Maiden Pavilion and Band Lawn

Enjoy a picnic or garden party under the cool shade of the historic sandstone pavilion and surrounding trees.

picnic shelter and shady lawn

Maiden Pavilion and Band Lawn, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


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Hire capacity

Up to 300 guests.

Pavilion capacity is 30.


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

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Lush lawns and water views

Your guests will love the shade of the Maiden Pavilion and stunning views of Farm Cove and Sydney Harbour.

This venue is the largest bookable outdoor space plus pavilion within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Enjoy a picnic or garden party on this large, open lawn. Book the Maiden Pavilion and Band Lawn to host your alfresco event, whether it’s a picnic, family gathering, birthday party, corporate party or Christmas party.

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Lush lawn with palms and bright bushes

Venue hire

The Maiden Pavilion is a great option if you’re looking for a space with cover.

Ideal for:

  • Picnics 
  • Birthday parties 
  • Corporate parties
  • Christmas parties

What's included?

This site is a bare site hire. It includes exclusive use of your location, including set-up and pack-down time. 

Hire periods

The minimum booking period is 3 hours, with the option to add on further hours during Garden opening times.

Rate card

July 2024 to June 2025

Events at the Maiden Pavilion and Band Lawn

DescriptionStandard fee
Unreserved (0 – 20 pax)Free
3-hour hire (21+ pax)$543
Additional hours$181 per hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee

Supplier escort

  • Vehicle access suppliers only
  • Includes entry and exit
$93 per vehicle
Static Ranger (4 hour minimum)$69 per hour
Alfresco event photography permit$295



  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • Ranger fees are subject to a minimum of four hours.
  • Duration of event booking includes set up and pack down of the event.
  • Maximum of two supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.