National Arboretum Canberra

1 5 4.8 (20 reviews) 
Forrest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
7 days by Appointment
02 6147 2223

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.


Easy Weddings Special Offer

Wedding Open Night

Join us on Thursday 10th October from 6pm - 8pm and see our beautiful venues all set up for a wedding to help visualise your special day! 

Attend to WIN:

COMPLIMENTARY engagement session by Keepsakephoto by the Keeffes

2 x Tickets to our New year’s eve Summer in Paris event

2 x Restaurant vouchers

2 x Nick O’Leary bottles of wine

2 x bottles of Mo?t & Chandon by Shine Champagne Towers

Wedding Open Night SPECIALS:

FREE ceremony when you book your seated reception at the Village Centre

Wedding vendor specials(giveaways and discounts)

Goodie bags and much more

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 500

Price per head

Low $110 / High $ 180


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 200

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Music must end by

12:00 AM


4.8" 20  reviews Review this supplier
1 Nov 2018

The guys at the Arboretum were very helpful. Responded to enquiries no matter how trivial and were professional all throughout.

17 Mar 2018

Such a stunning venue, I can't imagine wanting my wedding to be anywhere else. The Arboretum has a lot of information to fill out, but it is worth the work. I dealt with Kathleen and she is really approachable. I emailed her dozens of questions while I was preparing and she always got back to me quickly. It was beautiful on the day, all of the catering ran smoothly (AND WAS DELICIOUS), and the staff were really professional. I am absolutely satisfied that I had the best venue in Canberra. The only thing that annoyed me was that they tried to get me to pay to extend my drinks package earlier, and to pay $5 per person for coffee. I chose not to pay for these, and then they included them for free. They presented it like a gift, but it made me question if I had paid for other items that I would have gotten for free.

National Arboretum Canberra  

Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for such a lovely and detailed review.

31 Mar 2017

We had our ceremony at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion and our reception in the Village Centre. Service, food and views were all fantastic! Kathleen from Ginger Catering went above and beyond to help us plan our dream wedding!

National Arboretum Canberra  

Hi Hannah, we are glad you had a wonderful day!

27 Apr 2019

It was a beautiful place, very scenic. There was a lot of paperwork, but everything was worth it, and it was pretty easy to do! We had a morning ceremony here, it was really lovely overall!

22 Sep 2017

A little more our rehearsal the guy didn't even introduce himself so we kind of had to figure it all out ourselves. But it was a beautiful venue and not TOO expensive.


Forrest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory

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