THE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS IN BRISBANE
FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING ACCOMMODATION IN BRISBANE
Naturally as a Brisbane wedding photographer, I get to see inside a lot of Brisbane hotel suites while photographing brides and grooms as they get ready for their wedding day. But finding the perfect wedding accommodation in Brisbane can be overwhelming with the number of choices on offer. However, I have compiled a list of the best Brisbane accommodation for Bride & Groom photos based on my experience as a Brisbane wedding photographer.
For the hotels to make the cut, they have to have good natural light in the suites, as well as adequate space for the bridal party, hair & makeup team as well as photographer to work comfortably, and beautiful interior aesthetics which play an important role in making the background look good in your wedding photos.
While you might think any accommodation will do, remember all your getting ready photos will all be in that space. Your details, portraits with your bridal party and parents. How nicely styled the room is, will definitely have a huge impact on your wedding photos.
When a hotel is beautifully styled with furniture and decor pieces, it can inspire photos. For example, an antique or funky armchair is a nice spot to sit your flowers or shoes on for those photos of your beautiful bridal details. Rather than it just being a bouquet photo, it takes on a more editorial feel. Recently I used this pewter mirror tray in the suite at the Alex Perry Apartments for some detail photos. Thank you Alex Perry for leaving a glamorous furnishing piece for Anna & Joe’s wedding photos !
Interiors and styling can help tell the story of your day. If you are having a city wedding, then a modern apartment with funky furniture ties into the inner-city urban vibe of your wedding. Again if your wedding has a country feel, then a charming cottage for your getting ready photos will help add to the authenticity and storytelling of your garden or country wedding.
Something to consider, if the bride and groom get ready at the same hotel, you get a cohesive feel to your wedding photos with the same or similar interior decor and backdrop to both your photos.
The hotels that have made my list of best accommodation for bride and groom photos in Brisbane are :
THE BEST BRISBANE HOTELS FOR BRIDES & GROOMS
The perfect accommodation in Brisbane City
Stamford Plaza, Brisbane – the well appointed Stamford is located right on the riverfront next to the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens and a short walk to the Eagle Street Pier restaurant precinct. The suites at the Stamford are beautifully styled with rich timbers and dark burgundy and gold tones for an elegant and romantic feel.
Brisbane’s New Inchcolm Hotel, Spring Hill – the elegantly refurbished New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites is in the heart of Brisbane. A boutique style hotel that speaks of elegance and sophistication with every room stylishly appointed from floor to ceiling.
Meriton Adelaide Street Apartments – located on the edge of the city with views of the Story Bridge. The hotel has easy access to your wedding venue whether it is in the city or the nearby Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Kangaroo Point or Paddington. Modern appointed apartments with lots of white walls to keep the focus on the panoramic views of Brisbane.
MacArthur Chambers – the perfect central location on Elizabeth Street in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. This charming heritage building fuses modern comforts for their guests.
The best inner city Brisbane accommodation for weddings
Alex Perry Apartments, Fortitude Valley – the glamourous Fortitude Valley apartments are tastefully decorated and there is even a rooftop deck with views of the city.
Riverview Hotel, Hamilton – the swanky recently refurbished Riverview Hotel in Hamilton has interiors to suit any modern couple’s tastes. The interiors include geometric-patterned wallpaper in fresh pastel colours, give the feel of a boutique New York apartment. A selection of suites have big windows with stunning views looking out over the Brisbane River, Bulimba and Teneriffe.
The best AirBnB Accommodation for Brisbane Brides & Grooms
Personally a charming city cottage in Brisbane is a great alternative to hotel accommodation. With multiple bedrooms and the option to hire the entire house, creates a personal space for everyone to get ready for the big day. Typically bed & breakfast accommodation are quaint little cottages with a more homely feel. They are beautifully decorated on the interiors and the gardens are maintained for that natural cottage garden feel. Here are some photos from a City Cottage in Paddington Brisbane where one of my brides chose for her getting ready accommodation. I had a ball using the different areas of the house to use for her bridal details and portraits.
One of the largest online marketplaces for finding accommodation, AirBnB is always a great resource for finding alternative accommodation, and especially for your Brisbane wedding.