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Special Occasions

If you are looking for a special location for an upcoming event, there are a number of unique options around the City. The following venues are worth considering if you are planning a special occasion such as a wedding, conference or business events.

Sunnybrae Farm

Established in 1882, this private and beautifully maintained heritage listed venue is ideal for your special day. Located just 15 minutes from the city, Sunnybrae is set on 4.5 acres of manicured gardens providing picturesque backdrops throughout the grounds. With on-site parking and our premium catering, the unique setting is perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception, corporate functions and special events.

Stockade Park

In the midst of suburbia, spread over more than five hectares, this former quarry is now the site of a special sensory garden filled with colourful and aromatic plants. The tranquil and relaxing park setting includes many special features that offer a spectacular backdrop for wedding photos including the 12 metre high waterfall tumbling over the cliff. Take a stroll and admire the extensive gardens or just have a quiet picnic with family and friends.

Semaphore Foreshore

The Semaphore Foreshore offers traditional family attractions including steam train rides during the warmer months, historic carousel, ferris wheel, waterslide, the summer carnival and great events. Semaphore Jetty is an iconic landmark in South Australia.

Timeball Tower- the 'Sentinal of Semaphore’ is solid stone structure was built in 1875. At 1pm daily, the black ball drops, signalling ships to rate their chronometers, vital navigation instruments. Similar towers were set up in many cities around the world. The Semaphore Time Ball was built by Mr. Henry Burge, the successful tenderer, upon the concrete foundation laid by Mr. Hill. Its duties began on August 2. 1875, by the pressing of an electric button at the Observatory in the West Parklands, Adelaide, by Hon. W. Morgan.

In 1992, the Tower was restored and a mechanism installed that operates the Time Ball by electric motor. The ball still drops at 1pm daily. The Time Ball provides a popular location for wedding photos.

Some sections of Semaphore Foreshore can not be booked for weddings and are only available for public events.  These sections are indicated in the following map, in the sections marked "Bookable spaces".

Semaphore Foreshore Map(PDF, 5555.15 KB)