Bookings suspended due to COVID-19
Effective 23 March 2020, Council has suspended public space venue bookings until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions. This includes bookings for our community halls, meeting rooms and outdoor public spaces.
We're currently getting in touch with those who have existing bookings. Only bookings that comply with current Australian Government directives around social gatherings will be able to proceed. We strongly recommend that all non-essential bookings be cancelled or postponed, regardless of size.
These measures will be in place until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.
- Please refer to our COVID-19 webpage for more information on Council services and response initiatives.
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.