Wedding Car Access to The Round House
The historic Fremantle Round House precinct surrounds the original prison built on a prominent limestone outcrop to house convicts when Perth was first settled. The relatively small convict prison is itself rarely used for weddings. The Round House has however become the identity by which several popular wedding locations are known some part of the Round House structure, some related by name because they are adjacent to the old prison.
The Roundhouse prison
The small prison structure which contains eight cells and a meagre gaoler’s residence. It is a fascinating historical structure and says lots about the British colonisation priorities when you consider it was the first significant structure built when Perth was being established as a settlement.
The Round House tunnel
The convict tunnel under Arthur’s Head and the Round House between High Street and Bathers Beach is a popular photographic backdrop. Wedding parties visiting the Round House area for a feature photography session are usually dropped at High Street where there is easy vehicle access and parking for multiple wedding cars and limousines. Occasionally a photographer may request that a bridal car be driven to the limestone wall at the base of the Round House steps.
The Round House lawn
The elevated lawn area to the south of the Round House is a popular wedding ceremony and photography location. With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean across Bathers Beach from the height of the limestone promenade is quite unique in the Fremantle area. Access to the Round House lawn is via either:
- walking up the Round House steps for the carpark
- Walking along Captains Lane which reaches across the top of Arthur’s head to the Round House prison entrance.
The Round House steps
The Round House steps that lead from the carpark on the eastern side of the railway line up to the prison. The steps are frequently used by professional photographers to photograph wedding parties and capture creative perspectives. The limestone wall at the base of the steps is also a popular backdrop used by photographers.
Cliff Street photography area
Some photographers refer to the area as ‘The Round House’, some ‘Cliff Street’, some ‘The Wall’. Most mean park in High Street just off Cliff Street because I want to use the area for a range of photos. See our discussion of the Cliff Street photography precinct for more information.
The Round House Fremantle contact information
A Captains Lane Fremantle