Want to get married at MPavilion? Say yes!

'Love is love picnic' at MPavilion 2017. Pic by Bec Capp.

Last November, MPavilion became a venue for celebration and relief as the nation said yes to marriage equality. This year, we’re marking the first anniversary of that historic occasion, and we’d love you to be involved! On Saturday 17 November we’re inviting you to tie the knot at MPavilion with a morning ceremony of your own, followed that afternoon by a picnic party for the whole community.

We understand that getting married can be expensive and difficult, so we’d like to help out. We’ll provide the best venue in town—MPavilion 2018, designed by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, in the beautiful Queen Victoria Gardens with the city as your backdrop—as well as a registered celebrant, a photographer, a DJ and some sparkling to get your celebrations started.

‘Love is love picnic’ at MPavilion 2017. Photo by Bec Capp.

Each ceremony will be a standalone event—the number of ceremonies we host throughout the morning will be dependent on interest and resources, and we will consult with each couple to ensure we can accommodate your needs and wishes. The pavilion will comfortably seat approximately 200 people, so you are welcome to invite guests and continue to celebrate in the gardens after your vows.

To express interest, please email program@mpavilion.org and tell us in three hundred (300) words or less why you’d like to get married at MPavilion 2018. Perhaps MPavilion or the Queen Victoria Gardens has significant meaning to you and your partner. Maybe the date is particularly important, or just perfect timing. Perhaps it will make your special day more special than you can otherwise afford.

Please ensure you are familiar with the legal requirements and necessary paperwork to be filled out prior to marriage, which can be found here.

Expressions of interest are open now. See you in the gardens—with wedding bells on!

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.