The Terrace

Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia


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Weddings at The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Nestled within the internationally renowned Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, The Terrace stands as an iconic Australian cultural landmark, offering an unforgettable setting for your wedding. Just minutes away from the vibrant Melbourne CBD, your special day will be etched into the memories of all who attend.

With exclusive hire of the venue and no sound restrictions, The Terrace provides you with the freedom to create your dream event without any limitations. This flexible “blank canvas” venue allows for personalised setups and decorations tailored to your unique vision. Moreover, amidst the picturesque gardens, you’ll find an abundance of incredible photography locations, from themed lawns to serene lakes and ponds.

With the Yarra River a mere stroll away and iconic venues like the NGV and Arts Centre within easy reach, The Terrace offers an unparalleled backdrop for capturing timeless moments on your wedding day.

The Scene at The Terrace 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 much-loved wedding ceremony and reception, 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 to both seated and cocktail-style receptions with its flexible and purpose-built event spaces. If you need a moment of privacy to freshen up during the festivities, the private bridal suite is the perfect place.

The serenity of the gardens sets a wonderful tone for an afternoon or evening wedding, with a ceremony on the spacious patio followed by an elegant reception in the bright and airy dining space.

The Terrace Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

You’re invited to celebrate your special moments at The Terrace in a relaxed atmosphere. Picture-perfect ceremonies can take place right at the venue on the serene Alfresco Terrace, offering breathtaking views of the lake, accommodating up to 120 guests.

The ceremony which lasts for an hour, seamlessly integrates into the five-hour package, continue the festivities with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, making every moment truly unforgettable.

A sample running schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30pm Couple and Bridal Party arrive onsite
  • 5:30pm Guest arrival
  • 5:45pm Ceremony commences
  • 6:15pm Ceremony concludes, hugs & kisses with your loved ones
  • 6:30pm Reception officially commences with pre-dinner drinks & canapes
  • 11:30pm Reception concludes & final goodbyes

The Terrace is happy to be a wet weather back-up option.

The Terrace 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.

Wedding Photography Near The Terrace Melbourne

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Terrace Melbourne are:

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens has many themed gardens and lakes
  • Yarra River
  • National Gallery of Victoria
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standing Up to 350 Standing
sitting Up to 200 Sitting
cabaret Up to 140 Cabaret
theatre Up to 200 Theatre
dinner Up to 170 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

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  • The Terrace Melbourne Wedding Venue

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    The Terrace can be exclusively hired for all event types and include both indoor and outdoor access.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  • The Yarra River
  • NGV Arts Centre

Hotels nearby:

  • United Places
  • The Royce
  • The Motley Hotel

Venue Testimonials

We got married here recently, and this is a great venue first and foremost but what makes it an amazing venue is the amazing is the team. From start to finish, the team were professional to deal with. We would highly recommend the venue and catering team for anyone considering having their reception at this beautiful location.

Johnny I

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

My husband and I got married Wednesday 8th of July at the Terrace. Thanks to the team, we were able to have the most beautiful and intimate wedding. We had the most amazing day and the food was INCREDIBLE!!! We couldn't have asked for a better venue or team to help us with our day. Thank you so much again for everything.

Maddison N

Frequently Asked Questions

The Terrace’s wedding packages are priced from $180 per person for a cocktail-style wedding or $195 per person for a seated reception.

The capacity for events and weddings at The Terrace is as follows:

  • 200 – Seated dinner without dance floor (round tables)
  • 170 – Seated dinner with dance floor (round tables)
  • 150 – Seated dinner without dance floor (long tables)
  • 150 – Seated dinner with dance floor (long tables)
  • 350 – Cocktail event without dance floor
  • 300 – Cocktail event with dance floor
  • 140 – Cabaret style seating
  • 200 – Theatre style seating

The Terrace is licensed until 11:00pm, with the option to extend to 11.30pm.

A wedding at The Terrace in the Royal Botanic Gardens is a unique experience. You and your guests will be surrounded by nature, with an abundance of natural light even indoors. The exclusive venue hire allows for a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

There are plenty of hotels for guests near The Terrace. Options include:

  • United Places
  • The Royce
  • The Motley Hotel

Parking is available on Anderson Street or Alexandra Avenue. Guests to enter via Gate A on the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street

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