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.
Please note that due to the changeover of tenants Observatory Cafe will be closed from Monday 28 April. Further information will be provided as it comes to hand.
Wedding ceremonies and photography
For all wedding ceremonies and photography information, please contact blakes feast.
Blakes Feast wedding open day
The Blakes Feast wedding open day showcases the lawns and ceremony locations available. This is a great opportunity to view the lawns and arrangements for ceremonies. Suppliers will be on hand to dicuss all your needs.
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.
Tarnuk Room wedding open day — Blakes Feast
Planning a wedding? Tarnuk Room wedding open day hoasted by Blakes Feast is showcasing the Australian Garden and Tarnuk Room with local suppliers, this will be your one stop shop for all your wedding needs.
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.
Coming soon, with the Kiosk opening from mid July and the Café to follow shortly after.
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.
Accessibility: 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
- Café: (03) 5990 2247
- Functions: (03) 9821 0669
- Open: 11am - 3pm on weekends, public holidays, school holidays and days of special events.