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Perth’s Best Riverside Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue

Weddings at Mounts Bay Sailing Club

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Weddings at Mounts Bay Sailing Club – Perth’s Best Riverside Wedding Ceremony & Reception Destination

Situated on the Banks of the Swan River, just fifteen minutes from Perth CBD – Mounts Bay Sailing Club is a uniquely beautiful venue for a wedding, combining a stunning waterfront location with privacy and tranquility.

Why do we stand out as Perth’s best wedding venue? MBSC combines a stunning waterfront location with privacy and tranquillity, allowing you to enjoy those incredible city views from all our indoor and outdoor event spaces. Perfect all year round, the Club offers the ideal blank canvas to create your dream wedding.

Mounts Bay Sailing Club offers both indoor and outdoor venue hire options that all boast spectacular river and city views to leave your guests speechless. Our Club and Riverside Lawn are fully licensed until 12am, so whether you opt for a marquee lawn wedding or an elegant function room reception, you can rest assured the party can continue until the early hours of the morning while our professional and very capable bar team look after your needs.

To make your big day special and stress-free, we’ve also partnered with Weddings & Events Unlimited (previously Pop Up Vintage) to create two all-inclusive wedding packages. Each can be customised to your heart’s desire, and with a dedicated event coordinator to oversee the details, you’ll be free to enjoy the most magical day of your lives.

Lavender-themed wedding setup by the riverside
Beautiful white-themed dinner table setup for a wedding with white roses and lots of plants

Our Event Manager is available to answer queries and questions from Monday—Friday. Our stunning views of the Swan River and the City have to be seen to be believed, and so our events team is only too happy to organise a venue viewing, either during the week or on Saturday mornings.

Mounts Bay Sailing Club is located at Crawley on Matilda Bay, and our incredible view over the city makes us one of Perth’s best waterfront wedding locations. You won’t find a more picturesque location to tie the knot, and we’re just minutes away from Perth’s CBD.

To learn more about how MBSC can make your wedding the most joyful day of your life, view our Weddings Brochure or continue reading for more detail. Alternatively, get in touch with our event management staff to discuss your vision for the perfect wedding day.

Why is Mounts Bay Sailing Club the most spectacular wedding venue in Perth?


Waterfront Wedding Ceremonies on the Swan River, Matilda Bay

The Club’s lush green Riverside Lawn provides the perfect location for a completely serene and beautiful waterside Ceremony, offering a spectacular setting for your wedding photos.

Our Riverside Lawn is only a 3-minute drive from the popular Matilda Bay park, which is often used for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Unlike Matilda Bay, though, our lawn provides you with complete privacy so there is never any danger of the public interrupting your special moment. We are also a fully-equipped function venue so once you’ve said your ‘I do’s’ you can relax and let us take care of the celebrations along with your vendors.

So why not choose to incorporate the Swan River into your ceremony by making an entrance by boat? Or pop over to The University of Western Australia to take some wedding photos in their lush gardens – it’s only a two-minute drive from the Club!

By choosing Mounts Bay Sailing Club as your wedding ceremony and reception venue we are confident that you will have the options available to achieve the wedding you want, without compromise. We look forward to working with you each step of the way and bringing your dream wedding to life.

To see photos from some of our beautiful waterfront weddings in Perth, take a look at our functions gallery.

White and old rose themed wedding dinner held inside Mounts Bay's light and airy Col Taylor Lounge along with a live band

Your Choice of Two Function Rooms & Reception Lawn

Take your pick from our beautiful Riverside Lawn, the elegant Kilburn Hall, or our light and airy Col Taylor Lounge – three of Perth’ best wedding venues in the one stunning waterfront location. All three function spaces have beautiful views of the river and city, and our upstairs function spaces include use of the balcony overlooking the water.

Need a little more space? Why not consider hiring the entire upstairs level or the entire venue for the duration of your wedding.

Capacity: 800 guests seated, 2000 guests cocktail

Size: 45m x 45m

The Club’s expansive lawn area, on the banks of the Swan, is a fantastic location for a marquee wedding, with this outdoor setting making the most of those uninterrupted river and city views. The Riverside Lawn is fully licensed and comes with a Riverside Bar, the undercover Matilda Deck area, BBQ facilities and use of our five varnished wine barrels along with most of the Club furniture.

In the event of poor weather conditions, indoor options may be secured for an additional fee.

Capacity: 200 banquet reception, 300 cocktail reception

Size: 15.2m x 17m

Located just opposite The Col Taylor Lounge, Kilburn Hall is the perfect winter wedding function room or traditional wedding reception space with an in-built dance floor, stage and optional ceiling drapes with chandelier. The upstairs catering kitchen sits directly next door to this room, which also comes with full use of the balcony and bar lounge.

Kilburn Hall is the ideal solution for those concerned about the weather and preferring an elegant indoor wedding reception venue. The large floor-to-ceiling balcony doors add to the already grand feel of this beautiful venue, offering stunning city river views at all times.

Capacity: 80 banquet reception, 100 cocktail reception

Size: 15m x 7.7m

As the smaller of our two function rooms, The Col Taylor Lounge is perfect for an intimate wedding reception or engagement party. You and your guests can spill out onto the large balcony, enjoy sunset cocktails and make the most of the impressive Perth city skyline views. The room features white timber shutters and glass sliding doors opening out to the balcony which is included in the hire price along with the bar lounge.

