Pioneer Women’s Garden Weddings are a hidden gem in the Kings Domain Gardens in Melbourne.  Just off Alexandra Parade the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden is a secluded secret garden surrounded by King Domain Gardens and part of the Royal Botanical Gardens.

This was the perfect location for Debra’s intimate Summer wedding ceremony for her ‘I Do’s”  with a small close group of family and friends held in January  With a simple setup on the left side of the garden pond that runs down the middle of the gardens .

Ceremony setup for Debra’s Wedding included:

The Pioneer Women’s Garden Ceremony included


Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Weddings offer that private garden option within the Melbourne City location.  The garden is setup like a secret garden as it is enclosed and surrounded by it’s own brick wall and garden beds. With a T shaped pond in the middle and waterfall backdrop.  Lawn areas on each side of the pond give the option of any style wedding ceremony setup.  The is only one entrance into the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden and one entrance out giving that privacy with the public looking on from a distance.

The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens were created in 1933 as part of the Century Celebrations of Melbourne in 1934.  Women’s Centenary Council was formed to ensure women’s opinions were included. It was agreed that a memorial garden of remembrance would be created in Kings Domain. A variety of fundraising ventures followed, including producing and selling a commemorative book, and receiving public subscriptions to have a particular woman’s name inscribed on a “sheet of remembrance”. These sheets were later buried underneath the sundial in the garden.