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Wet Weather Wedding Venues

Outdoor weddings are wonderful, especially if the weather is perfect. However, sometimes Mother Nature can be a little problematic, so if you are planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, consider adding a wet weather venue to your booking to make sure your day is perfect, regardless of the weather.

Just like you'd insure your car, home or holiday, booking a wet weather venue for your wedding day, provides you with peace of mind. The following venues are available for couples to book, and please keep in mind you should book early as there are limited options.

Telopea Gallery

                      


 

With a stunning floor to ceiling window looking out onto the Cumberland Plain Woodland, the Telopea Gallery offers the perfect indoor space for wedding ceremonies up to 70 guests. The image here shows the Platinum Package set up in the location.
Price: please see rate card
Capacity: 70
Bond: POA

This venue can be booked anytime up to your event date, but please be aware, if you leave it until the last minute, we cannot guarantee it will be available so early booking is recommended. Payment is due at time of booking. No tentative holds available.

Herbarium Forecourt

                         

For larger weddings who are wanting somewhere that still offers a taste of an outdoor wedding, the brand new Herbarium Forecourt is perfect.  The architecturally designed fly roof will offer you and your guests shelter from the rain while providing a gorgeous back drop over the Gardens.
Price: please see rate card
Capacity: 300
Bond: POA

This venue can only be booked the week of your event and only if it is available. Payment is required at time of booking. No tentative holds available.

Bowden Centre

                                                   Situated just behind the visitor centre and close to the P3 car park is the Bowden Centre. Whilst we don't allow catering at our ceremonies venues, as this is a function space, you can use it as the in between space - you know, the space you need for your guests to go to between the ceremony finishing and your reception starting. Why not bring in a cater, serve some drinks and canapes and let your guests relax while your do your photos. See the venue page for a list of inclusions.
Price: please see rate card
Capacity: 100
Bond: POA

This venue can be booked anytime up to your event date, but please be aware, if you leave it until the last minute, we cannot guarantee it will be available so early booking is recommended. Payment is due at time of booking. No tentative holds available.
 

Lakeside Pavilion

           Looking over the Lakeside Lawn is the Lakeside Pavilion providing shelter from the wet weather. The Pavilion is another great location that you can use as an in between space to host your guests while and you get your photos taken. 
Price: please see rate card
Capacity: 200
Bond: n/a

This venue can be booked anytime up to your event date, but please be aware, if you leave it until the last minute, we cannot guarantee it will be available so early booking is recommended. Payment is due at time of booking. No tentative holds available.
 

 

Things you should know about wet weather hires:

  • Refunds: If you have booked and paid for a wet weather venue and you don't use it, there is no refund.
    • However if you use the wet weather venue and don't use your outdoor venue, we will provide you with a 50% refund on the outdoor venue hire fee.
    • But if you do use the outdoor venue, there is no refund for the wet weather venue.
  • Last minute bookings: If you are planning on leaving it until the last chance to book a wet weather venue, please be aware that:
    • we cannot guarantee a venue will be available, that's why we recommend booking and paying for your wet weather venue as early as possible
    • any late bookings for wet weather venues must be received 36 hours prior to your event date
  • Notification: if you plan on using your wet weather venue, you must provide the Garden 48 hours notice via email at mtannan.events@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au. If notification is not received, you will be unable to access your venue and no refund will be given.