Ahh weddings. There are not too many more memorable days in your life than your wedding day. If you are in Canberra, you are quite lucky. In a very small distance there are a large amount of truly excellent wedding venues.
No matter what type of wedding you want to have, or what your budget is, there is definitely something perfect for you. And that’s what we hope you discover in our list today.
(Don’t forget to check out our list on the best wedding cake makers in Canberra as well!)
Wedding Venues In Canberra – Something Unique For Your Special Day
The Deck at Regatta Point | Parkes
Overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Burley Griffin, The Deck at Regatta Point is an exceptional wedding venue that features both indoor and outdoor event space.
With square footage large enough to hold a seated party for up to 140 guests or a cocktail celebration for up to 349, the space is not only expansive, but visually stunning.
The ambiance and décor found within the Deck at Regatta Point is simplistically chic and contemporary. The semi-circular floor plan offers breathtaking views of the sun as it sets just over the water, making for a remarkable backdrop to your wedding celebration.
Canberra Southern Cross Club | Phillip
The Canberra Southern Cross Club provides brides and grooms with five different wedding venue options, each offering event space that ranges in size and style.
Although the Woden, the Tuggeranong, the Yacht Club, and the Jamison facilities all offer traditional rooms that are appropriate for both ceremonies and receptions, their most unique venue option is certainly the M.V. Southern Cross, an exclusive boat that takes guests on a private cruise around Lake Burley Griffin.
With enough space to hold up to 105 guests, the M.V. Southern Cross is perfect for small, intimate celebrations. If you are a bride looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony and reception that is both swanky, sophisticated, and aesthetically pleasing, the Canberra Southern Cross Club offers a variety of venues to choose from.
The Hellenic Club of Canberra boasts an array of different wedding venues. Between the Woden, City, and Floresco options, the Hellenic Club offers both traditional, indoor event space, as well as stunning outdoor areas that are immaculately groomed with tropical flowers and peaceful waterfalls.
Whether brides are seeking a modern, chic, and contemporary venue that is located in the heart of the hustling, bustling city life, or they prefer a more relaxed oasis of floral blossoms and lush green plants, the Hellenic Club can customize a wedding to compliment the couple’s desired theme or ambiance.
Their options even include a romantic winery! The Hellenic club provides a variety of smaller spaces that are ideal for an intimate gathering, while their largest event space will accommodate weddings of up to 500 guests.
Boat House by the Lake | Barton
Also situated along the waterfront, the Boat House by the Lake is an all-inclusive wedding venue that features covered outdoor patio space, a plush green lawn, a beautiful tree lined boardwalk along the water’s edge, and spectacular interior rooms that are both warm and exquisitely decorated.
With wooden accents, a natural rock adorned fireplace, and a warm colour scheme, the Boat House is not only sophisticated and welcoming, but has a very organic and rustic ambiance.
This space is appropriate for a seated celebration of up to 140 people, and approximately 300 standing. It is the ideal venue for anyone seeking a luxurious and classic wedding event.
Ginninderry Homestead | North West Rural Canberra
This sophisticated estate consists of an elegant homestead with classic, French inspired décor and 70 acres of pristinely landscaped gardens and countryside.
With plenty of refined backdrops including the raw and organic blossoms of the expansive yards, a peaceful creek, and the various antique accents of the stylish, indoor accommodations, the Ginninderry Homestead is a classic, luxurious, and dignified establishment that holds up to 90 guests for a seated meal, or 120 for a standing, cocktail reception.
The extensive size of the plush green yards and the plethora of delicate flowering blooms make this venue ideal for any bride that is seeking to incorporate Mother Nature’s breathtaking beauty into her big day.
The Lobby Restaurant | Parkes
Ever dreamed of getting married amongst the flowers? At The Lobby Restaurant in Canberra you can. Say your vows amid the world class National Rose Gardens surrounded by a canopy of beautiful old trees.
Not only a romantic location for your wedding ceremony but the reception too… the onsite restaurant is framed by floor-to-ceiling glass and surrounded by ferns and bamboo.
Current information packs are available by request and menu’s can be tailored to your tastes.
Poachers Pantry | Hall
Established in 1991, Poachers Pantry is a family owned business. They pride themselves on tranquil surrounds and high quality regional produce.
Fancy a country wedding? This unique rustic location offers the opportunity to marry beneath the spreading branches of a magnificent Golden Elm tree.
Contact their wedding coordinator for full details on packages and special weekday rates.
Rose Cottage | Gilmore
Rose Cottage is a little slice of history… Restored heritage cottages dating back to the 1800’s and stunning Kurrajong trees are the centrepiece of nine acres of beautifully grassed and landscaped surrounds.
Rose cottage has 3 designated buildings available for hire or if you would prefer to be out with nature, the deck and garden spaces offer a relaxed environment for making memories.
Venue hire rates vary but start at $250 for a deck or garden area up to $750 for one of the other event buildings.
Canberra Rex Hotel | Canberra
One kilometre from the city centre and minutes from well known national attractions, the Canberra Rex Hotel has recently completed their first stage of planned renovations and expansions.
Promising you can have your day, your way… The hotel offers all services related to your big day from state-of-the-art venue hire, wedding coordinator, personalised menu’s, specialised lighting and accommodation.
Contact the event staff for all prices and venue availability.
So that’s our list of our top 9 Canberra wedding venues. What do you think of our selections? Tell us in the comments below if you’ve had a wedding in Canberra and where! Also if you are looking for great places to buy wedding flowers, we’ve got that covered!
Image Credit: Enjo Smith
All information & pricing above was correct at time of publishing.
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