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Townsville is planning the north’s biggest renewal of wedding vows to celebrate the centenary of one of the city’s most loved but understated icons, the Anzac Park Bandstand.

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Wedding Vow Renewal Anzac Park Bandstand Centenary Townsville

Townsville is planning the north’s biggest renewal of wedding vows to celebrate the centenary of one of the city’s most loved but understated icons, the Anzac Park Bandstand.

The Townsville City Council has put the call out to the hundreds of couples married in Anzac Park or any of the city’s parks over the years to take part in the ceremony during a big day of celebrations on Sunday, September 29.

Mayor Cr Jenny Hill said Anzac Park continued to be one of the most popular sites for outdoor weddings in the city. “The bandstand is an important piece of Townsville’s history and heritage and it’s important to mark the 100 year milestone with a community celebration,” Cr Hill said. “The bandstand has featured in many hundreds of weddings over the years and getting couples back to renew their vows as part of the big day is a terrific way to help celebrate the centenary."

“We are putting the call out for couples who were married in Anzac Park to register their interest for the occasion. “It’s a chance for couples to be part of an historic occasion and at the same time reaffirm their commitment to each other.”

Well known Magnetic Island-based Townsville civil celebrant Crusty Heron, who has married 50 couples at the bandstand, will officiate at the mass renewal of vows.

Brass and Brides: 100th Anniversary Anzac Park Bandstand is a free event and will include live ‘brass band’ entertainment, stall displays, historic re-enactments, croquet games, sausage sizzle, photographic displays of the bandstand’s past, and a kids’ zone. Keep the kids occupied while you celebrate your marriage.

The number of weddings in the city’s high profile public areas has grown steadily since civil celebrants were first introduced in the early 1970s.

Since 2008, 232 ceremonies have been held in Anzac Park alone.

Couples can register for Brass and Brides by email: rsvp@townsville.qld.gov.au or call:  07 4727 9013

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And congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Your marriage ceremony marks the beginning of the next stage in your lives together. It is a public celebration of your commitment to each other and your decision to to take up the joys and responsibilities of sharing your life with another person.

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Sasha Edgley & David Stafford's love affair with Magnetic Island ended up in a Barefoot Wedding followed by 
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Visit Sasha & David's beach front Restaurant & Gallery 
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week 3 - 7 September 2010

Next year why not stay a week longer & get married while you are here, on your yacht, or on one of our 23 beaches & bays. 


Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and the ambiance of Magnetic Island each September, Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember.  With top notch racing, a spectator boat for the patrons, live bands and partying galore, the program of events is sure to leave you wanting more year after year.  You don’t need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the Sunferries Spectator Boat and following heels of the fleet or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

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Propose this year... get married next year! After the race of course.

V8 Supercars Armor All Townsville 400, 9-11 July 2010 & Your Wedding

Visiting Townsville for the V8 Supercars Armor All Townsville 400? Why not get married while you are here

What a perfect time to elope!  Just the two of you…
and a couple of witnesses of course.

Extend your stay and have a Tropical Magnetic Island Wedding after the race. The weather is perfect. Balmy days, coolish, cuddle up nights. Amazing sunsets. You can choose a location on one of Magnetic Islands 23 Beaches & Bays; get married on a yacht, a tall ship or a dinghy. Have a sunrise wedding. Get married on horseback at Horseshoe Bay. Do it barefoot on the beach… fly to your wedding in the infamous Red Baron Sea plane.

To find out more about the possibilities visit the Magnetic Island Wedding Ceremony Locations Map, the Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide, the Magnetic Island Guide then contact an experienced Island resident Celebrant obligation free to find out how to create the island wedding ceremony of your dreams.

Elope to Maggie after the V8 Supercars Armor All Townsville 400 .

Renew your marriage vows with Magnetic Island and Townsville Wedding Celebrant David Crusty Herron at North Queensland's Biggest Vow Renewal Ceremony ever.

~Brass and Brides~ 
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Anzac Park Bandstand 
Sunday 29 September 2013

Register Now!
It's free...

Renew your wedding vows and your love for each other as we celebrate 100 years of tying the knot.

Information and Bookings phone 07 4727 9013


Vow Renewal Anzac Park Bandstand Townsville

Photo: Scott Radford Chisholm TSV Bulletin

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The Picnic Bay Hotel Water Garden Oasis Function Room. Magnetic Island's newest most affordardable all in one Wedding Service and Reception Venue.

At last! A truly affordable wedding reception venue, location and coordinating service for your Magnetic Island Wedding. The Picnic Bay Hotel has undergone massive refurbishing with the spectacularly designed function room the major feature. Why choose Water Garden Oasis, The Picnic Bay Hotel Function Room?

Nothing evokes a feeling of true love like a romantic beachside wedding in an idyllic tropical location.

For many couples the idea of whisking their nearest and dearest off to paradise to celebnrate their wedding day is a dream come true.

The new Picnic Bay Hotel Water Garden Oasis Function Room is the ideal location for a relaxed destination wedding and the perfect option for the couple who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life when they say 'I do'.

From the polished wood floors to the enviable oceanside location it's the perfect venue to hold a memorable function.

What makes the Picnic Bay Hotel Water Garden Oasis Function Room the right choice for your Island Wedding?
  • The venue is designed with you and your guests in mind. It has is entirely separate from the other hotel facilities and has it's own easy access bar, all weather terrace opening onto a screened private landscaped garden ideal for setting up marquees, a delightful and variable lighting schema and much more. A great feature is the Function Room's excellent accoustics which are enhanced by soundproofed double glazed windows so live music and DJs are welcomed.
  • The location, with a delightful grass and tree fringed beach right at the door, no crowds, the heritage  Picnic Bay Jetty and the spectacular uninterrupted views across Cleveland Bay to Townsville and Cape Cleveland. Be wed on the beach or under the Banyans and Palms. Just metres from the reception venue.
  • Affordability, inquire now and you will be pleasantly surprised with the low cost of this complete wedding service. Now you can have an island wedding you really can afford.
  • In house, professional and experienced wedding planners and coordinators to ensure that your wedding will be exactly what you want, what you dreamed of, at a price you can afford
  • The Picnic Bay Hotel Function Room is the newest Magnetic Island wedding reception and function venue. Officially Opened on 30th Mar 2012

Contact Theresa, The Picnic Bay Hotel Function Manager now to find out more

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Need a celebrant? Before you decide see 'How to choose a marriage celebrant' and 'Magnetic Island Wedding and Family Celebrant' and chat with Theresa

Sunferries Magnetic Island Wedding Expo March 2011


Don't miss Sunferries Magnetic Island Wedding Expo March 2011

Have you been dreaming of your ideal destination wedding? Dream no more... Head east to Magnetic Island in March for the Sunferries Magnetic Island Wedding Expo to plan the wedding of your dreams!

Based out of the luxurious Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, the Sunferries Magnetic Island Wedding Expo features a range of wedding professionals exhibiting on the day to make the planning of your big day go without a hitch.

All the services you need, plus more, will be on hand including celebrants, venues, photographers, hen's and buck's day ideas and accommodation to accessories, bonbonnieres and transport, making this expo your one-stop-shop for your big day.

Dates and times for the 2011 expo have not been released yet, please check back here soon... or Sunferries Travel

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