Balyang Sanctuary is a beautiful spot to tie the knot!
Balyang Sanctuary is a beautiful spot to tie the knot!

Geelong a popular wedding destination

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

With a flurry of weddings expected this year, brides and grooms are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in Geelong.

Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine is about to launch a digital marketing campaign to promote the region as a wedding destination.

New laws that allow same sex couples to marry will mean a busy year ahead for the region’s many hospitality, photography, floristry, tourism and other wedding-related businesses.

And when it comes to outdoor ceremony locations, there are plenty of stunning locations across the Geelong region.

The City of Greater Geelong does not charge for wedding ceremonies on council managed land (with the exception of Geelong Botanic Gardens). However, couples need to call the City on 5272 5272 to reserve the space. Depending on the couple’s wedding requirements, City staff can advise on any other potential requirements.

Some great outdoor spots for ceremonies include:
Eastern Beach
Zillah Crawcour Park - Queens Park
Balyang Sanctuary
Rippleside Park
Johnstone Park (the raingarden works are due to be completed 31 January)

Geelong Botanic Gardens is a popular option, with eight different lawn areas where couples can tie the knot.

Director Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford:

Whether you’re after a coastal, rural, riverside or park setting for your ceremony, there are so many options across the Geelong region.

Weddings are an important part of the visitor economy. We’re already a popular wedding destination and we look forward to an increase in inquiries this year.

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