages including sunset dinner cruises, corporate functions, weddings and Christmas parties are also available.
Location: The Wharf, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Underwater World Weddings
Imagine sharing your special day with over 5,500 amazing sea creatures, cutting your wedding cake amongst the coral reef and dancing the night away under the sea. This could be your wedding at UnderWater World.
Location: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Plantation
The Plantation is a 21 acre luxury accommodation and wedding destination located in the Noosa hinterland. Private and secluded.
Location: Cooroy, Noosa Hinterland, QLD

House of Laurels
Surrounded by perfumed gardens and manicured lawns in the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland, House of Laurels offers a picture-perfect setting for your wedding.
Location: Maleny, Hinterland, QLD

Key Bar and Restaurant Maleny
The Key to a memorable Wedding Day... The Perfect Venue for Your Special Day, panoramic Views from Mt Coolum to Bribie Island, unique Decor with a unique Classic Style and exceptional Service.
Location: Maleny, Hinterland, QLD

Northern NSW Parks & Gardens for Sunshine Coast - Beach Civil Union Ceremonies & Hinterland

Tweed Shire Council - contact Council to book a park for a wedding or commitment or other ceremony a fee applies of $47.

Byron Shire Council - Application to use a public reserve for a ceremony. This is currently $55.00 for 2009/2010.

Photos of Byron Bay Locations

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Areas outside the Lighthouse precinct - Various locations within the reserve
Cape Byron Headland Reserve is situated on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland and is a very special and unique part of Australia. It is a popular place for ceremonies and events. The areas outside the Lighthouse precinct include Palm Valley and the beautiful beaches fringing the Cape at The Pass, Wategos and Tallow Beach.
See detailed information about Areas outside the Lighthouse precinct

Lighthouse precinct - Lighthouse Road
This very special and unique part of Australia is a popular place for ceremonies and events. The Lighthouse precinct offers spectacular views to the north and south coasts and to the hinterland.
See detailed information about Lighthouse precinct

Byron Bay Tweed Coast & Northern NSW Beautiful Commitment Reception Venues

All of these venues use the word wedding in their promotion. It would be wise to check if they are same sex positive

Bamboo Restaurant- Santai Resort
Imagine taking your vows in the glow of the sunset over the pacific, caressed by the relaxing sounds of the surf washing up pristine sandy beaches. Casuarina Beach on the newly discovered Tweed Coast northern NSW is a naturally stunning resort village with so much to offer you on your special day.
Location: Casuarina Beach, Tweed Coast NS

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club
We have an extraordinory venue for your wedding, with unspoiled views from the world famous lighthouse to the natural beauty of Julian Rocks, majestic Mt Warning, even passing whales. We believe you will not find a more idyllic venue to conduct your wedding reception.
Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Fig Tree Restaurant
Imagine your marriage ceremony on the famous beaches of Byron Bay, in one of the many historic churches or the area or under a fig tree overlooking Byron Bay. Imagine your reception at the main beach, overlooking Byron Bay, in an award winning restaurant, or a silk-lined marquee. The Fig Tree offers a complete individualised wedding service.
Location: Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

Harvest
Restaurant set in a charming, early 1900´s historic cottage with a cozy fire and elegant tapas bar in the Byron Hinterland. Harvest is available for all kinds of gatherings. Its classic beauty, size and location makes it the perfect venue for many types of events.
Harvest will customize an experience to suit your needs and numbers (Harvest seats up to 80 people).
Location: Newrybar, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

Mantra On Salt
Located on the picturesque waterfront, Mantra on Salt Beach offers the perfect backdrop for your nuptials with amazing scenery, exceptional facilities, delicious menu and expert staff assistance. Take advantage of our beautiful beachfront location and exchange vows on the white sands of Salt Beach offering magnificent photo opportunities or perhaps you would prefer our beautiful ocean front gardens.
Location: Kingscliff Tweed Coast NSW

