The Calyx

Home to one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere, The Calyx is a unique, show-stopping venue in the heart of Sydney.

wall of greenery under a glass ceiling

The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


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Hire capacity

Up to 400 guests


Wheelchair accessible

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Frequently asked questions

An immersive green space

Set in the heart of the Garden, The Calyx boasts stunning architecture and one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere.  

Considered one of Sydney’s most unique and show-stopping venues, The Calyx offers spaces for all event types. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting or space to hold a large function, The Calyx has the flexibility that allows you to create an intimate event experience.

This premium venue is the perfect setting for something truly spectacular and bound to enchant all guests. Contact us today to start planning your next event.  

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The Calyx (pronounced kal-iks) is defined as 'the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower bud'.

The Calyx architectural building with spokes-like pillars, lit up at night

The Calyx hosts exciting events and exhibits throughout the year.


The Calyx will be closed for private events on the below dates. It may also be closed in cases of extreme heat. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Thursday 4 July: exhibition and cafe closed
  • Friday 5 July: exhibition and cafe closed
  • Saturday 6 July: exhibition and cafe closed from 3pm
  • Monday 8 July - Thursday 8 August: exhibition space closed for renovations

Venue hire

The Calyx is a public exhibition space and, in addition, is available to hire for private events including weddings and corporate functions.

Ideal for: 

  • Cocktail functions

  • Conferences

  • Presentations

  • Product or media launches

  • Seminars

  • Seated lunches or dinners

  • Team building events

  • Ticketed events

  • Wedding receptions

  • Workshops

Rate card

July 2024 to June 2025

Venue hire

DescriptionStandard fee
8-hour exclusive hire (4pm – midnight)Sunday – Thursday$6,650
Friday – Saturday$9,060
Full-day exclusive hire (7am – midnight)Sunday – Thursday$12,080
Friday – Saturday$14,500

Exclusive hire additional hours

  • Available 10am – 4pm for a maximum of 3 hours
  • By application only
Function room hire (9am – 4pm)$1,133 per function room


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee
AV Operator (6 hour maximum)$776
Static Ranger (4 hour minimum)$69 per hour



  • A minimum of two guards are required for up to 100 patrons with a further one guard required for each additional 100 patrons.
  • All fees quoted are GST inclusive. Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  • Duration of Function Hire is to include set up and pack up of venue.
Wedding reception table for a couple overlooking al fresco area

The Calyx can be adapted to suit weddings, parties and corporate functions.

Get in touch

To arrange a site inspection, gain further information or obtain a quote, please contact the Venue Services team.

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