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The Gardens on Forest

The perfect setting for elegant weddings, special celebrations,
and corporate events

Dreamy. Stylish. Traditional.  With picturesque gardens and a restored Late Victorian heritage homestead, the Gardens on Forest is the perfect backdrop for your special day.  Discover your perfect space at the Gardens on Forest in our spacious and grand ballrooms, boutique tea rooms, intimate drawing rooms and magnificent gardens.  Feel the difference in our service with over 70 years of hospitality experience. 

Meet our friendly and experienced staff and explore the Gardens on Forest yourself by booking a visit to our beautiful estate. 

The Gardens on Forest is open for viewings by appointment from 10am to 3pm on Monday to Saturday. 







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Gardens on forest was truely an incredible experience!Sonia and Leah helping to organise the room to make the most beautiful day for my sister’s bridal shower!The staff, the food and location was just perfect!Thank you thank you so much and looking forward to having more venues at garden on forest! xxx
Laura Frew
09:58 24 Jul 22
Very friendly owner and staff. Very efficient service. Nice big meals and tasty. Beautiful atmosphere and surroundings.
Lynda Wallace
05:30 13 Jul 22
Great service fresh and good food
gewargis odah
19:30 02 Jun 22
Hi Sonia & TeamI wanted to say thank you so much for hosting and making my day a wonderful one to celebrate my bridal shower at the Gardens. The girls enjoyed themselves and so did I. Thankyou for your hospitality & I must say the ladies that served us on the day were sensational 👌
01:10 26 Feb 22
Exceptional destination for small/ medium functions. Was there for a birthday, food was delicious and had a good variety of canapes. Staff were friendly, curteousa and professional. They also offer high tea. A fair bit of parking on the street. No parking on premises. Nice small garden area with fountains perfect for memorable pics.
Hopskipandjump K
06:26 22 May 21
A beautiful journey, a trip down wonderland and yesteryear era! Stunning, furniture/fittings and lighting fixtures. The gardens are just delightful, well cared for and maintained. The statues are just amazing and some unique, making a walk around the gardens, that bit more special.The staff are very attentive, highly professional, engaging and respectful. Overall, food great, excluding a couple spreads that were not our 'cup of tea', yes a joke, a bad one at that LOL . To top off our day, was hearing about the owner of the home/business and her actions of giving back to the community
Kerry Stubbs
09:26 16 Apr 21
Good service for high tea to celebrate a lady's 100th birthday. Good was beautiful in wonderful heritage building.
Kerry Ryan
21:16 25 Mar 21
amazing service staff and food I had the high tea it was absolutely beautiful and delicious but there is no parking would definitely go back there
Tag El
03:07 22 Mar 21
Beautiful place
Rena Pap
05:23 21 Mar 21
We cannot thank the management and staff at The Gardens on Forest enough.From start to finish for our daughter Alexandria's wedding planning and execution Abraham and the wonderful team we met throughout our time there were brilliant.From the wonderful Chef and his team to the service staff and their excellent service you cannot do better. Their coordination with other party coordinators and suppliers was exemplary and the feedback from those business was only full of praise for Abraham and the team.The Garden Court room is outstanding and we fell in love with it from the start, the gardens are just so beautiful, the owner Sonia just an amazing lady and the people themselves just made our event so fantastic.Service and professionalism was brilliant, food was star class and the care factor from the team was second to none.My family cannot sing their praises enough and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts
Joe Guida
09:48 24 Feb 21
Very good way to spend a Friday Afternoon for Hiogh Tea. Food & service first class even with a Groupon Discount
Keith Clissold
22:26 18 Jan 21
A beautiful venue to meet and the owner and staff do a fantastic job to ensure the safety and security of everyone.
Jenny Smith
10:44 18 Jan 21
The service was great. Really enjoyed the food. Beautiful presentation of room and table. Followed all Covid rules. Will visit again.
