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Article: Brisbane Wedding Portraits: 8 Stunning Places You Should Know

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Brisbane Wedding Portraits: 8 Stunning Places You Should Know

Your wedding photos are essential. They're the visual reminder for you to keep to remember (one of) the happiest days of your life, so choosing the perfect location that suits you and your partner as a couple is critical.

We've seen our brides use some incredible locations over the years, so we wanted to share some of our favorites from around Brisbane just in case you're still looking for some inspiration on finding the right place to showcase your love. There are some gorgeous views around Brisbane for you to use in your wedding dress to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Brisbane Powerhouse

An iconic Brisbane location, the "pre-war industrial" building is a hot spot for some incredible photoshoots. Built over some time between 1928 and 1940 after being designed by Brisbane council tramway architect Roy Rusden Ogg, the Brisbane Powerhouse was intended to provide electricity for the Brisbane tramway. After trams became replaced by buses, the Powerhouse was decommissioned until the later '80s. After a gradual redevelopment process over the years, in 2007, the Powerhouse was re-opened in its current invigorated form.

The industrial red brick walls of the Brisbane Powerhouse serve as an incredible backdrop for photoshoots of all kinds, especially wedding photography.

Not only does the Powerhouse have free parking (as well as linked parking at New Farm Park), it's also approx. Two hundred meters from the New Farm Ferry Terminal via the Citycat, so it's effortless to access on the day. The Powerhouse is also open seven days a week.

For more information and pricing, visit the official page of the Brisbane Powerhouse here.

Bride and groom at Brisbane powerhouse posing for portraits

(Pictured: Euphorie real bride Carina and her husband)

Bride and groom posing for wedding photos at Brisbane Powerhouse

(Pictured: Euphorie real bride Carina and her husband)

Bride with groom walking outside Brisbane Powerhouse

(Pictured: Euphorie real bride Carina and her husband)

Kangaroo Point Cliffs


Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a location that is almost impossible not to fall in love with for many reasons. One of the biggest draws a lot of couples find is that at sunset, you'll have Brisbane City, the Brisbane River, and the sun going down all simultaneously in view behind you, which is a pretty epic sight in itself. The heritage-listed cliffs are a popular spot for many Brides because of the sheer beauty of the city backdrop behind you during your wedding photos, definitely a great place to consider when deciding where to have your photos taken.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs have several designated areas that you can book out for short periods, ensuring you get the right shots for your wedding album.

bride and groom posing for wedding photos at Kangaroo Point

(Pictured: Sally & her husband)

bride in wedding dress with groom at Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane

(Pictured: Sally & her husband)

wife and husband posing for wedding photos in front of Brisbane City and Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point

 (Pictured: Sally & her husband) 

Wilsons Outlook Reserve

An incredible gem of a place overlooking Brisbane City with a full view of the Story Bridge in the background, Wilson's Outlook is a great place to consider when it comes to having your wedding photography done. Named after a local alderman for 16 years starting in 1905, Thomas Wilson, and located on the cliffs above Howard Smith Wharves, Wilson's Outlook is one of Brisbane's lesser-known lookouts yet boasts some of the better views on offer.

Wilsons outlook view of Brisbane

(Pictured: Wilsons Outlook Reserve, Brisbane. Courtesy of Trover

Wilson Outlook in Brisbane overlooking Brisbane City

(Pictured: Wilson Outlook courtesy of WeekendNotes)

Wilsons outlook Brisbane overlooking the Brisbane CBD

(Pictured: view of the Brisbane CBD from Wilsons Outlook via WeekendNotes) 

New Farm Park

New Farm Park was designed between the years 1914 to 1950 by Albert Herbert Foster and ultimately added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 2005.

If you look up New Farm Park, you'll notice some statistics that make you worried: the park boasts around 18,000 visitors a week. However, with several places available to be booked out for private use away from the public, New Farm Park has its fair share of incredible spots you could potentially utilize on your wedding day in one way or another. New Farm Park's 'The River View' area is another Brisbane hotspot for wedding photos. Additionally, the Rotunda at New Farm Park is an excellent location many couples have used for their weddings over the years. For more information, click here.

