Palm House and Lawn

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 and Lawn, 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 three 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
8 am to midnight$2,625

8 am to 12 pm


8 am to 5 pm


1 pm to 5 pm$1,905


Miscellaneous charges

Standard fee
Bond  $1,000
Site hire: additional hour(s)$325
Supplier escort through Garden (vehicle access suppliers only). Fee per vehicle (includes entry and exit). $90

Ranger fee, per hour


Application fee


Parking permit

  • 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 up of the event.
  • Maximum of three supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  • Fees valid 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024.