Gail Betteridge
07:17 17 Jan 21
I'm not normally one to post reviews, but I couldn't resist with this absolutely stunning venue. My husband & I treated my parents to some delicious high tea earlier today & what an absolute treat it was. Impeccable service & delicious food, all catered to our dietary requirements flawlessly. I only wish I could give even more stars! Truly one of my favourite spots for high tea from among the many I've tried. 💖
Marwa Ferdous
05:16 17 Jan 21
Delicious high tea in a beautiful location. Our waiters Marcela and Solomon were fantastic. Thanks. We will be back.
Tara Wilson
05:31 10 Jan 21
Stunning venue with a gorgeous interior. The gardens at the front are lovely. We had the high tea which was delicious. Solomon made sure we were well catered for and enjoyed our afternoon. The wedding venue area look superb.
Katrina Sammut
03:46 10 Jan 21
I couldn’t thank you Abraham enough for all his support during the event. Everything went well and the food was amazing .Highly recommend the Garden On The Forest !
Jennifer Howard
11:20 25 Dec 20
Good quality food! Friendly staffs! Great high tea service!
Vivian Doane
12:19 06 Dec 20
Beautiful interior. Great food and friendly service. Will definitely go back.
MariaL Lizzio
02:54 05 Dec 20
We had our wedding at Gardens on Forest on Saturday 20th July 2019 and it was the BEST DAY EVER!From the moment we saw the venue we knew it was perfect for us – beautiful gardens out the front and Victorian/classic rooms inside. Our guests had such a great time and we received so many compliments about the venue, food and service.Thank you so much Teresa and Shannon - you made the whole planning process so easy and everything went so smoothly. Also thank you Joanna, Lee and staff for taking care of us on the day and always checking if we needed anything throughout the night.Would highly recommend!
Samantha Catalano
03:13 21 Nov 20
The ladies at our church haven't met with each other since March 2020 (due to Covid 19). We so appreciate the 'Gardens on Forest" establishment spending time with us and putting on a fabulous High Tea. We were all so happyThank you thankyou thankyou
Deb Rendell
09:13 20 Nov 20
Beautiful venue with antique victorian style ambience and well lit.. the high tea is very popular and great value for money
Ruman Akbar
06:35 30 Oct 20
Had beautiful high tea with 3 other people, 2 of them required Gluten free vegetarian option and we were not disspointed. The staff were very accomodating to our diets and the food was yummy, nothing was too hard and at no extra cost. Thank you to the chef for looking after us!
Elio Fornasier
04:24 25 Oct 20
A very elegant place for high tea, weddings, baby shower or all kinds of occasions, the high tea selection are great, yummy sandwiches, pastry, scones & variety of Desserts.Will highly recommend. Good value as well.
Rachel T.
23:38 12 Sep 20
The venue was so beautiful, the service was so lovely and the value for high tea was so worth it. Thank you for giving us a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this place.
Marian M
11:59 12 Sep 20
Lovely venue.Great pleasant staff and service.
Kevin Binder
01:46 06 Sep 20
I was at a wedding there and it was nice. Photos you take at the garden was really nice...
Shadi Jheir
08:17 23 Aug 20
Little hidden gem. The loveliest High Tea. The English breakfast tea was lovely too.
Bernadette Tarkka
10:07 25 Jul 20
A beautiful venue offering exceptional service.
Tania Katsanis
12:05 20 Jul 20
Beautiful garden and room. Great food and service
06:58 19 Jul 20
Great friendly service, great job by Sonia and team.
05:59 20 Jun 20
Great must see show "confetti & kaos" at a really nice venue. Dont miss this one.
William Richard
21:57 14 Feb 20
We had a lovely high tea today celebrating a 75th birthday. The food and service was excellent and the scones were amazing!When I rang to enquire if the site was accessible they were incredibly helpful.Our group came from the South and Central Coast and the Southern Highlands and all found it well worth the drive.Thank you so much for making Margarets birthday special.
Maree Crosbie
10:46 08 Dec 19
Masterful and informed. Trendy and traditional. Considerate and above all helpful. The Gardens on Forest team helped turn our dream wedding into perfect memories we will cherish for all our lives together. We felt perfectly reassured by their experience and were able to enjoy our special day freely while they managed and tended to everything in the background. We are forever grateful for your efforts Teresa, Shannon, Lee and team!
