Ceremony

Rottnest Island is a holiday paradise and sets the perfect backdrop for a dream destination wedding.

Select from a range of spectacular venues or hold a classic church ceremony in the charming Catholic Church or Anglican Chapel.

Rottnest Chapel

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 0435 065 326 or spacemaker62@gmail.com  

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.

Reception Venues

Rottnest Island also has an array of beautiful reception venues, several boasting sweeping views of Thomson Bay. With numerous accommodation options, the Island can cater for your entire wedding party.

There are a selection of venues on Rottnest Island that are ideal for your wedding reception. Suitable licensed venues include Thomsons Rottnest, Hotel Rottnest, Karma Rottnest, Rottnest Island Country Club and Discovery Rottnest.


Hotel Rottnest 

Hotel Rottnest is thrilled that the much anticipated hotel resort development commenced in May 2019. 

We have a number of wedding locations for your special day including the Governors Private Dinning Room and Cocktail Bar for small interment affairs, Beachside Al Fresco for casual celebrations up to 150 persons and the brand-new Thomson Ballroom with private seating for 240 persons. Other venues will be available with the opening of the new resort within our Beach Club and Pool Gardens.

A wide range of catering options and wedding design is available by contacting the hotel directly. Our Thomson Ballroom will be able from 1st December 2019 and accommodation from September 2020

While the hotels former accommodation is now closed to make way for the resort, we remain open to host and cater your wedding celebration. Alternative accommodation options are available on island in conjunction with our wedding venues. The hotel new resort rooms will be available from September 2020 with reservations open from early 2020

We welcome expressions of interest for your Wedding celebration

Karma Rottnest 

The Rottnest Lodge aims to cater to your every need, working closely with you to create a perfect wedding day. Their selection of packages and diverse range of event spaces means every wedding is a tailored experience; styling the event to your personal vision.

Wedding at Discover Rottnest on Pinky's beach hand in hand

Discovery Rottnest Island and Pinky's Beach Club

The function lawn at Discovery Rottnest is the ideal place to say, “I do”. With picture-perfect views overlooking Pinky Beach and Bathurst Lighthouse, celebrate with family and friends at one of Australia’s most beautiful locations. Enjoy locally sourced food and wines over a seated or cocktail reception at Pinky's Beach Club.


Geordie Bay Café and Art Gallery

After something slightly different? Geordie Bay Café is an unique venue for small wedding receptions of up to 40 people. Please note Geordie Bay Café can cater for marquee weddings off-venue.

Thomsons Rottnest

With its idyllic beachfront location nestled on Thomsons Bay, the restaurant is the perfect location.   Be it an intimate dinner, or interactive cocktail reception, with its stylish décor Thomsons provides beautiful ambience with supreme views your guests will adore. For further information, speak with our functions team.

Rottnest Island Country Club

The Rottnest Island Country Club is a two storey clubhouse with a function room located upstairs and extraordinary views that give an exotic feel that cannot be topped.


Hotel Rottnest

Hotel Rottnest offers a unique experience and location for your special day. With the iconic and undisturbed view of Thompson Bay and Perth in the distance, the Thompson Bay Marquee is the perfect venue for your island wedding experience. The venue can hold up to 250 guests, and the hotel also has 18 fresh and bright rooms.


Hotel Rottnest

Hotel Rottnest offers a unique experience and location for your special day. With the iconic and undisturbed view of Thompson Bay and Perth in the distance, the Thompson Bay Marquee is the perfect venue for your island wedding experience. The venue can hold up to 250 guests, and the hotel also has 18 fresh and bright rooms.


Hotel Rottnest

Hotel Rottnest offers a unique experience and location for your special day. With the iconic and undisturbed view of Thompson Bay and Perth in the distance, the Thompson Bay Marquee is the perfect venue for your island wedding experience. The venue can hold up to 250 guests, and the hotel also has 18 fresh and bright rooms.

Special Services

Vehicle & Bus Charters

We have a range of options available to transfer guests to your ceremony and reception. Small vehicles are available for intimate photoshoots of the newlyweds after the ceremony. We can also arrange hire of a 34- or 43-seat bus, to move the whole bridal party. You can arrange these services when booking your wedding.

Group Tours and Activities

Want to arrange something a bit different for your guests? From lighthouse climbs to Segway tours, there are endless options to ensure your guests have the best experience ever.

Catering

There are several restaurants and cafes to pick from when considering catering services for your special function or event. For enquiries, please contact each business directly or speak to the Rottnest Island Event Coordinator on +61 8 9432 9300 or email events@rottnestisland.com

Group Accommodation

The Rottnest Island Authority has a dedicated Group Bookings Coordinator to ensure the process is as easy as possible. Alternative accommodation is also available at Hotel Rottnest, Discovery Rottnest Island and Karma Rottnest. For group booking enquiries, please contact groups@rottnestisland.com or phone 1800 111 111.