How to host the perfect Fremantle wedding in 2018


You’ve got the ring! Your special someone popped the BIG question (or maybe you did) and now you have some planning to do. Congratulations on your engagement. Now what?

Whether you’re having a small wedding or a big celebration, let us help you host the perfect Fremantle wedding in 2018. Here are our top tips to planning a day to remember for you and our guests in beautiful Freo:

Choose a venue that suits your style

There’s only one venue in Fremantle that can cater for such a variety of wedding styles, from small to large, rustic to glam, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges has a wedding venue to suit your plans. The Ball & Chain pub is the perfect, small function space to suit a quirky and casual wedding hosted in the Bourbon Lounge. If you’re looking for a summer setting, the Resort Poolside area is a popular ceremony location but you can also kick on and host your summer sundowner wedding reception. The Calista Private Dining Room is sophisticated and timeless, seating up to 28 for an intimate wedding dinner.

Are you planning a big wedding? On the grander scale, we have three additional, large function rooms at the Hotel. Choose from the heritage listed Island Suite with sweeping balcony, the Indian Ocean Suite overlooking one of our tropical swimming pools or the pillarless Southern Cross Gala Ballroom. Whatever your needs, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges is your perfect wedding venue; and we can help you with more than just a reception venue.

Delight their tastebuds

Wine Dinner Dessert

One way to wow your guests is with a delicious menu. Anything goes with weddings these days so choose what you want: cocktail service, tapas, plated or buffet; it all depends on the atmosphere you want to create. Is it a casual afternoon, mingling with your closest family and friends? Or an indulgent, generous buffet with all your favourite dishes? Or is it a sophisticated, culinary experience? Our Executive Chef and Wedding Coordinator will work with you to create a meal to remember while working within your budget.

Donuts Wall

If you really want something different some of the latest wedding food trends include doughnut walls, make-your-own hot dog bars, live oyster shucking, food trucks and basically whatever your imagination can dream up. It’s your day… what do you want to showcase?

Raise a glass

Cocktail Shots Fremantle
A traditional Champagne toast at a wedding is great, but what if you want to buck the trend? Forgo the bubbles for a signature welcome cocktail designed just for you or a smooth whiskey from our extensive spirit library. The possibilities are endless, think about what your favourite drink is and don’t be dictated by tradition (unless that’s what you want of course).

Keep them entertained

Wedding Entertainment Fremantle
While this day is yours and you should be the centre of attention as the bridal couple, it can be a good idea to spare a thought for your guests and what they will do during your reception. Our wedding coordinator can help you create moments throughout the night for you and your guests to enjoy. One of the simplest ways to do this is with a photo booth; they provide hours of entertainment plus guests get to take home a keepsake of their good times.

Another idea is a games area. If you’re a fun-loving couple, consider some lawn games for outdoor wedding venues like giant Jenga, giant Connect4 or bowls. Indoor venues could become playful with a few nostalgic arcade games from your childhood.

Accommodate the whole family

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle Superior Room Special
Have you got guests coming from out of town? The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle’s wedding venues are complemented by 300 guest rooms and suites to accommodate your family and friends. Your guests will be welcomed warmly and have full use of our great leisure facilities including two outdoor swimming pools, three outdoor spas, sauna, gyms and five restaurants and bars for easy entertaining. Ask your wedding coordinator today about our special wedding guest accommodation rates and customised booking web page.

So, if you’re getting married in 2018 fill out the form below to book your appointment with our Wedding Coordinator, Teena Liddle, and we can start planning your perfect Fremantle wedding at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.