Before you say ‘I do’ there is a whole bunch of things to tick off your ‘to-do’ list in planning your dream wedding – and there’s one place in Canberra that will transform your special day into an iconic one.

Old Parliament House will host their Wedding Open Day on Sunday 15th April, inviting couples to find their desired destination to tie the knot.

A heritage listed site with stunning internal courtyards located in the heart of Canberra, Old Parliament House is the ideal backdrop for any wedding. With a venue of this calibre the rest of the planning can be simplified and understated.

Locking in a venue is the first step towards the aisle. At the Wedding Open Day, you can book your ceremony and reception to get the ball rolling. Rebecca Mountain, Event Sales Manager at Old Parliament House says the unrivalled views are hard to look past.

“Iconic Old Parliament House has long been the Canberra venue for spectacular celebrations, from royal banquets to fairy tale weddings. This renowned heritage venue makes for a perfect ceremony as well as reception, no matter how big or small. Old Parliament House is a heritage listed building with stunning views of New Parliament House, an elegant back drop to any event,” Rebecca said.

Reserve your free tickets to the event and start exploring the endless opportunities with your loved ones. The Wedding Open Day at Old Parliament House will showcase table settings, canapes in circulation throughout the day and wine tastings in the historic Members’ Bar. There will also be a wedding stylist, invitation designer, a DJ, and photo booths to add to the fun!

Old Parliament House have a database of trusted suppliers to share with attendees and offer expert advice. Additionally, you can book a free appointment with an experienced event coordinator.

Aside from your gorgeous gown, the location of the wedding is what will be the most memorable to guests. Once the day is over the wedding photography will last a lifetime and at Old Parliament House there is an abundance of backdrops to choose from.

“You are spoilt for choice for amazing photo locations in and around Old Parliament House,” Rebecca said.

“The iconic front steps of the building, King’s Hall, Senate and House of Representatives chambers, rose gardens, Members’ Dining Rooms, Members’ Bar, and Queen Victoria Bridges with views of New Parliament House are some of the favourites.”

Brides-to-be, don’t let the guest count stop you from having your fairytale wedding. The Wedding Open day shares the prospect of multiple locations within Old Parliament House to host your wedding, find the perfect one to reflect you as a couple.

“We know that no wedding is the same, and love to work closely with each couple to capture their vision. We offer personalised, flexible packages and can cater for weddings with up to 400 guests as well as small intimate ceremonies and receptions of 20 nearest and dearest if you prefer a more intimate affair,” says Rebecca.

A number of special deals will be available to couples who book their wedding on the day. And, a free wedding ceremony package is up for grabs for a lucky pair.

Reserve your free tickets here