The Gold Coast is renowned for it’s beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and tropical climate, so it’s no surprise why the Gold Coast attracts so many visitors and tourists each and every year. The Gold Coast also a popular destination wedding location, a great place for weddings, elopements and commitment ceremonies.
We’ve found the top 10 Gold Coast beach-side and park wedding ceremony venues, each representing the best of the Gold Coast for a truly memorable experience:
Marine Parade, Southport
Newly developed, Broadwater Parklands has become quite a popular place for weddings and it’s easy to see why! This stunning park has several location options within its 3.2 kilometers of picturesque waterfront landscapes, including ‘The Rooftop’, ‘The Pier’ and the romantic ‘Pandanus Point’. Say “I do” with sweeping aspects and gorgeous views out to the Broadwater, rolling green lawns and the Surfers Paradise backdrop.
- Waterfront Views
- 100 meter-long pier
- Boat Ramp
Sea World Drive, The Spit
Located on a quiet green lawn with leafy tree backgrounds and a beautiful lagoon in the middle, Philip Park is another unique park wedding ceremony location. Hidden away to the left of Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, you are only steps away from the Main Beach foreshores. The best of both worlds, this hidden garden by the sea is the perfect beautiful seclusion.
- Secluded Lawn
- Canal Lagoon
- 20 metres to the Beach
Rosser Park (Gold Coast Botanical Gardens)
230 Ashmore Road, Benowa
Rosser Park (also known as Gold Coast Botanical Gardens) is set on 31 hectares and just a 10-minute drive from central Surfers Paradise. These picturesque Gardens provide the perfect place for a wedding ceremony among the wonders of nature. The central lake and boardwalk along with the beautiful plants and bright flowers create an amazing backdrop and endless photo opportunities. A small undercover ceremony option is located in the Sensory Garden, a great backup for a rainy day!
- Lake with Deck
- Manicured Gardens
Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens
Forsythia Drive, Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens combine a colourful and diverse range of exotic and native flora. The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights. A short drive through the hinterland of the Gold Coast’s west, you will be nearby the wineries, scenic lookouts and enjoy the experience of the lush rainforest scents.
- Rainforest background
- Lake with bridge
- Manicured Lawn
John Laws Park
The Esplanade, Burleigh Headlands
John Laws Park offers one of the most magical views anywhere in the world! A stunning park right atop Burleigh Headland, there are views all the way to Surfers Paradise as you look over the Pacific Ocean. Many marriage proposals have taken place atop this hill, as well as the park being very popular for wedding ceremonies. If you’ve imagined being married on top a hill and being surrounded by unsurpassed beauty, John Laws Park is truly an ideal location.
- Scenic Lookout to Surfers Paradise
- Hill overlooking Beach
- Tropical Feel
730 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
Cascade Gardens is a peaceful sanctuary and its riverside location gives the park a relaxed feel. Featuring a lovely rotunda (gazebo), Cascade Gardens has proved popular for traditional weddings and ceremonies. Cascade Gardens also features serene rainforest walks, traces of aboriginal culture and an enclosed sanctuary for water birds. Located in Broadbeach, Cascade Gardens is a 3-minute drive to the beach.
- Rotunda (purpose-built gazebo)
- River background
- Boat Ramp
Pat Fagan Park
Marine Parade, Coolangatta
This beautiful beachside park has views all the way to Surfers Paradise, and is located on a stunning hill top park. Pat Fagan Park is one of the more private locations for your beachside ceremony and features a great drive up car park and walkway for the arriving bride, making Pat Fagan Park a very popular wedding ceremony location. With the gorgeous backdrop and the beautiful Coolangatta beach is just steps away, the landing is simply stunning to say “I do”.
- Scenic Outlook to Surfers Paradise
- Hill overlooking Beach
- Intimate Landing
Len Wort Park / Kropp Park
29A Teemangum Street / Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Len Wort park and Kropp Park are ideal beachside wedding ceremony locations and one of the Gold Coast’s favourites, known as a quiet hidden gem! Adjacent to each other, both Len Wort Park and Kropp Park are also around the corner from some beautiful wedding venues on the Gold Coast, perfect for wedding photos. With the crashing waves of Flat Rock Beach in the background, green lawn and established trees, you can turn this into your dream location. Note: Airplanes may fly overhead.
- Beachside Location
- Quiet from passers-by
- Leafy tree backdrop
Macintosh Island Park
Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
This is a great park in the middle of Surfers Paradise, a central location to many hotel receptions. An oasis in the midst of high rises, this park is a sanctuary for many and just a stroll away from the beach. Macintosh Island park offers many options for your gathering, with large trees providing excellent shade options. The cascading stream running through the park is home to several birds, and gives a tranquil atmosphere. During every October, it’s best to find an alternative park as Macintosh Island is home to the Gold Coast 600 racing car event each year.
- Waterfalls and Running Creeks
- Short Stroll to the Beach
- Central Location
Don’t forget to book the park online to prevent a clash of wedding on your special day, and read the rules and regulations here: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/park-bookings-24312.html