If you’re dreaming of a wedding that combines the beauty of nature with the support of a wedding team backed by decades of experience, then look no further than Fleay’s Events, the Gold Coast’s best rainforest wedding venue.

Nestled within a stunning wildlife park, just 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Fleays offers the perfect backdrop for both intimate elopements and larger celebrations.

Here, we’ll guide you through planning your rainforest wedding on the Gold Coast, highlighting the benefits of choosing our venue and offering tips to make your special day unforgettable.

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How to Choose the Perfect Venue

When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, the Gold Coast offers an abundance of choices. However, not many can rival the charm and natural beauty of our wildlife park. Surrounded by lush greenery and exotic wildlife, our venue provides a magical setting for your Gold Coast wedding ceremony and reception.

Why Couples Choose Fleay’s for their Wedding Venue

Scenic Beauty

Imagine exchanging vows at the base of our popular Kauri trees or on the edge of our beautiful lake. Fleay’s outdoor wedding venue offers a serene and picturesque environment that will make your ceremony truly special.

Versatile Spaces

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate elopement or a larger, classic wedding, our venue has versatile spaces to accommodate your needs. You can choose to gather with your guests for a cocktail-style reception at the Garden Lawn or choose a sit-down reception on our undercover terrace, we have the space to suit you.

Exclusive Experience

Hosting your wedding in a wildlife park means your event will be unique and memorable. Guests will enjoy the natural surroundings and the opportunity to experience wildlife up close.

Professional Support

Our dedicated team of event coordinators are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring your wedding day is seamless and stress-free.

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Planning Your Wedding Day

Step 1: Define Your Vision

Before diving into the specifics, take some time to envision your perfect wedding day. Do you picture a grand celebration with all your friends and family, or an intimate gathering with just a few loved ones? Understanding your vision will help you make important decisions about your Gold Coast wedding venue, ceremony, and reception.

Step 2: Set a Budget

Establishing a budget early on will help guide your planning process. Consider all aspects of your wedding, including the venue, catering, décor, entertainment, and photography. Our team can provide detailed information on our packages and help you find options that fit within your budget.

Step 3: Choose a Date

Select a date that works for you and your key guests. Keep in mind that certain times of the year might offer better weather for an outdoor wedding venue on the Gold Coast. Our wildlife park is beautiful year-round, but spring and autumn are particularly popular for their mild temperatures and vibrant setting.

A rare date has just opened up for 5th October, 2024! Want to secure this date? Book a site tour with us here.

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Step 4: Plan the Ceremony

At Fleays, our wedding ceremony spaces are designed to highlight the natural beauty of the rainforest setting. Work with our team to choose the perfect spot within the park. Consider elements such as seating arrangements, floral decorations, and any personal touches you’d like to include.

Step 5: Organise the Reception

Whether you’re hosting a formal sit-down dinner or a relaxed cocktail party, our wedding reception areas are versatile and can be tailored to your needs. Discuss your vision with our team to create a layout that maximises the space and enhances the guest experience. Consider incorporating elements like fairy lights and native flowers to complement the rainforest ambience.


Step 6: Catering and Menu Selection

We understand that food is a crucial part of any wedding celebration. Our venue partners with leading caterer Cuisine on Cue, to offer a variety of menu options from elegant plated dinners to cocktail canapés. Choose a catering style that suits your taste and budget and don’t forget to include options for guests with dietary restrictions.

Step 7: Décor and Theme

Enhance the natural beauty of our outdoor wedding venue with thoughtful décor choices. Popular themes we’ve seen recently include rustic, bohemian, and vintage styles. Use elements like natural wood, soft lighting, and vibrant floral arrangements to create a cohesive look that complements the surroundings. We have a great range of preferred suppliers who we can help you finesse your vision and elevate your day.

Step 8: Entertainment and Activities

Keep your guests entertained with music and activities that fit the setting. Live acoustic bands or a DJ can provide the perfect soundtrack for your day. Consider incorporating interactive elements like a photo booth with props inspired by the natural environment.

Final Tips for a Perfect Day

Weather Planning

Although the Gold Coast is known for its beautiful weather, it’s important to have a contingency plan for rain. Our venue offers covered areas to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly, regardless of the weather.

Guest Comfort

Provide your guests with amenities such as insect repellent, sunscreen, and comfortable seating. Inform them in advance about the outdoor setting so they can dress appropriately.


Our venue offers countless picturesque spots for your wedding photos. With Tallebudgera Creek just a short walk away, you also have the option to capture your first moments as a newly married couple in this beautiful location. Work with your photographer to identify key locations within the park or take a look on Instagram to see what other backdrops our other couples have chosen.

With the support of our experienced team, you can create a wedding that reflects your personal style and leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

Come and take a tour of our gorgeous, serene sanctuary, right at the heart of the Gold Coast. Book a private tour today or to learn more about Fleays, please click here.