Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Gillies Street North

Lake Wendouree VIC 3355

Postal Address : PO Box 655 Ballarat VIC 3353

Phone:      (03) 5364 2764

Facsimile: (03) 5320 5133 

Weddings at the Lake and Ballarat Gardens

Application for the use of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Buninyong Botanic Gardens, Eureka Stockade Gardens and Lake Foreshore must be made on the approved Booking Application form. This can be obtained by contacting the Botanical Gardens Administration. 

Specified areas of the garden are available for weddings :

  •  Ballarat Botanical Gardens (any lawned section of the gardens) eg:      
    • Wedding Trees
    • Tom Beaumont Lawn
    • Rose Garden
    • Behind The Conservatory
  • Buninyong Botanic Gardens
  • Eureka Stockade Memorial Park
  • Lake Foreshore

Garden opening hours

7.30am to 9pm (gates locked) – October to April

7.30am to 6pm (gates locked) – May to September 

The Robert Clark Horticultural Centre opening hours

Monday to Friday

8.00am to 4.30pm

Closed – Public Holidays

Guidelines for useTop of document.


Should you source chairs from an external provider, the Lake and Gardens Precinct staff and management need to be advised in writing of details including the type and number of chairs you intend to hire.

Approval for the provision of additional seating must be sought by Lake and Gardens Precinct management prior to the event date in writing.

Motor vehicles will not be allowed into the Gardens for the purpose of setting up chairs.


Battery operated PA systems and CD and/or cassette players are permitted. Please respect other garden users and keep noise volumes to a reasonable level.

Amplified music and Electrical PA systems are not permitted within the Gardens.


Structures including but not limited to shade structures, marquees and arches are not permitted to be erected within the Gardens.

Clean Up

The Gardens must be left in a clean and tidy condition and all rubbish should be disposed of appropriately. All cleaning should be completed immediately following the ceremony.

The use of confetti (of any product type or material) is not permitted within the Gardens.

The Gardens must be left in their original condition.

Parking and Vehicle Access

No vehicles are permitted to enter the Gardens for the purpose of dropping off or picking up guests and/or equipment.

Horses and carriages are not permitted in the Gardens.