Wedding Venues Canberra

Whether you’ve always pictured your wedding ceremony in the leafy parks around Lake Burley Griffin or within the formal setting of the iconic Old Parliament House and Rose Garden, there are plenty of beautiful options if you’re planning a wedding in Australia’s capital city. Canberra wedding venues range across many sizes and styles, and we’re including them all in this list. Come spring, summer, autumn, or winter, we’ve got a Canberra wedding venue that’s perfect for you.

Whether you’ve always pictured your wedding ceremony in the leafy parks around Lake Burley Griffin or within the formal setting of the iconic Old Parliament House and Rose Garden, there are plenty of beautiful options if you’re planning a wedding in Australia’s capital city. Canberra wedding venues range across many sizes and styles, and we’re including them all in this list. Come spring, summer, autumn, or winter, we’ve got a Canberra wedding venue that’s perfect for you.

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5.0 (37) · Barton, Australian Capital Territory

The Boat House is a renowned wedding venue located on the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. With over 30 years of experience in hosting weddings, the venue has built an iconic reputation for delivering exceptional events.

4.8 (28) · Sutton, Australian Capital Territory

Goolabri is a gorgeous multi room dry hire boutique wedding venue located just 20 minutes from Canberra. It boasts 300 acres of beautiful parkland, manicured gardens, and a nature reserve — perfect for a glamorous indoor or marquee wedding. Built by hand, you can expect nothing less than a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy the expansive grounds, secret gardens, and 30 years of charm.

4.8 (21) · Crackenback, New South Wales

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a breathtaking wedding venue nestled in New South Wales’ exquisite Snowy Mountains. It boasts idyllic indoor and outdoor wedding settings, awe-inspiring mountain and lake views, luxury boutique accommodation, and endless photo ops! For flexible packages, quality, location-inspired menus, and a host of exciting activities, you can’t look past this spectacular venue.

5.0 (2) · Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

With an atmosphere of elegance and refinement, Waters Edge offers the perfect venue for your boutique wedding. This delightfully intimate setting creates a sophisticated ambience and delivers a beautifully crafted food and wine experience. The team from Waters Edge prides itself on impeccable standards in service, wedding coordination, and cuisine that will leave your guests delighted.

5.0 (6) · Gunning, New South Wales

Located in the rustic setting of Gunning, The Old Coach Stables is a historic wedding venue dating back to 1857, newly restored and converted into a stunning restaurant. This unique venue offers delicious catering, romantic manicured gardens for ceremonies, and a moody reception area. Combining history, tasty fare, and delicious wine, this rural property is perfectly suited for country weddings.

5.0 (4) · Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory

Nestled above the delightful Pulp Book Cafe @ Federation Square, Gold Creek, ACT, Manor@pulp is an idyllic setting for your dream wedding. This charming and cozy venue offers a warm, inviting atmosphere that is perfect for couples seeking an intimate and stylish wedding experience.

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5.0 (2) · Deakin, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Deakin Football Club is a beloved attraction and wedding venue nestled in Canberra’s inner south. It boasts two stylish blank canvas function rooms — one with floor-to-ceiling glass and one with neutral tones, a spacious dancefloor, and a lovely bridal table. For fantastic packages, delicious, modern menus, and outstanding service, look no further than Canberra Deakin Football Club!

5.0 (7) · Hall, Australian Capital Territory

Gold Creek Station Hall stands as a testament to history. Gold Creek Station has witnessed love stories unfold since 1861. The Starr family, stewards of the land for nearly 50 years, welcomes couples to Kinsleyside Manor—a newly crafted function centre embodying Australia's architectural heritage. With stained glass windows, deep verandas, and a serene environment, this venue exudes ambience.

5.0 (1) · Majura, Australian Capital Territory

The Truffle Farm in Australia offers a unique blend of rustic charm and natural beauty for your wedding reception and ceremony. Ideal for foodies, dog lovers, and those seeking a relaxed, country-inspired venue, it’s the perfect wedding location. Enjoy a magical wedding at one of the most enchanting wedding reception venues in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Our Complete Guide to Canberra Wedding Venue Hire

Considering Canberra for your wedding? We can see why! The capital is home to some of Australia's most unique and stunning venues. With scenic landscapes, cultural attractions, and a vibrant food scene, the city offers a blend of sophistication and modernity reflected in its diverse wedding venues, from chic city spaces to rustic countryside estates.

