Hold your wedding ceremony at the Mound Lawn, Lily Pond or Mill Stream Lawn at Mona Vale.

For all bookings, please contact us. You will also need permission to film and photograph.

Wedding locations

Choose from three different garden locations for your wedding ceremony at Mona Vale.

Location name Description Capacity Parking
Mound Lawn A large, open, sunny area at the centre of the gardens, sheltered and surrounded by large trees. 150 Mona Vale Avenue
Lily Pond Lawns framed by graceful maples encircle a large formal water lily pond complete with a romantic fountain.  75 Mona Vale Avenue
Mill Stream Lawn Surrounded on two sides by water, this peaceful lawn is accessed by a picturesque bridge over the gentle Mill Stream. Daffodils complete this romantic picture in spring. 100 Mona Vale Avenue

Mona Vale wedding location Map

Wedding photography

There is no charge for wedding photography at Mona Vale but you must make a booking. Printed confirmation of your booking must be carried by your photographer on the day.

To make a booking for your wedding photography contact us.

Some areas are off-limits for photographs. These are:

  • Rose garden
  • Bath house
  • Fernery
  • Areas booked for other wedding ceremonies.

When taking photos, please remember Mona Vale is a public place so the rights of all visitors must be respected. Photo sessions should not obstruct visitors, for example when people move across bridges and along pathways.


Conditions for the use of facilities and/or grounds of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Mona Vale for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Find out more about booking a park(external link) for your event, or contact us(external link) with queries and bookings.

Bookings can only be confirmed with payment. Find out more about wedding fees at Mona Vale.

Bookings are limited to a maximum of three hours, includes pack-in and pack-out time. Other ceremonies may be booked before or after your event. Allow at least 30 minutes either side of your ceremony.  Rehearsal times are not included in your booking arrangement.

When booking Mona Vale you must read and agree to the terms and conditions.

Check the terms and conditions, plus map of bookable area [PDF, 844 KB].