Ceremony

With 63 stunning beaches, 20 Mediterranean-style bays and vastly unique, dramatic landscapes; Rottnest Island is a holiday paradise and sets the perfect backdrop for a dream destination wedding.

Select from countless spectacular outdoor settings or hold a classic church ceremony in the charming Catholic Church or Anglican Chapel.

Outdoor Ceremonies

The island’s church and chapel are ideal for the perfect traditional wedding ceremony. However 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.

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.

Wedding Planner

Planning the most important day of your life involves searching for a breathtakingly beautiful, yet unique location that you will cherish forever. Rottnest Island is an increasingly popular destination for weddings and is in high demand from September to April as a wedding venue.

Our Wedding Coordinator will help plan everything you need in the lead up to the wedding. For couples wanting extra help, our Wedding Coordinator is also available to assist with the logistics on the big day of the ceremony. The coordinator can ensure everything runs to plan, so that the bridal party and guests can relax and enjoy the day.

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 Form and Flora Application Form to the Wedding Coordinator at least three months prior to your wedding to allow approval to be granted. You can contact the Wedding Coordinator on +61 8 9432 9355 or email events@rottnestisland.com

 

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 Aristos Waterfront Restaurant, Hotel Rottnest, Karma Rottnest, Rottnest Island Country Club and unique custom marquee setups.


Custom Marquees 

Wanting something a little different for your wedding... or do you have a favourite beach or bay? Custom marquee arrangements are available around the Island for something truly special. Capacity is up to 150 guests sitting in long tables or 200 guests cocktail style.

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.

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.

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.

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. Your wedding coordinator can arrange these services when booking your wedding.

Group Tours and Activities

Want to arrange something a bit different for your guests? We can help you create an itinerary filled with activities and experiences for your wedding guests. From lighthouse climbs to Segway tours or even special welcome notes in their accommodation… 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 9355
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 and the Rottnest Lodge. For group booking enquiries, please contact groups@rottnestisland.com or phone (08) 9432 9111.

Ceremony Set-up

With the picturesque backdrop already taken care off, you just need to arrange your ceremony set-up. Many couples want to create their own unique atmosphere, while others prefer to have everything taken care of.

We have a range of wedding ceremony packages available to compliment your style. Our packages can also be tailored and if there is anything that we do not have, we can assist in sourcing it for you. We are also able to assist in ensuring that everything is set up on the day, so that you only need to think about getting to the ceremony on time.

Our selection of items include:

  • White Americana Chairs
  • Wedding Garden Arch
  • Garden Signing Table
  • Ceremony Directional Sign
  • Hessian Aisle Runner
  • 1.5m White Lovers Wedding Flags
  • White Shepard’s Hooks: to hold your favourite floral or handmade touches
  • Hessian and Lace Mixed Bunting
  • AV Equipment
  • Trestle Tables
  • Marriage Carriage
  • Easel & Chalkboard

Wedding Packages

Marjorie Package (image 3) - $375

  • 30 White Americana Chairs
  • Signing Table with 2 Chairs
  • Ceremony Directional Sign

Cathedral Package (image 1) - $500

  • 30 White Americana Chairs
  • Signing Table with 2 Chairs
  • Hessian Aisle Runner
  • 1.5m White Wedding Flags
  • Wedding Arch
  • Ceremony Directional Sign

Ceremony Set-Up - from $200
Rottnest Island Wedding Coordinator to set-up Island ceremony. Assistance also available for duration of ceremony at an additional $106.00 per hour.

For full package details and additional hire items, view the weddings price list.

Rottnest is the ultimate wedding destination!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Ultimate Wedding Destination competition at the eBridal Expo at the Perth Convention Centre on 21-22 January 2017 at the Rottnest Island Authority stand (stand 123).

Congratulations to the lucky winners who will be notified this week!
1st Prize Winner: Georgia Peverley
2nd Prize Winner: Elly White

1st Prize: 3-night Island Couples Retreat

  • 3x night stay in the newly renovated Island Couples Retreat thanks to Rottnest Island Authority. Valid between 1 May 2017 - 22 September 2017. Valued at $1,036.
  • Return extended stay ferry travel for two adults thanks to Rottnest Express. Valid until January 2018. Valued at $170.
  • 2x day bike and snorkel hire thanks to Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper. Valid until 22 September 2017. Valued at $160.
  • 1 hour massage for 1 person thanks to Karma Day Spa. Valid until 19 January 2017. Valued at $120.

2nd Prize: Dreamy Day Trip

  • Return same-day ferry travel for two adults thanks to Rottnest Fast Ferries. Valid until 22 January 2018. Valued at $180.
  • Bike and snorkel day hire thanks to Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper. Valid until 22 September 2017. Valued at $100.

Terms & Conditions

  • Offers are subject to availability.
  • Offers not redeemable for stays during school holidays, public holidays, long weekends, mid-year uni break, Rottofest or Carnivale weekend.
  • Entries must be submitted to the Rottnest Island Authority stand at the eBridal Expo at the Perth Convention Centre by Sunday 22 January 2017, 4:30pm WST.
  • Winner will be selected based on the response submitted as part of the competition entry.
  • Winner will be notified on or before Wednesday, 1 February 2017. Only one competition entry per person will be considered (multiple entries will be disqualified).