Weddings and private ceremonies

Waverley has some beautiful locations for a wedding ceremony. We are happy to assist you in finding a suitable location for your special day. We require those planning to have equipment and or who will 100+ people attend to complete the online application form and a fee will apply for your ceremony activity.

If you are not bringing in any equipment (such as chairs, PA, wedding arch) and the invited guests do not exceed 100 people you are not required to complete an application form for a permit. You are free to use the park, reserve or beach for a ceremony ensuring that your group participants/activity will comply with the open space usage conditions:

  • Will not use any glass, confetti, rice. 
  • That the group attending do not damage Council property including vegetation/new planting
  • That the area is left clean and tidy
  • All paths are kept clear for pedestrians to freely walk by i.e no path or access to a public decking is blocked off or obstructed
  • No vehicle access

NB. If you see anything untoward please report to the Council rangers on 0414 884 393

Locations


Dudley Page Reserve
Iconic Site - available for Wedding Ceremony and  Reception. Flat grass field with excellent Harbour views.

Ray O’Keefe Reserve
Iconic Site - available for Wedding Ceremony only. Grassed area with dramatic views of the Ocean and Bondi Beach

Marks Park
Iconic Site - available for Wedding Ceremony only. Flat grassy area with good views north over Bondi Bay, south towards Coogee and east.

Diamond Bay Reserve
Premium Site - available for Wedding Ceremony only. Grassed area and remnant bushland with excellent views over dramatic cliffs

Click for further information on all parks & beaches in Waverley.

* Private ceremonies with equipment and or with 100 + guests please complete the application form under quicklinks (top right and of page)

Application process

If you are planning a wedding ceremony or reception please fill out the application form and return to Council Contact.

Council contact

To enquire about outdoor hiring an outdoor space for your event
Outdoor Events Team
Phone: 9083 8428
Email: christinajonson@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Fees & Charges

Application Fee of $169.62 – Private Use

(Low impact includes small pa, chairs, signing table & wedding arch)

Bondi Beach

  • Peak Season (Dec to Jan) Not available
  • Shoulder Season (Feb to Apr and Sept to Nov) Low Impact $205.60 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (May to Aug) Low Impact $205.60 per hour

Bondi Parks

  • Peak Season (Dec to Jan) Low Impact $282.70 per hour
  • Shoulder Season (Feb to Apr and Sept to Nov) Low Impact $280 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (May to Aug) Low Impact $205.60 per hour

Bronte Beach & Tamarama Beach

  • Peak Season (Dec to Jan) Not available
  • Shoulder Season (Feb to Apr and Sept to Nov) Low Impact $475.00 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (May to Aug) Low Impact $206.00 per hour (max 3hrs)

Bronte Park & Tamarama Park

  • Peak Season (Dec to Jan) Low Impact $350.00 per hour
  • Shoulder Season (Feb to Apr and Sept to Nov) Low Impact $275.00 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (May to Aug) Low Impact $205.60 per hour

Dudley Page Reserve & Marks Park

  • Peak Season (Dec to Jan) Low Impact $308.40 per hour
  • Shoulder Season (Feb to Apr and Sept to Nov) Low Impact $154.20 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (May to Aug) Low Impact $154.20 per hour

Calga Reserve, Diamond Bay Reserve, Hunter Park,Waverley Memorial Gardens, Ray O’Keefe

  • Peak Season (Nov to Feb) Low Impact $205.60 per hour
  • Off Peak Season (March to Oct) Low Impact $102.80 per hour
Allow 5 working days for the assessment of this application.

A Tax Invoice will be produced upon approval of your application to hire the space.

All Council fees are set out in the Pricing Policy, Fees and Charges document.


Need more information?
Outdoor & Flagship Events
Phone: 9083 8413
outdoorevents@waverley.nsw.gov.au