The garden is available for weddings from late May through to mid October, when the weather is usually perfect for outdoor events.
We are booked out for 2019 weekend weddings.
We have very limited remaining availability for weekend weddings in 2020, and we are now taking bookings for 2021.
We can sometimes take bookings at short notice for tiny mid-week elopements, or a mid-week micro-wedding, so please get in touch if you want to get married now in Cairns’ most popular garden wedding venue.
Enquiries always welcome.
We offer the following facilities:
For weddings, we offer a complete event venue from ceremony through to the end of your reception.
You choose your own suppliers from the many amazing and talented people offering wedding services such as caterers, celebrants, florists, cake-makers, make-up artists, hairdressers, musicians, videographers and photographers. See who we recommend.
Our couples are welcome to set up various activities at various locations throughout the garden, and to style the garden with your choice of decorations.
We offer our hiring couples exclusive use of LALOLI throughout ceremony, in-between party, and reception. Access to the venue is from 10.00am on the day before for setting-up, or rehearsing, from 10.00am on the day of your booking for set up, to 11:00pm on the night of your function.
Included in the venue hire are our fourteen hand-made white-painted wedding pews (seating for 56) which you may use for the ceremony, and a signing table with matching chairs, and numerous other benefits including substantial planning and function support during your event.
We have ample power supply available throughout the venue, including sufficient supply for bands and caterers. We also have a back-up power plan so that, in the unlikely event that the power supply fails, we can ensure that your party will continue.
LALOLI is lovely in the moonlight, and we also have permanent lighting throughout the garden, and in the Sugar Shed, and extra lighting for hire by prior agreem
Our ceremony spaces are:
Our formal wedding gazebo garden;
The Bamboo Chapel (for smaller ceremonies);
The Western Lawn; or
Our Figtree (July and August).
Post ceremony (pre-reception) parties can be held:
In the Bamboo Chapel;
The Western Lawn;
The Pyramid Lawn; and
The Sugar Shed Lawn.
Reception spaces are:
The Sugar Shed;
The Bamboo Chapel; and
The Western Lawn.
What we do:
We are always here to provide support to our hirers, both before and during the event.
We provide extensive support to our couples during the planning stage, including a repeat visit to the venue for planning purposes where we assist with developing the event plan, and contact by email and phone.
During your event we are here to usher your guests from carpark to ceremony, liaise with your suppliers before and during your event, and we assist with solutions for you and your guests if anything goes wrong on your day. We can assist with cueing music for your ceremony, and your bridal party entrance, if required. We can help with cake storage, and with setting up of table flowers or other decorations (within reason) on the day of your event.
We pull down and clean up (subject to conditions) for couples who hire the majority of their furniture from us, freeing you up for post-celebrations and relaxation in the days after your event.
We can also assist with general styling and set up, again by agreement, or by provision of our special add-ons such as our "Festoon Light Marquee" for the Western Lawn, or our Bamboo Chapel "Bling" package.
We have competitively priced hire furniture available on-site, which we set-up and pull-down as part of the furniture hire, including large wooden trestle tables, wooden bentwood and ladderback chairs, wine barrels, a collection of casual cane furniture and other special items. Being on-site, there are no delivery fees for couples who hire furniture from us.
Please ask us how we can add value to your event, and make the planning and execution of your wedding event stress and trouble free.
Parking and transport
There is ample space for parking on the property in the carpark which located on Roos Road, just past the Sugar Shed driveway. The venue is comfortably accessible for guests on foot from the car park (about 70 metres). Vehicles may be left on the property overnight for collection the following day, at the risk of the vehicle’s owner. Please discuss your transport and parking needs with us.
We suggest that you consider offering your guests the option of bus transport to and from the venue. Bus pick-up can be made available from the Sugar Shed with the cooperation of the bus-driver. Please ask us about available options.
Your suppliers should enter by the Sugar Shed driveway, or the track from the car park. Your bridal party may arrive via the Sugar Shed driveway as it affords an alternative private route, away from your guests.
Music and dancing
Music is lovely in the garden. We can suggest a number of artists and bands who might suit your taste. LALOLI has a number of sites suitable for a casual grass dance floor.
Wet weather options
Garden weddings are divine when the weather is fine, and it is rare that rain is a problem. Our awesome wet weather reception solution is “the Sugar Shed”, which is a magnificent venue for a reception either during rain or when it is dry. Wet weather ceremony options include the verandahs of LALOLI house, the western patio, and the Sugar Shed, depending upon guest numbers. If the weather is looking inclement, we will contact you in the morning to discuss available options for your ceremony and reception, but it may be necessary that we make a last minute call if the weather is against an outdoor ceremony.