Explore museums, galleries, and nearby national parks, and indulge in the city's foodie paradise with a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes serving up diverse cuisines. Whether you're a local or planning a destination wedding, Canberra's mix of urban appeal and natural beauty provides an intriguing contrast you and your guests will love.

Some of Canberra's most popular wedding venues are the Old Parliament House and Rose Garden, the non-denominational Gold Creek Chapel, the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion overlooking the National Arboretum, the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, and The Boat House at Lake Burley Griffin. Of course, there are many more Canberra wedding venues worth checking out in your search for the perfect wedding setting. The city's many museums and galleries make stunning backdrops for an elegant wedding, and there are plenty of local restaurants with wedding spaces and luxury hotels with beautiful ballrooms.

Our Easy Weddings Venue Finders have done the research for you and are bringing you the best Canberra wedding venues.

Getting married in Canberra? Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to:

  • Taking your wedding photos or engagement photos in the flowers at Commonwealth Park
  • Photos with your wedding party at the Australian National Botanic Gardens or in front of the National Carillon on Aspen Island
  • Drinks with your groomsmen at Braddon's beer hubs Bentspoke and Braddon Brew or wander around the shops of Manuka and Kingston with your bridesmaids
  • Sunset photos at Mt Ainslie, Black Mountain, or Anzac Parade overlooking the lake
  • Spending the day after your wedding relaxing in one of the city's many luxury spas

How do I find the best wedding venues in Canberra?

Canberra, with its unique charm and diverse offerings, provides a wide selection of wedding venues. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, the city caters to a variety of wedding styles and budgets. The challenge lies in determining which venue resonates most with you, but fear not – we're here to assist you. Use our easy directory to filter venues by style, size and budget to find an option tailored to your needs!

How can I discover wedding venues in Canberra with picturesque views?

If a breathtaking view is a priority for your Canberra wedding, you're in for a treat. Canberra's scenic landscapes and iconic structures serve as stunning backdrops. Simplify your search for the perfect view-centric venue by utilising the "style" filter in the Easy Weddings directory. Choose options like "rooftop" and "scenic view" to refine and enhance your search experience.

How do I find the top-rated wedding venues in Canberra?

Looking for top rated Canberra wedding venues? Be sure to consider the reviews when browsing the Easy Weddings directory. Thousands of couples just like you have taken the time to review their experiences – this feedback can be invaluable in finding your venue (and other suppliers!). Our directory streamlines the decision-making process by presenting a thoughtfully curated list of venues acknowledged for their outstanding quality.

Are there unique wedding venues in Canberra?

Looking for something a little different? Canberra provides one-of-a-kind spaces. Explore diverse options, ranging from art galleries to historic theatres and striking warehouses. To track down Canberra's most unique wedding venues, utilise the "unique" filter in the "styles" section of our directory to explore these exceptional options.

How can I find waterfront wedding venues in Canberra?

You might not find golden sand and crashing waves in Canberra, but you will find gorgeous lakes with plenty of waterfront venue options to consider for your wedding day. Simply use the "waterview" filter located in the "styles" section of our directory to refine your search and discover the perfect waterfront venue for your Canberra wedding.

What is the best time of year for a wedding in Canberra?

Canberra is beautiful and sunny during autumn and spring, and both are very popular times of year for outdoor Canberra weddings. Summer can be scorching and dry, so an indoor wedding reception venue option might be the right pick for this time of year, depending on your wedding date. Winter weddings will have plenty of cosy wedding venue options.

What are the popular wedding styles in Canberra?

Wedding venues in and around Canberra tend to be fairly traditional, with many garden wedding venues, homesteads in the hills, museum wedding venues, and various religious and non-denominational chapels.

Are there any major events in Canberra that we should consider when planning our wedding?

Canberra is widespread and offers many lovely accommodation options, so there is no need to stress over the city being too busy to book hotels during particular times of year. That said, traffic can be heavy during some local events like Canberra Day and Floriade Festival.

Should we consider any wedding venue locations near Canberra?

If you're looking to get out of Canberra for your wedding, we'd recommend extending your wedding venue search to include the South Coast or the Southern Highlands.