Picturesque golf clubs are an increasingly popular wedding venue for brides wanting a romantic outdoor setting and a great way to make the most of Western Australia's idyllic weather.
Many of WA's golf courses provide a stunning backdrop for unforgettable wedding photographs, as well as premier clubhouse facilities for a wedding reception, without having to travel too far from the city.
If you're looking for an outdoor wedding venue that ticks all the boxes, including great views, stunning backdrop for photos and the convenience of having your ceremony and reception at the same location then why not consider WA's best golf courses.
Here are five of WA's top golf courses which also offer wedding and function packages.
This spectacular seaside wedding venue near Mandurah overlooks the Indian Ocean and is a short drive from Perth.
Hosting your wedding at this location means there is no logistical issues with transporting guests as your ceremony can be held outdoors at a stunning setting overlooking the ocean, while your reception can be held in one of the nearby clubhouse function rooms.
Why not take advantage of golf buggies to move guests between the ceremony and clubhouse, or use them as a quirky photo prop.
Choose from a cocktail style reception to a full three-course banquet with a head chef offering a wide selection of world-class and locally sourced cuisine to delight your guests.
While this internationally renowned links golf course is a winner for the views alone, it's also a perfect location to make your wedding day extra special.
Choose: Formal and informal packages
Romantic seaside ceremonies
• Picturesque photographic locations
• Chef prepared menu and catering for up to 200 guests
• Elegant function rooms
• Nearby accommodation packages available
2. Wembley Golf Course
Wembley Golf Course is in the heart of Perth and overlooks the Perth City skyline. Wedding receptions are held at the Ambrose Estate – a beautiful ceremony space surrounded by 300 acres of parkland. The native bushlands, manicured laws and sweeping city views makes Wembley Golf Course a prime wedding location, with a nearby lake and a ceremony garden onsite to take full advantage of for photos.
The Golf Course offers 3 separate locations to utilise for the wedding reception, ceremony and professional photos. Lakeside Garden is perfect for outdoor ceremonies with a gazebo and fountain-filled lakes as the backdrop. Swingview Room is better suited for smaller weddings and is located on the top floor, overlooking the driving range and greens. Here you can enjoy balcony views of Perth city and pre-dinner drinks. Ambrose Room, the newest out of the three spots, has views of both the golf course and native bushlands with a stylish interior. This room hosts up to 250 guests, with a private bridal room for you to use on the day.
The Vines Resort and Country Club is one of WA's prime wedding locations. It's also the most romantic spot in the Swan Valley! Although the Vines is a large and buzzing location, you have the option to secure private wedding ceremonies in the vineyard, with endless views of romantic gardens and landscapes to soak up. The Novatel Vines Resort has the added advantage of its size, which means access to great wedding and accommodation packages for you and your guests.
The function rooms offer scenic views and dining options cover anything from a stand-up buffet to a grand banquet. The Garden Pavillion blurs the line between indoors and outdoors, making it the ideal location for a wedding ceremony. The open space holds up to 100 people with a tranquil setting of pretty views, gorgeous gardens and sunken koi ponds. While you're there, don't forget to indulge in the tasty wines local to the swan valley too!
Whether you want an intimate wedding or a large celebration for your special day, Point Walter Golf Course can offer both. Situated by the water, this wedding venue is highly regarded for its lush landscapes, neatly manicured fairways and magical gardens. Both function rooms feature beautiful high ceilings, spectacular golf course views and ample amounts of natural lighting for the perfect wedding photos. The Golfers Court room can hold up to 200 guests (140 seating) and the Eagle Room's capacity is 80.
South West of WA is home to some pretty impressive locations. If you feel like venturing a little further out, both the Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort in Bunbury and Albany Golf Course are two wedding hot-spots worth adding to the list.
The Sanctuary is a little slice of a paradise, with ceremony sites that back onto lake views surrounded by attractive landscapes. The reception space can hold 30-500 guests and is situated in the middle of rolling greens and lakes to provide the ultimate wedding photo backdrop. If being close to the water is a priority for your wedding, Albany Golf Course overlooks King George Sound – one of WA's finest natural harbours. Its main clubroom is great for wedding receptions, with water views from inside the venue too.
You don't need to adventure far out to experience WA's beauty. When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, finding the right setting is priority. Golf course wedding venues offer breathtaking views, tasty cuisines, beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos and an unforgettable experience, regardless of what you need to make your day everything.