Weddings on the Geelong Waterfront

Congratulations on getting engaged to get married. Have you considered hosting your wedding ceremony on Geelong's award winning picturesque waterfront?

With its north faced bay, stunning views, heritage listed buildings the Geelong waterfront is the perfect location. Although we cannot provide exclusive use being public open space for the wider community to enjoy, the waterfront is available for wedding ceremonies. Based on availability.

Looking for a wedding reception venue, we have you covered? You might like to consider our award winning Carousel as an option, or visit the Central Geelong website for a list of waterfront restaurants.

Enquiries are welcome, simply complete the attached inquiry form and return this and an officer will be in touch.

Weddings on the Geelong Waterfront - inquiry form

Location options

Steampacket Gardens

Steampacket Gardens

The ever popular Steampacket Gardens is a large open space that is located right on the water’s edge offering spectacular views across the bay. Please be mindful this is a popular location for major and community events held throughout the year.

Customs Park

Customs Park

Located in front of the former Customs House, this space lends itself to host small and larger number of guests.

The park offers a water feature, heritage listed buildings and protection from the weather.

Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach has a beautiful 1920s theme with an art deco pool area and kiosk.

Two separate areas offer either a barefoot beach wedding in the sand or a wedding on the green grass; the choice is up to you!

Western Beach

Western Beach

There are a number of locations along Western Beach between Cunningham Pier and the boat sheds that provide a great space for ceremonies.

Ask us for more information on these spaces, and other location ideas.


We do not charge you for the use of any of the spaces, however there are some restrictions regarding their use as listed below.

Please make sure that you are familiar with them.



  • bring your own table and chair for your signing/witness table
  • photograph your wedding and surrounding landscape without the need for a permit.


  • set up any large infrastructure such as marquees
  • bring a large quantity of chairs for your guests (if you have an elderly guest, or two, we can discuss this when the officer makes contact)
  • Bridal vehicles (including cars and horse-drawn carriages) are prohibited from entering or remaining in a park or garden.
  • restrict access to any space for exclusive use this includes physically cordoning off from the public.
  • Throwing confetti or rice in parks and gardens is prohibited.

Sculptures on the Waterfront with the Carousel in the background

Page last updated: Tuesday, 15 March 2022