Georgian Conference Services: Ontario Banquet Halls & Conference Centres In Barrie - Unique Venues
Georgian Conference and Event Services

Georgian Conference and Event Services


The waterfront city of Barrie, Ontario, brings you home-town feel with urban appeal! For your next meeting – make an educated choice.

When holding your gathering at Georgian College, you’re getting more than affordability. You’re getting modern, sustainable facilities with a focus on flexibility and tech savvy. From camps and competitions to conferences and events, you’ll find we’re the smartest option.

Year-round, Georgian College in Barrie, Ont., has large and small venues available for your next meeting or event. Choose from a variety of spaces, including boardrooms, AV-equipped classrooms, lecture halls that seat up to 700 people, and a 20,000 sq.-ft. pillar-less event space, ideal for gala dinners and trade shows.

The addition of the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness includes six health clinics, a massage and spa and technologically-enhanced classrooms with ergonomically designed tables and chairs, clean lines and an abundance of natural light.

Georgian’s Athletic Centre has been host to national and provincial sports associations and is equipped with has 20,000 square feet of gym space, indoor running track and 10,000 square foot fitness centre.

Summer accommodation, full service catering facilities, dedicated training classrooms and lecture halls, will provide all your requirements for a successful training camp, or conference.

Hold your next conference in an environment that stimulates minds and leave the planning to us! Everything you need for a successful event is right here.

Conference and event facilities
Georgian College offers a wide range of options, ranging in size and function:

  • Lecture theatres (up to 700 people)
  • AV equipped classroom and meeting rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Banquet space (up to 1,500 people)
  • Exhibit space (20,000 square feet)
  • Indoor and outdoor athletic facilities

    Have one of our Conference Coordinators assist with your conference and event needs.

    Attractions in the area include; museums, community theatre, restaurants and shopping, OLG racetrack and year round outdoor recreation.

  • Find Us Online

    Meeting & Event Spaces

    • Max Capacity: 1500 guests
    • Largest Classroom Style: 250
    • Largest Theatre Style: 690
    • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1500
    Multi Media Flexible Classroom
    Flexible style seating for up to 56 persons.  Media components include computer, data projector, screen and touch screen smart podium.
    • 900-1300 Sq. Ft.
    • 56 persons Classroom Style
    Multi Media Theatre Classroom
    Theatre style seating for up to 60 persons. Media components include computer, data projector, screen and touch screen smart podium.
    • 1000 Sq. Ft.
    • 60 persons Theatre Style
    Multi Media Classroom
    Classroom style seating for up to 75 persons. Media components include computer, data projector, screen and touch screen smart podium.
    • 1000 Sq. Ft.
    • 75 persons Classroom Style
    Computer Lab
    Computer stations for up to 45 persons. Media components include computer, data projector, screen and touch screen smart podium.
    • 950 Sq. Ft.
    • 45 persons Classroom Style
    The Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness
    The Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness is the largest academic expansion in Georgian College history. The modern facility includes six health clinics, a massage and aesthetic lab which can be used for corporate groups, and technologically-enhanced classrooms with ergonomically designed tables and chairs, clean lines and an abundance of natural light.

    • 172,000 Sq. Ft.
    Georgian Theatre
    Georgian Theatre is a professional performing arts facility located in Barrie’s north end on the campus of Georgian College. The Georgian Theatre is managed by the City of Barrie under an agreement with Georgian College. The theatre features a proscenium stage, sound, lights, fly gallery, and seating for 427 on the main level with 3 pods which can be used to increase the seating capacity to 690. The Theatre is available for rentals year round and is also available for non-theatrical activity including conferences and seminars. 

    • 690 Theatre Style
    Kempenfelt Conference Centre
    Visit our "sister property", located on the shores of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay,  Lake Simcoe, a short 45 minute drive ABOVE Toronto, an HOUR closer than Muskoka, on a beautiful, natural 15 acre setting including over 1400 feet of private shoreline.

    Our facilities feature lakeside accommodations, delicious meals served in the Lakeview Dining Room and Lounge, 10 meeting/classrooms and 10 seminar/breakout rooms as well as our 180 seat Centre Hall. There are four buildings on site, each with its own unique characteristics, to accommodate your group’s individual needs.

    All of our meeting and breakout rooms are individually climate controlled and all come equipped with the latest in standard a/v and support equipment. All of our main meeting rooms have windows, studies have shown that ‘natural light’ is a learning enhancer, and are designed with the client in mind!

