Trent University - Peterborough, ON Event Space | Unique Venues
Trent University

Trent University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • 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.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 215
  • Largest Theatre Style: 374
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 374
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
Wenjack Theatre
Housed in Otonabee College, Wenjack Theatre is Trents' largest auditorium equipped with audio visual capabilities.
  • Up to 375 people Theatre Style
Champlain College
At the centre of the college is the Great Hall with its adjacent common rooms. The popular facility also features walkouts onto grassy areas overlooking the river.
  • Great Hall - up to 200 Banquet Style
  • 7 Seminar Rooms - up to 37 Classroom Style
  • Lecture Hall - up to 130 Theatre Style
  • Round Tables - up to 200 Conference Style
  • Seminar Rooms - up 15 Hollow Square Space Style
Lady Eaton College
A complex of three buildings, enclosing a quadrangle, Lady Eaton is close to the library and athletic centre.
  • Dining Hall- up to 150 people Banquet Style
  • 4 Seminar rooms - up to 25 people Classroom Style
  • Lecture Hall- up to 100 people Theatre Style
  • Reception space - up to 75 people Conference Style
  • Seminar room - up to 12 people Hollow Square Space Style
Gzowski College
A 250-bed air-conditioned residence, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and our idyllic setting overlooking the Otonabee River.
  • Dining Hall - up to 200 people Banquet Style
  • 7 Seminar rooms - up t0 50 people Classroom Style
  • 2 Lecture Halls - up to 215 people Theatre Style
  • Gathering Space- up to 50 people Conference Style
  • Seminar room- up to 25 people Hollow Square Space Style
Otonabee College
Connected to the University's Science Complex, Environmental Centre and a major lecture theatre.
  • Dining Hall - up to 200 people Banquet Style
  • 15 Seminar rooms- up to 74 people Classroom Style
  • Lecture Hall - up to 143 people Theatre Style
  • Reception space- up to 75 people Conference Style
  • Seminar rooms- up to 30 people Hollow Square Space Style
Find any space!
This link provides an overview of the entire campus and directions to our classrooms 

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
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
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
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

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1600 West Bank Drive,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7B8


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi

Nearby Airport

  • Pearson Airport-Toronto - 90 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Toronto Pearson International - 90 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Toronto – 120km |Ottawa – 270km

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: 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

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


Fitness Centre
The Trent Athletics Centre is a modern multi-sport centre, designed to serve the wellness needs of all who use it. Trent Athletics is a great host for your sport training and competition needs.

When it comes to sport, fitness and recreation, the Athletics Centre at Trent offers something no other community or university centre can. State-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities combined with access to the Otonabee River, diverse nature areas and kilometers of winding trails right at our doorstep.

Centre Highlights and Key Features
• Justin Chiu Stadium boasting artificial grass playing field, track, bleacher seating, media box, score clock and lighting
• Gymnasium, with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts
• 25m pool and therapy pool
• State-of-the-art 28 ft high indoor climbing facility
• 12,000 sq. ft. cardio loft and weight room
• North America’s most advanced indoor rowing/paddling tank, the only combination training tank of its kind in the province
• Two fitness studios, including new cycle fit facility
• Two beach volleyball courts
• Squash courts
Easy Access to Transportation
With buses that pick up and drop off directly on campus, it is a easy and affordable way to travel to the city.
Retail Services
Trent's book stores offers a wide varity of gifts, clothing and other covenant items.
Accessible Transportation Services
Trent University has recently introduced a new MV-1 access shuttle for persons with disabilities in the Trent community including visitors and conference attendees. This new service has been launched in response to priorities established through Trent's Accessibility Audit of its built environment in order to address requirements under the AODA. To book this service while visiting the Trent Symons or Traill Campuses please let your Conference Co-ordinator know and they will be happy to arrange this service for you and your delegates.


Technical and Support Resources
Attractive and suitably-sized classrooms are available for your conference workshops and seminars. Most meeting spaces, classrooms and lecture halls are outfitted with current audio-visual technology, and our IT department maintains an impressive inventory of equipment available to rent should you require additional items. Internet access and Wi-Fi are available throughout the Trent University campus with your assigned conference specific login. As well, a print shop is located on campus to assist with coping, faxing, printing and more.