COVID-19 Elopement Packages


Has your wedding been postponed due to COVID-19 but you can’t wait any longer to commit to your loved one? Riverlife’s COVID-19 elopement packages will get you down the aisle! 

Riverlife’s stunning riverfront Brisbane Wedding Venue is the perfect location to elope. Begin the start of forever in front of breathtaking Brisbane city views in a lush riverside parkland. Choose an all-inclusive package and let our events team take care of your special day. Do you have your dream photographer or celebrant booked? Choose a BYO elopement package to personally tailor your special day. All eloping couples will have access to our breathtaking photo spots throughout the venue to capture the beginning of forever. Let us help you say ‘I Do’ with Riverlife’s COVID-19 elopement packages!

Eloping During COVID-19

Government restrictions have been put in place around weddings and events for your health and safety. If you are still choosing to tie the knot you are allowed a maximum of 5 people in your wedding party. With the happy couple, celebrant and photographer, your guest list fills up quickly leaving you with just one spot left for one guest. Our advice? Have your guest live stream your wedding to your friends and family, and ask your photographer to set up a camera to record your nuptials. Can’t get married without your mum or best friend? Have them ordained online (costs apply in Australia) and let them officiate. This will make your elopement that little bit more special and memorable. Elope now at Riverlife and when restrictions have been lifted, return with your friends and family to celebrate your commitment to each other!

*Please note this Elopement Package is only available for elopements held before 31 August.

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We would love the opportunity to host your event! Enquire now to receive detailed package options and date availability. We realise every client is different, with this in mind please do not hesitate to ask for a tailored package to help us deliver your perfect event.
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Celebrating Your Elopement

So you’ve done it, you’ve officially tied the knot and it’s time to celebrate. Riverlife’s elopement packages include a bottle of champagne for the happy couple to enjoy post-nuptials. What about when restrictions lift and you can finally celebrate with your friends and family? Check out these ideas for your celebration.

Renew Your Vows

Renew your vows in front of your family and friends in Riverlife’s riverside parklands with beautiful city views and fresh, open-air. Re-commit to each other with everyone you love by your side. Post-renewal, grab photos with all your guests before putting on your party dress and heading over to the wedding reception venue to get the party started!

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Re-Do Your Reception

It’s now time to re-do your wedding reception. While your elopement was about the happy couple celebrating your love together, your reception if about celebrating your love with those who love you. Riverlife boasts 5 unique riverfront wedding reception spaces hosting up to 300 people, to celebrate saying ‘I do’. Our passionate events team are dedicated to making your dream reception a reality, personalising all aspects of your special day. See some of the most popular receptions ideas or let us customise your special day to suit you.

Brisbane Riverfront Cocktail Party

The Riverfront Deck space fits up to 200 guests for cocktail receptions with the most incredible evening views of the city. The most popular space at Riverlife, this versatile outdoor venue can be transformed with creative styling to suit your personality and style. Enjoy delicious hot and cold canapes served by our professional staff and free-flowing drinks under the twinkling lights and carve it up on the dance floor. Got a family of groovers and need more space? Combine spaces! Combine the Riverfront Deck with the City Lights Marquee or Sunset Marquee setting up the dance floor on the Riverfront Deck and host drinks, dining and speeches under one of our large permanent marquees. Enquire here for our cocktail reception package. 

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Intimate Long Table Dinner

Keep things intimate with a long table dinner of your closest friends and family. For something fine-ding choose a delicious 2 or 3-course set menu, with favourites like Confit duck leg, truffle potato mash, buttered broccolini and port wine reduction on the menu. Looking for something more homely? Our share style family feasts are served down the middle of the table for guests to share and enjoy. Start with our chef’s selection cheeseboard, before choosing 3 canapes, 2 mains and 3 sides. The twice-cooked pork belly, bok choy, Asian slaw and sticky bbq glaze is always a winner!

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All-Out Affair

Going all-out for your reception after saving on your ceremony? Hire out Riverlife’s entire riverfront venue turning each space into a different area of your party. Begin the night serving champagne and canapes and offer relaxed seating in the City Light Marquee as your guests arrive. They’ll love catching up, snapping photos and enjoying delectable canapes like our Peking duck spring rolls and mouthwatering pork buns. Move your guests into the Sunset Marquee which will be set up for your sit-down alternate-drop set-menu. Then officially make your grand entrance as the happy couple and include your would-be wedding party if you like. Proceed with an entree of heirloom tomato and goats cheese tart, balsamic onion, fresh basil and salsa verde before starting the speeches for the evening. Throughout the evening move to the Riverfront Deck for your first dance under the twinkling city lights. Now that the official part of the evening is over it’s time to kick off your heels and dance the night away! Talk to your very own Event Manager about all the ways you can customise your reception party.

Whether you are looking for a traditional black-tie reception, a relaxed cocktail party or intimate long table dinner, our passionate events team can make all your reception dreams come true!

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