Saanich Neighbourhood Place now operates a satellite location in the historic one-room Royal Oak School. Royal Oak Neighbourhood House opens its doors in Summer 2018 for some new and exciting programs. We will officially launch the Royal Oak Neighbourhood House in the early fall with a grand opening.

Royal Oak Neighbourhood House
4525 West Saanich Rd. Victoria

Renting the Royal Oak Neighbourhood House

The beautiful one room school house is available to rent for events of all kinds, including parties, meetings, showers, fundraisers, anniversaries, retreats, classes. It features natural light, high ceilings, and new flooring. It’s perfect for social, family or professional gatherings of all kinds.

About the space

The Royal Oak Neighbourhood House is a 800 sq-foot historic school house. There are 5 steps leading up to the front doors. There is also a side door which is wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible bathroom with changing table. The kitchenette has a large drip-coffee maker, a fridge, sinks and lots of counter space.

Rental includes:

  • 30 chairs (adult size)
  • 8 round tables (adult size)
  • 2 low tables (use as children’s tables with benches, or as coffee tables)
  • Projector and screen
  • Wireless internet
  • Audio equipment
  • Kitchenette
  • Toys and books for children ages 0-5

Renewable materials (art supplies, playdough, food, coffee, etc) are not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.

The outdoor area to the right of the building has a large picnic table. This area is not fenced-in and is close to the sidewalk and road. Please use caution if you plan on using this space with children.

Please note that for safety reasons, rubber balloons are not permitted in the Royal Oak Neighbourhood House. Foil balloons are permitted.


Eight parking spaces are reserved for users of the Royal Oak Neighbourhood House. There is limited 2-hour parking on West Saanich Rd. Additional vehicles can park at Royal Oak Shopping Centre (where Country Grocer is located). Please do not park in the Shady Oaks Plaza beside the Neighbourhood House, they will tow!


Rental fees start at $50 per hour. All rentals must be at least 2 hours long, including set-up and take-down time. A $60 non-refundable deposit secures the reservation, and must be paid at least one month before the day of the event. We accept debit, cash, and cheque at our primary location, Saanich Neighbourhood Place 3100 Tillicum Rd. We currently are only able to accept cash at the Royal Oak Neighbourhood House. You will be required to read and sign a rental agreement.

Booking the space

Contact us today for more information and booking availability. If you would like to visit the space, please drop-by during one of our drop-in programs.

birthday party
family reunion
meditation group
staff retreat
retirement party
book club

Starting at
$50 per hour

2-hour minimum booking

Rental time includes set-up, take-down, and clean-up