Have you been searching for small wedding venues in Perth? If you want a small wedding, there is a whole special feel and ambiance that goes with this. Small weddings are intimate and exclusive and full of tiny details about the couple, their friends and family. More so than bigger weddings, small ones are very uniquely crafted and personalised, and possess a character and personality all of their own.
Choosing the right venue for such a ceremony and celebration is vitally important; you can’t just take a large venue and put fewer people in it. It needs to feel cosy and welcoming, while still showcasing the people at the centre of the day.
Some of the qualities of a small wedding include:
Food and drink that is of exceptional quality, and with incredible care and attention to detail in every plate. You can afford more expensive options if you are feeding and refreshing a much smaller group.
Your day will be more informal, allowing many more injections of your own particular story, humour and fun into the service. You have more capacity to create your own vows and include many special guests in the festivities.
You can spend more time with each and every person at your wedding if you have chosen a smaller celebration. Once you get up into the hundreds of guests your day becomes a blur of trying to say hello to everyone and remember which one of them all is the person that you married. A smaller wedding gives you more quality time.
You can look for more creativity and artistic options in a smaller wedding. You can play up themes like certain historic periods, rustic or country, and use venues that are more intimate and one of a kind such as heritage properties, beachfronts and wineries.
With a rich history of wining and dining, and expansive coastlines and rolling hills, the Perth region is ideal for a small wedding. We have reviewed the recommendations of the customers of Easy Weddings and put together for you a list of the best small wedding spots in Perth and surrounds.
This gorgeous resort caters for weddings from 30-160 guests and can provide luxury accommodation for everyone coming. You can choose from a number of rooms or locations in the venue, making your day personal and private. Select from a ceremony nestled in one of the lovely gardens or vineyards, followed by fine cocktail or sit-down dining. The chef works with you to design a menu that is tailored just for your wedding day.
Settled in Perth's scenic Swan Valley, and conveniently located only 35 minutes from Perth, The Vines Resort is a picturesque and romantic location for your wedding day. Couples have the choice to marry and celebrate in amongst the beautifully manicured gardens and vineyards, the chic clubhouse, or the new Garden Pavilion overlooking the golf course and tranquil koi ponds.
Catering for groups from 30 guests to a maximum of 200, this stunning venue overlooks the water of the Swan River and the Perth skyline. With celebration options right on the deck of the bay, this team pride themselves on the high level of service they offer and have built a reputation as one of Perth’s best restaurants and wedding venues. There is a range of ceremony and reception choices including a private wine room, romantic lawn ceremonies, or marquees on the water. Their combination of a magical location, exquisite food and exceptional services makes them a must inspect.
Positioned on the shores of the Swan River with views of the eclectic Perth city skyline, Matilda Bay Restaurant provides an airy environment that's perfect for couples wanting a combination of indoors and outdoors on their wedding day. The three spacious function rooms feature glass bifold doors that lead out onto a lush garden and patio, where your ceremony can take place overlooking the marina.
Servicing all weddings up to 250 guests, this singularly spectacular venue provides a number of celebration options for your big day. Originally established in 1926, the heritage listed Historic Pagoda Ballroom is classic in style and offers old world warmth and charm through elegant lighting, high ceilings, raised bar and grand old piano. For a more intimate gathering, the Waterwall Restaurant & Bar is beautifully suited to a cocktail style reception and features natural light with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and its own private bar. Centrally located and with beautiful views, this venue seems to have it all for your small wedding big day.
Nestled on the shores of Perth’s spectacular Swan River in Como, Pagoda Resort & Spa is a serene 4.5 star hotel wedding venue that offers a choice of four unique event spaces. Couples can choose from two glamorous ballroom wedding venues, a naturally-lit function space overlooking the pool, and an outdoor ceremony option.
This little winery will make your small wedding a truly memorable experience. With wonderful quality food and wine packages and sweeping views of the vineyards and Darling Ranges, your wedding will be both splendid and stunning. This team have specialised in individual attention and personalised weddings, with tailor-made options from the award-winning winery. Evoking the russet earth buildings of Tuscany, you will be transported away. Catering for groups from 60 to 150 guests.
