Courtyards and Forecourts

Wedding in the Gorman courtyard in Braddon.
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Gorman Arts Centre’s two internal courtyards are beautiful garden spaces, each with a magnificent Hawthorn tree at the centre. These peaceful and secluded outdoor areas can easily accommodate several hundred guests, for events, film screenings, live music and weddings.

There are also two smaller forecourts available for hire on the north side of Gorman Arts Centre, facing Batman Street.

Courtyard Venue Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • 36.2 m x 15.1 m Eastern Courtyard
    • 9 m x 15m Western Courtyard
  • Occupancy Loading: 441 people each
  • Features: lawns, heritage planting, covered walkways, Hawthorn tree centrepiece
  • Floor: lawns and paved walkways
  • Lighting: In-ground lights under the trees. Under-eave lighting beneath all covered walkways. Please discuss with our team if additional lighting is required.
  • Sound: There is no permanent sound system in the courtyard. Sound equipment may be arranged if required. Please get in touch with your requirements to see if we can organise a package to suit your needs.
  • Other: Courtyards are available for hire in conjunction with other spaces at Gorman Arts Centre (ie Gorman Main Hall or Ralph Wilson Theatre).

Please email for venue specifications of our North West and North East Forecourts.


For events that may need staffing and other additional resources, please send an inquiry to