Hosting Events

Indoor Social Gathering Venues

The City of Hamilton is in the GREY - LOCKDOWN category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework. Hamilton Civic Museums will remain closed until further notice. Check back for more details and updates.

The Hayloft at Dundurn

Located on the upper floor of The Coach House, a magnificent Victorian venue built in 1870, this unique gathering space is sure to impress. Inquire about a guided tour of Dundurn Castle for your guests.

  • Unique 1870 Coach House
  • Kitchenette including full size fridge and ice maker
  • 2-acre historic Kitchen Garden
  • Guided tours with costumed interpreters
  • Fully accessible gathering space
  • Free parking

For bookings and information contact:
Dundurn National Historic Site
Phone 905-546-2872
Email [email protected] 


The Stable at Whitehern

This cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city exudes the tranquil charm of a quaint country cottage complete with dark-stained wood and original limestone walls. Request a guided tour of Whitehern Historic House and learn about three generations of the McQuesten family.

  • 1850s cottage-style retreat in the heart of the city
  • Kitchenette with full size fridge and use of teacups, saucers, dishes, cutlery, coffee urns, tea pots, etc.
  • Beautiful historic gardens
  • Fully accessible gathering space
  • Downtown location behind City Hall

For bookings and information contact:
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
Phone 905-546-2872
Email [email protected]


The Cellar at Grandview

Set among a spacious rural landscape in Battlefield Park this magnificent venue boasts 19th-century décor with beamed ceilings and natural light. Request a guided tour of Battlefield House Museum to round out your next gathering.

  • Exquisite 1830s decor
  • Kitchenette including full size fridge and stove and microwave
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds
  • Fully accessible gathering space
  • Free parking

For bookings and information contact:
Battlefield House Museum & Park
Phone 905-662-8458
Email [email protected]


The Woodshed at the Steam Museum

Part of Hamilton’s first Waterworks, this historic building features post and beam architecture from the 1850s. Book a guided tour of the 1859 Pumphouse and learn about Hamilton’s first Waterworks.

  • 1859 timber-frame woodshed
  • Kitchenette including full size fridge and microwave and use of coffee maker 
  • Fully accessible gathering space
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from QEW

For bookings and information contact:
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Phone 905-546-4797
Email [email protected]


Ancaster Old Town Hall

Built in 1871, it stands today as one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster, complete with stage, hardwood floor, arched windows and a high ceiling.

  • 1870s Town Hall
  • Serving kitchen including full size fridge, large cooler, small freezer and warming ovens
  • Fully accessible
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from Highway 403

For bookings and information contact:
Ancaster Old Town Hall
Phone 905-648-8144
Email [email protected]


The Gallery at Fieldcote

Modest meeting space with patio doors that offer a lovely view of the beautiful garden and stone terrace.

  • Multi-use space on main floor of Tudor-style building
  • Kitchenette with full size fridge and small microwave
  • Just minutes from Highway 403

For bookings and information contact:
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
Phone 905-648-8144
Email [email protected]

Venue capacities are presented at pre-COVID-19 levels. Please note that current actual capacities are 30% of the number published.

Venue Historic Site Theatre style - Full seating without tables Banquet style - Tables and full seating
The Hayloft at Dundurn Dundurn National Historic Site 120 72
The Stable at Whitehern Whitehern Historic House & Garden 40 NA
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park 100 70
The Woodshed at the Steam Museum Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 100 90
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 120 90
The Gallery at Fieldcote Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 30 20
Venue Historic Site Half Day Full Day Evening
The Hayloft at Dundurn  Dundurn National Historic Site $350 $450 $700
The Stable at Whitehern Whitehern Historic House & Garden $275 $375 $450
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park $325 $450 $600
The Woodshed at the Steam Museum Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $275 $375 $450
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $325 $450 $600
The Gallery at Fieldcote Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $250 $350 $400