Canberra Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues: Canberra | Country ACT | South Coast NSW | Southern Highlands

Looking for a wedding venue in Canberra? These 21 beautiful wedding venues are located in Canberra's most scenic locations from the CBD near Parliament House to Lake Burley Griffin and beyond. On this list you'll find stunning places to get married in Canberra and surrounding suburbs, as well as world class wedding destinations an easy drive from the ACT.

The best wedding venues in Canberra include fine dining restaurants & foodie places, all-in-one country locations such as private farms and wineries, and ceremony & reception venues within the city's best hotels. Most Canberra wedding venues come with fully catered wedding packages (to suit all budgets) and venue hire typically includes an onsite ceremony if requested.

Here's a curated list of our favourite wedding venues in Canberra. They are all dream wedding locations ranging from the city's most sought after wedding spots to hidden gems in and near Australia's capital city.

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Top 21 Canberra Wedding Venues

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra Weddings
1. Rydges Capital Hill Canberra

  • Location: 17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest, ACT 2603
  • Capacity: 20 - 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Rydges Capital Hill is an elegant and affordable hotel wedding venue in the centre of Canberra just one block from Parliament House. The hotel is an affordable all inclusive wedding destination with space for ceremonies in a garden atrium and with two reception venues. The larger reception venue seats up to 120 guests and caters for weddings with a minimum of 80 guests. The other is a semi private micro wedding space that seats 20 - 30 guests.

There are 186 guest suites within the hotel available to wedding guests at a special rate. Rydges offer personalised online booking pages which you can send to guests with your wedding invitations. All inclusive wedding packages start at $140 per person with menus by the executive chef of The George Bar & Grill. 

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National Gallery Australia Wedding Venue
2. National Gallery of Australia

  • Location: Parkes Place East, Parkes, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The National Gallery of Australia is one of Canberra's best wedding venues for a sophisticated celebration surrounded by art and culture. Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the iconic architecture and spectacular gardens provide an spectacular & diverse backdrop favoured by Australia's best wedding photographers.

The NGA offers world-class function spaces surrounded by Australia's most valuable collection of art. There are four ceremony areas within the immersive Sculpture Garden and three reception venues including popular Gandel Hall, an outdoor garden pavilion and modern dining room.

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Hotel Kurrajong Canberra Wedding Venue
3. Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

  • Location: 8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 470
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hotel Kurrajong is an historic Hotel with a renovated heritage wing that pays tribute to its founding in the roaring 20's. The majestic hotel features 147 guest rooms surrounded by graceful verandas, understated courtyards and elegant landscaped gardens where you can have your reception outdoors under festoon lights. 

Under impressive 10ft high ceilings with glittering chandeliers and Victorian silk drapes, the art deco inspired Kurrajong Room caters for sit down dinners for 160 guests or large cocktail events for 350 guests. All inclusive wedding packages range from $150 - $195 per person with a minimum of 60 guests.

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Westering Lake George Canberra Wedding Venue
4. Westering Lake George Winery

  • Location: Federal Highway, Lake George, ACT 2581
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Westering is a winery wedding venue located 30 minutes from Canberra on the north-western shores of Lake George. The family owned and operated venue features two ceremony and two reception spaces plus accommodation for 21 guests in 2 tiny houses and 2 homesteads.

Reception venues include a modern rustic dining room with large windows overlooking the vineyard. Up to 120 guests can be seated around the central open fireplace or the space fits 300 for a cocktail wedding. There's also a private cellar with stone feature wall that caters to smaller weddings.

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Petrichor Farm Canberra Wedding Venue
5. Petrichor Farm

  • Location: Shingle Hill Way, Gundaroo, NSW 2620
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Just 40 minutes from Canberra is Petrichor Farm, a 170 acre rural wedding venue where cows graze lazily in fields and an abundance of native wildlife roam. This laid-back & picturesque property offers a charming backdrop for country weddings with views over pastures and mountains for as far as the eye can see.

The Woolshed dining hall is modern luxe-rustic reception venue that flows onto a cocktail lawn with lawn games for guests. Inside, the shed has been beautifully renovated with polished floors, drop lighting, a boutique bar and modern timber furniture. Feasting and grazing options are available and there's a cute cottage that accommodates 2 included with venue hire. 

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Olleyville Canberra Wedding Venue
6. Olleyville at Shaw Vineyard Estate

  • Location: 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW 2582
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Olleyville at Shaw Vineyard Estate is an elegant all-in-one wedding venue set within picturesque rows of vines just 25 minutes from Canberra. There's an intimate garden area for wedding ceremonies, a covered balcony or bar area for wet weather, and a dining room with fireplace and outdoor cocktail terrace that seats up to 200 guests or caters for cocktail functions of 350.

All inclusive wedding packages start at around $150 per person with a 5 hour drinks package and choice of canapés, shared plates or 2 and 3 course menus. The venue provides chairs, a signing table and water station for wedding ceremonies and the reception venue comes with round or rectangular tables and timber cross back chairs.

