Village Centre

500 seated guests | 900 standing guests

At the heart of the Arboretum is the Village Centre, an award-winning architecturally design building featuring soaring ceilings inspired by the fronds of the nearby Chilean wine palm forest.

Designed to work in harmony with the surrounding forests, the Village Centre is filled with natural light, with spans of glass windows giving uninterrupted panoramic views across Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra.

The diversity of the space provides for a variety of flexible settings that can be tailored to the needs of each event, large or small.

Wedding receptions, award nights, corporate events and school formals have all been celebrated in style in the Village Centre.

Ginger Catering  Venue and Events team has extensive experience in every kind of event and are there to guide you through the entire event planning process. The quality of Ginger Catering’s service ensures that each of their clients, whether government, business, community or family groups, enjoys a successful and memorable event.

The Village Centre is available for after hour functions only as it is open to the public from 9am - 4pm seven days a week.

For enquiries and bookings, Ginger Catering on 02 6273 4366 or email

Fees and charges 2020

Monday to Thursday

$1,741 including GST

Friday to Sunday

$2,163 including GST

Important information:

  • Venue access is based on set up requirements after 4pm
  • An additional hourly fee is payable if venue is not vacated by midnight
  • Early bump in can be arranged on application
  • Function space is hired with display units in place; additional costs apply for their removal
  • An additional charge for security may apply
  • Discounts may apply in winter months

Available for hire: 3 x drop down screens- $265, Grove Screens- $103 per screen, Elevated work platform (EWP) $100