Perth has plenty of venues that can cater to your needs but finding the right one can be tricky. That's where we come in - we've put together a list of some of Perth's best cocktail wedding venues! Keep reading to find out more.
Table of Contents
- 1 FAQs About Wedding Venue
- 2 How Many Seats Do You Need For A Cocktail Wedding?
- 3 How Long Should A Cocktail Wedding Be?
- 4 How Long Should A Cocktail Wedding Reception Last?
- 5 Do You Pay For Guests At A Destination Wedding?
- 6 What Is A Quick Wedding Called?
- 6.1 Crown Perth
- 6.2 Matilda Bay Restaurant
- 6.3 Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – By Rydges
- 6.4 Fraser's Kings Park
- 6.5 Pagoda Resort & Spa
- 6.6 Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
- 6.7 The Old Brewery
- 6.8 Bluewater Grill And Function Centre
- 6.9 Indiana, Cottesloe Beach
- 6.10 Tradewinds Hotel
- 6.11 St Catherine's On Park
- 6.12 Reabold Tennis Club
- 6.13 Rothwood
- 6.14 Sandalford Wines
- 6.15 Scarborough Sport & Community Club
- 6.16 Stirling Community Centres - North Beach
- 6.17 Stirling Community Centres – Tuart Hill
- 6.18 Swan River Rowing Club
- 7 Conclusion
FAQs About Wedding Venue
As a rule, we generally recommend providing enough 'seats' to accommodate at least half of your guests at any one time, as an absolute minimum. Enough seating for between 50-70% of guests is an ideal amount, keeping in mind the habits and ages of your guests. Now the fun part – choosing the furniture!
It is typically an hour, but it can go up to 90 minutes if extra time is needed for photos or to flip the reception space. If you'll be going longer, it's good to include games or other activities to keep guests occupied.
Depending on your final timeline, the reception will likely be around two hours, an additional half an hour before the bride and groom's entrance. An after-party means lots of cocktails and dancing, and if you give enough food, your party will likely run till midnight, or one is.
Guests should be expected to pay for their transport to the destination wedding, whether a plane ticket, train ticket, a tank of gas, etc. Also, guests usually cover their hotel room stay, although the bride and groom may be able to arrange a discounted price when booking the wedding package at the hotel.
Elopement refers to a marriage conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved to get married without parental approval.
For a lavish cocktail reception, Crown Perth should be your first choice. Crown is the complete package: it has ceremony areas, endless photography opportunities, several state-of-the-art function rooms and accommodation on-site for travelling guests or those who wish to make a weekend out of their wedding. What more could you possibly ask for? So check out this grand venue for your cocktail wedding.
Matilda Bay Restaurant
Matilda Bay Restaurant is best known among Perth locals for their truly spectacular wedding ceremonies and receptions, highly recommended by their Easy Weddings customers. This venue features breathtaking Perth City views, a waterfront location and three private function rooms. Both seated events and relaxed cocktail affairs are welcome here, with the function rooms reaching capacity at 250 guests for a cocktail wedding. To find out more about Matilda Bay Restaurant, get in touch with their dedicated events team today. You won't be disappointed.
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – By Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is the perfect setting to host a sophisticated cocktail wedding reception. This iconic venue has it all: on-site ceremony areas, seven versatile function rooms to choose from, guest accommodation and plenty of photography locations throughout Fremantle, just a short walk away. So whatever you envision for your special day, the team behind Esplanade Hotel Fremantle will ensure it's everything you hoped and dreamed it to be. Check out their Easy Weddings storefront here.
Fraser's Kings Park
Fraser's Kings Park is a sure bet if you hope to WOW your guests with your venue choice. Located in the heart of Kings Park, one of Perth's top attractions, this incredible venue is best known for its incredible city and river views, 400 hectares of parkland and its award-winning restaurant. There are several versatile function spaces to choose from, reaching a capacity of 400 guests for a seated occasion and 700 guests for a cocktail reception. Click here to find out if Fraser's Kings Park is the cocktail wedding venue you've searched for. We guarantee you will love it!
Pagoda Resort & Spa
Pagoda Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a cocktail wedding reception. First established in 1926, the Heritage Listed Pagoda Ballroom features old-world warmth and charm combined with modern function facilities. There are crystal chandeliers, white columns, floor-to-ceiling windows and delicious catering. What more could you ask for? Find out more here.
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
If you are searching for a Perth wedding venue that WOWs, we cannot recommend Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough enough. This incredible venue has it all: panoramic ocean views, endless photography opportunities along the coast and several function rooms to choose from, all equipped with state-of-the-art event facilities to ensure your wedding is a spectacular success by all accounts. Check out the venue's photo gallery here to find out what your wedding at Rendezvous Hotel could look like. It's a must-see venue!
