Old Courthouse Fremantle

WA, Elopement Venue

Old Courthouse Fremantle

Fremantle, WA

Caters to elopements minimum of 2 (we can supply 2 witnesses) to 80 people.

We cater to elopements Monday to Sunday.


We do not have accommodation but our sister venue, The National Hotel, a 5 minute walk away, does offer heritage style, boutique accommodation.


Ceremonies are held inside our spectacular Civil Courtroom, which is fully air conditioned and heated.

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The Civil Courtroom, where the ceremony takes place, leads into our stunning Main Bar area with all it’s heritage features and then out into our expansive garden. The venue is in the centre of Fremantle and is surrounded by beautiful architecture and scenery.


Our Main Bar can be used in conjunction with our Civil Courtroom for evening receptions of 40 to 300 guests. Other areas are available for non exclusive functions.

About Old Courthouse Fremantle

Set in the heart of historic Fremantle, The Old Courthouse has recently reopened after extensive renovations. The two original courtrooms offer private function spaces, great for ceremonies and receptions. The newly built Pavilion opens out onto the garden and is a wonderful setting for drinks, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Our ceremony package offers a 45 minute exclusive use of the Civil Courtroom, suitable for 2 people to 80 people. This includes your celebrant, up to 30 bentwood chairs (with plenty of space for standing behind), a signing table and floral decorations.

After your ceremony you are welcome to celebrate with your guests with a glass (or two…) of bubbles in the Civil Courtroom. Alternatively you might prefer to move into our Criminal Courtroom for further drinks and canapes if requested, or head into the garden for drinks on the lawn. 

Stunning, upmarket heritage venue with licensed bar  for budget conscious wedding couples.


Built by convicts, the Fremantle Courthouse was opened in 1899 comprising two courtrooms, the Civil and the Criminal. The Civil Courtroom was used for marriage ceremonies, along with other civil matters, until its closure in 2001.

The building was fully restored and returned to its former glory in 2021 and now the Civil Courtroom has returned to its original purpose with wedding ceremonies once again taking place. The original Magistrates Bench has been painstakingly restored to feature as a beautiful backdrop to your wedding vows as you become part of its history.

The Criminal Courtroom has also been fully restored, including its dock, where you can stand in the footsteps of former defendants such as Bon Scott and Alan Bond. 

A new glass and steel pavilion has been built on the side of the courtrooms overlooking a beautiful beer garden and lawn area, bringing the venue right up to date.

Ceremony Package

Monday to Friday $1,250
Saturday and Sunday $2,000

This includes:
– 45 minute exclusive use of the Civil Courtroom
– marriage celebrant and all necessary legal paperwork
– audio system
– signing table
– simple floral arrangements
– maximum of 30 black bentwood chairs

Additional extras if required:
– photographer for 45 minutes including 30 edited digital images – $500
– celebratory drinks – full bar available
– canapes/food – canapes, platter and full menu available


We can cater for evening receptions for 40 to 300 people. These can be held in The Civil Courtroom or in the Civil Courtroom used in conjunction with our Criminal Courtroom for larger receptions. Please see our Wedding Package for further details.

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Contact Old Courthouse Fremantle

Contact Old Courthouse Fremantle

Address: 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

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