Locals and visitors all marvel at the magnificent vistas of the National Arboretum, an instant wow! factor for your next event. For the perfect event in the perfect setting, Canberra’s premier caterers, Ginger Catering at the National Arboretum assures the very highest standard of dining and service for events great and small.
The Village Centre at The National Arboretum is a magnificent and award-winning building offering a flexible space for boutique events as well as grand functions up to 500 for seated functions and 900 standing. Recent clients include BMW and Audi, who presented cars within this dynamic space – something very few grand venues in Canberra can offer!
Sunset cocktail parties are perfect, as the sun sets down through the Tuggeranong Valley, and the darkness moves from Black Mountain around through the city. Your guests can experience the changing light from the South Deck before retuning inside for dinner. For those events occurring later in the evening, your guests will feel truly special as they arrive through The Cutting to the Village Centre’s entrance. It’s a dramatic approach that reveals the large and open interior – and one that is guaranteed to impress.
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion offers theatre-style seating for up to 80 guests or accommodates up to 120 guests at functions such as cocktail parties, product launches or receptions for visiting dignitaries. This elegant space can be dressed to complete a lasting impression.
For those seeking a special place for their most special day, the stunning views to and from the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion will fulfil the dream. Glass doors open to the gentle rolling hills as the landscape unfolds down to Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra’s iconic view. As perfect on a summer evening as during more dramatic weather, this is a unique setting. There is a convenient carpark and of course your bridal car arrives at the very front door.
The Village Centre is available from 4.00pm every evening except Christmas Day.
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is available every day and evening except Christmas Day.
Located within the National Arboretum, Ginger Catering provides two stunning venue choices for a wide variety of functions: the Village Centre or the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion.
The Village Centre is an elegant, light-filled space with stunning, unparalleled views and award-winning architecture. With an amazing outlook at the heart of the Arboretum, the Centre is a picturesque location for that special celebration, wedding, work function or event.
The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is a unique venue for private functions, set on the rolling hills of the Arboretum with beautiful ceiling-to-floor windows that open the intimate space up, creating an unforgettable event.
For enquiries or to book your next function please contact Ginger Catering via email.