National Arboretum Canberra

4.9 (10 reviews) 
Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
7 days by Appointment

With an abundance of natural light and sweeping views across iconic Canberra places, the venues at the National Arboretum Canberra are world class.

The National Arboretum has selective romantic settings and many great locations for photography, with dynamic backdrops for these precious records of your special day.

The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is a spectacular, architecturally-designed venue. You will be wowed by the vistas through floor-to-ceiling glass as you step out onto a private balcony.

Perfect for small wedding ceremonies, the Pavilion conveys intimacy while offering the comfort and efficiency of modern features. The stylish design with arching walls, subtle lighting, a steeple roof and grand polished wooden front doors sets the scene for the beauty of your ceremony.

Our unique chapel is non-denominational, providing for your choice of civil celebrant or minister of religion. This venue has a seating capacity of 80 or standing space for 120 guests.

The Village Centre
At the heart of the Arboretum is the Village Centre, featuring soaring high ceilings inspired by the fronds of the adjoining Chilean wine palm forest. The Village Centre is filled with natural light from windows and glass doors that provide uninterrupted panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra.

With an abundance of natural light and sweeping views across some of Canberra’s most recognisable viewing points, the venues at the National Arboretum Canberra are purely majestic.

Our experienced wedding team at Ginger Catering are dedicated to ensuring that you and your partner are looked after through the entire coordination process.


Wedding Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $100 / High $180


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 200

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5 hours

Music must end by

12:00 AM


4.9" 10  reviews Review this supplier
26 Mar 2016

They were excellent. Everything was done was how it should have been. The attendant that we had was really friendly.

18 Mar 2016

Amazing wedding venue!

3 May 2015

Fantastic venue. The views over Canberra were amazing and the food and drink delicious. We had both our ceremony and reception at the NAC and were extremely happy with the smooth way everything ran on the day plus all the assistance in the lead up/planning stages..

17 Apr 2015

Fantastic meal and service!

15 Jan 2015

The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion was amazing for our ceremony and reception with amazing views and great catering packages at a reasonable price. Our quests were at awe of the venue. Would recommend the Pavilion for a wedding.

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