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.


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Booking information

Booking fees

Fee type Fee
Alexandra Gardens, Canterbury Gardens, Surrey Gardens booking fee$164.50 per hour (includes exclusive use of the rotunda)
Central Gardens and Maranoa Botanic Gardens booking fee$164.50 per hour 
All other parks and gardens booking fee$164.50 per 4-hour block
Event bondminimum $200

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

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of hire before booking. 

Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:

  • permitted items and activities
  • notice periods
  • permits and documentation you may need
  • third party vendor requirements.

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

Visit our Weddings in our gardens page for information about wedding bookings.

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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