Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Rathborne Lodge

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Rathborne Lodge is a beautifully restored sandstone building surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Originally built in 1856 as a residence for the Governor’s Gardener, the lodge has since become an exclusive space for private functions, featuring a large commercial kitchen, furnished lounge room and expansive terrace areas with the flexibility to set up a marquee. 

Ideal for

  • Cocktail Functions
  • Seated Lunch & Dinners
  • Product & Media Launches
  • Christmas & Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Receptions & Ceremonies



Style of Function Maximum capacity
Cocktail  120 Indoor & Outdoor
30 Indoor Only

70 Indoor & Outdoor
60 Outdoor Only
10 Indoor Only

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For further information contact the Venue Management Office Functions Coordinator:
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Fax: 02 9231 8054

Photo Gallery

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Rathborne Lodge entry
Rathborne Lodge entry

Christmas function

Dining room
Dining room 

Rathborne Lodge with marquee
Rathborne Lodge with marquee

Upstairs verandah
Upstairs verandah