The Old Brewery
The Old Brewery is a popular choice amongst Perth couples planning a cocktail wedding reception. This venue is best known for its riverside setting, 180-degree views of the city skyline, and sophisticated and elegant interior. There are endless breathtaking photo opportunities along the water's edge and several versatile function rooms. Click here to find out more.
Bluewater Grill And Function Centre
Located in Heathcote Reserve, overlooking the Swan River, Bluewater Grill and Function Centre is the perfect setting for a relaxed cocktail soiree. This Heritage Listed BWG Steakhouse has 270-degree views of Perth City and the river, endless photo opportunities and offers couples the ability to host either a formal sit-down dinner or a stand up canape-style reception. Whatever you envision for your special day, the Bluewater Grill and Function Centre team will go above and beyond to ensure it's everything you hoped and dreamed it to be. Find out more here.
Indiana, Cottesloe Beach
If you're looking to WOW guests, you'll adore Indiana, Cottesloe Beach. This iconic venue has a spectacular oceanfront location, uninterrupted coastal views, and endless photography opportunities along the water's edge. Just image: tying the knot at a barefoot beach ceremony, exploring the coast for your photoshoot and returning to Indiana's state-of-the-art reception room to celebrate well into the night. For further information and to check out this venue's photo gallery, click here. We guarantee you'll fall in love.
If you are hoping to host a stylish and sophisticated cocktail reception, Tradewinds Hotel is the perfect venue choice! Located in East Fremantle, this popular venue is best known for its Swan River views, elegant function rooms and state-of-the-art event facilities. Both ceremonies and receptions are welcome here, with endless photo opportunities just a short walk away along the riverfront. What more could you ask for? Click here to see more of Tradewinds Hotel.
Couples across Australia agree that their wedding venue is one of the most important elements for creating the wedding of their dreams. So we recommend starting your journey by booking one of these incredible Perth cocktail venues for those planning an elegant cocktail wedding. They're the best on offer!
St Catherine's On Park
St Catherine's on Park provides a refreshing alternative to conventional conference venues. With a range of well-equipped rooms and gorgeous courtyards, we have something to suit the size, style and budget of the function you are hosting.
Ideally located only 5km from the centre of Perth, St Catherine's on Park is directly opposite the main campus of The University of Western Australia and is also within walking distance to the beautiful Matilda Bay and Kings Park.
The Raft Perth
The Raft is a floating event space waiting for you to host your corporate function, birthday party, fundraiser events, product launch, or another private event.
The Raft is floating in the middle of Perth's Swan River and is accessible by our private vessel. With food and drinks at the helm, The Raft can cater for various function styles and sizes.
Accessible by private boat, The Raft allows you and your guests to arrive in style. Once onboard, enjoy the stunning water views with Perth City, South Perth and Kings Park surrounding the floating oasis, unlike any other.
Call our Crew today to talk about your dream event on board.
Reabold Tennis Club
Reabold Tennis Club offers an excellent venue for hire and is sure to make your function one remember!
The clubroom is licensed for 160 people standing and 100 seated. It is suitable for social & corporate functions, training sessions, hosting a promotion or presentation, community group meetings and exercise classes.
Facilities include a large clubroom and licensed bar, kitchen, dance floor, professional audiovisual equipment, disabled access and ample on-site parking. A shaded veranda and BBQ area are also available.
Enjoy a truly magnificent garden wedding venue only 20 minutes from Perth's CBD. Our premium arrangement is for those couples wanting to make an event out of an occasion. A DIY set-up where you get to create your special day/ weekend. Rothwood is ready to host your Ceremony and Reception with the added advantage of accommodation for your Bridal Party, all in one fantastic location.
Or, if you are looking for a very low budget Ceremony similar to a registry office, why not book our Midweek mini, micro Ceremony.
Micro weddings are a short and sweet celebration of love. Very simple but with more style and personality than a registry office. You remain in control and can customise the occasion to your requirements.
Our unbeatable, inclusive mid-week mini micro wedding ceremony price includes the following:
The use of Rothwood's private gardens for your ceremony for up to 2 hours
Decorated arbour with vases and ornamental flowers, red carpet, ten white chairs, drinks station, cake stand, signing table, with plenty of free parking and toilet facilities.
All this is supplied and set up for you within a fantastic, private, wooded garden, providing a plethora of great and memorable photo opportunities.
Sandalford Winery is only 25 minutes from the Perth CBD and has a unique range of venues for hire, varying from landscaped gardens, modern theatrette, and luxurious river vessels to charming and elegant function rooms.
