Rottnest Island is an increasingly popular destination for weddings and receptions. With an Anglican and Catholic Church on the Island, as well as an array of beautiful outdoor locations at which to celebrate a ceremony, Rottnest Island is in high demand from September to April as a wedding venue.
Submit Your Application
A permit is required if you are conducting your ceremony or a photo session in any location on the Island. The processing of your permit will allow the Rottnest Island Authority to inform you of any other activities planned for the locations that you have chosen, and also ensures that adequate provision is made to meet public health, safety and environmental requirements for Rottnest Island.
Please submit your Function Application at least three months prior to your wedding to allow approval to be granted.
Whilst the Island's Church and Chapel are ideal for the perfect traditional wedding ceremony, many happy couples choose to get married in Rottnest Island's unique and stunning outdoor locations. Popular beaches with toilet facilities close-by include; The Basin, Pinkys Bay, Little Parakeet Bay, City of York, Parker Point, Fays Bay and Geordie Bay (displayed in the images above).
The historical Rottnest Chapel provides a unique backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Built in 1858, the chapel features white-washed walls and a stained glass window, and has capacity for up to 50 people. A church service is held every Sunday at 9.30am to which all are welcomed and the chapel is available for weddings at other times. The Rottnest Chapel is located centrally in the Thomson Bay settlement, adjacent to the Rottnest Lodge.
For general enquiries, please contact the Anglican Chapel Coordinating Chaplain, Reverend Michael Wood on +61 8 9272 2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church, on top of a hill adjacent to the main bus stop in the Thomson Bay settlement, was built in 1975. With a light and airy atmosphere, the church has a capacity of 100 people, with provision for larger groups when the full length doors on each side are opened into the secluded courtyard. A bequest made possible a chime of eightbells to replace the original single bell house in the tower. The chime consists of a musical octave and simple tunes can be played. These bells are popular at the ceremonies.
For general enquiries, please contact the Catholic Church Coordinating Chaplain, Father Leon on +61 8 9292 5052.
There are a selection of venues on Rottnest Island that are ideal for your wedding reception. Suitable licensed venues include Aristos Waterfront Restaurant, Hotel Rottnest, the Rottnest Lodge and the Rottnest Island Country Club. If you wish to hold a beach function, you will need to apply using the Event Application form. Please note that restrictions are placed on functions for health, safety and environmental reasons.
Aristos Waterfront Rottnest
Aristos can host between 120 (indoors) and 200 guests. Their experienced events staff will ensure that every detail of your wedding is perfect. Personalised menus and packages available.
Phone: (08) 9292 5171
Hotel Rottnest Hotel Rottnest can hold weddings for up to 250 people. The hotel also has 18 accommodation rooms.
Phone:(08) 9292 5011
The Rottnest Lodge can hold weddings for up to 85 people. The lodge offers holiday accommodation and resort style facilities.
Phone: (08) 9292 5161
Rottnest Island Country Club
The Country Club sits on the scenically beautiful and newly renovated Rottnest Island Golf Course. The venue has a upstairs room perfect for up to 100 people and a downstairs breakout space coupled with a romantic outside alfresco area.
Phone: (08) 9292 5144
If you are getting married on Rottnest Island, you may require accommodation for friends and family. It is important to book in advance and note that special booking requirements may apply.
Rottnest Island Authority accommodation
Self-contained units are the most popular type of accommodation on the Island with 2, 3 or 4 bedroom configurations - all close to Rottnest Island's beautiful bays and beaches. For an extra special experience, ask for accommodation with magnificent ocean views and even absolute beach frontage, or stay in one of the heritage listed cottages on Vincent Way, Australia’s oldest continually inhabited street, or at the old Light-keeper's house in Bathurst. Book at www.rottnestisland.com/book-online
The Rottnest Lodge
The Rottnest Lodge is the premier accommodation on Rottnest Island, offering you a choice of quality hotel style apartments, suites with private facilities and lower priced rooms. Book at www.rottnestlodge.com.au
This iconic beachside hotel has been a favourite destination for generations of Western Australians. Hotel Rottnest boasts executive style rooms just steps from the beach. Book at www.hotelrottnest.com.au
Organising a wedding on Rottnest Island involves several steps - take a look at these pages for more info:
For more information about celebrating your wedding on Rottnest Island, please email email@example.com
or telephone +61 8 9432 9355.