The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s signature event space, The Calyx, is home to one of the largest living botanic exhibitions in the southern hemisphere and is enviably located in the heart of the CBD.

With capacity for up to 400 people this vibrant, versatile, and contemporary venue is perfect for business events, product launches, cocktail parties and weddings.

Showcasing both an indoor glasshouse with natural light and an outdoor terrace, your guests can breathe in the nature and experience a garden like no other, while feasting on delicious seasonal and locally sourced innovative food.

 After dark, The Calyx is illuminated in coloured light, creating a beautiful ambient scene and immersing visitors in the environment.


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General Information  - FAQ's

The Calyx will close to the public when there is a private function booked. 

Parking: If driving to the Garden, 24-hour metered parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road, Hospital Road and Macquarie Street. 

Secure, undercover parking is also available at the Domain Car Park. Mobility parking is available near the Woolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of NSW.

Walking: The closest entrance to The Calyx is via Morshead Fountain Gate, corner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place. Morshead Fountain Gate is used for guest arrival at all events within The Calyx. Woolloomooloo Gate is the closest gate for an accessible pathway, open only during Garden opening hours.

The Calyx is a short walk from the Sydney Harbour foreshore, close to Sydney CBD and public transport.




Capacities Cocktail Conference Banquet
Full Venue 400 200  180
 Function Space 5A, 5B or 5C 60   50 40 
 Whole Function Space: 5A + 5B + 5C 180  150  140 
 Terrace 120   80  70






Corporate events
We invite you to take a stroll into nature for your next event. We know once you’ve set eyes on this organic space, you’ll love it as much as we do. Talk to our friendly team to come and view the venue and enjoy a site inspection.

Full packages are available to make wedding days easy and memorable, including ceremonies at one of the Garden’s beautiful lawns, followed by an incredible reception at The Calyx.

Leaf Department Café
 Laissez-faire Catering have partnered with Nathan Dalah, co-founder of the hugely popular Fishbowl, Side Room and Fish Shop, to bring visitors to The Calyx a new botanic inspired café experience.   Open to the public daily from 8am–4pm.



The Calyx
Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia