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Weddings at the Gardens

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

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

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

Wedding Ceremony Venues

Inspired and surrounded by nature, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has six wedding ceremony locations. 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

At RBG Centre / Hendrie Park

680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington ON

Space Ceremony Capacity Price Range*
Rose Garden Tent 300 guests $1,400 to $3,025

At Rock Garden

1185 York Blvd. Hamilton ON

Space Ceremony Capacity Price Range*
Courtyard 100 guests $925 to 1,025
Upper Lawn 100 guests $1,325 to $1,575
  • *Rates vary by day of the week
  • Pricing subject to HST
  • Rates are valid for 2024 and 2025 Weddings and are subject to change after that time.

Reception and Cocktail Wedding Venues

RBG offers 5+ wedding reception venues, accommodating up to 300 guests with beautiful spaces. This is your moment, and it is our goal to make it the location that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives.

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

At RBG Centre / Hendrie Park

680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington ON

Space Reception Capacity Price Range*
Auditorium 250 $1,850 to $4,050
Atrium (lower only) 110 $1,850 to $4,050
Atrium (upper + lower) 120 $3,175 to $5,625
Escarpment Garden (cocktail) 120 (standing) $1,325 to $1,575
White Garden (cocktail) 120 (standing) $1,325 to $1,575

At Rock Garden

1185 York Blvd. Hamilton ON

Space Reception Capacity Price Range*
Great Room 100 $1,850 to $4,050
Great Room & Bistro (2025 only) 150 $2,800 to $6,000
Upper Lawn (cocktail) 150 $925 to $1,575
  • *Rates vary by day of the week
  • Pricing subject to HST
  • Rates are valid for 2024 and 2025 Weddings and are subject to change after that time.
  • More details available in the brochure (linked below)

Enrichment Packages

Enhance your experience with sound services, botanical décor, and more! See page 7 of the wedding package pdf below for more information.

Catering Partners

Royal Botanical Gardens is proud to partner with best-in-class external caterers as our preferred vendors:

Equal Parts hospitality logo
City farm catering logo
fig & lemon

Should you wish to bring an external caterer outside of our preferred partners, you may do so with a 20% landmark fee added.

Wedding Photography

RBG offers 5 unique garden spaces for the perfect shots to remember your wedding day. Secure your permit with our NEW online booking system!

  • Bride and groom seated on a bench in a greenhouse setting in Burlington
  • grooms romantically leaning towards each other in the Mediterranean garden
  • Bride and groom embracing along limestone steps in a summer rock garden wedding venue
  • Bride and groom going for a kiss posing outdoors in a garden wedding venue in spring rose garden
  • Bride & Groom on Bench surrounded by flowers

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).

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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

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
  • Complimentary parking for you and your guests

Reception Rental Includes:

  • 11 hours of venue access 2-3 Hour set-up, 1 hour pack-down
  • Guest tables
  • Head table and operational tables
  • Standard 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

Catering

Royal Botanical Gardens is proud to partner with best-in-class external caterers as our preferred vendors:

Equal Parts hospitality logo  City farm catering logofig & lemon

Should you wish to bring an external caterer outside of our preferred partners, you may do so 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.

Wedding Venue Locations

RBG’s wedding ceremony and reception spaces are located on the border of Hamilton and Burlington Ontario.

Hamilton Wedding Venue: Rock Garden

1185 York Blvd. Hamilton

The historic Rock Garden includes an outdoor courtyard space for ceremonies, and the beautiful Great Room with a scenic view to the outdoor garden for your reception.

Burlington Wedding Venue: Hendrie Park / RBG Centre

680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington

RBG’s largest location, Hendrie Park / RBG Centre include 3 tented outdoor spaces for ceremonies, and an indoor auditorium for receptions.

  • Bride and groom embracing at the edge of reflecting ponds, in fall
  • Wedding Reception Rock Garden
  • Bride and Groom posing on Bridge at Rock Garden
  • Wedding Couple In Mediterranean Garden Greenhouse
  • Bride and Groom sitting at table in dark reception hall with romantic lighting