Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0437 713 575

Phone 0437713575

You can hold your ceremony at your home, a friend’s home, a wedding venue, a chapel, park, beach, rainforest, on a boat or an island, at a theme park or in a hot air balloon.

married couple kissing on stairs at Cloudland in Fortitude Valley

A recent wedding at Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, Queensland - an amazing venue.


Overlooking the Scenic Rim hinterland, this spot is just made for wedding ceremonies and is close to some of the best wedding reception venues in south east Queensland

One of the best Tamborine Mountain lookouts and wedding areas

The Knoll, Mount Tamborine

wedding ceremony at The Knoll, Mount Tamborine

Parks and beaches

Most local councils now charge a fee to hold your wedding in a local park or on a beach. There are some amazing locations for your ceremony.  Councils often have restrictions in the number of guests and the activities you can include. Some parks and beaches have wet weather options close by such as a rotunda or beach shelter but many don’t. When marrying outside, a back up plan in case of bad weather is very important. You can browse some of the local council websites in Queensland and northern New South Wales for spots to hold your ceremony. Some parks are in National Parks and you need to obtain a permit direct from the National park authority in the relevant State.

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Queensland and Northern New South Wales wedding parks, beaches and lookouts:

Currumbin Beach, Miami Beach, South Nobby Beach, Mick Shamburg Park, Cascade Gardens, The Pass Byron Bay, Belongil Beach, Wategos Beach, Underwood Park Brisbane, Bribie Island, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Mount Tamborine Botanic Gardens, Laguna Park, Rosser Park (Gold Coast Botanic Gardens), Burleigh Heads (headland and beach), Greenmount, Froggy’s Beach Coolangatta, Kingscliff, Hastings Point, Suttons Beach Redcliffe, Moora Park Shorncliff, Marine Parade Labrador, Broadbeach, The Spit, Springbrook National Park, Mt Cougal National Park, Currumbin Rockpools, The Knoll Tamborine Mountain, Kangaroo Point cliffs, Orleigh Park West End, Captain Burke Park Kangaroo Point, South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane, New Farm Park, Roma Street Parklands, Paradise Point Gold Coast, Forestglen Park Logan, Cedar Creek Falls, Southern Skies Park Reedy Creek, Syd Duncan Park Lower Beechmont, Lancaster Park Logan, Riverdale Park Logan, Chris Cunningham Park Tweed Heads, Newstead Park Brisbane, New Farm Park, Evandale Park Gold Coast, Warrie National Park Springbrook, Pat Fagan Park, Guyatt Park St Lucia, Mowbray Park, The Jetty Park Bribie Island, IndigiScapes Redlands, Kamarun Lookout Cainbable, Purlingbrook Falls Lookout Springbrook, Camp Mountain Lookout Mt Nebo, Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Queens Park Ipswich, Captain Cook Lookout border Queensland and New South Wales…

Wedding chapels

There are many non-denominational chapels in south east Queensland. Some venues also have beautiful grounds for weddings, with the chapel as a back up option in bad weather.

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Wedding chapels:

St Margaret’s Chapel The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Braeside Chapel Gold Coast, Albert River Wines Chapel, O’Reilly’s Chapel, Beenleigh Historical Village, Broadway Chapel, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Chapel, Tiffany’s Wedding Chapel Maleny, Macarthur Park Wedding Chapel, Latrobe Chapel, Darling Street Chapel Ipswich, Caboolture Historical Village Chapel, Henzell’s Chapel, Petrie Historical Village Chapel, Kholo Gardens Chapel, Historic Rivermill Chapel Mt Nathan, The Gold Coast Floating Chapel, The Old Church Mount Tamborine, Pioneer Wedding Chapel Tingalpa, St Andrews Chapel Palmer Gold Coast, Woodlands Lakeside Chapel Cobaki Lakes, Sirromet Winery Vineyard Chapel, Coolibah Downs Chapel Nerang, Crowne Plaza Chapel Surfers Paradise, Royal Pines Resort Chapel, Palmer Avica Wedding Chapel Merrimac, Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort Chapel…

Theme parks and other interesting places

Theme parks can be used for weddings, along with other venues such as the Haunted House or Draculas on the Gold Coast. These can add an interesting twist to your wedding and your photos.

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Theme parks and quirky wedding venues:

Sea World, Dreamworld, Draculas, Haunted House Surfers Paradise, Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, Crystal Castle Mullumbimby, Woodford Folk Festival, Sunshine Castle Bli Bli, Castle Rumble Waterford, Coomera Houseboats, Kookaburra River Queens Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse, BrisVegas Cruises, Peace Pagoda South Bank, Imagine Cruises Gold Coast, Witches Falls Cottages Tamborine Mountain, The Mouses House Springbrook…

Wedding venues - wedding gardens, hotels, golf clubs...

With dedicated wedding venues, you often have a range of packages to choose from and an events co-ordinator who is experienced in weddings. There are a huge range of options to choose from.

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Tamborine Wedding Gardens Resort, Historic Rivermill Mt Nathan, Coolibah Downs Nerang, Riverside Receptions New Farm, Polly’s Country Kitchen Neranwood, The Boomerang Farm Mudgeeraba, Always Loved Wedding Gardens Boonah, Bartons Rose Farm Kalbar, Joncia Gardens Logan Reserve, Cedar Creek Lodges Mount Tamborine, O’Reilly’s Vineyards Canungra, Sarabah Estate Canungra, Walkabout Creek The Gap, Glengariff Estate Dayboro, Amore Gardens Currumbin Valley, Royal on the Park Brisbane, Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, Oxley Golf Club, Redland Bay Golf Club, Palmer Colonial Golf Club Robina, Twin Waters Golf Club, Twin Waters Resort, Burleigh Heads Surf Club, Bangalow Guest House, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Peppers Ruffles Lodge Willowvale, Sheraton Mirage Main Beach, Silk Pavilions Mt Burrell, North Shore Cafe Hamilton, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Mt Barney Lodge, Southport Yacht Club, Hilltop on Tamborine, Arundel Hills County Club, Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine, Springbrook Mountain Manor, Mango Hill Farm, Eagle Heights Mountain Resort Mount Tamborine, Sirromet Winery, Cherbon Waters Burbank, Cloudland Fortitude Valley…

Halls, homes, farms and DIY venues

You can hold your wedding at home, or a luxury home rented for that purpose, a farm or a hall can be a challenge but gives the opportunity to have fun with DIY and also involve friends and families in decorating, catering and helping to organise your wedding.

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Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Kohinur Hall North Arm Mullumbimby, Springbrook Community Hall, The Panorama Tallai, PCYC Bornhoffen Natural Bridge Numinbah, Opulence Mansion Tallai, Lightspace Fortitude Valley, Mt Sampson Hall, Junction View Hall, Currumbin Community Farm Currumbin Creek, Boomerang Farm, Wings Hinterland Retreat...

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