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The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

4.8  ( 8 reviews ) · 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan, New South Wales (View Map) · Show Phone
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Awaiting your discovery, set in Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan’s 1000 acres & all year round bloom, make your fairytale outdoor wedding come to life amid 4000 plant species. Captivate guests & blossom your love with the backdrop of glorious gardens, landscaped lawns, secret groves, rolling hills, lush woodlands & pretty lakesides. There’s really no shortage of romantic vistas.

Love blossoms here at the Australian Botanic Garden. With simply stunning locations for ceremonies, beautiful backdrops for wedding photos and boutique options for receptions, the Australian Botanic Garden is south-west Sydney's premier wedding venue.

Situated just 45 minutes from the CBD and accessible from all areas of Sydney, the Garden is the ideal location for your wedding ceremony, reception and photos.

The estate has numerous locations for ceremonies such as:

  • Connections Garden (rainforest backdrop),
  • Wattle Garden (secluded),
  • Sundial Hill (360-degree vistas),
  • Buffalo Lawn (tropical),
  • Lakeside (water setting),

But these are just a few of the ceremony sites available and we encourage our couples to explore the Garden to find the perfect location to say their vows. To keep the memories forever make sure you inspect the 1,000 acres of photographic backdrops including gorgeous gardens, open lawns, grassy fields, hidden groves and beautiful vistas awaiting your discovery.

But the Garden isn’t just a ceremony or photographic location, we also specialise in receptions from the intimate to the enormous with capacity for 50 to 500 plus. Options include:

  • Fully catered receptions at the Bowden Centre for either sit-down (max 120pax) or cocktail events (max 200pax),
  • Marquee reception with water views (200-600pax),
  • Or for the more modern bride treat your guests to a cocktail reception at the Connections Garden (50-100pax).

Grow your memories here at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan starting with the most important day of your life.


Although the Australian Botanic Garden is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, there is a team of dedicated staff working in venue services who are there just to make your day the most memorable day of your life. Isobel is the Events and Venues Officer and has years of experience working in venue, wedding, floristry, and event coordination and is keen to assist couples who choose the Garden for their wedding to have the day they have always dreamed of.

Mrs Isobel Blair

Events and Venues Officer

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 50 / Max 600 Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 600 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

Music must end by 11:00 PM

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Bowden Catered Reception

Let us make your wedding easy and seamless with catering packages at the Bowden Centre.

Set in the heart of the Garden, the Bowden Centre offers privacy, a stunning setting and everything you’ll need for your special day.

Packages include:

  • tables (trestle max, capacity 120)
  • chairs (basic white Gladiator chairs)
  • linens
  • crockery
  • cutlery
  • glassware
  • food (beverages are not included but packages, cash bar or BYO are available).

Please note: we do not provide cocktail furniture as part of the cocktail package, only the standard trestle tables and chairs are available. However, we can assist you with the hiring of cocktail furniture. Please speak with the Functions and Events Coordinator if you are interested in this.

The friendly staff who provide your delicious food for your event, will set the room, service your event and then pack down after leaving you to leave your event with nothing but great memories.

To view our delicious food options, head to our website.

Please be sure to read our Catering Packages Terms and Conditions before booking.

Pricing is based on a minimum of 50 adults per function on all menus. Please note a 10% surcharge is applicable to the per head cost for events held on Sunday's or public holidays.


362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan, New South Wales

Mount Annan, Camden, Campbelltown, Penrith / Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands
Mount Annan, Camden, Campbelltown, Penrith / Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands

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For wedding ceremonies, the hire includes:

  • use of your chosen location for 2 hours (please note your set-up and pack-down must be done within this time, or you can hire additional hours);
  • wedding photography at your ceremony site (this must be completed within the 2-hour booking) and the ability to move to other locations after your 2-hour hire period has finished;
  • signage informing the public that the area is going to be used for a wedding - please note we cannot keep the garden visitors out of your area, however, hire of the Connections Garden is exclusive.

Each site has a maximum capacity that is detailed in the wedding information for each location. We recommend that you inspect the sites to ensure you are comfortable that your preferred area is well suited for the size of your group. 

Please speak with staff as to what you can bring to your site as each site is different.

This depends on the location. Please speak with our functions and events coordinator for information. No food or drink can be sold. 

No, stages and podiums are not permitted. 

Some sites can have petals, but a cleaning fee will be charged;

Rice is not permitted;

Confetti (including biodegradable confetti) is not permitted. 

Power is available for certain sites. Please speak with staff for details. 

You may use a low-volume, battery powered portable speaker or amplifier for the wedding celebrant. Please position speakers towards your area to minimise impact on other Garden users. 

You may have a live acoustic ensemble of up to four people. Please note that bagpipes, drums and pianos or other amplification systems (e.g. electric guitars or keyboards) are not permitted. You may have low-volume pre-recorded music. 

