Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Rating
(28 reviews)
 
Location
8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days a week
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Celebrate your wedding at Canberra's most historic hotel, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. Host your guests to an intimate dinner under festoon lights in our beautiful garden or sit-down to an elegant dinner in the Kurrajong Room. It's together with our 10ft high ceilings, art-deco interiors and gorgeous courtyard, that makes this restored hotel the perfect setting for a romantic & indulgent wedding.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra first opened it's doors in 1926 and was the home to Prime Minister Ben Chifley throughout his political career, up until he passed away in 1951. Hotel Kurrajong Canberra continues to hold onto this heritage by sharing the history during guided tours and by reflecting the hotels' roots through its beautiful art-deco decor. The hotel is also proud keepers of books and artwork from the city's political history and leaders.

"From the minute we booked with Hotel Kurrajong Canberra we knew our wedding day was going to be perfect for us. The team was super responsive, always had an answer, and said yes to everything we requested." - Ann

If you've been dreaming of an elegant, stylish wedding at a venue steeped in history, then look no further than Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. Whether you're planning to host an intimate event, sit-down dinner or a cocktail party, this stunning Canberra hotel is the perfect location.

Choose to have your wedding ceremony in our stunning courtyard or beautiful garden terrace, followed by a reception under the elegance of chandelier lights. Have the option to stay the night prior with your bridal party in a Heritage Family Room and complete your evening as a married couple with a walk back to one of our executive suites.

What you'll love about your Hotel Kurrajong Canberra wedding:

  • Everything in one place. Feel at ease knowing your wedding day celebrations can take place in one location. From accommodation, ceremony, reception and gorgeous wedding photography spots.
  • Flexibility. Choose to host up to 150 guests in a sit-down dinner or opt for a cocktail style reception for 350 guests.
  • Exceptional service. The team at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra will take care of everything for you, including curating a wedding package and menu tailored to your style, taste and wishes.

What are the rooms at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra like?

The hotel comprises 147 gorgeous restored rooms overlooking Hotel Kurrajong Canberra's beautiful terrace gardens, including 26 that are located in the Heritage Wing with four executive suites.

  • Classic Room. Modern room with art deco finishes.
  • Classic Family Room. A spacious room with interconnecting bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating for up to four people.
  • Heritage Room. Located in the Heritage Wing which initially opened in 1926.
  • Heritage Family Room. A spacious room located in the Heritage Wing. Interconnecting bedrooms with two bathrooms, and accommodates for up to four people.
  • Heritage Room with Balcony. Step out onto a private balcony overlooking beautiful gardens.
  • Executive Suite. Relax in a spacious room with a separate living area, private bedroom and luxurious amenities and bathtub.
  • Terrace Room. Soak up the sun and enjoy indoor and outdoor living. Step out of your room to a terrace area with outdoor furniture.

What hotel facilities are available at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra?

  • 24-hr reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Gym
  • Onsite parking ($15/day and subject to availability)

Does Hotel Kurrajong Canberra have a restaurant onsite?

Yes, Hotel Kurrajong Canberra is home to seasonal and modern restaurant Chifley's Bar & Grill. The restaurant maintains a sense of history and pays homage to the region's wineries and local produce. Chef Saju Rajappan and his team specialise in meat cooked on the grill, while also featuring pasta, risotto and vegetarian dishes and of course tantalising desserts.

Chifley's Bar & Grill is named after Australian's 16th Prime Minister, Ben Chifley. In honour of his favourite drink, the bar offers a curated whiskey menu that takes guests on a tour of whiskies from around the world. They also offer a wide range of local and international wines, cocktails, beers and ciders.

Here's what else you need to know about Hotel Kurrajong Canberra:

  • This wedding venue has a warm interior with a touch of art-deco glamour.
  • You can tailor a wedding menu to your heart's desire with our delicious and seasonal produce.
  • Wedding venue packages designed specifically for you.
  • Various romantic settings throughout the venue to celebrate your wedding day celebrations.

What are some nearby attractions to Hotel Kurrajong Canberra?

There is a range of local and novel things to do in the vicinity of this Canberra hotel wedding venue. Stroll through Canberra's National Zoo & Aquarium where you can experience two attractions in one, including Meet the Cheetah. Take a trip to the Australian War Memorial, a must-see for anyone passing through Canberra or visit the National Museum of Australia and explore Australia's social history.

