The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney’s signature event space brings you The Calyx. Home to one of the largest living botanic exhibitions in the southern hemisphere and located in the heart of the CBD, this all-embracing venue offers a calm and endearing space to create long-lasting memories.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting, large-scale function, business event, product launch, cocktail party, or a wedding, The Calyx holds the flexibility of allowing you to create a unique experience. Showcasing both an indoor glasshouse with endless natural light and an outdoor terrace, your guests will enjoy a light and airy atmosphere whilst breathing in the nature of the impressive garden. 

The Calyx transforms into an illuminated, ambient dream after dark with coloured lights.

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The Calyx


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  220
 Function Space 5A, 5B or 5C 60   50 40 
 Entire 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