Botanic House

(41 reviews)
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
Monday to Friday 12noon - 3pm
Weekends 9.30am - 3pm
Available for private bookings 7 days/evenings
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Hidden in the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Sydney, the Botanic House has an unmissable secret garden atmosphere. Featuring two floors of horticultural themed event spaces, it’s a versatile, minimalist environment to host an effortlessly chic wedding day in Sydney CBD. The sleek, contemporary ambience leaves you with a stream of creative opportunities.

Nestled in Sydney’s most famous public gardens, The Botanic House is a gorgeous outdoor destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Overlooking a tranquil pond with towering palms and whimsical foliage, The Botanic House is an attractive extension of its environment. The split-level venue allows you to host all sections of your day in one place.


The Farm Cove is the ground-level event space, which makes a picturesque ceremony venue or a gathering area for welcome drinks. Guests can also spill out onto the alfresco decking, which gives the venue an airy, relaxed feel. Upstairs, The Botanic House restaurant has a built-in bar and a modern Scandinavian appeal, where you can dine and dance on into the night.


For the ultimate dining experience, Trippas White Group culinary partners are well versed in delivering high-quality wedding meals in a variety of cuisines. They can prepare sharing feasts, innovative bowl food or even a selection of live cooking stations. The team will work with you to bring your gastronomic visions to life and in doing so, they’ll exceed all expectations.


Top three things you’ll love about your Botanic House wedding:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens are a cherished tourist attraction; they make a beautiful seasonal backdrop to any outdoor wedding. Wedding photographers also love to capture the happy couple in this unique Sydney setting.  
  • Contemporary style. For couples who would like a modern aesthetic on their wedding day, Botanic House is a minimalist lover’s dream. There are sleek Scandinavian style tables and chairs included, or you can bring in your own decor to make it unique.
  • Delicious catering. The Trippas White Group are the exclusive culinary partners at Botanic House. They have the expertise and experience to make a wedding menu offering to remember. All dietaries and specific requests can be accommodated.


The versatile ceremony and reception options at Botanic House:

  • Botanic House. This airy two-storey building is perfect for a relaxed garden wedding in Sydney. Positioned next to a garden pond with a spacious outdoor decking area, you and your guests can enjoy the beauty of the gardens on the terrace and through the floor to ceiling windows. The Farm Cove eatery on the ground floor and the restaurant upstairs are flooded with natural light and feature gorgeous bespoke fittings. 


What Botanic House wedding space is like: 

  • An all in one wedding destination with expansive garden views
  • Outdoor terrace for alfresco drinks and canape receptions
  • Exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day
  • The maximum capacity is 150 seated and 300 standing
  • Experienced Botanic House Wedding Coordinator
  • Open-plan layout with a variety of table plan options 
  • Direct access to the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • All weddings must conclude at 11.30 pm


Here’s what else you need to know about Botanic House weddings:

  • Option to hire the trackless train for guest pick up and drop off
  • Beautiful outdoor photo opportunities in and around the venue
  • Trippas White Group can provide you with bespoke menus 
  • State of the art AV equipment is installed for you to use
  • Close proximity to Sydney CBD, parking and public transport
  • Plenty of nearby 5-star hotel accommodation nearby


What Botanic House couples say: 

‘What a great venue for a wedding reception! We had the ceremony in the morning at the Herb Garden (5 mins walk from the Botanic Gardens Restaurant), and then held a lunch reception at the restaurant afterwards. It was a small, cosy and intimate wedding. The service and food were flawless. The venue is bright and open with a nice view of the gardens. They also gave us 1-night accommodation as part of the package at Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel which was fantastic.’ Rina


How much does a wedding at Botanic House cost? 

The total price of a Botanic House wedding is based on a minimum spend. Minimum spends apply depending on the day of the week and time of the year, and The Botanic House wedding packages per person start from around $125 per person. 


What are some of the nearby attractions to Botanic House?

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney CBD
  • Circular Quay


Is Botanic House a nice place for a wedding? 

Definitely. If you’re looking for a relaxed nature-themed wedding venue in Sydney with direct outdoor access, the Botanic House will tick all of the right boxes. This split-level venue is filled with natural light and it has a cool contemporary aesthetic that you and your guests will love.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 250


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 200

Time restrictions

12:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.50 hours

Additional hours

$15 Per Head

Music must end by

12:00 PM

Questions and Answers

Do you supply styling and theming?

Botanic House

The Botanic Gardens Restaurant offers ample amounts of furniture to be used in the venue including tables, chairs, high tables, stools and lounges.

In addition, our external expert suppliers work  closely with our venue and can assist you with your styling and theming ideas. Speak to our events team about your requirements and we will send you our recommended supplier details so that you may connect them directly.