Sandalford Winery is equipped with facilities to cater for Conferences, Weddings, Parties, Presentations, Meetings, Product Launches, Gala Dinners, Networking Sundowners and vehicle launches.
Our Executive Chef Andrew Mann has created a sumptuous menu to compliment Sandalford's range of premium wines.
We are also happy to design a function package to suit your requirements.
Scarborough Sport & Community Club
The Scarborough Sports & Community Club offers a unique set of function areas from 320 theatre-style presentations with an already built-in stage, quiz nights for 300 seated at round tables in the main hall, cocktail receptions for weddings and engagement parties from 50 to 320 guests.
Birthday parties, leaving parties and your end of the season awards night. Our venue can cater for most events.
A minimum of 50 people for The Observation Deck and 100 for The Hall.
We can also accommodate cabaret nights, Live bands, stand up comedians etc.
We also offer Barefoot Bowl functions out on our greens which start at just $10 per person, or you can add a BBQ pack to that from $8 - $40.
Stirling Community Centres - North Beach
Located north of the river, Stirling Community Centres - North Beach (Charles Riley) is the ideal venue for your conference, birthday party or wedding reception. Situated minutes from the beach on the nice lush green Charles Riley reserve, this new facility is perfect for that special occasion or corporate event. This modern facility will exceed expectations and will leave a lasting impression.
Social Area 1
Hire our social function room as a blank canvas ready for you to work your magic and transform the space for that special day. With wood-look flooring and access to kitchen facilities, this space will not disappoint and ensure your event is successful.
This modern fit-out is the perfect space to showcase your next corporate occasion. Views of the Charles Riley Reserve will not disappoint.
The commercial-grade kitchen is fully equipped to accommodate all of your catering needs. Ideal for large functions, weddings and seminars.
Stirling Community Centres – Tuart Hill
Stirling's State the Art facility is set in picturesque Grenville Reserve – Just minutes away from the CBD with free on-site parking.
The New Stirling Community Centres: Tuart Hill is the most recent addition to the City of Stirling's suite of community centres. This architecturally impressive and extremely practical building has been specially designed to provide a wide range of facilities to the local community.
Guests will be wowed with phenomenal panoramic views across the reserve and beyond. Conveniently located next to the commercial kitchen and meeting rooms. The facility also includes change rooms and clubrooms tucked discreetly below the ground floor.
The versatile facility is ideal for wedding receptions, engagement and birthday parties, social club and business-based meetings, community activities, focus groups, post-event celebrations, presentations and quiz nights. If you need space, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.
Perfect for various functions, this light and airy space comes complete with access to the commercial kitchen, servery and wraparound balcony. A state of the art sound system, projector and projector screen is ideal for use at parties and can be utilised during business presentations or events. 150 person(s) capacity.
The Social Room is an ideal room for parties or corporate get-togethers. Entertain in this sleek modern space with access to the sound system and commercial kitchen. Your guests can enjoy a drink on the balcony overlooking the scenic reserve. 100 person(s) capacity.
Meeting Room 1 & 2
Showcase your business by hiring a meeting room ideal for smaller meetings, collaborative working and professional presentations.
Meeting room 1 is complete using the projector, projector screen and sound system and access to kitchenette facilities 30 person(s) capacity.
Meeting room 2 provides privacy for smaller meetings with access to a kitchenette and views across the reserve. 20 person(s) capacity.
The commercial kitchen features modern commercial-grade appliances suitable for catering for up to 150 people attending large functions, parties and seminars. It is available when either the Function Room or the Social Space is hired or can be hired as a standalone space for cooking lessons and presentations.
Please get in touch with Stirling Community Centres or visit the website for more information to arrange a viewing.
All rooms have access to tables and chairs.
Swan River Rowing Club
The large upstairs function area contains a kitchen, a bar with limited facilities and restrooms.
The main function area opens up onto a large balcony right on the river edge and provides a stunning view of the Perth skyline. The venue is suitable for weddings, corporate events, training exercises, and private functions. There is a small lift for people with disabilities or a parent with a pram.
The hall is available for day and night hire throughout the year. The venue seats up to 100 guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner or a standing cocktail function for around 160+ guests. The feedback from our arrange it yourself hirers over many years is always 5 star.
So if you're looking for a venue that can offer both a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, then a cocktail wedding might be the perfect option. We've compiled a list of some of Perth's best cocktail wedding venues, so look and see which one is right for you. And if you need any help deciding, don't hesitate to get in touch – we'd be happy to chat with you about your options. Thanks for reading!