Hosting Events

Outdoor Wedding Venues

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

Starting September 22, 2021, each person who enters an indoor facility for meetings or events must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be verified by the event organizer or designate. The only exceptions permitted for meeting and event spaces include:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail or admission/membership purchases (without the intent to stay)

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination

Do I need proof of vaccination to go on a tour in the museum?
You do not need to show proof of vaccination to access the gift shop, washroom facilities, retail or admission purchases and guided tours. Proof of vaccination is only required to enter indoor meeting and event spaces.

What can I expect for vaccine verification when I visit a City Museum event or meeting space?
Each person who enters an indoor facility for meetings or events must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be verified by the event organizer or designate. Verification is required for any individual who is not an employee working in or operating the facility.

When arriving at a meeting or event space, signage will indicate the main entrance. Vaccine verification is required when entering a meeting or event space, followed by contact and health screening. Please plan and adjust arrival times accordingly as you may experience wait times before entering. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Will my vaccination records or personal health information be kept or recorded?
No. Any vaccination records or documentation will only be visually verified - no information will be retained or copied.

If I am just leaving the facility briefly and coming right back in, do I have to show my vaccine verification each time I enter the facility?
Yes. Businesses and organizations are not permitted to retain vaccine records or status, so individuals will be required to show their proof of vaccination each time they enter the facility.

What is acceptable proof of vaccination or identification?
Proof of vaccination, identification and exemption requirements are determined by the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination. Identification is required to verify name and date of birth only.

  • Must show Name and Date of Birth, issued from an institution or organization
  • Does not need to include a picture
  • Can be shown as a photocopy or digital/electronical version (on a device)
  • Can be expired

Do I need to show vaccine verification to use the washrooms in museum facility?
No. Members of the public will be permitted to quickly use the closest non-changeroom washroom and exit the building.

I am unvaccinated – can I still enter the event or meeting space?
These vaccine exemptions apply to meeting and event spaces:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail or admission/membership purchases (without the intent to stay)

Are youth required to show identification?  What is acceptable identification?
Youth 13 to 17 years of age accessing a meeting or event space are required to show proof of vaccination and identification in accordance with the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination.

What if I refuse to show vaccine verification?
No member of the public will be permitted to enter the event or meeting space without proof of vaccination or exemption.

The City of Hamilton has a Zero Tolerance policy. Anyone engaging in verbal assaults, threats or aggression, vandalism, or incitement of violence will be ejected from the property with a mandatory suspension from all municipal facilities. We ask that everyone attending a City recreation centre/arena contributes to a positive and supportive environment for children, their families, and community sport.

What if someone in attendance at my event refuses to show vaccine verification?
The event organizer is responsible to ensure that attendees are aware of and comply with the Provincial requirement to show vaccination status when entering a meeting or event space.  If they do not comply, the event may be cancelled, and a refund will not be issued. Staff may request at any time, documented proof of contact tracing, and evidence of vaccination screening.

Battlefield Park

Battlefield Park is nestled under the Niagara escarpment with its acres of forest, parkland and heritage gardens. You can choose this breathtaking Stoney Creek landmark for your wedding ceremony. A sheltered pavilion with kitchenette, two early-nineteenth-century homes, a small creek that meanders through the park and a magnificent stone monument create multiple settings to exchange your wedding vows.

  • Tranquil setting
  • 100 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from the QEW
  • Multiple locations to choose from

For bookings and information contact:
Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
[email protected]


Maple Walk and The Cockpit at Dundurn

Choose from two beautiful outdoor settings for your wedding ceremony. Celebrate your special day on Maple Walk under a canopy of maple trees overlooking Burlington Bay or say your vows in front of the classical Cockpit overlooking the bay, with the magnificent Italianate architecture of Dundurn Castle in the background.

  • Scenic setting
  • Activities on-site
  • Up to 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Just minutes from the QEW
  • Multiple locations to choose from

For bookings and information contact:
Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
[email protected]


Fieldcote Memorial Park

Imagine your wedding ceremony in a lovely seven-acre secluded oasis of green in this picturesque natural setting, surrounded by tall fir trees and award-winning eco-friendly perennial gardens. Walk down the "aisle" under the woodland canopy, on our spacious lawn under tents, or on one of the lovely flagstone patios with the charming Tudor cottage architecture of Fieldcote as your backdrop. Tents are permitted at this location and are the responsibility of the client.

  • Tudor cottage architecture
  • Beautiful natural setting
  • Woodland canopy
  • Unlimited guests seated theatre-style
  • Minutes from Highway 403

For bookings and information contact:
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
[email protected]


Whitehern Garden and Grounds

Experience formal elegance and charm on the grounds of Whitehern Historic House & Garden. Walk down the aisle over a flagstone pathway surrounded by boxwood hedges and spectacular perennial gardens and say your vows on the steps of the Whitehern summerhouse, with the architecture of the Gothic church as your backdrop.

  • Elegance and charm in the Heart of the city
  • Historic garden setting
  • Flagstone pathway
  • Spectacular perennial gardens
  • 120 guests seated theatre style

For bookings and information contact:
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
[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 Ceremony - Theatre style with middle aisle Reception - Banquet style with head table
Maple Walk Dundurn National Historic Site 120 NA
The Cock Pit (as your backdrop) Dundurn National Historic Site 120 NA
Whitehern Garden and Grounds Whitehern Historic House & Garden 120 NA
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park 100 NA
Fieldcote Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 200 150
Venue Historic Site Grounds Use Fee
Maple Walk Dundurn National Historic Site $650 (Day Use)
$725 (Evening Use)
The Cock Pit (as your backdrop) Dundurn National Historic Site $650 (Day Use)
$725 (Evening Use)
Whitehern Garden and Grounds Whitehern Historic House & Garden $425 (Day Use)
$725 (Evening Use)
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park $425 (Day Use)
$725 (Evening Use)
Fieldcote Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $650 (Day Use)
$425 (Half day use)
$725 (Evening Use)