Why Brescia?

Situated on 48 acres overlooking the city, Brescia offers a peaceful retreat-like setting coupled with state-of-the-art facilities, affordable accommodations, and excellent food.

Our team of seasoned industry staff know how to ensure you make the most of your experience at Brescia. Whether you are planning a large scale conference, a wedding, or a day meeting, we can be your one-stop shop for all your event and accommodation needs.

Events at Brescia

We offer a unique alternative to the regular run-of-the-mill event facilities. Brescia offers a variety of buildings and spaces (both indoor and outdoor) to suit all needs (From 1 to 400* persons).

You can come for the day or for awhile. Our seasonal accommodations (May to August) are comfortable, affordable and convenient. Every room offers a queen-sized bed and private washroom facilities.

Our newest building, Clare Hall boasts our most popular event and dining space, the Mercato, as well as the Cypress room (a modern 20 person boardroom) and over 300 overnight accommodation rooms. Clare Hall offers an edgy, and modern feel to your event or stay.

Looking to add a feel of character and rich history to a meeting? Book one of our heritage rooms such as the Oak Room in the historic Ursuline Hall.

*Note: some capacity restrictions apply for larger events

Exceptional Catering

Great food is one of the essential pillars to ensuring a successful event.

Brescia University College, known for our exceptional Food and Nutrition programming, takes great pride in our in-house catering team and the options they can provide for your event. All meals are freshly prepared, and where possible using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

Our team of red-seal chefs led by executive chef Tim D’Souza, will work with you to create a memorable event. Whether it is a single day meeting, multi-day conference, or cultural wedding, you can be assured that your refreshments and meals will be delicious, healthy and exceed your expectations.

Exceptional Service and flexibility are a standard at Brescia. We will assist with every aspect of your event from beginning to end and ensure that you are completely satisfied.

  • The Nia Teachers and Students love coming together once a year at Brescia for a weekend of Movement at Nia Palooza. The conference staff have helped us organize this large event. The facility is comfortable, open, and clean. All the amenities are there for our guests. We get great advice with the planning and best setup for our different functions.

    Always positive, friendly, and with quick follow-through on our questions and requests. We love coming back to Brescia!

    Barb Kunz, Co-ordinator, Nia Palooza
  • Everyone at the Residence and Conference  Services of Brescia University College  have been extremely helpful in the planning of our wedding to be held in the new centre at the end of Aug 2013. Right from the beginning discussions at the bridal show to the site meetings and tours of the accommodations, the staff have been very friendly, professional, courteous, and willing to assist us in meeting our needs. It is very exciting to watch the building of the new Residence and Dining Pavilion and we look forward to being one of the first groups to use this new facility. It has been a real pleasure working with Jacqueline and the staff at Brescia and I look forward to continuing our relationship as we plan for our wedding.

    Tiffany Barber, Cees van Arendonk, Denise Barber, Wedding