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    Hi. Would like to know of any BYO and very flexible venues exist in the Brisbane or Gold Coast areas.
    We are having a very small wedding (approx 20 guests), with a small budget. Would like a logistically easy to get to, with parking, etc venue. Will be in June, so needs to be indoors. Would like to have the ceremony at the same venue, or close by.
    This is how we would like the day to go ideally: photos; ceremony 5pm, followed by nibbles and drinks; then dinner for reception.
    Do any of you have any ideas?



    To be honest, no venue set up specifically for weddings will let you book 6 months out, most require a minimum of 12 – 18 months, even community areas such as park or public area will need to be arranged with your local council. You may be able to get somewhere more casual like a pub/bar or local restaurant, maybe a lesser known hotel with a lower star rating. But to plan a wedding with 6 months to go seems a little crazy to me.
    Having 20 people will work to your favour and help out budget-wise, but finding a place to accommodate them may be pushing it, especially so close to the date. Thankfully your area means that beach weddings are an option, but you’ll have to plan it for the tourist off-season. Also, beach-style wedding dresses can be more flexible in terms of materials and price (you can get away with a white maxi dress and nice sandals) and a flowery arch made of wind-swept driftwood and draped with fabric should do the trick on a budget. Chair hire etc. will be tough with so little time, you may have to compromise and get family to BYO.
    – HappyG

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