The couple were originally considering a backyard wedding at Ben’s family home, however after a little brainstorming on how to bring it all together, it became clear that it would be too difficult to organise a wedding of 90 guests including the wedding party. After looking at just one wedding venue Charlene and Ben decided that The Walkbabout Creek at The Gap on the outskirts of Brisbane CBD was the perfect venue to hold their big day. The venue was very appealing to the couple from the beginning as was situated on National Parklands. It had an intimate and peaceful feeling. The venue was also close to where Ben grew up, which is where the couple can envisage bringing up their own future family. The venue boasted a function centre which had an open-air chapel set amongst the lush bushlands and a reception room perfect for their wedding style and size. Charlene and Ben’s civil wedding ceremony began with Charlene walking down the aisle to the song ‘Your Everything’ by Keith Urban.
The couple wanted to ensure all their guests were happy so they chose an alternate drop of steak and fish at their reception dinner. Charlene and Ben found the venue’s staff to be of an exceptional standard and very helpful throughout the whole planning process of the wedding day.