Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Rathborne Lodge

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Rathborne Lodge is a beautifully restored sandstone building surrounded by lush tropical gardens, an inspiring space for your next meeting or conference.

Originally built in 1856 as a residence for the Governor’s Gardener, the Lodge has since become an exclusive meeting and conference venue, conveniently located in the heart of Sydney. The Lodge features a conference room, three break out rooms, dining room, large commercial kitchen, balcony and expansive outdoor terrace areas commonly used for breaks, lunches or outdoor workshops. 

Ideal for

  • Meetings
  • Conferences (small)
  • Team Building Workshops
  • Seminars & Presentations
  • Corporate Lunch/Dinners



Style of Function Maximum capacity
Boardroom or Classroom 18 in Conference Room

24 in Conference Room

Cocktail  120 Indoor & Outdoor
Banquet  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

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Upstairs verandah
Upstairs verandah

Dining room
Dining room

Downstairs break out room

Upstairs break out room 

 Rathborne Lodge entry
Rathborne Lodge entry