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Last update: April 2023

Located near Hamilton in Burlington, Ontario, Royal Botanical Gardens is a spectacular venue that can serve as the setting for wedding celebrations and other special events. Imagine hosting your ceremony and reception in a single place that also provides the most perfect photo opportunities imaginable! All of this is possible if you celebrate your wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is brimming with lush foliage and vibrant hues that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Facilities and Capacity

The event facilities found at Royal Botanical Gardens include multiple ceremony spaces surrounded by nature in addition to a plethora of options for receptions which include superb on-site catering services. The ceremony locations include Rose Garden Tent, with room for 300 attendees. In the Cherry Hill Tent, soon-to-be-weds can have up to 100 people witness their vow exchange. There is also the Royal Court, with space for 120 guests. Filled with exquisite plant life, the Mediterranean Gardens offers another ceremony setting with room for up to 20 loved ones.

The reception spaces include the Main Ballroom, which has a maximum capacity of 250 people with a dance floor. There is also the Camilla & Peter Daglish Atrium with space for up to 110 guests. Couples and their guests can also celebrate in The Great Room at Rock Garden Visitor Centre, which has room for up to 110 individuals. Smaller events are well suited to The Cafe Annex.

Services Offered

The team at Royal Botanical Gardens can assist couples in a number of ways to help make their dream day a reality. Our venue coordinators offer event detail meeting and on site assistance on the big day! The team also offers catering and bar services to complete the event鈥檚 dining experience.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet hall
Historic
Park/zoo

Describe the style of your venue:

Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle runners
Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$135

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$40

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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Kelsey
Kelsey L. Married on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Wedding

I honestly may run out our space if I write everything but I will try my best to summarize.

There is not one negative thing I could say about the Royal Botanical Gardens! We had our ceremony in the Rose Garden tent and our reception in the Auditorium with 125+ guests.

I knew I wanted my wedding at RBG. So much so, we didn't even look anywhere else. They were amazing from day one to provide us with answers to every question we had, especially during the uncertainty of planning a wedding during the pandemic. Our wedding coordinators were fantastic at addressing any concerns and changes we wanted to make.

We went with the Botanical Package and the food and wine options were top-notch - a real gourmet experience. Our guests loved having a meal selection, especially the vegetarians!

Everything was PERFECT - the d茅cor, the meals, the serving staff, the coordinators (day-of and leading up to), etc. It was a dream come true. Our guests especially loved every aspect and gave so much praise to the beauty of the venue.

If you're still looking for a breathtaking venue that will produce the most gorgeous backgrounds for your wedding photos, this is the place!

Thank you RBG and staff for everlasting memories - truly a dream come true!
Kate
Kate Married on 17/06/2023
3.2 out of 5 rating

You do it for the Gardens

When my husband and I first viewed the RBG we were completely captivated by the gardens. It was an easy yes for us to book our ceremony there. We paid everything up front as payment is due when booking.

From the time we booked to the time of our wedding we still had over a year. In that time the lady we were working with I guess moved on and we only found out about this 3 months prior to the wedding, and that was because I reached out to add more time for our ceremony. Then I was Informed. My partner and I were satisfied with the RBG - we just didn鈥檛 like how with the new people we were working with elements previously promised were changed. For example, the RBG only allows a certain number of people to stay and take photos- if you want more than the allocated number it is $11 / person, we were told we had to purchase liability insurance or else the wedding could not take place, and we did not have access to take photos whenever we wanted that day you have to book a timeframe.

Now, the RBG was gracious enough to honour our original contract and keep to what we were told during our booking process. It was just stressful on the time between being told all the new rules and them checking if they could honour what was previously told to us. If you choose them just make sure you keep a record of everything in writing.

