Old Parliament House

With its unique location and historic significance, The Old Parliament House is the most prestigious wedding venue in Canberra.

Tess Godkin Photography

Located right in the heart of Canberra, the Old Parliament House is a unique wedding venue with historic significance and architectural value. It was built in 1927 and remained the home of Federal Parliament until 1988. This is the place where the most important political decisions were made, and today it is a venue where grandest of wedding celebrations are held!


The building designed by John Smith Murdoch features sweeping windows, skylights and light wells providing plenty of natural light, and it truly offers amazing photo opportunities. There is a myriad of elegant function spaces to choose from including three Members’ Dining Rooms, two private dining rooms, two fabulous courtyards, the beautiful Terrace Room, the Senate Chamber, the House Representatives Chamber and the magnificent King’s Hall.

Here at the Old Parliament House you can host a grand wedding for up to 500 guests or an intimate event for as little as 12 people. The venues can be styled to suit your personal taste, and expert events team will help you plan everything to the last detail.

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