Why Choose Weddings at Forest Lake
Most people agree Forest Lake is a great place to live, but they probably would not think of having weddings at Forest Lake. They should have a better look…
Lovely Ceremony Venues
The lake is central to the Forest Lake community. There are a couple of great places by the water for weddings at Forest Lake. The Forest Lake Amphitheatre is a sloping, grassy lawn popular for marriage ceremonies. The Forest Lake Stage provides a covered space, perfect for ceremonies in hot weather or on rainy days. Both the Amphitheatre and the Stage are part of The Lake Parklands. They can be booked from the Brisbane City Council website.
Affordable Reception Options
Forest Lake doesn’t have a huge number of reception venues, but there are a few places nearby worth mentioning.
- The Forest Lake Tavern is right in the centre of the suburb. It has an indoor/outdoor alfresco area that is ideal for weddings at Forest Lake. The area has a fireplace and outdoor heaters for winter warmth and looks out onto landscaped gardens. The alfresco area accommodates 200 to 300 people for a cocktail reception and more than 100 for sit down meals
- The Richlands Hotel is a short drive from Forest Lake. It offers three different reception areas. The Garden Room is elegant and stylish but affordable venue suitable for 50 to 100 people sitting or 60 to 150 for a cocktail style reception. The Lounge Bar and The Deck are both great for cocktail receptions. The Lounge Bar is an intimate area, suitable for 20 to 50 guests, while The Deck can accommodate 60 to 100
- The Lighthouse Event and Function Centre is in Ellen Grove, not too far away for weddings at Forest Lake. It’s an affordable option for weddings with large numbers of guests and tight budgets because it has a commercial kitchen and allows hirers to provide their own caterers.
Is a wedding in a park more your style? Check out my blogs about the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens and some of the best wedding parks in Brisbane. Also have a look at Hillstone St Lucia, getting married at Indooroopilly and getting married at Brookfield.
Photo taken by Catch Me Kiss Me Weddings at the Forest Lake Stage.