Weddings

Cottesloe is a picturesque setting to experience your perfect wedding day.

To book, please complete the Wedding Ceremony Application form specific to the style of the wedding (Civic Centre locations or beach locations) and ensure that you have read the Conditions of Use. Applications are to be returned to town@cottesloe.wa.gov.au and are not confirmed until payment has been received and an approval letter has been issued.

Civic Centre Locations

Surrounded by luscious greenery and historical buildings, the Civic Centre gardens are well known for their tranquil atmosphere. Choose the location that best suits you including the Main Lawn, the Secret Garden, the Lower Lawn Sunken Lawn or.

Main Lawn & Main Lawn Stage

The Main Lawn is the largest lawn area in the Civic Centre grounds. It is used regularly for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and community events. The main lawn is the only area of the grounds that has BBQ's available for public use. The stonework of the stage creates a  beautiful setting for special occasions. If you would like to book this section of the grounds for a wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

Lawns

Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (also know as Playground 2) is a smaller lawn area nestled into the lower leafy section of the grounds. As the title suggests, this garden is a well-kept secret and a perfect location for wedding photographs. If you would like to book this area for wedding photographs please click here.

Secret Gardens

Sunken Lawn

The Sunken lawn is regularly used for smaller wedding receptions and corporate events. The intimate feel of the lawn section creates an exclusive section of the grounds for guests. This area of the grounds is closely linked to the Civic Centre building and toilets and parking are easily accessible. If you would like to book this section of the grounds for a simple wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

Sunken Lawns

Old Tank Stand & Two Palms

The Old Tank Stand is the highest point of the Civic Centre gardens. This small paved area overlooks the main lawn and gives a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. A perfect place to have a small intimate wedding ceremony. The Two Palms is a small grassed area at the front of the Civic Centre. This is a lovely setting for a small picnic or wedding ceremony. If you would like to book this section of the grounds for a wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

Old Tank Stand & Two Palms

Rotunda

The Rotunda, also known as the 'Summer House', has been restored to its former glory. A peaceful setting to have an intimate wedding ceremony. If you would like to book this section of the grounds for a wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

Beach Locations

Cottesloe can offer two beautiful locations including the Arch Monument and Sun Dial, both located overlooking the beach at Cottesloe. Share your wedding vows with your family and friends to the gentle lapping of the ocean against the shore, whilst the sun sets, with spectacular ocean and Rottnest views. If you would prefer the sand between your toes for a true 'beach wedding' North Cottesloe beach can provide this setting.

As only simple ceremonies can be booked at beach locations, no equipment or infrastructure can be used and no catering or alcohol can be consumed.

Please note that Cottesloe Beach (sand and grassed area near Indiana's) is not permitted for Wedding Ceremonies.

Fees and Charges 2021 - 2022

Wedding Hire Hourly Rate
Setup/pack down $115
Civic Centre Ceremony and/or Reception
(includes all Civic Centre locations)
$275
Beach Ceremony Only $160
War Memorial Hall - Wet Weather Back Up $100
Refundable Bond $200

 

Related Documents 

Wedding - Online Application form

Facility Hire - Conditions of Use

Bond Refund Request

Civic Centre Map