Functions & Venues

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Cranbourne are great places for functions, including wedding ceremonies and other special events.


Melbourne

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:

Wedding ceremonies and photography

For all wedding ceremonies and photography information, please contact blakes feast.


Cranbourne

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, (03) 9821 0669 or rbg@blakesfeast.com.au.


Cafes

Melbourne

The Terrace

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.

Observatory Cafe

Sit indoors or outside in this lively market-style cafe. Choose from a fabulous range of light snacks and meals, homemade ice-creams or a sumptuous take-away lunch to enjoy in the Gardens.

  • Open: 7am - 5pm daily

Accessibility: Observatory Cafe has bench seating and seating with back and arm rests. Wheelchairs are available from the Visitor Centre with a $50 refundable deposit.


Cranbourne

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

Kiosk

The Kiosk is located at the Northern end of the Australian Garden and offers simple meals, coffee & snacks.
  • Open: 11am - 3pm on weekends, public holidays, school holidays and days of special events.