Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and makes for a gorgeous wedding venue for both receptions and ceremonies. If you value the outdoors and nature these stunning gardens should be on your list! With plenty of spots for spectacular photo opportunities and breathtaking nature for all your guests to enjoy, the RBG is sure to be the wedding venue of your dreams!
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A History in the Making
For nearly 80 years Royal Botanical Gardens has been an ecological jewel at the western tip of Lake Ontario. The RBG lands were set aside by the early conservationist Thomas Baker to create the region’s first botanical garden and were originally created to serve as both a regional botanical tourism site and an environmental agency.
Now a designated national historical site, RBG is revered worldwide for its extensive 300 acres of display gardens. What makes RBG unique is that it also protects and stewards over 2400 acres of environmentally sensitive lands and diverse ecosystems that connect the Niagara escarpment to Lake Ontario.
Cherry Hill Tent
Available May to October & seats up to 100 guests
Located just inside Hendrie Park gates and adorned by mature trees, manicured shrubs, and plants, Cherry Hill tent is the perfect size for the smaller, intimate ceremony.
Rose Garden Tent
Available May to October & seats up to 300 guests
Positioned in Hendrie Park between breathtaking gardens, tiered fountains, and a majestic stone and cast iron gate, the Rose Garden Tent is the perfect spot for your dream ceremony, surrounded by the beauty of our rejuvenated Rose Garden.
Available May to October & seats up to 120 guests
An idyllic setting for your intimate ceremony, this lovely outdoor courtyard at RBG Centre features a sheltered canopy, colourful foliage, and ornamental ponds to provide a quaint garden setting for your special moment.
Available year-round & seats up to 20 guests
This indoor garden’s upper terrace at RBG Centre provides a cozy ceremony space embraced by lush, exotic foliage of the Mediterranean climate.
Available year-round & seats up to 75 guests
This smaller, charming ceremony space sits just outside our Greenhouse Café in RBG Centre. Recent renovations include beautiful new flooring and rich wall accents perfect for your intimate indoor ceremony.
Camilla & Peter Dalglish Atrium
Seats up to 120 guests
This award-winning structure is a unique and spectacular setting that brings outdoor beauty, inside. Two enormous living walls provide a gorgeous head table backdrop while the Aldershot Escarpment Garden courtyard features flowers and plants and serene water features.
Up to 300 guests
Our main ballroom is adjacent to a beautiful foyer, available for your cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service. Once inside the ballroom, your guests have exclusive access to our Royal Court where they can enjoy the evening air undercover.
The Great Room at Rock Garden
Seats up to 110 guests
Found inside the award-winning Rock Garden Visitor Centre, this architectural wonder features towering windows that provide inspiring views of our historic Rock Garden. The Great Room offers 3,455 square feet of premium reception space.
Café Annex & Greenhouse Café
Seats up to 80 guests.
The Café Annex is a charming space ideal for intimate receptions. Luscious potted plants and a rock feature-wall bring nature indoors. The space can open up to the adjoining Greenhouse Café, overlooking beautiful Spicer Court, for cocktails and dancing.
The peak season reception site fee at RBG is $2,095.00 and the regular season food and beverage packages start at $135 per person. For more information visit: https://www.rbg.ca/venues-rentals/weddings