Corporate Rentals & Programs

A unique atmosphere provides stimulation and sets a positive tone for a successful corporate meeting or social event. Truly inspire your employees, clients and guests! Host your next function at a National Historic Site of Canada once called home by some of Hamilton’s greatest leaders and entrepreneurs:

  • a coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’, Sir Allan MacNab
  • former Stable used by Thomas McQuesten, Minister of Public Works and Highways (1934-45)
  • a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
  • an 1857 Woodshed on the site of Hamilton’s first Waterworks
  • Ancaster’s first Town Hall built in 1871, the centre of local politics for decades

Whether for a meeting, client appreciation event or company picnic, it is necessary to provide an atmosphere that feeds creative juices and motivates employees and clients alike. Historic sites, by their very nature, transmit an ambience that sets a positive tone for productive and engaging corporate functions.

Indoor Meeting and Social Venues

The Coach House at Dundurn

Located on the picturesque landscape of Dundurn Park, this Victorian venue features peaked wood beams and original stonewalls providing an elegant, intimate setting sure to impress your guests.


Coach House at Dundurn
  • Unique 1870's coach house
  • 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Fully accessible
  • Two minutes from Highway 403

For bookings and information contact:
Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca

Breakout session guided tours

  • We require 72 hours or three business days notice to book guided tours.
  • Discounted rates for the tours are subject to rental space booking.
The Coach House at Dundurn Regular Adult Rate Corporate Rate
Tour Dundurn Castle $11.50 $7.50
Tour Hamilton Military Museum $4 $3

MacNab's Kitchen

In the 19th century servants were employed in large homes like Dundurn to do a variety of tasks such as washing, dusting, polishing and cooking.  Assisted by Dundurn’s Cook Demonstrators, guests will work together to make a traditional recipe in our historic kitchen. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore with costumed staff over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle.

Cost: $25.00 per person
Time: 2 hours

Learn more about the program

The Cellar at Grandview

The Cellar is set among an expansive rural landscape in Battlefield Park. It has beautiful early 19th-century décor, beamed ceiling and natural light. This little piece of the country at the gateway to Stoney Creek provides an exceptional setting for your wedding reception.

Grandview at Battlefield
  • Exquisite 1830's decor
  • 100 guests seated theatre style or 70 guests seated banquet style
  • Kitchen
  • Fully accessible
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from the QEW

For bookings and information contact:
Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca

Breakout session guided tours

  • We require 72 hours or three business days notice to book guided tours.
  • Discounted rates for the tours are subject to rental space booking.
The Cellar at Grandview Regular Adult Rate Corporate Rate
Tour Battlefield House Museum $7 $5

The Stable at Whitehern

A cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city, The Stable exudes the tranquil charm of a quaint country cottage complete with dark-stained wood and original limestone walls.

Stable at Whitehern
  • 1850's cottage-style retreat
  • 40 seated guests theatre style
  • Downtown location behind City Hall
  • Overlooking beautiful historic gardens

For bookings and information contact:
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca

Breakout session guided tours

  • We require 72 hours or three business days notice to book guided tours.
  • Discounted rates for the tours are subject to rental space booking and a minimum group size of 10 visitors.
The Stable at Whitehern Regular Adult Rate Corporate Rate
Tour Whitehern Historic House & Garden $7 $5

Lunch Time Fun - Identify the Artifact

  • Employees and guests will enjoy trying to guess what the artifacts at their table were once used for.
  • We require 72 hours or three business days notice to provide this FREE service.

The Woodshed at the Steam Museum

Part of Hamilton’s first Waterworks, this historic building features elegant and soaring post and beam architecture from 1857.

Woodshed Pavillion at Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
  • 1857 Woodshed
  • 90 seated guests banquet style or 100 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Fully accessible
  • Two minutes from QEW

For bookings and information contact:
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue (at the QEW),
Hamilton Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

Breakout session guided tours

  • We require 72 hours or three business days notice to book guided tours.
  • Discounted rates for the tours are subject to rental space booking and a minimum group size of 10 visitors.
The Woodshed at the Steam Museum Regular Adult Rate Corporate Rate
Tour Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $7 $5

Ancaster Old Town Hall

The Ancaster Old Township Hall was built in 1870 and is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster. It is complete with stage, hardwood floor and arched windows with a high ceiling.

