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Exclusive Use Heritage Estate, Perfect for Intimate or Grand Weddings

On a day when you need everything to be perfect, this exclusive use venue is just that, the destination to make your dreams come true. This lovingly restored Heritage, Collaroy House Circa 1885, affectionately known as The Gardens on Forest offers timeless elegance. The estate is totally accessible including an undercover arrival area for the wedding party. The Gardens on Forest is located only 20 minutes from Sydney CBD, and offers four magnificent spacious formal rooms for you to enjoy your special day. In addition, there are intimate meeting rooms for those precious moments, boutique tea rooms, enclosed verandahs, open courtyards and glorious gardens. Whether you are having an intimate or grand wedding from 10-400 guests, a high tea, or corporate event the dedicated team at The Gardens on Forest will be there to assist, so you can enjoy your unforgettable day.


Bespoke and Unique Wedding Destination

Weddings at The Gardens on Forest are like no other, the dedicated team ensure that your event will be unique and warmly welcomed on arrival, and vistas with romantic ambience. The grounds offer the most luxurious garden setting. There are dreaming wedding suites to prepare for your most memorable day. The chefs create mouth watering menus, in fact everything that you could dream of is available at this bespoke venue, and is only limited by your imagination


Enchanting Gardens Perfect for an Outdoor Ceremony

The private property is steeped in tradition, surrounded by nature, idyllic elements that combine to make it the setting for your perfect celebration. The unrivalled romantic setting is ideal for couples wishing to hold their ceremony onsite. Offering immaculate private gardens filled with sounds of nature, a truly wonderful outdoor venue, with shaded areas, stone paving, romantic Grecian columns, Hollywood chairs, and a signing table. The exquisite gardens also feature finely manicured lawns, a tranquil fountain, lush palm trees, hedges, and romantic rose garden. Truly perfect for your wedding photos, outdoor ceremony, and reception space for couples that dream of an outdoor wedding.


Four Impressive Reception Areas to Choose from that Ooze Sophistication

The Gardens on Forest has four impressive rooms that are bright and airy spaces that ooze sophistication and features stained glass windows. The beautiful Garden Court is a graceful cream and gold ballroom with stunning chandeliers, suitable for up to 200 guests or up to 400 guests for cocktail style events. The Garden View room is a traditional Victorian ballroom that is graceful and boasts historical architecture, high ceilings, and can host up to 90 guests or up to 200 guests for cocktails. If you are dreaming of an intimate wedding the classic State Room with antique furniture, ornamental fireplace, two Juliette balconies, and large terrace that overlooks the rose garden and surrounding views is ideal. Another choice is the Serendipity Tea House that has French doors opening to the gardens. The choice is yours.


Sumptuous Food Presented Perfectly

This is your day and it will be designed to be uniquely yours. Our leading chefs understand the importance of well presented and sumptuous food at a wedding. Select from their extensive banquet, sit down menu, buffet choices or perhaps choose a high tea or cocktails with canapes. Whatever your dream day is, both the venue and food preparations will be completely dedicated to you and your guests. For exclusive offers and priority bookings feel free to contact us via the contact vendor form, we would love to arrange a tour of the estate for you.



The venue was beautiful, food was scrumptious and the service fantastic. I would recommend it to everyone.

– Rosemary

The High Tea was absolutely yumm!! Staff very friendly and helpful.

– Sharon

Excellent service! I would like to say thank you to all the staff, especially Abraham for helping me organise my wedding reception. Garden on Forest made our Wedding day extra special and I really recommend the place for any events. Food and drinks are amazing.

– Beanca

We had our wedding at Gardens on Forest and it was the BEST DAY EVER!

From the moment we saw the venue we knew it was perfect for us – beautiful gardens out the front and Victorian/classic rooms inside. Our guests had such a great time and we received so many compliments about the venue, food and service. Would highly recommend it.

– Samantha

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Q How do I arrange a private tour of the venue?

To arrange a tour or for more information, kindly fill out the contact vendor form and we will be in touch.

Q What is the capacity of the venue?

We create wedding days that are perfectly you and offer intimate weddings from 10 guests to grand weddings up to 400 guests.

Q Can we have the ceremony and photography at the estate?

Yes, we are an all-in-one venue with many beautiful ceremony, reception and photography locations.

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