Audley Dance Hall, Royal National Park

About The Venue

Built in 1949, The Audley Dance Hall was designed to be a place for community to come together.

It is found within the Royal National Park and this is part of its appeal.

newlyweds at Audley Dance Hall kissing on hire boat
Source: Olguin Photography

Perfect to escape the busy nature of metropolitan Sydney, Audley Dance Hall is an all-in-one wedding day solution.

The team at Audley Dance Hall are well equipped and experienced to set up a ceremony location of your choosing, provide after-ceremony drinks and canapés, and a full-service wedding reception for a bangin’ party.

Source: Kristie Carrick Photography

All you need to worry about is picking the right civil marriage celebrant, reception MC, photographer and/or videographer.

Essential Information

🐵 Can we get married here?

You certainly can!

When you choose to have an Audley Dance Hall wedding, you get the full package – from ceremony, post-ceremony canapés, to the reception – all in one convenient location.

Here are some outdoor wedding ceremony spots available in Audley:

  1. Pool Flat
  2. Fig Tree Flat
  3. Reids Flat
  4. Currawong East
  5. Currawong West
  6. Allambie Flat
  7. Wattle Forest #1
  8. Wattle Forest #2
  9. Willow Tree
  10. Iron Bark Flat

For wet weather, there is always the verandah at the Dance Hall.

Please be advised that all cars will attract an entrance fee of $12 per vehicle upon entry to the National Park. You may arrange entrance fees in advance. Simply let the venue manager know that you wish to provide parking passes.

Because Audley Dance Hall is located within a National Park, certain floral restrictions must be followed.

  • Noxious weeds such as pampus grass is not permitted.
  • Rose petals and rice may not be thrown during the ceremony.

Similarly, National Park regulations apply – that is, no drones are permitted and your photographer will need National Parks & Wildlife Services approval to carry out their duties.

Gates to the onsite carpark usually close at 8pm in the evening. However, during events such as weddings, the gates will remain open.

🙈 What is the maximum seated capacity?

The Dance Hall can accommodate up to 200 seated guests.

🙉 Pricing information

  • Reception with 5-hour beverage package: from $155pp
  • Audley Dance Hall event space hire: from $3,000 (access from 7am)
  • Ceremony fee: $1,500 (includes National Parks & Wildlife Services fees)
  • Post ceremony drinks & canapés: from $28pp

For a 120 pax wedding complete with wedding ceremony setup by Audley Dance Hall team, post ceremony drinks and canapés, and a 3-course meal with dessert, you can expect an Audley Dance Hall wedding to cost around $30,000.

Receptions at Audley Dance Hall typically conclude at 10.30pm. A fee of $350 per hour is applicable for extensions (subject to approval).

🙊 Is it a DIY/BYO venue or a fully licensed venue?

Audley Dance Hall is a fully licensed full-service venue.

Hire of the venue includes all necessary crockery, cutlery, glassware and linen. Round tables (seats 8), white linen, white bentwood chairs come standard.

All food and beverage arrangements are supplied by the venue (BYO catering is not available).

Please be advised that there is a curfew of midnight.

Additional Information

Are sparkler send-offs permitted?

Sparklers, confetti poppers and smoke bombs are not permitted in the National Park.

May we decorate the reception tables with candles?

All candles must be in a contained vessel to prevent wax damage.

No-drip candles are recommended.

Is there a curfew?

All guests must vacate the venue by midnight.

Is it true that there is minimal mobile coverage at Audley Dance Hall?

Yes this is true. Mobile reception coverage (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone) is extremely patchy in this particular spot in the Royal National Park.

How often does it rain at Audley?

The least amount of rainfall happens (on average) between the months of July to December.

Since Audley Dance Hall is in a valley, it can get very hot and humid during the summer months. In January 2020, the peak temperature hit 43.7 degrees Celsius.

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