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Fairfield Park was once known as the Trafalgar Street cemetery, operating from 1851-1909. It includes a large sweeping lawn area, children's play area, many large trees and a small rotunda. Fairfield Park is administered by the Nelson City Council and is available for weddings. The charge for booking is $53 inc GST. This is non-refundable. Please contact the Council directly if you wish to stage an event larger than a wedding (for example over 200 guests). You may use this online service to book a park and pay by credit card. For other payment options, please visit Nelson City Council on Trafalgar Street.
This option does not include Fairfield House.
Please note that the wedding party will not have exclusive use of the area, but it does mean that we can manage any other planning activities or events in the parks.
Booking a park exclusively
No public parks can be booked exclusively. Council is not always notified about all activities or events happening in our parks. We cannot guarantee that small parties such as a birthday party or other event will not be happening at the same time as your event. While the Council would not knowingly double book any park for a wedding, we cannot guarantee exclusivity. Generally, there have been few problems with double-ups as most people are aware that they need to contact the Council if they want to use a park for a large event.
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