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Private & Social Events

Due to a large number of bookings, we are no longer accepting new Private and Social Event bookings for dates in April, May and June. Please see our Note on Current Availability below for dates that are available in 2022.

Where Connection and Celebration Feel Natural

From intimate gathering spaces to award-winning halls, RBG is your natural choice for milestone events, showers, galas, celebrations of life, and more. With options for virtual and in-person events, delicious locally-sourced catering options, and breathtaking views, our venues are perfect for your social event. 

A Note on Current Availability

Please note RBG is unable to accommodate new event bookings on the following dates:

  • Corporate/Meeting Rentals: April through August 2022
  • Social/Private Event Rentals: April, May, or June 2022
  • Wedding Ceremonies: May 13 through 15, 2022.
  • June 7 through 12, 2022
  • June 23 through 26, 2022
  • July 8 through 10, 2022
  • July 15 through 17, 2022
  • September 2 through 4, 2022
  • September 16 through 18, 2022
  • September 23 through 25, 2022
  • Wedding receptions prior to November, 2022 (ceremony dates still available)

For dates other than those listed, please submit a booking request and allow our team up to 5 business days to review.

COVID-19 Event Policy

March 1, 2022: In line with provincial “Exit Step” guidelines, indoor and outdoor events are permitted without capacity limits at RBG. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter; please note that passive screening and mask-wearing are required for all clients and guests.

For more information, please submit a booking request via the form at the bottom of the page.

Read Full Policy (pdf)

Venue Spaces

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 - outdoor, 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 indoors. The living wall provides a gorgeous back drop while the Aldershot 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

  • Hors-d'œuvres on Platter
  • Cheese Platter Closeup
  • Pastries Closeup
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Hors-d'œuvres on Red Platter

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.

Celebrations of Life

Looking for a beautiful location to celebrate your loved one?

Royal Botanical Gardens has everything covered. Whether you’re having an intimate gathering of 20 or a larger group of 300, our unique venue has options to suit your needs.

Let us take care of the details while you share those precious memories with your family and friends. RBG can provide the memorable celebration that honours your loved one.

For more information, see the full catering menu.

Book Your Private Event

Are you interested in hosting your event with us? Submit your booking request using the form below.

Please note, the Rentals team is not available for drop-in tours.

Please submit a booking request, and we will respond with more information about your requested dates within 72 hours.

Sending in a booking request over the Easter weekend? Please allow up to 5 business days for a response.