The unique and open layout comfortably allows for a range private functions including weddings, engagements, christenings and birthdays, plus corporate functions including product launches, media briefings, Christmas and EOFY celebrations and team building events.
Enjoy cocktails and dancing on the wide verandahs with spectacular views across the Royal Botanic Gardens, or indulge in a formal seated meal infront of the open fireplace.
Available for exclusive hire seven days a week, the Restaurant can cater for groups up to 250 people cocktail-style and 140 seated guests.
Alternatively, take your pick from one of the many beautiful locations within the Gardens for a Trippas White Group catered event, from formal marquees on the Bennelong Lawn to cocktails in the Rose Garden or the early 20th Century Palm House.
"Botanic Gardens Restaurant is so very unique - a huge tropical garden in the middle of the city, yet it is surprisingly easy to get taxis to-and-from. The food standards are what set it apart from its peers though. Overall the staff made it very easy to do business and made my job easy too." National Australia Bank
The Calyx is designed to be a living art gallery and a theatrical experience that houses living and moving botanic exhibitions that heighten all your senses.
Trippas White Group is the proud and exclusive hospitality partner of The Calyx, providing premium services and event menus exploring Australia’s best and sustainable produce. Event planners can immerse themselves in the greenery of the new venue, while sipping on wine and indulging in food curated to reflect the garden surrounds and exhibitions.
The Calyx is defined as ‘the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud’.
Think of it as both a living art gallery and a theatrical experience that houses ever-changing living botanic exhibitions. The Calyx is a place to inspire and capture imagination, an enchanting and magical experience where plants will take you on a journey of discovery.
The whole space is an integrated mix of indoor and outdoor areas with the exhibition changing dramatically each year, reinventing itself through emotively themed exhibitions changing every nine months.
Construction of the building took just over 11 months and the highest point inside the building is 5.5m!