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Wallaroo Wines Canberra Wedding Venue
7. Wallaroo Wines

  • Location: 196 Brooklands Road, Wallaroo, NSW 2618
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

The private homestead at Wallaroo Wines is a popular wedding venue set on 300 acres of farmland and vineyards just outside of Canberra. The beautiful Georgian-style country house has an oval ceremony garden with a herbaceous border that overlooks 25 acres of vines to the Brindabella Mountains.

Included with venue hire is a 21m x 10m marquee that seats up to 150 guests and comes with a parquetry dance floor and overhead fairy lights. All furniture is provided for ceremonies and receptions including white gazebos, umbrellas and outdoor wine barrel tables and chairs. 

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Poachers Pantry Canberra Wedding Venue
8. Poachers Pantry

  • Location: Nanima Road, Nanima, NSW 2582
  • Capacity: 60 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: $180 - $260/pp

Poachers Pantry is a popular wedding venue with Canberran foodies, renowned for its smoked meats and award winning wines. The 700 acre farm is located 30 minutes from Parliament House but feels a world away with a stunning vineyard and rolling hills providing a picture perfect backdrop for weddings.

Ceremonies are held in the marquee gardens or on the homestead lawn under a gorgeous Golden Elm tree. Reception venues include the contemporary restaurant which seats 65 with a dance floor and has a wraparound terrace, The Kitchen Garden - a gorgeous outdoor setting and a grand marquee suitable for larger weddings of up to 240 seated guests.

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The Marion Canberra Reception Venue
9. The Marion Canberra

  • Location: Barrine Drive, Parkes, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Marion is an iconic wedding venue located on Lake Burley Griffin in central Canberra. The spectacular waterfront location has a dedicated ceremony space on the lake front and a covered all-weather terrace that seats 40 or caters for standing events of 60 - 80.

The contemporary event space offers a show-stopping premium dining experience for up to 160 seated guests or 250 for cocktail weddings including space for a dance floor. Exceptional international chefs tailor bespoke menus to your creative brief and can serve anything from inspired barbecues to high tea or formal banquets. Expect exceptional service with a high staff to guest ratio.

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Ginningderry Homestead Weddings Canberra
10. Ginninderry Homestead

  • Location: 468 Parkwood Road, Wallaroo, ACT 2618
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Ginninderry Homestead is a 4 bedroom Georgian style estate situated on 70-acres just 20 minutes from Capital Hill. This exclusive-use Canberra wedding venue features park-like gardens with sophisticated fountains and statues surrounding manicured formal lawns and secluded courtyards. 

The art deco inspired reception venue has elegant French doors that open onto an outdoor entertaining area with magical country views. All inclusive wedding packages provide exclusive use of the property and accommodation, a dedicated wedding coordinator and seasonal fresh menus.

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Tuggeranong Homestead Wedding Canberra
11. Tuggeranong Homestead

  • Location: 51 Johnson Drive, Richardson, ACT 2905
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Tuggeranong Homestead is one of the most affordable wedding venues in Canberra, situated in the city's south on a 70 acre heritage listed property. The tranquil bush and country setting offers a private and intimate location for all-in-one weddings with an expansive range of country backdrops for wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions.

Indoor event spaces at Tuggeranong include many rooms inside the homestead, outbuildings and outdoor function areas to suit weddings of all sizes up to 150 guests. Favourites include the sandstone café garden, rustic machinery shed and garden marquee. All inclusive wedding packages include exclusive use of the homestead and grounds with food served in generous serves.

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The Old Coach Stables Canberra Weddings
12. The Old Coach Stables

  • Location: Cullerin Road, Gunning, ACT 2581
  • Capacity: 240
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Old Coach Stables is one of the most historically rich wedding venues in the ACT region. Originally built in 1857 the stables were commissioned by the Cobb & Co mail service and named bushrangers among their earliest 'guests'. More recently owner Melinda Medway has restored the thick stone walls to create a warm and inviting space for dining, events and weddings of all sizes.

The stables can seat up to 140 guests or caters for cocktail wedding receptions of up to 240. Ceremonies are welcome in the gardens overlooking the rolling hills of the Southern Tablelands. Venue hire includes exclusive access to the grounds from the afternoon prior to the morning after and comes with all furniture, lighting, tableware, onsite catering, drinks and staff. There's also a mini bus service for guest transport. Minimum 60 guests.

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The Boat House Canberra Weddings
13. The Boat House Canberra

  • Location: Menindee Drive, Barton, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 180
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Boat House is a foodie wedding venue situated in its own gardens on the Lake Burley Griffin waterfront. This fine dining restaurant is owned by James Souter who works personally with couples to design a memorable wedding day with personalised menus by executive chef John Leverink. 

The Boat House has three seperate dining rooms that can be connected to cater for weddings of up to 180 guests or kept seperate for micro weddings seating 48 or 60 for a cocktail function. Rooms comes furnished with crisp white linen and crystal glassware and larger weddings have direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens.

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Ainslie Gorman Weddings Canberra
14. Ainslie + Gorman Weddings

  • Location: Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT 2612
  • Capacity: 50 - 200
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Ainslie & Gorman are heritage-listed arts centres located within the Canberra CBD area. There are two function spaces within the centres including the light-filled main wedding hall which seats 150 guests under a fairy light canopy, and a smaller function room that adjoins the hall and is ideal for intimate functions of up to 50 guests.

