Hotel and group packages
Affordable summer accommodations
Connect on Campus

When you host your gathering at Georgian College, you’re getting more than affordability – you’re getting modern, high-tech, sustainable facilities and flexibility. From camps and competitions to conferences and meetings, you’ll find that we’re the best option for hosting your next event.

The Barrie Campus of Georgian College has large and small venues for meetings and events any time of the year. Choose from a variety of spaces, including boardrooms, AV-equipped classrooms, lecture halls that seat up to 700 people, and a 20,000-square-foot event space ideal for gala dinners and trade shows. The Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences features six health clinics, including a spa, and technologically enhanced classrooms with ergonomic tables and chairs, clean lines and an abundance of natural light. Georgian’s Athletic Centre has hosted national and provincial sports events and associations and is equipped with a 20,000-square-foot gym, indoor running track and 10,000-square-foot fitness centre. The college’s summer accommodation facilities, full-service catering, dedicated training classrooms and lecture halls have everything you need 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 to host a winning event is right here at Georgian College.

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 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 supported we were 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 had been 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

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

2016 operating season Open May 1 to Aug. 27, 2016

Our summer accommodation offers affordable rates to groups and individuals during the summer. It is the perfect venue for your next conference, annual general meeting, trade show, youth or sport camp, religious retreat, or corporate training.

Planning a reunion? Planning a reunion can be a challenging and daunting task; however armed with the support of Georgian Conference and Event Services, we guarantee to help make your job a lot easier. We will address all of the elements that are critical to a successful reunion from start to finish. You will benefit from the information we provide, whether you are only considering having a reunion or if your planning is already well underway. In either case, we offer great tips and ideas to make your reunion a success.

Georgian College Barrie Campus Student Residence is managed and operated by Campus Living Centres. Between the months of May and August, the residence provides summer guest accommodations under the Residence & Conference Centre banner.

Outside view of the Georgian College residence
Floor plan layout of Barrie residence room
Entrance to the Barrie Residence
VIew of Barrie residence room as you open the front door
VIew of Barrie residence bedroom
Kitchenette in Barrie residence
Barrie residence lounge set up for a classroom of 18 people
Barrie residence patio with tables and chairs


  • two bedroom hotel-style accommodations
  • Comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned suites
  • three-piece bath
  • kitchenette with full-size fridge, microwave/convention, sink, table and chairs
  • Bedrooms feature extra-long double bed
  • satellite TV
  • clock radio
  • free wired Internet, and local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • one free parking pass
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.


  • common lounge on each floor with 4 counches and TV
  • extra kitchen space on main floor with 2 full stoves
  • coin-operated laundry facilities
  • common area can be used for break-out sessions or set up in a classroom setting
  • multi-purpose sports court
  • two sand volleyball courts
  • volleyballs and basketballs available to sign out as the front desk
  • complimentary Barrie Examiner newspaper at front desk

The front desk is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, May through August.

*no-smoking and no pet policy in all rooms
(refurbishing fee will be charged for any infractions of these rules)

For more information about our rates, or to make an online reservation, please visit RCC-Barrie or call 705.730.5600 to book.

*Georgian alumni always enjoy preferred rates!

Connect on campus for all your meetings and special events

Let our on-site professional meeting planners assist you in making your event a success. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering of 10 or a large conference for 1,000 people, Conference and Event Services can make your experience unforgettable. Located 90 minutes north of Toronto, Barrie offers a hometown feel with urban appeal. Barrie is also home to Georgian College, which offers the perfect venue for your next conference, annual general meeting, trade show, youth or sport camp, religious retreat or corporate training workshop. Georgian’s meeting rooms offer flexibility and can host meetings or special events year-round. Audiovisual-equipped classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls and theatres are available.

Team building packages

Georgian Conference and Event Services offers an ideal retreat destination for groups who want to combine their own plans and goals with a venue that facilitates with qualified staff. Our site is the perfect location for church retreats, youth getaways, sports camps and business meetings. We do offer discounts for large groups, and we can recommend ways for your group to ‘maximize’ your stay while ‘minimizing’ your expense. Our co-ordinators are available to assist in the design and implementation of a personalized retreat package for your group. Improve your group’s performance with our lineup of team-building activities designed to strengthen your team dynamics. Empower your team to inspire, communicate and collaborate. For more information please contact us or request a quote.

Conference co-ordination

Conference and Event Services offers a variety of services to meet the needs of the individual guest and the corporate clients. Georgian event planners offer one-stop shop planning on campus. An experienced conference co-ordinator works closely with clients to ensure your event is a success. Ask about our service packages which range from the basic (arranging details) to providing full event planning services:

  • Registration service package
  • Meeting planning package
  • Social event package
  • Advanced meeting planning package

We hope to be a part of your event’s success!

Planning tools

Georgian’s Conference and Event Services can help you plan your next meeting, conference or special event. Below are some checklists to help you get started. Our certified meeting professionals will be happy to assist you with event planning – ask for a free consultation today.

Year-round meeting facilities

Our intimate campus offers a wide variety of meeting and event facilities. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a 1,000-person conference, Georgian’s professional, dedicated and certified on-site staff is here to ensure your event’s success.

  • A selection of affordable, AV-equipped classrooms and meeting rooms
  • Lecture theatres (can accommodate up to 700 people)
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Exhibit space (20,000 square feet)
  • Banquet space (for up to 2,500 people)
  • Athletic facilities
  • Several conference packages

Georgian College is the perfect location for conferences, annual general meetings, trade shows, youth and sports camps, religious retreats and corporate training.

