Valued for their historic, aesthetic, architectural, and horticultural significance, the Fitzroy Gardens were classified by the National Trust in 1974 and placed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1999. Originally set aside as a reserve in 1848, the gardens derived their name from Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, Governor of New South Wales (1846-1851) and Governor-General of the Australian Colonies (1851-1855).
In the gardens sit Cooks Cottage, presented to the people of Victoria as a gift for the states centenary in 1934. The cottage was transported from the Yorkshire village where Captain James Cook, one of the first Europeans to chart Australia’s coast, was born and it was the home of Cook’s parents. Its furnishings and restoration are appropriate to the time in which they lived in the dwelling.
Another unique feature in this venue is the Fitzroy Garden’s Conservatory (1930) which houses magnificent indoor floral displays that are changed five times each year. Another popular highlight is the fairy tree carved by writer Ola Cohn, a model Tudor village, Sinclairs Cottage, as well as an array of statues, fountains and structures. Both the conservatory and the fairy gardens are popular places for wedding ceremonies.
Consisting of many beautiful lawns to accommodate wedding ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions, this is the perfect venue. Some of our favourite Fitzroy Gardens locations include Dolphin Fountain (Lawn 11), Plane Trees Walk (Lawn 16), The Old Bandstand (Lawn 9), Temple of the Winds Rotunda (Lawn 18), Fairies Tree (Lawn 17), Lawn 20, Lawn 21, Lawn 23, Lawn 25 and The Conservatory.
This beautiful garden wedding ceremony venue in Melbourne CBD is unique in its own right and sits in close proximity to many of Melbourne’s wedding reception venues. It is a short distance to The Windsor Hotel, The Park Hyatt, GG Restaurant, Federation Square, and MCG, just to name a few.
Weddings of Distinction can assist you with all of your wedding hire and decor requirements, such as Americana, white wooden or Tiffany chairs, market umbrellas, aisle carpets/runners, arches & arbours, signing tables and silk/artificial florals.
For price and availability of the venue itself, please contact the Melbourne City Council directly. For price and availability of decor and hire items, please get in touch with us.