    Kempenfelt’s dining room and lounge has 2 Certified Chef’s de Cuisine and an extraordinarily talented team. Breakfast and lunch are ‘Station-Style’ buffet and dinner is a three course table service with 3 entrée selections offering our guests a choice of fish, fowl or roast.

    Offering very competitive all-inclusive residential and day meeting rates with a wide variety of discount opportunities for groups of all sizes we feel that comparing our TRUE 24hr Complete Meeting Package with others is like comparing apples to oranges!

    Visit for additional information!
    Alumni Hall
    Theatre style seating for up to 250 persons. Media components include computer, data projector, screen and touch screen smart podium.  The Alumni Hall is equipped with a dividing wall that will allow the space to be separated create seating for 125 persons on each side.
    • 3780 Sq. Ft.
    • 250 Theatre Style

    Food & Beverage Options

    Catering options

    Chartwells Cafeteria
    Chartwells Cafeteria provides students, faculty and staff with fresh and healthy-living menu choices, nutritional information and other helpful lifestyle information.  Catering is available for groups meeting on Campus through the Chartwells Great Impressions Catering Menu.

    The Last Class
    Catering at The Last Class
    The Last Class is dedicated to providing the most enjoyable experience possible for all your catering needs. From our licensed bar and dining room to our friendly and professional staff, we pride ourselves in delivering quality food and service. The Last Class can host up to 500 people in a seated environment or up to 700 people cocktail reception style. We have many other venues at the campus where we can cater from 5 to 1500 guests.
    The most unique thing about The Last Class is that the revenue generated goes directly back to the Student Life Centre which helps to provide students with events and functions for the ultimate college experience.
    The Georgian Dining Room
    Whether you are looking for an intimate gathering, a formal sit-down dinner, an outdoor barbeque or something truly unique you will find it at the Georgian Dining Room. The Georgian Dining Room is open to the public serving lunch several days a week in the 150-seat licensed dining room which doubles as a fine-dining restaurant offering delectable menus in elegant surroundings on selected evenings. The Georgian Dining Room provides catering services on and offsite Campus.


    • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 425
    • Number of Overnight Rooms: 210
    Residence & Conference Centre – Barrie
    Residence & Conference Centre - Barrie is open annually from early May to late August on the Georgian College, Barrie Campus. We can comfortably and affordably accommodate groups of 5 to 450 guests in our hotel-style 2 bedroom non-smoking suites. These suites include two bedrooms with a three-piece bath, and a kitchenette with full-sized fridge & microwave/convection oven. Each bedroom has a double extra-long bed, telephone with free local service, television with satellite service, and network connection with access to the free Internet service.
    • 268 Rooms
    • 524 Beds

    Featured Amenities

    • Accessible Facilities
    • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
    • Fitness Center Fitness Center
    • In-House Catering
    • Near Public Transit
    • Overnight Rooms
    • Paid Parking
    • Running Trails
    • Taxi
    • Theater Seating
    • WiFi

    Venue Location + Transportation


    One Georgian Drive,
    Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9


    • BusBus
    • TaxiTaxi
    • TrainTrain

    Nearby Airport

    • Pearson Int'l Toronto - 60 minutes

    Nearby International Airport

    • Pearson Int'l Toronto - 60 minutes


    • Onsite Parking: Yes

    Nearby Cities

    Wasaga Beach,

    Things to Know


    • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
    • External Catering Allowed: No


    Computer lab; multimedia classrooms and meeting rooms; theatres

    • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
    • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
    • Equipment Available On-Site:
      • Projector Screen

    Venue Policies

    • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
    • Smoking Permitted: no
    • ADA Accessible: Yes


