Thank you for considering the enchanting Shambhala Gardens at the Crystal Castle for your wedding day.
Our spectacular amphitheatre faces Australia’s largest hand carved Buddha and is surrounded by monolithic crystals and lush gardens, creating a unique and sacred space for your wedding.
Should you be planning a smaller and more intimate wedding, the Crystal Castle offers many different areas to choose from, with breathtaking views across Byron’s hinterland and divinely landscaped gardens, magnificent crystals and sacred statues.
Located only 20kms from Byron Bay, this is a perfect place to celebrate your love.
Following is information regarding costs and options involved with holding your wedding ceremony at the Crystal Castle, and we hope this may assist you in making the perfect choice for your special day.
Wedding Site Hire OnlyPlease be aware that your wedding will be viewed by castle visitors.
Less than 10 people - $880.00
11 – 50 people - $1500.00
51 – 80 people - $2000.00
81 or more by request only
Site hire includes entry to the Crystal Castle for your guests, 25 chairs, registry table and cloth, and (for weddings of 31 people or more) - creation of a rose quartz aisle
Wet Weather Option – Venue Hire plus $900.00Rain need not spoil your special day. Our stunning canopy can simply be draped over the Amphitheatre creating a truly incredible wedding area. 48 hours noticed would be required
DrinksAlcohol does not fit with the vision and values we have created here at the Crystal Castle. We therefore do not permit alcohol to be consumed in our gardens or wedding sites.
DepositShould you wish to secure a date all we require is 20% of the estimated total. The balance will be payable 21 days prior to your wedding date.
ConditionsWe do not allow alcohol at all in our gardens.
For weddings over 50 – arrival to the Crystal Castle must be by bus not individual cars.
No weddings during NSW or QLD school holidays.
Please visit our website for further information and photos. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
For further information and to make your booking please contact us.
Tel: 02 6684 3111
Please scroll down for testimonials and inspirational images of beautiful ceremonies held here at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.
Commitments of love in a truly magical setting.
We had a lot of interstate people who had never been to my hometown of Mullumbimby and our wedding really showcased the area and how beautiful and sacred this place really is. I have grown up with the Crystal Castle and over the years it has really turned into a fantastic and magical destination.Our wedding was the most amazing day! and we owe a lot of that specialness to the Crystal Castle.
Having our ceremony in front of the Buddha and photos in the garden afterwards gave our wedding a difference to the norms of traditional weddings. The statues, the plants and the sun going down over the valley made for great wedding photos. The experience was quite simply "truly amazing".
Melissa and Gabor Szolomajer
We had a truly wonderful experience having our wedding ceremony at the Crystal Castle. We had been there for the first time two years earlier, and had decided then and there that when we got married, this was exactly where we wanted to have our legal ceremony.
We have both lived in India for many years, studying Indian and Hindu Spirituality, so the ambience and atmosphere at the Crystal Castle was exactly what we needed to feel at home. It was also very meaningful for us to be able to offer a prayer to Ganesh before the ceremony.
The peaceful and meditative atmosphere at the Crystal Castle was the perfect accompaniment to our ceremony and vows, which we experienced as being sacred and full of truth. To say 'I do' in front of such an awe inspiring Buddha raising his hands in blessing was truly a real blessing and start to our life together!
I found the communication and arrangements with the Crystal Castle very friendly, easy and efficient. We were very happy that they could arrange a tab at the Cafe for our wedding guests to have drinks afterwards.
We thank you so much for providing us with such an amazing place in which we could conduct such an important moment in our lives.
Prana and Hamsa Arnold
Daniel and I had our wedding ceremony at The Crystal Castle on the 14th May 2010.
We chose The Crystal Castle because is really was a beautiful sacred space to be in.
We also wanted a private and intimate ceremony, and the Buddha gardens allowed for that.
Our son is two now, and he often looks at photos or the DVD of the day and says "Buddha Buddha". Even being so young, I am sure he will remember that element, if nothing else.
The older kids loved the gardens and especially being able to escape to the park. It was a great interaction with nature for everyone.
After the ceremony the guests were able to walk through the gardens and see some of the wonderful statues.
It was such a perfect day (weather wise) we were very lucky.
I will always look back on our day with fond memories, and we both really appreciated being able to use your space on such a special day.
Katy and Daniel Andrews - Myocum, NSW.