Midginbil Hill Same Sex Positive
Set in a beautiful subtropical mountain environment with different levels of affordable accommodation for all your guests, Midginbil Hill provides a relaxed, live-in weekend away for both the Bride and Groom, together with family and friends.
Location: Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff
A romantic beach wedding ceremony can take place only a short walk away from the resort on South Kingscliff Beach or a garden ceremony amongst the lush tropical gardens surrounding the resort. Our tropical lagoon offers a beautiful venue for medium sized receptions while the Ballroom is the perfect setting for a grand wedding celebration.
Location: Kingscliff Tweed Coast NSW

SummerHills
SummerHills Retreat offers a stunning Byron Bay hinterland location for your wedding with panoramic views of the NightCap Range Mountains.
Location: Byron Bay via Bangalow, NSW

Temple Byron
Temple Byron is a unique facility comprising of a community hall with wonderfully landscaped grounds and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the hall is set on three acres which border a native Melaleuca forest.
The hall, and a unique Mongolian yurt, support paths of learning that will assist people in their higher vision quest.
Location: Byron Bay, NSW

The Beach
Enjoy the spectacular beach and ocean views from our penthouse as you share your special day with family and friends. Let us help you create the perfect atmosphere. We can also assist with your catering and hire requirements.
Location: Cabarita Beach, NSW

The Villas of Byron
The Villas of Byron are located in beautiful Byron Bay and offers a little bit of Bali without ever having to leave Australia. We realize this time is special and you are assured absolute privacy and freedom.
Location: Byron Bay, NSW

I am a professionally trained and Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant and an Authorized Civil Partnership Notary with over 10 years experience, 700 ceremonies & 350 testimonials. I offer a highly professional service, delivering your ceremony with love, enthusiasm, positive energy, humour, warmth and creativity to create YOUR perfect day.

Where I have same sex positive noted it is to indicate that the venue has let me know that they welcome Commitments & Civil Partnerships for Same Sex Couples or I have performed a Commitment previously for a Same Sex Couple at that venue. Please note if the venue has no label it simply means you would need to check with them as I have no personal knowledge.

I strive to find the beauty and majesty in life, every moment of every day. When we work together, I look to capture your inner essence and guide you to express those qualities in your ceremony. Communicate your dreams to me and together we will bring them to life, capturing them in the magic of ritual.

I care about what you want and will listen to every detail of your ideas and dreams for your special day. If you are not sure what you want, I can provide you with a wealth of ideas and suggestions or even create an original ceremony for you, reflecting who you are as individuals and as a couple. If you come from different cultures or religious traditions I can blend these and incorporate any other special sub-ceremonies.

I provide you with resources and all the information you need and guide you step by step to create your perfect ceremony. Alternatively I can completely create your perfect ceremony for you after consultation.

I have a wealth of experience in public speaking, event management, communication, dramatic performance and direction, creative storytelling and creative writing. I have travelled the world and encountered a vast array of different cultures and traditions and can integrate their special ceremonial styles or elements of their ritual into the ceremony we design together.

Beautiful Gold Coast Wedding Ceremony Venues, Beach, Parks, Gardens & Hinterland

Gold Coast City Council
The Gold Coast offers a wealth of public parklands and beautiful places for beaches weddings and for commitment. How romantic can a beach wedding ceremony be? What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with the sand running between your toes? It’s all true; a beach wedding is beautiful, romantic and picturesque. But beach commitment cermonies have their problems too. Please remember to have an indoor venue arranged as a back up in case of bad weather.
Gold Coast Contact for Public Location Bookings
Booking a Gold Coast City Council Parks for Wedding - Commitment Naming or other ceremonies
Ph (07) 55816 984

Booking Gold Coast Beach Commitments - Application to hold a wedding/commitments on the Gold Coast's beautiful beaches.Beach weddings are approved by Council at no cost to the applicant on a non exclusive basis for a simple ceremony only and the party is to be limited to a maximum of 50 people. This will ensure the ceremony has minimal impact on the environment and passive recreational beach users. The beach is for the use and enjoyment of all and public access must not be restricted in any way. It is therefore, not appropriate for people considering a large formal wedding. There is no cost to be married on Gold Coast beaches.

