Our parks and gardens provide ideal locations for outdoor marriage ceremonies and photographs. 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. Booking and other fees may apply. 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.

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.

Central Gardens

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

Maranoa Botinic 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.

Hire a venue

To book, see 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. However, we recommend that a member of your party conduct 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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