Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Rating
(35 reviews)
 
Location
8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days a week
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Celebrate your wedding at Canberra's most historic hotel, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. Host your guests to an intimate dinner under festoon lights in our beautiful garden or sit-down to an elegant dinner in the Kurrajong Room. It's together with our 10ft high ceilings, art-deco interiors and gorgeous courtyard, that makes this restored hotel the perfect setting for a romantic & indulgent wedding.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra first opened it's doors in 1926 and was the home to Prime Minister Ben Chifley throughout his political career, up until he passed away in 1951. Hotel Kurrajong Canberra continues to hold onto this heritage by sharing the history during guided tours and by reflecting the hotels' roots through its beautiful art-deco decor. The hotel is also proud keepers of books and artwork from the city's political history and leaders.

"From the minute we booked with Hotel Kurrajong Canberra we knew our wedding day was going to be perfect for us. The team was super responsive, always had an answer, and said yes to everything we requested." - Ann


If you've been dreaming of an elegant, stylish wedding at a venue steeped in history, then look no further than Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. Whether you're planning to host an intimate event, sit-down dinner or a cocktail party, this stunning Canberra hotel is the perfect location.

Choose to have your wedding ceremony in our stunning courtyard or beautiful garden terrace, followed by a reception under the elegance of chandelier lights. Have the option to stay the night prior with your bridal party in a Heritage Family Room and complete your evening as a married couple with a walk back to one of our executive suites.

What you'll love about your Hotel Kurrajong Canberra wedding:

    • Everything in one place. Feel at ease knowing your wedding day celebrations can take place in one location. From accommodation, ceremony, reception and gorgeous wedding photography spots.
    • Flexibility.
    • Choose to host up to 150 guests in a sit-down dinner or opt for a cocktail style reception for 200 guests.
    • Exceptional service.
    • The team at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra will take care of everything for you, including curating a wedding package and menu tailored to your style, taste and wishes.


What are the rooms at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra like?

The hotel comprises 147 gorgeous restored rooms overlooking Hotel Kurrajong Canberra's beautiful terrace gardens, including 26 that are located in the Heritage Wing with four executive suites.

    • Classic Room. Modern room with art deco finishes.
    • Classic Family Room. A spacious room with interconnecting bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating for up to four people.
    • Heritage Room.
    • Located in the Heritage Wing which initially opened in 1926.
    • Heritage Family Room.
    • A spacious room located in the Heritage Wing. Interconnecting bedrooms with two bathrooms, and accommodates for up to four people.
    • Heritage Room with Balcony. Step out onto a private balcony overlooking beautiful gardens.
    • Executive Suite. Relax in a spacious room with a separate living area, private bedroom and luxurious amenities and bathtub.
    • Terrace Room.
    • Soak up the sun and enjoy indoor and outdoor living. Step out of your room to a terrace area with outdoor furniture.


What hotel facilities are available at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra?

  • 24-hr reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Gym
  • Onsite parking ($15/day and subject to availability)


Does Hotel Kurrajong Canberra have a restaurant onsite?

Yes, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is home to seasonal and modern restaurant Chifley's Bar & Grill. The restaurant maintains a sense of history and pays homage to the region's wineries and local produce. Chef Saju Rajappan and his team specialise in meat cooked on the grill, while also featuring pasta, risotto and vegetarian dishes and of course tantalising desserts.

Chifley's Bar & Grill is named after Australian's 16th Prime Minister, Ben Chifley. In honour of his favourite drink, the bar offers a curated whiskey menu that takes guests on a tour of whiskies from around the world. They also offer a wide range of local and international wines, cocktails, beers and ciders.

Here's what else you need to know about Hotel Kurrajong Canberra:

  • This wedding venue has a warm interior with a touch of art-deco glamour.
  • You can tailor a wedding menu to your heart's desire with our delicious and seasonal produce.
  • Wedding venue packages designed specifically for you.
  • Various romantic settings throughout the venue to celebrate your wedding day celebrations.


What are some nearby attractions to Hotel Kurrajong Canberra?

There is a range of local and novel things to do in the vicinity of this Canberra hotel wedding venue. Stroll through Canberra's National Zoo & Aquarium where you can experience two attractions in one. Take a trip to the Australian War Memorial, a must-see for anyone passing through Canberra or visit the National Museum of Australia and explore Australia's social history.


"Hotel Kurrajong Canberra and their event team were amazing to deal with. It is an absolutely amazing venue with beautiful decor, and we couldn't have asked for a better day." - Sarah


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 150

Price per head

Low $135 / High $ 180

Ceremony

Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 150

Time restrictions

11:00 PM

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

No

Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$12 Per Hour

Music must end by

11:00 PM


Questions and Answers

Does the hotel have parking?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Parking is limited and subject to availability. The hotel has approximately 40 parking spaces which can not be pre-booked. There is street parking as an alternative to the Hotel.

Is a bridal suite included in the packages

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Yes, all of our Wedding packages include one night accomodation in our Bridal Suite overlooking our courtyard, plus breakfast for two.

