The Cairns Esplanade has over 2.5km of lawns and landscaped parklands along the palm-fringed waterfront, perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception of any size.

Here are a couple of options to choose from for your special day.

Weddings – ceremony only (non-exclusive use)

Should you wish to hold your ceremony only on an area of the Cairns Esplanade this is an option that may suit you.

You can apply for an "approval for use of the Cairns Esplanade for non-exclusive use". This option attracts an application fee only. As part of the non-exclusive use you may bring:

  • A signing table and/or lectern placed on the designated area
  • No more than 10 chairs.

This option does not include approval for alcohol or food.

Please be aware that if you opt for non-exclusive use of the Cairns Esplanade, your preferred location cannot be guaranteed to be available. This may mean that you need to relocate your event on the day.

Weddings – ceremony and/or reception (exclusive use)

If you wish to reserve a specific location for your ceremony there are many beautiful areas to choose from. By reserving an area you are ensuring the availability of your preferred site on your special day.

A variety of tastes and budgets can be catered for. For both of these wedding options please complete and submit an application form at least 10 working days before your event. We will then be in touch to assist in booking a location for your big day.