Meetings and receptions

Our classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls and theatres are equipped with built-in state-of-the-art technology including a computer, data projector, screen and smart touch podium.

Lounge area

Colourful chairs in M Building

Natural lit reception

M Building Natural Light

Outdoor patio

Barrie residence patio with tables and chairs


Speaker in front of a crowd at the Barrie library

Banquet space

Gym Set Up With Tables



Computer labs

Computer lab

Event space

Gym during university fair


Georgian Theatre (700 seats)

Theatre picture

Georgian Theatre (700 seats)

Theatre picture

Rowntree Theatre (150 seats)

Auditorium style classroom

Alumni Hall (260 seats)

Picture of Georgian classroom

Recreation facilities

Our state-of-the-art Athletic Centre features:

  • 20,000-square-foot double gymnasium
  • 10,000-square-foot fitness centre
  • 147-metre indoor running track, climbing wall or join in our group fitness classes

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fridays: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Athletic and Fitness Centre is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information, visit the athletics website.

147m running track

Georgian gymnasium Barrie

20,000 sq. ft. Gym

Full Gym

10,000 sg. ft. fitness centre

Students using various equipment at the Barrie fitness centre

Climbing wall

Rock climbing wall

Media services

Located in  E Building, Media Services provides the equipment and expertise to make your presentations sparkle. Audiovisual equipment including digital cameras and camcorders, and multi-media projection systems may be rented. Skilled, friendly staff are available to answer your questions and offer assistance. For an equipment list and rates please see Conference Services.


Internet access is available throughout the residence in each bedroom and meeting room.  The campus has wireless access.


The library at the Barrie Campus is located a short walk from the main theatre. The library offers computers, small break-out rooms, a comfortable lounge complete with fireplace where you can relax and catch up on your reading. Visit the library site for hours of operation.


Each suite includes ONE complimentary parking space in a designated parking area.

Ask Conference Services about prearranging tokens for your group event.

Visit our Parking page for rates and regulations.

Grenville copy store

Fast and convenient full-or self-service copying is offered on campus. Located on the lower level of E Building (Barrie Campus).

  • Full service copying, transparencies, reductions, and enlargements
  • Colour or black and white laser copies from hard copy or disk
  • Scanning, binding and  laminating
  • Posters and banners
  • Finishing and other service

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dining options

Georgian  wants your dining experience to be the best it can be. We invite you to sit down with us over a cup of coffee and let us help you design a package that will ensure your guests are nothing short of pleased. Choose from Chartwells (Georgian’s contracted food service), the Georgian Dining Room, The First Class or The Last Class for your dining or catering needs. These facilities can accommodate coffee breaks and banquet dinners for groups of up to 1,500. Choose from a wide variety of menus and food service venues to suit all budgets and group sizes. Enjoy our patios and restaurants or have meals and snacks catered directly to your private meeting room. Conference and Event Services strives to provide excellent service and quality, at the best price.

  • Select group catering
  • Banquets
  • Receptions
  • Conference dining
  • Barbecues
  • Gala dinners
  • Receptions
  • Team-building cooking experiences

Georgian Dining Room

If you’re looking for a place to host an intimate gathering, a formal sit-down dinner, outdoor barbecue or something truly unique, you’ll find it at the Georgian Dining Room (GDR). The GDR is is a 150-seat licensed dining room open to the public for lunch several days a week. It operates on select evenings as a fine dining restaurant offering delectable meals in elegant surroundings.

Learn more about Georgian Dining Room Catering

View the Conference Services Menu

Georgian Dining Room Event
Dessert dish
Table top decoration
Decorated table with empty glasses and salad dish

The Last Class restaurant bar

The Last Class (TLC) is dedicated to providing the most enjoyable experience possible for all your catering needs. The licensed bar and dining room delivers both quality food and service. The TLC can host up to 400 people in a seated environment or up to 700 people for a cocktail reception.

Visit the  Last Class

View the TLC Catering Menu

Chartwells cafeteria

Chartwells Marketplace provides students 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 Impressions Catering Menu.

The First Class

The First Class (TFC) is the Barrie Campus breakfast and lunch café, located above The Last Class. They serve a wide variety of breakfast and lunch menu items made fresh to order right in front of you. Relaxing atmosphere with lounge areas, free Wi-Fi, TV’s, and a pool table for everyone to enjoy.

Visit The  First Class

View the TLC Catering Menu

Barrie, the gateway to cottage country!

Barrie is located close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. The city has a lot to offer, including beaches, waterfront and recreation areas, hiking and biking trails, parks and marinas. You’ll also find great restaurants, shopping, live theatre, art galleries and lots of nightlife too! Golf at one of the 52 golf courses in the area and enjoy nearby casino, movie theatres, boat cruises and more

Conference and Event Services will assist clients with off-site excursions.

Georgian Conference and Event Services

One Georgian Drive., Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 Tel: 705.722.5120 Fax: 705.722.5176 Web: Conference and Event Services Email:


Directional maps

Map to Barrie Campus Barrie Campus layout View official MTO area maps Summer accommodations map

Conference and Event Services – Awards

Georgian College Unique Venues Best of Awards 2014
Georgian College Unique Venues Best of Awards 2014

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