Explore the different UBC Botanical Garden venues below. From the magical Contemporary Lawn and Arbour to the “best of both worlds” Reception Centre and to the peaceful Nitobe Memorial Garden, you’re bound to find the right space that fits your needs.
Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre
A modern terraced setting, with a beautifully patinaed rammed-earth wall, provides an exquisite space for your ceremony. The Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre with its tiered seating has capacity for up to 225 people.
Our largest available venue with a capacity for over 250 people, the Main Lawn is the ideal space to host large events. Adjacent to Cattail Pond, this expansive green space looks onto the Physic Garden, the Arbour and the Alpine Garden. It is the perfect place to celebrate and have your guests explore everything the Garden has to offer.
Contemporary Lawn & Arbour
A rich garden oasis, the Contemporary Lawn & Arbour provides a secluded setting for your special day. With a tapestry of vines, the covered Arbour delivers a romantic setting for a beautiful ceremony or long table dinner. This private outdoor venue has capacity for 250 people, and works wonderfully for both ceremonies and receptions.
Sitting close to the edge of the bluffs overlooking the ocean beyond, the Reception Centre is our largest indoor and outdoor venue. Opening onto a large covered patio and concrete uncovered patio, the building is adjacent to a beautiful lawn. The nearby covered lookout (the Ting) comes with this package. Holding a capacity of 100, this area is a lovely venue for both an indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception.
Acting as a window into the delicate garden beyond, the Garden Pavilion is an idyllic space for intimate gatherings or a bridal room before your ceremony. With capacity for 50 people, this quaint building has large picture windows, and a catering preparation area.
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.
This 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 the Garden, and mingle in the meadow. Please call for availability.