Cottesloe Civic Centre
Cottesloe Civic Centre is a very popular wedding ceremony location, wedding photo location and the venue also has a hall for hire which is frequently used for wedding receptions.
The grounds are beautiful with stone balustrades along paved walk ways with mature gardens and terraced lawns most with sweeping ocean views. The cooling afternoon breezes make this a good venue for summer weddings but it can be very cold and windy in the winter months.
The grounds are complemented by vintage wedding cars as shown in the previous pictures. Sadly these images are a rarity providing spectacular feature photography for the couples involved.
Wedding cars at Cottesloe Civic Centre
Over the last eight years several couples we have assisted at the venue have negotiated access to the Civic Centre grounds for the classic wedding cars to drop the bridal party at the ceremony location. It doesn’t happen often. Rarer still we have been able to leave the cars in place for feature photography after the ceremony.
Usually a Ranger will direct the wedding cars out of the grounds just after drop-off to wait for the newly married couple to exit. For every other wedding at the venue the entry gates are padlocked and the Ranger refuses access which requires the bridal party to walk from the surrounding roads to the ceremony.
Basically wedding cars and limousines are not usually welcome within the grounds of the Cottesloe Civic Centre and there are many issues relating to the parking of wedding cars and your guests’ vehicles near the Civic Centre during a wedding ceremony (discussed below) which are wise to consider before choosing the venue for your wedding.
Other benefits are the proximity to the coast and the reception venues in Fremantle and the local area such as Mosmans Restaurant, Claremont Yacht Club, Indiana Tea Rooms and Villa Pourzand. When organising a garden wedding ceremony be sure you discuss access for vehicles bringing the furniture for your wedding ceremony, access for your wedding cars to the grounds and/or the access points you will need to use to get to your ceremony location from the surrounding streets if your bridal cars are denied access. Cottesloe Council book several weddings into various locations on many Saturday afternoons which means your set-up and dismantling teams need to be well drilled to accommodate the narrow time frames many couples have to conduct their ceremony.
Wedding limousine access
Stretch Chrysler limousines and Hummers are definitely not suited within the grounds of Cottesloe Civic Centre. Smaller limos like our Rolls Royce Spirit limousines could negotiate the path ways and roads if granted access.
The surrounding streets are wide enough to accommodate any wedding transport with ease, classic wedding cars through to Hummer limos and stretch Chrysler limos. The problem at Cottesloe is parking. For whatever reason the rangers at Cottesloe Civic Centre often become verbally aggressive and positively unfriendly toward wedding car and limousine chauffeurs at the venue. I imagine they behave similarly to other suppliers during the course of the day, expect no support or sympathy from the grounds staff on your wedding day. Personally I find it difficult to comprehend how an organisation that markets and obviously makes so much money from wedding bookings, can be so discordant with their service on the day. I have spoken to the council’s office staff several times but the attitude of the rangers is generally aggressive.