Ikoi no ba

Adjacent to the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse and adjoined by a rear deck, the Ikoi no ba (meaning “cozy place to gather”), is a charming, intimate space ideal for small private functions. Indoor seating at tables and chairs for up to 16 people can be expanded outside onto a large deck overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden pond and featuring double glass doors leading to a large deck with bench seating. The Ikoi no ba is also perfect for stand-up style receptions of up to 30 people. Amenities include a small, fully-equipped kitchen (stove, fridge and microwave), and seating at tables and chairs for up to 16 people (standing reception of up to 30), plus additional outdoor bench seating on the deck. The Ikoi no ba is also an ideal location for corporate meetings and retreats.


Your Ikoi no ba rental includes

  • Admission to the Garden and free parking for all your guests
  • Access to the Kurimoto Japanese Garden (exclusive access and functions outside of regular garden hours

Additional Information

  • Functions at the Ikoi no ba can be self-catered in the fully-equipped kitchen, or you may bring in your own catering. Please confirm with us prior to your event.
  • If you wish to serve alcohol at your function, you must obtain a licence.
  • Décor items must be approved in advance. No tacks, tape or any other items can be affixed to the walls or ceiling.
  • Indoor seating for up to 16 guests can be configured in a variety of arrangements; additional outdoor bench seating is available on the large deck.

Rental Rates

Half-day rental | up to 4 hours | $440
Full-day rental | up to 8 hours | $750

Prices do not include GST. Rates subject to change. A 50% non-refundable reservation deposit is required at the time of booking. 

Contact Us

For more information or to book, call 780-492-3138 or email uabg.bookings@ualberta.ca