Residence Lawn

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking scene as pink blooms cascade from cherry trees, maples move through a kaleidoscope of colours, and vibrant camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons explode in radiant hues.

Bride under cherry blossom tree

Residence Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah


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Hire capacity

Up to 150 guests


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

Garden accessibility
Further information

Find answers to the top venue hire questions

Frequently asked questions

Surround yourself in nature's splendour

The gentle slope of the Residence Lawn offers a picturesque location for your picnic party surrounded by the splendour of the Garden's cultivated beds.

The Residence Lawn is perfect for spread out picnic parties and family gatherings.

There is plenty of open space for the kids to run around, bordered by some of the Garden's beautiful flowers.

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Woman wearing traditional kimono and with a parasol, among red-leaved maples

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Outdoor functions

What's included?

  • Exclusive use of the venue space for your booking period, including set-up and pack-down time.

Rate card

July 2023 to June 2024

Events at the Residence Lawn

DescriptionStandard fee
Picnic or garden party (3 hours)$300
Wedding ceremony (2 hours)$600
Ceremony package$1,030
Wedding reception (5 hours)$815
Additional site time (per hour)$155
  • Residence Lawn is suitable for a cocktail reception only.

  • Ceremony package includes: Venue hire (2 hr) plus photography permit, Car Park 3, directional signage and venue liaison for bump-in and bump-out (max 1 hr).  

Marriage proposals

DescriptionStandard fee
Proposal site hire 


Proposal package (venue hire & photography permit)



Wedding photography

DescriptionStandard fee
Wedding photography (ceremonies & receptions)  


Wedding photography (ceremony & reception held offsite)


Marriage proposals photography$285


Security, cleaning and other fees

Standard fee
Additional site hire time (per hour)     $155
Car park 3 $90

Ranger escort


Waste removal


Static ranger, per hour (4 hours minimum)

Venue representative, per hour (4 hours minimum) $105
  • The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open between 9 am – 5 pm. If you wish for your event to extend outside of these hours additional fees will apply. Please contact us to discuss your event requirements further.