The Lilac Tent and Pine Pavilion are seasonal facilities and can be viewed by appointment during our open season, May through Thanksgiving. The Ozawa Pavilion and Ikoi no ba are year-round facilities and can be viewed by appointment only during most of the year. Contact us to arrange a viewing.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all meeting space bookings. There are no exceptions. Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, debit, money order, cash or company cheque. Personal cheques are not accepted.
As all private functions booked at the Devonian Botanic Garden include a shelter for inclement weather, there are no refunds. There are no exceptions.
If you wish to serve alcohol at your function, you must obtain a license (available where you purchase your beverages). Contact us for details.
Functions at the Ikoi no ba and Ozawa Pavilion can be self-catered in the fully-equipped kitchen, or you may choose from one of the Garden’s preferred caterers. There are no cooking or BBQ facilities at the Pine Pavilion or Lilac Tent. You may bring in your own self-contained picnic-style food, or you can contact us for a list of approved Garden caterers.
While many of our guests let the beauty of the Garden provide the décor, you are welcome to bring in additional items. There are some restrictions in the Ozawa Pavilion and Ikoi no ba, and getting the décor to your function site is also a consideration. Confetti and flower petals (real or artificial) are not permitted. Please contact us to discuss your décor plans.
Upon booking, you will be provided with directions and instructions for parking and entry that you can share with your guests. We also provide directional signage to your function site to help your guests find their way.
No. Golf carts cannot be rented by the public. A golf cart shuttle service is included in your rental fee to assist elderly and disabled guests to get to and from the function site.
Limited vehicle access on one of our service roads, for loading and unloading equipment and catering, can be arranged in advance with one of our rental coordinators.
You can bring your own sound system. There is power at the Pine Pavilion, and near the Lilac Tent. You will need to bring your own power cords. The Ozawa Pavilion and Ikoi no ba are fully powered.
You can rent a PA system from the Garden. PA system can be used with iPods or CD players. Cost is $60, and includes wireless lapel or hand-held mics. Contact us for more information.
We can book a live musician for you. The Devonian Botanic Garden has access to some of the finest musicians in Edmonton, and can arrange the booking for you. Please contact the Booking Coordinator for more information.
You can hire your own musician(s). Please remind them that this is an outdoor facility, and that all instruments/equipment must be transported by foot or on a golf cart. Vehicles are not allowed in the Garden without advance permission. If your musicians require shelter, 10’x10’ white pop-up tents are available for an extra charge of $25.
SOCAN licensing fees may apply to any function with live or recorded music.
There are washrooms in the main parking lot area, near the Gift Shop and Visitor Entrance. There are additional washrooms near the Pine Pavilion, on the east side of the Main Garden. The Ozawa Pavilion and Ikoi no Ba have washrooms.
We are not located on the University of Alberta campus. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County - only 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall or SW Edmonton (5 km north of Devon on Highway 60).
Sorry, there are no discounts for private function rentals.
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