Queens Park Ipswich Weddings
What makes Queens Park Ipswich weddings special? There are plenty of Queens Parks in Queensland. Toowoomba has a Queens Park. So does Warwick. Maryborough and Rockhampton have Queens Parks. So, what is so good about Queens Park in Ipswich?
An Excellent Position
Ipswich is a compact city and Queens Park lies on a gentle slope just east of the CBD. Wherever you live in Ipswich, you won’t be too far from the open grassy spaces and shady trees of Queens Park. The park has tons of free parking and most areas are wheelchair accessible.
Queens Park has all the facilities you would expect from a top class Australian park – beautiful gardens, great playgrounds, barbecue areas and a cafe in the middle of the park. There is even a small zoo onsite. It also has some extra features that make Queens Park Ipswich weddings fabulous.
The Bush Chapel
In the middle of Queens Park is the Bush Chapel. This is a grassy outdoor area ideal for Queens Park Ipswich weddings. It’s shaded by big trees later in the day. The Bush Chapel has a double row of benches arranged in a semicircle, great for guest seating without going to the expense of hiring chairs. At the front is a fixed lectern, ideal for anyone doing a reading at your ceremony. The area has enough room to accommodate up to 120 guests and can be booked from the Ipswich City Council website.
There are two other bookable areas in the park, called simply Zone 1 and Zone 2. They’re large and grassy and big enough for 200 people.
There are plenty of great photo spots for Queens Park Ipswich weddings. The Lions Lookout is situated at the highest point in Queens Park and has a panoramic view over the park and the historic buildings of Ipswich. There is a cute-as-a-button rotunda at the lookout that is perfect for photos.
My very favourite photo location for Queens Park Ipswich weddings is the Nerima Gardens. Located in the park and fairly close to the Bush Chapel, these are beautiful Japanese gardens with manicured lawns, bridges, water features and beautiful gardens. Although it isn’t possible to hold marriage ceremonies in Nerima Gardens, they are a quiet and tranquil spot for photos.
The cafe in the park can seat up to 200 people. It doesn’t usually cater for weddings, but if you are planning to hold a picnic style reception in the park, the cafe can provide a glorious array of grazing platters to take away that will please even the pickiest of eaters. If you’re going to celebrate after your ceremony with high tea, the cafe in the park does a memorable Vintage High Tea at a very affordable price.
There are also plenty of other venues relatively nearby that host receptions for Queens Park Ipswich weddings. They offer a variety of reception packages catering for all budgets. A few places to consider are the Ipswich Turf Club, the Sandy Gallop Golf Club, Ipswich Country Motel and the Casa Mia Restaurant. On the eastern edge of Ipswich is the Brookwater Golf Club which offers both ceremony and reception options.
If you’re a parks and gardens fan, you might also want to consider Kholo Gardens. Situated on the northern edge of Ipswich, Kholo Gardens is another beautiful place to hold your marriage ceremony and your reception. There are also some lovely parks for weddings on the western edges of Brisbane.
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