The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne(3 Reviews) ·
Anderson Street, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia
If you’re looking for an inner-city wedding venue that doesn’t feel corporate, The Terrace is the perfect location.
Set within Melbourne’s world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens, this reception-only venue is described as a blank slate that boasts panoramic views of the immaculate gardens.
The Scene at The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
A slice of paradise within the bustling Melbourne CBD, The Terrace takes full advantage of the surrounding lush gardens for weddings and special events.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are high on the Melbourne tourism must-see list for a reason; the expansive gardens are meticulously maintained, featuring exceptional native and international fauna and flora.
The Terrace is a reception-only venue, so great attention to detail is paid to every element of the event. The interior is open and airy, with an abundance of natural light streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Combining elegance and tradition, The Terrace caters for both seated and cocktail-style receptions with its flexible and purpose-built event spaces.
The serenity of the gardens sets a wonderful tone for an afternoon or evening wedding.
The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies
The Terrace is a reception-only venue and has teamed up with catering and event management team Blakes Feast which organises ceremonies on the Taxodium Lawn. In cases of inclement weather, The Terrace can make arrangements for a ceremony space inside.
Alternatively, there are several churches nearby, and the Victoria Marriage Registry is a few minutes away in South Yarra. Say your vows in front of your loved ones before nipping away for some photographs.
With the gardens and the city your backdrop, your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice.
The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Wedding Receptions
After the formal wedding party photos are finished, it’s time for your reception. Entering through Gate A, The Terrace is 100m from the edge of the gardens.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are pedestrian-access only, which is something to keep in mind in terms of accessibility for guests and any external vendors.
The Terrace itself is designed in a modern and contemporary style — the perfect option for couples who want to make the space their own. Described as a blank canvas, the arrangement and decor are totally up for negotiation. Tables, chairs, cutlery, and crockery are included in the hire.
Floor-to-ceiling windows harness natural light to illuminate the room with soft, warm sunshine. Through the glass doors and out onto the terrace, guests can mingle, enjoy canapés and drinks, and enjoy the evening air.
The terrace overlooks the calm Ornamental Lake, which during the warmer months is home to some of the RBG’s cutest residents; ducklings, cygnets, and plenty of other baby wildlife. When day turns to night, the terrace comes to life with magical string lighting.
The executive chef provides inhouse catering, but external caterers can be brought in pending approval from The Terrace’s Wedding Specialist. The inhouse catering team can easily cater for cultural cuisines, and a menu tasting is offered at no additional cost. BYO is permitted, and bartending service is provided by the venue.
Wedding Photography Near The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are:
- The Royal Botanic Gardens has many themed gardens and lakes
- Yarra River
- National Gallery of Victoria
Wedding Venue Details
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Exclusive Venue Hire
The Terrace can be exclusively hired for all event types and include both indoor and outdoor access.
The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Catering
Inhouse catering is provided at The Terrace, with an Executive Chef overseeing the entire menu and using high-quality ingredients that champion local produce. Depending on whether you’re opting for a seated multi-course lunch or dinner, or you’re serving canapes in a cocktail-style event, the team has got you covered.
Got a special request for cuisine? The chefs are highly skilled in creating a wide variety of cultural and traditional dishes from Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean regions.
Alternatively, external caterers can be brought in. The Terraces advises that approval will need to be sought for external vendors.
Highlights of Catering at The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne:
- Complimentary menu tasting
- International cuisines catered for
- Personalised menus prepared by an Executive Chef
- Cocktail and seated menus
- Crispy skinned duck, vanilla parsnip puree, beetroot and walnut mash, pickled grapes and cherry jus (GF)
- Pistachio crusted lamb loin, feta and pepper dew polenta cake, mashed minted peas and port wine glaze (GF)
- Pan seared King salmon, avocado puree, wasabi aioli, edamame salad, puffed black rice and furikake (GF)
- Free range chicken breast, roasted pumpkin puree, chorizo crumb, broad bean salad, crispy artichokes and rosemary jus (GF)
- Slow braised beef cheeks, Jerusalem artichokes, caramelized onion jam, crispy kale, pickled mushroom and bordelaise (GF)
- Hapuku, glass fennel and onion salad, potato cake, spinach puree with beurre blanc (GF)
- Lime and coconut cheesecake, silky coconut cheesecake with lime fruit gel (GF)
- Lemon meringue tart, buttery shortbread base with creamy lemon curd and Italian meringue (GF)
- Rich chocolate cheesecake, swirls of hazelnut praline and honey, ganache and toffee (GF)
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Right from the our very first enquiry, we have had exceptional service from everybody at The Terrace. We appreciated the flexibility that was offered to help us achieve our vision. Everything seemed to run so smoothly and nothing was too much effort for the staff. The food was exceptional!
Alexandra W ·
The venue was beautiful and the food was amazing. The communication was really great. We were able to go in and set things up a few days before the wedding which we found really helpful. There were lots of different options on how we could set up the room which was great.
Stephanie J ·
A huge Thanks to Emily and team for the excellent service. Everything was absolutely beautiful, scenery, food, service, friendliness.. Emily is a true professional, helpful, friendly, organised, positive, accommodating and with a "can-do" attitude that made the night special. A huge Thanks once again. We have had lots of compliments.
Jess & Phil A ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Wedding pricing ranges between $140-185 per person with a minimum spend that’s based on the date.
The Terrace allows for a maximum of 300 people in a cocktail arrangement, 200 people for seated dinners, or 160 when accommodating for a dancefloor. If rain interrupts your outdoor ceremony with Blake’s Feast, approximately 100 people can be accommodated in the indoor backup location.
The Terrace is licensed until 11:30pm.
Surrounded by nature, with an abundance of natural light. The exclusive venue hire allows for a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
Close to the CBD, there are plenty of hotels near The Terrace. There is a 10% discount off Quest Apartments bookings for weddings at The Terrace.
- Quest Apartments, rooms starting from $160 per night (before discount)
- Mantra on Jolimont Melbourne, rooms starting from $109 per night
- Season Botanic Gardens, rooms starting from $139 per night
Street parking is your best option for The Terrace. Parking is free on weekends and after 6.30pm weekdays.
The inhouse Executive Chef creates personalised menus that incorporate Indian, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines using premium ingredients and producer. Dietary requests can be catered for.
A security guard is available for events, priced at $435.
Amelia Scatigno is our lovely Melbourne event and wedding expert. She's been in the industry since 2015 and absolutely loves the entertainment components of events, whether that's live drummers and dancers or a big fireworks show at the end of the night.
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