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.
- 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)
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 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!
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.
Natural lit reception
Georgian Theatre (700 seats)
Georgian Theatre (700 seats)
Rowntree Theatre (150 seats)
Alumni Hall (260 seats)
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.
147m running track
20,000 sq. ft. Gym
10,000 sg. ft. fitness centre
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.
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
- Conference dining
- Gala dinners
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Tourism Barrie
- City of Barrie
- The MacLaren Art Centre
- The Georgian Theatre
- Simcoe County Museum
- Serendipity Boat Cruises
- TreeTop Trekking
- Barrie Dragon Boat Races
- Barrie Speedway
- Hardwood Hills Mountain Bike Centre
- Georgian Downs Harness Race Track and Slots
- Kempenfest Summer Festival
- Theatre by the Bay
Georgian Conference and Event Services
- Katie Sleep, Manager, Conference and Event Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angela Bertram, Co-ordinator, Conference and Event Services, email@example.com
- Meagan Grant, Co-ordinator, Conference and Event Services, firstname.lastname@example.org