Gardens House, Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens. Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra Vic 3141

Sales enquiries : 03 9825 0092

Event and operational enquiries : 03 9639 3999


Discover the enchanting Gardens House nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Close to Melbourne’s CBD, yet a world away, Gardens house offers seclusion in a private garden setting for business meetings, lunches, cocktail functions and dinners.

Built in 1856, Gardens House can accommodate up to 48 seated guests in the Dining Room or 20 guests on the Balcony and up to 120 for cocktail functions.

A custom built marquee on the manicured lawn provides a perfect venue for dinners up to 160.

Weddings at Gardens House

The ground floor of this elegant Georgian venue includes the Garden Room and study, with a stairway that leads to the first floor Dining Room and large veranda – ideal for ceremonies, cocktail functions and intimate receptions.  Expansive views overlooking immaculately maintained gardens and the Melbourne skyline provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding day photographs.

The gardens are popular for ceremonies or outdoor cocktail parties and a custom built marquee for up to 160 guests can be arranged on the manicured lawn.

Experience the Peter Rowland difference

Peter Rowland Catering has more than 50 years experience creating memorable functions and events throughout Australia, reaching new heights in quality, innovation and customer satisfaction.  Our event management includes full catering services, wedding catering, menu and beverage selection, entertainment and  furnishings, themeing, decor and staffing.  Whether it’s a corporate event, a private function or a wedding, we’ll create an event that will impress your guests!

Marquee at Gardens House

Marquee at Gardens House

Dining Room at Gardens House

Dining Room at Gardens House

Balcony at Gardens House

Balcony at Gardens House

Parking and Public Transport

“Pay and display” parking is available on Birdwood Avenue.

There is no charge after 6.30pm Monday – Friday.  No car parking restrictions apply on weekends

The #8 Tram from City/South Yarra stops outside Melbourne Grammar on Domain Road, a 5 minute walk from the main entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens

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