Outdoor Wedding Venues

Canberra is a great place for an outdoor wedding though when planning you wedding it pays to have a backup option in case of rain.

Outside at the Boathouse

A fantastic venue with outstanding food. Weddings can be done on the lawns here, in one of the function rooms or in the timber floored foyer. Prices range from $1500 to $11000 depending on the size of your party. I highly recommend this venue.

Macarthur Rose Garden on the left side of Old Parliament House

This is a free venue, archways make for rose dotted glimpses of the bride or groom as they make their way to the ceremony.

One of the beautiful courtyards at the Hyatt.

The Hyatt is a great location as guests can also stay the night after the reception. Package prices start from $132. There are some pretty fancy rooms for the couple to stay in and staff are provided to ensure you don’t need to worry about anything.

Beijing gardens at Lake Burley Griffin

The Beijing Gardens located across from the Yarralumla Yacht Club is one of several garden locations in this area. There are some great blossoms in Spring and a couple of options for a grand entrance with the most challenging being the staircase. Bookings through Transport Canberra and City Services.

Gorman House

Picture your wedding under this beautiful tree in the Gorman House courtyard paired with a fantastic restaurant and bar. Sage does some of the best food in Canberra whilst also managing the courtyard space.

Formal and quiet

This is the House of Reps formal garden located at the base on Parliament House (the newer one). A great spot for a small wedding, it is kind of hidden away and really is a beautiful space. $700-$2800 to book.


The Arboretum boasts a spectacular view and for those of us who love plants and nature this is a perfect spot to get married. The Margaret Whitlam Pavillion seats 80 and costs $1100. See their full list of fees here.

the knot

Ready to tie the knot? So much symbolism here! This is one of several venues available at the National Gallery who also provide an indoor space which can seat several hundred catered.

Grazing at Gundaroo

This is one of the most popular venues for weddings around Canberra. Situated in Gundaroo this is a beautiful garden location and the restaurant provides some amazing food sourcing some of the produce from their own garden. Guest can self drive or you could organise a charter. Check out all the details here.

Aspen Island is a very popular venue for Spring weddings

At time of writing (January 2019) Aspen Island will cost $515 + fees for non-exclusive use or $2060 if you want the whole island.

More Venues

For a full list check out this link.