Public parks for Weddings

1 McKell Park

McKell Park is on the shores of Sydney Harbour with views of the Harbour Bridge to the west and Sydney Heads to the east.

The park comprises grassed landscape terraces stepping down to the harbour foreshore and the public ferry wharf. The Park is ideal for wedding ceremonies as it has superb Harbour views and manicured gardens surrounded by magnificent mature trees. The Harbour and the well maintained gardens provide a perfect backdrop for any special occasion. It is a great vantage point to view Sydney Harbour activities. The heritage listed Canonbury Cottage is the centrepiece of the Park.

Weddings and private social events are restricted to less than 100 people
No marquees or wedding arches are permitted in association with the use of the park
The park is closed in the evenings except for New Year’s Eve celebrations

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2 Treillage Viewing Platform – Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park was designed in the great historical landscape tradition based on classical design principles of order, geometry, focal points and axes. The east-west axis is an avenue of plane trees and Manchurian pears reinforcing the strong linear quality of a raised plateau of gardens bisected by a north-south vista of mangroves. At the intersection of these axes, at the highest point in the park, is the Treillage Tower.

Treillage is a French word for lattice that was commonly used in gardens in the 16th century, and the Treillage Tower is the centrepiece of Bicentennial Park. Climb the staircase up 3 storeys to the 17m high viewing platform for soothing views over the green expanses of Bicentennial Park, the Parramatta River and city skyline.

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3.Parramatta Park

 

02 9895 7500  http://www.ppt.nsw.gov.au/book-an-area

Parramatta Park (Old Government House and Domain) is one of the 11 historic places that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.

There’s evidence of 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation and land use and it was a Vice-Regal domain from 1788. It became a public park in 1858 – one of the earliest in the world.

There are many wedding ceremony locations to choose from, including The Bathhouse, Rumsey Rose Garden and a choice of many lawns.

The Bathhouse

In 1822 Colonial Architect S L Harris designed a Bath House for Governor Brisbane. The Bath House was sophisticated having a heated plunge pool and a domed roof surmounted by a cupola lantern. In 1886 the Park Trustees converted it into a pavilion.

Rumsey Rose Garden
The garden comprises rose arbours and beds around a central lawn and paved paths. Suitable for wedding ceremonies, photography, cocktail parties and small gatherings. Best flowering display is in Oct-Nov and May.

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Pirrama Park

02 9895 7500  http://www.ppt.nsw.gov.au/book-an-area

Parramatta Park (Old Government House and Domain) is one of the 11 historic places that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.

There’s evidence of 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation and land use and it was a Vice-Regal domain from 1788. It became a public park in 1858 – one of the earliest in the world.

There are many wedding ceremony locations to choose from, including The Bathhouse, Rumsey Rose Garden and a choice of many lawns.

The Bathhouse

In 1822 Colonial Architect S L Harris designed a Bath House for Governor Brisbane. The Bath House was sophisticated having a heated plunge pool and a domed roof surmounted by a cupola lantern. In 1886 the Park Trustees converted it into a pavilion.

Rumsey Rose Garden
The garden comprises rose arbours and beds around a central lawn and paved paths. Suitable for wedding ceremonies, photography, cocktail parties and small gatherings. Best flowering display is in Oct-Nov and May.

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Mount Annan Botanic Garden

02 4634 7935  http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/mount_annan_botanic_g…

With stunning views, natural settings, and beautiful gardens, Mount Annan Botanic Garden is south-west Sydney’s premier outdoor location for weddings, functions and events. Situated just 45 minutes from the CBD and accessible from all areas of Sydney, it is the ideal location for your wedding ceremony, reception and photos.

The Garden has ten superb locations for ceremonies, including the Water Garden, the Durie Sculpture and Sundial Hill your wedding ceremony will be the talk of all your guests. But donÆt be limited to locations we have chosen. Feel free to hold your wedding in any other publicly accessible location on-site.

And to keep the memories forever make sure you inspect the other 1,000 acres of photographic backdrops to choose from. You can be assured your wedding will be one that not only you, but also your guests, will never forget.

On-site is the Gardens Restaurant whose qualified staff can assist with your reception to give you a one-stop experience on your wedding day. Or you may prefer to choose a silk-lined marquee on the popular Marquee Lawn. The lawn is situated next to Lake Sedgewick and provides not only water views but a very private setting for you and your guests.

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Strickland House Park (Vaucluse)

02 9337 5999

Suitable for weddings of any kind and size, it is free and you don’t need to apply to the council for using it, first come, first serve.

There is plenty of room outside and there is a roof of the Strickland House that could be used as a shelter in case it is raining. Weddings of any kind are taking place in the park. Small groups of people join to big popular parties in this location.

There is more than one location for the wedding, as the park is relatively large. The view of the city, Opera House and the Bridge are just simply amazing, in any weather. It is the best hidden secret in Sydney. The Milky Beach is not far too, for small groups of people you may choose to have your wedding here too.

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