This week in our Australian wedding venue series we’re stopping in Canberra. As the country’s capital, Canberra offers history and culture surrounded by forests and nature reserves. With Lake Burley Griffin in the city centre and countless cultural institutions on its shores, the city of Canberra is a beautiful backdrop for any wedding. If you’re planning to tie the knot in the nation’s capital, here are three perfect wedding venues for you to consider.

National Museum of Australia

In our last blog post, we talked about how museums make great wedding venues for their affordability, uniqueness, and architectural beauty. Canberra brides are lucky because they have the National Museum of Australia right on their doorstep. The National Museum offers a lakeside venue with views of the mountains and the city alongside the building’s own impressive modern architecture. The amphitheatre, lakeside deck, and Garden of Australian Dreams offer plenty of options for outdoor space with water features, unique landscaping, and creative lighting.

Old Parliament House

For the history buffs or the couple planning a large reception, Old Parliament House is the ideal venue. This heritage venue played an important role in Australia’s history and reflects the grandeur of days gone by. It is a great choice for large weddings as it can accommodate up to 400 seated dinner guests or 550 cocktail guests. Couples will have several dining rooms and halls to choose from and can even explore the chambers where representatives shaped the future of the country. Two beautiful courtyards which both feature original pagodas and fountains offer stunning outdoor space for your ceremony.

The Deck at Regatta Point

For the bride who wants a more traditional wedding venue, she need look no further than The Deck at Regatta Point. This picturesque event space overlooks Lake Burley Griffin, the National Gallery, and Parliament House so your guests can take it Canberra’s sweeping skyline. The Deck features multiple food and beverage packages but also goes above and beyond to offer décor packages as well. If ease of planning is one of your priorities, this is the venue for you.

Canberra’s position as the nation’s capital means that it can offer a variety of unique architectural and historical venues. However, if you’re looking for something more traditional, there is no shortage of event spaces that take advantage of the city’s natural beauty. Where would y