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Old Parliament House

4.9  ( 9 reviews ) · 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory · Show Phone
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Canberra's Old Parliament House is a renowned heritage building perfect for both your ceremony and reception. This living museum boasts iconic views, exquisite indoor and outdoor spaces, and decades of passion and charm running through its walls. If you want to create your own history in an iconic location, why not Old Parliament House? You can expect exceptional service and stunning photo ops!

Old Parliament House is the perfect location for those looking for a touch of history and charm. Complete with several beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, you'll be spoilt for choice! From a secret garden-inspired courtyard to a grand dining hall and an iconic Member's Bar - there's an area for every taste and style. 

From delightful art deco detailing, a tall coffered ceiling, and original timber pergolas to stunning skylights and a heritage piano, this renowned wedding venue knows how to dress to impress! The dedicated team at Old Parliament House will work closely with you to ensure your event goes off without a hitch. They offer bespoke wedding packages, including meal customisation, wine pairing, and more! If you wish to soak up a historical atmosphere on your magical day, you can't look past Old Parliament House. 

What you'll love about your wedding at  Old Parliament House Canberra:  

  • Stunning ceremony settings. Old Parliament House boasts several beautiful ceremony locations, including a gorgeous Senate Courtyard — reminiscent of a secret garden. This space includes the original timber pergola and impressive scenery. You can also choose the Members Dining Rooms — a delightful art deco space with an adjoining terrace and exceptional views up to New Parliament House. 
  • Beautiful reception areas. There are several versatile reception spaces for you and your guests to enjoy, including the Senate Courtyard, Members Dining Rooms, iconic Members Bar boasting a heritage piano, and the divine Kings Hall — complete with a tall coffered ceiling, clerestory windows, a polished parquetry floor, decorative skylights, white plaster walls, and intricately-detailed moulding. 

What Old Parliament House Canberra weddings are like:

  • Iconic, historic wedding venue
  • Heritage-listed building 
  • Stunning indoor and outdoor wedding spaces 
  • Dedicated, personalised service 
  • Bespoke wedding packages 
  • Meal customisation and wine pairing 
  • Art deco architecture 
  • Comprehensive wedding planning services 
  • Close proximity to beautiful photo locations and hotels 


Our dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure your special day is just that. We offer bespoke wedding packages, including meal customisation, wine pairing, and more. If you wish to soak up a historical atmosphere on your magical day, you can't look past this iconic venue!

Ms Dallas McIntyre

Event Wedding Coordinator

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 100 / Max 500 Reception guests

Min 30 / Max 300 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

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Wedding Open Night 2023!

No other venue says "Canberra" quite like Old Parliament House. Renowned for its uniqueness as much as it is for its beauty. Join us on Thursday 2 March to see why many choose us to start one of their most significant chapters in their life.  

Bring along your loved one, your best mate or parents and enjoy an evening out to get excited for the big day. Sip on a sparkling, taste a Capital Brew or enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic and try some delicious canapes whilst you wonder the corridors of this historical venue.  

It is not just about talking through the venue and catering - meet and talk with our recommended suppliers for all your wedding needs (full list below).  

Our experienced team are here to answer all your questions - from our Head Chef, to Operations and not forgetting your Wedding Coordinator, all will be available to talk about your vision for your special day and how we can make it a reality.  

A fun night to be had with prizes to win and exclusive offers available - not to mention our new look wedding packages now available.  

Every couple will receive a take home goodie bag filled with all the information you need for the big day.

A big thank you to our vendors below:

  • Alex Pasquali Photography
  • Altina Drinks
  • Capital Brewing and Co
  • CaraVan Morrison
  • Chicago Charles
  • Frank Madrid
  • Julie Rattenbury Celebrant
  • Love Boats Canberra
  • MellaBella Gelato Cart
  • Mel Hill Photography
  • Mugshots Photobooths
  • Show Pony Events
  • Sweet Pea & Poppy
  • Underground Spirits



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • There is ample parking surrounding the building. After 17:00 there is no charge for this.

Who can I bring along?

  • Everyone! If its just a night out with your loved one; or you best mates; even your parents - all are welcome.

Do I need to pay to come along?

  • No! This one is on us. Registrations only requested.

Registrations essential - for more information contact our team today (02) 6261 7200 or email the team at moadophevents@restaurantassociates.com.au

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There is ample parking available on the sides and rear of the building. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays, and all day on the weekends

Yes! Included in all of our wedding packages is an exclusive bridal room which you are welcome to use and relax in throughout your special day. Your dedicated bridal attendant will be on hand to assist you with any thing you need until it's time to walk down the aisle

There are a number of stunning photo locations in and around Old Parliament House. These include the majestic King's Hall located at the heart of OPH, the Rose Gardens, Lake Burley Griffin and Lennox Gardens which are all within a short distance from the buidling

Our Wedding Ceremony package includes a wet weather back up location of your choice to give you peace of mind on your special day

Of course! Please contact one of our friendly Events Coordinators via phone or email who would be more than happy to show you through the venue and answer any questions you have

9 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

January 2023

Our wedding was wonderful, truly the most memorable day of our lives, and you and your team made a huge contribution to making sure it was a success. In fact, the food was better on the night than when we tried it, and many of our guests commented on how great it was. Of course, the venue is beautiful and we were very lucky with the weather. Thank you to you personally Avery for your professionalism and quick, courteous communication throughout the last few weeks. You stepped in at late notice and helped make the day so successful and stress-less.

Jessica K.

Old Parliament House

Hi Jess and Andrew, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely review! We had the best time celebrating with you all - who doesn't love an Espresso Martini?! Wishing you all the best with married life, congratulations again!! Kind regards, Avery and the OPH team.

October 2022

The team at OPH were lovely and made a verybstressfree day for us. The chef was really accommodating and let us order off menu items and develop options for people with food issues. They completely delivered on everything we asked.

Indi P.

Old Parliament House

Thank you Indi for your beautiful review! It was our absolute pleasure to be a part of your special day :) Watching you cut the cake with a sword was straight out of a fantasy novel - especially combined with the Hobbit-inspired grazing station! Wishing you and Dean a lifetime of happiness!

June 2014

this is truly a spectacular venue to have your reception at. We are so happy to have chosen OPH, as the cateres were amazing, and the location itself was just stunning! Makes for some very special photos! highly recommended!!

Beth S.

Old Parliament House

Wow! What a great review! Thank you so much for your kind words. We certainly do love what we do and we're so happy to give you the wedding of your dreams! It was our absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding celebration!

January 2023

Thank you so much Avery for all your hard work in making our day all so special, you really made the wedding process stressless as possible and left us with no doubts. Further extend our Thank you to Nick and team for all his efforts on the night.

Brenton T.

Old Parliament House

Really appreciate your kind words Brenton! Your wedding was an absolute blast - glad to hear you had as much fun as we did! Best wishes for a wonderful marriage!

June 2018

This venue was easy to book online. The only cost associated was $25 if you wanted access to power. The venue held over 150 guests and there was plenty of parking for everyone.

Shannon G.

Old Parliament House

We are glad you found the booking process simple and straightforward! Thanks for that lovely review :)

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