Lion Gate Lodge

An enchanting venue offering indoor and outdoor spaces with private entry for your guests, Lion Gate Lodge is conveniently located on Mrs Macquaries Road.

Couple kissing at a wedding ceremony with rows of seated onlookers in a garden setting.

Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


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Hire capacity

Up to 160 guests


Wheelchair accessible

Garden accessibility
Further information

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A secluded setting for your event

Lion Gate Lodge features a large permanent awning providing shade in a paved courtyard surrounded by a tranquil garden; it's perfect for your event, wedding ceremony or reception.

The Lodge is hired unfurnished, offering the flexibility to create your own theme and select your own caterer. The lawn also offers an alternative venue set-up, with the possibility of adding a marquee.

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Garden setting with Lion Gate Lodge on the left

Lion Gate Lodge is an intimate setting for your garden wedding.

Venue hire

Lion Gate Lodge is conveniently located near public transport, and parking is available nearby on Mrs Macquaries Road.

Ideal for: 

  • Cocktail functions

  • Product and media launches

  • Wedding ceremonies and receptions

  • Seated lunch or dinner

  • Christmas and birthday parties

  • Wakes

What's included?

  • Exclusive use of your indoor venue for your booking period, including set-up and pack-down time
  • Large covered outdoor area
  • Private garden
  • Warming kitchen
  • Internal bathroom with shower
  • Rubbish and recycling bins
  • Up to three supplier escorts
  • Wedding photography permit for use within the Garden

Lion Gate Lodge is hired as an empty venue with no furniture. This means that you will need to hire all event services and infrastructure required to run your event such as, catering, furniture and décor.

Rate card

July 2024 to June 2025

Events at Lion Gate Lodge

DescriptionStandard fee
Day hire (8am – 4pm)$2,453
Evening hire (5pm – midnight)$2,486
Full-day hire (8am – midnight)$4,233
Additional hours $336 per hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee
Bond  $1,000
Cancellation fee$269

Supplier escort

  • Vehicle access suppliers only
  • Includes entry and exit
$93 per vehicle
Static Ranger (4 hour minimum) $69 per hour
Cleaning fee$150
Parking permit$96



  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • The above rates include site hire only, all furniture and equipment need to be arranged by the Hirer.
  • Ranger fees are subject to a minimum of four hours.
  • Bookings outside of the Garden opening times will incur an additional ranger fee.
  • Duration of event booking includes set up and pack down of the event.
  • Maximum of three supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
Shaded patio with long tables set with white tablecloths and dinnerware

Lion Gate Lodge has a permanent awning, providing a shady spot for you and your guests to dine or mingle in.

Get in touch

Please contact us to discuss your event further.

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