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We have four sites available for garden wedding ceremonies and photography - Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Commonwealth Reserve Rotunda, Newport Lakes and Truganina Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wedding bookings FAQ(PDF, 176KB)
Please note: Williamstown Botanic Gardens and Commonwealth Reserve are both alcohol free zones.
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
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 2023-2024(PDF, 346KB)
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 2023-2024(PDF, 296KB)
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 2023-2024(PDF, 665KB)
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 2023-2024(PDF, 204KB)