Perth is blessed with stunning beaches, a picturesque river and oodles of grass, bush and parklands for us to enjoy. Meaning there are loads of outdoor wedding ceremony locations in Perth!
For those of you that know me, I’m a huge fan of having your wedding ceremony and reception at the same place. It cuts down on logistics, saves money and just makes it so much easier for your guests.
But I understand that this is not always possible within the constraints of your venue OR that for some couples, there’s a very special, sentimental place that means the world for them to hold their ceremony there.
Which is why I have created this jaw-dropping list of the most stunning outdoor wedding ceremony locations in Perth.
ARALUEN BOTANIC PARK
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Set in the stunning suburb of Roleystone, Araluen Botanic Gardens is an ever-changing feast for your senses. The grounds are beautifully maintained and planting occurs all year to capture the seasons’ best. Araluen boasts 10 unique areas for your ceremony, allowing you to select the space that suits your style.
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BICTON QUARANTINE PARK
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This beautiful spot is a bit of a hidden gem that locals are keen to keep a secret!! The park is elevated above the riverbank giving incredible views of the Swan River and the park is full of big shady trees so lots of options for shade. AND there are toilets which keeps the oldies and the pregnant ladies very happy!!!
HAROLD BOAS GARDENS
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Harold Boas Gardens is a tranquil garden oasis set in the middle of West Perth. Filled with tall trees, lush gardens and serene waterfalls, these gardens allow you to find that rare mix of central location with abundant gardens. There are also endless amazing locations for your post-ceremony photos before you head off to commence your celebrations.
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MATILDA BAY RESERVE
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An infamous place in Perth for social gatherings, riverside hangs and functions has to be the iconic Matilda Bay. And it is easy to see why it is loved by so many. With the river at your feet and the city skyline a stone’s throw away, Matilda Bay Reserve is picture perfect. There are many areas available for hire for your ceremony, each with varying amounts of shade and all just slightly different in layout and special features.
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POINT WALTER RESERVE
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Point Walter Reserve epitomises the WA lifestyle – coffee and meals in the sunshine; water sports or walking along the water; or time spent with loved ones in a park. Point Walter has all these options covered, giving you a number of areas to choose a wedding location that is perfect for you and your day. With expansive grassy areas with large shady trees or the iconic sandbank with almost 180 deg views of the river, there truly is something for everyone here.
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Queens Gardens in East Perth is another stunning expansive garden in the middle of our city. With waterways intertwined throughout the grounds and large trees, Queens Gardens offers lots of grassy space for a garden ceremony in the city.
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**NB – Look for “Sir James Mitchell Park Zone 5”**
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When people talk about hidden gems, the Scented Gardens on the South Perth foreshore is one that springs to mind instantly. Tucked away behind thick bushes, even many of the passers-by wouldn’t even know that this beautiful place is right there! The entrance to the Scented Gardens is through a vine-engulfed timber archway which then opens up to a full-enclosed circular space. Once inside the beautiful bushes, tall trees and flower-studded plants wrap you up, transporting you to another place and time. Include the proximity to the foreshore for photos against our city skyline, and this is one place not to miss!
UWA Sunken Gardens
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A popular choice for many couples, the UWA Sunken Gardens are a stunning setting for your magical day. Walking into this place makes you feel like you have entered an enchanted fairy kingdom! The space wraps itself around you and the trees, plants and grass are bright green and so beautifully cared for. A huge bonus is the privacy you get when you host an event in this place, and incredible backdrops for your photos are right there.
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WANNEROO BOTANIC GARDENS
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As you drive past the entrance to this place, you would be excused for being a bit ho-humm about what’s inside. But DAMN…. enter the grounds of the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens and you will be blown away by the work and love that has gone into creating these beautiful grounds. With multiple levels, cascading waterfalls, lush tropical areas and tall palm trees, this place needs to be seen to be believed. Additionally, the thought that has gone into tailoring the layout and access to the two ceremony areas is impressive.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg…….
We are so very fortunate here in Perth to have so many beautiful, diverse and accessible spaces to use as ceremony locations for a wedding day. And as I firmly believe, when you have a stunning setting, you do not need to do too much to it to make it wow. This will save you time and money to redirect into other areas.
However, if these spaces don’t tick all of the boxes for you, most parklands in our suburbs are available for hire for wedding ceremonies. Just read the T&Cs carefully and ensure that you go through the appropriate channels to book your area.
Not sure which space is right for you? I suggest you start by finding your reception venue first and then looking for your ceremony location.
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