If you are planning to say "I do" on the golden sands of the City, you must obtain Council's approval. Please complete the Beach Wedding Application Form

Please forward this completed application form to the Chief Lifeguard, PO Box 5042, GCMC, QLD, 9729 or email gcccmail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au If you have any further queries please contact the Lifeguard Administration Officer on (07) 5581 6172

Gold Coast Beach Commitment - application to hold a commitment on the Gold Coast's beautiful beaches

Booking Form National Parks

Scenic Rim Regional Council – Beaudesert Parks

Outdoor weddings - some points to keep in mind

Emergency Commitment Kit For Commitment
Have an outdoor pack containing bottled water, insect repellent, sunscreen, band aids and antiseptic cream, several strong umbrellas with vents to withstand the wind to hold over you whilst waiting for the brides/grooms to arrive. The umbrellas also serve as an emergency contingency for rain. (It may be a good idea to ask every guest to bring one as well in the invitation) The Maid of Honour/Bestman should have a pretty hanky to pass the brides or grooms if they get emotional.

Gold Coast & Hinterland Beautiful Commitment Ceremony Reception Venues

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards Same Sex Positive
Located in the peaceful Canungra Valley, in the Gold Coast Hinterland, a scenic 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast and 60 minutes from Brisbane, is a boutique vineyard.
Location: Canungra Valley, QLD

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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Same Sex Positive
Nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland, 3,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of lush subtropical rainforest breathtaking mountain scenery and spectacular sunsets await you.
Location: Lamington National Park Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD

Braeside Chapel & Gardens Same Sex Positive
A wedding ceremony in Braeside’s timber Chapel captures the nostalgia and simplicity of a country wedding, and offers photographic opportunities of a bygone era.
Location: 251 Gooding Dr Merrimac Gold Coast QLD

Boomerang Farm Same Sex Positive
Get Hitched at the Boomerang Farm.
Location: Mudgeeraba Gold Coast, QLD

Albert River Wines Same Sex Positive
Whatever the style of your wedding, both you and your guests will appreciate being able to enjoy your ceremony, photography location, and reception all at one superb venue
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Arundel Hills Country Club

Your Wedding Day. It's not a dream‚ It's a reality at Arundel Hills Country Club. Congratulations and welcome to Arundel Hills Country Club.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Avalon Wedding Gardens
For a sensational wedding ceremony a look at the quality and uniqueness of Avalon Wedding Gardens is a must. You have a choice of three different settings: The Wedding Temple, The Rose Garden and Nature.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Balloon Down Under
A balloon wedding or commitment ceremony is something really special and we have a lot of experience at making it the perfect day to remember. Balloon Down Under can tailor the event according to your wishes. Yours can be a traditional style or casual wedding or something different. The balloon is exclusively yours.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Binna Burra Lodge
Nestled high in the Gold Coast Hinterland within the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for love, excitement and celebration. Your wedding guests will be swept away by the natural beauty of unspoiled Australian bush and rainforest and the breathtaking views of the Gold Coast and Numinbah Valley.
Location: Numinbah Valley Gold Coast Hinterland

Bond University
The striking Bond University campus – complete with its sandstone arches, lakeside setting and landscaped grounds – makes for an unforgettable wedding venue.

Braeside Chapel
A wedding ceremony in Braeside’s timber Chapel captures the nostalgia and simplicity of a country wedding, and offers photographic opportunities of a bygone era.
Location: 251 Gooding Dr Merrimac Gold Coast QLD

Cafe Catalina
If you’re looking for somewhere unique and spectacular to have your big day, look no further than Café Catalina. We pride ourselves on our one-of-a-kind position, fabulous fresh cuisine and warm professional service to make your big day the most special day. Enjoy waterfront dining just metres from the magnificent Broadwater with a million-dollar fit-out to match the stunning views – as a wedding venue or wedding reception venue here on the Gold Coast, it’s a wonderful spot.
Location: Broadwater Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

