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


Exclusive hire price starting from $6,425 incl GST

Hire capacity

Up to 400 guests


Wheelchair accessible

Garden accessibility
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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.


  • 21 September: café and exhibition closed.
  • 22 September: café and exhibition closed.
  • 1 October: exhibition closed, café open for takeaway until 12pm. 
  • 7 October: exhibition closed from 2pm, café open until 1:45pm. 
  • 15 October: exhibition and café closed from 1pm. 
  • 24 October: exhibition opens at 1pm, café opens at 11.30am. 
  • 28 October: exhibition closed, café closed from 1pm.

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


Exclusive hire price starting from $6,425 including GST.

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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