Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Rathborne Lodge

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

This gorgeous venue is ideal for both Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions so you can celebrate with your guests in the one location.

The outside garden, courtyard and terrace areas of Rathborne Lodge (external areas only) may be hired for 2 hour wedding ceremony bookings within 6 weeks of your wedding date, depending on availability. 

Ideal for

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Celebration Drinks & Afternoon Teas



Style of Function Maximum capacity
Cocktail  120 Indoor & Outdoor
30 Indoor only
Banquet  70 Indoor & Outdoor
60 Outdoor Only
10 Indoor Only

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

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Rathborne Lodge entry 
Rathborne Lodge entry

Dining room
Dining room

Rathborne Lodge with marquee
Rathborne Lodge with marquee

Upstairs verandah
Upstairs verandah

Rathborne Lodge terrace
Rathborne Lodge terrace