Wedding ceremonies

If you would like to host your wedding ceremony on public land in the Moreton Bay region, you will need to apply for a wedding ceremony approval. Council regulates these activities to make sure they are carried out safely and are considerate to residents and other park visitors.

A designated wedding ceremony location can be booked for a maximum of three hours. You need to submit your application and all supporting documentation at least 30 business days before the ceremony. 

If you wish to host your wedding at a non-designated site, conduct other wedding activities in addition to the ceremony or you require a booking longer than three hours you will need to apply through the all other locations process below.

To proceed with a wedding ceremony application, first check if the location is a designated wedding location. Once you have determined this,  follow the relevant process below. 

Designated wedding location

Step 1.Choose a location

Choose from our designated wedding locations.

Step 2.Complete a risk management plan

Complete a risk management plan using the risk management plan template(DOCX, 927KB).

Step 3.Take out public liability insurance

Evidence of a current public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 should be provided with your application. The insurance policy must be in the same name as the applicant.

Step 4.Review conditions

Review and understand the Events and filming conditions(PDF, 487KB). Specific conditions may be added after your application has been assessed.

Step 5.Review the fees and charges

Once we have confirmed your location availability, you will need to pay an application fee of T1211. This is in accordance with Council's fees and charges. Council will contact you for payment.

Step 6.Complete an application 

Download and complete the Events (wedding section) application(PDF, 832KB) and submit:

The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, such as an individual, company, incorporated body, unincorporated body, partnership, body corporate or trustee.

All other locations

Step 1.Prepare a site plan

We recommend using an aerial photograph of your event site (available through Google Maps) to prepare your site plan.

Your site plan should address all aspects of your wedding, including:

  • location, parking and toilet facilities, including toilets with disability access
  • location and type of all structures for example, arbour, chairs, signing table
  • location and size of generators and electrical cables.

Step 2.Complete a risk management plan

Complete a risk management plan using the risk management plan template(DOCX, 927KB).

Step 3.Take out public liability insurance

Evidence of a current public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 should be provided with your application. The insurance policy must be in the same name as the applicant.

Step 4.Review conditions

Review and understand the Events and filming conditions(PDF, 487KB). Specific conditions may be added after your application has been assessed. 

Step 5.Complete an application 

Download and complete the Events (wedding section) application(PDF, 832KB) and submit:

The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, such as an individual, company, incorporated body, unincorporated body, partnership, body corporate or trustee

About hosting your wedding on public land

  • Special mowing or additional servicing of the area is not provided. Council maintains its parks and gardens on a routine maintenance schedule.
  • To ensure safety of the general public and to avoid potential damage to the park surfaces, no vehicles may drive or park on grassed areas. All vehicles onsite must be parked lawfully.
  • Electricity access is not provided.
  • For environmental purposes the throwing of confetti, rice and any other similar material is not permitted. Rose petals and bubbles are permitted.
  • A portable PA system may be used; however please take into consideration the volume and the type of music played.
  • The insertion of stakes or pegs into the park surface is not permitted. Stand up umbrellas, wedding arches and chairs are permitted, and a "red carpet" may be laid down. All temporary structures must be self-supporting and weighted down.
  • Fireworks are not permitted.
  • Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed in public parks in accordance with Queensland State Law
  • Pathways and walkways must not be obstructed to ensure the safe passage of the general public during the ceremony.
  • The park must be left in a clean and tidy condition and any waste taken off site at the conclusion of your ceremony.
  • Please note parks are public places and a permit will not guarantee exclusive use of the park.