Park hire for weddings

The Tweed offers lots of charming locations to tie the knot, from coastal beaches to rolling hills and mountains.

Many of Council’s parks and reserves are popular for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Locations Choosing a date Bookings Rules and guidelines


Choosing a location

Most of Council's parks and beaches are available for ceremonies. Popular locations include:

  • Cabarita headland and beaches
  • Crams Farm (Clarrie Hall Dam)
  • Fingal Head parks (excluding the headland reserve)
  • Hastings Point headland
  • Kingscliff parks and beaches
  • Lovers Rock Park
  • Jack Evans Boat Harbour

See popular locations map(PDF, 3MB) and Tweed beaches map(PDF, 2MB)

Wedding couple on beach in the Tweed

We only book one ceremony per location per day.

Please book well in advance to secure your preferred location.

Park hire does not allow exclusive use, the area must be shared with other park users.

Parks are mowed on a schedule so your location may not be mowed before your ceremony.

Make sure you have a wet weather plan, just in case!

Choosing a date

Please give us a call to find out if your preferred date and location are available on 02 6670 2400.

We allow up to 3 hours for wedding ceremonies (includes setup, ceremony, photography and clean up).

Times are in NSW Eastern Standard Time – one hour ahead of Queensland during daylight saving.

Access to some of our parks is restricted to daylight hours (gates are locked at the end of each day).

Be aware that some locations are very popular during school and public holidays (your booking does not allow exclusive use). 

Making a booking

We recommend submitting your application at least 10 weeks before your wedding ceremony. If your ceremony is 10 weeks or less please call us on 02 6670 2400.

Please complete and return the Park hire for weddings booking form(PDF, 197KB)

Payment is required to secure your booking (non refundable). See fees and charges.

Booking approved?

Holding hands at wedding ceremony

Approval is strictly for the location and time specified. Make sure your approval is available on the day as proof of use.

Council reserves the right to change or relocate an approved event in certain circumstances.

No refunds can be given for weather events or unforeseen park closures.

Booking cancellations

If you have a booking or an approval which you no longer require, advise Council in writing of the cancellation. No refunds can be given.

Rules and guidelines

Please be aware of the following rules for wedding ceremonies on Council land:

  • no receptions
  • no confetti (including rice, glitter, foil, silk flowers)
  • no commercial catering or sale of food
  • no alcohol
  • no marquees (a pop-up style gazebo is allowed up to 3 m by 6 m)
  • no vehicular access to any park or reserve
  • no exclusive use (area is to be shared with the general public)
  • no requests for mowing
  • no use of power
  • no loud music or excessive noise
  • no fireworks
  • no balloons.

For more guidelines and helpful tips, download our Toolkit for weddings(PDF, 54KB)  and Casual park hire - conditions and restrictions(PDF, 121KB)