A venue like no other

Located in Hatley Park National Historic Site, Royal Roads University is an ideal setting for special events from banquets to conferences to performances.

The picture-perfect Hatley Castle is the centrepiece of the oceanside estate. Pathways wind through manicured gardens and ancient forests. In the distance, the Olympic Mountains rise from the mists of the Pacific Northwest.

Just 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, BC, Royal Roads University is one of the most unique venues in western Canada.

Something for everyone

Pick the perfect venue for your event at Royal Roads University:

Hatley Castle

Host your event at a medieval-inspired Edwardian castle. Rental includes the first floor (Drawing Room, lounge and dining room) and the outdoor terrace, Italian and Croquet gardens.

Capacity: depends on set up and location


Quarterdeck Ballroom

This ballroom is suitable for larger receptions, lectures and conferences.

Capacity: up to 250 guests


Dogwood Auditorium

This large auditorium accommodates lecture-style events or performances. The Dogwood opened in 2021.

Capacity: up to 500 guests


Centre for Dialogue

This high-tech conference room with adjoining reception area sits on the top floor of the Sequoia Building and boasts breathtaking views across the Juan de Fuca Strait to the Olympic Mountains.

Capacity: up to 100 guests


The Boathouse

Host you next business retreat or AGM in this small multi-purpose room along the shore of the Esquimalt Lagoon. 

Capacity: up to 52 guests


Event support

Our team of event professionals will support you with the logistics to ensure your special event, conference or meeting are seamless, and your guests remember Royal Roads and Hatley Park for years to come.

AV services and equipment

We offer in-house audiovisual services and equipment to support your event. Speak with your RRU event coordinator about pricing.


Wi-Fi is complimentary for guests on campus.