Conrad Jupiters
Whether it's a 21st birthday celebration, a wedding or other celebration, we will make your event memorable and outstanding. Location: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club
Surrounded by towering trees, lush green gardens and waterways, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club is an idyllic setting for your special day. A range of well-appointed venues which suit small, intimate gatherings to lavish gala affairs. There are acres of picture perfect settings, river and rainforest views and the gardens.
Location: Tweed Heads South, NSW

Coolibah Downs Weddings Same Sex Positive
Coolibah Downs is set in flowering lush gardens and picturesque views Coolibah Downs is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Our traditional old-style chapel has two water fountains, providing the perfect back-drop for the bride and groom. Location: Nerang, Gold Coast, QLD

Crowne Plaza Chapel Same Sex Positive
Fragrant flowers and tropical palms surround the quaint wedding chapel at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Same Sex Positive
Is a unique wedding venue with natural rainforest and lush bushland settings situated amongst running creeks and waterfalls. From intimate hideaways to wild theming options, you can create a unique wedding event to suit your personality and budget.
Location: Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD

Dreamworld
Dreamworld plans your dream wedding day with careful preparation, thoughtful touches and attention to detail. Professional, multi award-winning venue, Dreamworld offers you glamourous settings for a memorable wedding. From your ceremony and photo-shoot to your reception, we ensure a unique, once in a lifetime event.
Location: Coomera, Gold Coast, QLD

Eco-Studio Fellini Same Sex Positive

Elephant Rock Cafe
Overlook Currumbin Beach - Winter whale watching, dolphins playing, waves crashing on Elephant Rock and the moon rising out of the Pacific Ocean with you gazing over the beach from a covered pavilion. Wedding Packages
Location: Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

Evergreens Restaurant
In the evening Evergreen’s Restaurant is open for Private Functions for 30 people or more for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Product Launches and they specialise in Weddings. There is no room hire charge for the use of the restaurant and the event has private use of the premises.
Location: Bundall, Gold Coast, QLD

The Colonial Golf Course
At The Colonial Golf Course our beautiful hinterland views, surrounding lakes and fountain backdrop make a harmonious and romantic setting for your special day.
Location: Robina, Gold Coast, QLD

The Glades
We boast state of the art facilities, indoor and outdoor reception venues, modern restaurant and Day Spa, all nestled amongst the grounds of the Gold Coast's number one Golf Resort.
Location: Robina, Gold Coast, QLD

Imagine Cruises - Same Sex Positive
Can you imagine a more stunning venue for your wedding reception than aboard a luxury 5 star cruiser on the Gold Coast Broadwater? Imagine a forever changing scenic backdrop on your wedding day! Start the celebrations by taking in the beautiful landscape of the Broadwater, then toast your future happiness while marveling at the luminous lights of the Surfers Paradise sky-line at night!
Location: Marina Mirage Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

Rainbow Pride Celebrant Marilyn Verschuure conducted Penny & Angela's Commitment on Broadbeach and they had their reception at the Kurrawa Surf Club

Kurrawa Surf Club Broadbeach Same Sex Positive
As a multi-award winning venue, they strive to maintain the excellent standards they work so hard to achieve. For those guests who visit for the first time, they are immediately overwhelmed by the breathtaking view of the gorgeous blue ocean at the back door of the Club, the food, superb in its simplicity and the staff, friendly and professional.
Location: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Q
LD

L’Esprit On The Water
L’Esprit On The Water boast stunning water views and comes with it's own marina for those wanting to arrive by private boat.
Location: Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

Links Hope Island
Links Hope Island boasts remarkable variety and value when it comes to planning your special day.
Ph: 07 5530 9027
Location: Hope Island, Gold Coast, QLD

Mantra Sun City
Mantra Sun City offers a unique setting for a Gold Coast wedding, commitment or exchange of wedding vows. Arrive by Ferrari or even a horse drawn carriage and enjoy the warmth and vibrancy of the destination.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Marriott Same Sex Positive
Whether you dream of hosting a grand formal evening or a small intimate gathering, choosing the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa means you can indulge in 5-star hospitality in a warm and relaxed atmosphere - the perfect backdrop to an elegant wedding day surrounded by family and friends.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Oskars on Burleigh
By day the waves rolling in below you are almost close enough to throw out a line. As the sun sets, the moon rises over the ocean and the lights of the Surfers Paradise skyline command your attention.
Location: Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD

