Royal Botanic Garden & Domain

(46 reviews)
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday
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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:

  • Located 15 minutes from the CBD and 10 minutes from the airport
  • A backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline
  • 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
  • Choose from 12 breathtaking locations, including indoor and outdoor options, for your ceremony and/or your 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.



Venue Features


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

2.00 hours


(46 reviews)
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2 Oct 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.

5 Jun 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

29 Sep 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.

15 Apr 2022

Our Ceremony was held in the Palace Rose Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Stunning venue

22 Feb 2022

Great choice of venues at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Our choice of pavilion was easily arranged by email correspondence with very helpful staff at RBG.

17 Dec 2021

We booked our ceremony at The Rose Garden & Pavilion. It was absolutely stunning. The team was easy to work with, especially with the change in date due to COVID. Everything went smoothly on the day.

6 Dec 2020

The space itself is lovely, we booked the Tarpeian Lawn with a view of the bridge and opera house. But there was a lot of paperwork and extra charges that really shouldn’t be necessary, such as booking ranger escorts for each of your suppliers even though the driveway was open and only a short distance. It created a lot of extra stress and seemed like they were just trying to get more money from you.

26 Sep 2020

We had a lot of questions and changing plans with arranging our wedding during covid, however dealing with the RBG events team was soo easy! Highly recommend RBG not just for the beautiful event spaces but also our positive experience with the events team.

4 Sep 2020

We had our wedding on the Tarpeian lawn at the royal botanic gardens Sydney. Stunning venue and backdrop! Sharna Southwell was our event coordinator and we could not fault her! She was extremely helpful, very professional and she went above and beyond what we expected! Hats off to Sharna!

2 Nov 2019

There was a lot of paperwork involved in booking the place. We had the place hired until 8PM, but most of the guests left at 5PM because of the wind. It would have been good for them to know their areas and be able to change the location based on the weather.

6 Apr 2019

We wanted an outdoor wedding and had the ceremony here which was absolutely beautiful in such an iconic place.

23 Feb 2019

The Gardens themselves are of course beautiful, Blakes Feast, being the only supplier to the gardens, were also excellent. Easy to deal with and professional. We didn't do a lot with them though, just a basic tables and chair set.

4 Aug 2018

Beautiful venue - the team at Royal Botanic Gardens are very responsive and efficient, and are patient with questions! Highly recommend the Bennelong Lawn.

19 Jul 2018

The most beautiful location for our ceremony and awesome place to take photos.

20 May 2018

Lions Gate lodge was perfect - everything went smoothly and the admin team were easy going.


Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales

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