Which Botanic Gardens gate should my guests enter to access your venue?

Botanic House

Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs. Macquarie’s Road is the main gate we recommend for guests to enter and exit from, however there are number of other gates that may be suitable for your guests. Speak to our events team who will recommend the best gate for your event.

In addition, the Choo Choo Express is a small, red, trackless train within the Gardens that can be hired privately to escort your guests from the gate to our venue. There are two trains that can be hired, each train accommodates 30 guests. Ask our events team for more information.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Botanic House

Yes we do! We understand the wide range of dietary requirements that guests may have. Dietary requirements must be confirmed 14 days in advance of your event.

Aside from choosing from the food and beverage packages offered, can I create a bespoke menu?

Botanic House

Yes you may! We understand events may have specific culinary requirements, or be focused on a particular theme or style. Speak with our events team for more information as this option may incur additional costs.

What is the latest time I can book my event to run to?

Botanic House

Our event closure time is midnight, however we stop serving alcohol from 11.30pm.


(41 reviews)
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21 Oct 2018

They were very lovely. We communicated mostly through email and they were so quick to reply to us and were so kind. They were so easy going, and gave us a lot of flexibility with where we could go and for how long.

29 Oct 2017

Loved having our wedding at Botanic Gardens Restaurant. Food was great! Staff and service was really good and professional.

Botanic House  

And we loved hosting your special day! Thank you for sharing your feedback and would love to see your photos soon! Love from the team at Botanic Gardens Restaurant xo

23 Jan 2016

What a great venue for a wedding reception! We had the ceremony in the morning at the Herb Garden (5 mins walk from the Botanic Gardens Restaurant), and then held a lunch reception at the restaurant afterwards. It was a small wedding (50 people), cozy and intimate. The service and the food was flawless. Jacinta, our event organiser, answered all our enquiries promptly. Everything went perfectly. The venue is bright and open with a nice view of the gardens. They also gave us 1 night accommodation as part of the package at Pier One hotel which was fantastic. It is a bit expensive compared to other venues, but it is all worth it!

22 May 2021

Great food and very accomodating to our needs. Menu tasting night was so useful in helping us refine our wedding reception menu. There was a wonderful vibe throughout the night that suited our wedding perfectly.

2 Oct 2020

The Botanic House was a gorgeous location for our wedding reception. The staff were friendly and accomodating even with the current covid restrictions. The food was AMAZING and all the guests could not stop raving about it. Our event co-ordinator, Katrina, was fantastic and so patient with the millions of questions I had. I cannot recommend this venue more.

5 Jan 2019

A perfect venue, we only had the actual ceremony here but it’s so beautiful. We had a ranger ( Alex we think... who was wonderful, she made our day 🥰) drive us and our 4 children (adult ones) round in her buggy for the photos Would definitely recommend botanical gardens as a wedding venue..

26 May 2018

Gorgeous venue, delicious food. Our night was amazing!

Botanic House  

Thanks so much lovely Melody! We loved hosting your special day xo

5 May 2018

A wonderful magical venue , thanks for a great night.

6 Apr 2018

Fantastic venue, the banquet was to die for and the team on the night were fantastic. Our wedding planner probably caused us the most stress leading up to the date due to miscommunications. Overall would def recommend this venue for the food alone. The location was amazing, definitely invest in the lighting supplier for the full ceiling fairy lights to add to the venue set up as the gardens are pitch black once the sun goes down!

Botanic House  

Hi Zofia, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We loved hosting your special day at Botanic Gardens Restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back to our venue soon! Jacinta & Lorraine xo

14 Mar 2018

Fantastic! We had short time frame to do our wedding and we planned everything long distance. They knew exactly what we wanted and they really worked with us. Our guests loved the venue and they loved the food and they are still raving about the food.

9 Mar 2018

Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and flexibility on wine lists made an incredibly special day. A few inevitable hiccups, but the team were keen to resolve. Great atmosphere in beautiful surrounds!

Botanic House  

Hi Anita, thank you for leaving your feedback - we loved working with you and wish nothing but love and light for your future together as husband and wife! Jacinta and Lorraine xx

7 Apr 2017

There were some slight communication issues early on in the process but it was all sorted out on the day and it was exactly what we were after. The waiters were friendly and helpful and the food was gobbled down by the guests.

14 Jan 2017

beautiful venue: you'll need to book well in advance though the waitlist is huge

13 Jan 2017

Everyone commented on how amazing the venue looked. I was so happy with the food and service. It was all perfection. Thank you!

27 Oct 2016

Best location, beautiful place, tasty food, amazing drinks!

Botanic House  

Thanks Julia! xx


Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, New South Wales

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