Kirks, Moorabool and Gong Gong reservoir parks are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies but it’s important you book well in advance.
Although weddings are booked in advance, we cannot guarantee exclusive access to the parks as they are public spaces and remain open to the public.
Wedding ceremonies at Kirks Reservoir Park are only allowed during specified times and in the allocated areas. (The flat lawn and wooden rotunda cannot be booked at the same time as they are in the same area.)
There are two rotundas at Kirks Reservoir Park (a wooden rotunda near the flat lawn area and a steel rotunda near the reservoir wall).
Gong Gong has two open wooden pergolas.
A ‘take home rubbish’ policy exists in the parks so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
No confetti is to be used in the parks or gardens, including the carpark.
If the day is declared a total fire ban, our parks gates will be closed to traffic. Pedestrian access is available to the gardens at Kirks Reservoir Park.
During extreme weather events (hail/thunderstorms/high winds, for example), we reserve the right to close the parks for public safety. Please have a "back up plan" for your special day
Parking - please use the area adjacent to Daylesford Road. No parking on the grass or tree roots in the park.
Speed - please drive at the speed limit (10 km/hr) or below.
Kirks Reservoir Park
Moorabool Reservoir Park
Gong Gong Reservoir
How to book
Please be aware that bookings will only be considered for events that meet our published guidelines.
To make a wedding booking:
Step 1: Go to our events calendar to find out if the date and time are available. Events calendar please NOTE not all bookings can be seen on each day, due to extra booking sites available. We are working on a new calendar for the website. Please call 1800 061 514 and mention you have an inquiry about wedding bookings to discuss.
Step 2: Download the Application for Use, complete and return it to us via email or post to:
Communications & Engagement
Central Highlands Water
PO Box 152
Ballarat VIC 3353
Step 3: We will contact you to confirm your booking. (If you do not receive confirmation within 2 weeks, please call to follow up)
Please note that weddings will not be confirmed until we receive the completed application form