Camp Quaranup weddings and functions

Situated within a nature reserve overlooking Princess Royal Harbour, Camp Quaranup is an ideal location for your wedding or special function.

Ceremony set-up

This private venue is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies, receptions and overnight accommodation with beautiful surrounds and photographic locations.

The dining room can accommodate up to 120 people setup in a choice of layouts with on-site parking.

To ensure your privacy, wedding parties and most functions are required to exclusively hire the facility. Contact our Camp Quaranup office to make an enquiry and arrange a site visit. Camp Quaranup is managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

A newly wedded coupl on a private beach

What's included

  • choice of round (seat 8) or rectangular tables (seat 6)
  • white chairs (120)
  • basic crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • lectern
  • power board
  • double-glass door fridge for drink service
  • 2 large eskies for drink service
  • bar area setup.


  • private location
  • decorate the venue according to your weddings or function colours and themes (please refer to terms and conditions)
  • on-site catering by our qualified chef, who can provide a range of catering options from cocktail menus, informal barbecues, buffets to set event menus
  • room setup/packup and catering supplies including glasses, cutlery, crockery, table cloths, napkins etc. can be arranged through the camp
  • BYO alcohol
  • free and ample parking for your guests
  • simple and affordable accommodation for your guests 
  • our friendly and professional staff can assist with the co-ordination of the preparations, setup and decorations with your suppliers.

Ceremony and reception

Camp Quaranup can be the perfect venue a ceremony, reception or both.

With sweeping and panoramic views, the grassed space in front of the main dining hall is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies. The views from the dining room and the surrounding outside area are outstanding. This space can cater for 160 people cocktail style or can comfortably seat 100 people at tables. The main dining room area must be booked, as it's not practical for the camp to host a residential camp in this area during a wedding. The dining room hire rate is $825 per day.

Generally, a ceremony that is held adjacent the main dining room area does not attract any additional fee. However, if by request the ceremony is to occur in an alternative area of the camp, and if it requires additional setup time and/or equipment then a fee may be applied. If the wedding ceremony is on-site, we can setup white seats and a wedding arch on the lawn area immediately in front of the dining room.

Guests at the reception may stay longer subject to advance camp management approval.


All amplified music must finish no later than 12am (midnight).

Bar services

Camp staff will set up the bar area, including providing a double-glass door fridge and 2 large eskies if required. Staff will set up serving tables at the bar area, including dressing them with white linen. All rubbish bins are provided.

Bar services will cease at midnight unless organised in advance with camp management.

Alcohol is not sold or provided by Camp Quaranup as the site is not licensed. An application to consume alcohol must be submitted to the camp manager in writing using the template.

The hirer is responsible for organising all alcoholic beverages, including transporting to site. Please discuss your intended quantities with camp staff to determine if you are required to provide ice. Responsible service of alcohol staff must be booked through Camp Quaranup to operate a bar service. This is calculated on a ratio of 1 staff member to 40 guests, at a rate of $48 per hour for a Saturday event. E.g. for a reception commencing at 6pm and finishing at 12am (midnight) for 80 drinking guests, the total hire amount is 2 staff x $48/hour x 6 hours = $576.00. These staff will operate the bar, occasionally serve the bridal table and help clear tables throughout the event.

If you wish to purchase your own soft drinks, this can be agreed in advance with the camp.

Decorating and setting up

You can setup from 10am on the event day unless camp management authorise earlier access (for example if the previous group depart earlier and clean-up is completed). With advance notice, it may be possible to book event set up the day prior. A half day fee of $650 allows you to setup after 2pm on Friday, for an event on Saturday. A full day setup fee of $825 applies if setup is required from 10am the day before.

A camp staff member will be available (until 5pm) to assist with setup and the main dormitory area will remain vacant for that night (no additional client bookings accepted).

The hiring group must set up all tables and chairs in the dining room to their satisfaction and dress them with linen, glassware, cutlery etc. All table centre pieces, displays, additional tables (including cake table), wishing well, guest seating displays and guest books are the responsibility of the hirer.

You should consider that sufficient floor space is left available for a band, jukebox or similar if desired. Adequate clearance around tables and chairs must be allowed for catering staff to freely move around the room to clear plates.

The hirer is responsible for unpacking and loading all drinks into the fridge, and if ice is required for eskies this must be provided on the morning of the event. Quantities of ice can be discussed with staff.

A buffet-style set up for 80 people can take around 10 hours to complete (for example 2 people working 5 hours or 4 people working 2.5 hours). Decorations may take much longer depending upon preference.

Consider table centrepieces, flowers, chair sashes, lolly bar, guest gifts etc. If wishing to hang decorations, please arrange to have scissors, string etc. The camp can provide a ladder if required. Sticky tape and blue tac is not allowed as it makes a mess. Other considerations including seating arrangements, menu board, music/PA system, photographer, videographer, wishing well, present table, guest sign book, lolly bar, Master of Ceremonies (MC) and guest transport.

Items for hire

We have items for hire including wedding arches, white chair covers, string of party lights, two market umbrellas, wine barrels, a vintage style wooden window (good for seating arrangement signage) and vintage table.

We can hire in additional items for the event including table cloths (from $9.25 each).

Dining hall

The camp provides dining tables (choice of 15 round tables, seating 8 or 16 trestle, seating 6 people and white stackable chairs (110). We also provides a range of glassware at no charge (water tumblers, wine glasses and champagne flutes) glass carafes, crockery and cutlery.

