Weddings and private functions

Located within the beautiful Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Fairymead House is the perfect venue for your special day.

Sprawling green lawns surrounded by lush garden beds form a magical setting to inspire the wedding of your dreams.

Heritage style combines with modern comforts with the option to hold your reception on site within the historic walls of Fairymead House.

Let us help you create special memories to last a lifetime.


Standing cocktail / tea reception or buffet

Maximum 60 persons

Approximate sit down arrangements – includes 6 pax per table

Separate Tables: Maximum 48 persons with Buffet
Separate Tables: Maximum 60 persons without Buffet

Gallery Style: Maximum 38 persons with Buffet
Gallery Style: Maximum 45 persons without Buffet

Rectangle: Maximum 30 persons with Buffet
Rectangle: Maximum 40 persons without Buffet

Boardroom Style: Maximum 36 persons with Buffet
Boardroom Style: Maximum 40 persons without Buffet


Cost of hire (1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024)

Bond is payable. Refund of bond in full is subject to satisfactory condition of facility and equipment.

Type Time Amount
Facility bond - $600
Venue hire 4 hours $236
Venue hire 8 hours $472
Set up/pack up - POA
Uno glassware surcharge - $50
Linen hire - POA

Hire inclusions

Hire of the Stan Lohse Function Room includes full use of catering items including cups, saucers, crockery and glassware at no extra charge.

Access to kitchen

NB. terms and conditions apply


60 x padded conference


  • 15 x rectangle trestle (1830 x 760)

  • 12 x 1.5m round tables

  • 1 x small square trestle table

Additional equipment

  • Projector whiteboard (Hirer to supply own eraser & whiteboard pens)

  • WI FI (Subject to availability)

  • Lectern

  • Baby Grand Piano

 Use of external hire equipment within Fairymead House is by prior approval only and
 conditions may apply.


How many people fit in the Stan Lohse function room?
Up to 60 people.

Does the garden hire include chairs?
No, please refer to our Catering & Decorator Contacts page for details on hiring chairs.

What are the catering options for the Stan Lohse Function Room?  
The hire of the Stan Lohse Function Room includes the use of the kitchenette for self-catering or please see the Catering & Decorator Contacts page for out-catering suggestions.

Can alcohol be consumed within the gardens of Fairymead House?
Staff will help you obtain a wet area permit. With the permit, alcohol can only be consumed within the back garden of Fairymead House. Please refer to ‘wet area’ signage. Terms and conditions apply.

Can alcohol be consumed within the Stan Lohse Function Room and verandas of Fairymead House?
Yes, alcohol may be consumed within the Stan Lohse Function Room and Verandas of Fairymead House without a permit, however, a liquor licence must be obtained if the alcohol is to be sold to guests.

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Address: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens,
Thornhill Street Entrance,
Bundaberg North, QLD 4670

Telephone: 07 4130 4400