Functions & Venues
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Cranbourne are great places for functions, including wedding ceremonies and other special events.
Private functions, including weddings, anniversaries and other special celebrations, can be held at a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces by arrangement with the following licensed operators:
- Jardin Tan
- The Terrace
- Gardens House, please contact Peter Rowland Catering
- Melbourne Observatory, please contact Blakes Feast
- Outdoor spaces including lawns and pavilions, please contact Blakes Feast.
- Children’s parties, new enclosed Gathering Lawn area at The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
- Event space for hire, new enclosed Gathering Lawn area at The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
Wedding ceremonies and photography
For all wedding ceremonies and photography information, please contact Blakes Feast.
The Australian Garden, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, provides a stunning backdrop for weddings, engagement parties, conferencing and corporate events.
There are several beautiful wedding ceremony locations available in the Australian Garden and the exciting new Tarnuk Room is now complete and available for bookings. This new space, set in natural surroundings, has a capacity of 150 people for sit-down events or up to 250 people for a stand-up event and features spectacular views overlooking the Australian Garden.
For function enquiries and information about wedding ceremonies, please contact Blakes Feast:
T: (03) 9821 0669
Fine food, wine and Melbourne's most spectacular views come together at The Terrace. With a sweeping outlook over the Ornamental Lake to Government House, indoor and outdoor dining is delightful. Open for lunch, Devonshire tea, high tea, coffee and cake.
- Open: October - April, Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm
May - September, Monday - Sunday: 9.45am - 4pm
Accessibility: The Terrace has seating with backrests and a designated unisex all-abilities toilet. Wheelchairs are available from The Gardens Shop, next to The Terrace with a $50 refundable deposit.
Explore the vibrant, dynamic flavours of French-Indochina in a warm, welcoming space perfect for a bite with friends, a formal event or a lingering lunch. Jardin Tan represents the truest expression of the farm-to-table philisophy, celebrating the organic, bio-dynamic produce grown on-site within the Gardens.
- Open: Monday - Sunday: 8am - 4pm
T: (03) 9021 2111
Wheelchairs are available from the Visitor Centre with a $50 refundable deposit.
Boon Wurrung Cafe
The Boon Wurrung Cafe, with enticing views over the Australian Garden, offers delicious meals as well as coffee, tea and light snacks. The menu features delectable native Australian ingredients to add flavour and style to favourites. Now serving breakfast from 9am-11.30am every Saturday & Sunday.
Open: 10am - 4pm on weekdays and 9am - 5pm on weekends
T: (03) 5990 2247
T: (03) 9821 0669
- Open: 11am - 3pm on weekends, public holidays, school holidays and days of special events.