    On behalf of Lake Country Harmony I wish to thank you for the excellent support you gave us at our Harmony, Inc., Area 5 Convention. You handled our small emergencies efficiently and with good humor. Everyone was most complimentary of our accommodation, hospitality room and the theatre. Once again, thank you for your part in making sure everything ran smoothly at our convention.
    Joan – Co-Convener – Lake County Harmony
    On behalf of the Town and Gown Association of Ontario I wish to thank you for your assistance during the planning and delivery of the Annual TGAO Symposium held in Barrie. Your willingness to share your time and professional expertise to make this event a tremendous success and one which delegates will remember, was greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank Georgian College for their overall support of this event. The partnership the City of Barrie shares with Georgian College greatly benefits the local community.
    Brenda – on behalf of The Town and Gown Association of Ontario
    Thanks to the facilities at Georgian College, the Ontario Horticultural Association had a wonderful convention at the College. I really can’t say enough about the staff connected to our convention. Conference & Event Services helped me pick the venue and guided me through all the trials and tribulations of planning and organizing a 2-day convention for 400 delegates from across Ontario. They arranged our accommodations with Georgian Summer Suites and coordinated our activities with the Student Life Centre for meeting space and the Last Class for food service. I was really very proud of Georgian College and was happy to show my college off to the delegates of the convention. The work ethic and the downright niceness of the personnel was matchless. I was happy to say that I had once been associated with an organization that included so many caring and personable people. If ever I do a large event again, Georgian will be my place of choice.
    Carol – Vice President – Ontario Horticultural Association
    Conference Services was instrumental in organizing the 2014 OAIE Conference. Your expertise and attention to detail allowed the organizers (Nancy and I) to participate in conference activities and focus on connecting with our guests. The feedback we received was tremendous and certainly a reflection of how well we were supported by your department. We were impressed by the seamless transition as Angela went on leave and you moved into the role - rather than having to start from square one, we were able to continue planning as if there was no change in lead. The International Department will certainly make use of your services for future events - I can't imagine coordinating an event without your support. Many, many thanks. Madeline Anderson, OAIE 2014
    OAIE Conference 2014
    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and all of your team for delivering a very successful Decorating Day event. Special thanks to Conference Services who persevered with our budget restraints and constant requests. It was truly a great day!
    Marlene Mitchelmore, Decorating Day 2014
    Conference and Event Services were incredibly helpful and precise in organizing my event. They were able to quickly and effectively take care of all the details that surrounded the event and were always available to ensure everything went off without a hitch. They were very professional, accommodating and provided fantastic customer service. It was a pleasure working with them organizing and planning my events.
    Joe Lauzon, Marketing and Recruitment Specialist

    My colleagues and I had the sincere pleasure of working with Kirsten yesterday and we cannot say enough about how thrilled we were with the support we received. My team organizes several events and not only was this one executed flawlessly, but your team went above and beyond to help us make every little detail perfect, even when they had to scramble to meet unanticipated requests. They did so with exceptionally positive attitudes. I have to say you IT support staff were also extremely courteous, professional, and helpful.
    Kelly Pritchard, Ontario Real Estate Association - October 2016


    Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness
    Georgian College hosts a number of health care clinics that are open to the public. These clinics give students experience to apply what they have learned in the classroom and lab sessions, and also give opportunities to community members to receive treatments at an affordable rate. All clinics are supervised by a clinical expert.

    Georgian College Athletic Centre
    The Barrie Campus Fitness Centre features:

    • 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Centre
    • 20,000 sq. ft. Double Gymnasium
    • Indoor Running/Jogging Track (147m)
    • Complete line of Strength & Rehabilitation equipment
    • Group Fitness/Instruction Studio
    • Cardio Area including Bikes, Treadmills, Elliptical Trainers
    • Indoor Climbing Wall
    • Shower/Change room facilities with lockers (day or rental)
    Grenville Copy Store
    Fast and convenient full or self service copying is offered right on campus. Located centrally, in ‘C’ building, adjacent to the cafeteria, it can’t be missed. Grenville offers professional results for all copying needs:

    Full service copying, transparencies, reductions, and enlargements
    Colour or black and white laser copies from hard copy/disk
    Scanning, binding, laminating
    Posters and banners
    Finishing, and other service
    Conference Coordination
    Our conference staff are here to meet your needs. We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of the individual guest and the large-scale conference organization. Georgian event planners offer “one stop shop” planning on campus. An experienced conference co-ordinator will work with you every step of the way to make your event a success. These services can be at the basic level — just arranging all of the details that your group wishes — to providing event planning services. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a 1,000-person conference, Georgian’s professional, dedicated and certified on-site staff is there to ensure your event’s success.


    State of the Art Technology
    Our intimate campus offers a wide variety of meeting rooms, lecture halls and theatres that are equipped with built in state of the art technology. Each space is equipped with touchscreen smart podium, computer, DVD/VCR, drop down screen and data projection unit.
    Media Services

    Conference & Event Services works with the Media Services Department on Campus to help you enjoy the benefits of its services and resources. We have access to a variety of audio visual equipment and services to meet your needs. We would be pleased to provide you the equipment you need at affordable rates. Check with the Conference Coordinator for audio visual products and prices.