The Bowden Centre

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120 seated or 200 standing
Floor plan:
floor plan
Kitchen, toilets, close to parking


Set in the heart of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan you will find the Bowden Centre. Surrounded by natural Cumberland Plain Woodland, with easy access to central parking, the Bowden Centre is the Gardens most popular location for private functions and wedding receptions.

With a seating capacity of 120 or standing capacity of 200, the centre provides guests with privacy, an outdoor covered entertaining area, kitchen facility and lovely ambience of the natural surrounds.

The Bowden Centre can be hired as a dry hire or clients can now choose from one of several catering packages on offer with catering provided by onsite restaurant, Melaleuca House (please note all bookings for this are through the Garden events staff, not the restaurant).


Catering Packages

Packages include tables, chairs, all linens and catering needs (cutlery, crockery, glassware and food - alcohol packages or cash bar not included in price but are available) as well as set up of the venue and pack down after your event.

For styling, clients have the option to either enjoy the room with its beautiful natural décor or you can style the venue yourself or you can book a styling package through the Garden’s events team.

You can find Bowden Centre menus here.

For more information about the Bowden Centre or the packages, please contact our Functions and Events Coordinator on 02 4634 7903 or email

Terms and Conditions

If you are interested in having The Bowden Centre as your next venue, please read the Terms and Conditions before enquiring or if you are intererested in a Catering Package, please see the Catering Package Terms and Conditions.


Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying for the venue hire.

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