11:28 13 Aug 19
Great place to get married the staff and beautiful heritage house and gardens
Christian Bischoff
06:40 08 Aug 19
My sister Leanne recently held a Sweet 16th high tea party at Gardens, and greatly enjoyed it. The food was plentiful and delicious.A special thank you to Shannon and Teresa who helped us organise the event, and to Jake, who was accommodating of everyone on the day.Thank you for making this 16th birthday celebration special.
Dinuki Algama
09:57 17 Jun 19
Terrific venue, great food & fabulous staff
Mike S
01:33 12 Jun 19
Hi Teresa, My husband and I wanted to thank you and your whole team from the bottom of our hearts. The day went even more amazing then we dreamt off.All the guests were in awe of the venue and everyone was extremely impressed with the food. The floor staff were all so professional and kind and Maria was fantastic too.Shannon was amazing at the start when choosing the venue. She has a beautiful personality and made us feel extremely comfortable.And the same is also said for you. You were absolutely fantastic. Without you the day would not have been as wonderful as it was. Every request made you went above and beyond. All the extras you did for us is what made the day so beautiful. Those fairy lights were stunning and the centerpieces looked spectacular. I can’t thank you enough for all your support to the lead up of the day.Thank you so much again for everything.
Amalia Belevski
06:51 11 Jun 19
Meaning to write this review for a while but finally got around to it. My wife Rima and I got married at Gardens on Forest. I won't go into too much detail but everything was perfect. The venue, service, food, accommodating our requests. We couldn't have asked for more. And all organised within a very short time frame. Thank you guys for everything you do for us. You really went over and above.
omar hamzy
14:22 29 Apr 19
Loved the place.
Rossanna Rose
05:57 02 Apr 19
The Gardens is a beautiful venue for whatever you’re celebrating.Their high tea is scrumptious with gorgeous tea cups and table decorations, and the front garden is beautiful and peaceful.The ladies are so wonderful and helpful! They will make you feel special when you visit or enquire.Highly recommend.
caitlyn Teasel
00:24 09 Mar 19
This is just the best venue for any function. I’ve been here often. The service is great and the food even better. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
David Pettett
07:03 10 Feb 19
Absolutely gorgeous venue. I would definitely recommend Gardens on Forest for a wedding venue.
Christines Millinery
10:01 24 Nov 18
Beautiful place
Owen Brandwood
08:51 31 Oct 18
An absolutely beautuful old Victorian house and gardens. The reception room was gorgeous.
Rosemary Robertson
06:12 25 Jul 18
Very good kitchen and great time to look a rawaned very good workar
sam Daoud
10:13 20 Jul 18
karen petts
08:12 17 Jun 18
Beautiful 😀
Sergio Martin
07:29 25 Mar 18
Had my wedding here. It was absolutley fantastic everything we asked was done and was a very good day.
Taylor O'Keefe
20:49 18 Mar 18
Best venue for a wedding I have ever seen. Friendliest people. Great atmosphere
Andrey Vakarin
12:01 08 Mar 18
Stunning decor, lovely high tea
blACKvelvet261 M
17:16 20 Nov 17
Beautiful grounds surrounding a beautiful heritage house with various large and small function rooms. Recent wedding here was amazing.
Phillip Gummerson
02:41 15 Nov 17
Dear Teresa and Gardens on Forest team,I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic day we had at Gardens on Forest last Sunday, and love to thank you and wish to pass our warmest regards and thank you to Lynn and Carol for their wonderful hospitality at Kim's baby shower.The girls attended the event are still sharing their adoration for Gardens on Forest, the setup was also perfect for the event.Despite the rain, everyone had a wonderful time there. The rain though comes to think of it, puts a different atmosphere/scenery altogether for Gardens on Forest, beautiful in our eyes and very enjoyable to be in as well.I'm not sure when we'll visit again, but I hope it won't be too long; some of my friends already put their hands up wanting to attend the public high tea sometimes soon, still working out a time when everyone can come together.Thanks again for a truly beautiful and fantastic setup and reception.Warm regards,Jennifer Z
Jennifer Zhu
23:38 09 Nov 17
Thanks Teresa and also Leah who looked after our event. Thanks to all the staff. I appreciate all the help you provided. Everything was perfect.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Sam Achmar
04:08 01 Nov 17
Great food ambiance an staff great entertainment
Joy Young
09:16 27 Aug 17
Great staff. Nice place.
