Kings Park Perth
Kings Park is a wonderful refuge of botanic gardens and native bush overlooking the Swan River in inner city Perth. It has a few notable businesses including Frasers Restaurant and the State Function Centre as well as several pavilions that have become popular wedding ceremony locations. In recent years it has also become home to many summer concerts in the park.
Wedding locations in Kings Park
This small pavilion on the southern end of Forrest Drive gets little use for weddings even though it has one of the best views in the park. It is a spectacular location for small weddings and should be considered if the other venues are booked on your chosen date.
Frasers Restaurant and the State Function Centre
Frasers Restaurant is a long time favourite wedding reception venue. When the expanded top floor became the State Function Centre it quickly became one of Perth’s premier venues for large wedding receptions. With spectacular Perth city and Swan River views and access to the park for guests before the reception the venue has a lot to offer.
Kaarta Gar-up Lookout
The Kaarta Gar-up lookout is built over the Aboriginal Art Gallery. It is a popular lookout and photo location for tourists and students stopping over on the way to their school ball. We recently assisted with a wedding ceremony held on the lookout. It was fantastic.
The Marlee Pavilion in the Roe Gardens is a relatively new pavilion which has rapidly become a favoured wedding ceremony location. With panoramic river views and a private position in the park is has a lot to offer couples.
Mt Eliza House
Mount Eliza House is a beautiful federation cottage in possibly Perth’s most exclusive location. Offering views across the Swan River and the Perth city skyline the venue offers a private and quite unique opportunity as a reception venue.
Old Tea Pavilion
The Old Tea Pavilion is the more well known wedding ceremony location. Possibly because of its location on Fraser Avenue and the high visibility of ceremonies at the location.
Concerts in Kings Park
Concerts in Kings Park are usually at the Botanic Garden lawn. On concert nights much of Kings Park will have restricted access. Chauffeur cars and chartered limousines do get priority access and parking when delivering patrons to the concert and again for the return transfer. Parking is always congested on concert nights and a one to two kilometre walk to the concert is not unusual.
School balls in Kings Park
Many large schools hold their school ball at the State Function Centre. Kings Park is also the favourite photo stop over for school ball limos on their way to other ball venues. Most Friday and Saturday nights from 6.00 – 7.30pm expect to see a huge number of stretch limousines on Fraser Avenue with 100’s of students roaming the area looking for photo opportunities.