Parklands Gold Coast
Our professional and attentive staff will ensure the very best service that the Gold Coast has to offer.
Location: Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

Palazzo Versace
Palazzo Versace offers the finest Gold Coast hotel and resort accommodation. Holiday in 5 star style with the first Versace hotel, Australia. Wedding Packages.
Location: Southport, Main Beach Gold Coast, QLD

QEvents
For the highest enclosed vantage point on the Gold Coast, look no further than the Skylight Room on Level 78 of the iconic Q1 tower. The Skylight Room boasts amazing views of the entire Gold Coast.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Radisson Gold Coast Hotel
Radisson Resort Gold Coast provides an idyllic backdrop with a range of stunning venues to suit all styles of Gold Coast wedding celebrations, from exchanging vows in our garden gazebo to celebrating with those closest to you in one of our modern reception venues. T: 61 7 5555 7723
Location: Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD

Robina Woods Golf Course St Andrews Chapel
A landmark historic Queensland Church built in 1883 from pit sawn timber.  This church has been lovingly restored and relocated from Loganlea to Robina Woods Golf Course within beautiful tropical gardens.
Location: Robina, Gold Coast, QLD

Ruffles Lodge & Spa
Marry Me Marilyn is a Preferred Supplier for Ruffles.
For those young lovers looking to entwine their lives together in marriage, our newly designed matrimonial observation deck offers majestic views of the coastal flats below whilst comfortably seating all your guests to soak in the ambient surrounds.
Location: Willow Vale, Gold Coast, QLD

Sofitel Gold Coast
Sofitel Gold Coast provides special care and a personal touch to ensure your wedding is everything you dreamed of.
07 5570 0370
Location: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Southport Yacht Club
Southport Yacht Club's private and award winning Marina provides a spectacular and romantic setting for your Wedding Reception.
Location: Southport, Gold Coast, QLD

The Sheraton Mirage Resort
Overlooking the lagoons, the Mirage Grand Terrace is superb for cocktail receptions, fashion shows, and true breakouts. Our Lagoon Room is a beautifully appointed smaller meeting or banquet facility with split-room capability. Overlooking tropical gardens, lagoons, and water features, the Boardroom is the ideal venue for intimate conferences, meetings and private dinners, accommodating up to 20 guests. Rolls Room is ideal for special events, parties, or small meetings with a difference.
Location: Southport, Main Beach Gold Coast, QLD

Sea World Gold Coast Australia
Sea World has a variety of reception venues which cater for the most intimate to the largest of Weddings. The Broadwater Room overlooks the majestic beauty of the Gold Coast Broadwater, while the Paradise Room has spectacular views of the Sea World Ski Lake. Location: Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

Tall Ship Cruises - Mclarens Landing Resort
Tall Ship Cruises - Island Weddings on Mclarens Landing Resort. Romantic. Magical. Exclusive. Leave reality behind as you step aboard one of our luxury vessels.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Temple Lounge Bar Same Sex Positive
Located on the water at Tiki Village is a unique venue to celebrate any special occasion. A birthday, social club, formal dinner.
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

The Beach Shack
You can choose to have an intimate gathering in our upstairs section or for a larger party why not hire the restaurant.
Location: Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD

Warner Bros Movie World
The magic of Warner Bros. Movie World will transform your wedding into a celebration of celebrations. From the moment you walk the red carpet and pass under the Grand Archway to the Fountain of Fame where many Hollywood stars have passed before you. Warner Bros. Movie World’s award winning specialty venues include Rick’s Café Americain, themed on the movie Casablanca, or the grandeur of Hollywood in Rick’s Dining Room.
Location: Helensvale, Gold Coast, QLD

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast Same Sex Positive
Vibe Gold Coast is the ideal venue for your day with a stunning riverside setting. 07 5539 0444
Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

The Villa
Gold Coast's award winning wedding venue offers a personalised wedding service that will tailor packages to suit.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Gold Coast Hinterland - Mount Tamborine, Springbrook & Lamington National Park Parks & Gardens for Beautiful Commitment Ceremony Venues

Queensland Department of Environment & Resource Management - National Parks, Marine Parks & Forests

Scenic Rim Regional Council
The Scenic Rim region contains more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, including national parks and council controlled parks. The region also contains two dams: Lake Moogerah and Lake Maroon.

