Venue hiring and catering

The Utrecht University Botanic Gardens offer a unique location for receptions, drinks, family days, workshops, presentations and meetings. We rent out three indoor spaces in our Tropical greenhouses and two tents outside on our event lawn during the warm months. And it has recently also become possible to rent the Garden Café for receptions and drinks.


Are you interested in renting one or more of our locations? Below you can read more about the spaces and possibilities. You can then fill in the application form. The rental price of the rooms is calculated per part of the day. At the moment, a room must be requested at least three weeks (fifteen working days) in advance.

Venue hiring during our winter closure

Due to the winter closure of the Botanic Gardens between December 1 and March 1, the availability of our spaces in the greenhouse (the Conservatory, Wachendorff Hall and the Educational Lab) is limited during this period:

  • From December 1 to December 22, 2023, it is only possible to hire spaces on weekdays, unfortunately not on weekends. During that period, catering is only possible for groups of 20 people or more. And for rentals after 4 p.m. catering is only possible for at least 25 people.
  • From December 23, 2023 to February 29, 2024 it is not possible to hire spaces at all.
  • From March 1, the spaces in the greenhouse can be hired daily again.
Venue rates
Application form for venue hiring
Rental conditions