(14 reviews)
16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
11am - Late
7 days
Average Pricing
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Parlour is about celebrating life, love and fun. Located in the stunning historic former Acton House, Parlour has been the lighthouse of the New Acton precinct since opening in March 2008. Parlour features art deco colonial-style decor, regal furnishings, a spacious interior and a dreamy sun-soaked patio. It is the perfect place to share your most special day with your favourite people.

Parlour is located inside one of Canberra’s most revered historic buildings, the heritage-listed 1927 Hotel Acton. A thriving restaurant known for serving up delicious shared plates and gorgeous cocktails, Parlour is a magnificent ceremony and reception venue. Couples from all over the ACT flock to see Parlour’s cool blend of old-world glamour and modern decor, art deco features, and private garden.


“What an exceptionally beautiful venue, perfect to entertain family and friends alike in. With the option to have a traditional sit down wedding or cocktail style event, the Parlour truly caters to all tastes. With quirky chesterfield lounges, high top tables and aesthetic decor, the venue creates such an intimate and cozy atmosphere. It is most definitely unique and a stand out from other typical Canberran wedding hot spots.” Joanna W


Cosy couches, intimate nooks, and soft lighting make Parlour perfect for intimate wedding parties. Your guests will love being able to move through the beautiful dining area to enjoy the outdoor terrace. Ceremonies can take place here or in the shade of a Golden Elm tree surrounded by lush greenery.


The exceptional culinary team at Parlour takes care of catering. Their menu is constantly adapting with seasonal flavours and innovative dishes, and dietary requirements can be easily accommodated. Specialised food and beverage requests are welcomed.


What you’ll love about Parlour for your Canberra wedding:


  • Tailored wedding packages - Parlour’s wedding packages are affordable and include a range of desirable catering and beverage options.
  • Ceremonies welcome - Not many restaurants offer ceremony space, but Parlour offer two gorgeous spots: on the terrace or beneath a grand tree.
  • The grand decor - The art deco furnishings create a sense of old-world elegance, with intimate couches and cosy areas for guests to mingle in.



Highlights of Parlour:

  • Capacity for up to 150 guests cocktail
  • Capacity for up to 50 guests seated
  • Cocktail, canape, or degustation-style menus
  • Heritage-listed building


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With old-world charm which is second-to-none in Canberra, Parlour is warm and cozy, The perfect place for a stunning Sunday wedding.

Enjoy an intimate and cozy environment, with eclectic decor and a beautiful real fireplace. 

  • Only $6000 Minimum spend
  • Sit down "or" Canape options
  • No Sunday surcharge
  • Your choice of time frames - Lunch, Afternoon, or Evening
  • Complimentary menu tasting - one month from the event
  • 2 am Licence!
  • Terms and conditions apply

Enquire now for more details. 

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 30 / Max 150

Price per head

Low $100 / High $ 170



Ceremony Guests

Min 30 / Max 150

Time restrictions

2:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

1:30 AM

Questions and Answers

Are we able to have our ceremony in the gardens out the front of Parlour?


Yes!  The John Avery gardens are available for couples to have their ceremony in. We can arrange Furniture for guests to sit on and book the Gardens for your day. They are available depending on events that happen in the Precinct, so be sure to ask us about the specific dates that apply. 


(14 reviews)
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3 May 2019

Great reception venue - everyone enjoyed the food and wine and the staff were really helpful in letting us customise dishes and drinks to our taste. Really fun and relaxed night.


Hi Katie, so glad to hear you had a wonderful night!

30 Nov 2018

Beautiful venue, very relaxed and exactly what we were looking for. The food was great and we’ve had lots of positive feedback about it since our wedding. Abby was easy to deal with and helped us to have a perfect day.


Hi Jocelyn, thanks so much for choosing us to host your wedding! :)

16 Aug 2017

Parlour wine room in New Acton was a fantastic choice for our reception, delicious canapes well served, excellent drinks, and with such excellent decor that the finishing touches were easy. Also, the proximity to the city and several hotels was very convenient.

15 Mar 2020

Parlour was the perfect venue for our wedding reception – fun and full of music and life. It’s a stunning venue with divine décor, wonderful staff and delicious food, opening out onto lovely gardens. Our guests could mingle and lounge in the beautiful armchairs or dance to the band while being served delicious tapas. Their lovely functions manager looked after us beautifully and we loved the complimentary tasting beforehand so we could choose our tapas and wines. We highly recommend Parlour for weddings and functions. Thank you Parlour for a fabulous wedding!

12 Oct 2019

Parlour was the perfect venue for our relaxed and fun wedding. The venue, the food, the wine, the service and the vibe were all superb. We wish we could give ten out of five stars :) Abby and the entire Parlour staff were fantastic to deal with from the very first meeting, and made our day so easy and stress free. We and our guests absolutely loved Parlour and could not have asked for a more wonderful venue. Thank you!!

28 Apr 2019

If you are looking for a wedding location that oozes old world charm with a twist of modern flair, I could not recommend The Parlour enough. What an exceptionally beautiful venue, perfect to entertain family and friends alike in. With the option to have a traditional sit down wedding or cocktail style event, the Parlour truly caters to all tastes. With quirky chesterfield lounges, high top tables and aesthetic decor, the venue creates such an intimate and cozy atmosphere. It is most definitely unique and a stand out from other typical Canberran wedding hot spots. The manager Abby was a dream to work with. No question was too annoying or dietary requirement too difficult to accommodate. The reception we held here oozed class that not only made us all feel right at home, but left guests talking in all the right ways. We were kept well fed and looked after in every possible way throughout the day. I am truly grateful that there was availability on the day that I requested and I was able to celebrate in the venue of my dreams. The Tyrrell-Walker family and friends will cherish our Sunday afternoon here.

23 Mar 2019

We had a fantastic wedding at Parlour! The venue was amazing and being able to have our ceremony outside in the garden was ideal. The canapes and drinks were delicious and were served throughout the night. The staff were warm and helpful, Abby in particular was amazing! We would recommend Parlour wholeheartedly!

20 Apr 2018

Absolutely fantastic! They made everything really easy and stress-free. I wanted the kind of wedding where I could just get pretty and show up and they made that possible. Food was fantastic, wine was brilliant and they had an event coordinator making sure everything was running on time. Very accommodating and the venue is beautiful.


Thank you Teresa, your review is lovely!

18 Feb 2017

Parlour Wine Room provided an expert service for our wedding. The food was incredible, the staff were fantastic, and the venue is so beautiful on its own we didn't need much in the way of decorations. We could not recommend Parlour enough, it was the most perfect evening.

13 Jan 2017

My husband is an architect so small attention to detail and artistic charm always strikes him. Parlour Wine Bar was the perfect place to hold our wedding of 140 guests. We opted for a more relaxed cocktail reception rather than a formal sit down dinner. The food was amazing and given that half our guests were vegan they worked really well with us on providing a special menu for them.

21 Dec 2016

Amazing venue and even better staff.

11 Nov 2016

Beautiful deco wine bar venue. Had the right mix of atmosphere and casual vibe that we were after for our cocktail style reception for 130. Abby was terrific in helping us determine layout, menu and wine selection and the service on the night was excellent and commented on favourably by all.

19 Nov 2011

So happy with product and was such a fast turn around between order and delivery. Lovely and presentation of packaging with many packaging options

14 Aug 2010

Joint hens&bucks party


16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory

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