Bad news there isn't a registry office on the Gold Coast
- Can I get married in a registry office on the Gold Coast?
No, you cannot get married in a registry office on the Gold Coast simply because there isn’t one.
The only registry office in Queensland is located in Brisbane.
If you wish to travel to Brisbane to get married and you are interested in a registry office wedding, you will need to contact the Qld Govt. Births, Deaths & Marriages Department to get the details.
A registry office wedding is fine if you want to be married in cookie cutter style just like everyone else who gets married at a registry office. The registry office wedding rooms in Brisbane City seem nice and it may be considered a fairly easy solution if your imagination has escaped you.
Contrary to the vision many people have that a registry office is a cheap alternative to a celebrant, the Brisbane registry office wedding ceremony currently* costs:
- Monday–Friday 9.30AM–4.00PM - $332.00
- Friday evening 5.30PM–8.00PM - $568.00
- Saturday 9.30AM–4.00PM - $429.00
- Saturday evening 4.30PM–7.00PM - $568.00
- Sunday - closed
*Last checked on 22nd August 2017
When you take into account the cost of getting yourselves and any guests to Brisbane and the astronomical parking fees charged by the nearest car park at 179 Turbot Street owned by Secure Parking (see below)...
...you may be better off financially and aesthetically by getting married on the Gold Coast.
- 0 - 30 Mins $21.00
- 30 Mins - 1 Hr $38.60
- 1 Hr - 1.5 Hrs $51.60
- 1.5 Hrs - 2 Hrs $56.60
- 2 Hrs - 2.5 Hrs $65.60
Of course you don’t have to travel to Brisbane for a simple ceremony in the style of a registry office wedding, you can have a simple and beautiful and private wedding on the beautiful Gold Coast!
Even better if you get married here, you don’t have to settle for an office type venue with a celebrant who barely knows you and who will be marrying another couple in 30 minutes so there may have an element of let’s say “efficiency” about your special day if you get married in a registry office, not that there is anything particularly wrong with that.
I can plan the perfect registry office style wedding for you (which we call an elopement style wedding) in a low cost venue of your choice: it could be your own home, a gorgeous park, any one of our beautiful beaches or your luxury hotel room!
I believe I am a friendly, easygoing and relaxed marriage celebrant and I will try to the utmost of my ability to make sure your registry office style or elopement style or whatever style of wedding that you desire will be the best day of your life and will be totally unforgettable.
It is by the actions of the bridal couple adding simple personal touches that I believe a wedding becomes more than just an official government ceremony and becomes something magical that will be remembered far into the future as being a brief but powerful and lasting expression of the love that a couple shares.
To find out more about a personalised, registry office style wedding on the Gold Coast, please contact me on 0403 605 057 or email: