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Micro weddings: how to plan a romantic elopement in Brisbane

Elopements // Stories // by QB

With Brisbane, it’s personal. As home ground for many of us at Queensland Brides, we’re always happy to share the sun-soaked highlights of Queensland’s flourishing capital – especially when you want to plan a romantic elopement or micro wedding. So, if your guest list is negligible but your dreams of a luxury celebration are not, may we suggest a spectacular city with serious wedding game.

Here are just a few reasons to plan a romantic elopement in Brisbane.

You’ll love the locations
Historic buildings and glamorous CBD havens, attention-grabbing galleries, lush golf and garden settings, and make-it-your-own warehouse spaces. Oh, and a swish range of restaurants and hotels just a stone’s throw from the Brisbane River. You won’t go wanting when it comes to Brisbane wedding venues, whether you want to scale up the luxe factor up or keep things sweet and simple. There’s also a wealth of natural beauty to be found around the riverbanks and beyond, with pockets of acreage and peaceful country landscapes just minutes from the CBD. In short, beautiful backdrops are everywhere.

Tip: Keep an open mind. Your perfect location might be somewhere you couldn’t even consider with 200 guests in tow.  

You can’t beat that capital city vibe
Sure, we might be biased, but there’s a very good reason so many people are packing up and moving to Brisbane. It’s an amazing place to live! And those benefits flow into your Brisbane elopement or micro-wedding – from the balmy subtropical climate to the stellar combo of services, shopping, and accommodation only a capital can deliver. Brisbane somehow manages to maintain its easy-breezy vibe while still hitting the mark for an intimate luxury wedding. Win, win.

Idea: Out-of-towners? Don’t pass up this excellent excuse for a short break/reconnaissance weekend to say hi to your suppliers and lock in the finer details of your Brisbane elopement or micro-wedding.

Your dream team is all here
Home to some of the country’s most sought-after wedding professionals (we’re talking bridal designers, photographers, florists, stylists, planners and more), Brisbane is a hub of wedding goodness. Pulling together a last-minute love fest? Connecting with the right local talent will create an effortless “I do”, especially if you you’re keen on a few traditional wedding flourishes.

Head online. With much of the wedding industry (and the world) moving their game online last year, the quality of virtual tours and AR shopping has skyrocketed. Stalk your shortlist online, then (if you can) get out there and connect in real life!

You’ll be close to the coasts
Ready to change gears for a beach or hinterland honeymoon? Excellent, because you’re perfectly positioned to access either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. This riverside capital is only an hour from Surfers Paradise and just over an hour to Caloundra, the southern gateway to the Sunshine Coast. So, jump in the car (or book a luxury transfer) and throw down a towel on a pristine beachfront or take up residence by the fire at your hinterland hideaway.   

Idea: When in doubt, choose both! Combine a beach/hinterland escape on either coast for maximum honeymoon fun.

Brisbane Elopement Package

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Eagles Nest elopement

Eagles Nest Brisbane Weekday Wedding Package: $2,299
The ultimate alternative to a Registry Office wedding. 20 guests. Includes:

  • Exclusive access to Eagles Nest Brisbane for 3 hours
  • Dedicated Wedding Planner to assist on the day
  • Hosting of celebration drinks and canapés for one hour after your ceremony
  • Your choice of experienced and professional Celebrant
  • Ceremony setting, including red carpet and 25 chairs on the balcony
  • Clothed registry signing table
  • Use of PA system for ceremony music and light background music during your canapé service
  • Exclusive accommodation rates available to everyone attending your event
  • Additional options with other great wedding vendors, i.e. photographer, florist, car hire etc.
  • Additional guests $65 per person, up to a maximum for 30 guests in total
  • One night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Guest Room with breakfast for 2 in Lamberts (for the night before or night of your ceremony)
  • Available from Monday to Thursday only.

Contact Eagles Nest Brisbane for more info