Skip to content
Bride And Groom Under Gazebo In Rose Garden
Image courtesy: ESM Photography

Weddings at the Gardens

RBG provides gorgeous wedding venues for your ceremony and reception, nestled in the heart of Canada’s largest botanical garden in Hamilton / Burlington. We offer delectable catering options, peerless hospitality, and – our specialty – endless opportunities for those perfect photos.

Our dedicated staff will guide you through selecting the perfect, venue, experience and menu for your perfect day.

Please note: we are at capacity for 2023 weddings. We are now booking into 2024.

An ideal setting for an unforgettable wedding. Royal Botanical Gardens offers full-service venues, audio-visual and horticultural enrichment experiences, delectable catering menus, and diverse photography locations. Our experienced and passionate team is dedicated to crafting your lavish celebration.

Ceremony Venues

Inspired and surrounded by nature, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has six ceremony locations for weddings. Whether your vision is an intimate affair of 20 people in the Mediterranean Garden, or a larger celebration at an outdoor venue with 250+ of your friends and family, we are here to make your special day one to remember.

PLEASE NOTE: Ceremonies at RBG are only offered alongside reception bookings. Ceremony-only bookings are not available at this time

Space Ceremony Capacity Price Range*
Cherry Hill Tent 100 guests $865 to $970
Rose Garden Tent 300 guests $1,325 to $2,875
Royal Court 100 guests $1,325 to $2,875
Rock Garden Courtyard 100 guests $865 to $970
Mediterranean Garden
(limited availability)
25 guests $1,325 to $2,875
  • *Rates vary by day of the week
  • Pricing subject to HST
  • Rates are valid for 2023 and 2024 weddings with bookings secured prior to August 31, 2024, and are subject to change after that time.

Reception and Cocktail Venues

RBG offers five wedding reception options, accommodating up to 300 guests with beautiful spaces and on-site catering or thrill your guests with a pre-dinning experience in one of RBG’s bespoke cocktail locations. Our locations offer the perfect setting for relaxation and mingling while taking in the sights, scents and sounds of the gardens.

Outdoor venues are available May through October, indoor venues are available year-round.

Space Reception Capacity Price Range*
Full Auditorium 300 banquet
250 with dance floor
$1,750 to $3,850
Half Auditorium 120 banquet
95 with dance floor
$1,325 to $2,875
Rock Garden Visitor Centre 110 banquet
100 with dance floor
$1,325 to $3,850
Mediterranean Garden (cocktail) 80 standing $1,325 to $1,500
Café Annex (cocktail) 80 standing $1,250 to $1,500
White Garden (cocktail) 250 standing $1,250 to $1,500
Mezzanine and Patio (cocktail) 80 standing $865 to $970
McQuesten Foyer (cocktail) 80 standing $475 to $675
Rock Garden Upper Lawn (cocktail) 120 standing $1,325 to $1,500
  • *Rates vary by day of the week
  • Pricing subject to HST
  • Rates are valid for 2023 and 2024 weddings with bookings secured prior to August 31, 2024, and are subject to change after that time.

Enhance your experience with sound services, botanical décor, and more! See page 5 of the wedding package pdf below for more information.

2024 menus coming soon!

Rates rage from $125.00-$225.00 (+ HST & 17% gratuity)

  • grooms romantically leaning towards each other in the Mediterranean garden
  • Bride & Groom on Bench surrounded by flowers
  • Bride and Groom posing on Bridge at Rock Garden
  • Bride and Groom in breezeway decorated for the holidays
  • Bride and groom embracing at the edge of reflecting ponds, in fall

Submit a Wedding Venue Request

Are you interested in hosting your wedding with us? Please submit a booking request, and we will respond with more information about your requested dates (allow up to 5 business days for a response).


  • We are at capacity for 2023 weddings; now booking into 2024
  • The weddings team is not available for drop-in tours
  • Ceremonies at RBG are only offered alongside reception bookings. Ceremony-only bookings are not available at this time
    Select all that apply
    Select all that apply
  • Fiance's Name
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    You can request up to 3 dates
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    Please note: Start time refers to the start of cocktail hour
  • Where did you hear about us?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included

Ceremony venue includes:

  • 2.5 hours of access time (90 min. for set-up and guest arrival, 30–45 min. for the ceremony, 15–30 min. for pack-down)
  • Ceremony rehearsal — 60 min.access to your selected space
  • Weather contingency location (some rates exempt)
  • Charcoal aisle runner: Cherry Hill, Rose Garden Tent and Royal Court
  • White Garden chairs (up to max. capacity)
  • Signing table with white linen (48” round)
  • (1) extra table with white linen (48” round)
  • Up to 2 easels
  • Power access
  • Assorted mixed plants

Reception Rental Includes:

  • 11 hours of venue access
  • Guest tables
  • Head table and operational tables
  • Banquet chairs (varies by location)
  • Up to 2 easels
  • Assorted mixed plants
  • Set-up, pack-down and clean-up of included/contracted items
  • White table linens
  • Complimentary parking for you and your guests
  • Complimentary access for you and your guests to all RBG properties for the day


Starting in 2024 RBG is making a change to our catering offering.

Moving forward, for our 2024/2025 wedding season, we will be using best-in-class external caterers. RBG will continue to rent spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and we will continue to manage the bar as well. RBG will be selecting three catering companies to act as preferred vendors. These three caterers will offer a variety of menus and price points for you to choose from. A typical budget would be between $125/pp and $250/pp.

We expect to be able to identify the 3 preferred caterers by November 2023. A fourth option will be offered where you may bring an external caterer of your choosing on-site, with a 20% landmark fee added.

Additional Vendors

RBG vendor service providers coming soon!

Hand selected by our team to help make your special day a dream come true. RBG is excited to be offering recommended service providers within the following categories starting 2024.