Host your next party, event or meeting at a City of Kitchener facility. Our community centres, arenas and other locations are affordable and have space for 10 to 450 guests.

On this page:

  1. Facility usage policy
  2. Licensing and permits
  3. Rent a facility
  4. Community centres
  5. Indoor pools
  6. Kiwanis Park and Pool
  7. Arenas
  8. Budd Park
  9. Kitchener Market
  10. Victoria Park Pavilion
  11. Picnic shelters
  12. Golf courses
  13. Williamsburg Dedication Centre
  14. Skatepark
  15. Other fees
  16. Kitchener Public Library
  17. Breastfeeding

Facility usage policy

Our facility usage policy includes guidelines on rental requirements.


Licensing and permits

Depending on your event, you may need to apply for and obtain licensing or permits:


Rent a facility

If you're interested in booking one of our facilities or getting a more detailed quote, please complete the inquiry form to tell us more about your event. Staff will confirm the details of your event with you before finalizing the booking.


Community centres

Rent a room at one of our community centres to host a meeting, event or party. Depending on the location, rooms hold between 10 and 450 guests.

Parking is available at all community centres. 

All our community centres are wheelchair accessible.


Indoor pools

Rent one of our indoor pools for a birthday party or other event.

Get specific details for each pool:

  1. Breithaupt
  2. Cameron Heights
  3. Forest Heights
  4. Lyle Hallman

Parking is available at all pools. You cannot get a liquor licence for events at city pools.


Kiwanis Park and Pool

This venue is the perfect spot for any outdoor event, including:

  • family reunions
  • group picnic
  • corporate retreat

You can rent the Tim Hortons or Beachside picnic shelters at Kiwanis Park and Pool for meetings or events.  

  • rental fee: $30.60 per hour, including HST
  • guest admission fee into Kiwanis Park is separate

Available amenities include:

  • volleyball courts (bookable at $34.49 per hour, including HST)
  • athletic fields
  • canoe launch area
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • walking trails

Arenas

The Aud

You can rent rooms at The Aud for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Subscriber’s Lounge – seating capacity 220 people – $61.08 per hour, including HST
  • KSA Viewing Lounge – seating capacity 200 people – $61.08 per hour, including HST
  • Conference Room – seating capacity 12 people – $55.67 per hour, including HST

Other fees may apply.

Activa Sportsplex

You can rent rooms at Activa Sportsplex for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Donna Weber Room – seating capacity 12 people – $55.67 per hour, including HST
  • Murray Fried Room – seating capacity 45 people – $55.67 per hour, including HST

Other fees may apply.

Lions Arena Hall

You can rent rooms at Lions Arena for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Lions Hall – seating capacity 150 people – $61.08 per hour, including HST

Other fees may apply.

Ice rentals

Ice rentals are available at The Aud and our other arenas. Learn more on The Aud's website.


Budd Park

You can rent rooms at Budd Park for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Lounge – seating capacity 60 people – $50.56 per hour, including HST

Other fees may apply.


Kitchener Market

You can rent rooms at the Kitchener Market for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Upper Floor Event Space – seating capacity 450 people
    • package 1 – rental space only - $169.50 per hour, including HST
    • package 2 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment - $186.45 per hour
    • package 3 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment, china, flatware, linens, tables and chairs – $214.70 per hour
  • Market Piazza – seating capacity 250 people
    • package 1 – rental space only - $169.50 per hour, including HST
    • package 2 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment - $186.45 per hour
    • package 3 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment, china, flatware, linens, tables and chairs – $214.70 per hour
  • MarketPlace Kitchen – seating capacity 85 people
    • package 1 – rental space only - $56.67 per hour, including HST
    • package 2 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment - $75.59 per hour
    • package 3 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment, china, flatware, linens, tables and chairs – $107.08 per hour
  • Eby Street Covered Area – seating capacity 400 people
    • package 1 – rental space only - $113 per hour, including HST
    • package 2 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment - $129.95 per hour
    • package 3 – rental space, kitchen facilities / equipment, china, flatware, linens, tables and chairs – $158.20 per hour

Other fees may apply.


Victoria Park Pavilion

Host your wedding reception, corporate event or banquet at the Victoria Park Pavilion. This 1920s building overlooks Victoria Park in downtown Kitchener.

The pavilion’s main room features a stage and large windows looking out at the park.

Address: 80 Schneider Road
Capacity: up to 250 guests

Visit our Victoria Park Pavilion page to learn about the packages we offer.


Picnic shelters

The picnic shelters at Breithaupt Park, Victoria Park and the Kiwanis picnic shelter at Kiwanis Park are free to use on a first-come first-served basis. You do not need to reserve these shelters to use them.

You can rent the Tim Hortons or Beachside picnic shelters at Kiwanis Park and Pool for meetings or events.  

  • rental fee: $30.60 per hour, HST included
  • guest admission fee into Kiwanis Park is separate

Golf courses

Doon Valley

You can rent rooms at Doon Valley Golf Course for meetings or events. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Meeting Room – seating capacity 20 people – $113.68 half day or $186.73 full day, including HST
  • Banquet Room – seating capacity 120 people – $568.39 half day or $864.45 full day, including HST

Other fees may apply.

Rockway

You can rent rooms at Rockway Golf Course for meetings or events. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • Meeting Room – seating capacity 20 people – $113.68 half day or $186.73 full day, including HST
  • Banquet Room – seating capacity 120 people – $568.39 half day or $864.45 full day, including HST

Other fees may apply.


Williamsburg Dedication Centre

You can rent rooms at the Williamsburg Dedication Centre for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • seating capacity: 110 people
  • up to one hour, no set up: $151.42 including HST (Monday to Friday), $205.66 (Saturday)
  • up to three hours, room set up included: $563.87 including HST (Monday to Saturday), $818.12 (Sunday)

Other fees may apply.


Mobile skatepark

You can rent the mobile skatepark for events.

  • includes:
    • delivery of trailer
    • set-up of elements and supervision of the program by two staff for three hours
    • nine ramps, 5-foot quarter pipe, three-piece fly-over box, two 2-foot kicker ramps, two grind rails
    • loaner helmets, skateboards and scooters
  • helmets are mandatory when using the skatepark.
  • The Corporation of the City of Kitchener staff persons are solely responsible to transport, set-up, supervise the operations, and take down the Doon Skatium Mobile Skateboard Park.
  • for rentals not on city property, the renters must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum coverage $2 million) including The Corporation of the City of Kitchener an additional insured.

For more information, please contact us at 519-741-2200, ext. 5705.


Other fees

When booked after business hours a 3-hour minimum rental is required and additional staff charges will apply.

Depending on the nature of your event other rental costs can include:

  • Resound and SOCAN fees
  • insurance
  • licensing

Kitchener Public Library

The Kitchener Public Library (KPL) offers venue rentals for weddings, corporate events, special occasions and more. Learn more on the KPL website.


Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding friendly. Anytime. Anywhere. The City of Kitchener operates family friendly facilities and supports breastfeeding mothers.