You can put together a wonderful wedding day in the area of Geraldton, about a day’s drive (400 km’s) north of Perth or just an hour by plane. Geraldton, with a population of about 38,000, is the capital city of the Mid West region of Western Australia.
Its ease of access for your out-of-town relatives is a primary reason why you should consider it for your celebration.
Geraldton has an eclectic and colourful history. It once sat somewhat forgotten on the coast, like a forlorn stepchild compared to the settlements of the Swan River Valley.
But it’s a place rich in adventure and history, with plenty of places to choose from for your venue and much to offer for your visitors and guests.
Wedding Venues in Geraldton
Do pirates and plunder quicken your blood?
Why not contact the Batavia Coast Replica Boat Association to see if you can charter the Batavia Longboat replica for your wedding vows?
Almost 400 years ago, the Batavia was built by the Dutch East India Company, but with greedy passengers and plenty of gold and silver, she was doomed, and the boat foundered on her maiden voyage.
A replica was built in 2002, and it makes a worthwhile side trip for your wedding guests even if you don’t use it for your wedding.
The Central Greenough Historic Settlement, over 100 years old, includes a variety of buildings within the complex and plenty of scenic trails for your wedding day, both for the vows and for the reception afterward. It’s located 19 km;s south of Geraldton.
The staff can put together three-course meals for your guests up to 80, seated al fresco.
The place is licensed for your liquor needs and also offers a ducted music system.
Book the Rock of Ages colonial cottage, built in 1857, for the night before your wedding; it will accommodate the bride and her attendants, or the bride and groom can stay there after the wedding for their honeymoon night.
The Hampton Arms Inn is another place that will accommodate you on the nights before and after your wedding, and the facilities will seat up to 95 guests for a delectable meal.
You can also have your vows on the beach and then return to the Inn for the reception.
Bentwood Olive Grove, just 15 minutes south of Geraldton, rests in a beautiful location boasting natural scenic beauty.
The gardens are home to interesting and unusual birds, and this is a BYO place that can accommodate up to 80 guests or 120 seated canapé-style.
The owners welcome you to utilise the extensive grounds for your wedding photographs with no additional charge.
Mt. Pleasant Holiday Homestead boasts luxurious, old-country style facilities to make your wedding day special.
Located conveniently close to Greenough Central, the rooms are well appointed and the staff will work with you to design the wedding of your dreams.
Lavender Valley Farm provides everything from nibbles and platters to full four-course meals for your wedding guests, all set amidst the flat-topped hills planted with beautiful French silvery-grey lavender plants harvested for essential oil production. For parties over 40, there is an extra charge to close the gift shop so that you will have privacy for your event.
Geraldton itself offers much to the couple looking for something out of the ordinary.
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We’ve entertained at the African Reef Resort in their reception room. A beautiful Mid West venue by the sea that includes accommodation.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral was constructed in 1916, although the church was not completed until 1938.
There is also easy beach access; you can have your wedding on the beach and then adjourn indoors for the reception.
There are a some beautiful and very old churches scattered all around the Mid West of W.A. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other church ceremony venue ideas.
Surfing is popular in Geraldton, so also keep it in mind as a honeymoon activity.
Geraldton offers a variety of festivals throughout the year.
Check out the latest festivals on the Geraldton Visitor Centre’s website.
You can time your wedding with an event that matches your interests for a real wedding extravaganza. If you’re music loves, consider March when the Nukara Music Festival takes place.
The Geraldton Sunshine Festival brings everything from Brass on the Boardwalk to dragon boat races every October.
No matter what type of wedding you’ve got in mind, consider everything that Geraldton has to offer, and build your plans from there.
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