Camp staff will install room dividers to screen off the tea/coffee preparation area in the dining room and pin white fabric to these room dividers. Camp staff will set up a tea/coffee/water station for dining guests, if pre-arranged in the agreed area.


Located 20 minutes drive from the city of Albany, the camp is a comfortable journey for Albany-based guests and a great base for regional, interstate or overseas guests.

Camp Quaranup can accommodate up to 158 people, in 5 accommodation areas.

The main dormitory area (immediately surrounding the dining room) has a capacity of 100+ beds, predominately in bunk style. The rates are $28 per night for adults and $23 per night for under 18yo (4 years and younger stay free). The minimum charge per night to book these dormitory areas is $825.

Accommodation for your guests will need to be confirmed and paid in advance and the camp does not accept individual payments. All monies must be paid directly by the booking couple. We recommend that if your guests are invited to stay overnight that it is clearly communicated in wedding invites (and they pay their own stay direct to the wedding couple in advance).

The camp does not have a designated honey-moon suite, however the Nurses’ Quarters cottage and a semi-flat in the main dormitory area is often booked as such. Both these areas have double beds and are self-contained. Both areas can be made accessible from 2pm on the wedding day if booked (unless early arrival is possible and approved by camp management).

Quaranup accommodation

Exclusive site use

When booking your event we will ask if you wish to have exclusive use of the site. This includes booking the Nurses’ Quarters and Isolation Hospital buildings which are self-contained and located 400m from the main dorm/dining room precinct. If you do not wish to have exclusive site use, then camp management reserves the right to book either or both of these buildings to other clients.

The main dormitory area will be held empty for the night of your event only. For example the main dorms and dining room may be occupied by another client on Friday and/or Sunday nights for a wedding event on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Dining hall from the outside
Dining room setup for a wedding

Recreation Shed

The Recreation Shed is a historical building from the 1890s, originally holding fumigation equipment for the Quarantine Station. With full-span hardwood timber roof trusses and a weatherboard exterior, it is a perfect space for a vintage, retro or barn-style themed event. It is available for use as a ceremony venue and being adjacent the jetty and gunpowder magazine, it is in a prized photographic location.


Grassed spaces and courtyard area

The courtyard area is a great space for canapés and pre-dinner drinks or makes a great outdoor dance floor as part of your exclusive site booking.

The extensive Camp Quaranup grounds and beaches can be utilised to set up an outdoor garden lunch, marquee or for photography.

View from the deck
Dining room from the outside showing the grassed area


Our qualified, on-site chef offers a variety of options to cater for your wedding or function including tempting canapes, delicious and wholesome buffet meals or an elegant sit-down set menu can be arranged. Tea and coffee service is also available.

Self-catering is not permitted nor is the use of external caterers. The main kitchen is not hired out under any circumstances and self-catered food cannot be brought on-site for wedding events.

Alcohol is BYO by permission as per the department's alcohol policy.


We can arrange a fully cooked breakfast in advance. A minimum number of 30 guests is normally required. Individual payment for breakfast is not accepted by the camp and payment is required in advance. Breakfast can start at your time of choice, and continues for 60 minutes (for example 8am to 9am). A cooked breakfast starts from $18.75 per adult.

Wedding cakes

You can provide your own wedding cake. Please discuss a delivery time and any storage requirements with camp staff. The presentation, cutting and serving of the cake remains the hirer's responsibility unless arranged in advance.

The camp chef can be booked to cut and serve your wedding cake for a fee, onto your choice of napkins or plates. This service must be completed prior to 9pm.
A close up image of a table decoration at a wedding

Site visit

A site visit is required to secure a booking to ensure the facility meets your needs. At this time all pricing can be discussed.

Please contact our camp manager on 61 8 9844 4087 to arrange a time and date.

View from the jetty


Due to the varying requirements for weddings and events, please contact the Camp Quaranup office directly on 61 8 9844 4087 or via email to discuss your needs and relevant pricing.

All pricing indicated is current as of 1 January 2022 and may be subject to change without notice.

Using a number of assumptions, following is an example of costs that may be associated with a wedding event at Camp Quaranup. Assumptions include a Saturday evening event, setup to commence from 10am on Friday, no accommodation required, ceremony and reception on-site, buffet menu, hiring some items from the camp, 80 guests of which 70 are adults.

  • Extra early setup/hall hire for Friday (from 10am onwards) = $825
  • Hall hire for Saturday (all day til midnight) = $825
  • Menu selected $55 per person x 70 adults, plus $15 x 10 children = $4000
  • Responsible service of alcohol staff (x2 for 6 hours) = $576
  • Chair cover and table cloth hire = $740
  • Total example cost: $6966 including GST.



Packing down

Camp staff will clean and pack away its respective glassware, cutlery etc on the night of the event, as the meal concludes. Camp staff will count and arrange return of all hired gear organised with the camp.

Any and all externally hired equipment remains the full responsibility of the hirer and must be removed immediately after the event or left at own risk.

Camp chairs, covers and tables will be packed away by camp staff before 12pm the following day.

The hiring group is required to complete pack down and removal of all decorations and other associated self-provided equipment, by 12pm (midday) the following day unless otherwise organised with camp management.


A reasonable amount of glass ware loss is accepted such as a couple of glasses over the course of a dinner event. Any excess breakages of glassware or equipment and other losses will be charged at replacement cost plus a fee.

More information

Camp Quaranup

Quaranup Road, Vancouver Peninsular, WA 6330
PO Box L30, Little Grove WA 6331
Telephone 61 8 9844 4087
Mobile 0407 029 343 (emergencies or urgent matters only)
Page reviewed 07 November 2022