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  • Weddings at the University Club
  • Hire a venue

There's no better place for special occasions than the grounds of The University of Western Australia.

Located by the Swan River in Matilda Bay and nearby Kings Park, UWA offers a stunning setting for all manner of events including wedding ceremonies, photographic sessions and filming. Indeed, the gardens and buildings of UWA are listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Wedding ceremonies
 View across the Sunken Garden's amphitheatre

If you are looking for a venue for your wedding in an historical university setting, the Sunken Garden or the Tropical Grove could be the place for you.

The Sunken Garden, with its walkover bridge and ponds, is set in a delightful amphitheatre with cascading trees over a central paved stage area where you can exchange your vows.

If you prefer a more lush setting, the Tropical Grove, with dappled light streaming through a circle of immense palm trees surrounding a central gathering place, may be just right.

After the ceremony, you will be able to wander through the Mediterranean buildings of the main campus that surround Whitfeld Court. The grandeur of Winthrop Hall, with its limestone colonnades and arches, will enhance the beauty of your wedding and give a touch of timelessness to special day.

Call the Conference and Events team on (+61 8) 6488 4820 or get in touch by email to discuss your requirements.

Bookings are made with the booking form.

Answers to many questions about wedding ceremonies at UWA can be found in the frequently asked questions. You should read these before you submit your completed booking form.

If liquor is to be served at the event, you must complete a liquor permit.

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Wedding receptions
Univertsity Club Banquet Hall

On the campus of Perth's oldest and most prestigious university, The University Club of Western Australia blends the intimacy of a club environment with the luxury of a first-class event facility, just eight minutes from the Perth CBD.

Built in 2005 and already recognised as one of Perth's premier function venues, The University Club offers guests a mouth-watering array of local and international cuisine in an exclusive riverside location.

Our inviting function spaces are tastefully decorated with warm, earthy tones complemented by artwork from some of Perth's most prominent artists. All rooms are flooded with natural daylight and boast views over the Swan River or University campus.

Guests will be treated to a superb menu prepared by our team of internationally trained chefs. We take pride on offering an eclectic selection of menus featuring an array of local produce to give your guests a taste of the very best that Western Australia has to offer. Placing an emphasis on traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist, there is something to suit even the most discerning palate.

The University Club team is committed to delivering a perfect blend of personalised service and attention to detail, ensuring your special day is an event to remember.

Contact our conference and events team on (+61 8) 6488 4820 or email us to discuss your requirements in more detail and to arrange a tour. You can see a range of wedding packages online.

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Wedding photography and filming
Tropical Grove

If you have booked a ceremony at the University you are already entitled to one hour of photography. Read the terms of your booking to find out more.

All other wedding photography requires the purchase of a Photography Ticket, available online.
Before purchasing, we recommend you read the relevant frequently asked questions, which include the Terms and Conditions.

There are no discounts for staff, students or alumni. If you need help purchasing a Photography Ticket, call (+61 8) 6488 2440 between noon and 4pm on weekdays or send an email. All other commercial photography and filming, such as for film, TV or advertising, requires special permission and payment of a fee. Find out how to get permission.

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Booking the grounds

To book the Somerville Auditorium, Sunken Garden, Tropical Grove, Prescott Court, Whitfeld Court and areas around Winthrop Hall please contact University Theatres on (+61 8) 6488 7407 or send an email.

To book ovals and other sporting facilities, contact UWA Sport and Recreation on (+61 8) 6488 3077 or send an email.  

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