Weddings on the Geelong Waterfront

Congratulations on your recent engagement and thank you for considering the Geelong Waterfront as a venue for your ceremony.
View of swimming pool looking down the steps at Eastern Beach

At the Geelong Waterfront we should let you know firstly that we can only offer you assistance with your wedding ceremony. We cannot provide you with exclusive use of any Geelong Waterfront space for your wedding due to the nature of the shared public space.

Unfortunately, our public spaces cannot cater for your wedding reception. However, you might like to consider the Carousel as an option, or visit the Central Geelong website for a list of restaurants located on or around Geelong Waterfront.


We need to know your desired wedding date so we can check if there are any other events that may clash.

Once you have completed the inquiry form an officer will make contact to discuss your requirements.

Send us the details using this form:

Weddings on the Geelong Waterfront - inquiry form

The spaces

Steampacket Gardens

Steampacket Gardens

The ever popular Steampacket Gardens is a large open space that is located right on the water’s edge.

It is covered in beautiful green grass all year round and has spectacular views across the bay. There are also some interesting art features at either end of the space.

Customs Park

Customs Park

Located in front of the old Customs House, this space is a more secluded area that can still accommodate a large number of guests.

A lovely water feature runs alongside the space that provides something different for your wedding ceremony.

Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach has a beautiful 1920’s 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.

Frequently asked questions

Can we choose any of the spaces listed above that are located on the Waterfront?

You can request any of the spaces listed, along with others, providing they have not already been booked for a major event on your desired date. We do not offer exclusive use of spaces for weddings as the spaces along The Waterfront are shared by all members of the public. There may be an impromptu football game, a family picnic or some emergency works. It would be wise to have a secondary location as a plan B.

Can we drink alcohol in the spaces to celebrate after our ceremony?

You are permitted to consume alcohol in a public park during day time hours only. We encourage guests to have a celebratory drink at any of the several licensed venues located close by.

Do we need a permit to take photos on the Geelong Waterfront?

No, you do not require a permit to take photos however if you would like your wedding car to pull up onto any of the public spaces you will need to contact us for permission and a permit.

Do’s and dont’s


  • 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)   

  • block off any space.

Sculptures on the Waterfront with the Carousel in the background

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020