Stunning gardens in the heart of the city

Surround yourself with exotic beauty at the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour.

Ceremony space with bride posing
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Key information

Only available
Friday 17 March 2023

Current capacity
Up to 35 people

Packages
Start from $1,199

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Landscape of the Chinese garden of Friendship
The pond at the Chinese Garden of Friendship
The outside of the ceremony space
Bride and groom kissing under a veil
A scenic hole under a bridge showing the gardens
Ceremony styling available
Ceremony space with bride
Waterfall at the Chinese Garden of Friendship
View of the pond

About the Chinese Garden of Friendship

The tranquil Chinese Garden of Friendship provides a unique oasis-like atmosphere in the heart of the city.

The Garden features exotic plants, blooming flowers, a lake of shimmering koi, graceful bridges, and magnificent landscapes.

Your ceremony will be held in the Water Pavilion, surrounded by the stunning gardens and water features.

Celebrate your love with a 20-minute ceremony with up to 35 people.

We'll provide you with a celebrant and a beautifully styled space.

As part of your special day, choose a reception package, photography and flowers.

Your wedding ceremony 

Includes:

  • ceremony in the Water Pavillion
  • ceremony styling
  • celebrant
  • commemorative wedding certificate
  • standard wedding certificate

Cost $1,199

*Cost also includes fee to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage form.

Ceremony space

Ceremony styling in this image is indicative only.

Tailor your wedding day

Choose your style of reception, photography and flowers.
We'll take care of the rest to create the most memorable day for you!

 

Reception options

Choose to have your reception at The Gardens by Lotus.

Located inside the famous Chinese Garden of Friendship, The Gardens by Lotus is an exciting ‘Teahouse’ style dining and events space. 

The venue draws from both aspect of its location with its modern interpretation of a Chinese high tea during the day and a modern Sichuan dining experience.

Teahouse style food served

Banquet

Includes:

  • 2 hour sitting
  • shared space
  • group size: 2-35 people

Cost $85 per person

A 10% surcharge on groups of 8 or more applies. Bookings do not secure exclusive restaurant use, packages will take place in a shared restaurant style space.

Upgrade your reception option 

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+ drinks package

Includes:

  • 2 hour drinks package

Cost from $55 per person


Flowers

Choose either traditional green and white or contemporary red, pink and green flowers. A matching buttonhole is also available.

Green and white rose bridal bouquet

Traditional greens and white bouquet

Cost $250

Red and pink bridal bouquet with contemporary flowers

Contemporary reds, pinks and greens bouquet 

Cost $250

White rose buttonhole

Buttonhole

Cost $30

Images are indicative only. Flowers are subject to seasonal availability.


Photography

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Standard package

  • 1 x professional photographer for an hour
  • on location photography session capturing your ceremony and either before or after your ceremony (timing to be advised closer to the date)
  • 50 digital high-res images professionally edited
  • Includes one hour Chinese Garden of Friendship photography permit fee

Cost $625

 

External Photographers and Videographers: Permit fee of $175 applies to use the Chinese Garden of Friendship site for 1 hour. Payment is due 1 week before the event date.

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