Access to the catering kitchen is via Kilburn Hall and only one function room is ever hired out at a time on this level of the building – or if you’re looking for some additional space, consider our full upstairs level hire option below.

Capacity: 200 guests seated, 300 guests cocktail

If you feel like you need more space than one of our indoor function rooms can provide, you have the option to hire the entire upstairs level of the Club as an alternative. Often couples having a buffet reception use this option to avoid bottlenecks in their main reception area.

Alternatively, couples that need an extra area to change in sometimes choose this option too.
Having the second room to use can be an enormous help to ensure your big day flows smoothly and seamlessly. The additional space provides enough separation from the main reception area but is still close enough to prevent any segregation of the function

Take Advantage Of One Of Perth's Best Local Venues

We have a package available for every occasion

MBCS Full Venue Hire: The Ultimate Private Wedding Venue

At Mounts Bay Sailing Club you can hire the entire venue for your wedding, giving you the exclusive run of the property! Take your event to the next level by hiring Mounts Bay Sailing Club for a full day. With private use of our riverside function lawn, Kilburn Hall and Col Taylor Lounge, your guests may not want to leave by the end of the night.

This option works well for large weddings where multiple event spaces are needed or when you want to have exclusive use of the entire property. Some couples choose to have their pre-dinner drinks enjoying the views from the balcony, or use our function rooms as ‘chill-out’ and changing rooms for immediate family.

Others choose to spread out on the Riverside Lawn and have their reception underneath the stars while retaining the indoor function spaces in case of inclement weather. This is the option that provides you with lots of flexibility, allowing you to design your perfect wedding day without limitations.

Wedding Catering at Mounts Bay Sailing Club

As we don’t have an in-house catering service, Mounts Bay Sailing Club allows you the freedom to select your own wedding caterer for your event, utilising our on-site catering kitchens. The Club has two large catering kitchens that service the ground and upper floors and these are available for your caterers to use, included in the venue hire fee.

We regularly work with some of the best catering companies in Perth, so we’re happy to recommend these to you if you are unsure of where to start. We have plenty of events experience and understanding of the type of catering that suits each of our venue spaces, so we can offer advice and guidance to you on this if required.

In partnership with Weddings & Events Unlimited, we can also offer an all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception package including personalised catering to suit your needs.

Take Advantage Of One Of Perth's Best Local Venues

We have a package available for every occasion

Beverage Packages at Mounts Bay Sailing Club

When making your beverage choices for your function we have two formats for you to choose from. You can either choose a beverage package or create your own custom selection against your minimum spend or bar tab. We are more than happy to discuss drink options with you and will endeavour to get your preference of drinks in for your event.

We are also happy for you to bring your own wine or champagne in for a $15 corkage fee on each bottled opened at the event if you have that special drink you absolutely love!

A cocktail bar can even be set up for your event if you fancy doing something a little special for your guests. We have a wide range of experience when it comes to your mixology wishes and are happy to meet your cocktail needs!

Our staff are well trained, have their RSA certification and offer an exceptional level of customer service for each and every event. Your function will be assigned the appropriate number of staff for your total guest number as well as an Approved Bar Manager to oversee the bar operation on the night.

In addition, whilst we are happy to offer tray service for up to an hour per event, we are unable to offer table beverage service.

To find out more about our drinks packages for on-site events, see our event-specific brochures!

To book your function or make an enquiry, please contact our events manager.


Phone: (08) 9386 5839

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

Mounts Bay Sailing Club has joined forces with Weddings & Events Unlimited (previously Pop Up Vintage) to bring you an unforgettable wedding day experience, without the stress and hassle that can come with organising such an important event.

We’ve designed two full wedding packages for brides and grooms booking on our waterfront Riverside Lawn, covering both the wedding ceremony and reception in the one stunning location.

The beauty behind these packages is that everything is taken care of for you, from the venue to menu and ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day. With a dedicated events manager and co-ordinator, wedding planning is as simple as letting us know your preferences and selections.

Each package is tailored to your needs, from the flowers and decorations to food and beverage packages. Arranging your wedding is as simple as ordering from a menu – it’s our professional events staff who take care of all the details, leaving you free to truly experience your special day.

Both of our all-inclusive wedding packages are designed for 50 guests, with the option to increase that number should you wish.

Package 1.

All-inclusive Ceremony & Cocktail Reception Package on our Riverside Lawn

Riverside wedding ceremony includes:

Cocktail wedding reception inclusions:

Optional Extras:

We offer couches, extra cocktail tables, bar stools, dance floors, DJ, extra flowers etc. for hire so that you can personalise your wedding to your style and budget.

For full detail on package inclusions, see our Cocktail Wedding Reception & Ceremony Brochure.

Package 2.

All-inclusive Ceremony & Sit Down Reception Package on our Riverside Lawn

Riverside wedding ceremony includes:

Banquet dinner wedding reception inclusions:

Optional Extras:

We offer couches, extra cocktail tables, bar stools, dance floors, DJ, extra flowers etc. for hire so that you can personalise your wedding to your style and budget.

For full detail on package inclusions, see our Banquet Wedding Reception & Ceremony Brochure.

To enquire about any of our wedding ceremony and reception packages:

Tel: (08) 9386 5839

At Mounts Bay Sailing Club, we’d also be happy to answer any of your questions and organise a venue viewing for you and your bride or groom.

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