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The Old Melbourne Observatory, Royal Botanic Gardens

Located at the heritage listed Old Observatory Building within the elegant surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Blakes Feast accommodates all of your event requirements, providing exquisite tailored meals, beverages and up to date AV equipment, all in the serene backdrop of Melbourne’s most exclusive gardens.Blakes Feast offers a complete package for weddings, private events, corporate affairs and intimate dinner parties, with restaurant quality food cooked by their team of talented chefs and delivered by their professional wait staff. 

The Old Melbourne Observatory, Royal Botanic Gardens Function Rooms

Barrachi Room

Barrachi Room

The room is ideal for intimate dinners and small board meetings.

20
20
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Ellery Suite

Ellery Suite

Two breakout spaces and outdoor courtyard, the Ellery suite has an abundance of natural light and dedicated entrance. In the event of wet weather, you have the option to reserve the Eastern Transit Room or the Ellery Suite, both of which a...

50
60
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Eastern Transit Room

Eastern Transit Room

With stunning 20 foot ceilings and baroque windows at either end, this is a flexible event space for wedding ceremonies, seated dinners, cocktail events and corporate workshops. Space can accommodate up to 70 guests for a seated event or 10...

80
100
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Outdoor Lawn Areas

Outdoor Lawn Areas

We have a range of lawn areas & pavilion spaces available throughout the venue that have capacities from 10-200 guests. Whether a corporate Christmas party, bridal shower, birthday celebration or wedding the lawns provide a stunning backd...

50
100
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Tennyson Lawn

Tennyson Lawn

This lush green lawn is perfect for ceremonies that require close gate access in luscious surrounds — providing a natural shade canopy for guests. Alongside its beautiful trees and natural setting, it is conveniently located near B Gate and...

350
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Taxodium Lawn

Taxodium Lawn

Popular with those having a reception at the terrace, taxodium lawn is an ideal breakout area for your event. Named after the beautiful taxodium distichum tree beside the ornamental lake, this space is home to our resident swans and ducks, ...

350
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Rose Pavilion

Rose Pavilion

This is a romantic pavilion in which to make your vows, particularly when it is covered with blooms around November and March. It is an intimate space centrally located within the gardens available for ceremonies of up to 45 people.

60
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Nymphea Lake East

Nymphea Lake East

Nymphaea lake acts as a showcase for the gardens’ collection of water lilies, Japanese irises and other aquatic plants. The peak time for this location is in high summer when the multicoloured lilies are in bloom; however, the lake and its ...

350
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Nymphea Lake West

Nymphea Lake West

Nymphaea lake acts as a showcase for the gardens’ collection of water lilies, Japanese irises and other aquatic plants. The peak time for this location is in high summer when the multicoloured lilies are in bloom; however, the lake and its ...

350
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Tecoma Pavilion

Tecoma Pavilion

Available for ceremonies of up to 60 people, Tecoma Pavilion provides shelter and the ideal outdoor setting. With views to government house and the city skyline, it has a garden feel with an impressive backdrop. Tecoma Pavilion is located...

60
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Picnic Point

Picnic Point

Located opposite the gardens shop, lakeside and the terrace, this popular lakeside space offers an expansive lawn and palm trees — adding to the picturesque garden surrounds. Larger than its opposite neighbour taxodium lawn, picnic point ca...

360
From $15,000
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Princes Lawn

Princes Lawn

With a sweeping view out over central lake, princes lawn cuts a manicured green swathe through to the centre of the gardens. princes lawn is sheltered by many of the garden’s oldest trees and is located right next to the rose pavilion.

360
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

AV Equipment

Microphone
Projector
Speakers
Stage
Teleconference
TV
Video Conferencing

Basic Amenities

Accessible
Accommodation
Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Lighting
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Parking
Pens & Paper
Receptionist
Restroom
Room Hire Only
Security
Smoking Area
Whiteboard
WiFi