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Mt Coot-tha Weddings

We love creating ceremony setups at the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Choose from a stunning variety of lush greenery backdrops with the 3 designated wedding lawns and a Bush Chapel, which you can book for exclusive use. The Palm Tree Lawn is the most popular choice for weddings for it’s privacy and backdrop.

Area 1 – Palm Tree Lawn (Lawn between the bridges)

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Palm Tree Lawn (the lawn between the bridges) is the most popular choice for weddings, not just because of the ability to have a rain forest style ceremony backdrop, but also because it is the most private area, with neighbouring public footpaths hidden by all the lush greenery.

Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha wedding arbour

Wedding decor Brisbane Botanical Gardens

When you book your wedding lawn at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, they include 20 chairs, so we can customise a ceremony setup package with an arbour, an aisle, a signing and any other decor extra’s you would like to include.

Palm Tree Lawn Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

For this setting, we simply provide our elegant arbour with your choice of styling, our white wedding aisle and our signing table. Our Endless Love Deluxe arbour can be styled with or without draping and with an optional fresh floral arrangement in your choice of colours.

Wedding ceremony set up Mt Coot-tha

White draping can be added to the arbour setting, as a length of softly wrapped draping, or curtain style drapes.

Brisbane wedding decorations

This couple opted to have their guests chairs in a semi circular configuration with our wedding arbour in the middle.

Mt Coot-tha circular wedding ceremony setup

Pictured here is our chic wooden wedding arbour at the Mt coot-tha Palm Tree lawn. This arbour is one of the options within our Endless Love Deluxe ceremony decor collection and fits perfectly with the lush garden surrounds.


This couple upgraded to add a fresh rose petal aisle, red rose arrangements on the wedding arbour and our white wedding easel for their welcome sign.

There is also the option for an intimate or simple wedding ceremony setting as pictured here.

intimate wedding ceremony setting

If you like the style of our ceremony set ups, we would love to hear from you! Check out our packages and pricing and contact us to confirm availability.

Area 2 – Exotic Rain forest – Fig Tree Lawn

The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Fig Tree Lawn features a beautiful old Fig tree providing a stunning backdrop and shade for wedding ceremonies. This area is suited to those with a large number of wedding guests as the lawn is spacious.

Fig Tree Lawn wedding Mt Coot-tha

Area 3 – Exotic Rain forest – Lychee Lawn

Near the other lawns off a quieter path is the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Lychee Lawn, this sloping lawn has footpaths on opposite sides of the lawn and is surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery.

Pictured here is our gold hexagonal arbour with a fresh floral arrangement and fresh flowers in glass bottles on aisle chairs.

hexagonal wedding arbour hire Brisbane

Mt Coot-tha Wedding ceremony setup Lychee Lawn

Our elegant arbour with our white aisle pillars with fresh floral arrangements at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Lychee Lawn.

The Bandstand – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens wet weather option

If you have booked one of Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens designated wedding lawns for your wedding, and the forecast is showing rain this area could potentially be your wet weather option.

Pictured here is a wedding with 52 guest chairs showing the area comfortably fits and shelters a good number of wedding guests.

You can contact the Mt Coot-tha Gardens directly (at the earliest opportunity) and, request permission to relocate your booking to the sheltered bandstand, this is located across the bridge from Lawn 1. Use of this area is entirely at the parks discretion.

Bush Chapel at J.C Slaughter Falls, Mt Coot-tha Reserve

We are particularly fond of the private and somewhat secret Bush Chapel at Mt Coot-tha. This designated site that can be booked through the council. and offers privacy and tranquility.

Well and truly off the beaten track this hidden gem is located just a short walk up a footpath in Mt Coot-tha’s forest. This outdoor chapel offers a woodland setting with log seating.

Pictured here with our Hampton style backdrop and aisle pillars to enhance the surrounding rain forest backdrop.

Bush Chapel wedding Mt Coot-tha

The area has built in log seating and is perfect for weddings and elopements with a small number of guests.

Bush Chapel wedding styling Mt Coot-tha

Simple decorating can really bring this area to life. The wedding below opted for vibrant floral bouquets and a fresh rose petal aisle, then after the ceremony the same flower arrangements made another appearance as centerpieces for the couples relaxed picnic style reception.

Rose petal wedding aisle

Bush Chapel Mt Coot-tha wedding decor

Professional images featured on this page are by Smile Darling Photography  Dreamlife Photography and Still Wild Love.

All designated wedding sites at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha can be booked through Brisbane City Council.

If you like the style of our ceremony set ups, we would love to hear from you! Check out our packages and pricing and contact us to confirm availability.