Does the Hotel offer accomodation packages?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong has 147 accomodation rooms. We offer both king and twin rooms at a discounted rate for our Weddings. Rates start from $169.00 per room (subject to availability, terms and conditions). Group blocks are also available for large numbers.

Are we able to extend the beverage package?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Yes, our beverage packages can be extended beyond the 4 hour inclusion. $12.00 per person, per hour (subject to terms and conditions)

What theming does the hotel provide?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong includes chair covers and sashes of your choice of colour for the Wedding Reception as part of our existing packages. Any additional decorations and/or furniture can be arranged by our preferred supplier or a stylist of your choice.

Reviews

(35 reviews)
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27 Mar 2021

We had our Wedding at Hotel Kurrajong in March 2021 and we had the most amazing day! The venue was stunning and has ceremony and reception which was exactly what we wanted. The staff were exceptional, they where always there to help or answer any questions. Hotel Kurrajong also have their own event co-ordinator, Michaela (Mickey), she is just amazing and exceeded my expectations immensely. She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding came together. Hotel Kurrajong's in-house chef and team produced an incredible meal and all our guests where making comments on the food. We could not recommend Hotel Kurrajong highly enough as a wedding venue. Mickey and her team support you all the way through, the chef will chat to you to make sure the food is what you want and the team are more then happy to help you out or do anything you need.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Emily, thank you so much for sharing your wedding experience with us... we're overjoyed you had a fantastic time with us in the planning and duration of your special day. It was a pleasure for Mickey and the team to look after you, and we hope to see you at the hotel sometime in future.

20 Mar 2021

Cannot recommend the Hotel Kurrajong, and Mickey the planner who worked with us on our wedding, enough! We had excellent communication from the Hotel and they were always available to answer any questions we had during the planning process, nothing was too hard (even with the uncertainty of covid and all that entails). Mickey was brilliant and completely exceptional at all times, especially on our rainy day as plans changed quickly. The food was delicious and they catered seamlessly to all food preferences and allergies for our guests. Set up was gorgeous and it was like Mickey read my mind when organising how everything looked (we were even allowed real candles). The bridal suite is lovely and plenty of space for a small bridal party to get ready. Our day was stress free and wonderful, just as we'd hoped! Thank you guys, it was truly the most special!

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Mikhala, this is a glorious review, thank you so much! Mickey and the team were delighted to look after you and your special day, and we're absolutely thrilled we could have been even a small part of your wedding day. Wishing you all the best in your next chapter, and we hope to see you soon :)

12 Mar 2021

We held our special day at the Hotel Kurrajong in March 2020 and we could not have been happier! The venue was stunning, the staff were exceptional, and the Kurrajong's own event co-ordinator, Michaela (Mickey), made sure our wedding came together brilliantly with a memorable ceremony and reception. Hotel Kurrajong's in-house chef and team produced a first-class three-course meal and all our guests had nothing but glowing reviews of the venue and staff. We'd like to particularly thank Mickey and her team who were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout. No challenge was too big and they certainly made our day special! We could not recommend Hotel Kurrajong highly enough as a wedding venue in Canberra.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Tim, thank you so much for your kind words and very flattering review of your wedding experience with us! It was a complete pleasure working with you and Meg towards your perfect day, and we're thrilled to have been selected by you as your wedding venue. Congratulations, once again, and we hope to see you very soon :)

21 May 2021

We found Hotel Kurrajong during their Open Wedding Fair and chose it as our wedding place because it suited our budget for an intimate wedding with 25 people last 2021 May. Michaela (Mickey) who is the Conference and Events Manager ensured that we were well taken cared of during the process of planning until the day of our wedding <3 She patiently answered our questions and requests which was really helpful because it gave us much relief. We really felt that she was on-board to all our plans on what our wedding would look like. We can say that it was a huge success. Hotel Kurrajong exceeds our expectations from the garden courtyard, lunch at the terrace, delicious food and being on time. It was really a lovely wedding. We highly recommend this place. Thank you for making our wedding a memorable one <3

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Loren, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It was a pleasure looking after your wedding day, and we're delighted it was everything you dreamt of and more! It was a spectacular day for us also and we wish you nothing but the best in married life and your future together.

24 Apr 2021

Hotel Kurrajong made our dream wedding a reality for us. Nothing was too much trouble. A big shout out to Michaela and Bernardo for their fabulous hospitality and function management. They really teamed up well to ensure our satisfaction and happiness.

9 Apr 2021

Thank you Mickey for helping us have such a magical evening to celebrate our wedding! The venue was beautiful, our guests only had compliments for the food, but what was appreciated the most was your calm assistance in the lead up. No question seemed too small, there were always prompt replies to emails, and I'm still not sure how you managed to stop me having a break down when a Covid scare a week out from the wedding which had the potential to cut our guest list in half. Thank you :)

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Sara, your kind comments on the venue and service you received for your special day mean so much! It was a delight for Mickey to look after you and Chris and we wish you nothing but the best in your next chapter together :)

13 Mar 2021

Great venue, wonderful food and very good service. We had the ceremony in the courtyard and the reception inside, and then stayed the night in a fantastic room. Thanks to Mickey and team for making the day very special for us.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you so much for your kind words, David! It was a joy to have yours and Mel's special day with us, and we're delighted you had the perfect wedding to mark your next chapter. We hope to see you soon!

