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Shelter bookings

 

A range of picnic shelters are available for booking at Parramatta Park. Our beautiful park is the perfect choice for your next get together in the great outdoors for celebrations with family and friends.

  • Shelter bookings can be made for gatherings, each picnic shelter is subject to its own capacity limit, including adults and children. 

  • Bookings can be made a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 3 months in advance. Booking times coincide with the Park opening hours;
  • Each shelter is subject to its own capacity limit, please check shelter capacities here;
  • Entertainment or food inclusions (e.g. jumping castles, food vans) can only be booked at the Gawi Shelter or Mana Shelter. Prior approval is required, and some fees apply. Read our FAQs for the booking process. 

  • The use of portable BBQs that have legs preventing them from sitting on the grass, ground or park furniture is permitted as part of your booking (except during a period of total fire ban). Hot coals, oil or frozen liquid from the BBQs must not be dumped anywhere within the Park and must be taken with you when you leave. The lighting of fires in the Parklands is prohibited. FAQs

Please see our Terms and Conditions and Park Notices for more information.

 

Inclusions

A shelter booking at the Gawi Shelter or Mana Shelter is essential if would like to bring any structures or are to engage a service provider for your function at Parramatta Park (additional fees apply).

These items are considered an inclusion and include items like: 

  • Amusements such as jumping castles, go karts, inflatable costumes, etc.
  • Children's entertainment such as soft play, ball pits, etc.
  • Children's entertainer such as a face painter, clown, fairy, magician, etc.
  • Onsite caterers like pizza vans, coffee carts, gelato carts, popcorn machines, etc.
  • Commercial hirers and external providers, e.g. picnic hire.
  • Decorations like balloon garlands, backdrops, cake stands, etc.
  • Marquees or shade structures larger than 3m x 3m.
  • Stalls (information or commercial).
  • Animals and/or mobile petting zoos, reptile displays, etc.
  • Amplified music, public announcement systems, musical performances, acoustic ensembles.
  • Generators.
  • Signs like banners, corporate displays or directional signage. (Happy Birthday banners or general shelter decorations are allowed without any special approval, refer to the Terms and Conditions of Hire for further information).
  • Read our FAQs to plan ahead for your gender reveal.

These additional items need to be approved by the Trust before you can bring them to a booking. Applications require a minimum of 10 business days' notice for processing.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and amendments must be advised in writing at least 7 days prior to your booking date. The cancellation fee is calculated based on the amount of notice given. Where 7 days or more notice is provided a $55.00 administration and processing fee will be deducted from any fees paid. If less than 7 days’ notice is provided all fees will be forfeited.

 

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  • Badu

    Badu
    Capacity: 60 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ75m
    • Toilets140m
    • Playground180m
    • Water Taps140m
    • Car Park95m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Bunmarra

    Bunmarra
    Capacity: 60 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ15m
    • Toilets120m
    • Playground45m
    • Water Taps120m
    • Car Park105m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Daramu

    Daramu
    Capacity: 60 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ25m
    • Toilets195m
    • Playground70m
    • Water Taps195m
    • Car Park95m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Duruwan

    Duruwan
    Capacity: 60 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ25m
    • Toilets220m
    • Playground425m
    • Water Taps220m
    • Car Park70m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Garraway

    Garraway
    Capacity: 60 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ95m
    • Toilets160m
    • Playground160m
    • Water Taps160m
    • Car Park85m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Gawi

    Gawi
    Capacity: 200 (with 40 seated)

    • BBQ10m
    • Toilets50m
    • Playground50m
    • Water Taps3m
    • Car Park40m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Mana

    Mana
    Capacity: 125 (with 65 seated)

    • BBQ5m
    • Toilets190m
    • Playground375m
    • Water Taps190m
    • Car Park60m
    • View Map3.5 MB
    Dairy Cottage Garden

    Dairy Cottage Garden
    Capacity: 50 (Groups of 50 only (including adults and children))

    The Dairy Cottage gardens wrap around the Dairy & Rangers Cottages. The Dairy Cottage is one of Australia’s oldest surviving colonial buildings and offers a glimpse back into Australia’s past. The gardens feature lawns, sandstone paths, an majestic Fig tree, elegant Jacaranda trees and many unique historical features as the backdrop to a timeless wedding ceremony. The garden offers parking and toilets facilities nearby.

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    Government Farm

    Government Farm
    Capacity: 50 (Groups of 50 only (including adults and children))

    This serene area of the park offers grassy riverbanks dotted with well established trees and showcases distinctive landscape features like the interpretive jetty, Dodds Farm garden and a quaint footbridge that connects the area with the rest of the park. The area makes an ideal location for a uniquely Australian wedding ceremony, celebrating the park’s rich heritage and natural beauty. The area is located off O’Connell Street with ample parking located nearby.

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    Rumsey Rose Garden

    Rumsey Rose Garden
    Capacity: 50 (Groups of 50 only (including adults and children))

    A central lawn surrounded by lush garden beds with paved paths leading you to arbours draped with fragrant heritage roses makes the Rumsey Rose Garden the ideal location for a romantic wedding ceremony. The garden hosts one of the largest collections of heritage roses in NSW with the best flowering display occurring annually in October / November & May. The garden is located near the Macquarie St. Gatehouse Tea Rooms and offers parking and toilets facilities nearby. 

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    The Bath House

    The Bath House
    Capacity: 50 (Groups of 50 only (including adults and children))

    Origianly built as a bath house in 1822 for Governor Brisbane the site was converted to a pavilion in 1886. The Bath House has intricate exposed timber work within the internal roof structure and large sandstone paving under foot. The circular structure offers guests the opportunity to encircle the happy couple and watch the ceremony through one of the many arches. The site is a one of a kind venue for an intimate wedding ceremony. The site is located near the Macquarie St. Gatehouse Tea Rooms, Old Government House and offers parking and toilets facilities nearby.

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    Wedding/Special Occasion Photography Permit

    Parramatta Park is a World Heritage listed site and one of the oldest Parks in Australia. The 85 ha park offers a unique blend of natural and rural landscapes and historical features making it an ideal backdrop for weddings and special occasions.

    Organising your photography permit in Parramatta Park and Wistaria Gardens couldn’t be easier, with an easy to use online booking system allowing you to purchase your photography permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The permit provides approval to have your photography session throughout Parramatta Park at a minimal cost of $115.00 per hour. The permit is suitable for special occasions such as portrait photography and wedding photography.

    Approved use applies to all areas within the Park open to the general public but does exclude Old Government House and its grounds (managed by the National Trust of Australia, NSW).

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    Synthetic cricket wicket - near railway line

    Synthetic cricket wicket - near railway line
    Capacity: 50 (Trust approval required for bookings with more than 50 people)

    Synthetic cricket wickets can be hired at Parramatta Park for social games. Each wicket can be booked for a daily rate of $115.00. Please note, throughout summer, both wickets are booked-out every Saturday for seasonal cricket matches.

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    Synthetic cricket wicket - near the pond

    Synthetic cricket wicket - near the pond
    Capacity: 50 (Trust approval required for bookings with more than 50 people)

    Synthetic cricket wickets can be hired at Parramatta Park for social games. Each wicket can be booked for a daily rate of $115.00. Please note, throughout summer, both wickets are booked-out every Saturday for seasonal cricket matches.

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