The Bearded Dragon
There could be few more idyllic settings than the Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel. The spectacular Tamborine Mountain is the perfect backdrop with sweeping views, unbridled sunsets and a friendly atmosphere; it is a truly unique and lovely setting for the celebration of your most special day together.
Location: Foothills of Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Bungunyah Manor Resort
Bungunyah Manor Resort is full of character and steeped in tradition since 1882. Whether you choose a Gazebo wedding or opt for a magnificant ceremony around the Grand Staircase in the Manor House - you and your guests will be charmed by Bungunyah's unique ambience.
Location: Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Cedar Creek Lodges Same Sex Positive
Set amongst 320 acres of natural rainforest and bushland nestled on the banks of Cedar Creek, we provide a story book setting for your Wedding Day.
Location: Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Cedar Creek Winery
Your wedding day is one of your most unforgettable memories. The Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery.]
Location: North Tamborine, QLD

The Heritage Same Sex Positive
Perched high on a hillside of magical Tamborine Mountain the Heritage enjoys sweeping views over the hinterland and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Heritage was formerly the Infant Saviour Catholic Church, Burleigh Heads, and saved from demolition, it has now been restored to create a destination of unsurpassed old world elegance.
Location: Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens is a fully licensed Restaurant and Garden Wedding Venue, specialising in private and intimate weddings and surrounded by one perfect acre of manicured gardens, next to the rainforest.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa
Ruffles Lodge the most sought after venue for intimate boutique weddings or for celebrations with up to 60 guests. There are several places in the three acres of manicured gardens to have your ceremony including beside our infinity pool, garden or pool gazebos.
Location: Willow Vale, Gold Coast, QLD

Pethers Rainforest Retreat
Relish the exquisite sense of calm in romantic, Asian-inspired surroundings. Gaze out over the tops of the trees while relaxing in your designer tree house. Explore the five hectares of privately owned pristine rainforest.
Location: North Tamborine Tamborine Mountain, QLD


Sarabah Estate Vineyard & Winery

Sarabah Estate, located at the foothills of Lamington National Park, provides a backdrop of vines, hills, picturesque dams, and an abundance of nature for your photographic diary.
Location: Sarabah Via Canungra, QLD

Rosewood
Rosewood is the perfect Country Holiday Retreat a unique historic homestead on the Lamington National Plateau
Location: Beechmont, QLD

Songbirds In The Forest
Songbirds is the perfect place to have your wedding or special function, with the award winning restaurant seating up to 100 people and packages including superb food and wine menus. It is a truly unique place to have your special day in the stunning rainforest.
Location: North Tamborine, Gold Coast, QLD

Springbrook Mountain Manor
Ceremony, Photographs, Reception, Accommodation.... all on one magnificent property for your exclusive use.
Relax and enjoy your wedding day in style. Elegant Reception rooms, beautiful gardens, lawns and rainforest. This intimate English Manor house will be a memorable experience for you and your guests. Ph: 07 5533 5344
Location: Springbrook, Gold Coast, QLD

Gold Coast & Hinterland have Beautiful Commitment Ceremony & Reception Venues The Gold Coast is a perfect spot for Commitments in Parks,
Gardens & on the Glorious Beaches

For Weddings - Marry Me Marilyn Venue Gallery

Please note that I provide the venue contacts below for your convenience. I do not personally recommend any of them or accept any monies or have any reciprocal agreements. I do not maintain any exclusive arrangements with any provider whatsoever. I strongly recommended that you personally contact any provider to ascertain their suitability for your needs. Where I have same sex positive it is to indicate that they have expressed that to my couples or to me or I have performed a same-sex ceremony at the venue..

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