Why should you consider having your wedding in Albany? It’s a great town with plenty of history and offering lots of great spots for a wedding celebration.
With a population of about 33,000, Albany boasts a unique combination of history, elegance, nature, and recreation to suit all tastes. There are art galleries and wineries in the area.
You’ll find it approximately 400 km south-east of Perth, practically at the southernmost tip of Western Australia, a central location for guests, with plenty of great waterfront photo opportunities—and some wonderful inland spots as well.
Albany Wedding Venues
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If you’re looking for a fun spot for your wedding—a place where you can say your vows amidst nature and not be far from pristine white sands for your guests’ beach-time enjoyment, why not consider Middleton Beach.
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There’s also a caravan park in the area, a great solution for accommodations if you have relatives with extended families or children traveling to the area for your wedding. You’ll also find a gazebo as a showcase for the ceremony itself.
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
If you want a church setting rather than an outdoor venue, Albany is the home of the magnificent St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, the oldest church in Western Australia. Completed in 1844, with lovely wooden pews and ornate stained glass windows, it offers a magnificent organ dating back to the 1800s but re-leathered in 1998.
Princess Royal Sailing Club
This picturesque setting promises an elegant backdrop for your wedding day. Your guests from 50 seated to 400 cocktail style can be accommodated and dine on toothsome selections such as Mount Barker rack of lamb with mint glaze or crumbed chicken breast topped with Dijon crème and grilled prawns. The function room offers a large, tall-windowed room overlooking the water, for a day you’ll remember forever.
Carlyles Function Centre
Located high atop Mount Adelaide in the midst of the Mount Clarence Parklands, Carlyles offers everything you need for the best wedding ever. Have your ceremony indoors or out, and then seat your guests in the elegant setting offered by the accommodating crew at this popular venue. The meal will include your choice of savouries such as spinach and ricotta parcels, leading to a three-course menu featuring items such as chicken mignon in a creamy white sauce or scotch fillet flavored with a peppercorn and brandy cream sauce.
Albany Golf Club
For pure grandeur, you’ll want to choose the oldest social club in Western Australia that is still located on its original site.
The undulating greens span for acres in this wonderful place near Lake Seppings south of Collingwood Park in Albany. Prepare to amaze your guests with gracious tradition, rooms for hire, and golf available for your guests after the wedding breakfast. You can book Kooka’s, the preferred caterers for this venue, who prepare meals utilising the freshest produce and offering the best wines in the region.
Prince Royal Fortress
Another Middleton Beach setting, explore a secondary option for a wedding in a historic setting—built in 1893, the soldiers of King George Sound protected the area from this vantage point, although bullets never were fired over its battlements. Today’s young couples enjoy making promises to one another in this place brightened by rolling lawns and gorgeous trees.
Old Farm Strawberry Hill
This quaint place set really right in the middle of busy Albany can call itself the oldest farm in Western Australia.
Dating back to the years before the Swan River Colony, it was a protected the original settlers from the dangers of the area. Nowadays you can schedule a wedding here amidst the luscious lawns and foliage dotting the landscape with a thousand shades of green.
Not for the weak of wallet, Maitraya offers one of the most private luxurious mansions in the area as the setting for your event.
You’ll find it surrounded by forests and bushland, overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Maitraya’s wedding planners will effortlessly help you sculpt your wedding dream into a reality. As many as 18 guests can sleep there—so this is the perfect place if the bride wants her attendants and her female relatives to spend the night before the wedding with her. The gentlemen, of course, can join their ladies on the evening after the reception is over.
Albany is, overall, a great place for a wedding. You can find options at outdoor locales displaying the best ambiance that Nature offers, or plush indoor venues where you and your guests will be waited on hand and foot.
Overlooking the Southern Ocean or in the midst of a gazebo atop a hill, convenient Albany offers it all.
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