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Private & Social Events

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. 

COVID-19 Event Policy

In line with Step Three of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, receptions are permitted indoors, with capacity limited to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of 2 metres within the rental venue and cannot exceed 50% capacity of the rental venue. Receptions are permitted outdoors at 75% capacity of the rental venue.

Please complete an inquiry form below for more information. 

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

Looking to host your private event at RBG? Submit an inquiry to get started.