Otherwise, we had an absolutely perfect ceremony and everything worked out as it should. We did enjoy our experience overall and time there.
Margaret
Margaret M. Married on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous venue

Got married at the Rock Gardens at the RBG - such a beautiful venue for the courtyard wedding and reception
Jigisha
Jigisha P. Married on 19/08/2022
2.4 out of 5 rating

Wouldn't recommend to brides-to-be

We decided to go with RBG when we visited the venue shortly after we were engaged in August 2021. We had 2 ceremonies planned because my partner and I are from different cultural backgrounds. It took them almost 2 months and repeated emails to respond to us with a clear answer as to whether we would be able to have both ceremonies and reception in the Rock Garden. They responded back (2 months later) with a quote of 8k extra if we were to have both in the same space. This should have been the first indication of how things are run with RBG. We ended up choosing to have the ceremonies in the Rose Garden Tent and reception in the Rock Garden.
From start to finish, RBG was my biggest stressor with wedding planning. Their response times were abysmal, with lack of preparation for meetings on their part. We had been quoted a certain amount for harvest table rentals which they tried to increase by about 50% in the lead up to the wedding. Prior to this we had to repeatedly ask for a final price estimate which I now realize they seem to delay on purpose to hike up prices. I wouldn't personally blame any single person but I would say the event department does seem badly managed.

On the positive side, working with the ceremony coordinator Amanda Horvat was lovely. She is very organized and helped everything move smoothly.
All in all, our wedding day was wonderful because I hired a wedding coordinator to smooth the processes of the day.
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Katherine Married on 16/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue

We are so very happy that we decided to hold our wedding ceremony at RBG. It was an absolutely gorgeous place in the rose garden and everyone kept raving about its beauty.
Danielle
Danielle D. Married on 27/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding!

We had such a great experience working with Brookelyn and Emily to plan our special day - they were organized, accommodating and did everything possible to make sure the day was perfect! The venue was gorgeous - our guests had a wonderful time exploring the gardens and we got beautiful photos to remember our special day.
Rebecca
Married on 29/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

such a dream

The RBG was our dream venue! The gardens speak for themselves. But the staff - they are one in a million. Emily and Brookelyn did everything they could to make us feel special and well taken care of on our day and everyday leading up to it. They took all the uncertainty with covid in stride and made us feel secure in all the decisions being made. We didn't need to think about one detail, they did all of that for us. The day was nothing short of perfect.
Lidia
Lidia K. Married on 07/09/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding in paradise

Robin and her team went above and beyond to ensure our day went well. They were always there to answer any questions and put our minds at ease. The catering staff was very friendly and worked very hard. We are so thankful and happy we chose such a stunning venue as RBG for our big day.
Alex
Alex J. Married on 29/06/2019
2 out of 5 rating

Lots of Compliments on the look but we are very disappointed

There is far too much to say about the disappointment with my venue so I will try to summarize. It looks stunning. We payed for a premium package and spent tens of thousands of dollars here on catering and venue rental. The communications with the venue prior were atrocious and confusing. They don't respond for weeks and when they do it's the wrong answer. I could never get a hold of anyone. At the tasting the food was amazing but on the day everything was overcooked. We paid for mashed potatoes and got roasted instead. We had a few guests tell us they were quite certain they WATERED DOWN the hard liquor at the open bar. The atrium was FREEZING like a refrigerator. They told us there was nothing they could do because they had to keep it cold for the trees. They knew well in advance I was having a photobooth but when they showed up on the day of, no one knew where it was supposed to go. They could never give me any information on the actual details so I missed out on planning a lot. I was trying to put together signature drinks and no one could even tell me what liquor or bar mixes were available to us to make recipes. So very disappointed, especially for the insane amount of money we forked over. They don't care about you at all.
Katie
Katie O. Married on 29/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience

Robin, Deanna and their teams were absolutely wonderful to work with. We had a specific vision for our wedding to be a celebration of both of our cultures and they were able to make that happen. Our friends and family are still talking about how much they enjoyed the food!
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Awards

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Royal Botanical Gardens Real Weddings

Shawn & Todd
90 Photos 路 06/Aug/2022
Angelina & Jordan
68 Photos 路 16/Jul/2022
Angelina & Jordan
63 Photos 路 16/Jul/2022
Lily Leung & Trevor Hilton
147 Photos 路 08/Jul/2022
Laura & Chris
20 Photos 路 28/Aug/2021
Katherine & Anthony
11 Photos 路 16/Jul/2021

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