January 19, 2023

The Marion, Canberra: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Perched on the edge of Regatta Point, The Marion is a restaurant and premium function space with stunning views of Lake Burleigh Griffin, which creates an idyllic canvas for a spectacular wedding. The venue can seat up to 160 guests for a premium dining experience and more for cocktails and canapes.

The surrounding parklands provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. The venue is situated near several popular tourist attractions, including the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court of Australia

The History of The Marion

The Marion is named in honour of Marion Mahony, who was Walter Burley Griffin’s creative and romantic partner. Although her contribution to the design of the city of Canberra and the lake has been overlooked, the Marion pays tribute to this amazing woman.

Opened in late 2021, this iconic lakeside venue is run by one of Australia’s premier restauranteurs and function operators, Grand Pacific Group.

Canberra Weddings at the Marion

Sitting directly on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, the venue boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an awe-inspiring view of the water.

The main dining room, elevated and classic, is adorned with greenery, and a warm, neutral colour scheme, creating an enchanting setting that accommodates up to 160 seated guests.

Whether you choose a formal, classic, or romantic theme, this space is sure to impress.

If you’re looking for an idyllic spot to exchange your vows, and take photos, the outdoor space is beautifully landscaped with panoramic lake views. And you don’t need to worry about the weather because the terrace is right on hand.

The Marion, Highlights + Wedding Costs

Weddings at the Marion, Canberra, can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Packages include catering, decorations and experienced event planners to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Here are some highlights of having your wedding at the Marion:

  • Upscale and deluxe location
  • Newly built venue with modern styling
  • Panoramic views of Lake Burleigh Griffin and surrounds
  • Inside capacity of 160 guests seated or 250 standing, with a suitably sized dance floor
  • All weather terrace capacity of 40 seated or 60-80 standing
  • Impeccable service from beginning to end with an allocated event coordinator for every event
  • Outstanding menu with the best in locally sourced and seasonal produce

Learn more at The Marion

Reviews • The Marion, Canberra Wedding

We are overjoyed with our decision to hold our wedding reception at The Marion. From our initial enquiry to the days following our wedding, the service we received from the team was flawless. Nothing was too difficult, and no question was too silly. The staff is eager to go above and beyond to make your dreams a reality. We have received so much feedback from all our guests about how wonderful the staff was, how beautiful the venue was, and how exceptionally delicious the food was since our wedding day. We will be eternally grateful to The Marion for making our wedding day so memorable. — Karley

The Marion hosted our recent wedding (both ceremony and reception) and we couldn’t be happier with the way we were looked after. We found the whole experience easy, reassuring and very professional. All of that culminated in a perfect evening. The setting, food, wine and service were all absolutely first-class. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. — Dan

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