Hosting Events

Indoor Social Gathering Venues

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 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 $250 $350 $400
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park $300 $400 $500
The Woodshed at the Steam Museum Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $250 $350 $400
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $300 $400 $500
The Gallery at Fieldcote Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $250 $350 $400
A $565 ($550 + HST)  premium fee (in addition to regular rental rate) applies to any rental serving alcohol.