Botanic Gardens Of Adelaide

by | Bride, Ceremony


Botanic Gardens of Adelaide – Bicentennial Conservatory

In the recent inspiration boards I created for the Spring Racing Carnival, I used a lot of rose photos by Mr Polka, which led me back to our lovely walk around the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, South Australia we took a few years ago. Not only is it a great place to spend an afternoon but it’s also a gorgeous backdrop for wedding ceremonies!

My favourite spot is The National Rose Trial Garden- started in 1996, it’s a work between the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and The National Rose Society. They trial all sorts of roses here to see if they’re viable to be grown in Australia.

The garden has plenty of space on the lawns for ceremonies and receptions (including space for a marquee) and looks over the Bicentennial Conservatory.

You can also marry or have your photos taken in the Northern Palm Garden, Economic Garden,The Secluded Garden, Bicentennial Conservatory, Palm House Lawns and Cycad Collection, Sunken Garden and Araucaria Avenue and the Summerhouse.

All ceremony bookings include a package of chairs, a signing table, welcome signage and a preliminary visit to discuss logistics.

Receptions can be held in The Summerhouse Rotunda, The Palm House Lawns, Bicentennial Conservatory, The International Rose Garden  and The Schomburgk Pavilion Plaza. All with catering provided by the Botanic Garden Restaurant.

All weddings and functions at the gardens must be booked. This allows you the freedom to have your ceremony and take photos without running into masses of other brides. Check out the website here for more information on how to book.

All photos courtesy of Mr Polka Dot

  • Janine says:
    November 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    That is spectacular.

  • Laura says:
    November 21, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that as a reader planning an Adelaide wedding it’s so great to see someone feature a venue outside of NSW or Vic – thanks!

  • Polkadot Bride says:
    November 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Oh I love Adelaide Laura- its got a lovely vibe about it!

    Where abouts are you getting married?

  • Laura says:
    November 24, 2008 at 10:27 am

    In the hills. We’ve booked a winery restaurant for the reception and are planning to book a garden for the ceremony – there are quite a few options that we still have to narrow down!



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