Top Brisbane Wedding Photo Locations
Updated 15th August, 2023
If you are searching for the perfect location for your wedding day, here few Brisbane wedding photography location ideas to consider for your big day.
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Originally built in 1927 and developed from a decommissioned power station, the Brisbane Powerhouse is an arts and cultural hub offering an array of performing arts, visual arts, festivals, and free community events. For this reason and its historic architecture, the Brisbane Powerhouse is popular among contemporary and modern couples for their wedding photos. As the Powerhouse exists today as a modern entertainment hub, couples must keep in mind that cultural activities and free community events may be taking place on location on the day of your wedding. The Brisbane Powerhouse is across the road from New Farm Park, so couples could plan a ceremony at the park and head across to the Powerhouse for their wedding photoshoot.
Cross the Story Bridge to Kangaroo Point, a formation of ancient lava cliffs. Not only is this a place of beauty, Brisbane wedding photographers capture dramatic images when the sun is setting and the lights of the soaring Brisbane business district twinkle in the background. Bridal couples seem to float on water as they are photographed with river, sky, and city in the background.
Brisbane City Hall
At Ann Street in the heart of Brisbane is City Hall, where you can find the Museum of Brisbane. The towering pillars of its classical portico make a stunning yet traditional backdrop for wedding photographs.
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Eagle Farm Racecourse is located in Ascot, just 20 minutes from Brisbane and is the perfect venue to host your wedding ceremony and reception. The Brisbane Racing Club describes the venue as “a blend of unique character and old-world charm in a romantic setting,” and we couldn’t agree more. It boasts quite an exciting history with multiple function rooms for wedding ceremonies and many places to take some beautifully picturesque wedding portraits. Eagle Farm Racecourse is a place we love!
Since the Brisbane River winds its way through the heart of the city, no bridal couple is too far away from the famous Eagle Street Pier and Story Bridge Backdrop.
University of Queensland UQ
Set amongst spectacular gardens & picturesque sandstone buildings, the University of Queensland in St Lucia provides an elegant, all-inclusive setting for your wedding.
Old Parliament House Brisbane
The Old Parliament House is a historic building that was constructed in 1860 to be the residence of Sir George Bowen, who was Governor at the time. One month after its construction, it became apparent that the building would not be suitable for meetings with parliament, and a motion to build a new Parliament House was passed, with Brisbane chosen as the capital city of Queensland.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Another alternative is the City Botanic Gardens, which is Brisbane’s oldest park with its lush tropical plants, bamboo grove, weeping fig avenue, and ornamental lily ponds. The Gardens offer so much variety for wedding photography and there isn’t enough time in one afternoon to fully explore all the gardens have to offer.
New Farm Park
Covering 37 acres, New Farm Park is popular among future newlyweds for its gorgeous park setting and display of roses. The road that borders the park is lined with Jacarandas, which during certain times of the year display a magnificent purple. For those interested in taking their wedding photos at New Farm Park should keep in mind that it is a public park. This means you can expect sports and other outdoor activities to occur in the park. If you don’t mind dodging a soccer ball or two, New Farm Park is perfect for your wedding photoshoot!
Roma Street Parklands
Covering 16 hectares in the centre of Brisbane, the Roma Street Parkland is a popular wedding photography location for its manicured gardens and stunning scenery. The world’s largest subtropical garden in a city centre, this parkland features a variety of themed gardens perfect for wedding photoshoots. Like with other popular public parks, those thinking of heading to Roma Street Parklands must keep in mind that they may have some competition with other wedding parties to snag the ‘perfect shot’. This is especially true for weekends, as the gardens are often teeming with members of the public and tourists too.
Old Government House
Located on the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology, Old Government House is popular among couples seeking timeless and classic wedding photos to cherish for a lifetime. Completed in 1862, this building is Queensland’s first Government House and overlooks the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River.
Couples seeking a modernistic backdrop will gain photographic inspiration from the plaza in front of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, in Stanley Place. With its panes of glass rising dramatically from ground level, it is the location of choice for many bridal couples. An alternative is the extraordinary and futuristic Queensland Performing Arts Centre at South Bank. Its stepped white formations gleaming in the sunlight will add a unique twist to Brisbane wedding photographs.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the Top Brisbane Wedding Photo Location.
If I missed any important location, please let me know in the comments or send me an email and make sure to also check out my gallery of favourite wedding photography featuring hundreds of images captured at local venues around Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Sunshine Coast.