In the heart of West Australia's oldest wine-growing region, just 30-minutes from Perth, Sittella Winery & Restaurant stands as the Swan Valley's most cherished wedding venue for first-class service, lavish alfresco dining and picturesque views among the vines. The essence of Italy arrives at Sittella Winery, with its Mediterranean style timber veranda and beautiful gazebo overlooking the lake.
Recently refurbished, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough offers couples the unique opportunity to wed with 32km of Perth’s wonderful coastline as backdrop. This spectacular venue is known for its panoramic views, great beach location and plenty of photography opportunities along the nearby beach. Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough has a number of function rooms to choose from, catering for parties as small as 20 to lavish events of up to 680. Get in quick – this incredible beach venue is a popular choice among Perth couples!
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough is a luxury 4-star beachfront hotel in Perth that offers picturesque ballroom wedding spaces for both intimate ceremonies and grand wedding receptions. The Observation Deck up on the 24th floor offers sweeping vistas of over 32km of Perth's pristine coastline. It's a unique sky-high hotel venue with an unforgettable backdrop.
Designed specifically for weddings, this venue offers colonial character and country gardens blooming all year round. Catering for groups up to 170 people, the staff here pride themselves on taking you into a whole different world from the moment you enter the front gates. Hidden in the lush greens and blazes of colour, you and your partner can exchange vows in a cedar gazebo, undisturbed by any other ceremony. Their dining packages range from informal to elegant, with old favourite meal choices fused with modern cuisines.
Idyllically positioned on the banks of the Swan River boasting unparalleled views of Matilda Bay and the Perth skyline, this venue is recognised as one of Perth’s favourite wedding locations. The University features some of the most spectacular gardens in the state; the combination of heritage listed buildings and lush, landscaped gardens are guaranteed to provide the ultimate backdrop for ceremonies and photographs. Menus feature premium local produce, giving guests a taste of the very best that Western Australia has to offer. With an emphasis on traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist, there is something to suit the most discerning palate. A one of a kind venue.
This pretty place is just perfect for an exclusive wedding celebration. Catering for up to 140 people, and specialising in a vintage rustic charm surrounded by native bushland and acres of vineyards. The planning team take the time to get to know you and your partner and make sure that every little detail and moment is tailored just for you. They understand that it is the little things that combine to make a day you will cherish forever.
The renowned Bluewater Grill Steakhouse is a beautiful heritage listed venue high on the hill at Heathcote Reserve with 270-degree views of the Perth City skyline and Swan River. With a red brick exterior, dark wood decor and contrasting white trimmings their function areas each have their own unique personalities giving you the perfect background for a relaxed, fun and distinctive wedding. Cradling your nearest and dearest in a personal and exceptional celebration of your love, at the Bluewater every person at your wedding will feel special.
Heritage-listed Bluewater Bistro by Fraser's sits on the peaceful grounds of Heathcote Reserve, offering a beautiful indoor & outdoor wedding venue on the riverfront. At this relaxed wedding venue, the Perth city skyline is on full display.
This sophisticated and modern venue combines incredible views, exquisite food, fine wines and impeccable service. The floor to ceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light that compliments the timeless interior whilst a neutral décor oozes a contemporary minimalist elegance. Accessible by road or by boat, their aim is to provide you with attentive service and quality food using only the freshest ingredients from local markets, paired with Australia’s finest wines. For groups up to 150 guests.
With views across the iconic Swan River, the Tradewinds Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues for an intimate rooftop wedding. This venue offers couples the complete wedding experience, including pre-ceremony pampering, rooftop ceremonies, waterfront photoshoot locations nearby, and the ability to host your intimate reception with just your nearest and dearest. If you are searching for something truly spectacular for your wedding, we cannot recommend Tradewinds Hotel enough. Find out more here.
Located in the Perth Hills in the historic town of Jarrahdale, Millbrook Winery is the perfect setting for an intimate country wedding. Just 50 minutes from Perth CBD, this venue is surrounded by virgin jarrah and marri forrest, gorgeous lakes, and treelined walkways – simply a photographer’s dream come true. Millbrook Winery prides itself on being a versatile venue, accommodating both intimate events and larger soirees of up to 200 cocktail guests. Whatever you envision for your big day, the dedicated team behind Millbrook Winery have you covered. Click here to find out more.
Millbrook Winery is a boutique winery wedding venue in the Perth Hills, just 50 minutes from the city. Set among vineyards and beautifully landscaped gardens, your wedding on the deck overlooking the country scene will be unforgettable.
