Lanyon café

Lanyon Homestead is Canberra’s most prestigious heritage site. Nestled in the Lanyon Valley in Canberra’s south, Lanyon Homestead is situated along the Murrumbidgee River, the Historic Precinct dates from the 1830s and offers tranquil surrounds for any style of function.

Lanyon Cafe has three areas for functions

The Barracks : The cafe seats up to 44 guests in two rooms.

Murrumbidgee lawn: The cafe has 8 wooden picnic tables, additional tables can be arranged.

The Marquee: The cafe has a 10m X 12m Marquee that seats up to 118 guests

All catering is provided on site by the Lanyon Cafe. Our team of staff will ensure your event is a day to remember. Prices are based on current costs and are subject to change. Our menus may be adjusted seasonally.

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to arrange a suitable time to view our beautiful venue, or require any further information.

I look forward to working with you to assure the success of your special day. With kind regards from,

Owen Brennan

Owner and Head Chef

Lanyon Cafe

Lanyon Homestead

Function Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 9am-4pm
For day time bookings all guests must vacate the venue by 4.00pm.

In order to be out the Tharwa Drive gates by 4.30pm

Thursday to Saturday until 10pm and Mondays 9am-4pm.
(Minimum of 10 people Applies)

Minimum catering charges apply.

Functions range from 1-3 hour for a cocktail party, to 4-5 hours for a fully-catered function.

A finishing time will be agreed to in writing before the function/event.

Should your function/event extend past the agreed time, additional charges of $80 per half-hour will apply until all guests have departed.

A 15% surcharge will apply to functions held on a Public Holiday.

All Music/Entertainment is to finish by 9.30pm

Clients must advise the Lanyon Café of any planned entertainment performances to be approved by Historic Places ACT.

Lanyon Homestead Venue hire

A hire fee of $500 applies to wedding ceremonies held at Lanyon.

To make a Venue hire enquiry or a booking, please contact the Homesteads venue hire coordinator on ph: 6235 5677 or email

Catering Deposits

can be paid to the following ANZ bank account:

LF & RM Enterprises

BSB 012 983

Account Number 1108 09476

In the event of cancellation, your catering deposit will be forfeited.

Additional charges for cancellations are as follows:

14 days’ notice 50% of the catering cost;

72 hours 75% of the catering cost;

24 hours 100% of the catering cost.

The information contained in this package forms part of the terms and conditions of hire.

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