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Weddings & Functions in Parks

Minor Events & Wedding Ceremonies in Parks, Gardens, Foreshore and Open Space

Our open spaces are popular places for minor events & wedding ceremonies. Under the City of Port Phillip Local Law No. 1, an organised sporting, recreational, cultural, commercial or social gathering of fifty (50) or more adults which is held on a road or council land requires a permit.

Minor event permits are required for events that have in attendance, less than 200 people. Permits are granted for a two hour minimum and a six hour maximum. This is not an exclusive permit, the gardens are a public space and there will still be a number of gatherings going on.

Organisers are required to provide a public liability certificate of currency or it can be purchased from the City of Port Phillip for $28.50.

If your event is promoting/ advertising a product or organisation or you are expecting in excess of 200 people in attendance please see the Events and Activities page

Please note that the months between October to March are Major Event & Festivals Season and some open spaces and roads may not be available. For a list of Scheduled Events and Festivals see the Events and Activities page

Download - Open Space Minor Event Terms and Conditions

The base pricing structure for a two hour minor event permit / wedding ceremony is as follows;

*Prices valid until 30 June 2017

 Heritage Garden Private function  $266.00
 Heritage Garden Corporate function  $502.00
 General Garden / Open Space Private Function  $166.00
 General Garden / Open Space Corporate Function  $442.00

 Additional fees may be applicable to your permit and are as follows;

 Heritage Garden Private function additional hour  $133.00
 Heritage Garden Corporate function additional hour  $251.00
 General Garden / Open Space Private Function additional hour  $83.00
 General Garden / Open Space Corporate Function additional hour  $221.00
 Structures to be erected price per structure  $200.00
 City of Port Phillip Public Liability insurance cover  $28.50

*Heritage Gardens include; Catani Gardens, St Vincent Gardens & The St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

*Please Note: From 5 July 2016, payments made by credit card will incur a 0.5% surcharge to recover merchant fees charged to Council by financial institution.


Aerial maps of popular wedding ceremony locations

Weddings on Piers

The City of Port Phillip does not manage piers along the foreshore. 

Please contact the relevant organisations below for permission to use the following piers.

Princess Pier, Major Projects Victoria

Station Pier, Port of Melbourne Corporation

For all weddings on other piers & Albert Park lake & reserve, please contact  Parks Victoria  131 963.


Contact Information

Meetings & Events Department

ph :          ASSIST (03) 9209 6777
email :
mail :       City of Port Phillip, Private Bag 3, St Kilda PO, 3182