University House

University House is one of Canberra’s most unique wedding venues, set in tranquil gardens in the heart of the city, offering everything from exceptional boutique accommodation to superb function facilities.

University House is a boutique hotel nestled in Canberra’s stylish NewActon precinct. It is the ceremonial heart of Australia’s National University and has a distinct university vibe. The classic 1950’s building has been lovingly preserved and now has a beautiful heritage décor as well as superb modern facilities. It is the perfect place to stay, meet, greet and celebrate!

University House is surrounded by picturesque gardens with plenty of locations for your ceremony and it also boasts 10 unique function rooms where you can host your wedding reception. Each space is distinctive from the next, oozing with the vintage romance of the mid-century design. Here, you are bound to find the perfect backdrop for your wedding, be it an intimate gathering or a grand-scale celebration.


From romantic ceremonies in the gardens to the glamorous banquet receptions in the Great Hall, this wedding venue is suitable for all styles of celebrations, and the dedicated wedding team at University House will help you plan everything to perfection. The gardens have beautiful water features and iconic sculptures, ensuring that your wedding photos will be stunning, while the indoor spaces are very elegant and full of character.

At University House you can select one of the classic wedding packages or you can ask the wedding team to create a bespoke package for you, where you can add a personal touch to your big day. Professional event planners will also work with you to make sure that your venue looks breathtaking on your wedding day and that everything runs smoothly. From the first meeting with the team to the last champagne, it will be a wonderful experience you will remember forever.


All wedding packages at University House include a complimentary bridal suite where you can get ready with your ladies and enjoy a delicious breakfast. There are also 105 well-appointed rooms and when booking your wedding at University House you also receive special accommodation rates for your guests. The hotel is a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre but is still conveniently located minutes away from some of Canberra’s top attractions, so there will be plenty of things for your family and friends to see and do.

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