Getting married in Perth? Here are some of the key points you need to know;
●Fantastic photos with your wedding party at Kings Park and Botanic Garden
●Relaxing walk with your partner alongside the beautiful Swan River on the morning of your big day
●Wedding party at one of the top-notch restaurants at Cottesloe Beach
●Romantic day trip to stunning Rottnest Island after your wedding
Perth Wedding Venues
With its global eats, booming small-bar, street-art scenes, and superb beaches, Perth has a vast array of wedding venues of every type, every size, and for every budget. From cheap to small, garden to the rustic, farm to the beach, Perth weddings are easy to host, and they are so colourful!
Perth Garden Weddings
With their lush flowers, sprawling greenery, lovely old trees, beautiful lakes, gazebos, and many more, Perth garden weddings are out of this world. Nature is the best backdrop for such a special occasion, and there's something so romantic about saying "I do" in a picturesque garden surrounded by spectacular forests. These venues mostly have outdoor and indoor facilities, so you can have your ceremony outside and host your reception indoors or vice versa. It is also helpful with unexpected unfavourable weather conditions. Most garden wedding venues are located at Caversham, Upper Swan, the surroundings of Herne Hill, and Applecross.
Perth Barn and Farm Weddings
Whether it’s casual and small or big and luxurious, you can find barn and farm wedding venues in Perth that will suit your unique style. Beautiful country farms, homesteads, barracks, barns surrounded by picturesque cottage gardens, and outstanding ancient trees are tranquil and serene. Most of the barn wedding venues are located in little towns, 20-30 minutes drive from the city centre, such as Jarrahdale, Darlington, Withy, and Baldivis. Like as in all the other Perth wedding and reception venues, spectacular photos are guaranteed!
Perth Beach Weddings
Perth beach weddings bring your visual dreams to life with outstanding, uninterrupted water views, great weather, spectacular seaside sunsets as a backdrop to your special day, and many more. It is essential to pinpoint a destination before getting your planning underway. The most popular locations for Perth wedding venues by the water are Peppermint Grove, Hillarys, Cottesloe, Nedlands, and Mindarie. Most of the venues in these areas allow BYO. Don’t forget the wind factor after you have selected the place. Try using decorations that are unlikely to be tossed about in the wind. Use strings or strong adhesives for your lightweight items. There is nothing more romantic than saying ‘I do’ as the waves glide against the shore and a gentle breeze rustles through your hair.
Winery Weddings Perth
There is no surprise that so many couples prefer rustic, winery weddings since Perth is home to some of the finest wineries on the continent. You can opt for a small, intimate, or large wedding reception and ceremony on resort grounds or next to the vineyards far from the city's hustle and bustle. Moreover, you can find many cheap venues with various wedding packages from the vast options. However, the wedding is not the only special occasion that you can host in these facilities. They can be used as perfect engagement party venues as well. Most of them are located in the surrounds of the Perth hills such as Swan Valley, Herne Hill, Bickley, and Caversham. Most of the wineries take place in big family-owned estates, so they usually include wedding night accommodation in their packages.
Perth Historic Wedding Venues
There's something timeless and effortlessly romantic about a venue with history in its bones. If you want to host your ceremony in an indoor sacred place, Perth churches and chapels have a lot to offer with their spectacular Gothic-style architecture. If you're looking for other venues that exude old-world charm, you can find lots of warehouses, theatres, and retreats for an outdoor reception to have your Perth wedding. That’s not all. If you want the whole place to be at your disposal, you can even hire a private property as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Perth weddings and wedding venues.
What is the best time of year for a wedding in Perth?
The most popular months to get married in Perth are November and March. A warm breeze and the emerging colour palette while nature transforms itself to create the perfect ambiance for Perth weddings and the perfect backdrop for rustic wedding venues. However, even though these months are popular, we cannot say that they are the best since tastes differ. If you don’t mind the cold weather or putting up a jacket, winter weddings and venues might be the perfect choice for you.