"Hotel Kurrajong Canberra and their event team, were amazing to deal with. It is an absolutely amazing venue with beautiful decor, and we couldn't have asked for a better day." - Sarah

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 180

Price per head

Low $125 / High $ 170

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 150

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

No

Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$11 Per Hour

Music must end by

11:30 PM


Questions and Answers

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Does the hotel have parking?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Parking is limited and subject to availability. The hotel has approximately 40 parking spaces which can not be pre booked. There is street parking as an alternative to the Hotel

Is a bridal suite included in the packages

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Yes, all of our Wedding packages include one night accomodation in our Birdal Suite overlooking out courtyard, plus breakfast for two.

Does the Hotel offer accomodation packages?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong has 147 accomodation rooms. We offer both king and twin rooms at a discounted rate for our Weddings. Rates start from $169.00 per room (subject to availability, terms and conditions). Group blocks are also available for large numbers.

Are we able to extend the beverage package?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Yes, our beverage packages can be extended beyond the 4 hour inclusion. $10per person per hour (subject to terms and conditions)

What theming does the hotel provide?

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong includes chair covers and sashes of your choice of colour for the Wedding Reception. Any additional decorations and/or furniture can be arranged by our preffered supplier Show Pony Events or a stylist of your choice.

Reviews

(28 reviews)
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28 Nov 2020

Jess and Mickey were absolutely awesome to work with. They were more than happy to accommodate our requests and any last minute changes we needed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The rest of the Kurrajong team were also extremely friendly and helpful. They all worked together to ensure our day ran as smoothly as possible.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thanks so much for your feedback, Chantal! It was a pleasure working with you both and we're thrilled we were able to make your wedding dreams come true :)

25 Aug 2020

We chose Hotel Kurrajong for our intimate wedding as this place perfectly fit our personality. Being an old soul, we appreciate the details of a historic venue has to offer. It’s just charming and nostalgic. Our event manager was Michaela and she handled our wedding like a champ. From preparations to the day of the wedding, she made sure everything was smooth sailing. It was so comfortable working with her as she is so nice, accommodating and really passionate about her job. We also admire the Kurrajong team for delivering an impeccable food and service on the day of our wedding. It was truly a moment that we will cherish forever. Thank you Hotel Kurrajong!

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you so much for your review, Justine! It was a pleasure for the team to work with you and it was a beautiful day! We hope to see you sometime soon :)

2 May 2020

We chose the Hotel Kurrajong for its beauty and location. Unfortunately, as our ceremony and reception were booked for May 2020 we were unable to go ahead with most of our original plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Throughout the whole process, Michaela & her team were a pleasure to work with, from their flexibility to their commitment to making our day special no matter the form. In the end, we elected to go ahead with our ceremony with just five attendees on our original date. We stayed in one of the executive suites the night before and the night of the wedding, which gave the whole weekend a luxe and relaxing vibe. The Hotel Kurrajong put on a gorgeous spread for us and our two witnesses in the privacy of our room after the ceremony. It was everything it could be. Highly recommended as a wedding venue.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

What a lovely write-up on your experience with us, Jane - thanks so much! Delighted you were able to tie the knot at our venue with us, and we were able to make the day special for you and Andrew. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in future!

13 Mar 2021

Great venue, wonderful food and very good service. We had the ceremony in the courtyard and the reception inside, and then stayed the night in a fantastic room. Thanks to Mickey and team for making the day very special for us.

13 Feb 2021

We loved having our wedding at Hotel Kurrajong. The grounds are beautifully kept and the staff put a lot of effort into planning every aspect of the day with us. We would recommend it to other couples. If we had to suggest an area for improvement, it would be communication with the staff who ran the reception. The childrens menu was very basic for $55/head and the place cards we provided were not put around their table. Our florist was a family friend who had supplied flowers and vases for every table for the guests to take home as gifts. However when guests tried to take these they were stopped by the service staff. Also our wedding cake was for 90 people, and though there were only 55 people there, friends were stopped from taking any home and the rest mysteriously disappeared. I'm sure these were just miscommunications.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Christina, thanks so much for your feedback, and congratulations once again for your recent wedding. We're sorry to hear of the few points you raised regarding your wedding experience with us, we will certainly look into these for you and investigate further what happened on the night. We are delighted it was a beautiful day for you both, and we hope to see you sometime soon.

