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Begonia House at the Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a scenic, popular place for weddings and events. There are a number of picturesque settings for hire. As it is a public garden, no part may be hired exclusively.
Venue Hire at Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush (366KB PDF)
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Weddings at Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton's Bush (322KB PDF)
Venue Booking Form for Begonia House Functions/Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Ceremonies and Photo Sessions
To request a booking, use this application form:
The foyer of the Begonia House is available for weddings and cocktail functions from 5pm, after the House has closed to the public. The foyer takes up to 90 people at tables and 120 for standing receptions. The temperature is 16 - 20°C. Clients arrange their own catering, seating and sound systems. A catering kitchen is available.
For more information:
Council Venues for Hire - The Begonia House Foyer
Outdoor Group Picnics and Events Booking Application Form
Complete this booking application form if you want to use one of the outdoor facilities below for group events.
Magpie Lawn - above the Glenmore Street West entrance and below the Mariri Road entrance - is a spacious summer venue for large functions. There are toilets 400m away in the Main Garden.
Council Venues for Hire - Magpie Lawn
The Dell - behind the Begonia House - is a good size for large picnics, functions and public performances. Three-phase power and water is available, and there are toilets nearby. Service vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in this area. Amplified music must stop at 10pm.
Council Venues for Hire - The Dell
The Soundshell - just inside the Main Garden - can hold up to 600 people and has a stage. Toilets are located nearby in the Main Garden.
Council Venues for Hire - The Soundshell
The Treehouse Visitor Centre provides information and houses the Garden's administration office.
There is a seminar room that can be booked for seminars and workshops, but not social events. The seminar room seats up to 45 people in a theatre style seating arrangement, or 20 people around tables.
For more information and to book:
Council Venues for Hire - Treehouse Seminar Room
To book the café:
Phone: (04) 472 6002
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