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Where to watch the royal wedding in Canberra

Kristen Kipouropoulos and Kamilya Nelson

We’ve had the made-for-TV movie, and now it’s time for the real thing. 

Want to see Harry and Meghan get hitched but don’t want to stay on the couch in your PJs (…just us?). Head to one of these spots to join other royal enthusiasts to watch the ‘matrimonial event of the year’.

EVENTS CINEMAS – MANUKA

On Saturday 19 May, Event Cinemas in Manuka are giving Canberrans the opportunity to view the wedding of the year on the big screen!

Starting at 8 pm AEST, and running for 240 minutes, watch live as H.R.H. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Meghan Markle at the St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

To enhance the Royal Wedding experience, Event Cinemas are creating wedding packages to be enjoyed by you and your party to enrich this extraordinary historical occasion.

Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in the viewing event by dressing up in your best wedding attire – prizes will be available for best dressed.

Manuka Event Cinemas is located at 6 Franklin Street, Griffith | See the website for more information.

HALE + MARY KINGSTON

Alternatively, join the royal wedding party at Hale + Mary Kingston! Catch all the action on the big screens whilst enjoying a feast – with food specials on offer all day long, cold brews and plenty of space. Bring your family and friends and join in the celebration of a lifetime!

12 pm on Saturday through to 12 am on Sunday at Hale + Mary Kingston, located at 15 Tench Street, Kingston | See the website for more information.

HOYTS- WESTFIELD BELCONNEN

Hoyts at Westfield Belconnen are giving Northsiders a chance to view the newly-weds saying yes at Windsor Castle’s St. Georges Chapel. On Saturday the 19th of May, Hoyts are cordially inviting you and your friends to watch the exciting event unfold live in a cinema setting!

The Royal Wedding screening will be held from 6:45pm, so get your popcorn ready, and settle into the luxurious reclining chairs for the best seat in the house.

Tickets are $10 and make sure you RSVP at hoyts.com.au.

Hoyts Cinemas is located at Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen | See the website for more information

THE GEORGE HARCOURT INN 

Slip on your fancy suit or dress and join the royal celebrations at your favourite English Pub, The George Harcourt Inn.

Join in at 6 pm and treat yourself to light refreshments before you grab a front row seat and watch the big event unfold. After the ceremony, toast to the newly-weds whilst enjoying a slice of royal wedding cake.

$50 bar vouchers will be awarded to couples dressed in full wedding attire.

The George Harcourt Inn | 3 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls | RSVP by booking your table | See website for more information.

THE DISTRICT – CRACE

Gather with family and friends to watch the royal wedding live at The District. Relax, unwind and enjoy a glass of $6.00 champagne (or two, three and more!). Book your table on 02 6174 3147.

The District | 56 Abena Avenue in Crace | Website for more information

YOUNG AND FRISKY

Come along to Young and Frisky for an afternoon of royal celebrations, with delicious food and wedding themed karaoke. If your name is Harry or Meghan your first glass of bubbles is on the house!

Saturday from 3 pm to 6 pm at Young and Frisky, located at Gungahlin Place West | Call (02) 6171 6257 to book your table | website for more information.

FOR THOSE PLAYING AT HOME…  

If you’d prefer to watch the action from the comfort of your couch, perhaps with a glass of celebratory champagne in hand, there is no reason you should miss any of the action. Plan your viewing party around these key times, and you won’t miss a beat…

To view the wedding, you can take your pick from ABC, ABC News or online via ABC iView. Live coverage begins from 7.30 pm AEST.

7.30-8 pm: Guests will be making their way into St. Georges Chapel.

8.20 pm: The rest of the extended Royal family should begin to arrive.

8.45 pm onwards: Prince Harry, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth will arrive at the Chapel.

8.59 pm: One minute before the ceremony is due to start, Markle will pull up on the steps of the chapel and the crowd will catch their first glimpse of the bride.

9 pm: The golden hour arrives, the world stops, and Meghan Markle will begin to walk down the aisle. The ceremony will then last for an hour.

10 pm: The newlyweds will leave the chapel, and eventually board a carriage led by Windsor Grey Horses for a procession through the town, estimated to last 25 minutes.

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Kristen Kipouropoulos

Kristen is a student at ANU, studying Commerce and International Relations. Born and raised in Melbourne, she's a passionate Canberra-convert, who takes any chance to boast to her friends back home about the capital. When she's not cramming for exams you can catch her rock climbing, playing double bass, and perfecting her winged liner. More about the Author