The blue area below marks the Wedding Ceremony area available for hire.


We want you to enjoy the lovely Heathcote Cultural Precinct for your special day. Heathcote is an ideal location for weddings with its beautiful surroundings and stunning views of Perth City and the Swan River.

Wedding Ceremony Terms & Conditions


We want you to enjoy the lovely Gulugatup Heathcote for your special day. To ensure your special experience, please make sure that you have read, signed and understood the following Terms and Conditions of Reserve Hire prior to making a booking.

The blue area below marks the Wedding Ceremony area available for hire.


Wedding Ceremonies are the only booking that will be accepted at this reserve. A maximum of up to 100 guests is permitted, but we recommend 60-80 guests. This is a busy location, which can sometimes make parking difficult. There is very limited shelter at Gulugatup Heathcote Reserve, so we recommend hiring a building as backup for your ceremony, in the unfortunate case of bad weather.

  • Gulugatup Heathcote Reserve can only be booked for WEDDING CEREMONIES. No other applications (birthdays, school outings, BBQ's etc) will be approved;

  • THE CEREMONY AREA MAY ONLY BE BOOKED FOR A MAXIMUM OF 3 HOURS. Requests outside of this time frame will be assessed on a case by case bases and the City retains the right to refuse any request for a time extension;

  • No marquees permitted on the site;

  • All arches, arbours or fixed features must not exceed 3m x 3m and must be secured by weights (items are not to be staked into the ground);

  • No confetti or rice permitted;

  • Rose petals are permitted but must be cleaned up at the end of the booking to prevent their use impacting on following bookings;

  • No more than 50 appropriate outdoor chairs and one table may be brought on to the reserve, and,

  • All bookings will be considered tentative until full payment is made.

The fees for the hire of the venues and facilities shall be at the rates as fixed by the City of Melville in its Annual Fees and Charges Schedule. Please refer to the fees and charges.


All fees must be paid at least 30 days prior to the date of the function.


Cancellations: If a cancellation is received at least seven days prior to the booking, the hire fee may be refunded. If cancellation is received six or less days prior to the function it is non-refundable.


Parking: There is NO PARKING in the drop off area or clock tower courtyard. Parking is available in the lower car park only. Disabled access parking is also available in the lower car park area.


Liquor: A liquor licence is required to consume alcohol on the Gulugatup Heathcote Reserve. The licence must be purchased in-person at least one week prior to the function from Gulugatup Heathcote Museum & Gallery (open Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 3.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 4.00pm; closed Mondays) or the City of Melville Civic Centre. More information about liquor licences at the City of Melville.


Catering: Hirers can contact the BWG Steakhouse on 9315 7700 to discuss any catering requirements for their function or hirers can self-cater. No outside commercial catering is permitted on the reserve site.


Cleaning: The hirer is responsible for the set up and clean up of the hired area. Set and clean up must be done within the time of hire not outside of the booking allocation.


Rubbish: Rubbish must be removed from the site and placed in the bins provided - any excess is to be taken away. Additional bins may be hired from the City of Melville Waste Management Section (information on bin hire can be found on the website Under no circumstances are bins to be moved from their location around the grounds for your function.


First Aid: There is no first aid equipment on site. Hirers will be responsible for supplying their own first aid equipment.




  • The hirer is responsible for the good order and decent behaviour of those present and leaving the area clean.


  • All arbors or fixed features may not exceed 3m x 3m and must be secured by weights.


  • Items are not to be staked into the ground.


  • Hirers must keep noise levels at a respectable level and not unduly impact on other site users and neighbouring residents.


  • If a security callout is required, due to any breach of the conditions outlined above, the hirer will incur the full cost.


The Management reserves the right, with appropriate communication, to:


  • Refuse any application.


  • Cancel any bookings.



Please note: Weekends and public holidays – all bookings/hirers will be jointly accountable for cleaning and damage costs. It is the hirer’s responsibility to check the existing condition of site at the time of hiring and upon arrival, reporting any anomalies immediately to management.



For further information please contact Gulugatup Heathcote Museum & Gallery on (08) 9364 5666 or