It’s finally happened – after an amazing proposal, you’re officially engaged. First off, massive congratulations! Second, have you thought about where to hold your wedding?
Finding the right wedding venue is one of the biggest decisions when planning your wedding, as it sets the tone and atmosphere for your event. Logistically, it’s also important to book as far in advance as you can, as popular wedding venues can book up months (if not a year plus) in advance.
One of my favourite places in the world for weddings has to be Fremantle. With a rich history, spectacular coastal views, and plenty of arts and culture, it caters to just about any type of wedding – plus, it’s just a short 30mins from Perth. You can find Fremantle wedding venues that can host both your ceremony and reception, with plenty of spectacular backdrops for your wedding photos. (Tip: in addition to the venue, you’ll want to look for local Fremantle vendors, as this will often be more convenient than working with a florist or make-up artist based in Perth.)
Here are seven of my favourite wedding venues in Fremantle that offer versatility, gorgeous photography spots, and that ‘wow’ factor that’s sure to impress both you and your guests.
Set in North Fremantle, Guildhall offers a spectacular space for smaller weddings, with room for up to 120 for cocktails or a sit-down meal for up to 54. The food is fantastic, as is the service.
Guildhall stands out for its style and decor – I absolutely love their teal-coloured walls, original artwork, and iconic furniture. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow seamlessly, so there’s plenty of room to move around and lots of unique spots for conversations and photo opportunities.
If you want to be sure every detail is accounted for, work with Guildhall’s event management team to plan everything for the big day.
If you’re looking for unique wedding venues in Fremantle, don’t miss the elegance of Old Customs House. Just minutes from Fremantle train station, this heritage-listed venue offers gorgeous architecture and rich history, and is the perfect spot for a traditional formal wedding.
It was built in 1908 and features a stunning two-storey glass atrium, polished hardwood floors, and lots of natural light. As it can seat up to 300 people, it’s an ideal spot for a large, indoor event.
You can decorate the venue to your liking, as its clean white walls are the perfect backdrop for your flowers or decor. If you’re keeping with the heritage theme, you might want to consider a ceremony at Kidogo Art Gallery, The Maritime Museum or PS Art Space, then pop just down the road to Old Customs House for the reception.
If you’re wondering where to get married in Fremantle if you’re after a relaxed, industrial vibe, you’re sure to like Assembly Yard.
This gorgeous light-filled space gives you plenty of room to work with, both indoor and outdoor. The internal space, the size of a large warehouse, is completely versatile and can be decorated and customized however you like. Think of it as a blank canvas for creating your ideal wedding!
It’s rich in photo locations as well – I love the gardens and gum trees at neighbouring Booyeembara Park, and the building’s oversized sliding barn door.
One of the best wedding ceremony locations Fremantle has to offer, Moore & Moore Cafe is set in the West End and offers a unique and charming space for your special day. Think faded brick, twinkling fairy lights and long communal tables – this venue is packed with character, vintage furniture and charisma.
Moore & Moore can cater to both small and large weddings and have an expert team to help plan your ceremony, elopement or reception. It’s a beautiful venue to photograph, too.
If your heart is set on a beach wedding, look no further than the Coast Port Beach. The team here can set up your wedding ceremony right on the sand, then you can enjoy the reception in their stunning oceanfront venue.
Even if you hold your ceremony elsewhere, Coast Port Beach is still a top spot for beachy, boho vibes, with clean white lines, plenty of outdoor entertaining spaces, and gorgeous natural light. However, the popularity of the space means it books out really far in advance, so plan ahead as much as you can.
6. Bib & Tucker
Another great beachside location is Bib & Tucker, set in North Fremantle. It’s an impressive and classy space that offers modern Australian dining, focused on seasonal produce. There are plenty of outdoor dining options and the whole place has an elegant, minimalist design.
It’s a perfect location for sunset wedding photos, dancing outdoors to live music, and enjoying amazing cuisine.
If you’re looking for a coastal venue just outside Fremantle, The Shorehouse in Swanbourne is my recommendation. This stylish spot is light and airy, featuring al fresco dining or a glamorous indoor entertaining space.
The private dining room can seat 100 guests or hold up to 120 cocktail-style. The Shorehouse really comes to life once decorated with your floral arrangements and personal touches, with affordable dining and drinks packages too.
Whether you’re after an informal beach vibe or something more traditional, The Shorehouse can easily accommodate your style.
There’s so much to like about Fremantle, but the above are some of my favourites when it comes to wedding venues. If your guests are coming from out of town, encourage them to make a weekend out of it and stay for a few days – from museums to beaches to fine dining, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in this quirky little town!
If you’re after some more Fremantle wedding location inspiration, check out Andrew & Steph’s wedding – I love the street scenes we were able to capture together. And if you have any questions about any of the venues above, or how they might work for your wedding photography, get in touch, as I’d be glad to help you out! With a bit of planning, you’re sure to find the perfect wedding venue in Fremantle.