Weddings & private ceremonies

Waverley has many spectacular beaches with views along the coast as well as large beautiful parks ideal for a ceremony. We are happy to assist you in finding a suitable location for your special day.

Our most popular locations are

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

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

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

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

Under no circumstances do we authorise the use of land, rock or cliff edge beyond public reserve fence lines. Subsidence and slippages do occur along the coastline and it is considered highly dangerous and potentially fatal to go beyond the fence line.

Some other beautiful locations are:

Bondi, Bronte & Tamarama Beaches (max 50 guests)

Bronte Park (max 100 guests)

Calga Reserve (max 50 guests)

Hunter Park (max 50 guests)

Kimberley Reserve (max 50 guests)

Tamarama Park (max 50 guests)

Please note that our beaches are not available in the peak summer season of December and January.

To find out more about our Parks and stunning Beaches please visit: parks & beaches in Waverley

How to apply for a permit

  • Please complete our online application form.
  • Your application will be reviewed and assessed by Waverley Council.  Your booking does not grant exclusive use of the park but we will endeavour to not take any other group bookings for the same time.
  • Please allow a minimum of 10 business days to process your application.
  • In line with COVID-19 public health requirements, please include a COVID-Safe Plan with all permit applications. Your COVID-Safe Plan will be reviewed prior to the issuing of the relevant permit.

Fees & Charges

Fees for a permit includes an application fee and an hourly location fee. The location fee depends on the time of year and location. A more accurate quote will be sent on receipt of your 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.

Things to consider when applying

Our parks and beaches are public spaces so we request that all permit holders respect the following 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
  • Under no circumstances do we authorise the use of land, rock or cliff edge beyond public reserve fence lines. Subsidence and slippages do occur along the coastline and it is considered highly dangerous and potentially fatal to go beyond the fence line.

Council contact

To enquire about hiring an outdoor space for your event please contact
Outdoor Events Team
Phone: 9083 8428 or mobile 0434 855 115
Email: outdoorevents@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

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

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