The City Botanic Gardens are situated between Alice Street and the Brisbane River, at the ends of Edward Street and George Street, Brisbane City. (If you’re new to Brisbane, the King streets run north-west and the Queen Streets run north-east.)
Underneath shady trees, generations of Brisbanites have enjoyed the manicured gardens for walks, picnics, and weddings.
The City Botanic Gardens has nine sites available to hire for weddings in Brisbane City. Sites can be booked through Brisbane City Council for a minimum of two hours. The current price is $177.20 per hour.
This setup, by stylist Miss Weddings, is the site known as Area 2 – the Wedding Lawn.
A Botanic Gardens landscaper tended to the area before the wedding, ensuring the paths were leaf free and the area was immaculate for the wedding.
Parking is available outside the City Botanic Gardens on Alice Street. Meters are available for 3 hour parking. An alternative is to park at the nearby QUT Gardens Point campus car park.
One of the most important points to note if you are planning a wedding in the City Botanic Gardens is to ensure your guests know which area in the gardens to find. Maybe you could include a diagram with the invitation. Just inside the main gate on Alice Street is a map which your guests can refer to – but only if they know the location where they are required to be.
Another important note is to ensure guests don’t accidentally drive to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha. Ensure you specify that your wedding is at the City Botanic Gardens on Alice Street. Although only a 15 minute drive away, there has been many a mix-up when guests don’t realise that there are two different Botanic Gardens in Brisbane.
If you are looking for the Jacaranda trees in the City Botanic Gardens, you will find one at the Edward Street entrance, and another near Parliament House at the George Street entrance. The Jacarandas bloom in Brisbane from September to November, and always make for gorgeous wedding photos.
Contact Cheryl to organise your fuss free wedding at the Botanic Gardens.
Photo by Romana Saeheng