The health, safety and well-being of Brescia faculty, staff, clients and our community is our highest priority. Please note that events occurring between March 16th – May 31st will be postponed until further notice. We hope to have more information to share in the coming weeks regarding events scheduled beyond May. For more information, please contact

A nighttime shot of the Mercato banquet hall at Brescia University College

The Mercato at Brescia University

Considering hosting a future event or conference at Brescia University College?

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.

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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, 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.

  • Dear Max,

    Thank you for all your hard work in helping us put together a very successful 50th Anniversary weekend. Your expertise was truly appreciated. (June 2018)


    Montessori 2-day Conference
  • Thank you for helping make our day so perfect. We so appreciated your flexibility and willingness to accommodate. Our day was everything we could have imagined. You were a pleasure to work with!

    Sarah and Kyle

    May 2018 Wedding
  • We have held our wedding at Brescia in the summer of 2017 and honestly could not have been happier with our chosen venue and the quality of services provided.  ­ The venue (The Mercato) was airy and full of light and came together really well with all the decorations.

    We are very grateful to Max, Lori, Tim, and all the staff at Brescia for helping us put together a perfect wedding day! Thank for your hard work and your sincere and caring attitude. – George and Maria Orlov

    June 2017 Wedding
  • Thanks for helping make our Supercamp a success. Your front desk staff and AV team were super friendly and helpful. Thank you for making sure all our needs were met! We appreciate you!

    Stephanie (Counsellor)

    August 2018 Supercamp