Hosting Events

Outdoor Social Gathering Venues

Museum Re-openings

Dundurn National Historic Site and the Hamilton Military Museum
Will reopen for indoor and outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021. The facility will reopen for indoor tours on August 10, 2021.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
Will reopen for indoor and outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021. The facility will reopen for indoor tours on August 10, 2021.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum and Battlefield House Museum & Park
Will reopen for outdoor rentals on Friday, July 16, 2021.  Ancaster Old Town Hall will open for indoor rentals on Friday July 16, 2021.

Hamilton Children's Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden and Griffin House
Will remain closed due to capital project work.

The Pavilion at Dundurn

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

  • A scenic setting overlooking Burlington Bay
  • Sheltered picnic table seating for up to 50 guests
  • 2-acre Historic Kitchen Garden
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Free parking

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


Whitehern Garden and Grounds

The McQuesten family cherished their spectacular perennial gardens as an oasis. Take yourselves back to a simpler time of picnic baskets and blankets, blue skies, gardens and old-fashioned games. Request a guided group tour of Whitehern Historic House.

  • Beautiful tiered gardens
  • Large manicured side lawn
  • Old-fashioned games available for loan
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Downtown location behind City Hall

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


Battlefield Pavilion

Nestled under the Niagara escarpment with its acres of forest, parkland and heritage gardens, Battlefield Park offers a sheltered pavilion with two early 19th century homes and a magnificent stone monument. Book a guided tour of Battlefield House Museum to learn about the Gage family and the Battle of Stoney Creek.

  • Tranquil setting
  • Sheltered picnic table seating for up to 100 guests
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Free Parking

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


Fieldcote Memorial Park

This natural Ancaster oasis features seven acres of woodland, award-winning perennial gardens, woodland trails and charming Tudor-style cottage architecture. Interact with the current exhibitions on display at Fieldcote Museum.

  • Charming Tudor-style cottage architecture
  • Sheltered tranquillity
  • Tents are permitted and are the responsibility of the client

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 Capacity
The Pavilion at Dundurn Dundurn National Historic Site 50
Dundurn Park Dundurn National Historic Site 120
Whitehern Garden and Grounds Whitehern Historic House & Garden 120
Battlefield Pavilion Battlefield House Museum & Park 100
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park 200
Steam Museum Grounds Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 200
Fieldcote Memorial Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 200
Venue Historic Site Daytime Evening
Dundurn Pavilion Dundurn National Historic Site $160 NA
Dundurn Park Dundurn National Historic Site $650 $725
Whitehern Garden and Grounds Whitehern Historic House & Garden $425 $725
Battlefield Pavilion Battlefield House Museum & Park $160 NA
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park $425 $725
Steam Museum Grounds Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $425 $725
Fieldcote Memorial Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Half Day $425
Full Day $650
$725