Function Areas

Function Areas

Image of Holtze LawnHoltze Lawn

This lovely lawn area features an attractive circle of large Golden Canes in the central area of the lawn, and a border of colourful, evergreen shrubs, ground covers and palms are located around the perimeter of the lawn.

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Area use: Small to medium size events.
Capacity: 100 - 120 people.
Power: Yes. There is 2x3 phase and 6x15 amp.
Lighting:    Partial. Will need to organise additional lighting.
Toilets: Located in the Orientation Centre.
Water: Orientation Centre.
Site fees: From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: $50.00- refundable - this is for toilet access (Orientation Centre - if function finishes after 4pm) and entry through the bollards.
Access: Via Geranium Street entrance (off of the Stuart Highway). There are bollards in place and a key must be obtained to gain direct entry to the lawn area. Vehicles allowed to enter through here are the bridal cars, caterers and decorators.
Car Parking:   Via Geranium Street entrance (off of the Stuart Highway).
Special instructions:   Dance floors, marquees, cool rooms, and extra lighting - must be discussed with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator and a site inspection time will be arranged.

Image of heritage lawn Heritage Lawn

This large expanse of grass area is surrounded by a creek bed, garden beds and a Kimberly Boab Tree. This lawn area suits large type functions, and has catered beautifully for corporate events and wedding receptions over 120 people.

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Area use: Large events.
Capacity: 700-800 people.
Power: Yes. Located on a 3 phase outlet to the front left of the garden area. Single phase or 240 volt power is also available but only after 7:00pm, these are located on each light pole.
Lighting:    Yes.
Toilets:

Option 1 - Located in the Orientation Centre (up the hill – closes at 4pm) or

Option 2 - returning to the front entrance behind the Wesleyan Church.

Site fees: From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: $50.00 refundable – access through Fountain Area.
Access: Via Gardens Road
Parking:   Either Geranium Street or Gardens Road carparks. Would need to discuss with Functions and Project officer the better option for that particular day.
Special instructions:   Dance floors, marquees, cool rooms, and extra lighting - must be discussed with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator and a site inspection time will be arranged.

Image of shade gardenFountain Area

The fountain is the most popular area in the Gardens. A beautiful manicured lawn and paved area is situated directly in front of the fountain. The backdrop to the fountain is highlighted with numerous tall trees and palms. There are bridges situated at each end of the large pond and are perfect for those "fairytale" wedding shots. The fountain is lit each night and highlights each jet with an individual light.

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Area use: Small to medium size events.
Capacity: Up to 100 people (standing room only).
Power: Not directly on site. Can get access if necessary. Can be discussed further with the Functions and Project Officer.
Lighting:    Yes - minimal.
Toilets: Behind the Wesleyan Church.
Water: Near the Wesleyan Church.
Site fees: From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: $50.00 - refundable. This is for direct access to fountain area.
Access: Via Gardens Road.
Parking:   Via Gardens Road car park.
Special instructions:     The Fountain has times for both the wet and dry season. Details are available on a plaque near the fountain or located in Function Information. The times are unable to be changed.
 

Image of shade gardenShade Garden

This secluded, peaceful, private area of the Gardens is located at the northern side (St John's College) between the rainforest and the open woodlands area. A large strand of tropical shade trees provide a cool shady atmosphere. The entrance to this area is via a bridge/boardwalk leading down the steps to two round circles of pavers set off by two porcelinite stone walls surrounded by pastel and white-coloured scented flowering plants. This site provides an ideal venue for small wedding ceremonies, small plays and poetry reading.

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Area use: Small to medium size events.
Capacity: 50 people standing.
Power: No.
Lighting:    No.
Toilets: Via - Orientation Centre.
Water: Via - Orientation Centre.
Site fees: From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: $50.00 - refundable - Access through fountain area
Access: Via walkway towards Rainforest, Geranium Street or Gardens Road entrance.
Parking:   Via either Geranium Street or Gardens Road entrances. Check with the Functions and Project Officer for best access for that day.

Image of coconut grove areaCoconut Grove

This large, sunny, level lawn area is located on the left hand side of the Gardens Road entrance and the Central Car Park. This site is ideal for large gatherings and corporate balls / functions.

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Area use: Large events.
Capacity: 500 - 1000 people banquet style.
Power: Yes.
Lighting:    Yes.
Toilets: Behind the Wesleyan Church.
Water: On site.
Site fees: From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: A key is not necessary with this area.
Access: Via Gardens Road entrance.
Parking:   Via Gardens Road entrance.
Special instructions:   Dance floors, marquees, cool rooms, and extra lighting - must be discussed with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator and a site inspection time will be arranged.


Image of coconut grove areaCentral Carpark

This area is for the light hearted and fun seeking. It is quite popular with weddings and parties. This area is partially covered by four Rain Trees and is extremely open. Privacy is definitely not assured.

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Area use: Small to medium size events.
Capacity: 80 people.
Power: Yes.
Lighting:    Yes - minimal.
Toilets: Behind the Wesleyan Church.
Water: On site
Site fees From $350.00 Non -refundable. Please discuss further with the Events and Projects Co-ordinator for confirmation on site fee.
Bond: From $400.00 - refundable
Key fee: A key is not necessary with this area.
Access: Via Gardens Road.
Parking:   Via Gardens Road.