Wedding venue snapshot:
- 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.
- 10 beautiful outdoor ceremony locations, including seasonally-changing formal gardens and pockets of wooded groves.
- Civil ceremony licence.
- Seated capacity of up to 300 guests.
- Marquee option.
- Ample free and reserved parking for guests.
- Onsite accommodation.
Centennial Park is the perfect backdrop for your special day. Exquisite gardens with colourful seasonal flowers, unsurpassed views over rolling green lawns, dreamy wooded groves lined with majestic paperbacks, pines and palm trees, and secluded spots with natural water features await discovery. No matter how intimate or grand your vision, the parklands offer a wide-ranging variety of outdoor settings for your wedding ceremony, photography, and reception.
All 10 magical ceremony locations are just as a short walk to Centennial Parklands Dining - a delightful reception venue that’s easily accessible from all of the parklands’ ceremony locations. Guests will enjoy sweeping lawns and landscaped vistas all year round, with large bi-folding windows opening onto charming outdoor terraces. The elegant heritage-listed Wine Room provides the perfect space for up to 200 seated guests or 500 cocktail-style. For wedding celebrations of a larger magnitude, you can increase guest count with the addition of a marquee.
Guests will benefit from the two historic homes found in the heart of Centennial Park, The Ranger’s Residence, and the Superintendent’s Residence. Blending old-world charm with modern amenities, both Residences offer boutique accommodation experiences.
Description of the 10 ceremony sites:
Between Lily Pond & Duck Pond: Olde-world charm of a picture-perfect white footbridge, the colossal canopy of majestic paperbark trees and home to Australia’s purple swamphens and black swans. Just imagine how wonderful the wedding photos will be… unforgettable, to say the least!
Between Willow Pond & Duck Pond: Through two towering palm trees, you’ll find a secluded, grassy location featuring a huge fig tree and extraordinary views across the ponds.
Column Garden: The famous garden features vast flower beds, manicured lawns, trimmed hedges, and a magnificent historic sandstone column.
Busbys Promontory: lush lawns, delightful garden beds, and a grand sandstone column dating back to the 1860s, flanked by rows of trees on either side, offering increased privacy on your wedding day.
One More Shot Pond: Leafy setting for your nuptials, edged with willow trees and grassy banks.
Paperbark Grove North: Impressive avenue of 250 resplendent paperbark trees.
Pine Grove: Untamed, enchanting landscape with a dense cluster of pine trees causing sunlight to dance gracefully on the forest floor.
Rose Garden: An intimate outdoor wedding location surrounded by seasonal flower beds and sky-high palm trees, first planted in 1909 and has since been a favoured location for floral exhibitions over the years.
She-Oak Grove: Elevated fairy-tale-like grove, surrounded by majestic She-Oaks and a focal large fig tree with bowing branches offering an elegant frame for your ceremony.
Church Grounds: Perfect for a large ceremony, with level lawns, elegant fig and paperbark trees, ponds in the foreground, and a city skyline backdrop.