Diwan at the Aga Khan Garden

The Diwan is a majestic new community pavilion, officially opened in September 2022. The elegant structure overlooks the magnificent Aga Khan Garden and is the newest indoor addition to a roster of exceptional rental facilities at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

The two-storey facility reflects a rich heritage of Islamic design and architecture, with space for cultural programming such as concerts, lectures, retreats, exhibits and community events. Illuminated with a lantern-like light in the evenings, it features a rooftop terrace affording panoramic views of the surrounding gardens.

This one-of-kind venue with spectacular views is also available for private function rentals for groups of up to 160 (banquet seating) and 220 (theatre-style).

Ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, private celebrations, conferences, retreats, galas and more.

Available for booking year-round.

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Diwan Rental Rates

Diwan Package Hall + Terrace

  • 4 hours — $3,655
  • 8 hours — $5,250

Diwan Hall (up to 160 seated and 220 theatre)

  • 4 hours — $3,220
  • 8 hours — $4,400

Diwan Terrace (up to 60)

  • 4 hours — $1,110
  • 8 hours — $1,600

Tying the knot?

Ask us about wedding ceremony plus reception packages.

Rates are subject to change.

Your Diwan Rental includes:

  • Admission to the Garden and free parking for all your guests
  • Round tables
  • Rectangular banquet tables
  • Choice of Diwan-exclusive chairs or folding chairs
  • Tables and chairs set up by Garden staff
  • Patio heaters in the event of cool weather on the Terrace
  • Power outlets and spot lighting

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