The christening is a truly momentous occasion where you, your child or a loved one affirms their faith, joining a community with welcoming arms. Of course, the christening ceremony is the most important part, but it is equally important to celebrate this special day with a gathering of your community afterwards. In Perth, there are some great venues that have spaces tailored for exactly that!
We’ve selected the top four venues in Perth that are perfect for a christening celebration. These locations provide a comfortable, relaxing and stylish setting where you and those within your circle can converse, dine, drink and celebrate. These venues also offer event management teams who will make sure your day is stress-free so you can focus on creating lasting memories. Read on for our top picks, in no particular order, of the best christening venues in Perth.
When the serious (but important) christening stuff is taken care of, it’s time to have a good time, and the Cobblers Tavern has an atmosphere that will immediately put you and your guests in a celebratory mood. Cobbler Tavern always has something going on, from local musical performances to live sports; it’s a place for a fun atmosphere and social environment. The flexible event spaces can accommodate groups of 15 to 300 and can be customised to suit your needs.
Want a formal sit-down dinner? How about laid-back alfresco dining? The versatile design makes it all possible, and the affordable food and drinks packages and free venue hire mean there is a solution for every budget., They even offer a complimentary bus service for groups of 10 or more to help people get to the event without driving.
The main bar and courtyard area provides the perfect setting for a relaxed and casual gathering with your loved ones, and if you’re a sports fan, the sports lounge has all the latest games in case your christening also happens to be at the same time as the big match. The sports lounge is available for private events (but there is a minimum spend requirement).
For a more intimate and private dining experience, the restaurant is the ideal choice. With seating for up to 80 guests, you can choose from the regular menu or one of the specially curated set menus to really impress your guests.
For over 90 years, The Bassendean Hotel has been the go-to spot for locals and visitors alike, and while it has gone through many changes, it remains an integral part of the community (and the perfect spot for a christening celebration).
Today, the interior boasts a modern and inviting atmosphere while still retaining its historical charm. The family-friendly courtyards, state-of-the-art sports bar and spacious balcony mean you have plenty of options, all of which perfectly blends historical and modern spaces.
The Swan Room can be transformed to suit your needs, from a small cocktail-style celebration or a formal sit-down dinner. Located on the upper level of the tavern, this space can accommodate up to 60 guests standing. The balcony is our favourite spot thanks to the stunning views, outdoor bar, comfortable seating, and beautiful decor; it’s the perfect spot to relax with up to 120 guests (if you book both sides).
The Speakeasy Lounge on the second level of the tavern offers an intimate view with its vintage bar, cozy corners, and stylish decor. This space is perfect for small gatherings of up to 50 guests and is available for private hire. Finally, the ground-level Saloon Veranda can also be booked and offers direct access to the bar, heaters, and retractable blinds for year-round comfort.
The past comes alive at The Guildford Hotel, where historical touches and old charm are infused with a new experience. The venue has preserved its history in spaces like the indoor courtyard and beer garden and offers a menu that mixes classic pub fare with a contemporary twist.
This 19th-century landmark also has an expert events team that will guide you through its array of unique spaces to find the perfect option for your christening celebration. The Chef’s ‘Eat with One Hand or Two’ menu is perfect for a stand-up cocktail-style soiree, while the Guildford Grand Feast can be spread across your table for a seated affair.
The Hiscox Courtyard gives your party access to the best of both indoor and outdoor spaces, or you can opt for the 1915 Verandah, which has stunning views overlooking the old Guildford town. The Vaudeville Room, infused with historical touches and natural light, is our favourite for a more private affair. The tailored event packages make sure your special occasion is easy to organise while you are your dearest enjoy the historic setting of The Guildford Hotel.
We like to think that the Victoria Park Hotel, an iconic landmark since 1927, is somewhat of a hidden gem. Sure, it’s been around for ages, but many don’t realise it can be a great place for events (like christenings)! It offers a harmonious mix of modern and heritage architecture, a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, and a beer garden which is the perfect spot for catch-ups.
The event spaces include The Albany Room, with stunning views of Victoria Park from a private balcony; this space has a beautiful black marble bar, private bathrooms, a dance floor and a DJ booth. The Albany Courtyard is an alfresco area located at the front of the venue, perfect for evening events when the canopy of fairy lights is flicked on.
The Garden Bar Experience is the winner, though, as this gives you exclusivity of their newly renovated beer garden for a unique and memorable experience. So now you know the secret, book the Victoria Park Hotel for your christening!
You now know the top four christening venues in Perth, so pick your favourite, contact the events team, and let them help you organise the perfect gathering. At AVC, we make it easy to mark the significant moments.
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