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The Best Places To Get Married On The Sunshine Coast

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
Published September 27th 2012
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Your wedding day should be one of the most important and memorable days of your life - so it's only natural that you want it to be perfect. There are a lot of big decisions that will need to be made before any wedding, but perhaps one of the most important is the location. More and more couples are choosing to hold their weddings outdoors and in public locations on the Sunshine Coast and for good reason.

Have your wedding on the Sunshine Coast/picture by
Have your wedding on the Sunshine Coast/picture by

It's no secret that the time leading up to a wedding can be some of the most stressful in your life, so take one less thing off your mind by scrolling through a list of the top recommended locations for weddings on the Coast.

Alexandra Headlands The Bluff
Picture this - A 180 degree view of the ocean from the top of a towering headland with a cool breeze rolling in to chill your nerves. That could be you standing up top Alexandra Headland, especially around The Bluff.

The HMAS Brisbane memorial - just look at that view
The HMAS Brisbane memorial - just look at that view

The peak of the headland is a popular place to get married - don't be surprised if you're scouting the area one weekend and come across a wedding yourself. The HMAS Brisbane memorial is a lovely place, just aboved the grassed area - it's as if it was made for that special day.

Mooloolaba Mooloolaba Spit
Mooloolaba is known worldwide - it's up there with Noosa whenever you mention the words 'Sunshine Coast'. So why not hold a wedding somewhere that will make everyone else utterly jealous? Mooloolaba is a great place to tie the knot, especially down by the Mooloolah River at the spit.

The Mooloolaba Spit at sunrise
The Mooloolaba Spit at sunrise

On a beautiful day out it can get crowded down there with plenty of people enjoying the sun, but that will only add to the atmosphere. I've seen plenty of weddings happen down here and they don't seem to mind the extra 'guests' watching on.

Buddina Point Cartwright Reserve and La Balsa Park
Say "I do" with views to die for at both Point Cartwright and nearby La Balsa Park in Buddina. Both spots are popular with locals and tourists, so why would a wedding be any different?

Looking up to Point Cartwright
Looking up to Point Cartwright

The headland will give you almost 360 degrees from the ocean to the hinterland, while La Balsa Park has a perfect position right by the Mooloolah River. Both have easy access and you won't have to walk too far to the Point if you park in the carpark near the top of the headland.

Looking out over Mooloolah River from La Balsa Park
Looking out over Mooloolah River from La Balsa Park

Tanawha Maroochy Botanical Gardens
To be found in the midsts of 82 hectares of forestry, the Maroochy Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful places you could hope to get married.

Some of the artwork at the Maroochy Botanical Garden/picture from Sunshine Coast Council
Some of the artwork at the Maroochy Botanical Garden/picture from Sunshine Coast Council

The gardens boast plants native to east coast tropical Australia, as well as plenty of rock pools, lagoons, walking tracks, artworks, picnic areas and wildlife.

Cotton Tree - Cotton Tree Park
You can't go wrong with Cotton Tree - it's a popular spot for families and you could start yours here with a beautiful wedding ceremony. The park has plenty of jetties sticking out over the Maroochy River, offering great shots of the river as well as magnificent Mount Coolum in the background setting the scene for your dream wedding.

Pick your own
With the exception of certain parts of Noosa Main Beach, all Sunshine Coast beaches and parks are available for your special day. You have a choice of hundreds of locations in your own backyard - just get out there and search through the suburb you like more, anywhere between the hinterland and the beach, and decided which location takes your fancy.

You won't forget it/picture by adamjonfuller
You won't forget it/picture by adamjonfuller

Noosa Tourism even has its own website dedicated to finding the location of your dreams here. For vital information about hosting a wedding in public check as well as a map detailing more popular spots check out out this page on Sunshine Coast Council's website.
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Why? Make your most memorable day even more so with a beautiful location to tie the knot
Where: Any beach or public park on the Sunshine Coast (Limitations apply on Noosa Main Beach)
Cost: Application for a wedding/formal ceremony with council will set you back $155
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Great list! We attended a wedding at Maleny a few weekends ago, so many beautiful spots to pick. Photos with the Glasshouse Mountains in the back were stunning!
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 3131 days ago
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