Lilac Tent

Nestled near the Garden’s collection of lilacs, close to the Alpine Garden, this 30x40 white garden tent is perfect for family gatherings, company picnics, birthday parties, weddings showers and group functions.


Your Lilac Tent Rental includes

  • Admission to the Garden and free parking for all your guests
  • Picnic tables or 5-foot round tables with chairs (your preference)
  • 6-foot rectangular tables if required for food service
  • Setup of tables and chairs by Garden staff
  • Signage directing guests to your function
  • Golf cart shuttle service for elderly and disabled guests at the beginning and end of the event

Additional Information

  • There are no cooking or BBQ facilities at the Lilac Tent. You may bring in your own self-contained picnic-style food, or if you would prefer to have your function catered, contact us for a list of approved Garden caterers.
  • If you wish to serve alcohol at your function, you must obtain a license (available where you purchase your beverages).
  • Most functions in the Lilac Tent must be held during regular Garden hours. There are, however, a limited number of openings for evening functions – call for availability.
  • The round tables we provide are unfinished plywood – table coverings are recommended. You can bring in your own or make arrangements with your caterer. Picnic tables are painted wood and can be used with or without table coverings at your discretion.
  • Available June through mid-September.
  • The Lilac Tent is not available for Saturday wedding receptions.

Lilac Tent Rental Rates

Weekdays Up to 35 guests, 4 hour rental Monday* through Thursday $325
Weekdays 36 to 50 guests, 4 hour rental Monday* through Thursday $500
Weekdays 51 to 70 guests, 4 hour rental Monday* through Thursday $600
Weekends up to 35 guests, 4 hour rental Friday & Sunday $375
Weekends 36 to 50 guests, 4 hour rental Friday & Sunday $600
Weekends 51 to 70 guests, 4 hour rental Friday & Sunday $725

*Holiday Mondays are priced at weekend rates. Not available on Saturdays. 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