TRU Conference Centre

1055 University Drive, Kamloops V2C 0C8 Kamloops (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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4.9 out of 5.0
Number of guests 20 to 350
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About TRU Conference Centre

Located in Kamloops, British Columbia, TRU Conference Centre is a gorgeous venue great for hosting wedding celebrations. They strive not only to satisfy your expectations but exceed them as they understand the importance of your big day. All of their amenities are on-site and family and friends can take advantage of their cozy and convenient accommodation options.

Facilities and capacity

Start with a ceremony in the colourful and lush private gardens. Celebrate your vows by hosting your reception in one of the two main wedding venues. Rest your head for the night in one of the wedding suites. Choose from the Mountain room, the Grand Hall or the Terrace for your most memorable evening filled with delicious food, dancing and everything taken care of by our detailed coordinators. They can accomodate any wedding, small or large up to 350 guests.

Services offered

The Lavender, Magnolia, and Rose packages consist of a wide variety of services such as a bridal suite, catering and bar, set up and clean up, as well as talented wedding coordinators available to guide couples throughout the planning process.

Cuisine

Catering options consist of a buffet, plated dinner service, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, server(s) and action stations. The bar can be open, cash, ticket or limited and can include any of the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • A sparkling wine toast
  • House beer, wine and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • A signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine
  • Number of guests From 20 to 350
  • Maximum Capacity Please enquire
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, hotel
  • Style Classic, country, garden, glamorous, modern
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability…View more
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 50.00
  • Availability View calendar
  • Meet the Team View team

More information about TRU Conference Centre

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    Please enquire
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6+
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • 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
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    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?
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Chairs
    Tables
  • 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
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 35
  • 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$ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar

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19 Reviews for TRU Conference Centre

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Courtney

    Courtney Russett · Married on 10/06/2017

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Brielle and the whole team at TRU are amazing! I knew how gorgeous the gardens are from my time on campus as a student so when it came time to pick a venue for our ceremony I knew that's where it had to be. I will say the only downside is there is no shelter if it rains. Which it did pour rain through our whole ceremony but it was still beautiful.

    Sent on 28/06/2017

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Courtney & Jerrad,

    Thank you for speaking so highly of our Gardens Venue even after the inclement weather. You were both so easy going and a pleasure to work with during the planning and on the big day.

    A quote I was once told is "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

    This speaks so perfectly to your beautiful day and the beautiful couple that you are.

    Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world.

  • Jesse

    Jesse Olynyk · Married on 03/09/2016

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Working with TRU Conference services for our wedding was an absolute dream! They were very creative and accommodating with all our dietary restrictions, and worked within our budget to give us a great meal. They also take care of all the set-up/take-down of the event (excluding the decorations your bring in) which was a huge load off. One of the things I really enjoyed was the fact that with one signature we were able to check multiple major items off our list, such as set-up/take-down, catering, ceremony & reception venue, alcohol, as well as all the extras (linen, tables, chairs, tableware, etc). Being in school it was a huge relief to be able to get all the big pieces in one place.

    The garden is absolutely beautiful and provides amazing backdrop for photos, and the reception venue is just across the way so you don't have to worry about your guests relocating.

    Alcohol can be a bit pricey but the staff were great at working with us on this issue and came up with some creative solutions that worked within our budget. 1) their packages already include table wine; 2) we decided to provide our guests with sangria which worked out to be $3 a glass instead of $5.50 for a drink from the bar; 3) we were able to provide drinks tickets to our guests and only those turned in were counted; also the bride and groom were able to run a tab that would be invoiced after the event. These options allowed for us to provide for our guests without breaking our own bank.

    Our reception was held in the Mountain Room which we loved. The back wall is glass and it opens up onto a patio which overlooks the campus and has views of the mountains and valley.

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    Sent on 13/04/2017

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Jesse and Derek, thank you for the great review! The photos you included really captured the mood of the day and the fun that was had. It was our pleasure to work with you guys to bring your celebration to life! We wish you nothing but the best!
  • Miranda

    Miranda Froese · Married on 11/07/2015

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    TRU Conference Center Centre was amazing help planning our special day! The Gardens was the perfect place for a summer wedding, the flowers were beautiful and the two big trees made for great shade for our guests when the weather got hot! The staff was super helpful and did everything they could to make our day special! We had lots of options to chose from whether it was reception space, food, or drinks. I would highly recommend TRU Conference Centre to anyone!

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    Sent on 01/05/2017

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Miranda and Marty. It was a pleasure helping coordinate your special day. I am happy we were able to exceeded your expectations. I hope you are both doing well!
  • Nerissa

    Nerissa Haynes · Married on 07/07/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Stunning

    We had the best day of our lives...Krista Stoesz who is the Events & Catering Coordinator for TRU Conference Center of Thompson Rivers University was a joy to work with ..she worked side by side with us. She made herself available to us at all times. Krista was involved during our entire process. The Gardens....well they speak for themselves......AMAZING....STUNNING...that is what our guesses thoughts were. Our after wedding photos were picture perfect.....We never skipped a beat at our ceremony. Krista went above and beyond. Well worth the money... not expensive at all. Would recommend to all.

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    Sent on 13/11/2018

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    What a wonderful surprise to start my day Nerissa! I absolutely loved working with you and Bud to plan your special day and I am so thankful that you have taken the time to write such a nice review after 5 years! Since your wedding I have taken time off for 2 kids of my own but I am now back in full swing planning weddings for 2019 -2020 and loving it. I hope that you and your family are doing wonderful.

    Thanks again,

    Krista
  • Kara

    Kara and Josh Sorge · Married on 12/05/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic venue for a wedding

    We recently got married at the gardens and TRU mountain room. It was the best decision we ever made. We had so many compliments on how the food and service was, and how beautiful the gardens were. The money we put in was 110% worth it and we had nothing to stress/ worry about. We highly recommend this place!

    Sent on 18/05/2018

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback Kara & Josh. It was a perfect day and we are thrilled our services exceeded your expectations. We wish you a long and happy life together!

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