Max Tomassetti
22:05 11 Jul 17
Lovely place for a wedding
Melissa Dalzell
20:52 15 Jun 17
Thanks so much Gardens on Forest! Our wedding day was truly magical and I can't say I would describe any other day of my life in that way. The reception was seamless, made possible by the wonderful staff. We definitely felt we could trust them and leave it all in their hands. Liasing with GOF over the last 6 months has been so easy, and they were genuinely willing to accommodate our specific requests. The venue is a stunning classic/heritage/ballroom style, also making it the perfect grounds for the bridal party photoshoot.
Deborah Thomas
02:22 05 May 17
My wife and i tied the knot on 25th feb and we are so glad it was at gardens on forest. From the moment we walked we felt like it was the right place. The staff are pleasant to deal with and guided us through the entire process. It was so convenient to have the ceremony and reception there. The photos turned out great due to how beautiful the venue is. There was great coverage of the floor by waiting staff throughout the night and everything went to plan. I would highly recommend anyone with or without a budget to consider having their special day there.
04:49 01 Mar 17
Our wedding day was perfect - we could not of wished for a better choice of venue. Whilst weddings are considered stressful and a lot of planning involved, the Gardens on Forest staff take a lot of the stress away. Thank you to the wonderful staff for making our wedding ceremony and reception so special!
T Hudson
08:43 26 Feb 17
I went to many venues before choosing The Gardens on Forest. Good pick up. My wedding went through well, and all guests are so so so impressed the whole wedding. It makes our wedding so memorable for me and my husband and all guests. Highly recommended to all couples looking for a wedding venue.
08:59 17 Dec 16
We had our wedding reception at the Gardens on Forest recently and my husband, myself and both our families are incredibly happy with how it all turned out. The management and staff are true professionals and planning the wedding with them right from the start was a very transparent, smooth and easy process. They accommodated all our special requests and were very flexible and understanding. Both the bridal party and all our guests were very well looked after and it was a fabulous day.
Gillian P.
07:34 13 Dec 16
Could not have been more impressed with the wedding reception that we had at The Gardens last night. Dealing with true professionals just made things so easy. The food was great, the service was attentive and everything run like clockwork
Paul Pappas
21:17 20 Nov 16
Great place for high tea. Staff were friendly. Food was great.
Carissa Rideout
08:57 13 Jun 21
Nice High Tea at this wedding venue. Food was nice.
Christine Hallett
09:42 06 May 21
Good little spot for the right thing.
Matthew Waddingham
10:41 28 Jan 20
We had our ceremony and wedding here. The ceremony was absolutely amazing, as magical and true as we had imagined and went exactly to plan as organised by us and the venue. The reception was great too. Beautiful rooms, service, decor, staff, food, drinks.
Asha White
05:18 08 Dec 19
Thank you to Teresa and the team for a great night celebrating a christening. Thanks also to the staff on the night for being flexible!
Allan B
03:53 17 Sep 19
They got everything what you want. if you too busy to arrange your event . u d better choose here
gold lawndy
06:25 01 Mar 19
Was so beautiful, in space, food and service.
janine fisher
02:24 26 Sep 18
Beautifull place, nice interior, function room is a bit too small for large events
Marina Russo
06:19 06 Sep 18
Very nice venue. Beautiful gardens, great sitting area for guests, clean accessible toilets. Also, the staff were very helpful. There was food served on the venue after the wedding and it was quite good. Good 'dancing floor' for the people that wanted to sweat a bit of the drinking.
Fernando Pinheiro
22:06 08 Jul 17
great for wedding reception
stephen gibbons
01:43 13 Jun 17
Great ambiance, nice garden, Water features, hall, acoustics👍👍. Smiling staff, Service is good, food was nice...A great facilities, for medium functions, up to 200 seated....
Ravi Kumar Danthurty
10:31 17 Dec 16