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The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

4.9  ( 46 reviews ) · Gate A, Cnr Alexandra Ave and Anderson Street, South Yarra, Victoria · Show Phone
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The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens is the perfect setting for an elegant garden wedding. Surrounded by lush lawns and tropical plants, the floor-to-ceiling windows are a source of fresh air and natural light for flawless wedding photography. Minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, The Terrace enjoys city views from a relaxed garden setting.

Located within the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, The Terrace stands as an emblematic Australian cultural treasure, offering an unparalleled backdrop for your wedding celebration.

Enjoy the exclusivity of The Terrace with no sound restrictions, granting you the freedom to craft your dream event without constraints. This versatile "blank canvas" venue allows for bespoke setups and decorations, reflecting your unique vision.

Amidst the enchanting gardens, discover an array of stunning photography spots, from themed lawns to tranquil lakes and ponds. With the Yarra River just a leisurely stroll away and iconic venues such as the NGV and Arts Centre within easy access, The Terrace promises a breathtaking setting for capturing timeless moments on your wedding day.

What you'll love about The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne for your wedding:

  • An iconic Melbourne landmark. The Royal Botanic Gardens are internationally renowned and are an Australian cultural icon. With the Melbourne CBD just minutes away, your wedding at The Terrace will be remembered for years to come.
  • Exclusive hire of the venue. When you hire The Terrace, you don't have to share the space with other events. This flexible blank canvas venue can be set up or decorated in any way you choose.
  • Incredible photography locations. Within the gardens are hundreds of photography locations, from the themed lawns to the numerous lakes and ponds. The Yarra River is just a few minutes walk, and other iconic venues like the NGV and Arts Centre are a short drive away.

Wedding capacity at The Terrace

The Terrace caters to both banquet-style and cocktail wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, the venue's versatile spaces can be tailored to suit your preferences and accommodate your guests comfortably:

  • 200 – Seated dinner without dance floor (round tables)
  • 170 – Seated dinner with dance floor (round tables)
  • 150 – Seated dinner without dance floor (long tables)
  • 150 – Seated dinner with dance floor (long tables) 
  • 350 – Cocktail event without dance floor
  • 300 – Cocktail event with dance floor
  • 140 – Cabaret style seating
  • 200 – Theatre style seating

"We had our wedding at The Terrace on the weekend and couldn't recommend it more highly. The venue is truly stunning, and the team are all absolutely amazing and did an outstanding job of making sure everything ran smoothly. Our guests all loved the venue, and we received a lot of positive comments about the delicious food and wonderful staff." - Ashlee D.

Venue Features

Min 20 / Max 300 Reception guests

Time restrictions: 11:30 PM

In-house catering

5.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 11:30 PM


Nearby Accommodation


Square banquet tables seating 8-12 guests

Up to 200 black bentwood chairs

Trestle tables for the bridal table

Crisp white table cloths and napkins

Personalised menus and table numbers to each table

3 or 5 prong candelabras with candles

2 x Easles with 2 x A1 Frames

Up to 20 glass fish bowls and wooden logs, to display floral arrangements

Centre pole decorated with willow, fairy lights & hanging tea light

Fairy lights on the outdoor terrace roof

Clothed cake table with cake knife

Entrance gift table

Birdcage wishing well

5 cocktail round tables

Pristine silverwear and glasswear

List of preferred suppliers

Parking is available on Anderson Street or Alexandra Avenue.

Guests to enter via Gate A on the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street

Complimentary after 6.30pm, $1 per hour before 6.30pm (weekday) 

Complimentary (weekends)

11.30pm is the latest time your wedding can run until, 11.30pm is when beverage service concludes

We are located a 10 min walk from Richmond Station.

20 mins walk to Flinder St Station.

46 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

May 2021

We would highly recommend The RBG and The Terrace for a great wedding venue. Sasha and the team were extremely helpful and easy to work with to plan our big day. The reception was set up perfectly, the food was delicious and overall we had a great night!

Ciaran S.

December 2019

We had a wonderful experience with The Terrace. They were responsive and accommodated our requests as much as possible. The service was very professional and the food was wonderful on the night.

Julia G.

August 2019

Excellent! I was pregnant at the time and they revised the menu for me. Great pricing and they were able to assist us and work with our budget. They also organised a gondola entrance for us and the photos were incredible. Everyone of us guest loved the food and each table had their own waiter.

Donna R.

April 2024

What an incredible venue! It's beautiful, the food is amazing, and the team makes it all come together magically. We had an incredible wedding and were so grateful to the team for making us feel so special!

Lindsay S.

March 2024

John is an exceptional celebrant. He is a genuine and talented man who has a beautiful voice and way with words. We, and our guests, thoroughly enjoyed listening to John share our love story. From our first meeting, John's experience and professionalism put us at ease. We were unsure about a few aspects of our ceremony and John gave us options to help us decide. One of his suggestions was to include a rose giving ceremony to our mothers. This was a beautiful moment that they will cherish forever. We strongly recommend John! Zoe & Sergio

Zoe S.

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I have 193 days to go- no venue yet. Should I be freaked out?

Looking at melbourne, vic or surrounds

The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Not at all. Just make sure you can be a bit flexible with your date if you have your heart set on a venue. Once you have your venue everything will fall into place.

Looking for a a destination wedding venue, I am from country victoria!

The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Here at The Terrace we are in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens while being only minutes from Melbourne's CBD. A beautiful relaxed garden feel for your wedding, while also being practical and close to numerous accommodation choices. Please feel free to touch base for more information about our wedding packages (theterrace@delawarenorth.com).

I always see people throwing rice at weddings, but when I've checked, most venues dont allow this?

so are you allowed or not?

The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Each venue will be slightly different dpending on their rules and regulations. If you're indoors rice could be a bit of a slipping hazzard. I would suggest bubbles for the guests. It creates a fun atmosphere, makes for amazing photos and is safe!

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