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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 28 May 2024

Enjoy a Picturesque Engagement Party Thanks to These Venues in Canberra

Discover a variety of exquisite venues in Canberra for your engagement party, each offering a unique setting to celebrate your special day. From venues with panoramic views of race tracks and mountain ranges to elegant spaces by tranquil lakes or within prestigious museums. These locations provide the perfect backdrop for any event. Whether it’s a cosy gathering or a lavish celebration, all ensuring a memorable experience in the heart of Australia's capital.

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1. Rich Reward Room, Thoroughbred Park


Experience your engagement at the Rich Reward Room in Thoroughbred Park, where elegance meets the exhilaration of race day. Positioned on the second level of the Queen Elizabeth II grandstand. This venue offers sweeping views of the track against a backdrop of the majestic Brindabella and Majura Mountain Ranges. Capable of hosting up to 200 guests, the room includes a private bar and comprehensive amenities. The venue's floor-to-ceiling windows ensure your event is bathed in natural light.

2. The Boat House


Host your engagement party at The Boat House, a premier venue located on the tranquil shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. The Boat House can accommodate up to 160 seated guests or 220 for a cocktail gathering. It makes it flexible for both intimate dinners and larger celebratory events. The venue boasts stunning lake views, elegant interiors with white linen and crystal glassware, and access to a lakeside deck and gardens that enhance any occasion with natural beauty and a serene ambience.

3. Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia


Celebrate your engagement in the grandeur of the Gandel Atrium at the National Museum of Australia. With its soaring ceilings and expansive windows, this space overlooks the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin. It provides a stunning backdrop for up to 1,000 guests in a cocktail setting or 450 in a banquet arrangement. The architectural beauty of the atrium is complemented by unique displays from the museum’s collection. It includes a striking Muttaburrasaurus skeleton and an iconic 1955 FJ Holden, adding a touch of historical and cultural elegance to your celebration.

4. Midnight Bar, Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection


Enjoy your engagement at Midnight Bar in the Midnight Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection. Located in the heart of Canberra's vibrant Braddon district This stylish venue offers a chic and atmospheric setting perfect for up to 300 guests. With its modern interior and cosy outdoor area, Midnight Bar sets the stage for an unforgettable night of celebration. The venue's contemporary design is complemented by textural furnishings and fire pits, creating a warm and inviting ambience for your special evening.

5. The Members’ Dining Room 2, Old Parliament House


Host your engagement party at The Members' Dining Room 2 in Old Parliament House. It’s a venue that blends historic charm with a sophisticated atmosphere. This former dining space for parliamentarians features high ceilings, clerestory windows, and distinctive light fittings. It accommodates up to 240 guests for a standing reception or 180 for a seated banquet. The room also includes access to an outdoor terrace, offering stunning views of the Australian Parliament House, perfect for memorable photos and outdoor mingling.

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There are so many awesome engagement party venues for hire Canberra. Check out the Canberra engagement party venues available for hire listed in our collection where you’ll find everything from intimate restaurants to rooftop bars with city skyline views as well as multipurpose function spaces.

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