The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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Location
362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days
8am - 5pm
Our venues are open until late
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Questions and Answers

What does the location hire include?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

For wedding ceremonies, hire includes use of your chosen location for 3 hours. This includes set-up and pack-down time (please note Connections Garden is the only site that is an exclusive hire for ceremonies);

Wedding photography at your ceremony site (this must be completed within the 3 hour booking);

Signage informing the public that the area is going to be used for a wedding - please note we cannot keep the public out of your area (this doesn't apply to the Connections Garden). 

How many guests can I have?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

What furniture and decoration is permitted at the wedding ceremony location?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Up to two tables 

Seating for up to 60 people. 

Up to two 3m x 3m shade structures - such as chuppas, mandaps, gazebos, wedding covers or similar. Please note, marquees or tents with sides are not permitted and all structures must be weighted, not pegged. 

Bridal arch, flower displays or columns. 

Carpet or runner. 

Gardens regulations do not permit the attachment of decorations, balloons, signage, banners or other items to trees, buildings, heritage features or other fixed structures. 

Vehicles are not permitted off-road therefore all furniture and equipment must be carried to the ceremony location. 

Can we have a caterer?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Can we have a podium or stage?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

No, stages and podiums are not permitted. 

Can we have confetti, petals or rice?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Petals are permitted, but a cleaning fee applies;

Rice is not permitted;

Confetti (including biodegradable confetti) is not permitted. 

Is power available?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Can I have speakers or amplified sound?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Can I have a band/music?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Can I have fire?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Will there be other people in the Garden on my wedding day?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Where can the wedding party park?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Where can my guests park?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Is there coach parking?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Can my guests leave cars in the Garden overnight?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Where can my guests get a taxi?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Is there shelter if it rains?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Can you send me a map showing where my wedding ceremony location is?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

Are pets allowed in the Garden?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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

How can I pay for my booking?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

Can I cancel my booking after it has been confirmed?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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. 

How far in advance can I book a wedding ceremony site?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

We accept bookings up to 18 months in advance. 

What time do the vehicle gates open and close in the Australian Botanic Garden?

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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


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