Gallery Weddings

Thank you for considering Belconnen Arts Centre for your upcoming wedding.

A wedding within an art gallery is a unique event, and your guests will enjoy gathering in a creative environment showcasing artworks from a variety of local, national and sometimes international artists.

Conveniently located in the centre of Belconnen, overlooking picturesque Lake Ginninderra, the Arts Centre is easily reached via car, bicycle or public transport. The centre is fully accessible and is all on one level.

The unique architectural design of the centre and our bright, iconic outdoor artworks offer a myriad of photo opportunities and make it a breeze for your guests to find your wedding.

As a premier cultural and public venue we provide can a unique event in a beautiful space that is welcoming, supportive and adaptable, designed to meet our diverse community needs.

We have done our best to price our venue competitively and to be as flexible as possible in an effort to make the lead up to and your wedding day as smooth and enjoyable as we can.

We appreciate your interest in our venue. Here are a few things you can expect from us:

> A unique event within an art gallery setting
> Flexible spaces for your ceremony, reception and/or drinks
> Quality exhibitions from local, national and sometimes international artists
> BYO catering and styling which means you are in control of more costs
> A relaxed atmosphere and a smile
> An all inclusive price – no surprises
> No hard sell, pressure or stress

The Belconnen Arts Centre is located on the bank of Lake Ginninderra in the heart of Belconnen. The Foyer Gallery features floor to ceiling windows and wide opening doors on two sides allowing a fresh breeze to flow through the room.

Wedding ceremonies are beautiful when either held inside our Foyer Gallery, or outside overlooking the lake. The Foyer is fully accessible, all on one level and very comfortable for people of all ages. If you wish to be married outdoors, we can discuss flexible wet weather options – just in case!

We have an outdoor patio area which can be used for ceremonies or for your guests to mingle and enjoy refreshments while you are having your photos taken. The kids can run around freely while the adults mingle and enjoy the fresh air and calm lake views.

The sophisticated Foyer Gallery space is light filled with floor to ceiling windows facing the lake. We can accomodate seating for up to 150 people seated in a wedding ceremony.

Possible wedding day combinations you may like to consider:

> Outdoor Ceremony followed by an indoor seated reception with dance floor and music
> Afternoon Outdoor Ceremony followed by indoor/outdoor drinks and nibbles evening
> Indoor Ceremony at Belconnen Arts Centre then move to another venue for a sit down reception
> Indoor Ceremony followed by standing indoor/outdoor drinks and canapés evening


Receptions are a wonderful time spent with friends a family. At the Arts Centre both seated meals and standing drinks and canapés are easily accommodated. We will set up the room to your preferred arrangement, all the basics; tables, chairs, microphone and speakers, projector if needed, wifi, cleaning after the event and liquor licensing are included in the price.

> We can comfortably seat 80 people for a sit down meal with a dance area and bridal table within the Foyer Gallery
> We can comfortably accomodate 150 people for a standing drinks and canapés gathering within the Foyer Gallery

We don’t have an in house caterer or commercial kitchen onsite however we can provide you with a list of caterers who have worked in the centre before and/or have been recommended by previous couples, or you are welcome to select your own. We will make a space available in an adjacent Creative Workshop for food preparation and then work with your caterer to facilitate deliveries and safe food storage. Usually if you require food service staff your caterer will also organise this.

We are happy to accomodate your choice of styling company or if you prefer to make your own decorations and BYO that is fine too. On confirmation of your booking we will organise times for set up and preparations.

The Foyer Gallery is heated through under floor heating and cooled with extraction fans and opening glass doors on two walls.

Being an Art Gallery, we have some basic house rules to protect the artwork and keep everyone happy. You can read more about these in the T&C’s which are available online or from our team.

The architectural design of the Arts Centre lends itself to a myriad of photographic opportunities. Many local photographers are already familiar with the Arts Centre and will be able to guide you and provide lots of inspiration for your wedding photos in the immediate area for example;

> Make the most of the lakeside location.
> Gardens and parks around the lake.
> Using the architecture, courtyards and outdoor art around the centre for backdrops.

Di Libke > Events Co ordinator
Phone: 02 6173 3300
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT

*All Venue hires are subject to Belconnen Arts Centre Terms and Conditions available online (See Right) or from the venue hire team.

Our beautiful images were photographed by Adam Magrath from and feature work by local Glass Artist John White during the Ausglass shows ONTOGENESIS and Intrinsic Properties/Inherent Vice in January this year.

The wedding photos are by Canberra Wedding Photographer Amanda from

Venue Enquiry Form – The Foyer

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Our Stage 2 building project is scheduled to commence in 2018. Please be mindful that this may affect which spaces are availble for hire.

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