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Marriage Celebrants Bundaberg
Are you thinking of getting married in country South East Queensland?
If so, you can’t go past Bundaberg, a historic rural town on the beautiful Burnett River about 385 kilometres (239 mi) north of Brisbane. It is also an important tourism gateway for the Great Barrier Reef as well as National parks.
Imagine; your day starts with a delicious breakfast and coffee overlooking the Burnett River or the beach and the Coral Sea looking out towards Fraser Island, with your favourite marriage celebrant while you go over the details of your special day.
Bundaberg is understandably a very popular choice as a wedding destination in SE Qld. Not only is it a historic area, with beautiful beaches close by, but there are many amazing wedding venue options from unique bushland and lagoon settings to a family owned homestead to a stunning and intimate beach wedding at nearby Bargara Beach. There are plenty of Bundaberg wedding venue options catering to all sizes of wedding parties and budgets.
The name Bundaberg comes from both the name of one of the local Aboriginal kinship groups “Bunda” and the Saxon word for town, “berg”, and was originally coined by surveyor John Charlton Thompson around 1847.
In 1848 , two British pastoralists, Gregory Blaxland and William Forster selected much of the area of Bundaberg to set up a sheep station called Tirroan. Blaxland (son of Blue Mountains explorer Gregory Blaxland) and Forster (later to become premier of New South Wales), had previous history of taking possession of land by force and at least 2 shepherds were killed in 1849 with further deaths to the local Aboriginal people after which Blaxland was clubbed to death. Sadly, this resulted in a large massacre of local inhabitants. A few years later Forster sold the land, which later changed from Tirroan to Gin Gin – both of which are towns to the west of present day Bundaberg.
The town of Bundaberg was officially set up in 1870 and became a port town for agricultural products. Although timber was the first real industry, from the 1870’s Sugar cane became the major export of the area and still is to this day. From it’s early beginnings, Bundaberg has expanded to the beautiful town that it is today.
Bundaberg was ranked fifth most equable climate in any Australian town or city
Molasses was a by-product of the sugar industry and in order to better utilize it the now famous Bundaberg Rum was established in 1885, beginning operations in 1888. Today, all around Australia the rum from this distiller is lovingly known as “bundy”.
What to do in Bundaberg
There are many interesting things to do in and around Bundaberg. Your wedding guests staying here should tour the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, take a leisurely walk around the historic CBD or impressive Botanic Gardens, visit Alexandra Park Zoo or, depending on the time of year, take an encounter tour of the loggerhead turtles that lay eggs on the beach nearby. After a relaxing tea or coffee in one of the many coffee shops or café’s, your guests will be nice and relaxed before getting ready to share your special day with you.
There are all types of accommodation available for your wedding guests in the Bundaberg area, and there’s somewhere to stay to suit all budgets and needs. For those who are not staying here it is very easily accessible via bus, train or car.
Australian Marriage Celebrants
AMC is the largest directory of marriage celebrants in Australia with marriage celebrants in and around Bundaberg who will help make your special day as perfect as it can be. Not only will they tailor, in a very personal way, your wedding but they also have years of experience in the Bundaberg Area and can help you with suggestions like wedding venues, photographers, flowers etc.
All AMC marriage celebrants are authorised marriage celebrants under Australian law
An “authorised celebrant” is a person who is authorised (registered) by the Australian Government to perform legal marriages according to the Marriage Act 1961