Book Your Event

Our beautiful grounds will be an unforgettable location for your ceremony, reception and photos.

Rental Facilities

Rentals are scheduled in two 4-hour time slots for all sites with the exception of Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Main Lawn. Sites may be available for extended booking between 8am - 12am at an additional hourly rate.

  • Slot 1: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Slot 2: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

All wedding rental packages include use of the garden for wedding photos on the day of the event and a one year basic garden membership for the couple as a sign of appreciation for selecting us for your special day.

Download our rental facility pricing sheet.
Download our rental facility map.

Reception Centre Building

Our largest indoor facility with large private patio, adjacent lawn area, and nearby covered lookout (Ting)
Capacity: up to 100 people

Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre

Stunning outdoor amphitheatre with incredible acoustics
Capacity: up to 225 people

Contemporary Garden Lawn and Arbour

Our most popular venue surrounded by beautiful greenery. The Arbour makes for a stunning procession!
Capacity: up to 250 people (Contemporary Garden)

Main Lawn

Expansive lawn area, perfect for large weddings
Capacity: Suitable for large groups over 250 people

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Traditional tea and stroll garden, considered to be among the top Japanese gardens outside of Japan.
Available for wedding ceremonies only. Availability: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. daily for exclusive use of the wedding party. The garden may also be available on weekends in our “off-peak” season November - March.
Capacity: up to 25 people

Available Additions*

Visitor Golf Cart & Driver - available to transport guests with mobility challenges within UBC Botanical Garden. Based on availability.

Garden Pavilion Building - This quaint building can be added to the Main Lawn, Contemporary Garden or Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre. Available daily in peak season.

*Additional charges apply.



Need your event catered?

We recommend Wescadia. Visit their website for prices and sample menus. To book catering, please call 604.822.2018.

Weddings in the Garden

Visit our wedding section for special information for brides and grooms.

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UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.3928
Fax: 604.822.2016 Email:

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