Terrace on the Domain

(3 Reviews) ·

1, Art Gallery Road, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Lavish or intimate, a picture-perfect wedding is one of the hallmarks of Terrace on the Domain, located within Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. With the guidance and support of the venue’s dedicated team of wedding professionals, couples can look forward to a stress-free and relaxing experience when making their wedding arrangements. 


The Scene at Terrace on the Domain Sydney

Terrace on the Domain is one of Sydney’s most iconic wedding venues…and with good reason. Offering couples a tranquil and leafy escape right in the heart of the city – the newly-transformed garden venue is a space like no other. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer beautiful outdoor views, bathing the indoor areas in natural light. 


Terrace on the Domain Sydney Wedding Ceremonies

Couples can host a breathtaking indoor or outdoor ceremony at Terrace on the Domain before their evening wedding reception. Ask the events team about timing restrictions and charges. If you’re looking to conduct your ceremony elsewhere on The Garden grounds, contact the Royal Botanic Gardens Trust to discuss ceremony options. To make your day as smooth-sailing as possible, add on a 2-hour ceremony furniture package, which includes 30 white folding wedding chairs, a clothed signing table, delivery, set-up and pack down. 

Once you’ve booked your ceremony and received a permit from the Trust, you can use the same for photography on The Garden grounds. 

In case of inclement weather, the venue provides couples with a wet weather option.


Terrace on the Domain Sydney Wedding Receptions

When it comes to wedding receptions, Terrace on the Domain can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests for a standing cocktail reception or between 150 -180 guests in a seated dining event. Typically receptions start with the newlyweds and their guests enjoying drinks and canapés on the outdoor deck, before making their way indoors. The interiors are decked in long banquet tables, chairs and offer flexible layout options, especially for couples looking to dance along with a band or DJ. 

Good news for couples! Terrace on the Domain does not charge venue hire fees – which means their minimum spends are based solely on the food and beverage requirements for the day. Evening receptions are the most popular, with timings from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm. If you’re looking to host a daytime reception – the venue timings are typically from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Complimentary menu tasting is available for the wedding couple. Select from the venue’s list of preferred suppliers for photography, entertainment, florists, lighting, cake, etc., or bring in your own.

Looking for space for your bridal party to enjoy and unwind? The Green Room is available, which can also be used to store personal items.


Wedding Photography Near Terrace on the Domain Sydney

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Terrace on the Domain Sydney are:

  • Various locations at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • The Rocks
  • Pioneer Garden
  • Sydney Opera House


Up to 180 Dining
Up to 150 Dinner & Dance
Up to 350 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Outdoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Art Gallery of New South Wales
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options  In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

Terrace on the Domain Sydney Wedding Venue, Entire space

from $16,000

Terrace at the Domain

Terrace on the Domain is a modern events venue nestled in the leafy and lush surrounds of The Domain and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The venue is surrounded by an outdoor terrace and light-filled lawns that provide opportunities for photography, pre-dinner drinks and canapés. The garden venue can accommodate 150 guests seated with a dancefloor or 180 guests without room for dancing. Alternatively, for a standing cocktail event – the venue comfortably accommodates up to 350 guests.


The location of Terrace on the Domain

Nearby attractions:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • The Calyx
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Mrs. Macquaries Chair
  • The Rocks

Hotels nearby:

  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo
  • Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel
  • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Venue Testimonials

They were amazing! Our coordinator was excellent and kept checking in on us on the day and helped me out with my dress. The food was amazing and was catered to us perfectly and tasted amazing. They were always there for us and nothing went wrong because of them.

Hayley M ·

The perfect venue. Married in the botanical gardens with the Opera house and harbour bridge behind us followed by the most fabulous reception at The Pavilion just a moment's walk away. Wonderful staff who accommodated us all with warmth and fun.

Douglas B ·

Rebecca, Julian and the rest of staff went above and beyond to ensure our guests and bridal & groom had the most terrific wedding reception. The food was delicious and the service was second to none. From our initial enquiry through to the end of the wedding day, the staff were professional, very responsive and lovely to work with. Thanks for making our special day so memorable. Love Dennis & Mich

Dennis Y ·

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Terrace on the Domain start at around $150 per person. Minimum spends apply.

For more information on wedding pricing, packages and inclusions, download a Terrace on the Domain wedding brochure here.

The venue can host up to 350 guests for a standing cocktail reception. For seated events, the venue capacity is 150 guests with a dancefloor or 180 guests without a dancefloor.

The cut-off time for weddings is 11 pm, with guests departing latest by 11:30 pm. There is an option to extend based on council approval.

Following a picturesque ceremony at one of the many wedding ceremony locations available in The Royal Botanic Gardens, couples and their guests enjoy cocktail hour on the wrap-around outdoor verandah. Inside, delicious Italian-inspired modern cuisine awaits; impeccable service and a party atmosphere for speeches, cake cutting, the bridal waltz and everyone up dancing. After the farewell, guests can party on at one of the many bars, hotels and clubs in the nearby CBD.

With its proximity to the CBD, event guests have the flexibility to book accommodation at a variety of hotels. 

  • The Fullerton Hotel – $242 per night
  • Four Seasons Hotel – $204 per night

Paid parking is available around the Gardens. Look for parking around the Art Gallery of NSW, at the Domain and along Mrs Macquaries Road.

The food at Terrace on the Domain represents an intersection of modern Australian ingredients and traditional Italian flavours.

Stephanie Harrison

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Venue Specialist ·Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Harrison is our lead Sydney Venue Specialist. Steph's worked in event management since 2013 and has a wealth of knowledge about the best party spots, wedding venues and conference sites in Sydney. She's a trained wine connoisseur and loves to share her favourite dining recommendations around town.

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