The Carousel Geelong

5.0  ( 4 reviews ) · Geelong / Great Ocean Rd · Show Phone
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Looking for a unique wedding venue that feels a little bit like magic inside? An iconic waterfront feature of Geelong since 1892, The Carousel is an all-weather wedding venue you'll love. Marry on the deck outside before heading indoors for an unforgettable reception. Cue the fairground-style organ music and fire up the popcorn, because this wedding is going to be one to remember!

Inside the glass pavilion on the Geelong waterfront, the antique carousel features 36 traditional merry-go-round horses and two chariots, all made of hand-carved wood. It's one of only 200 in operation around the world. Best of all, the carousel is still operative and can be set to run throughout your wedding. Whether you use The Carousel as your ceremony venue only or opt for a ceremony and cocktail reception here, your celebration is one all your guests will remember for years to come.

Highlights of The Carousel Geelong:

  • Breathtaking waterfront views

  • A spacious deck surrounds the west side of the pavilion — perfect for an outdoor ceremony or waterfront reception

  • Beautifully crafted antique carousel

  • One of only 200 carousels in operation around the world 

  • Replica 1898 Gavioli band organ in the pavilion

  • All-weather wedding ceremony venue on the Geelong waterfront

  • Gorgeous photoshoot location in Geelong

Here’s what else you need to know about The Carousel Geelong weddings:

  • Seated dinner capacity of up to 70 guests

  • Cocktail style reception capacity of up to 150 guests

  • Available for private hire, seven days a week from 3pm

  • Two dedicated Carousel staff to assist in the smooth running of the Carousel on the day of your wedding

  • Wheelchair friendly (mobility lift enables a wheelchair to go on the Carousel ride)

What is the history behind The Carousel Geelong?

Constructed circa 1892, The Carousel is an Armitage-Herschell portable steam-driven, hand-carved wood merry-go-round with 36 Dare horses and two chariots. Purchased by the Steampacket Place Development Board in 1996, The Carousel was fully restored over three years to its former glory. It can now be exclusively booked for wedding receptions and ceremonies as well as bridal photoshoots. 

What are some of the nearby attractions to The Carousel Geelong?

  • Geelong Botanic Gardens

  • Geelong Waterfront

  • Cobbin Farm Chapel

  • Balyang Sanctuary

  • Breamlea Beach

  • Crawcour Park - Queens Park

  • Eastern Gardens 

  • Fyansford Common

  • Johnstone Park

  • Lookout Reserve

  • Pevensey Park

  • Rippleside Park

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March 2019

I was so scared of going somewhere a little different, but they made us so comfortable! Everyone was so relaxed and had a great time! They accommodated to our every need! All of our guests told us how much they loved our venue!

Felicia V.

The Carousel Geelong

Thanks for your lovely review Felicia, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure working with you.

August 2018

We went through everything at the beginning and were very happy to accommodate for any changes. The food was amazing and they were very helpful with venue tips.

Nicole W.

The Carousel Geelong

Thanks for your lovely review Nicole, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure working with you.

February 2016

We had out wedding reception atThe Carousel on the Geelong Waterfront. Leah and her team were very friendly and helpful. The venue is beautiful and allows for some fantastic wedding photos. Thank you!

Kirsten R.

The Carousel Geelong

Thanks Kirsten, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and sharing your special day with you

December 2019

Gorgeous wedding venue, amazing food, incredible place to get married, easy to work with.

Shannon G.

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