The Bell Tower
The Swan Bells housed in the Perth Bell Tower have a wonderful history well deserving of a special and prominent memorial. Twelve of the bells were a gift to Western Australia for the bicentenary from the historic St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square London and are thought to be the only ‘royal’ bells ever to leave England. The building was commissioned to celebrate the new millennium.
The Bell Tower has become a popular wedding ceremony location complementing its tourism and cultural significance. Wedding ceremonies look out over the Swan River above the busy Barrack Street Jetty. The redesigned square in front of the Bell Tower provides a grand entry for couples using the venue.
Wedding car and limousine access to the Barrack Street Jetty precinct
Vehicular access to the Barrack Street jetty area is normally not an issue. The access roads accommodate the regular bus services and all stretch Chrysler limousines and Hummers can negotiate the area with ease.
Having said that, with the construction of the hotels around the Elizabeth Quay project traffic disruptions on the adjoining roads may be experienced getting into and from the Barrack Square area.
Once in the jetty area the biggest difficulty is parking. With limited parking and standing areas available it may not be possible for a wedding car or limousine to stay in the area after dropping off or wait in the area if clients are late for a scheduled pick-up time. If your limo is forced to leave the area and return it could require up to 15 minutes or more with the current roadworks for the limousine to do a loop of the surrounding streets and return.
As you can see by these recent photographs the appearance of Barrack Square is not very picturesque and the delays and unpredictability of traffic in the vicinity may mean it is best avoided until the construction is completed.
Bell Tower contact details
A Barrack Square Perth
T (08) 6210 0444