National Arboretum Canberra

1 5 4.8 (17 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.


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


4.8" 17  reviews Review this supplier
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!

31 Jul 2015

The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is such a magical place! Stunning backdrop of Canberra and the lake and gorgeous architecture. When we were doing the rehearsal, there was even a parrot singing along on the balcony. The staff were all incredibly accommodating on the day and we had the best time!

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..

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.

18 Mar 2017

Our venue was amazing, they went above and beyond. Catiline helped us customise the package to what we wanted. The pricing and food were great.

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