Park weddings

The Gold Coast has an amazing selection of parks to celebrate your wonderful occasion, with magnificent ocean views or beautiful gardens providing the perfect backdrop. Some of our parks suitable for wedding ceremonies also have rotundas and seating. The picturesque gardens, waterways and beaches nearby are the ideal canvas for your wedding photos.

A stunning location is the heritage-listed St Margaret's Chapel set within the beautiful grounds at HOTA Parklands

Search our Park Finder (use the keyword, ‘wedding’ in the search bar) to browse parks recommended for weddings.

How to apply

We know how important your wedding day is and booking a nominated park is the best way to ensure no other weddings are taking place at the same time.

Your wedding day is often the biggest celebration in your life so please secure your date early.

Once your booking is approved, we will not book any other ceremonies or large group bookings that coincide with your wedding. For more information about booking a park wedding see the frequently asked questions section below.

Please read our terms and conditions before completing the application form.

Park use – terms and conditions(PDF, 154KB)


Booking fees are non-refundable.

Park wedding ceremony: $119
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens wedding ceremony: $306
St Margaret's Chapel: $500

To submit an application for your special day, complete our online booking form below. Fees apply once your booking has been confirmed.

Submit online form

Broadwater Parklands

If your booking relates to Broadwater Parklands, use our separate form below to book this park. Broadwater Parklands offer exclusive use areas (fees apply).

Please read the Broadwater Parklands terms and conditions carefully before booking a space within the parklands.

Submit online form

Frequently asked questions

Maximum length of booking

All bookings are in two-hour increments only. Please do not set up the area earlier than your booking time, as there may be another wedding before yours.

Use of music

Acoustic and amplified music is fine, but please respect local park users and nearby residents by keeping music to a suitable volume.

Alcohol consumption

The consumption of alcohol in a public park is not permitted under State Government legislation.


You may bring your own wedding set-up including carpeted aisle, archway, flags and/or a signing table. Chairs are limited to 20 in respect to other park users. You can erect a 3-metre x 3-metre pop-up marquee, however, please do not place pegs in the grass.

Vehicle access

Vehicle access is not permitted, and park gates will not be unlocked under any circumstance for private events. All parks recommended for weddings have nearby roads / parking spaces so only a short walk to the aisle is required.

Confetti and rice

We ask that the confetti be biodegradable. You can also use loose rose petals and/or bubbles. Rice is prohibited as it attracts wildlife.

Bad weather

We strongly suggest you have a Plan B in place in case of rain or storms. We have several venues that have a small undercover area that would accommodate a small wedding however, the undercover area cannot be booked exclusively. These parks are Laguna Park, Cascade Gardens and Harley Park.

Cancel/change a date

Please contact us as soon as possible on 07 5667 5972 in the event of a cancellation/change of date. This way we can free the booking time and make it available to another couple.

Events occurring at the same time

We are not responsible for advising you of any other events that may be held in and around the Gold Coast on your wedding day. We will of course refuse any bookings for the park that coincide with your wedding. There are certain events, however, over which we have no direct control.

Fencing off booked area

The Crown Land (Reserves) Act does not allow for exclusive use of the park or for an area to be physically cordoned off from the public.

Electrical power supply

There is no provision for electrical power in the parks. You will need to make alternative arrangements if you require a public address system (PA). Please note: no amplification over 72 decibels is allowed in Gold Coast parks.

Park appearance

We keep our parks and gardens tidy on a routine maintenance program. We cannot provide special mowing or servicing of the area before your ceremony. We cannot control leaf or other debris from people using the area before your ceremony. Under no circumstances will we issue park gate keys or unlock gates for private functions such as weddings.

Beach weddings

If you are considering having your ceremony on a Gold Coast surf beach, you will need to apply for a Beach wedding permit.

For flat water beaches, please book adjacent parkland (e.g. Tallebudgera Creek book Tallebudgera Creek Park).

St Margaret's Chapel

Located at HOTA Parklands, St Margaret’s Chapel is non-denominational and can be booked for weddings, christenings, and church services.

The chapel seats 50 people comfortably with enough standing space for 10 guests. St Margaret’s Chapel can be booked in 2 hour increments only.

To book please select ‘HOTA Parklands – St Margaret's Chapel’ from the drop-down menu on the booking form.