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Corporate Functions, Meetings & Conferences

We work with those looking for a corporate events venue for meetings, conventions, trade shows, & more. RBG is a one of-a-kind setting for smaller & larger groups. The foyer, McQuesten Theatre, mezzanine, auditorium and all meeting rooms combined, offer over 17,000 square feet of functional space for trade shows and conferences year-round at RBG Centre.

The Great Room in the new David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden Visitor Centre offers 3,455 square feet of functional space for meetings, special events and conferences year-round, overlooking the beautifully rejuvenated Rock Garden.

What Are You Planning?

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Meetings and Presentations

Get a change of scenery with off-site meetings for groups as small as 20. Enjoy snacks and meals from on-site catering, a selection of room sizes and views, and built-in AV capabilities. Focus on the content of your meeting, and we’ll do the rest.

Executive Meeting Room

Located on the second floor of RBG Centre, this intimate boardroom space is perfect for your smaller meeting.

• 480 sqft
• Capacity: Boardroom 16
• AV-Equipped

Café Annex

Located just off the Greenhouse Café, the newly renovated Annex is perfect for your smaller luncheon, meeting or breakout room.

• 1,443 sqft
• Capacity: Theatre 80, Classroom 45, Boardroom 33, Banquet 80
• AV-Equipped

Rooms 1 and 2

This second-floor meeting space can be split into two break-out rooms, or left open for a larger meeting. It includes a small alcove with space for check-in and coat racks.

• 1,344 / 672 / 670 sqft
• Capacity: Theatre 40-95, Classroom 27-50, Boardroom 24-45, Banquet 32-80
• AV-Equipped

Conferences and Seminars

Stun your attendees with a corporate event at the gardens! The foyer, McQuesten Theatre, mezzanine, auditorium and all meeting rooms combined, offer over 17,000 square feet of functional space for trade shows and conferences year-round at RBG Centre, or enjoy the perfect garden views at the rejuvenation Rock Garden.

Auditorium

Our largest space, the auditorium is an excellent choice for your full-sized corporate event. The room includes a divider to split the space into two smaller events, room for a risen stage, and is adjacent to indoor and outdoor cocktail/foyer spaces.

• 5,400 sqft (full) / 2,700 (A) / 2,700 (B)
• Capacity: Theatre 520 / 200 / 250, Classroom 200 / 90 / 90, Banquet 328 / 120 / 144
• AV-Equipped ceiling-mounted screens, built-in speakers, On-Site Breakout Rooms

Rock Garden Visitor Centre

The Great Room at the David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden is an award-winning, state-of-the art facility with a breathtaking view of the gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows, a look-out deck and patio.

• 3,455 sqft
• Capacity: Theatre 150, Classroom 90, Banquet 112
• AV-Equipped video wall, built-in speakers, customizable lighting Natural Light

Camilla & Peter Dalglish Atrium

This award-winning structure is a unique and spectacular setting that brings outdoor beauty inside. A living wall provides a gorgeous back drop while the Altershot Escarpment Garden courtyard features flowers and plants and serene water features.

• 2,750 sqft
• Capacity: Banquet 120
• Audio Available, Natural Light, On-Site Breakout Rooms

Banquets and Corporate Dinners

Enjoy your dinner, banquet social event in a one-of-a-kind venue! Royal Botanical Gardens offers corporate venue spaces and plated on-site catering for groups from 50 to 350.

Auditorium

Our largest space, the auditorium is an excellent choice for your full-sized event. The room includes a divider to split the space into two smaller events, and is adjacent to two cocktail/foyer spaces (Royal Court - outdor, and McQuesten Theatre - indoor).

• 5,400 / 2,700 / 2,700 sqft
• Capacity: Banquet 328 / 120 / 144
• AV-Equipped ceiling-mounted screens, built-in speakers, Some Natural Light (Auditorium B)

Camilla & Peter Dalglish Atrium

This award-winning structure is a unique and spectacular setting that brings outdoor beauty inside. The living wall provides a gorgeous back drop while the Altershot Escarpment Garden courtyard features flowers and plants and serene water features.

• 2,750 sqft
• Capacity: Banquet 120
• Audio Available, Natural Light

Rock Garden Visitor Centre

The Great Room at the David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden is an award-winning, state-of-the art facility with a breathtaking view of the gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows, a look-out deck and patio.

• 3,455 sqft
• Capacity: Banquet 120
• AV-Equipped video wall, built-in speakers, customizable lighting Natural Light

Café Annex

Located just off the Greenhouse Café, the newly renovated Annex is perfect for your smaller luncheon or celebration banquet.

• 1,443 sqft
• Capacity: Banquet 80
• AV-Equipped: ceiling-mounted screen, ceiling-mounted projector, built-in speakers

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  • Catered Buffet Table
  • Hors-d'œuvres on Platter
  • Pastries Closeup

Catering

Whether you just need coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch or meals for the whole day, our in-house catering team has options for your meeting or event. With delicious options, flexible menus and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the catering team at Royal Botanical Gardens promise to make your event one to remember.

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As a Feast On™ certified venue, Royal Botanical Gardens prides itself on creating cutting edge events and food by using products that are sourced and produced locally. Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s farmers is important for us all.

Whether we’re sourcing liquor, beer and wine for our beverage service or proteins, produce and grains for our catering menus, Ontario offers some of the best product available world-wide.

Corporate Rentals FAQ

Have a question about hosting your event at Royal Botanical Gardens? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Catering

All catering is provided by Spectra, RBG’s exclusive on-site caterer. Basic menus are available online at the links above, but can be customized. Looking for something specific? Please get in touch with your request.

Bar service is also available, with all venues being fully licensed.

Parking and Transit

All event bookings include free parking in the large lots at RBG Centre or Rock Garden (depending on where your event is held). Both locations are also accessible by bus via Burlington Transit. Learn more on the Directions & Parking page.

What's Included in the Rental Fee?

Your facility fee includes the room for the duration of your event, parking for your attendees, standard table and chair setups, and access to the gardens for your guests.

AV services are available in all our venue spaces for an additional cost.

Table linens rentals can be organized by your coordinator, or included in catering packages.

Location and Directions

Royal Botanical Gardens consists of over 1,100 hectares of property on the border of Hamilton and Burlington Ontario.

The majority of the venue spaces are located at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington. The Great Room at the Rock Garden is located at 1185 York Boulevard Hamilton (a few kilometers down the road from RBG Centre. Both venues are minutes from the 403 and QEW. See the full map and more information on the Directions & Parking page.

Book Your Corporate Event

Looking to host your event, meeting, or conference at RBG? Submit an inquiry to get started.