Tarpeian Lawn

This Garden area which offers unsurpassed views of Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline.

Bride and groom with panoramic Sydney Harbour views behind them

Tarpeian Lawn, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Starting from $1,740.

See full rate card below.

Hire capacity

Up to 300 guests


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

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Stunning waterfront venue

You and your guests will love the shade of the fig trees in this harbourside location.

The Tarpeian Lawn is the perfect spot if you’re looking for an outdoor area that can accommodate a large group.

 It's a convenient location within walking distance of public transport, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and The Rocks.

Book the Tarpeian Lawn 

Bride and groom kiss on lawn with view of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Credit: Jimmy Raper

Credit: Jimmy Raper

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Wedding receptions
  • Marquee events
  • Team building
  • Activations

What's included?

This site is a bare site hire. It includes exclusive use of your location. 

Rate card

July 2023 - June 2024

Events at Tarpeian Lawn

Site hire (3 hours)$1,740
Additional hours$580 / hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee
Bond (where applicable)Price on application
Cancellation fee$260
Supplier escort through Garden (vehicle access suppliers only). Fee per vehicle (includes entry and exit). $90
Ranger fee, per hour$67
Parking permit$90
  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • A professional event organiser must be engaged to manage the event if building any infrastructure.
  • The above rates include site hire only and two supplier escorts. 
  • All other furniture and equipment to be arranged by the hirer.
  • Duration of event booking includes set up and pack up of the event.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.
  • Fees valid 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024.