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Our open spaces for hire: foreshores, parks and gardens

Find out about booking one of our open spaces for an event, including some of our most popular locations for weddings and other types of celebrations.

Booking information

Popular locations:

Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes

Esplanade, Brighton

Married couple kissing in front of multi-coloured beach bathing boxes.

Features and facilities 

Sandy beaches, Melbourne city skyline as a backdrop, vibrant photographic opportunities, car park and conveniences.

Suitable for 

Intimate wedding ceremonies.

Book the foreshore

Kamesburgh Gardens

North Rd, Brighton

Recently married couple walking holding hands in front of grand mansion.

Features and facilities 

Significant garden open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The mansion is privately leased by a school so no entry is permitted.

Suitable for 

Intimate and medium wedding ceremonies, small to medium family and community events.

Book Kamesburgh Gardens

Billilla Gardens

Halifax St, Brighton

Grand historic mansion photographed through bushes of large grassed gardens.

Features and facilities 

Listed on the National Trust Register, large fountain, rose garden display, manicured gardens with both native and exotic flora, Art Nouveau building as a backdrop and conveniences.

Suitable for 

Intimate and medium-sized garden wedding ceremonies.

Book Billilla Gardens

Sandringham Band Rotunda and Gardens

Foreshore - between Sims St and Abbott St, Sandringham

Recently married couple embracing in front of rotunda and palm tree.

Features and facilities 

Bay views, shelter for approximately 65 to 70 guests, playground, barbecues, close to Sandringham train station and village, car park and conveniences.

Suitable for

Intimate and medium-sized wedding ceremonies.

Book Sandringham Rotunda

Brighton Town Hall Gardens

Wilson St, Brighton

Grand building with vast gardens, stairs and statute in the middle of a pond.

Features and facilities 

Listed on the national Trust Register, Renaissance Revival architecture, formal rose garden, pergola, close to Brighton shops and car park.

Suitable for 

Intimate and medium-sized wedding ceremonies.

Book Brighton Town Hall Gardens

Brighton Beach Gardens - Green Point

Foreshore - between South Rd and Gould St, Brighton

Pathway leading through grass and to a foreshore bench overlooking Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne CBD skyline.

Features and facilities 

City skyline and bathing boxes nearby, small pavilion, close to Brighton Beach train station, car park and conveniences.

Suitable for 

Intimate and medium-sized wedding ceremonies.

Book Green Point

Other locations available to book:

  • Thomas Street Reserve
  • Cheltenham Park Reserve
  • Dendy Park 
  • Landcox Park
  • Basterfield Park
  • Elsternwick Park
  • Illaroo Reserve
  • Wishart Reserve
  • Ricketts Point

If you would like to book any of our parks, gardens, reserve or beaches for a casual event, you may need a permit. We'll let you know once you've submitted an Open Space booking application and help you through the required steps.

Open Space bookings are subject to availability and require 10 working days to process.  

Bayside City Council does not take reservations for picnic shelters, rotundas (with the exception of the Sandringham Band Rotunda), playgrounds or BBQs.

You can check availability in advance of submitting an application by calling the Recreation and Events Liaison Officer on (03) 9599 4687. 

Key information you need to know before you make an open space booking are listed below.