At the heart of the Arboretum is the Village Centre, an award winning architecturally designed 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 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, awards nights, corporate events and school formals have all been celebrated in style at the Village Centre.

The Village Centre is available Monday – Sunday from 6:30pm

Contact the Venue and Events Team
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Telephone: 02 6273 4366


Village Centre - Enquiry Form

Café at the Arboretum is Closed Tuesday 24th January and Wednesday 25th January

The whole Village Centre will be closed during this time. The Arboretum grounds, POD Playground and National Bonsai & Penjing Collection will remain open during this time.