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Banquets and Receptions

Queen’s University’s beautiful and historic campus is the perfect setting for your banquet, wedding, or reception.

We have venues to accommodate a whole host of events from large receptions to intimate gatherings. Our elegant and historic banquet rooms are suitable for 20-600 guests while our contemporary atriums offer standing room for up to 200 guests.

Our unique and sumptuous menu creations, bar service options, and professional management services complete any banquet or reception on the Queen’s University campus.

Suggested Banquet Venues

Ban Righ Banquet and Conference Hall

Our signature venue, Ban Righ Banquet and Conference Hall features a variety a rooms to fit any group or event.

Starting with the Eliza S. Gordon Main Dining Room, the space features large arch shaped windows, oak tables and chairs, skylights and air-conditioning. This dining room can seat up to 500 guests. When divided into two rooms, each side can accommodate up to 250 guests seated. This 9900 sq. ft. venue is also an ideal location for exhibitions or trade-shows. A large terrace runs the length of the room with a lovely outdoor staircase descending onto the courtyard. Rental Fees: $1,500.00/day (Saturday); $900.00/day (Sunday to Friday).

The Eliza S. Gordon Private Dining Room with a private door leading into the Eliza S. Gordon Main Dining Room, is perfect for meetings, receptions or small dinners. This room seats up to 72 for casual meals or meetings and can be divided in half to seat 30 guests on each side. Rental Fee: $200.00/day

Levana Dining Room, with a capacity of 150 for a stand-up reception, boasts a bright and sunny atmosphere complete with arched French doors that lead to the courtyard. Air-conditioning, an in-house sound system and round tables make this room perfect for meetings, receptions, barbeques or banquets. Rental Fee: $400.00/day

The Levana Courtyard, adjacent to the Levana Dining Room, is often the site of outdoor weddings, casual barbeques, or as an outdoor venue for a coffee break during meetings. Suitable for ceremonies of 120 guests. This venue is rented only with Levana Dining Room.

The Elspeth Baugh Fireside Room offers an excellent venue for stand-alone events, or as a complement to the Main Dining Hall. The Elspeth Baugh Fireside Room is perfect for meetings or receptions of up to 110, or to seat up to 80 for dining. A data projector and sound system may be arranged for this room that features convenient blackout curtains. Rental Fee: $350.00/day

The Deans of Women Tower Lounge, attached to the Elspeth Baugh Fireside Room, provides an elegant venue for small receptions or private dinners. Rental Fee: $200.00/day


Eliza S. Gordon Main Dining Room: Sept. to April—Saturdays & Sundays only (campus related events only). May to August—any day of the week (campus activities plus private events)

Eliza S. Gordon Private Dining Room, Elspeth Baugh Fireside Room, Levana Dining Room and Courtyard: Sept. to August – Anytime. Private events accepted May to August only.

Deans of Women Tower Lounge: May to August only.

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Performance Hall

  • 566-seat capacity
  • A building within a building: features two-foot thick concrete walls that entirely muffle outside sound state-of-the-art ventilation: fresh air is pumped into the hall via outsized ducts to reduce rumblings, it passes through thick walls in a canvas conduit to deaden vibration and then silently and gently enters the hall through grills in the floor beneath each seat
  • Fine-tuned walls: the curved walls cut echo and give the hall its lively acoustic effects. The smaller pieces of wood that jut out in slight angles are the equivalent of fine tuning
  • New York-based Arup designed the acoustics using their Virtual SoundLab technology, which allows the environment of a space to be listened to before it is even built. Retractable motorized acoustic drapes allow the performance hall sound to be customized even further.

The Isabel Performance Hall


  • 150 seated dinner/300 reception capacity
  • Beautiful built in bar area
  • Floor to Ceiling glass walls overlooking Lake Ontario
  • Seasonal outdoor patio

The Isabel Foyer

Music Rehearsal Hall

  • 80 seated dinner/110 reception capacity
  • Stunning view of Lake Ontario
  • Designed by Arup to exactly mimic the acoustics of the performance hall

The Isabel Rehearsal Hall

Grant Hall

A campus landmark, Grant Hall is a spectacular venue for a banquet or reception. With a stunning decor that features hardwood floors, stained glass windows, a built in soundsystem and capacities capable of a 150 person VIP banquet to a 375 person reception, Grant Hall is a unique venue with an outstanding atmosphere. The auditorium floor measures 4602 sq ft and a full stage expands 1193 sq ft. Availability: All year except between Christmas and New Years, Easter or Thanksgiving weekends.


Note: Queen’s Event Services is required to comply with Re:Sound and SOCAN music tariffs as noted in Canadian copyright legislation. Additional fees may apply to your event. For more information, please see our compliance page here.