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Wedding at the Brisbane registry

Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, our modern, architecturally designed ceremony rooms have panoramic mountain-to-bay views.

You can get married in affordable style in one of our beautiful ceremony rooms.

We can accommodate up to 50 guests, plus the couple and our celebrant at a ceremony.

To book your ceremony at the Brisbane registry, request an interview appointment.

Our ceremony venue offers:

  • generous waiting areas for your guests
  • access to private dressing room before your ceremony
  • access to amazing photo opportunities
  • integrated sound system
  • live streaming of your ceremony on request.

Look at our gallery to imagine your ceremony with us.

Not from Brisbane?

If you live elsewhere and want to get married at the Brisbane registry, but can’t attend an interview in person, we want to help. Email us at BDMCeremonies@justice.qld.gov.au and we will work with you to plan your special day with us.

A registry wedding can also be held at select courthouses throughout Queensland. Contact a magistrates court directly to see if they offer this service.

Planning your ceremony

Before you can book a ceremony date, we need to discuss your plans. If you can't speak and understand English, you need to bring someone who can translate for you.

At your first meeting with us, our experienced celebrant team will help you to:

Pets are not allowed on our premises, but we want people with disability to be able to safely participate in your special occasion at our venue. This means qualified assistance animals are welcome to accompany you or a guest at your wedding. Please let us know in advance so we can be prepared to welcome any assistance animal(s) celebrating with you.

View our ceremony rooms

If you would like to view our stunning wedding rooms, bookings are essential.

Request an interview appointment

This online service allows you to choose the date and time of your interview.

You will be asked to give your name, email and mobile number to book your interview, and you will get an email to confirm your interview appointment. The email will also allow you to easily reschedule or cancel your booking, if necessary.

Please note: bookings require at least 2 business days' notice.

  1. I understand *

Privacy statement

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages is collecting your personal information for the purpose of facilitating your interview booking online and for contacting you in relation to your booking. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Other booking options

You can also book your interview appointment directly with us or talk to us about how we can help.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

International +61 7 3328 4811 (+10 hours UTC)

(Phone lines are open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

*Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

Cost of a ceremony at the registry

A registry wedding in Brisbane is an affordable way to get married.

The cost for a registry ceremony includes:

  • the ceremony
  • a celebrant
  • the ceremony room
  • a ceremonial marriage certificate.

To secure a time and date for your ceremony, you will need to pay the applicable fee.

A registry ceremony costs:

  • $362.40 (Monday to Friday)
  • $471.10 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • $621.20 (Friday and Saturday evenings).

The cost of your ceremony does not include a standard marriage certificate, unless you book an evening ceremony.

You can change your wedding date once for free if you contact us about the change at least 2 weeks before the ceremony date you have booked. If you change your ceremony date more than once, you will need to pay an additional booking fee.

You can pay:

  • at the customer service centre
    • by EFTPOS or credit card
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order
  • through the mail
    • by credit card
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order.

We will accept cash at the customer service centre, but prefer contactless payments, such as EFTPOS or credit card.

Make cheques and money orders payable to 'Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages'.

We do not accept personal cheques.

Documents you will need

When you come to your interview to book your registry wedding, you will need to bring your original proof of ID and supporting documents showing evidence of:

  • the date and place of birth (original birth certificate) and current photo ID of each partner, or a current passport
  • divorce or death of any former spouse (i.e. divorce document or death certificate), if applicable.

You need to show us your original documents, as we can't accept certified photocopies.

Request an interview appointment.

Translated identity documents

For original documents that are not in English, you must also provide a translation from a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).