The Calyx

5.0  ( 1 review ) · Sydney, New South Wales · Show Phone
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Located in the picturesque Royal Botanic Garden, The Calyx is one of Sydney’s most magical and sought after wedding venues. Incorporating a fusion of art, beauty and flora, it provides a contemporary backdrop for your wedding. With award-winning catering, stylish spaces and our expert team to assist you along the journey, your wedding at The Calyx is sure to be an unforgettable event.


  • A dream location in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Perfect for both ceremony and reception, wet weather option indoors if required
  • A beautiful living wall featuring over 18000 flowers and plants
  • An indoor glasshouse offering natural light throughout
  • A large outdoor terrace overlooking the lawns, perfect for ceremony and arrival drinks and canapes
  • Award-winning catering provided by Laissez-faire
  • Personalised service provided by our venue team, ensuring that every detail is perfect
  • Extensive photography options within the gardens including stunning harbour and garden views
  • Conveniently located within close proximity to the Sydney CBD, accommodation options and public transport.


“The Calyx is a unique and versatile venue that is equally stunning in daylight and at night. Throughout the planning process and during the event, both Astrid (Venue Sales Manager) and Danielle (Event Coordinator)  were professional and assiduously attentive to the finer details of our event".

LARA BEESLEY, Founder & Owner

Honey Lane Event Planning & Design

“The Calyx is a truly unique space that is not only versatile but also spectacular with a huge amount of wow factor. We recently produced a beautiful wedding at the Calyx and guests were blown away by the stunning exhibition which complimented our styling perfectly. We are looking forward to producing many more celebrations at The Calyx in the future!"

WINNIE VUONG, Event Manager

Blue Event Productions

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 400 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $170 / High $ 250

Min 20 / Max 400 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

8.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $1450 Per Hour

Music must end by 12:00 AM

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All catering is to be provided by the exclusive caterer, Laissez-Faire catering.

No external food or beverages are to be brought into the Venue unless previous confirmation is provided in writing by the Trust. Additional fees may apply. 

Set up and pack down must be completed within the occupation time listed on the contract. All equipment must be removed at the end of the event.

There is minimal furniture supplied at The Calyx. The following furniture and items are available for use for your event, subject to availability.

  • Outdoor furniture including umbrellas, cafe tables, and tall cocktail tables.
  • 1 black lectern
  • Indoor wooden benches

It is the hirer’s responsibility to arrange all other furniture. Our event specialists are able to assist with details of furniture hire companies who are familiar with the venue.

AV Equipment included in your venue hire fee follows;


  • 2 x 9 panel screens in function spaces
  • 1 x 65" TV on portable stand
  • Full connectivity to multipurpose media player


  • An audio system suitable for speeches and background music.
  • 2 x wireless hand-held microphones included
  • Wall mounted speakers throughout interior of the venue

All event decorations need to be planned and installed as free-standing items.

The attachment of decorations, signage, banners, or other items to internal or external walls, trees, buildings, heritage features or other fixed structures including the white framework on the Terrace is not permitted. Only cut flowers or cut foliage are permitted in the Calyx. No soil or weeds are permitted to be brought on site. Flower petals are welcome but must be removed at conclusion of the event or wedding.

Should you require any of the following items at your event or wedding, please contact your event coordinator to seek approval.

• Balloons

Some balloons may be permitted within The Calyx. Balloons must be weighted and cannot be tied to any structure or tree.

• Candles

Open flames are not permitted however candles placed on solid flooring within glass candleholders (to prevent exposure of naked flames and leaking of wax on surfaces), may be approved on application. Flameless candles are encouraged.

• Hanging structures (i.e. chandeliers)

Rigging points located in the Exhibition Space and on the Island Terrace (grey beams) may only be used for static displays. These points are limited to 60kg dead weight. Anything heavier will need to be a free-standing structure.

All decorations, hardware and debris are to be removed post event.

One complimentary parking permit for Mrs Macquaries Road will be supplied as part of your booking by prior arrangement.

Metered guest parking is available along Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Art Gallery Road and Macquarie Street. Secure undercover parking is available at The Domain Car Park and Opera House Car Park.

There is no vehicle access to The Calyx Loading Area for event clients, patrons &/or guests.

Security is required for the duration of your event from the commencement of bump-in until the conclusion of bump-out. A minimum of two guards are required for up to 100 patrons with a further one guard required for each additional 100 patrons.

Security guards will be hired by the Events and Venue Coordinator based on your event’s requirements and at the Hirer’s expense.

The Calyx is committed to the effective management of sound to minimise the impact of events on other visitors, users, and the local community.

The most suitable music and sound levels for events at The Calyx is generally of an ambient background sound level (e.g. small groups of live musicians or a DJ).

Bagpipes, drums, and other amplified systems (such as electric guitars and keyboards) may be permitted as long as compliant with all sound limits and noise control requirements are maintained.

We have collated a list of local business operators from previous visitor bookings that we would happily provide to you who you are under no obligation to use


1 review 5.0 Write a Review

May 2019

We held our Wedding reception/dinner at the Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens mid April and couldn’t be happier. Jactina (Sales Event Manager) & Katrina (Event Coordinator) were fantastic to work with and a large reason our day was so successful. The Calyx is an amazing venue. It was spacious enough for all our guests, the outside veranda was perfect for cocktails & canapés, the exhibition area made for a unique backdrop for our dinner & dancing, and the location in the gardens couldn’t be better! The event team on the evening were awesome as well - ensuing food was served timely and that guests always had a drink. Again this is a fantastic venue with amazing ‘wow’ factor and we would highly recommend anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue to check it out.

Kem And Colin C.

Expert Advice

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Can we have a morning wedding?

The Calyx

Garden ceremonies can be hosted at many different locations throughout The Royal Botanic Gardens and at various times of the day. When looking at your reception, The Calyx is open to the public as an exhibition space from 10am - 4pm each day, but there are options for lunch receptions, This wouldn't be exclusive use of the venue, but in a private room for you and your guests. Receptions with exclusive use of the venue commence at 6pm. Let me know if I can assist you any furhter!

Do venues charge more for weddings on Public Holidays?

HI All My partner and I are considering getting married on Monday 5/10/20, which is Labour Day in the ACT and NSW. We were wondering if the venue hire would be increased, or if vendors would increase their fees? I understand that many may just charge the weekend rate, which is fine, but I'm just checking. Thanks!

The Calyx

Hi Lauren,

Thanks for your enquiry. 

We do charge extra service fees/ surcharges for public holidays. 

All the best with the planning of your special day!



Lauren K

Is there a venue that will let us dance until 2 a.m.?

The Calyx

Our conslusions times vary per venue and licensing. 

STUDIO Sydney Tower does allow for extensions till 2am to suit your dancing needs.

All the best with your planning!



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