Weddings in Cottesloe

This page includes information about hiring outdoor spaces for your wedding or private event.-

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

For previous Civic Centre wedding photos and more wedding inspiration featuring our beautiful Civic Centre locations, click here to view our full gallery.

Further images of weddings and events can be found by visiting Instagram and searching "Cottesloe Civic Centre."

Civic Centre Locations

Surrounded by luscious greenery and historical buildings, the Civic Centre gardens are well known for their tranquil atmosphere. A list of available wedding locations are detailed below.

To see these locations on our map, please click here.

When booking our venues, factors such as the size of the event, the availability of the venue and the use of the space by the public will be taken into consideration. Please note that in some instances the venue requested may not be the best venue for the staging of this activity.

War Memorial Hall

The historic War Memorial Hall forms part of the main Civic Centre building in Broome Street. With stunning jarrah wood details and stage facilities, the War Memorial Hall is a perfect venue for an indoor wedding. If you would like to book this section of the grounds for a wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

To find out more about the War Memorial Hall booking space please click here.


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. To book this section of the grounds for a wedding ceremony please complete and submit an application form.

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. 

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, please complete and submit an application form.



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 the beautiful Arch Monument, 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 at these locations.

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


Fees and Charges 2023 - 2024

Wedding Hire - 3 hour minimum required Hourly Rate
Civic Centre - Ceremony and/or Reception
(all Civic Centre locations except Main Lawn)
Main Lawn - Ceremony and/or Reception $350
Bond  $1,000

Please note that you must book sufficient time for the set up and pack down of your event. Bookings are scheduled in full one hour blocks.

Wedding Photos

Bookings can be made for wedding photos at both the Civic Centre grounds and Cottesloe beach. For more information regarding wedding photos, please see our wedding photo page.


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 and are not confirmed until payment has been received and an approval letter has been issued.

Related Documents 

Wedding - Online Application Form

Outdoor Space Booking - Online Application Form

Wedding Application Form - PDF

Facility Hire - Conditions of Use

Bond Refund Request Form

Civic Centre Map