Do I need to book the park for my wedding?
Throughout Western Australia we have an unlimited supply of parks and reserves that make the perfect location for a wedding. Parks and reserves are public open spaces and are managed by different authorities.
Each authority (like Councils) may require you to book the park or reserve, and there will be certain conditions that you will need to follow. You should also be aware that your booking will not give you exclusive access, and the public will still be able to enjoy the park or reserve also, as a result you may have some background noise (like children playing and the occassional barking dog).In our experience people are very respectful of outdoor weddings, and often enjoy watching. Generally noise disruptions are minor, and the PA System assists with background noises.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have booked the park and reserve, and that you understand what you can and can not do as part of the agreement between you and the managing authority. Most authorities are very helpful and keen to have a wedding, because it adds to the family atmosphere of the park that they wish to attract.
We recommend that you book the location 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony, and have a minimum period of 2 hours. Also make sure that you keep the setup simple and quick. You will not be able to setup an elaborate setting and leave it there for several hours before your wedding.There are companies out their that you can hire to come in just prior to the ceremony, setup the location, and pack it away after the ceremony.
If the above is of major concern to you, then you should consider hiring a private location with its own gardens.