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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.
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’s dining experience.
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A Dream Wedding
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 décor, 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!
You do it for the Gardens
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’t 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.
Wouldn't recommend to brides-to-be
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.
Our Dream Wedding!
such a dream
Perfect wedding in paradise
Lots of Compliments on the look but we are very disappointed
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