Some of our services are closed or have different hours on the public holiday before the AFL Grand Final – Fri 29 Sept 2023

Surrey Gardens are beautiful heritage listed gardens ideal for:

  • social gatherings
  • small weddings
  • other celebrations.

The landscaped gardens provide a great backdrop to the stone cross (also known as a cenotaph), cannons and unusual artworks.

You can book the rotunda and a grass area in the garden for your exclusive use.

You can apply to bring up to 10 chairs and one table for events. You can't bring a marquee, arbour or other shade structure.

We require between 5 full business days and 8 weeks' notice, depending on your booking.

For more information about what you can and can't bring to outdoor events at our venues, visit our Outdoor event requirements page.

For more about the gardens, visit our Surrey Gardens page.

Public facilities

  • Seating

Public facilities are free for all garden area visitors to use. They are not included as part of a booking.

There are no public toilets in Surrey Gardens.


Gardens: 80 people

Rotunda: 12 people

Parking and transport

There is limited street parking on Norfolk Road and Union Road. The venue is 450 m from Union train station.

Booking times

7 days including public holidays.

April to October: 8 am to 6 pm.

November to March: 8 am to 8:30 pm.


View all bookable spaces

More information

Find out more about fees and bonds on our Fees for open space bookings page.

Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:

  • permitted and non-permitted items and activities
  • how much notice you need to give 
  • permits and documentation you may need.

For information about wedding bookings, visit our Weddings in our gardens page.

Terms and conditions

Before booking a space, please read our Terms and conditions of hire.

You will need to provide other documents and permits if you're hiring vendors such as food truck sellers or children's entertainers.

If a vendor is supplying any equipment, they need to provide public liability insurance.

Contact us

If you have any difficulties using our online booking portal, please contact us on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].


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