The Terrace

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Anderson Street, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia

Weddings at The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

If you’re looking for an inner-city wedding venue that feels open and bright, The Terrace is the perfect location. Set within Melbourne’s world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens, this elegant reception-only venue is described as a blank slate that boasts panoramic views of the immaculate gardens.

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 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 to 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 Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

The Terrace is a reception-only venue and has teamed up with the renowned catering and event management team, Blake’s 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.

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 300 Standing
sitting Up to 150 Sitting

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

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

The Terrace Melbourne Wedding Venue

from $5,000

Exclusive Venue Hire

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


The location of The Terrace

Nearby attractions:

  • Punting on the Lake
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Yarra River
  • Olympic Park

Hotels nearby:

  • Royce Hotel
  • Seasons Botanic Gardens
  • Quest Apartments
  • Bayview Eden Melbourne

Venue Testimonials

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 The Terrace 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 ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Terrace’s wedding packages are priced from $170 per person.

The Terrace allows for a maximum of 300 standings guests and 150 seated.

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. Options include:

  • The Langham, Melbourne
  • Ovolo South Yarra
  • 381 Cremorne Aparthotel

Street parking is your best option for The Terrace. Parking is free on weekends and after 6.30pm weekdays.

Lauren Morison

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Skilled in logistics and planning, Lauren has worked in the wedding and events industry since 2011. While she finds weddings to be incredibly rewarding work, she also loves a good party or special event of any magnitude.

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