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Royal Botanic Garden & Domain

4.8  ( 49 reviews ) · Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales (View Map) · Show Phone
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Nestled amongst the gorgeous foliage of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, Botanic House offers an excellent backdrop for your wedding celebrations. There’s really a no better place to say I do in front of loved ones. With lush gardens and romantic pavilions surrounds glimpses of the glittering Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Offering spaces for both sit-down and standing receptions.

Wedding venue snapshot:

  • A backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline
  • Located 15 minutes from the CBD and 10 minutes from the airport
  • Speciality gardens, lush lawns, heritage buildings, and romantic pavilions
  • 8,000 species of plants, trees, and flowers from around the world
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Say “I do” in the oldest glasshouse, The Palm House, in New South Wales
  • 12 breathtaking locations, indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and/or reception
  • Create a unique set-up one of our premuim lawns
  • Can provide your own catering or use one of the restaurants on-site
  • BYO alcohol options available

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden is one of Australia’s most visited attractions and one of the most important historic botanical institutions globally, home to an exceptional collection of plants from Australia and overseas. Founded in 1816, the Royal Botanic Garden can be privately hired, ensuring your wedding day is that bit more extraordinary and out of this world.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, an oasis awaits: vibrant specialty gardens, rolling lawns, heritage buildings, and romantic pavilions – perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and photography. Whether you’re looking for an intimate garden wedding ceremony venue or open spaces as an elegant setting for your wedding reception, the Garden’s event team can help make your vision a reality.

Celebrate your wedding day surrounded by natural beauty right in the heart of the city at one of Sydney’s most romantic outdoor venues. A short walk from Circular Quay and Hyde Park, the enchanting walled Royal Botanic Garden is a tranquil oasis, fringed by verdant expanse The Domain, a heritage-listed 84-acre area of open space. The venue has many beautiful areas available, including expansive lawns and speciality gardens featuring an exotic mix of shady heritage trees, cacti, succulents, and incredible wildlife such as colourful birds, fruit bats, and water dragons. In addition, the Royal Botanic Garden is on the edge of one of the world’s excellent natural harbours boasting clear-cut views of the city skyline, akin to New York’s Central Park vistas. With the marvellous, uninterrupted views of Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Royal Botanic Garden is the perfect wedding venue for an unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception as well as an ideal location for memorable photographs of you, your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden and the oldest glasshouse in New South Wales, every bit of this iconic wedding venue stands out. Blooming and boosting incredible views all year round, the Royal Botanic Garden is the venue for a wedding your guests will never forget.


The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is the oldest scientific institution in Australia. We have in our care the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, which is the nation's oldest botanic garden, established in 1816 on the site of the first farm in 1788.

Melissa Driscoll

Business Owner

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

4.00 hours Event time included



Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales


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49 reviews 4.8 Write a Review

October 2020

We had our wedding on the lawn of the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was a beautiful location and had provisions for wet weather also. The ranger escorts were very useful for our vendors to delivery their items.

Natalie W.

June 2019

We absolutely loved the location we chose, we had all the the beauty and natural light of the botanical gardens for the nice pictures but still got covered from the rain in the Herb garden pavilion. It was easy to make booking and venue administration was helpful and quick with getting back to us. We had a great day

Brendon B.

November 2018

We booked the Lion Gate Lodge as a function so we could have it for the whole day which made setup extremely easy for the stylists. Lion Gate Lodge also had an awning for Plan B which we thankfully didn't need.

Jenny W.

September 2023

What an amazing space the Palm House provided for our guests. Just a stunning venue.

Amanda S.

January 2023

The Royal Botanic Garden were wonderful to work with for our wedding. We booked the Rose Garden & Pavilion area and loved the beautiful space to hold our ceremony. Iconic Sydney spring vibes (November was a winner, with all of the gorgeous roses and other flowers out!). We were delighted with how easy the booking process was and the excellent communication with Jess, the coordinator. There are some particularities with rules when booking the area, but these were of no worry to us, just something to read carefully if you are booking to make sure it is right for you! Of course you have to be mindful that other events may be happening in the Garden - there was a concert happening at the Calyx nearby and that certainly provided some dancy background tunes! But a beautiful location for a beautiful day.

Isabelle H.

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