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Our picturesque campus grounds make the perfect first impression when you host your next event at McMaster University.

For every event from large conferences to smaller group retreats, we offer a range of space including classrooms, breakout rooms, lecture theatres, and exhibit spaces.

Stunning banquets can be accommodated in our larger venues, and we have plenty of beautiful campus green space to host charming tented outdoor events.

We look forward to helping you find meeting spaces and accommodations at McMaster that is perfect for you and your budget! For more information about the venues at McMaster University, please get in touch.

Kindest regards,
The Conference & Event Services Team

Venue Information

Enhance Your Event

We’ve included some additional items that may be of interest to you while organizing your event. If you have any questions regarding these features, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Stay Close to Everything View Our Group Booking Form

See what great accommodations await your guests when they stay in the heart of campus.

Stay Satisfied View Our Catering Page

Paradise Catering is proud of its excellent service, exquisite cuisine, and professional staff who will do the utmost to please you and your guests in every way possible.

We will work with you to put together a perfect package, whether it is for a meeting, reception, small informal dinner or full service banquet.


Stay Ready Visit Parking & Security Services

Parking lots are conveniently located throughout campus and we are happy to arrange special parking packages and rates for your event.

Stay Active Visit McMaster Athletics & Recreation

Leisure activities provide the necessary break from any conference. Come out and enjoy our indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, as well as The Pulse, an active living facility with state-of-the-art equipment. If your group would like exclusive use of an area (for example, gymnasium, swimming pool, the outdoor track or playing fields), you can rent these facilities by the hour or by the day.

In addition to above, we can arrange for your group to try out Canada’s first Alpine Tower Challenge Course, located behind the Ivor Wynne Centre. Outdoor wilderness activities can also be arranged, just let us know and we’ll make it happen!

Stay Amongst the Stars Visit W.J. McCallion Planetarium

McMaster is excited to offer a Planetarium where images of stars, planets, and constellations are projected on the inner surface of a dome. Our private shows are geared toward educating the audience about the earth and its relationship to the solar system and the rest of the universe. Shows are primarily facilitated by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster and occasionally by faculty.

Stay Thoughtful Visit Our Campus Store

No visit to the McMaster campus is complete without a trip to the McMaster Campus Store! Here you will find unique gifts, McMaster souvenirs, and gifts for conference speakers.

Stay Passionate Visit McMaster Museum of Art

Explore the unique exhibits within McMaster’s own Museum of Art. The Museum serves as a cultural hub for the University campus and the region through dynamic and multi-disciplinary exhibitions and programs, scholarly interpretation and preservation of collections, and innovative practices in museology.

Stay Polished Visit MPS

MPS Print Group provides published material from state-of-the-art facilities. Our capabilities run the gamut from electronic desktop printing, copy duplicating, offset printing and full bindery services. MPS Design Group provides graphic design, copywriting, illustration and new media design services for a wide range of print and electronic needs.


Stay Curious Visit McMaster Nuclear Reactor

McMaster Nuclear Reactor offers complimentary tours of the nuclear reactor facility. Each tour is conducted by a trained guide or MNR staff member and is approximately 30 minutes in duration.

Stay with Nature Visit the Biology Greenhouse

The McMaster Biology Department Greenhouse is an expansive space located centrally on main campus. Spanning 780 square metres, the greenhouse is a facility dedicated to research and training purposes.

Visit to feel inspired and discover everything the collection of live plant species have to offer. Plant selections are exceedingly diverse and constantly changing or expanding. Drop by for activities, events, tours, and more.