Camellia Gardens Events

Council handles all bookings for the Camellia Gardens. Permission is required to hold any ceremony or ceremony photography.

There are 4 bookable areas : (see location map )

The Gazebo (Area A) - Paved area maximum capacity 60 people & grassed area maximum capacity 100 people  

The Duck Pond (Area B1) - Maximum capacity of 200 people.

The Rose Garden (Area B2) - Maximum capacity of 200 people 

The Top Garden (Area C) - Maximum capacity of 100 people

Bookings are made for 2 hours for a ceremony or ceremony photography only or 3 hours for a ceremony plus photography (to include set-up and pack-up time).

Note:

Special Note regarding Areas A (Gazebo) and B2 (Rose Garden):

There is a colony of flying foxes roosting in the trees above these areas.

The flying foxes are most active during early evening hours and at night time however they may be in evidence in the trees during daylight hours.

Council is, at this stage, unable to take any steps to relocate the colony of flying foxes due to orders from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Whilst every effort is taken by the staff at the Gardens to keep the areas in a clean condition, the flying foxes are wild animals and Council is unable to guarantee the area will be free of any mess (which may include leaves, twigs and/or droppings) during your wedding ceremony/photography . Additionally the flying foxes do make some noise even during daylight hours which may affect your ceremony. We highly recommend that you visit the Gardens prior to finalising your booking and wedding plans to view the Gazebo and Rose Garden areas and decide if the flying foxes will have a negative impact on your wedding ceremony/photography. The Duck Pond and Top Garden at this stage, are not affected.

Available days & times

Days  Booking may commence Booking must finish by
Fridays (Monday-Thursday possible for small weddings, ceremonies)   11am   3pm 
Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays  10am 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays (Daylight Saving) 10am 5pm

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Fees 2019-2020

High season

High season = all public holiday long weekends, Easter weekend and the period between mid December to the end of January.

All ceremonies: $470.00 hire fee plus $105.00 non-refundable administration fee plus public liability insurance (see below)

Ceremony photography: $105.00 non-refundable administration fee plus public liability insurance (see below)

Low/shoulder season

All ceremonies: $315.00 hire fee plus $105.00 non-refundable administration fee plus public liability insurance (see below)

Ceremony photography: $105.00 non-refundable administration fee plus public liability insurance (see below)

Public liability insurance

  • $23.00 up to and including 50 people
  • $88.00 51 people and over

Payments, cancellations and refunds

  • After payment a cancellation fee of $50.00 applies for all weddings/ceremonies bookings (including photographs) where less than 28 days notice is given.
  • Should it rain on the day, please contact council as soon as possible after the event on 9710 0333 to arrange a full refund.

    Opening Hours & Parking

    • Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
    • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 9.30am to 5pm
    • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 9.30am to 6pm Daylight Savings
    • Parking at the Gardens is limited. It would be appreciated if guests could depart the car park as quickly as possible at the end of the booking.
    • For bookings in The Gazebo, The Duck Pond and The Rose Garden please enter via the lower car park off Kareena Road.

    Staff Assistance 

    Camellia Gardens staff members should be approached if any difficulties are experienced on the day.

    General Usage Rules

    • All areas are public open space and exclusive use is not permitted. Areas cannot be cordoned off.
    • No temporary structures are allowed, including bollards, bridal arches, carpets and marquees.
    • No confetti is to be used in the garden, adjacent street or road. Flower petals may be used.  
    • Please consider other park users and local residents. No undue noise is to be created including amplified music. 
    • The booked area and surrounding streets are to be left in a clean and tidy condition.
    • Garden seating is not to be removed from other parts of the Garden for any purpose at all.
    • For ceremonies in Areas ‘A’ (Gazebo and Grassed Area), ‘B1’ and ‘B2’ (see map) guests should enter the Garden via the lower car park off Kareena Road.
    • Please consider other bookings by arriving on time and departing on time.

     

    Halls for Hire / Wet Weather

    Council's Community Halls can offer an alternative in the event of bad weather. Bookings need to be finalised by midday on Friday for weekend bookings. Unfortunately, we cannot offer emergency assistance on the day of the ceremony should it rain.

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    Location

    Address: 104R President Avenue, Caringbah south

    More information

    Policies and documents

    Policies and Documents Location Map Camellia Gardens

    Forms

    Camellia Gardens Booking Enquiries

    Enquiries

    Enquiries can be directed to Booking Officer on 9710 0333 or parkbookings@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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    Camellia Gardens Enquiry

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