Tailrace Centre

4.9  ( 22 reviews ) · PO Box 276, Riverside, Tasmania (View Map) · Show Phone
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Tailrace Centre is a picturesque wedding venue nestled in Tasmania’s gorgeous Launceston by the River Tamar. It boasts stunning indoor and outdoor wedding settings, exquisite floor-to-ceiling glass, delicious catering, and 10+ years of experience in the wedding industry. For exclusive ceremony sites, spectacular styling services, and incredible customer service, look no further!

If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous wedding venue complete with luscious gardens, modern interiors, and delectable menus, you’ll love what Tailrace Centre has to offer. Situated against the River Tamar, you’ll already have an exquisite backdrop for unique, elegant wedding photographs. With a hidden oasis of lush greenery and tall trees, sweeping lawns, and spacious function rooms, the possibilities are endless. 

Having organised over 400 weddings, the Tailrace Centre team know how to create an unforgettable wedding experience. With fantastic styling services, versatile packages, and an abundance of gorgeous wedding decor at your fingertips, you’ll have no trouble bringing your dream wedding to life.

Whether you’d like a sweet, intimate gathering or a grand, lavish affair, this sophisticated, picture-perfect venue can accommodate. Their striking contemporary features, magical private gardens, and versatile catering options offer the perfect setting for any wedding style or theme.


“We were absolutely blown away with the Tailrace Centre. Their communication was fantastic. The ladies were easy to talk to. The location was STUNNING! Our ceremony was perfect! We really could not have asked for anything more. We got married in the gardens down the bottom. It was peaceful, private, and a gorgeous spot once everything came together! Thank you to the Tailrace team. We are very blessed!” — Brooke H. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at Tailrace Centre Tasmania:  

  • Stunning indoor and outdoor wedding settings. Tailrace Centre boasts picturesque ceremony and reception locations you’ll simply fall in love with. The gorgeous secluded Willow Lawn is perfect for both an intimate ceremony and reception, complete with lush plant life, tall trees, and sparkling sunlight filtering through the leaves. The light and airy Chapel boasts exquisite floor-to-ceiling glass and lovely garden views ideal for a romantic indoor ceremony. The Tamar Room is also surrounded by glass, offering an intimate reception space. And let’s not forget about the spacious Freycinet Room — perfect for a larger, lively reception! 
  • Spectacular planning and styling services. Whether you have a crystal clear idea in mind of how you’d like your wedding to look or are simply brainstorming at this point, the expert styling team at Tailrace Centre can help! With several styling packages to choose from, beautiful wedding decor and furniture, and amazing planning assistance, you won’t have to worry about a thing. You are also more than welcome to take the styling into your own hands if you wish. 
  • Fantastic catering options. Whether you’re after a formal multi-course, sit-down dinner, a casual cocktail party, a shared banquet feast, or a delightful buffet, Tailrace Centre has you covered! With delicious in-house catering available, you and your guests won’t go hungry. 


What Tailrace Centre Tasmania weddings are like:

  • Gorgeous, riverside wedding venue
  • 10+ years of experience in the wedding industry 
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding settings 
  • In-house and off-site catering 
  • Fantastic styling and wedding planning services 
  • Endless stunning photo opportunities 
  • Celebrant services 


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Tailrace Centre Tasmania?

Tasmania’s stunning Tailrace Centre can accommodate up to 200 guests for a lovely, picture-perfect wedding experience. 


“Tailrace Centre was fantastic! The team were very helpful, accommodating, and generous. They made the whole process smooth and stress-free. The food was delicious and of high quality, the team on the night were courteous and professional, and everything went perfectly. We especially appreciated how flexible and accommodating they were with us doing our own decorations and that there were no extra fees or unexpected costs.” — Jordan H. 


I've been in the wedding industry for over 15 years and ! simply love watching couples make soul commitments to each other. I love fussing over brides and their families doing all I can to make their journey to the day and the day joy filled. It is such a wonderful thing to be part of someone's "I Do!" To watch love in action.

Sharon O'Neill

Business Owner

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 30 / Max 200 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $45 / High $ 110

Min 30 / Max 150 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 11:30 PM

In-house catering

Music must end by 11:30 PM


Exclusive Offer
Ceremony Package
  • Exclusive use of the Willow Lawn or Chapel for your ceremony. 
  • 30 white chairs 
  • Signing table with table cloth & chair
  • Wireless microphone & iPod 
Exclusive Offer
Celebrant Package
  • Provide information and guidance
  • Ensure that there is clarity in understanding the Marriage Act and the wider issues facing couples 
  •  Offer relaxed interviews at the Centre
  • Check and lodge the legal documentation with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Witness your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
  • Preparation of your Wedding Certificate
  • Help you develop your ceremony with the right words, music and how you want the ceremony conducted
  •  Provide Relationship Discovery and the report generated
  •  Provide ongoing marriage encouragement
Exclusive Offer
Sit Down Reception Package
  • Room hire 
  • Room set up 
  • Bar
  • House Cutlery, Crockery and Glassware
  • Tables and chairs (inclusive of guest, bridal, gift and cake tables)
  • Wireless Microphone and Sound System
  • Complimentary House Background music
  • Menus
  • Cake Knife
  • Basic Seating Chart
  • White table cloths
  • White Linen Napkins 



PO Box 276, Riverside, Tasmania

Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania

Nearby Accommodation


Yes you can bring in your own celebrant.  We want your day to be your dream and that involves people you love and connect with.  

