Some of our services are closed or have different hours over Easter, from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April.

Our parks and gardens are ideal locations for outdoor wedding ceremonies and photos. Established plantings and seasonal colours provide the perfect backdrop and atmosphere at any time of the year.

Bookings are essential for wedding ceremonies in our parks and gardens. Find out about booking and other fees on our Fees for open space hire page. There's no extra charge for a photographer onsite.

Popular wedding spots

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of Kew that features expansive lawns and avenues of mature trees. The decorative rotunda is particularly popular for ceremonies and photographs.

Find out more on our Alexandra Gardens page.

Canterbury Gardens

Canterbury Gardens is a romantic spot for exchanging your vows with a raised rotunda, beautiful trees and a bridge through weeping cherry trees.

Find out more on our Canterbury Gardens page.

Central Gardens

Central Gardens in Hawthorn is designed around garden 'rooms' and offers a range of photo opportunities. The popular playground here will keep younger guests well occupied.

Find out more on our Central Gardens page.

Maranoa Botanic Gardens

Maranoa Botanic Gardens is a native Australian garden in Balwyn that provides colourful seasonal plant displays in a private and natural setting, with birds and butterflies for company.

Find out more on our Maranoa Botanic Gardens page

Hire a venue

To book visit Hire a venue.

Check the page for each park and garden to find the characteristics, features and size you need for your special event. Our gardens suit small groups through to 300 people.


The historic rotundas at Alexandra Gardens and Canterbury Gardens are cleaned every Friday and an hour before booked weddings.

We recommend that a member of your party does a last-minute check in case of littering.

Help on the day

If you have any problems on the day, call us on (03) 9278 4444 (including after hours).

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