Request permission to hold an event

You need a permit to hold your event at the Geelong Botanic Gardens. 

This protects the gardens amazing plant collection and supports the enjoyment of all our visitors.

Our beautiful and peaceful gardens can provide a special venue for small, low impact events.

We carefully consider applications for events which:

  • are in tune with a natural setting and can be held outside
  • leave no imprint on our high quality landscape and important plant collections
  • can be held while other visitors enjoy the peacefulness of the gardens.

Outdoor events which can be booked are:

  • weddings, commitment ceremonies and name giving ceremonies

Events that don't require a booking

  • special occasion photographs
  • group picnics and family gatherings which respect the gardens with a low key approach such as picnics (without furniture) are welcome and don't require a booking unless you want to reserve a lawn.  Children's parties can be booked at the nearby Carousel or you may like to use the Playspace (doesn't require a booking).

Public events

If you are considering organising a public event in the Geelong Botanic Gardens you should:

  1. view our events information
  2. download all relevant forms
  3. submit your application.

Need to know more...

For further information please contact us.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 12 October 2021