Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Leisure Travel
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


Located in the vibrant city of Peterborough, Ontario, Trent University is easily accessible from major cities, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Trent University offers more than just an impressive venue; we make it easy to plan your conference or special event. Our professional planning team will ensure your Trent University experience is rewarding for all. With five distinctive colleges spread across 1500 acres, Trent presents you with a wonderful variety of accommodations, award-winning architecture, meeting spaces and athletic facilities.

Between these five colleges are a plethora of flexible event spaces that can accommodate groups of varying sizes, including boardrooms for as few as 15 to conference space for as many as 200. All-inclusive packages ensure that no aspects of your meeting, conference, or social event are overlooked and are available for any type of event: conferences, sporting competitions, banquets, weddings, special events, or corporate meetings. The venue also offers amenities such as a fitness centre, easy access to transportation via buses into the city, and on-campus business and retail services.

Food & Beverage Options

Great Hall

The Great Hall, with its vaulted ceiling, distinct design components and abundance of natural light, can accommodate dinner service for up to 200 guests for a plated or buffet meal.
Seating Capacity: 200

Lady Eaton Dining Hall

Spacious room with comfortable seating forming a warm and friendly environment.
Seating Capacity: 175

Robinson Dining Hall - Gzowski College

The Robinson Dining Hall is located on the main entrance floor of Gzowski College. The room is filled with natural lighting from the floor to ceiling windows. The room has flexible seating for up to 250 guests.
Seating Capacity: 250

Otonabee College Dining Hall

The Market Place is a modern dining hall that is used for more than just dining including poster displays, exhibits and trade shows.
Seating Capacity: 175

Cafeteria Style Meals - Conference Groups - Affordable Choices

Gzowksi Robinson Dining Hall, Lady Eaton Dining Hall and Otonabee Dining Hall are best for offering the Cafeteria style meal choices to your conference groups. Dining Room times are generally 1.5 hours per meal period.
Seating Capacity: as listed

Catering Options


Start your meeting day off right. Classic Fare Catering provides hot and cold breakfast items delivered direct to your meeting room. All orders under $125 would be subject to a $12 delivery charge.  We are able to accommodate any dietary needs.


In room catering or alternate spaces available for your luncheon requirements.  We are able to accommodate any dietary needs. 


After a long day of sessions, enjoy a lovely catered dinner in one of our beautiful dining halls. Plated and Buffet menu service is available.  We are able to accommodate any dietary needs.


Needing a break throughout the day? Check out Trent's large variety of sweet and savory treats as well as hot and cold beverages

Bar Services

Portable bar services are available in several licensed locations on campus

Day Meeting Packages

All your meeting room needs wrapped into one neat package. Includes, meeting room rentals, parking, breaks, lunch, Av equipment. All you need to have a successful meeting here at Trent University.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1200
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 700
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Linens Provided

Gzowski College

The newest building to our main campus is the striking Gzowski College, named after famous CBC broadcaster and former Trent Chancellor Peter Gzowski.

10 Seminar Rooms
250 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Champlain College

With its award winning architecture, brings offices, living quarters and seminar rooms into uniquely interchanging spaces. Champlain College sits right on the banks of the Otonabee River.

7 Seminar Rooms
210 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Lady Eaton College

Three low buildings, enclosing a quadrangle, Lady Eaton is rested against a drumlin, and is close to the library and athletic centre.

3 Seminar Rooms
214 Single / 12 Double Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Otonabee College

Connected to the University's Science Complex, Environmental Centre and major lecture theatres, Otonabee College offers urban convenience.

7 Seminar Rooms
193 Single/ 68 Double Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


1600 West Bank Drive,

Peterborough Peterborough, K9H 7B8



Nearby Airport

Pearson Airport-Toronto - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Toronto Pearson International - 90 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Toronto – 120km |Ottawa – 270km

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes


Trent University’s Peterborough meeting and conference facility offers full range of audio-visual equipment (sound systems, smart boards), Campus Print Shop and Full Business Services.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen