Meetings and Events at Fairmont Empress, Victoria
If it’s happening in Victoria, it’s happening at The Empress. Our 1908 landmark has long been the city’s social centrepiece, beginning with visits from King and Queen of England. Our iconic hotel sits right in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to everything this cosmopolitan capital city has to offer: the beautiful harbour and leafy parks, museums and art, culture and nightlife, sightseeing and touring, and water and wildlife adventures. Even the ride in, on a floatplane or Helijet, is a scenic adventure.
Host your black-tie gala, board retreat, new product launch or incentive trip amidst our heady mix of luxury, history and modern amenities. With dramatic high ceilings and historical architectural flair, our meeting and social event spaces are nothing short of spectacular — from the traditional-flirts-with-contemporary of our updated meeting spaces to the turn-of-the-century glamour of our ballrooms. We are known for our solicitous service, and our dedicated team of professional meeting planners and banquet catering staff is well-versed in delivering seamless gatherings for 12 or 1,200.
House your team or delegates right here in our 464 stylishly renovated rooms, then continue the team building at our lively Q at the Empress restaurant and Q Bar, two of Victoria’s top drink-dine destinations. You’ll also want to take full advantage of our upgraded pool and health club, and immaculately renovated Willow Stream Spa.
Deliver your PowerPoint under the ornate vaulted ceiling of the famed Crystal Ballroom, celebrate in the baronial Shaughnessy Ballroom or strategize around the James Boardroom table. Lead a breakout session in the ambiance of our chic lounge or treat your team after the meeting to British-style Afternoon Tea, a treasured Empress tradition for a century and counting. Or dine together in cheeky Q at The Empress, serving straight-up seafood and unfussy BC farm-to-fork fare. State-of-the-art services are on offer at both our professional meeting facilities and adjoining Victoria Conference Centre.LEARN MORE
Our award-winning kitchen creates seasonal, locavore-minded menus inspired by Vancouver Island’s fishers, farmers, ranchers and foragers.
FUNCTION rooms FLOOR PLANS
To get a sense of how our flexible, multi-use spaces can be arranged and configured to suit your meeting or event, take a look at these detailed floor plans, including specifications, technology infrastructure and capacity. Reach out to our certified meeting professionals if you want to discuss or have questions. We’re here to help!Floor Plans
FUNCTION ROOMS VIRTUAL TOURS
See for yourself the variety and breadth of our meeting rooms, dining venues, reception areas and ballrooms at The Empress. Take a virtual tour to view the variety of spaces and styles, and feel free to get in touch with our team of experienced meeting planners to discuss further.