Ancaster old town hall

  • 1870's town hall
  • 90 seated guests banquet style or 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Full kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from Highway 403
  • Fully accessible

For bookings and information contact:
Ancaster Old Town Hall
310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca 

Rental Rates and Capacities

Venue Historic Site Rental Rate
The Coach House Dundurn National Historic Site $350 Half Day
$450 Full Day
$700 Evening
The Stable Whitehern Historic House & Garden $200 Half Day
$250 Full Day
$300 Evening
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park $250 Half Day
$350 Full Day
$500 Evening
The Woodshed Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $200 Half Day
$300 Full Day
$400 Evening
1913 Electric Pumphouse Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $250 Half Day
$350 Full Day
$500 Evening
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $250 Half Day
$350 Full Day
$500 Evening
Fieldcote Meeting Room Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $200 Half Day
$250 Full Day
$300 Evening
$550 ($486.73 + HST)  premium fee in addition to regular rental rate applies to any rental serving alcohol.
Venue Historic Site Boardroom Theatre Setup Banquet Setup
The Coach House Dundurn National Historic Site 40 120 80
The Stable  Whitehern Historic House & Garden 24 40 NA
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park 40 100 70
The Woodshed Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 60 100 90
1913 Electric Pumphouse Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 40 60 100
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 40 120 90
Fieldcote Meeting Room Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 20 30 20

 

Company Picnic Venues

Battlefield Park

Battlefield Park is nestled under the Niagara escarpment with its acres of forest, parkland and heritage gardens. A sheltered pavilion with kitchenette, two early-19th century homes, a small creek that meanders through the park and a magnificent stone monument create the perfect setting.

Battlefield House
  • Tranquil setting
  • Picnic table seating for up to 100 guests
  • A sheltered pavilion with kitchenette

For bookings and information contact:
Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca

 

Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site offers a sheltered pavilion with picnic tables and use of the grounds. Ask about a guided tour of Dundurn Castle for your guests. Enjoy a visit to The Kitchen Garden.

Dundurn Pavillion
  • A scenic setting
  • Picnic table seating for up to 50 guests
  • Free parking
  • Activities on-site

For bookings and information contact:
Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca

 

Fieldcote Memorial Park

Fieldcote Memorial Park includes seven acres of woodland, award-winning naturalized perennial gardens and charming Tudor-style cottage architecture. Your guests will enjoy walking along the woodland trails admiring the many species of Carolinian plants and flowers.

Fieldcote garden
  • Charming Tudor-style cottage architecture
  • Sheltered tranquillity
  • Tents are permitted on the grounds at Fieldcote and are the responsibility of the client

For bookings and information contact:
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca

 

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern Historic House & Garden has formal elegance and charm surrounded by spectacular perennial gardens. The McQuesten family cherished the garden as an oasis. You can request that some old-fashioned games be provided while you picnic in the garden. 

Whitehern Garden
  • A chance to try your hand at some old-fashioned games
  • Beautiful gardens (tables and chairs not included)
  • Accessible washrooms

For bookings and information contact:
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca 

 

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology provides a sheltered pavilion with picnic tables adjacent to the woodshed and access to the public park for activities.

Woodshed Pavillion at Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
  • Restful setting
  • Picnic table seating for up to 50 guests
  • Kitchenette

For bookings and information contact:
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue (at the QEW),
Hamilton Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

Rental Rates

Venue Historic Site Grounds Use Fee
Dundurn Pavilion Dundurn National Historic Site $125 Full Day
Dundurn Park Dundurn National Historic Site $595 Half Day
$700 Evening
Historic Garden Whitehern Historic House & Garden $385 Full Day
$700 Evening
Battefield Pavilion Battlefield House Museum & Park $125 Full Day
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park $385 Full Day
$700 Evening
Steam Museum Pavilion and Grounds Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $385 Full Day
$700 Evening
Fieldcote Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $595 Full Day
$700 Evening