Fire and/or flames are not permitted this includes in any way for cooking (ie. woodfired pizza ovens). 

Yes. the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan is a public garden and other activities may be occurring at the same time. The public will be notified by signage of your ceremony, but we can only guarantee exclusive hire at the Connections Garden. 

Each wedding ceremony site has a designated car parking area which varies from location to location. 

Free car parking is available throughout the Garden and is available to all garden visitors on a first come first service basis.

A coach parking bay is available on Yandelora Drive (ask our staff for specific locations). 

No, the Australian Botanic Garden closes to all vehicles each night. If a car has broken down, or cannot otherwise be moved due to mechanical fault, your guests should please notify a Gardens Ranger on 0409 122 953 in order to avoid a fine. 

You will need to order a taxi using your own mobile phones. If you are stuck, please go to our visitor centre which operates from 9am to 4pm each day. 

There is no permanent shelter for wedding ceremonies in the Australian Botanic Garden, however there is a wet weather back up option that you might like to book just in case. If you do not book these facilities well in advance of your wedding day, we cannot guarantee their availability. 

Upon confirmation of your booking, we will email you a map showing the location of your wedding ceremony site. 

No, due to the wildlife that call the Garden home, pets are not allowed. 

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan accepts payment for wedding ceremony bookings via: 

Cash at the visitor centre

Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa) over the phone or at the visitor centre

Bank cheque or money order at the visitor centre or by post

Please note that a booking is only confirmed once we have received payment and you have received a confirmation email. We reserve the right to make the site available to another party if we do not receive payment following written request for immediate payment. 

If you wish to cancel your booking, it must be made in writing to: mtannan.events@bgcp.nsw.gov.au 

In the event of cancellation, the following fees will be retained by the Trust: 

  • Cancellations received more than one month prior to your booking will be given a 50% refund of the total fee received. 
  • Cancellations received less than one month prior to your booking will not be given a refund. 

Cancellation due to inclement weather: 

  • A 50% refund of the venue hire fee will be given if you have notified the Visitor Centre on 02 4634 7935 before 9:00 am on the day of your booking, a message must be left on the voicemail. To process your refund we require a written cancellation (as above) which must be received by the Visitor Centre no more than 14 days after your booking date. 
  • You should be aware that the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan is a community venue and that other non-related activities may be occurring throughout the Garden at the time of your booking. This may include concerts and large community events that are booked throughout the year.

We will endeavour to limit bookings on the day of a major event. If a confirmed event booking exists, we will make the potential impacts known to you at the time of booking. For bookings made well in advance, notification may not be possible at the time of booking. 

The Garden reserves the right to cancel bookings up to six months in advance of the booking date or relocate a booking up to three months in advance of a booking and will refund any payments in full upon cancellation.

No further compensation will be payable. 

We accept bookings up to 18 months in advance. 

Gate opening times vary seasonally. For current opening times visit: www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au

8 reviews 4.8 Write a Review

October 2017

Exceptional and unusual venue, very architectural modern building in beautiful native gardens. Although we had to be very organised and bring absolutely everything it was a special and unorthodox setting that worked perfectly. We had full creative licence to do whatever we wanted and it worked perfectly. I absolutely love our photos in this setting.

Lucy S.

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Hi Lucy, yes the Australian PlantBank is a wonderful and unique venue for ceremonies and we are so glad to hear yours went well. Thanks for your review.

November 2016

This place was amazing, they were very accommodating and all guest commented on our beautiful it all looked.

Corrine M.

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Hi Corrine, thanks for your review and we are so glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the venue.

December 2015

We wanted an authentic, natural Australian backdrop for our wedding and the Mount Annan Gardens delivered. Bianca was very friendly and easy to work with. The connections garden was the perfect setting for our small family wedding. Highly recommended.

Amanda U.

November 2021

We booked the Connections Garden and the venue was beautiful. Access was fenced off to the public during our ceremony. The only thing that stopped us giving them 5 starts was the difficultly in communication with the events manager from the Gardens, especially in the weeks leading up to our ceremony.

Samiya T.

September 2020

The events people are all so kind and very helpful with the whole process and having the option of a wet weather backup and having everything set up for you is just amazing

Erin T.

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will wedding venues negotiate price for ceremony only?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Here at the Australian Botanic Garden we have 9 ceremony locations to choose from that are available 7 days a week (pending existing bookings) and can be held regardless of whether the couple are hosting their reception at the garden.

How many guests qualify as a small wedding?

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The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Our venue packages have a minimum number of 50 guests. However we do not have a minimum number for our venue hire option only. This allows the flexibility to self-cater or hire external suppliers to service your event. Please feel free to contact one of our helpful Visitor Experience team members for further details.

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