Formal Garden Lawn

Perfect for ceremonies, receptions and photos, the Formal Garden blooms in Spring and the manicured lawn is surrounded by hedges, trellises and arbours. Located near the Visitor Centre, this enchanting garden wedding venue offers the added convenience of electricity and wheelchair accessibility.

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 hours)$300
Wedding ceremony (2 hours)$600
Ceremony package$1,300
Wedding reception (5 hours)$1,410
Additional site time (per hour)$155
  • Ceremony package includes: Venue hire (2 hr) plus photography permit, Car Park 3, directional signage and venue liaison for bump-in and bump-out (max 1 hr).  

Marriage proposals

DescriptionStandard fee
Proposal site hire 


Proposal package (venue hire & photography permit)



Wedding photography

DescriptionStandard fee
Wedding photography (ceremonies & receptions)  


Wedding photography (ceremony & reception held offsite)


Marriage proposals photography$285


Security, cleaning and other fees

Standard fee
Additional site hire time (per hour)     $155
Car park 3 $90

Ranger escort


Waste removal


Static ranger, per hour (4 hours minimum)

Venue representative, per hour (4 hours minimum) $105
  • The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open between 9 am – 5 pm. If you wish for your event to extend outside of these hours additional fees will apply. Please contact us to discuss your event requirements further.