(20 reviews)
16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
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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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Dreaming of a stunning, boutique Sunday Wedding!

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. 


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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.

29 Apr 2022

We couldn't have been happier with Parlour. From the first inquiry the Events Manager Abby was super responsive and helpful, patient with my thousand questions and compassionate to a change in our circumstances. The Venue Manager Ben and the owner were all amazing as well and every step of the process made us feel comfortable and confident. We have had so many guests from our cocktail-style lunch-time wedding function tell us it was the best wedding they've ever been to and everyone raved about the food! On the day itself the staff were all wonderful and the party went off without a hitch. We've already recommended Parlour to our friends and will be back soon to attend a friend's birthday party - we can't wait!

27 Mar 2022

Absolutely incredible venue. Well suited for most budgets. We felt looked after for the whole process. Our emails were replied to promptly and I always felt well supported. Cannot recommend them enough

26 Mar 2022

Parlour was the perfect venue! The food was delicious and plentiful, the staff were amazing and very helpful, and the value was excellent. Thank you to everyone in the Parlour team for making our wedding day so pleasant and enjoyable!

19 Mar 2022

Our reception at Parlour was absolutely perfect. Abby, Ben, and the whole team were on point and super helpful, nothing was amiss. Everyone was well fed - the food was delicious and the cocktails were a big hit! Honestly couldn't have asked for a better weekend. The team made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves, there were literally zero negative comments across the board. Everyone loved it. We would highly recommend Parlour as a reception venue to anyone and everyone. They completely knocked it out of the park.

13 Mar 2022

Parlour is a beautiful venue with such nice style. It is the prefect venue for the ceremony and reception all in one. I love how easy the team made it for us. The food was amazing and even better wine, we loved not having to arrange seating.

12 Nov 2021

We were incredibly happy with our Parlour wedding!! The venue is beautiful and elegant, but also relaxed and inviting. We loved that it was already decorated and ready to go! The comfortable furniture and set up means that the whole place feels incredibly intimate and cosy. The food was absolutely delicious, plentiful and well suited to different tastes and preferences. The combination of grazing boards and canapés meant no one was left hungry! Parlour is also in a great location near boutique hotels, bars and beautiful places to take photographs. Abby and her team were excellent through the whole wedding planning process. Abby was always responsive to our questions and provided helpful advice and tips. She was also incredible through the pandemic - always doing everything and anything in their power to accomodate our postponements and changes. We can’t thank her enough for making the process as easy as possible!

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!

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!

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! :)

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!

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.

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.


16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory

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