TRU Conference Centre

1055 University Drive, Kamloops V2C 0C8 Kamloops (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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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

Create your dream wedding with a 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
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,400.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 60.00
  • Meet the Team View team
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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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 1400.00
  • 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$ 950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 950.00
  • 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$ 40.00
  • 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$ 6.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar

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24 Reviews for TRU Conference Centre


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Lisa

    Lisa Petel · Married on 20 of July of 2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Truly Amazing!!

    Our day turned out amazing!
    Any concerns were addressed right away and the amazing help I had with the staff and coordinator were very welcoming
    I couldn’t have asked for a better day!!!
    Truly amazing!!!!!!!

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    Sent on 29/07/2019

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Hi Lisa and Glenn,
    Congratulations again on such a beautiful day! It was a pleasure to work closely with you and your guests to ensure all the of your wedding day needs were met. During your ceremony I could just feel the love and the pride in the room as all your closest friends and family watched you two get married - truly a special moment. I wish you and your little family all the best in the future.
    - Krista
  • Dylana

    Dylana Milobar · Married on 13 of July of 2019

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

    Gorgeous venue!

    My husband and I got married mid-July at the TRU Horticulture gardens, and it was better than we could have imagined! The floral environment makes for awesome photos, gives guests something to browse around and look at while they wait, and the added shade made a hot day enjoyable and comfortable to be outside. To top it off- the organizing team was very easy to work with, set up everything exactly how we wanted, and didn't make us feel like we had to rush out of there after the ceremony was done. 10/10!

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    Sent on 19/07/2019

    TRU Conference Centre's reply:

    Hi Dylana and Jeremy,

    Thank you for the wonderful review on our team and venue. I am so pleased to hear that our beautiful Horticulture Gardens was even better than you had imagined. Helping you to plan your ceremony was an absolute pleasure and I wish you guys nothing but joy, love and happiness as you build you continue your life as Husband and Wife.

    Cheers,

    Krista
  • Courtney

    Courtney Russett · Married on 10 of June of 2017

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

    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 of September of 2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • 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!

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