Botanic House Weddings
If your dream wedding day is set in an enchanting garden, Botanic House in Sydney’s beautiful Royal Botanic Garden is a must-see. Nestled in amongst the foliage, this warm, modern wedding reception venue and garden oasis is perfect for couples looking for a unique blend of luxury and tranquillity. Boasting a central location, exceptional fare, a *secret garden* atmosphere and incredible views, this magical reception venue is a dreamy but elegant find.
The Scene at Botanic House Weddings in Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Botanic House is situated in the heart of Sydney’s historic and beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain. The 200-year-old Gardens, treasured by Sydneysiders and tourists alike, are a collection of pretty plants, trees, themed areas, and shrubs, spread out over roughly 30 hectares of land. Located right next to Circular Quay, this large, manicured area is often frequented by joggers, picnickers, and photographers, who marvel at the beautiful pink-peach sunrises and warm sunsets.
Flanked by towering palm trees and a quaint pond, Botanic House is well and truly nestled in amongst the greenery, offering visitors a tranquil spot to enjoy stunning views. The venue’s surroundings are wonderfully scenic and idyllic, and Botanic House takes full advantage of this, with its open-plan design and large windows letting in plenty of natural light. The bright and modern space is decorated with contemporary furniture, high ceilings and a neutral colour palette, allowing the outdoor greenery to set the scene.
Situated just ten minutes from Sydney’s CBD, and close to a number of landmarks and attractions, Botanic House is centrally located and easily accessible by wedding guests, with plenty of transport links in the area. But despite its proximity to Sydney’s centre, Botanic House has a secret garden-esque atmosphere, with its natural, serene landscape encouraging guests to unwind as soon as they enter the premises.
Wedding Ceremonies at Botanic House Sydney
There are plenty of beautiful ceremony locations to choose from in the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Botanic House offers a fab option for those concerned about wet or too-hot weather as well.
The venue offers a light-filled, modern indoor ceremony option in the lower level of their venue, Farm Cove Eatery. This contemporary space has a neutral colour palette — think creams and pale timber accents — and still offers incredible views of the surrounding manicured gardens. Farm Cove can be dressed up or down and has plenty of space for guests to comfortably sit and drink while they wait for the couple’s grand entrance.
Botanic House also offers a convenient ‘On the Lawn’ food and drink package, which means your guests will be invited to enjoy cocktails and canapés after your ceremony in the beautiful gardens should you choose to have an outdoor Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney wedding.
Wedding Receptions at Botanic House in Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
After your ceremony, guests will be invited to continue celebrating on Botanic House’s front deck, which offers stunning views of the surrounding manicured gardens and glimpses of Sydney Harbour. When you are ready, retreat to your chosen wedding reception venue — be that the stylish, upstairs Botanic House, charming Farm Cove Eatery on the lower level, or both, if you have an exclusive venue hire.
Each function space gets plenty of natural light, and boasts an open plan design, high ceilings and modern furniture — it’s a very chic venue, so whatever your layout, rest assured your Sydney Botanic House wedding reception will be sleek, stylish and ever so elegant.
Now, onto the important stuff: Food. Couples will need to choose between Botanic House’s numerous catering packages, including a sophisticated cocktail package, seated dinner, and shared feast option, which is perfect for breaking the ice. There are also a number of incredible Asian-inspired menus designed by Botanic House’s ambassador, celebrity chef and Master Chef Vietnam judge, Luke Nguyen, who has more than 20 years of experience in the kitchen.
Wedding Photography Near Botanic House Sydney
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Botanic House in Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are:
- There are some terrific options within the Royal Botanic Gardens, including Bridge View Lawn, Pioneer Garden, and the Oriental Garden, among many others.
- If you’re willing to walk or hop in a taxi for a quick ride, take some photographs in front of the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Wedding Venue Details
Domain Car Park
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Spaces At This Venue
Botanic House is located on the upper level of this modern, two-story function venue. Nestled in amongst the foliage, this venue offers visitors a tranquil but stylish space to enjoy world-class dining, Sydney Harbour views and barista-made coffee. It has high ceilings, a neutral colour palette, an open plan design, avant-garde furniture and sleek, stylish finishings.Read More
- Sydney Opera House
- Sydney CBD
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Museum of Sydney
- Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
- Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
- InterContinental Sydney
- Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Perfect venue for a garden wedding/reception! Right next to a lovely pond and despite the busy location because its upstairs it's nice and private. The manager was very helpful too!
Everything was perfect. The food was first class, the service matched it as did the organisation and scheduling of the day. The staff were fantastic in everything they did and nothing was too much trouble. It made the day everything we hoped it could be. Very well done to the staff and management.
Attended a refreshingly beautiful breakfast wedding reception at Botanic House. Food & drinks in abundance. Great wait staff & the manger was attentive to all guests. Lovely venue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wedding packages range from $180 to $240 per person.
Botanic House can accommodate roughly 250 guests cocktail style or 150 seated for dinner. With the addition of a dancefloor, 120 seated guests is comfortable.
Farm Cove Eatery (lower level) can cater for 100 guests cocktail style.
Weddings typically conclude by 11.30pm with guests to depart by midnight.
Put simply, weddings at Botanic House are synonymous with exceptional customer service, beautiful views and delicious food – what’s not to love?
There are many hotels nearby at different price points for event and wedding guests:
- Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
- InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
- Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
As the venue is situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens, there is no on-site parking. However, you may find paid parking in the area, including Secure Parking at The Wharf in Woolloomooloo and Wilson Parking at the Sydney Opera House. Additionally, there is parking at the Art Gallery of NSW, at the Domain, and along Mrs Macquaries Road.