Limited bookings during COVID-19
Council has reopened limited public space bookings in accordance with Stage 1 of the Queensland Government's road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions.
- From 16 May 2020, park and foreshore bookings for non-contact outdoor activities with a maximum of 10 people are permitted.
- From 12 June 2020, park, foreshore and hall activities for up to 20 people will be permitted, subject to Stage 2 of eased restrictions*.
We are now accepting park and hall bookings from 12 June for groups of up to 20 people. Hall capacity has been reduced to comply with social distancing directions of 1 person per 4 square metres. These bookings are subject to change should Stage 2 not come into effect on 12 June*.
The customer making the booking is responsible for ensuring all attendees comply with government directions and advice in relation to COVID-19, including social distancing and good hygiene practices. These are subject to change without notice.
Bookings for meeting rooms at Library branches are not yet available.
* Prior to entering each stage, the Queensland Government will conduct a COVID SAFE check to assess impact before further easing of restrictions.
The Cairns Esplanade offers over 2.5km of lawns and landscaped parklands along palm-fringed waterfront - a perfect location for a wedding ceremony or reception of any size.
Here are a few options to choose from for your special day:
Weddings – ceremony only (non-exclusive use)
Should you wish to hold your ceremony only along the Cairns Esplanade, you can apply for non-exclusive use of an area. 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 choose non-exclusive use, your preferred location cannot be guaranteed to be available at the time required if there is an alternate exclusive booking received for that space. 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. Please be aware that exclusive use of a location does incur a venue hire fee.
To enquire about holding your wedding at The Esplanade, please complete an online booking enquiry form at least 10 working days prior to your event. We will then be in touch to assist in booking a location for your special day.