Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road W L7T 4H4 Burlington (Ontario) View map
7 reviews

Number of guests 10 to 300

About Royal Botanical Gardens

Located on the edge of Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, Royal Botanical Gardens is a spectacular venue that specializes in hosting wedding celebrations and other special events. Imagine hosting your ceremony and reception in one 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, so contact them today to plan your big day!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this park wedding venue include 6 ceremony spaces surrounded by nature and 5 reception spaces which include superb on-site catering services. The reception spaces include the Main Ballroom (max capacity 250 with dance floor), Camilla & Peter Daglish Atrium (max capacity 120 guests), The Great Room at Rock Garden Visitor Centre (max capacity 120 guests), The Turner Pavilion Teahouse (max capacity 50 guests) and The Greenhouse Café for smaller weddings.

The ceremony locations include Rose Garden Tent (max capacity 300, includes 150 chairs), Cherry Hill Tent (max capacity 100 guests), Royal Court (max capacity 120 guests), Mediterranean Garde (max capacity 20 guests), Turner Pavilion Teahouse Terrace (max capacity 50 guests), and The Daglish Family Courtyard at the Rock Garden (max capacity 100 guests.)

Services offered

Royal Botanical Gardens offers couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Catering / Bar
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Ceremony Coordinator (May to Ocotober)
  • Number of guests

    From 10 to 300

  • Maximum Capacity

    300

  • Type

    Park/zoo

  • Style

    Garden

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, set up

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 2,095.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 135.00

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More information about Royal Botanical Gardens

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • 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 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, 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 off-peak season? C$ 1945
  • 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? C$ 850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 750
  • 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 buffet service? C$ 55
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 35
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 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? C$ 17
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House beer, house wine, house liquor, bartenders

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Reviews for Royal Botanical Gardens

4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Katie

    Katie Ongaro, Married on 29/09/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 27/01/2019

    Royal Botanical Gardens's reply:

    Hi Katie, on behalf of RBG, it was my pleasure to help you plan your special day!
    I wish you and Robb many years of happiness, maybe we will see you around in the gardens now that you have a membership.
    Don't forget, we do baby showers too! LOL
    Take care

  • Sue

    Sue Greaves, Married on 22/06/2018

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    Beautiful venue. Amazing staff

    I have to start by saying Brooklyn and Robin played a big part in making our wedding wonderful. Brookly’s energy is just what I needed to ease any jitters I had that day.

    The gardens are absolutely beautiful and with the renovations they recently have made it picture perfect.

    Sent on 21/08/2018

    Royal Botanical Gardens's reply:

    Hello Sue,

    Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about us here at Royal Botanical Gardens. You and Ezra are truly a remarkable couple and such a pleasure to work with. We were so pleased that we could share in this special day. We want to wish the two of you a life time of happiness as you embark on your next chapters.

    Sincerely,

    Robin Calder and Brookelyn Archer

  • Shelby

    Shelby Coolen, Married on 07/07/2017

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    Amazing!!!

    I had my wedding reception at the RBG in July of 2017 and I am so glad that it was suggested to us by a good friend! I would highly recommend this venue! It is beautiful!
    Robin was amazing to work with and we emailed back and forth almost weekly it seemed. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Her and the team made my day so so special!
    The food was amazing!!! We had nothing but compliments on the service and food itself! Because we did not want a traditional sit down wedding, my husband and I opted for a cocktail reception. There are so many options and packages you can build on which made it so easy for us! We had Hors d'oeuvres being served throughout the entire evening along with a taco and poutine station. These were definite hits with our guests!
    Our pictures turned out beautifully and were so convenient as you have access to the gardens for the duration of your reception, as do your guests!
    Another great aspect is you receive a one year membership to the RBG after your wedding!!!
    I was extremely happy with how everything turned out and came together! It was such an amazing experience to plan my wedding with Robin and her team, and I could not have wished for a more beautiful day!!!!!

    Sent on 28/10/2018
  • Ali Kay, Married on 26/10/2018

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    Coordinator was disorganized, didn't offer many options, pretty good price

    We found that the botanical gardens offered some good options, but were low on flexibility around the date. The main coordinator (Robin) was really hard to work with and didn't take responsibility for her mistakes and blamed others when things went wrong. Also you have to do all set up and take down same day, so we had to stay after for HOURS with our whole group to take all our decor home, it was exhausting. And we couldn't bring our stuff too early in the morning and there wasn't really room for our deserts we brought in their fridge, causing them to melt. They just weren't very accommodating. Also you can't hang any of your decor on anything so forget twinkly lights. Otherwise, it was a nice space for a reasonable cost.

    Sent on 26/10/2018
  • Lauren Bottke, Married on 22/09/2018

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    Rock Garden Rocked!

    The Rock Garden was an amazing place to have our wedding. It was unfortunate that the doors will still open until 8pm to the public, as there were some public people walking around while we were getting photo's done, but otherwise once we were inside and the dinner started it was no problem at all! The service was great, the food was delicious and everyone enjoyed the grounds and the beautiful atrium - it was a perfect place for a perfect day!

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    Sent on 21/11/2018

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