Wedding bookings


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Council services are changing.

Information about Council's response to Coronavirus and the effect on services can be found here.

Currently three sites within the municipality are available for garden wedding ceremonies and photographs to be taken - Commonwealth Reserve Rotunda, Newport Lakes and Truganina Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Wedding-Bookings-FAQs.pdf(PDF, 978KB)

Please note: Williamstown Botanic Gardens and Commonwealth Reserve are both alcohol free zones.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Unfortunately, due to the increased usage of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, we are currently not able to take any further bookings for wedding ceremonies and photographs or formal picnics at this location during peak use times.

Council however, can offer three alternative sites for your wedding within the municipality:

  1. Commonwealth Reserve Rotunda – Nelson Place, Williamstown
  2. Newport Lakes – Margaret Street, Newport
  3. Truganina Parkland – Queen Street, Altona Meadows

If you would like to know more about these sites, including available dates, please phone 1300 179 944

Corner Giffard and Osborne Street, Williamstown


Nestled by the sea in historic Williamstown is one of Victoria's first public gardens, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, a significant historic garden for your wedding ceremony and photography.

 Williamstown-Botanic-Gardens-Wedding-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 404KB)

Commonwealth Reserve

Nelson Place, Williamstown


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.

 Commonwealth-Reserve-Wedding-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 281KB)

Newport Lakes

Margaret Street, Newport


This bushland oasis is in the heart of suburban Newport and only eight 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 surrounds with scenic views over the lakes and amphitheatre.

Newport-Lakes-Wedding-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 666KB)

Truganina Parklands

Queen Street, Altona Meadows


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 wedding photos in a parkland environment which also offers beautiful scenic views of the city, Cheetham Wetlands and the Mornington Peninsula.

 Truganina-Parklands-Wedding-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 234KB)