We love being Celebrants for elopements at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, with a fantastic variety of lush greenery and lake backdrops there are some really beautiful spots to choose from.
While the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens have official ceremony lawns that can be booked for standard weddings to accommodate a number of guests, with an elopement you have the freedom and flexibility to pick a spot you like and if it’s available on the day, we can simply set up and you can tie the knot.
Here we describe some of our favourite spots for Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens elopements.
We are particularly fond of this beautiful lake backdrop area, which offers a stunning backdrop of the lake off a quieter pathway, offering more privacy than other areas.
The lake backdrop offers ample photo opportunities and is relatively close to the entrance of the gardens, making it easy for witnesses and guests to locate.
As part of our professional service, we like to make sure your Photographer gets shots of you both during the ceremony, without us being in shot, so we step off to the side resulting in images like these.
Special mention to Still Wild Love Photography for capturing this Mt Coot-tha elopement.
For small intimate elopements at the gorgeous Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Lovers Jetty is a picturesque location over the lake. Perfect for intimate elopements like those with just 2 witnesses present.
Images by Still Wild Love
This couple enjoyed a relaxed, stress-free intimate elopement and we love these photos of them beaming with happiness.
To keep their ceremony as small, intimate and private as possible some couples opt to have a Photographer as one of their witnesses, and sometimes one of us Celebrants can be the second witness, while the other delivers the ceremony.
Mt Coot-tha is also home to this very private and somewhat secret designated site that can be booked through the council.
Accessible via a short uphill walk, the little known about Mt Coot-tha Bush Chapel is surrounded by tall trees providing shade and privacy. The area has built in log seating and is perfect for weddings and elopements with a small number of guests.
This site can be booked through Brisbane City Council here.
Please note: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha respectfully advise that weddings are not permitted in the Japanese Gardens.
We would love to hear from so we can start planning your Mt Coot-tha elopement. Contact us for more information.