Hatley Park National Historic Site, home of Royal Roads University is situated a short 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The iconic Hatley Castle is the centerpiece of the estate overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The 565-acres is surrounded by old growth forest and pristine gardens making this one of the most unique venues in western Canada. Our location is the perfect setting for special events, banquets, and conferences.


Hatley Castle 1st Floor

An Edwardian castle built in 1908 as a retirement home to James Dunsmuir and his family. With a Drawing Room, Lounge, and Dining Room there is adequate room to accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 200 guests reception style indoors.

Hatley Castle Drawing Room

The lavish Drawing Room is the centrepiece for the Hatley Castle dining experience seating up to 100 guests. The adjoining Terrace provides an outdoor experience and creates a suitable tenting option to accommodate larger groups up to 250 guests.

Italian Garden

The Italian Garden surrounds Hatley Castle and provides the perfect setting for a reception or garden wedding for up to 80 guests.

Croquet Garden

The Croquet Garden is a sunken garden with a breathtaking backdrop of Hatley Castle and is suitable for groups up to 300 guests.

Centre for Dialogue

This high tech conference room sits on the top floor of the Learning and Innovation Centre building with breathtaking views across the Juan de Fuca Strait to the Olympic Mountains. Suitable for groups up to 100 guests with a adjoining reception area for catering needs.

Quarterdeck Ballroom

Reception style ballroom suitable for weddings, receptions, and conferences for up to 250 guests.

Dogwood Auditorium

This newly built facility offers a large auditorium to accommodate a lecture style event up to 500 guests or large seated event up to 250 persons.

What we offer

Event management

Our team of professional event planners will support you through the logistical planning stages to ensure your special event, conference or meeting are seamless and your guests remember Hatley Park for years to come.

Audio visual services and equipment

We offer a range of in-house audio visual services and equipment to support your event.  Please speak with your event professional to discuss rental prices.


Complimentary for all guests on campus.