The Ainslie & Gorman wedding venues are situated within the classical Canberran architecture of the character-filled music hub. The hall is available to hire with a 3 hour fully furnished ceremony package from $1,250 or from $2,020 for DIY receptions.

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Waters Edge Restaurant Canberra
15. Waters Edge Restaurant Canberra

  • Location: 40 Parkes Place East, Parkes, ACT 2600
  • Capacity: 107
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Waters Edge Restaurant is a foodie's wedding destination on the waterfront at Lake Burley Griffin. The fine dining establishment serves a modern Australian menu tailored for seated weddings of 16 to 107 guests for lunch or diner celebrations. 

With wraparound windows offer sweeping views over the lake, Waters Edge Restaurant is one of the most scenic reception venues in Canberra. Expect high ceilings, plush chairs, crisp white linen, beautiful water views and a refined wedding menu that will delight foodie guests.

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Canberra Wedding Destinations

Here's a list of the best wedding destinations near Canberra. All of these wedding locations are easily accessible from Canberra and offer an all-in-one wedding experience with accommodation onsite.

The Woods Farm Weddings Near Canberra
16. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

If you're looking for a fun wedding destination near Canberra, The Woods Farm is an incredible 40 acre farm stay where up to 120 loved ones can stay onsite with you for the weekend. The property offers plenty for guests to do with cute farm animals to feed, bikes to ride, the beach close by, a glamping village with fire pits, a luxe swimming pool and acres of nature to explore.

The Woods Farm is best known for its incredible ceremony site, an open air bush chapel with a 120 metre grass aisle under jasmine covered archways. There's no other wedding aisle quite like it in Australia. For receptions, a luxe function hall with chandeliers opens onto a spacious deck and adjoining lawn with a rustic outdoor bar.

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Mimosa Wines Weddings Near ACT
17. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

If you're looking for a foodie wedding place in Canberra, we highly recommend Mimosa Wines which is within easy reach of the nation's capital. This 200 acre winery is one of Australia's most scenic wedding venues with a chefs hatted restaurant that features jaw dropping views over the vineyard and expansive national park surrounds.

Venue hire comes with a choice of ceremony areas including the restaurant's wraparound balcony, an adjoining Tuscan style courtyard or sites amongst the vines and bushland. You get exclusive use of the entire vineyard, restaurant and 2 onsite cottages which sleep up to 13 guests.

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Mali Brae Farm Canberra Wedding Destination
18. Mali Brae Farm

  • Location: 562 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Accommodation: Complimentary for 2

Less than 2 hours from Canberra in the Southern Highlands is Mali Brae Farm, a versatile family owned property that caters for all-in-one country weddings. The farm has two reception venues. One is a purpose-built micro wedding space that seats 30 - 55 guests overlooking the farm through huge floor to ceiling windows. The other is a refurbished hay shed with sky lights and a grand rustic fireplace.

Mali Brae Farm has 6 ceremony sites across its 90 acres including a dedicated shed providing an all-weather option. All inclusive wedding packages come with a variety of menu and drink options and complimentary accommodation for the couple on the night of the wedding.

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The Cove Wedding Destination Canberra
19. The Cove Weddings

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The best beach wedding destination close to Canberra is The Cove, a 3 acre seaside retreat where up to 111 guests stay onsite with you for the weekend. This beautiful oceanfront resort is accessed via a stunning dirt road through National Park and has its own private beach with a ceremony garden overlooking the sparkling waters of Jervis Bay. 

This completely secluded wedding venue has an onsite pamper room with huge mirrors for getting ready, a brand new blank canvas wedding hall for indoor receptions and an incredibly atmospheric courtyard surrounding an outdoor bar for alfresco dining under the stars. A Mediterranean style wedding destination, just 3 hours from Canberra.

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The Lodge Canberra Wedding Destination
20. The Lodge Weddings

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just over 2.5 hours from Canberra is The Lodge, a private 43 room hotel that can be hired for destination weddings and comes with exclusive use of all guest rooms and event spaces. The hotel rooms surround a giant outdoor swimming pool making The Lodge one of Australia's most fun wedding destinations.

Function areas at The Lodge include an outdoor chapel located in a tranquil tree cathedral, a luxe blank canvas reception hall, champagne courtyard and gardens. There's also two huge rooms for each side of the bridal party to get ready, an indoor/outdoor restaurant that's great for a welcome night dinner and a late night bar - hello after party!

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Glencara Canberran Wedding Venue
21. Glencara Weddings

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Glencara is set on a picturesque working farm near Young, just over 2 hours from Canberra. Surrounded by seasonal crops of vibrant canola & lush green wheat fields, and with unique gardens that feature a rustic maze, the 10 hectare estate is a dream wedding venue for whimsical garden ceremonies and receptions. 

Reception areas include spacious lawns where a tipi, marquee or Sperry tent can be erected and there's also a beautifully appointed shearing shed that seats 120 guests and is perfect for rustic celebrations. Budget friendly wedding venue hire includes complimentary onsite accommodation for two.

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