Book the Geelong Botanic Gardens for a ceremony

The Geelong Botanic Gardens can be booked for weddings, naming ceremonies and commitments ceremonies.

As we only book one event at a time it is recommended that you contact us to check the availability. A tentative booking is advisable to avoid later disappointment.

When you call us, we will ask you for the following information:

  • What date is the function?

  • What time is the function?

  • What lawn you would like to select?

  • What is your name, address and contact number?

If you are unsure about what site you would like, our Geelong Botanic Gardens Visitor Map may be helpful or you may prefer to visit the gardens and inspect the 8 different sites.

If you wish to discuss holding your Wedding/Naming/Commitment Ceremonies at the Geelong Botanic Gardens please contact our Botanic Gardens Unit on 03 5272 4379.

Please note that it takes 15 working days for us to process a booking, so please allow sufficient planning time for this process. 

Booking fees

Please refer to our Conditions of hire page for fee details.

Common Questions

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - Are the Gardens wheelchair and pram friendly?

Arriving by car

 There is a disabled carpark at the entrance to the gardens on Eastern Park Circuit near the Podbury Drive intersection. There is a ramp to access the main entrance gate.

Garden paths

People in wheelchairs or pushing prams can access some parts of the gardens. Some paths are asphalt and relatively flat.

Other paths are not as accessible as they have steps and gravel surfaces.

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - How do I get to the Gardens?

Geelong Botanic Gardens is close to the Geelong Waterfront in Eastern Park.  It is within walking distance of the main train station and there is parking nearby.

Please see our Geelong Botanic Gardens printable map. 

The gardens entrance is at the intersection of Podbury Drive and Eastern Park Circuit, Melways reference 452 F4.

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - Is there a cafe in the Gardens?

Yes, we have a Teahouse at the Botanic Gardens.

Find out more about the Teahouse @GBG

Groups should make a booking directly with the Teahouse team.

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - What are the opening times of the Gardens?

During Daylight Savings opening hours are from 8:00am to 7:00pm.

All other times opening hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The gardens are open every day of the year.

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - Where can I park?
There is parking available near the entrance to the Geelong Botanic Gardens. 

Entrance to carpark is off Eastern Park Circuit near Podbury Drive.  Alternately use one of the carparks in Eastern Park and walk to the gardens.

Refer to our visitor's map for parking options.

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