5.0  ( 26 reviews ) · 16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory (View Map) · Show Phone
Parlour Wine Room 46 +


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

Venue Features

Outdoor Ceremony

Min 30 / Max 150 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $100 / High $ 170

Min 30 / Max 150 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 2:00 AM

In-house catering

Music must end by 1:30 AM

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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

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16 Kendall Lane, Acton, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra ACT
Canberra ACT

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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. 

26 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

April 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!

Jules J.

October 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!!

Eleanor H.

September 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.

Joanna W.

March 2024

Such an easy, fun venue. The staff absolutely made the night they were easy to work with and made everything so special. From the set up to the food and drinks everything was done beautifully and with care. Would highly recommend especially if you are looking for a minimal fuss day with great food and great wine.

Olivia S.

March 2024

My partner and I had our wedding reception here in March 2024 and couldn't be happier. The venue manager, Ben was incredibly helpful from start to finish and accommodated our every request where possible. Ben and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that evening ran as smooth as possible and was attentive to us and all of our guests. The food was delicious, the service was immaculate and the vibes were great. Highly recommend Parlour as a wedding venue. Kudos to Ben and his team.

Codi B.

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What happens if Covid forces lockdown on the week of our wedding?


Covid is a tough time but we are pretty good at navigating it now.

At Parlour we like to give you peace of mind that if cancelation, postponement or a massive decrease in numbers due to covid restrictions effects your event you will not be out of pocket.

Cancellation (prior to 7 days to the event) - we will return all money paid towards the event.

Postponement - any money paid towards the event will get transferred to the new date.

Decrease in numbers but date stays the same we can negotiate a new minimum spend (reachable with affected numbers).

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