The Bowden Centre
Sitting amongst native Australian bushland, the Bowden Centre is a unique, warm and inspiring space.
The Bowden Centre, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
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Up to 120 guests
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Where nature's splendour meets contemporary elegance.
Surrounded by the serene beauty of the Cumberland Plain Woodland, this stunning venue provides the backdrop for a truly unforgettable experience.
The Bowden Centre was architecturally designed with ecological sustainability in mind. The building is lined with timber inside and out, and comprises of a 345m2 structure which houses one large 105m2 space with kitchen facilities, a 50m2 covered entertaining area or outdoor 'classroom' and a 30m long veranda that faces onto the adjoining open green.
The open green space immediately in front of the venue offers endless possibilities for outdoor activities and photo opportunities. The kitchen has a domestic stove, oven, dishwasher, and commercial fridge.
- Free on-site parking
- 14m x 8m function room
- 7m x 7m alfresco area
- Large lawn spaces immediately in front of the venue
- Kitchen with domestic stove, oven and dishwasher, as well as a commercial fridge
- Cocktail furniture available to hire (6 bar tables, 24 stools and 2 wine barrels) or sit-down furniture (15 trestle tables and 120 white chairs)
- Engagement parties
- Birthday celebrations
- Cocktail events
- Christmas parties
- School groups
The soaring roof and 'windoors' fill the interior with beautiful sunlight
July 2023 to June 2024
|Day hire (8.30am - 4.30pm)||$1,405|
|Evening after hours||POA|
|Half day (4 hrs)||$700|
|Additional hours||$175 per hour|
Security, cleaning and other fees
|Static Ranger - per 100 people (4 hour minimum)||$67 per hour|
|Ranger - public holidays (4 hour minimum)||$87 per hour|
Mobile Ranger (4 hour minimum)
Applies to commercial film/photography
|$77 per hour|
Note: pricing depends on the scope of your event, please email our Venues team to discuss your needs.
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