What are the popular wedding styles in Perth?
Choosing a wedding theme is so important that it will set the entire event's tone and your aesthetic decisions. The most popular wedding style used in Perth wedding ceremony and reception venues is the rustic theme. With mason jars, string lights, wine barrels, and wooden chairs, couples create a casual yet chic environment for their guests to mingle happily.
The other theme that is preferred by many who want to bring the roaring ‘20s, glamorous ‘50s, and hippie ‘60s back to life is vintage weddings. To create the perfect vintage backdrop, use antique furniture such as worn-in wood seats, gramophone, vintage-style photo booths and many more. Don't forget to rent a vintage car like an old Corvette or Porsche.
You can style your wedding according to many other themes, such as modern, art-deco, bohemian and eco-friendly. You can also come up with your authentic theme about you, and your future spouse mutually love and tune the unique and different wedding venues to your taste!
> Are there any major events in Perth that we should consider when planning our wedding?
Perth hosts many cultural and sporting events throughout the year, such as the Perth Cup and Fringe Festival in Summer. The food markets turn Perth into a foodie haven, and for seafood lovers, the annual Mandurah Crab Fest is too good to miss. When you’re planning your Perth wedding, don’t forget to check the events calenders and take school holidays into account since the city doesn’t have lots of accommodation options.
Should we consider any wedding venue locations near Perth?
Suburbs and national parks near Perth offer outstanding and beautiful wedding reception and engagement party venues. Perfect rustic, garden, outdoor, and beach weddings can be held in these locations if you want to escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Moreover, going small town instead of the big city offers better deals, and you can have a budget wedding easily. The most popular suburban wedding locations are Coogee, Caversham, Bellevue, Serpentine, Casuarina, Woodbridge, and Kings Park.
How much is a wedding venue in Perth?
Perth weddings come in every size, every capacity and for every budget. Suppose you think that the purpose of the celebration is more important than its luxury and grandness. In that case, you can have an intimate wedding with your loved ones in small function rooms or affordable wedding venues with cheap packages at discounted rates. If you want to have one of the cheapest weddings or ceremonies, you can check elopement packages or places to elope with your partner in front of close family members and a couple of friends. Having a budget wedding while turning your special day into a memorable one is not that hard in Perth!
If you think that small and intimate wedding venues are not for you and you like magnificence and glitter, large and grand venues are the right choice. You can celebrate your special day like royals, wining and dining, in big ballrooms or outstanding garden wedding venues and you can still have a relatively cheap wedding with all-inclusive wedding packages with special offers for your every need from a three-course sit-down meal to in-house disco or DJ.
How to find budget wedding venues in Perth?
First off, do not choose to have your wedding in popular months, March and November. However, if you are strong about having a spring or fall wedding, book your Perth wedding venue as early as possible, at least one year ahead, to benefit from special discounts and offers. Second, don't get married one weekend since Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days to get married.
Go with the non-traditional venues such as golf courses, wineries, breweries, or barn wedding venues since in the places that don’t typically host weddings, your chances to have a budget or cheap wedding are higher. Moreover, morning weddings cost less compared to evening receptions.
After the ceremony, having a small cocktail party instead of grand events and choosing all-inclusive wedding packages further decrease your cost. You can also prefer a BYO wedding venue to save money by bringing your spirits to the party.
How far in advance should you plan a wedding in Perth?
Every couple and every wedding is entirely unique and different. Some may want a laid-back, small garden wedding, and some may prefer an elegant, all-inclusive beach wedding. So, the timing differs for couples. However, the average wedding planning period is one year among the couples in Perth.
What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding venue in Perth?
Start with the basics such as venue’s capacity, availability on the day you desire, booking hours, payment method and facilities. Address questions about food and drinks such as on-site catering options, 3rd party catering, wedding cake, alcohol licence etc. Then, continue with details such as decor, logistics and vendors. Ask everything you can think of for an utterly dreamy wedding!