The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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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 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 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 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 in-house catering, but external caterers can be brought in pending approval from The Terrace’s Wedding Specialist. The in-house 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
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Capacity

theatre Up to 200 Theatre
sitting Up to 200 Sitting
cabaret Up to 100 Cabaret
dinner Up to 160 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 200 Dining
standing Up to 300 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor

Facilities

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
 Cocktail
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Mediterranean

Spaces At This Venue

The Terrace, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Venue

from $5,000

Exclusive Venue Hire

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

Location

The location of The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Nearby attractions:

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

Restaurants nearby:

  • Gilson South Yarra
  • Botanical Hotel
  • Matilda 159 Domain
  • Entrecote Parisian Steakhouse

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 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 ·

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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.

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.

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Amelia Scatigno

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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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