The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden

Eat, Sydney / 2 November 2016

The Calyx, a jewel in the gardens perfect for your next event.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is known to attract streams of nature enthusiasts, tourists and romantics alike with it’s lush greenery and natural abundance. In June 2016, the garden opened a new world-class attraction, The Calyx. In botanic terms, a calyx can be defined as the sepals of a flower, typically forming a circular pattern that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud. In zoological terms, a calyx represents a cup-like captivity. These two definitions are indicative of this horticultural exhibition enclosure. Offering of fusion of art, theatre and flora, The Calyx makes for the perfect backdrop for that next ‘wow’ event.

Here are 5 amazing ways to celebrate at The Calyx!

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The Christmas Party

Imagine long tables lined with glistening baubles, shimmery tinsel and sprigs of fresh holly. These decorative features work in perfect harmony with the lush greenery encasing you and your guests. Feast on seasonal produce, drink wine and be merry this festive season. You are even given the option of tailoring a bespoke menu, with plenty of turkey, honey glazed ham and christmas pudding to keep your guests in the Christmas spirit. You can also host a cocktail style Christmas party with different food stations.

The Fashion Event 

The Calyx is both a living art gallery and a theatrical experience, housing ever-changing living botanic exhibitions. It also home to the Southern hemisphere’s largest green wall, hosting over 18,000 living plants. The spectacle imbued in the structure itself will make for the perfect backdrop to any fashion event. With an integrated mix of indoor and outdoor areas, you can choose between a vibrant day time event or more intimate night time show. Once the fashion show is over, opt for for some celebratory bubbles and canapés with the aid of the The Trippas White team.


The Wedding 

The Calyx offers the perfect environment for a lavish wedding ceremony and reception. Panoramic windows allow natural daylight to flood the space, giving the illusion of the gardens coming inside. With Trippas White Group as the hospitality partners of The Calyx, everything from the decorations, service and menu will be carefully curated. With the help of one big team, you won’t be lifting a finger on your special day.

The Product Launch 

Looking to showcase a ‘wow’ product in a ‘wow’ space? Utilise the Exhibition Room for a more intimate experience or capitalise on the whole space for those larger, out-of-the-box launches. Events specialists will be there to work alongside you, helping to create an impactful event experience for your guests. With any good event also comes plenty of flowing drinks and food. The Trippas White team can provide canapés, with everything from freshly shucked oysters to slow braised pork sliders as well as more substantial stations such as seafood bars and artesian tables.

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The Long Table Under the Stars

Gather your nearest and dearest in a setting that they will never forget! With the aid of one large, lavishly dressed dining table, plenty of fairy lights, wine and good food you can dine under the stars right in the heart of the city. Decorations can be customised to the event, whether it’s a lavish birthday celebration, engagement party, bar mitzvah, you name it!
The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 
The Calyx can accomodate guests from 35 to 400 people depending on your style of event.
For more information and to make an enquiry for your next event, make sure you check out the website