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Wedding Rate Card

Wedding Ceremony Fees

Three (3) hour booking including setup, packdown, ceremony and photography. Price is inclusive of GST.

To speak with our friendly staff, please call (02) 4634 7935.

If you book your reception with us, your fees include use of your reception venue for your ceremony and photography. If you choose to hold your ceremony and reception at different locations within the Garden a 20 per cent discount off your ceremony venue hire fees is available. Please note this does not apply to picnic venues.

Peak/off-peak pricing now applies to our ceremony venues and periods are:
Peak - Friday to Sunday
Off-peak - Monday to Thursday

Location Fee
Connections Garden (Pond area only, exclusive use) Peak/Off-peak
Wattle Island
Wattle Arbour
Buffalo Lawn
Fruit Loop Garden
(Please note these areas are non-exclusive use)
Marquee Lawn (exclusive use) - no peak/off peak pricing on this venue $1100
Wattle Garden (hire of entire Garden for 3 hour exclusive hire) $690

Extend booking time - $135/hr. Maximum two (2) hours. For longer bookings, pricing is available on application.

Platinum Package - $480 (includes 20 white folding chairs, black carpet, signing table with two chairs, setup and packdown).

Additional chairs for Platinum Package - $11.50/each (up to 40 additional chairs).

Wet weather backup venue - $180 (Backup venue is the Telopea Gallery at The Australian PlantBank).

If you have identified another location where you would like your ceremony, please contact our friendly staff who can advise you of pricing.

Wedding Photography Fees

Please note these fees only apply if you have not booked a wedding ceremony. Two (2) hour booking at your chosen location. Price is inclusive of GST.

Location Fee
Connections Garden (includes one hour in Connections Garden and one hour in other Garden areas) $500
Other Garden areas (includes all areas of the Garden excluding Connections Garden) $240

Wedding Reception Fees

Reception fees include complimentary use of the space you have booked for your ceremony and wedding photos. If you wish to use other areas for your ceremony or photos, additional fees will apply, but discounts are available. Prices are inclusive of GST.

Please note your hire time includes the setup, bump in and bump out of all suppliers. If you require storage of items then you are required to book and pay for multiple days at your venue.

Bowden Centre

Hire includes use of the 8m x 14m function room (normal seating capacity is 120 however Covid restrictions will apply), kitchen, restrooms, covered outdoor alfresco area and adjacent grassed area. There are 15 rectangular 10-seat trestle tables, 120 chairs available for use but these incurr an additional fee due to the covid cleaning required to use them - POA.

Item Fee
Catering packages (inc. venue, 5hr function, food, set up/bump out, security (min. 50 adults, pricing from) $98pp
Day hire (8.30 am to 4.30 pm Garden must be clear by 5.00 pm) $1550
Day/Night hire (8.30 am to 11.30 pm Garden must be clear by 11.59 pm). After 5.00 pm security must be booked $1700
Security (One guard is required per 100 guests. Required if event extends past 5.00 pm) $60/hour
Multi-day hire (Access to building for bump in/out is 8.30 am to 4.30 pm) $710/day
Refundable bond - applicable to all Bowden Centre hires $500

Marquee Lawn

Marquee reception with marquee hire from $14000
Day hire for picnic style reception, no structures $3500

Please note there is a minimum of 100 guests for the Marque Lawn. A refundable bond will also apply.

Picnic Spaces

Hire includes use of picnic area from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm to use for your ceremony, photographs and reception. Please speak to our friendly staff if you wish to hold your ceremony or photos in a different location as additional fees will apply.

Location Fee
Woodland Picnic Area $735
Wattle Garden $3500
Lakeside Pavilion $1325

Connections Garden

Please note Connections Garden is available as an after-hours hire only (reception starting after 5.00 pm) and a security guard will be required at a ratio of one (1) guard per 100 guests.

Venue Fee - $1300.

Security - $60/hour/guard (Minimum hire time of four [4] hours applies).

All prices are inclusive of GST and are valid from 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021.