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Outdoor Venues

With over 400 hectares of scenic open space, the Australian Botanic Garden has outdoor venues catering for events of 40, 400 or 4,000.

Along with weddings, corporate and private functions, the Garden also playes host to a number of larger public events throughout the year.

The Australian Botanic Garden has a range of venues for large and small scale events, all situated within its stunning 416 hectare surroundings.

For information on our venues contact the Functions and Events Coordinator on 02 4634 7903 or to book a venue, complete the booking form.

Lakeside Lawn

Lakeside Lawn is a natural ampitheatre with turfed surfaces, and stunning lakeside setting.

With an area of approximately 19,400m2 the venue annually hosts the regions largest carols event "Carols in the Garden" with over 8,000 attendees, as well as AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival. It also hosts sporting events such as the Campbelltown City Challenge Walk and the NSW Girls Guides "Science in the Garden" event each year.

Lakeside Lawn is best suited to large scale events of 5,000 patrons or more.  The location provides ample parking and toilet facilities as well as power and water.

Marquee Lawn

Marquee Lawn is a flat, turfed space surrounded by water and natural bush.

Approximately 7,965m2 in size, the site is very popular for weddings, but can also host community events such as outdoor cinema's. Set within the central precinct of the Garden this facility provides parking close by, toilets, power and water.

Marquee Lawn is suited for events with 500 to 2,000 patrons.

If you are interested in holding a function on the Lawn in a marquee structure, pricing for a 200 person function starts from $110 per person which includes:

  • marquee, tables, chairs, linens, bar, bins, seating board, 
  • DOES NOT include catering, but a variety catering packages to suit your budget are available for an additional fee

For more information on hiring these spaces, please contact the Functions and Events Coordinator on 02 4634 7903 or email

For locations of these venues, please see the Garden map.