Venue hiring and catering

Venue hire and catering for parties and business events

The Botanic Gardens offer a unique opportunity for parties and celebrations of all sizes, meals, weddings, receptions, family days, presentations and meetings. The Garden Café near the entrance is a perfect venue for a small group. We are happy to receive larger groups in the conservatory section of the Tropical Greenhouses. There are also various different terraces, enabling you also to savour our culinary delights outside. Feel free to make an appointment to view the options.

Botanica Catering

Our in-house caterer is Botanica Catering. Rachel and Berry Dirven not only serve delicious coffee and lunches in the Garden Café, but also offer group lunches, high tea or extensive buffets. They will be happy to provide you with a personal quotation for your gourmet wishes. They can also serve bar snacks and tapas. All the products are fresh, organic and produced as sustainably as possible.

Picnic basket

It is now possible to reserve a full picnic basket at the Garden Café. It is filled with all kinds of tasty rolls, cake, fresh juices, a bottle of wine and fresh fruit. Enquire at the Garden Café for more information. A gift token is also available for this filled picnic basket. Choose the contents of the basket yourself and reserve it at www.tuincafebotanica.nl.

For business customers

Especially for business customers, we offer excellent conference facilities with an auditorium for presentations. Take a look under ‘Available rooms ’ for more information about the options.

Making an appointment

Feel free to visit the Garden Café during opening hours to enquire about the various catering options. To arrange a viewing of the rooms available, please contact Petra van den Beemt (p.m.j.vandenbeemt@uu.nl or telephone +31 (0)30 253 1826). Email Botanica Catering for more information about catering or to reserve picnic baskets: info@tuincafebotanica.nl and during opening times on +31 (0)30 253 1905 / +31 (0)6 24804888.

Diner in de hal van het kassencomplex
Diner in de hal van het kassencomplex

Available rooms

In the Tropical Greenhouses, two rooms are available for hire for events or parties: the Conservatory (Serre) and the Wachendorff room.

The Conservatory

The Conservatory is part of the Tropical Greenhouses between the subtropical greenhouse and the collection greenhouses. From here, you have a view of both greenhouses. It is particularly suitable for informal events for up to around 100 people. There are 16 tables with chairs as standard. It also has a simple music system and a microphone. In addition, you also have access to an adjacent, secluded private terrace. After 16.30, you can also make use of the central hall of the Tropical Greenhouses for no additional charge.

The Wachendorff room

The Wachendorff room offers blackout facilities. This makes it particularly suitable for presentations. It is fitted with 60 chairs in rows, with no stand-alone tables. It has a slide screen and an internet connection.

Rates

The hire charge for the Conservatory is € 75 per hour. If you also wish to hire the Wachendorff room, you pay an additional supplement of € 100 on top of the total hire price. If you would like to hire the Wachendorff room separately, you pay € 100 per half-day session.