Special events bookings
Hobsons Bay City Council welcomes event organisers to the municipality and would like to encourage community groups to use the special events information pack as a planning tool for a safe and successful event.
The special events application form needs to be filled in and submitted to the Council's Recreation Unit. The Council requires a completed application form with traffic management plans and a site plan before event approval can be granted.
The special events application form must be submitted at least six months before the proposed event date for large scale events (more than 1,000 participants or spectators) or two months for smaller scale events.
Applications take from four to six weeks to process, depending on the size of the event.
For more information please contact the Council’s Recreation Department on 9932 1000 or email email@example.com.
Special events application form
The following venues are available for garden wedding bookings. For further information on each venue, download an application below.
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Corner Giffard and Osborne Streets, Williamstown
Mel Ref. 56 C10
Nestled by the sea in historic Williamstown is one of Victoria’s first public gardens, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens.
Take a break from the pace of urban living and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a significant historic garden for your wedding ceremony and photography.
Nelson Place, Williamstown
Mel Ref. 56 D9
Commonwealth Reserve is located on Nelson Place right in the heart of historic Williamstown. The park provides great photo opportunities with spectacular views across the bay to the magnificent Melbourne skyline.
The Rotunda is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony, placed among the elm trees and near the water’s edge make it a romantic spot to exchange your marriage vows.
Newport Lakes Park
Margaret Street, Newport
Mel Ref. 56 G3
This bushland oasis is in the heart of suburban Newport and only 8 kilometres from Melbourne.
Created from a former blue stone quarry the park is spread over approximately 33 hectares inhabited by native flora that attracts a wide range of native wildlife.
Newport Lakes Park offers a peaceful and unique environment, perfect for your wedding ceremony. Your photos will look stunning in these gorgeous surroundings with scenic views over the lakes and ampitheatre.
Truganina Coastal Park
Queen Street, Altona
Mel Ref. 208 K3
Truganina Coastal Park is situated 26 kilometres west of the city and nine kilometres from Williamstown on the shore of Port Phillip Bay.
This secluded park is the perfect place for fun wedding photos in a parkland environment which also offers beautiful scenic views of the city, Cheetham Wetlands and the Mornington Peninsula.
Wedding bookings - frequently asked questions