Set among soaring pine trees, this historic outdoor tree cathedral is available for weddings and private events, allowing dining for up to 250 guests.
William Somerville – historian and foundation member of the Senate of The University of Western Australia – conceived the idea of a venue defined by a cathedral of Norfolk pine trees in 1927. Today the venue is best known for the Perth Festival's Lotterywest Film Season from November to April each year.
With accommodation for 1,000 patrons on deckchair-style seats, as well as 200 grass seats, there is no better venue to enjoy a film on a warm Perth evening.
Picnicking has become a traditional part of the pre-film entertainment and is a great way to soak up the ambience. The Somerville is licensed with a comprehensive bar and offers a variety of dinner options, snacks, ice creams and coffee.
The venue is also renowned for the annual In the Pines music festival organised by local community radio station RTR FM.
For a wedding ceremony, read the information pack and complete a ceremony booking request.
For all other enquiries, including wedding receptions, please email or call University Theatres on +61 (8) 6488 7407.
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