The Terrace Reception Center

The Terrace Reception Center at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3141

At the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, overlooking the Ornamental Lake, is The Terrace - a venue that evokes a memory or experience in many Melbournians and the hundreds of thousands of local, national and international visitors each year. The Terrace is a cafe and tea room, open seven days a week, serving a delicious café-style menu all day. In the evening, the Terrace becomes a dedicated function venue specializing in weddings, gala dinners, special events and corporate functions. Delaware North’s culinary team creates magical events for thousands of guests each year. The unique location, views and classic decor positions The Terrace as a venue with a difference for those looking for that quintessential Melbourne experience.


  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world.