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. We have a range of beautiful outdoors wedding ceremony locations throughout the Park, as well as partly covered areas.
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 & Reception Package
Each package includes:· Entry to the Park for all wedding guests; Hire of your selected location; Access to the beautiful surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park for photos.
A Dreamy Garden Wedding
Each season is truly unique and beautiful at Araluen; just like your Special day should be!
Video Credit: Different Suns
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.
Mary Hargreaves Pergola
A favourite spot for weddings up to 100 people, the Pergola offers wonderful views of the Centenary Lawn and Rose Garden.
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. 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.
Rose Garden Gazebo
Can I have other events at Araluen?
Can I bring extra furniture for my event?
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 5pm.
How many toilet facilities are available on site, and can additional portable facilities be delivered to site?
How much parking is available on site, and will guests be charged for parking?
What accessibility facilities are available on site?
Is there any time of year events and weddings cannot be catered for at Araluen Botanic Park?
Can Events Officers assist with wedding planning?
What is your policy should the wedding need to be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID restrictions or other reasons?
Are there changing areas for the bride, groom and bridal party?
Can we host a rehearsal ceremony on site prior to the day?
What’s the weather contingency for outdoor spaces?
Should I wish to host a wedding reception on the grounds, can I bring in outdoor catering?
When our on-site caterer is not operating, it is possible to bring in outdoor catering. Suppliers will be required to fill in a contractor’s handbook and provide relavant documentation. Please discuss this with the Team
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. Only battery-operated candles.