You most certainly can.

We love the flicker of real candles.

We have multipe alcohol packages you can purchase from.  Get in touch to see our packages.

We can provide alcohol on consumption or a simple casb bar.  The beautiful thing about Tailrace is our flexibilty. 

Here is a suggested time line:

3pm - Wedding Ceremony

4pm - Photographs

6pm - Bride and Groom sit down for Reception

6:15pm - Entree

7:30pm - Mains

9pm - Dessert

11:30pm - Close

We ask for a $1000 deposit to be paid to secure your booking and your date.

This is one of our specialties.  On a daily basis we cater for people with increasing dietary needs.

Whatever the dietary need you or your guest has we can accommodate.

22 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

March 2024

Tailrace had everything I needed in one spot and took so much stress out of planning for me. I had my ceremony on their lawn, using their in house celebrant, their chairs, their arbour, and had one of their indoor rooms as a back up wet weather plan. I also used one of their rooms for reception and all the styling was put together for me and the room looked fantastic! I was able to choose my styling from a menu of options, enough to have variety but not too much to have decision paralysis. I didn't have to do any set up or pack up apart from dropping in my own favours and guestbook. We had a buffet dinner and the staff dealt with everything else. They also helped with music and microphones. It was so stress free and I would totally recommend them! It also made me so happy to know that their profits went towards youth programs and giving back to the community.

Cassandra D.

Tailrace Centre

Thank you Cassie, it was such a pleasure to be part of your special day.

April 2023

I honestly couldn’t fault this venue, from my first contact with them until my last they have been amazing. The staff on the day were brilliant so lovely and accommodating everything ran smoothly and we had the best day ever. We had a buffet and the food was so delicious everyone said how good it was and there was plenty of it no one went hungry. Sharon was our celebrant, she is such a beautiful person we loved every minute we spent with her. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on the day. The staff looked after us so well I highly recommend Tailrace.

Fiona B.

Tailrace Centre

Thank you Fiona, we loved every minute of planning your wedding!

February 2019

Absolutely amazing wedding venue! We came from Melbourne 3 days prior to our Wedding day and the tailrace had everything organised for us in advance. The reception room was set up and looked absolutely beautiful, the ceremony was outdoors in their beautiful lush gardens and the event planners were so helpful. They literally organised everything from start to finish. We didn’t have to think about a thing apart from turning up and having the best day ever. Ceremony, reception, celebrant, food, alcohol, staff, decorations ABSOLUTELY everything is done for you via the venue with so much flexibility. Our day was nothing short of perfect and felt absolutely magical!!! I just want to relive this day over and over. The Tailrace are incredible at making this journey stress free and perfect!

Sophie S.

Tailrace Centre

Thank you - It was a joy and privilege :)

March 2020

An all round winner for anyone who is looking to have a simple relaxed wedding that you can easily customise yourself. When my now Husband and I entered the Tailrace, to be honest I wasn't overly hopeful. I is a fairly big venue with a good reputation and i was relatively sure it wouldn't fit within our budget. But then we met the amazing Lauren. She soon helped us realise that we could go as extravagant or as simple as we liked. They can provide everything or parts of the wedding as required. Both my Husband and I desired a simple wedding and having no real idea on how we wanted it, Lauren was fantastic in providing all options with associated costs and when we hanged our mind with something she was amazing in making it happen. The Tailrace helped us have the best day ever. Forever Grateful.

Jessica M.

Tailrace Centre

Thank you Jessica! We absolutely loved being a part of your special day x

January 2020

We were absolutely blown away with tailrace. Their communication was fantastic, the ladies were easy to talk to and deal with. The location was STUNNING! Our ceremony was perfect! We really could not have asked for anything more. We got married in the gardens down the bottom, it was peaceful, private and a gorgeous spot once everything come together!! Thankyou Sharon, Lauren & team. We are very blessed xx

Brooke H.

Tailrace Centre

Thank you so much Brooke! What a fabulous day! We loved every moment with you and your tribe :)

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Venue for our informal and small wedding?

We are looking for a nice restaurant or cocktail venue to celebrate our wedding. I am looking for the best value and great location for approx 40 people at the most.

Tailrace Centre

Where abouts were looking at getting married?  We are based in tasmania.  Are you looking at Tassie or a mainland venue?

Kind Regards Sharon

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