Palm House

The Palm House is New South Wales' oldest glasshouse and sits in a beautiful garden setting.

Bride and groom cuddle in front of historic, shabby chic green house wedding venue

Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Starting from $1,790. See full rate card below.

Hire capacity

Up to 120 guests


Wheelchair accessible

Garden accessibility
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Celebrate in New South Wales' oldest glasshouse

Flooded with natural light, the Palm House sits in a beautiful garden setting.

Built in 1876, the Palm House is the oldest glasshouse in New South Wales, and makes a charming setting for a memorable and unique function.

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Interior of green house with glass roof and walls, and white tables set for a wedding

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Wedding receptions
  • Cocktail functions
  • Product and media launches
  • Seated lunches or dinners
  • 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
  • Rubbish and recycling bins
  • Up to two supplier escorts
  • Wedding photography permit


The Palm House is hired as an empty venue with no furniture. This means that you are responsible for providing all event services and infrastructure required to run your event, such as catering, furniture and décor.

Rate card

July 2023 to June 2024

Events at Palm House

DescriptionStandard fee
4-hour hire $1,905
Additional hours $325 per hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee
Bond  $1,000
Cancellation fee$260

Supplier escort through Garden

  • Applies to vehicle access suppliers only
  • Includes entry and exit
$90 per vehicle
Ranger (4 hour minimum) $67 per hour
Cleaning fee $150 
Parking permit$90



  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • The above rates include site hire only, all furniture and equipment needs 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 up of the event.
  • Maximum of two supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  • Fees valid 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024.