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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road W L7T 4H4 Burlington (Ontario) · See map

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Located on the edge of Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario, Royal Botanical Gardens is a spectacular venue that specializes in hosting wedding celebrations and other special events. Imagine hosting your ceremony and reception in one place that also provides the most perfect photo opportunities imaginable! All of this is possible if you celebrate your wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens, so contact them today to plan your big day!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this park wedding venue include 6 ceremony spaces surrounded by nature and 5 reception spaces which include superb on-site catering services. The reception spaces include the Main Ballroom (max capacity 250 with dance floor), Camilla & Peter Daglish Atrium (max capacity 120 guests), The Great Room at Rock Garden Visitor Centre (max capacity 120 guests), The Turner Pavilion Teahouse (max capacity 50 guests) and The Greenhouse Café for smaller weddings.

The ceremony locations include Rose Garden Tent (max capacity 300, includes 150 chairs), Cherry Hill Tent (max capacity 100 guests), Royal Court (max capacity 120 guests), Mediterranean Garde (max capacity 20 guests), Turner Pavilion Teahouse Terrace (max capacity 50 guests), and The Daglish Family Courtyard at the Rock Garden (max capacity 100 guests.)

Services offered

Royal Botanical Gardens offers couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Catering / Bar
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Ceremony Coordinator (May to Ocotober)
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10 Reviews for Royal Botanical Gardens

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10 Royal Botanical Gardens Reviews

Katie
Katie Ongaro

Married on 29/09/2018

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

Wonderful Experience

Robin, Deanna and their teams were absolutely wonderful to work with. We had a specific vision for our wedding to be a celebration of both of our cultures and they were able to make that happen. Our ... Read more friends and family are still talking about how much they enjoyed the food!

Sue
Sue Greaves

Married on 22/06/2018

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

Beautiful venue. Amazing staff

I have to start by saying Brooklyn and Robin played a big part in making our wedding wonderful. Brookly’s energy is just what I needed to ease any jitters I had that day. The gardens are absolutely ... Read more absolutely beautiful and with the renovations they recently have made it picture perfect.

Shelby
Shelby Coolen

Married on 07/07/2017

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

Amazing!!!

I had my wedding reception at the RBG in July of 2017 and I am so glad that it was suggested to us by a good friend! I would highly recommend this venue! It is beautiful! Robin was amazing to work ... Read more with and we emailed back and forth almost weekly it seemed. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Her and the team made my day so so special! The food was amazing!!! We had nothing but compliments on the service and food itself! Because we did not want a traditional sit down wedding, my husband and I opted for a cocktail reception. There are so many options and packages you can build on which made it so easy for us! We had Hors d'oeuvres being served throughout the entire evening along with a taco and poutine station. These were definite hits with our guests! Our pictures turned out beautifully and were so convenient as you have access to the gardens for the duration of your reception, as do your guests! Another great aspect is you receive a one year membership to the RBG after your wedding!!! I was extremely happy with how everything turned out and came together! It was such an amazing experience to plan my wedding with Robin and her team, and I could not have wished for a more beautiful day!!!!!

Kalyna
Kalyna & Erin Horocholyn

Married on 20/07/2019

3.0
  • Quality of service 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Professionalism 2.0
  • Responsiveness 2.0
  • Flexibility 3.0

Beautiful venue; terrible communication from planning coordinator

Despite the heat, the venue was beautiful and provided accommodations for our guests. We’ve heard nothing but praise for how magical the whole day was, and we couldn’t have imagined it anywhere else. ... Read more else. However, there were a number of difficulties we experienced during the wedding progress, leading up to the day itself, and even some hiccups during the wedding in progress. Namely, there was massive miscommunication between the head coordinator Robin and us, the brides, in terms of expectations for what would happen on the day of. I was told multiple times by multiple people that I would not find out any information about set up until quite literally the day before the wedding. For such a popular and established wedding venue, it is incomprehensible for me as a client to understand how schedules are not available well ahead of time. In initial correspondence with Robin, we were assured that we would not be responsible for setting up the reception area, but rather we would be able to “drop off bins” and the catering staff would set up the decorations for us. It was not until Friday, the literal day before the wedding, that we found out what time we could come in and set the decorations up ourselves because it was our responsibility, no theirs. For a wedding venue, this kind of last minute change in expectations and instructions is completely unprofessional, and frankly, unacceptable by any standards. I was diligent in checking in months and weeks ahead of the event to plan these sorts of details, only to be deferred until the last minute and leaving us scrambling to set up our own reception when I should have been dedicating the morning exclusively to preparing for the wedding ceremony itself. Setting up decorations in itself is not an ordeal – having been misled for over a year in terms of planning is unacceptable. During the reception, before the bridal entrance, we were pulled aside and informed that the bar staff were charging our guests for soft drinks. First of all, nowhere in our contract, nor in any correspondence in finalizing the drinks menu, was it mentioned that soft drinks would be available during the reception. If that had been communicated and finalized better by either Deanna or Robin, we could have anticipated the additional costs for our guests and amended that. However, we were put in a position to make a decision on the spot to add soft drinks onto our consumption bill; something we were not anticipating due to no mention in our previous correspondence, and something that should not be hoisted on the brides during the reception. Thankfully, our catering coordinator during the wedding day, was very accommodating and patient while we addressed this gaffe, but in the weeks prior to the event, I wasn’t given my full range of options upfront, and the costs were never addressed unless I specifically and repeatedly asked for them. I can appreciate the busyness of organizing multiple weddings for your business, but as a bride who has never planned (and never will again) a wedding before, it was difficult finding out the costs and options upfront for things, especially for things that are not clearly outlined in the Wedding Package, like alternative menu and beverage options. Overall, the wedding day and the venue was lovely. We have no regrets with choosing the RBG as our wedding site. We have to praise Emily for being incredibly helpful during the rehearsal, answering all of the questions we’d been building for months, and guiding us through the process. Emily was very flexible and understanding with our concerns, and was a champion in making the day run as smoothly as it did. We would also like to praise the caterers for the exceptional food. Our guests loved the buffet, both in terms of options and of quality, so we’re very happy with the dining experience we had during our wedding. The RBG was a beautiful venue, but it is important for us to voice our concerns and frustrations over how poorly Robin communicated with us to set out realistic expectations for setting up decorations, as well as answering promptly all of our questions to full satisfaction so that we could anticipate and plan any and all costs relating to food and drinks before the wedding day; not during.

Alex
Alex Johnston

Married on 29/06/2019

2.0
  • Quality of service 3.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Professionalism 3.0
  • Responsiveness 1.0
  • Flexibility 1.0

Lots of Compliments on the look but we are very disappointed

There is far too much to say about the disappointment with my venue so I will try to summarize. It looks stunning. We payed for a premium package and spent tens of thousands of dollars here on ... Read more catering and venue rental. The communications with the venue prior were atrocious and confusing. They don't respond for weeks and when they do it's the wrong answer. I could never get a hold of anyone. At the tasting the food was amazing but on the day everything was overcooked. We paid for mashed potatoes and got roasted instead. We had a few guests tell us they were quite certain they WATERED DOWN the hard liquor at the open bar. The atrium was FREEZING like a refrigerator. They told us there was nothing they could do because they had to keep it cold for the trees. They knew well in advance I was having a photobooth but when they showed up on the day of, no one knew where it was supposed to go. They could never give me any information on the actual details so I missed out on planning a lot. I was trying to put together signature drinks and no one could even tell me what liquor or bar mixes were available to us to make recipes. So very disappointed, especially for the insane amount of money we forked over. They don't care about you at all.

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