Rotunda at New Farm Park in Brisbane used for weddings(Pictured: New Farm Park rotunda courtesy of BrisbaneCelebrants)

Roma Street Parkland

The Roma Street Parklands have a seemingly endless supply of gorgeous spots to take wedding photos at; from bridges, the waterfall wall, and many beautifully manicured gardens and flower arrangements, it's an incredible place couples have used for their wedding portraits. You can even book parts of the Roma Street Parkland's out for wedding ceremonies too.

You can find more information here.

Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane

(Pictured: Roma Street Parklands courtesy of VisitBrisbane)

Roma Street Parklands wedding ceremony set up in gardens (Pictured: Roma Street Parklands wedding ceremony courtesy of BeautifulWeddings)

 Roma Street Gardens Parklands in Brisbane

 (Pictured: Gardens at Roma Street Parkland via Pinterest)

Brisbane City Hall

One of Queensland's most iconic heritage buildings opened in 1930, Brisbane City Hall is a spectacular place for wedding photography and weddings themselves. Designed by architectural firm Hall and Prentice, the City Hall has been a true Brisbane gem since it was built. With over 14 function rooms that you can book out, it's a great spot that many brides have chosen for their wedding. In addition, Brisbane City Hall has a very ancient Rome influence to the outside. Its Corinthian columns and sandstone exterior provide a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding photo ideas you may have in mind.

You can find more information on Brisbane City Hall here.

 inside Brisbane City Hall building

(Pictured: Inside Brisbane City Hall via Queensland Tourism) 

Brisbane City Hall in the Brisbane CBD

(Pictured: Brisbane City Hall via Museum of Brisbane) 

Old Government House

Another incredible heritage building that doubles as both a beautiful spot for your wedding photos and possibly the perfect place to hire out for the ceremony is Old Government House in Brisbane. Designed in 1860 by architect Charles Tiffin and built by Joshua Jeays, who transported the sandstone used to bring this beautiful building to life down the Brisbane River via the home town of Euphorie Studios, Goodna. Originally the 'seat of power in colonial Queensland, Old Government House is over 150 years old and is an incredible view to use as a backdrop for wedding photos!

You can find more information on Old Government House here.

Old Government House in Brisbane

(Pictured: Old Government House in Brisbane courtesy of VisitBrisbane

Brick walls and seating with flower arches at Old Government House in Brisbane

(Pictued: Old Government House in Brisbane via Pinterest) 

Eagle Farm Racecourse

Eagle Farm Racecourse is well known for hosting both magical wedding ceremonies and stunning areas for your wedding portraits. Especially if you want an incredible location that allows pets in the photos, something we've had many Brides speak to us about. 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. Eagle Farm Racecourse boasts quite an exciting history, established in 1863 as a racecourse. It was eventually taken over by the military in 1941 as housing for thousands of American troops during the pacific war known as 'U.S Camp Ascot.' 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. (We've even done our unique content shoots here and loved it!)

You can find more information about Eagle Farm Racecourse here.

Bride at Eagle Farm Racecourse

husband and wife on wedding day in brick alley with bouquet posing for wedding photos

(Pictured: Euphorie Real Bride Jennifer on her wedding day)


Man in suit with woman wearing wedding dress holding bouquet at eagle farm racecourse

(Pictured: Euphorie Real Bride Jennifer on her wedding day)


wedding ceremony hall with tables chairs and decor at Eagle Farm Racecourse

(Pictured: Function room at Eagle Farm Racecourse courtesy of Jennifer)

We hope that, at the very least that this blog inspires you and gives you some ideas in the search for where to have your wedding photos taken. It's your special day, and the images are going to be your reminder of all the beauty and heartwarming moments of the wedding you've planned, so go with whatever location is going to make you happy when looking back at the experience.

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