Located in Manjimup, Western Australia, Clover Cottage Country Retreat is a popular choice among those Perth couples planning a celebration with just their nearest and dearest in attendance. This venue is surrounded by cottage gardens, lakes, and a number of photoshoot locations. And, with a cosy wood fire and a private spa available for the marrying couple, you can simply roll into bed once the celebrations are said and done. For more information, click here.
Located in rural WA, this beautiful country farm stay is surrounded by picturesque cottage gardens, ancient trees and a misty river valley. For weddings, Clover Cottage Country Retreat provides an aura of romance and tranquillity of a bygone era. The wedding team invites you and your guests to celebrate in style over the weekend in the Mudbrick Barn or lakeside marquee.
Situated within the Margaret River winery region, Robert Oatley Margaret River is the perfect setting for a wedding away from the hustle and bustle of Perth CBD. This venue is surrounded by iconic sculptures and romantic rose gardens – simply a photographer’s dream come true. Robert Oatley Margaret River accommodates guest lists between to 100 people, so it’s perfect for those planning an intimate celebration. Click here to find out more.
For those seeking a relaxed and intimate space to celebrate their love, The Left Bank is the perfect choice. Set on the banks of the iconic Swan River, this venue offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony and reception within the one stunning location. And, with photography locations along the river and in nearby Fremantle, you won’t have to travel far for those spectacular photos couples crave for their wedding. To find out more about The Left Bank, click here.
If you want to get married in a laidback and romantic location, The Left Bank is the wedding venue for you. Nestled in East Fremantle, this gorgeous location overlooks the Swan River, adding some serenity and nature to your big day. Weddings here take place by the river and are followed by a vibrant cocktail style reception across the River Bar and balcony.
Four Points by Sheraton Perth could be everything you’ve been searching for and more. This venue exudes sophistication and opulence with large crystal chandeliers, neutral tones and elegant interior throughout. Four Points by Sheraton Perth caters for groups of between 50 to 110 people – perfect for those with intimate guest lists. And, located just minutes away from iconic Kings Park, you’ll have photography opportunities on your venue’s doorstep. Click here to find out more.
Located in Dwellingup, just an hour’s drive south of Perth, Noble River Estate is the perfect setting for an intimate event away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Set on 32 acres, this property offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception for up to 100 guests in simply serene location. If you’ are looking for a venue that offers the complete wedding experience, Noble River Estate is worth putting on your list. See more here.
A new addition to Easy Weddings, Rothwood Homestays could be exactly what you’ve been searching for. Located in Wattle Grove, Western Australia, this presents itself as a blank canvas and is the perfect setting for a ceremony, photoshoot, and reception. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Rothwood Homestays will ensure your wedding dreams are brought to life. For those planning an intimate rustic event, Rothwood Homestays is well worth a second look. Find out more here.
Margaret River Retreat is the ideal choice for those wanting to celebrate with just their nearest and dearest in attendance. This venue is a relaxed, rustic style venue with self-catering and accommodation packages for weddings between 25 and 100 guests. Margaret River Retreat allows couples to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception within the one serene location, so nobody will have to rush between venues on the big day. Click here to find out more about Margaret River Retreat.
Also a new addition to Easy Weddings, Rustique Swan Valley is the perfect setting for an intimate and relaxed winery wedding. This venue features charming gardens, ceremony and photoshoot settings, and both indoor and outdoor dining options for weddings of up to 150 cocktail guests. Rustique Swan Valley is able to tailor packages to suit individual needs, requirements and budgets, so don’t be shy to get in touch with their events team today. Find out more here.
Old Young’s Kitchen is a gorgeous, modern wedding venue nestled in the picturesque Swan Valley, just 30-minutes outside Perth. It boasts charming indoor and outdoor wedding settings, idyllic gardens, a modern-style restaurant, delicious, artful menus, and an unforgettable Tuscan charm. If you’re after a personalised experience and exclusive venue access, Old Young’s Kitchen is for you!
If you are planning to celebrate your nuptials with just your nearest and dearest in attendance, we recommend booking a venue that caters for intimate events to ensure your wedding is not swamped and looking as though nobody has turned up. For those located in Perth, Western Australia, these 20 venues are a great place to start your search.