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Weddings

For a stunning natural setting to uniquely complete your big day, look no further than Araluen Botanic Park. Whether you wish to exchange your vows against the backdrop of a stunning waterfall and natural setting, or enjoy a memorable reception celebration in one of our many unique facilities, or perhaps both – Araluen Botanic Park is the perfect setting for a day you and your partner will remember forever.

When the ceremony is over, the wedding party starts at Araluen.
Chalet Healy Café is available for a wedding reception amongst the trees. Whether or not you choose to host your ceremony within the Park, the friendly staff at Chalet Healy Café are ready to help make your big day special.

Ceremony Package (2 hours)

Reception Package (4 hours)

Ceremony & Reception (6 hours)

Each package includes:· Free entry to the Park for all wedding guests; Hire of your selected location; Power to the site; 10 plastic chairs; A signing table; Access to the beautiful surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park for photos.

Where to say ‘I Do’

There are so many options for wedding ceremonies across Araluen Botanic Park, you will be spoilt for choice.

Stinton Creek Lawn

A stunning, lush, green location, near the ever-flowing Stinton Creek, this space is perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. The space can cater for 50-150 guests, which is dependent upon COVID restrictions

Mary Hargreaves Pergola

A favourite spot for weddings up to 100 people (dependent upon COVID restrictions), the Pergola offers wonderful views of the Centenary Lawn and Rose Garden.

Bennet’s Lawn

Popular year round, Bennet’s Lawn is a secluded, intimate space located away from main attractions of the Park with a capacity of 50-100 dependent upon COVID restrictions. It is partly shaded. Whether you would like to marry upon a historic bridge, or upon the natural, green lawn, Bennets Lawn delivers many choices.

Amphitheatre

Create a stunning ceremony space within our popular, natural amphitheatre, featuring an expansive tiered lawn, and a view of the Old Swimming Pool. For larger weddings, the amphitheatre delivers a spectacular setting.

Rose Garden Gazebo

What better flora to be surrounded by on your special day than the classic rose, planted amongst the unique bushland setting. Perfect for weddings of up to 100 guests, it’s a must view when considering your options for a memorable wedding day ceremony.

Roundhouse Lawn

Enjoy the serene sounds of a running stream, as you commit to your vows within a stunning lawn setting. Ideal for weddings of up to 100 guests.

FAQS

Can I have other events at Araluen?

Yes! There are plenty of beautiful venues to suit different events.

Can I bring extra furniture for my event?

You can, however please ensure you discuss this with our Events Office.

Can I have an after-hours event?

Unfortunately, as Araluen staffing capacity is limited, all events must be held within the Park’s opening hours of 9am to 6pm.

How many toilet facilities are available on site, and can additional portable facilities be delivered to site?

Araluen has public toilets to cater to the maximum guests permitted, so additional toilets are not required.

How much parking is available on site, and will guests be charged for parking?

Araluen has up to 600 car parking spaces available. The parking is included in the hire fee.

What accessibility facilities are available on site?

Parking Bays and Toilets facilities for special needs access.

Is there any time of year events and weddings cannot be catered for at Araluen Botanic Park?

Due to an increase in visitors and scheduled lawn maintenance for the Springtime Festivals, bookings are not taken for events in August – October.

Can Events Officers assist with wedding planning?

Whilst Events Officers can assist with wedding logistics; which relate to the hire of facilities around the Park, they are not qualified wedding planners, and should you require these services, an external supplier should be employed.

What is your policy should the wedding need to be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID restrictions or other reasons?

If the Event is rendered impossible by reason of Force Majeure, Araluen Botanic Park may at its absolute discretion offer the Hirer a refund of a portion of or all monies paid to the Park, offer a credit for such monies and / or vary the Booking.

Are there changing areas for the bride, groom and bridal party?

This has not been requested as they generally turn up dressed and ready. But no, the Park cannot cater for this request at this point in time.

Can we host a rehearsal ceremony on site prior to the day?

Araluen does permit the wedding party to do a rehearsal prior to the actual wedding date. This is negotiated once a contract to hire is in place with a deposit

What’s the weather contingency for outdoor spaces?

 Refunds are not provided for change of mind or inclement weather. Hirers must consider this at time of booking.

Should I wish to host a wedding reception on the grounds, can I bring in outdoor catering?

 As Araluen has an onsite caterer in the Park who specialise in event catering, this is no longer permitted.

Can I bring décor and other items, such as outdoor heating to the Park?

Some items are permitted. Outdoor heating with naked flames is not permitted.

Does the Park offer any security services? Can security guards be brought into site?

We do have a preferred security provider and this service is required for weddings held after 5pm at the cost of the hirer.

Are there any accommodation providers nearby where my guests can stay?

The Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre is a domestic travel agent and can provide booking services for hirers or guests.

I would like some further information.

For further information, contact an event officer by emailing; weddings@araluenbotanicpark.com.au