Functions & Venues

Melbourne Gardens 

Functions at Melbourne Gardens

Melbourne Gardens is a beautiful place for your next function or special occasion.  From weddings to baby showers, birthdays to your next work Christmas Party, Melbourne Gardens offers a unique environment to celebrate.  

We are proud to partner with some of Melbourne's best function and hospitality operators to provide you with a range of options for your next event.  Big or small, indoor or out, our partners will ensure your event meets your needs and is one to remember. 

Please note that commercial operators and companies are not permitted to operate within Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Cranbourne. Please note for evening events over Summer, irrigation works across Melbourne Gardens start at 7.45pm daily.

Gardens House

Built in 1854 as the residence of one of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's first Directors, Gardens House is a delightful jewel within Melbourne Gardens. Set amongst its own private garden, Gardens House offers a sophisticated setting, versatile in its potential and appropriate for formal seated dining, black tie cocktail dinners, alfresco garden events and scenic ceremony backdrops.

Managed by hospitality partner Atlantic Group.

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Jardin Tan 

Set conveniently in the Observatory Precinct at Melbourne Gardens, events at Jardin Tan take inspiration from the dynamic fusion of French-Indochina flavour and a farm-to-table philosophy. Jardin Tan caters for the full spectrum of events from wedding receptions and dinners, corporate breakfasts and lunches, and of course cocktail parties.

Managed by hospitality partner Vue Group.  

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Wedding Ceremonies, Marquees & Outdoor Events

Outdoor events, pavilion ceremonies, stunning picnic locations and the premium Botanica Marquee on Dog Flat are managed by hospitality partner, Curtis Stone Events. In addition, Curtis Stone Events manage our meetings and conferences space in the unique Melbourne Observatory. Curtis Stone Events offer a range of packages and exclusive locations within the Gardens for your wedding or event.  

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The Terrace

Light refreshments are available from the kiosk or head inside for a sit-down meal. For any booking enquires regarding the Terrace, including café bookings and functions, please contact 03 9088 0723 or visit the website.


8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday to Friday

8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday


8:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week

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High Tea at Gardens House

It all begins again this Mother’s Day. Our annual High Tea is here… this time with a retro twist!

Limited tickets are available in each session – don’t miss out!

High Tea (Retro Edition) is available every second Sunday from May to August 2023.

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