A Complete Wedding Guide to Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton

Your ultimate photography guide for a stunning Rainforest Gardens Wedding

About Rainforest Gardens

Are you dreaming of a beautiful and natural wedding in a garden setting, surrounded by trees, flowers, and wildlife?

If so, you might want to consider Rainforest Gardens, a gorgeous outdoor garden wedding and accommodation venue in Mount Cotton, Queensland. 

Rainforest Gardens is a secluded wonderland, just 40 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, that offers exceptional service in an intimate and relaxed setting. Whether you want a small and simple wedding, or a large and lavish one, you can find the perfect spot for your big day at Rainforest Gardens.

Where is Rainforest Gardens?

Rainforest Gardens is a wedding and functions venue located at 196 Mount View Road, Mount Cotton, Queensland. 

It is situated on a 27-acre property on the side of a mountain, that takes in spectacular views of the Moreton Bay coastline.

Thank you so much for being the best photographer/ hype man!! You were definitely a crowd favourite at our wedding. We are the lucky ones to have had you at our wedding! Thank you so much for all of your efforts Mario!  – Monica & Rob

Why choose Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton for your wedding?

Nestled within the heart of Mount Cotton, Rainforest Gardens offers a truly unique setting that combines nature’s beauty with impeccable service and attention to detail. This hidden gem showcases stunning gardens, serene ponds, and a magical rainforest backdrop that will leave you and your guests breathless.

At Rainforest Gardens, your wedding will be an unforgettable experience. The venue’s natural beauty sets the stage for a romantic and intimate celebration, while the dedicated team of wedding experts ensures that every aspect of your special day is meticulously planned and executed to perfection. From the moment you step foot into Rainforest Gardens, you’ll be greeted with amazing service and guidance to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding ceremony options at Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton

Rainforest Gardens offers a variety of picturesque ceremony locations that will make your wedding day truly memorable. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by blooming flowers, with the sounds of nature as your soundtrack. Whether you prefer an intimate garden setting or a more grand and dramatic backdrop, Rainforest Gardens has the perfect spot for you.

One of the most popular ceremony locations at Rainforest Gardens is the enchanting Rainforest Chapel. Nestled amidst towering trees and lush ferns, this secluded spot provides a magical setting for saying “I do.” The chapel’s rustic charm and natural beauty create a romantic atmosphere that is simply unmatched.

For couples seeking a more open and airy ambience, the Amphitheatre is an excellent choice. This elevated platform overlooks the stunning gardens and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. With its elegant white pergola and manicured lawns, the garden terrace is a beautiful setting for a romantic and intimate ceremony.

Wedding Photo Locations at Rainforest Gardens

With its stunning gardens, serene ponds, and magical rainforest backdrop, this venue offers endless opportunities for capturing beautiful and timeless moments.

The gardens at Rainforest Gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a colorful and vibrant backdrop for your wedding photos. From blooming flowers to winding pathways, each corner of the gardens offers a unique and picturesque setting for capturing your special day.

Here is the list of the best spots for photos at Rainforest Gardens

  • The Amphitheatre
  • The Chapel
  • The Lotus Pond
  • The Rainforest
  • The Jetty
  • The Mountain
  • The Alpacas
  • The Chalet

The Wedding Reception

One of the most popular reception venues at Rainforest Gardens is the open-air pavilion.

This spacious and versatile space can be customized to create the wedding reception of your dreams. With its high ceilings, twinkling fairy lights, and panoramic views of the surrounding gardens, the pavilion provides a truly magical setting for your celebration.

Where to sleep at Rainforest Gardens?

For couples and guests who wish to stay overnight, Rainforest Gardens allows the couple and guest to use their 4 Luxury Chalets.

All four chalets are included in their packages for your wedding night,


Rainforest Gardens can accommodate up 100 guests for a sit down reception. If you’ve got more guests, their cocktail package caters for up to 150 guests.

Sit down packages: Minimum 60, Maximum 100
Cocktail package: Minimum 60, Maximum 150
Mid-week (Sun-Thurs): Sit down & cocktail packages: Minimum 40

Yes! There’s a car park in the lower area of the venue which holds roughly 50 cars

For your ceremony: the ceremony is relocated to the undercover Bell Tower area (just above the Amphitheatre seating), so the couple will stand underneath the bell, and your guests under the large 10x7m undercover area.

For the reception: the Pavilion is undercover, and the sides are fitted with blinds to keep out 95% of rain.

Looking for a Rainforest Gardens Photographer?

If you are planning to get married at Rainforest Gardens and looking for a wedding photographer who can capture your special day, look no further. I have photographed many weddings at Rainforest Gardens and I know how to make your photos stunning and memorable.

I love working with couples who choose Rainforest Gardens as their wedding venue, because it is a place that reflects my style and vision. I create natural, elegant, and timeless photos that showcase the beauty of the venue, the light, and the love between you and your partner. I also like to add some creative flair and fun to your photos, to make them stand out from the crowd.

If you are interested in booking me as your wedding photographer at Rainforest Gardens, please contact me today. I would love to hear from you and chat about your wedding plans. You can also check out my portfolio and testimonials from my previous clients on my website.