"Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands." – Chinese proverb
Are you or someone you know planning to get married in Canberra? For good reason, the venue is a crucial decision—it forms the backdrop for your special occasion and should reflect you and your partner. Here at BOOKPLATE, we love love, and would LOVE to help make your special day perfect.
Here are our 4 top reasons you’ll love BOOKPLATE for your wedding.
1. A national icon as your setting
Imagine the kudos of marrying on the very site of Australia’s documentary heritage. Besides the amazing collections and materials housed at the National Library, the building itself (currently celebrating its 50th birthday) is a mid-century stunner, with its imposing Greek Parthenon-inspired columns and marble cladding. Inside, a sweeping foyer, high ceilings and marble floors give a real sense of grandeur as you enter. Just imagine the photos!
Inside BOOKPLATE itself, beams of light filter through the Library's acclaimed Leonard French stained glass windows onto meticulously chosen décor and an array of fresh florals, lending an amazing warmth and ambience.
2. Amazing outdoor terrace with water views
Facing onto the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, BOOKPLATE offers the option of an outdoor event space on the National Library’s spacious terrace, overlooking the water. What better way to mingle than strolling around the terrace, the sound of the lake in the background while BOOKPLATE staff bring you tasty morsels and perfectly paired drinks? With a variety of substantial or deluxe canapés, guests can be free to socialise – or dance – while sharing a bite and a view.
3. Delectable menu and premium beverages
Beyond the stylish aesthetic, each guest is served premium beverages and a selection of fine dining, among the highest calibre in the city. You may choose from a vibrant cocktail soiree with delicious canapés, or be seated to enjoy an elegant, sit-down meal offering two or three courses of regional delights.
The highly styled sit-down dinner package presents your guests with two or three delectable courses and matching wines. Chefs who boast a flair for the modern, yet an affinity for the classic, will wow your guests with delectable food. High-end décor that complements the setting provides a luxe finishing touch.
We take pride in our wine lists which are all carefully curated to pair with the delicacies on the menu. With a selection of the finest Canberra region wines and local boutique ale, each package also comes with a selection of juice, soft drink and mineral water.
4. You can have your ceremony onsite
Not only can you enjoy an amazing reception with fine dining and an amazing setting, you can also get married right on site. As part of the ceremony package, you get use of the ceremony site for 1.5 hours, your very own Welcome hostess, a registry signing table and ceremony chairs provided.
Get in touch today via our website to receive a copy of our wedding compendium.