St Joseph’s Church
St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Subiaco is a popular central wedding venue near central Perth.
The church hosts several weddings each weekend with brides entering through the road side entrance to walk down what is reputedly the longest aisle in Perth. The church accommodates a large number of wedding guests so it can be considered for couples expecting a big crowd at the ceremony. The federation style church is a great backdrop for family photographs which are usually done in the garden on the eastern side of the church.
Family wedding photography is usually done in the garden to the eastern side of the church after the ceremony.
Wedding limousine access
Wedding cars and limousines can pull off Salvado Road right into the entrance of the church. it is important that guests do not block the access from Salvado Road or park near the entrance. Your photographer will usually take arrival photographs near the entrance and it is nice if the church can be in the background.
The front of the church near the entrance driveway loop needs to be reserved for the wedding cars to deliver the bridal party. The Federation styling of the church lends itself to classic wedding cars but the venue can easily accommodate stretch Chrysler or Hummer limos with ease.
Car parking is somewhat limited considering the size of the church, so it may be wise to inform guests to arrive a little earlier as they may need to find parking off site and walk to the church. Being Subiaco the parking problem is significant on football afternoons and the local council issues severe fines for parking infringements especially on football days. Couples have reported that stiff parking fines issued to guests have dominated the discussions at their reception. Warn your guests to avoid the distraction at your reception.
Once the wedding cars and limousines pull into the front of the church they will usually occupy the driveway until the wedding party departs after the ceremony. If the car park gets over-full with guests cars it can be difficult for departing guests to exit if the last cars in belong to family who need to stay. Having a friend or family member supervise the car-park before the reception can save the frustration.
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St Joseph’s Church Contact Details
A 3 Salvado Road Subiaco
T (08) 9381 0400