22 Nov 2020

Their beautiful courtyard were the reason we chose this venue but it was the staff that really made this place amazing. They really went above and beyond to make our day perfect, checking in with us and let us steer the direction of the wedding. When it rained the morning of the wedding they let us wait until the last possible moment to move it inside and I’m so glad they did because the sun ended up coming out and it was perfect. Even as a small wedding I felt we were treated just as well as a wedding of 200.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Thank you very much for your kind words, Paige! It was a fantastic day for us also and a pleasure you chose us to experience your day with. All the best to you and Alex! :)

21 Nov 2020

This is the most intimate, family friendly, nostalgic, venue. Both Darren and myself found the process very smooth and transparent with regarding to budget. So happy with the outcome and would recommend to anyone who is wanting to celebrate an occasion there.

14 Mar 2020

Beautiful venue with very helpful staff that ran our wedding exactly how we envisioned it. Nothing seemed too hard for them in the lead up to our day. All our guests loved the food and so did we. We highly recommend Hotel Kurrajong for your wedding.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Delighted to hear we were able to deliver your wedding day exactly how you and Natalie imagined! It was a pleasure working with you both and we wish you all the best in your future together! :)

26 Oct 2019

We had quite a stressful wedding process, and by far Hotel Kurrajong was the easiest supplier that we dealt with. I couldn't fault the service we had from the even coordinator Jess. There was absolutely no problem with the ideas we had, and she would always be open to suggestions. Benard also went above and beyond and worked hard to recreate a signature cocktail to have ready for our guests on the night.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Sarah, Lovely to hear from you. We understand Weddings can be quite stressful but they certainly do not have to be! We are glad our team were easy to work with and your day was made extra special. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest Regards, Management

19 Oct 2019

What an amazing wedding venue. extremely lucky to get a date this year. From the minute we booked with Jess we knew our wedding day was going to be perfect for us. Jess was super responsive, always had an answer, said yes to everything we requested. Jess ensured when we arrived our room was perfect, reserved car parks for us out the front, drinks and canapes in the bridal suite. Jess made organising a wedding easy!! Once entered the room, we cant fault a thing, just perfect. Everything ran smoothly and how we wanted - the staff were professional on the night - the food was incredible. Plenty of canapes for the guest, 3 course meal was at high standard. got to taste some items before we selected them. - cocktails were a hit - the whiskey trolley was a great idea and we were super happy we were allowed to have one as all the guest loved it!! maybe not the next morning. - all guest raved how amazing the venue was, plenty of food and drinks. We were very happy with hotel Kurrajong, 5 star service, food and venue!!! thank you!!

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Kate, We are delighted to hear we were the perfect venue for you. Our team work hard to make sure planning a Wedding with us is an easy and enjoyable one. Thank you for sharing your feedback so that other couples know what it is like to have a Wedding at Hotel Kurrajong. We look forward to seeing you again soon Kate, don't be a stranger! Kindest Regards, Management

19 Oct 2019

The service throughout the whole process was great. Jess the coordinator there was always really helpful and really organised. All the staff that helped on the day were also great and there were no issues and if there were any they would take care of it. From an accommodation perspective they were pretty good, and a lot of family members stayed there too without many issues.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Keeley, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad our team were helpful and proactive for your special day. We hope you are enjoying married life and looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest Regards, Management

12 Oct 2019

We couldn't fault it, it was great! I thought the event manager was excellent! She just really made sure everything was the way we wanted it to be. Really really good, we were really happy with everything. They also gave us a discount for our guests that came interstate who came and stayed there. We had a beautiful room there which was included in their package that over looked the place, and we could see our guests arriving.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Sandra, We are delighted to hear everything ran smoothly for your special day. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest Regards, Management

21 Sep 2019

Great venue with indoor and outdoor options. Very friendly staff and the food was awesome!

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Stewart, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. That is great to hear you we were the perfect Wedding venue for you. Dpn't be a stranger, we look forward to seeing you back at the Kurrajong again soon. Kindest Regards, Management

18 May 2019

Everything was very good, everything was very efficient and there was no problem at all! We had canapes between the ceremony and the reception as well, and it all went very smoothly.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Sarah, Thank you for hosting your Wedding with us. It is great to hear everything ran smoothly for you. It certainly does make a Wedding day stress free to have everything in the one location. We look forward to seeing you again soon Sarah! Kind Regards, Hotel Management

4 May 2019

Amazing support and we were so happy with the venue. We got amazing support from Jess and the team. Our guests really enjoyed themselves. Overall the food was great and some of the food was cold, but overall great quality. A lot of our family stayed their as well as they had a great time.

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra  

Hi Nick, That is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your Wedding experience with Jess and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Hotel Management

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8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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