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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 lush rain forest style ceremony backdrop, but also for it’s privacy with nearby footpaths hidden by all the surrounding lush greenery.

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Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha wedding arbour

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When you book your wedding lawn at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, they include 20 chairs (18 guest chairs, 2 signing table chairs), so for our Mt Coot-tha couples we often customise a ceremony setup package with an arbour, wedding aisle, a signing table and any other decor extra’s they would like to include.

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You can view more of this secret garden styled wedding on our blog here.

Pictured below is our gold hexagonal wedding arbour with our white and ivory dried floral arrangement for an amazing ceremony performed by Celebrant Jamie Eastgate. Images by V for Vision.

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Mt Coot-tha Botanic wedding Brisbane

Our elegant arbour can be adorned with your choice of styling, with or without draping and with an optional dried floral arrangement in your choice of colours.

Our chic wooden arbour looks stunning at Mt Coot-tha Palm Tree Lawn.

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Pictured below is our chic wooden wedding arbour at the Mt Coot-tha Palm Tree lawn, adorned with draping. This arbour is an option within our Endless Love Deluxe ceremony decor collection and fits perfectly with the lush garden surrounds.

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

While the bamboo backdrop above is a popular choice for a ceremony backdrop at Palm Tree Lawn, there is also the option to have the ceremony on the circular paved area as pictured below with our ‘Pure Love’ ceremony decor package.

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To compliment their deep red wedding palette, this couple upgraded to add a fresh rose petal wedding aisle.

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With Brisbane Wedding Celebrant Jamie Eastgate captured by Yokos Photography.

As Brisbane’s most experienced wedding ceremony stylists for weddings at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, we know the lawns, inclusions and requirements very well.

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 spacious lawn is well suited to those with a large number of wedding guests.

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Fig Tree Lawn wedding Mt Coot-tha

Pictured above is our gold hexagonal arbour positioned beside the beautiful old tree as Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate prepares for the elegant elopement ceremony.

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This couple eloped so opted for our arbour only option beneath the beautiful tree.

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Elopement Celebrant Jamie Eastgate Images by Still Wild Love 

Pictured here is our stylish curved wedding arch placed centrally to the Fig Tree.

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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.

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Lychee Lawn wedding decor Mt Coot-tha


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Pictured above, our elegant arbour with our white aisle pillars with fresh floral arrangements and pictured below our white circular wedding arch at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Lychee Lawn.


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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.

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

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Simple decorating of the Mt Coot-tha Bush Chapel can really bring this area to life.

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Professional images featured on this page are by Smile Darling Photography  Dreamlife Photography Find + Follow 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.