At a Glance
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra has preserved a piece of the nation’s history and revived the story of the dawn of our Capital while becoming a destination in itself, with its warm and inviting ambience, its elegantly redesigned rooms and Chifley’s Bar & Grill, named after long-time hotel resident, former Prime Minister Ben Chifley, featuring a new whisky bar and locally sourced seasonal menus
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra has the facilities to host an intimate event for 12, a sit down dinner for 180, or a cocktail party for up to 300 guests. Your guests will dine on fresh seasonal selected produce, premium seafood and desserts.
Hotel Kurrajong Weddings
Heritage-listed Hotel Kurrajong Canberraopened in 1926 at the birth of the nation’s capital. The Canberra, Australia, hotel first housed staff sent to establish the new Parliament, and it continued as a residence for Members of Parliament and public servants for years to come. Today, in addition to accommodation, the venue hosts beautiful wedding celebrations and other events.
Weddings at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
Wedding ceremonies are hosted in the courtyard and celebrations follow in the Kurrajong Room. The hotel’s Art Deco décor and nostalgic ambient lighting bring back memories of the Roaring Twenties. Hotel staff consider themselves custodians of the hotel’s heritage, passionately sharing stories of its early days with hotel guests and during guided tours.
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra offers several wedding packages that accommodate up to 150 seated guests or 350 standing guests. The Kurrajong Elegance package includes a bridal suite with breakfast served the next day as well as a complimentary ceremony package.
Accommodation and Destination Attractions
The hotel, which comprises 147 rooms, offers boutique-style accommodation. 26 of the rooms are in the heritage wing. Executive suites and balcony rooms complementother hotel features like radiating courtyards, deep verandahs, and covered pavilions.
Prime Minister Ben Chifley lived at the hotel throughout his parliamentary career and up until his death in 1951. He enjoyed the 700 meter walk to Parliament House each morning. Today, guests can take the same walk. Other tourist attractions include the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia, and the National Museum of Australia.