Book Your Event - Facility Rentals

Available Facilities 

Reception Centre

This is our largest indoor and outdoor venue, with a capacity for 100 guests. With a large brand new covered patio, nearby covered lookout (Ting) and beautiful grass area adjacent to the building. This area is perfect for both an indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception. Check availability.

Garden Pavilion

This indoor venue is situated beside the Contemporary Lawn and Arbour. With a capacity of 50 people, this is our smaller indoor venue. This quaint building is perfect for intimate gatherings, a catering prep area or a bridal room before your ceremony. Check availability.

Contemporary Lawn & Arbour

This private outdoor venue has a capacity of up to 250 people. With a long wooden arbour covered in vines, this is a romantic setting for a beautiful ceremony with the arbour. Situated beside the Contemporary Lawn, this venue is perfect for both a ceremony & reception. Check availability.

Main Lawn

This is our largest available venue with a capacity of over 250 people. The Main Lawn is a perfect space for large groups or events. With views of the Physic Garden, the Arbour and the Alpine Garden this is a perfect place to celebrate and have your guests explore everything the garden has to offer. Check availability.

Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre

Our stunning outdoor amphitheatre with incredible acoustics, provides a one of kind venue for a wedding ceremony. With tiered seating, it has a capacity of up to 225 people. This venue is truly a unique space for your ceremony. Check availability.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

A traditional tea and stroll garden, considered to be among the top Japanese gardens outside Japan.  With a capacity of up to 25 people this garden is the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony. Check availability.

Greenheart Canopy Walkway

Greenheart Canopy Walkway New for 2015, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway is now available for events and weddings. This truly unique space provides exclusive access to the canopy walkway as well as an adjacent meadow for entertaining within the garden. At their leisure guests can explore the 300m long aerial trail system, explore over 80 acres of garden, and mingle in the meadow. Please call for availability.

Important Information

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