13 Feb 2021

We loved having our wedding at Hotel Kurrajong. The grounds are beautifully kept and the staff put a lot of effort into planning every aspect of the day with us. We would recommend it to other couples. If we had to suggest an area for improvement, it would be communication with the staff who ran the reception. The childrens menu was very basic for $55/head and the place cards we provided were not put around their table. Our florist was a family friend who had supplied flowers and vases for every table for the guests to take home as gifts. However when guests tried to take these they were stopped by the service staff. Also our wedding cake was for 90 people, and though there were only 55 people there, friends were stopped from taking any home and the rest mysteriously disappeared. I'm sure these were just miscommunications.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Christina, thanks so much for your feedback, and congratulations once again for your recent wedding. We're sorry to hear of the few points you raised regarding your wedding experience with us, we will certainly look into these for you and investigate further what happened on the night. We are delighted it was a beautiful day for you both, and we hope to see you sometime soon.

28 Nov 2020

Jess and Mickey were absolutely awesome to work with. They were more than happy to accommodate our requests and any last minute changes we needed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The rest of the Kurrajong team were also extremely friendly and helpful. They all worked together to ensure our day ran as smoothly as possible.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thanks so much for your feedback, Chantal! It was a pleasure working with you both and we're thrilled we were able to make your wedding dreams come true :)

22 Nov 2020

Their beautiful courtyard were the reason we chose this venue but it was the staff that really made this place amazing. They really went above and beyond to make our day perfect, checking in with us and let us steer the direction of the wedding. When it rained the morning of the wedding they let us wait until the last possible moment to move it inside and I’m so glad they did because the sun ended up coming out and it was perfect. Even as a small wedding I felt we were treated just as well as a wedding of 200.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you very much for your kind words, Paige! It was a fantastic day for us also and a pleasure you chose us to experience your day with. All the best to you and Alex! :)

21 Nov 2020

This is the most intimate, family friendly, nostalgic, venue. Both Darren and myself found the process very smooth and transparent with regarding to budget. So happy with the outcome and would recommend to anyone who is wanting to celebrate an occasion there.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Mandy, we really appreciate your gracious review of your wedding experience with us. It was a pleasure hosting yours and Darren's special day, and we only wish you the best in your married life together.

3 Oct 2020

When we walked into the Hotel Kurrajong for the November 2019 Canberra Wedding Open Day, we knew immediately that this was where we wanted to get married. Little were we to know that the highlight of our experience would not be the beautiful, historic venue with its wonderful gardens, delicious food and incredible Art Deco architecture, but the amazing staff that made what could have been an incredibly stressful 2020 wedding one of the smoothest and easiest parts of what was a very difficult year. Mickey was there for us to talk us through our options and assure us that she would do everything in her power to ensure our wedding was everything that we envisioned, even when we had to postpone the 'big party' and arrange a small legal-only ceremony instead. We can't wait to do it all again this October, with our family and friends. A BIG 11/10.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you SO much for your very sweet and kind words, Caitlin! We're so honoured to have been part of your special day, and we're over the moon you had a great day with us... here's to another celebration this year! :)

25 Aug 2020

We chose Hotel Kurrajong for our intimate wedding as this place perfectly fit our personality. Being an old soul, we appreciate the details of a historic venue has to offer. It’s just charming and nostalgic. Our event manager was Michaela and she handled our wedding like a champ. From preparations to the day of the wedding, she made sure everything was smooth sailing. It was so comfortable working with her as she is so nice, accommodating and really passionate about her job. We also admire the Kurrajong team for delivering an impeccable food and service on the day of our wedding. It was truly a moment that we will cherish forever. Thank you Hotel Kurrajong!

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you so much for your review, Justine! It was a pleasure for the team to work with you and it was a beautiful day! We hope to see you sometime soon :)

2 May 2020

We chose the Hotel Kurrajong for its beauty and location. Unfortunately, as our ceremony and reception were booked for May 2020 we were unable to go ahead with most of our original plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Throughout the whole process, Michaela & her team were a pleasure to work with, from their flexibility to their commitment to making our day special no matter the form. In the end, we elected to go ahead with our ceremony with just five attendees on our original date. We stayed in one of the executive suites the night before and the night of the wedding, which gave the whole weekend a luxe and relaxing vibe. The Hotel Kurrajong put on a gorgeous spread for us and our two witnesses in the privacy of our room after the ceremony. It was everything it could be. Highly recommended as a wedding venue.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

What a lovely write-up on your experience with us, Jane - thanks so much! Delighted you were able to tie the knot at our venue with us, and we were able to make the day special for you and Andrew. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in future!

14 Mar 2020

Beautiful venue with very helpful staff that ran our wedding exactly how we envisioned it. Nothing seemed too hard for them in the lead up to our day. All our guests loved the food and so did we. We highly recommend Hotel Kurrajong for your wedding.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Delighted to hear we were able to deliver your wedding day exactly how you and Natalie imagined! It was a pleasure working with you both and we wish you all the best in your future together! :)

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8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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