Creating special events

​Nestled amongst one of nature’s blessings, 

llawarra Rhododendron and Rainforest Gardens

All Images on this page are taken by

Powder Puff Photography.


Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a professional corporate gathering, a festive Christmas party, an adventurous car club tour, or a simple gathering of friends, our gardens can provide a beautiful backdrop to your celebration.
Within the Illawarra Rhododendron and Rainforest Gardens, you’ll discover an array of captivating outdoor event locations, each with its own unique charm.
We can cater to an extensive range of gatherings, including weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, engagements, BBQs, picnics, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, and funeral and memorial services. Additionally, we warmly welcome community groups, bus trips, and garden clubs.

To check availability and book in please call our booking office on 0490 069 360 or by email ua.GRRI@sgnikoob

idyllic setting for your Wedding Ceremony

The Illawarra Rhododendron and Rainforest Gardens provide an idyllic setting for your Wedding Ceremony, offering picturesque locations to capture the essence of your celebration through stunning photographs.

Weddings can be scheduled throughout the year, not limited to our public opening days. We offer several enchanting spaces perfectly suited for your special day. Here are some suggested ceremony locations:

  • Lake area: Ideal for both large and intimate ceremonies.
  • Chestnut slope: Perfect for gatherings of various sizes.
  • Sunken Garden: Intimate setting for small weddings.
  • Vi Worth Gazebo: Overlooking the serene Lake, ideal for smaller weddings.
  • Gazebo over the Lake: Well-suited for very intimate weddings.

Our gardens serve as an idyllic backdrop for not only wedding ceremonies but also post-ceremony celebrations and photographs.

When you choose to hold your wedding in our gardens, the photography fee is included in your booking. However, if you decide to have your ceremony elsewhere and wish to utilize our gardens as a backdrop for your photographs, we gladly offer booking options for this purpose.

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Illawarra Rhododendron and Rainforest Gardens as the backdrop to your special day, capturing timeless memories that will be cherished forever.

All catering images on this page are taken by

Lets Graze Co

Other Events and celebrations in the Gardens

The Gardens provide a delightful venue for a variety of other events and celebrations, such as Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Family Gatherings, Picnics, BBQs, Yoga, Tai Chi and more. We warmly welcome these occasions and offer a range of both undercover and open-air locations that can be reserved exclusively for your function, event, or activity.

Choose the Illawarra Rhododendron and Rainforest Gardens as the backdrop for your special occasion, creating lasting memories in a picturesque setting that truly sets the stage for a wonderful celebration.