Queen’s Park is a little hidden western suburbs gem!
Flanked, as it is, by Mt Alexander Road, The Strand, Pascoe Vale Road and Kellaway Avenue, in
Moonee Ponds, it is a small, but surprisingly spacious, park that is popular and full of life, with a café,
playground, and gardens aplenty.
The park has a long history dating back to the Doutta Galla aboriginal tribes. It was also a stop off for
Burke and Wills.
Queen’s Park is best known for its mature trees, ornamental lake, significant flora and fauna and
curvilinear layout (a challenge for people like me with no sense of direction!).
But more importantly, it is a popular outdoor ceremony location due to the number of glorious
photographic opportunities it offers.
The entrance is dominated by a 7-metre tower commemorating local men who died in the First
World War – this structure makes the park somewhat unmissable!!
The most popular spot’s in the park for wedding ceremonies are the gazebo on the lake, the Rose
Garden and the Sunken Garden. Whilst the gazebo is enchanting and lovely, the lawn area is also
very beautiful, and has the added attraction of being able to accommodate a larger number of
You will require a permit from the council to hold your wedding in this park and there is a fee
involved – details on their website – https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/permits/private-event-permits/
This is a wedding I did there for a young couple who live a stone’s throw from there, and it has been
their local park for several years, so it was literally like having their wedding in their own HUGE and
glorious back yard!!