Formal Garden

Perfect for ceremonies, receptions and photos, the Formal Garden blooms in Spring and the manicured lawn is surrounded by hedges, trellises and arbours. 

Bride and groom cuddle among bright spring flowers

Formal Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah


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Hire capacity

Up to 120 guests


Limited wheelchair access. See Garden accessibility for more information and venue options:

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Frequently asked questions

Timeless romance

Fashioned on a romantic 17th century-styled European garden, this wedding location features a manicured lawn enclosed by hedges, trellises and arbours – ideal for ceremonies, receptions and photographs. 

Set at the top of the Garden, near the Visitor Centre, the Formal Garden has access to electricity as well as being wheelchair accessible.

To make the most of the Formal Garden on your wedding day, our Venue Coordinator suggests:

  • Why not combine your wedding ceremony and reception by booking a marquee? Extra fees will apply, but it is a great way to have your entire wedding at one location. 
  • The Formal Garden is beautiful all year, but spring is when it really comes alive with all the colour of the flowering plants.


Enquire about the Formal Garden

Garden bench surrounded by purple, white and red spring flowers

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Outdoor functions
  • Marriage proposals

What's included?

  • Exclusive use of the venue space for your booking period, including set-up and pack-down time.

Rate card

July 2023 to June 2024

Events at the Formal Garden

DescriptionStandard fee
Picnic or garden party (3-hour hire)$300
Wedding ceremony (2-hour hire)$930

Ceremony package

  • Photography permit
  • Car park 3 (21 spaces)
  • Directional signage
  • Venue liaison for bump-in and bump-out (maximum 1 hour)
Wedding reception (5-hour hire)$1,410
Additional hours$155 per hour
  • Marquees can be used at the Formal Garden on consultation with our venue team. 


Marriage proposals

DescriptionStandard fee

Proposal package

  • Venue hire
  • Photography permit


Wedding and proposal photography

DescriptionStandard fee
2-hour permit$285


Security, cleaning and other fees

DescriptionStandard fee
Car park 3 $90
Supplier escort$90
Waste removal$150
Static Ranger (4 hour minimum)$67 per hour
Venue Representative (1 hour minimum) $110 per hour


Note: the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open between 9am – 5pm. If you wish for your event to extend outside of these hours additional fees will apply.