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Mt Coot-tha Weddings

We love creating ceremony setups at the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Book your choice of 3 designated wedding lawns, each offering stunning greenery backdrops. The private Palm Tree Lawn is the most popular choice for weddings.

Area 1 – Palm Tree Lawn

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Palm Tree Lawn is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies and post ceremony cocktail hour celebrations. Surrounded by lush greenery providing privacy by nature.

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Pictured our chic wooden arbour with ivory, beige and neutral dried florals. Images by Mario Colli Photography. See more of this neutral toned wedding on our blog.

Palm Tree Lawn wedding decor

Wedding Chairs: When you book a wedding lawn at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, they include 20 chairs (18 guest chairs, 2 signing table chairs) with your booking. So for our Mt Coot-tha couples we customise a ceremony setup package with an arbour, wedding aisle, signing table, additional guest chairs if required and your choice of additional ceremony decor.

Lawn Bookings: You can book your choice of lawn at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens through Brisbane City Council for your exclusive use on the day.

Our white americana wedding chairs blend seamlessly with the chairs provided by Mt Coot-tha.

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Our chic wooden arbour looks stunning at the gorgeous Palm Tree Lawn.

wedding bubbles

For photos like this, add our wedding bubbles. Images Aesthete film photography.

See more of this beautiful day on the full blog post here: Chic Wedding Ceremony Decor at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Pictured here our gold hexagonal wedding arbour for an amazing ceremony performed by Celebrant Jamie Eastgate. Image by V for Vision.

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Mt Coot-tha hexagon wedding arch

Our chic wooden arbour looks stunning at Mt Coot-tha Palm Tree Lawn, pictured here accompanied by our perfectly coordinated Hampton style signing table.

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Pictured below is our chic wooden wedding arbour adorned with a length of draping and fresh florals, fitting perfectly with the lush botanic gardens. Image Eric Wang

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You can add our rose petal cones and fresh rose petal aisle to tailor your setting.

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Garden party & cocktail hour celebrations

Why not make the most of this beautiful ceremony lawn by celebrating with a garden party style cocktail hour after your ceremony. Some of our couples have chosen to forego a sit-down meal at a venue and instead have an all-in-one wedding ceremony and cocktail style reception at the gorgeous and private Palm Tree lawn.

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We can provide our beautifully presented ice filled metal drink tubs and/ or our chic Hampton style bar for your celebratory drinks and our cocktail hour bar tables and stools are always a huge hit!

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We’re seeing more couples making the most of the beautiful Palm Tree Lawn and choosing to have an ‘all in one’ ceremony and reception, with relaxed and enjoyable cocktail style celebrations taking place on the lawn, instead of heading off elsewhere. This ceremony venue works perfectly for this concept.

Wedding at Mt Coot-tha Palm Tree Lawn

While the bamboo backdrop above is a popular choice for the backdrop at Palm Tree Lawn, there is also the option to have the ceremony on the circular paved area.

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Mt Coot-tha wedding Celebrant Cara

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You can view more of this wedding with our chic wooden arbour on our blog here.

Pictured here our white endless love deluxe arbour with white draping and soft pink dried flowers. View the full blog post of this gorgeous soft pink styled wedding here.

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Pictured below our luxurious tall aisle plinths ‘Pure Love’ ceremony decor package.

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Pictured below our rose gold circular arbour with arbour florals in soft pink and burgundy.

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Our white aisle pillars create a simply elegant ceremony backdrop.

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

To complement their deep red wedding palette this couple added a rose petal aisle.

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With Brisbane Wedding Celebrant Jamie Eastgate.

You can upgrade to have our ribbed signing table which looks really beautiful here.

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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.

Please note: As there is no vehicle access to the lawns at Mt Coot-tha, an additional labour time fee will be added to your quote.

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.

Fig Tree Lawn wedding ceremony Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Fig Tree Lawn wedding Mt Coot-tha

Pictured above is our gold hexagonal arbour beside the beautiful grand old fig tree as Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate prepares for the elegant elopement ceremony. Images by The Infinity Collective

Pictured, a morning ceremony with our gold hexagon arbour centered with the tree.

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Small weddings and elopements are also well suited to this lawn, pictured beneath the beautiful fig tree our luxe white circular arbour.

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Our elegant Endless Love Deluxe arbour with white draping and dried florals.

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Our gorgeous gloss curved arch sitting pretty with the Fig Tree in the backdrop.

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A simple setting with additional chairs so all guests could be seated.

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See more of this simply stylish wedding decor at Mt Coot-tha’s Fig Tree Lawn here.

Area 3 – Exotic Rain forest – Lychee Lawn

Just past the other 2 wedding lawns, on a quiet footpath is the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Lychee Lawn, this lawn is surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery.

Mt Coot-tha Lychee Lawn wedding

Pictured here is our gold hexagonal wedding arbour with our burnt orange and peach ombre dried floral arrangement. Our hexagon wedding arbour fits perfectly with the geometric sandstone sculpture in the backdrop.

Mt Coot-tha Lychee Lawn weddings

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Images by Brodie James Photography

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

Lychee Lawn wedding styling Mt Coot-tha

Lychee Lawn wedding decor Mt Coot-tha

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wedding styling Mt Coot-tha

See more of this Lychee Lawn wedding on our blog here. Pictured above our luxe white circular arbour with a dried floral arrangement at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Lychee Lawn. Images Joy Philippe Photography

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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.

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Bandstand wedding Mt Coot-tha Botanic

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Above image by Ben Monavari.  With 40 x guest chairs pictured in the above images, and plenty of space for more, this area comfortably fits and shelters a good number of wedding guests.

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

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Decorating the Mt Coot-tha Bush Chapel can really bring this area to life.

Rose petal wedding aisle

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Bush Chapel Mt Coot-tha wedding

Bush Chapel Mt Coot-tha wedding decoration

Additional images featured on this page by Find + Follow, Samuel Parke 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.