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Royal Botanical Gardens

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About

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. Couples may also choose Cafe Annex with a capacity for 75 individuals to witness the “I dos.”

The reception spaces include the Main Ballroom, which has a maximum capacity of 225 people with a dance floor. There is also the Camilla & Peter Daglish Atrium with space for up to 110 guests. Couples and their loved ones can also celebrate in The Great Room at Rock Garden Visitor Centre, which has room for up to 120 individuals. Smaller events are well suited to The Greenhouse Café which can be combined with 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. This includes providing setup and cleanup services so that the newlyweds can immerse themselves in the celebrations. The team also offers catering and bar services to complete the event’s dining experience. Event planning services are also offered for you and your partner's convenience.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, park/zoo

Style

Garden

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,095

Plated Service (per head)

$135

More information

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?

$1,945

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?

$850

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

$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?

$55

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?

$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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    Kelsey L. Married on 17/09/2022
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    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 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!
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    Katherine Married on 16/07/2021
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    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.
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    Danielle D. Married on 27/09/2020
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    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.
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    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.
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    Lidia K. Married on 07/09/2019
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    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.
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    Alex J. Married on 29/06/2019
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    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.
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    Katie O. 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!

    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
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    Sue G. 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.

    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
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    Shelby C. 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!!!!!

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