Mare and Foal Lawn

This sweeping lawn is situated on the Harbour's edge with views overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

View of harbourside from sunlit lawn

Mare and Foal Statue Lawn, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Starting from $375.

See full rate card below.

Hire capacity

Up to 150 guests


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

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Iconic Sydney views

If you’re looking for a location with unforgettable, iconic views, this is the venue for you.

This sweeping lawn is situated on the Harbour's edge with views overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Mare and Foal Lawn is the perfect location to host your alfresco event, whether it’s a picnic, wedding ceremony or reception, family gathering, birthday party, corporate party or Christmas party.

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View of lawn looking towards Sydney city skyline

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Picnics 
  • Birthday parties 
  • Corporate parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Wedding ceremonies

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 2023 - June 2024

Events at Mare and Foal Lawn

 Number of peopleRate 
Site hire (3 hours)21+
Additional hours$125 / hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee
Supplier escort through Garden (vehicle access suppliers only). Fee per vehicle (includes entry and exit). $90
Ranger fee, per hour$67
Alfresco event photography permit$265
  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • 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 up of the event.
  • Maximum of two supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  • Fees valid 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024.