Hosting Events

Gatherings and Social Functions

  • Rental venues at Dundurn National Historic Site and the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology are now accepting bookings for events, providing they can be held in compliance with social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines.
  • Rental venues at Battlefield, Whitehern, Fieldcote, and Ancaster Old Town Hall are now accepting bookings for events beginning January 1, 2021. All rental reservations will be contingent on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time.
  • Venue capacities are presented at pre-COVID-19 levels. Please note that current actual capacities are 30% of the number published.

The City of Hamilton owns and operates nationally renowned heritage sites featuring unique indoor rental venues that range in style from the early 1800s to modern day.

  • A Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation Prime Minister
  • A former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
  • A modern Cellar beneath an 1818 family homestead
  • An 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully-arching trusses
  • One of the finest examples of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871

Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes offer tranquil settings for outdoor gatherings and family picnics.

Booking information

  • All venues and programs are subject to availability.
  • Rates include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.
  • Catering services are the responsibility of the client.
  • Confirmation of booking and payment policies differ from site to site; inquire when you book.
  • All functions must be compliant with the Municipal Alcohol Policy
  • Some museums are only partially wheelchair accessible; call for more details.