Tucked away in a secluded corner of Guelph near the corner of Hwy 6 and Woodlawn Road, the Hanlon Convention Centre is Guelph’s premier event facility, offering over 12,000 square feet of sophisticated, adaptable event space for weddings, corporate and social occasions, Accommodating 50 – 1000 guests.
As you enter the front doors you enjoy the ambiance of their 1500 sq. ft. bright and spacious grand foyer furnished with leather couches, gorgeous chandeliers, relaxing jazz music, a warm fireplace, a stunning waterfall and 2 private bridal rooms.
With a daughter getting married this year, Director of Sales and Events Wendy Jewitt knows first-hand that each bride has their own wedding design and plan. “It’s our job at the Hanlon Convention Centre to enhance, manage and flawlessly execute on that plan” says Wendy.
When you arrive at the Hanlon Convention Centre you will be greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff for your one on one site tour and information session. We will help you detail your entire wedding reception from the moment you arrive to enjoy your first meal together as husband and wife until you leave us to enjoy your happily ever after as life partners. We make sure every candle is lit and every chair is in place.
Wendy says “the hospitality industry provides an opportunity to explore many careers. “Whether that’s in food and beverage, sales, operations or events, you are always learning something new – while managing people, generating revenue, developing a brand and engaging with your community”.
Options & More Options…
With 12,000 square feet of exquisite venue space, the Hanlon Convention Centre easily adjusts to fit both your vision and your size. The grand ballroom area can host up to 800 guests for a dinner and dance.
Accommodating Weddings | Easy to find from anywhere in the city with lots of parking, the Hanlon Convention Centre just makes life easier for your guests. The venue is fully wheel-chair accessible and easy to navigate. The stunning modern decor allows brides and grooms the freedom of decorating a little or decorating a lot.
Reception Options | At the Hanlon Convention Centre you can host an event from 50 to 1000 people depending on the style of event you’re interested in. The 10,000 square foot ballroom divides into smaller spaces each fully equipped with a beverage bar, large dance floor and state of the art lighting.
Photo Opportunities | The building, with column architecture is nestled among a wooded lot which allows for beautiful photos.
Ceremony Option | If you are looking for an all in one location for your wedding, the Hanlon Convention Centre can help. They are happy to host your ceremony in one of their private salons and even in their grand foyer if you prefer. Ceremonies in a private salon can be set for up to 250 guests while a ceremony in the grand foyer accommodates up to 175 guests.
Menus | The Hanlon Convention Centre offers an array of cocktail appetizers followed by a selection of 3 and 4 course served entrees allowing each of your guests to choose the entrée that best suits them. Our late night pizza & poutine station is a big hit among all our couples!
Bar Options | The Hanlon Convention Centre includes 5 hours of OPEN BAR in their All Inclusive Wedding Package! Other Bar options such as “cash and consumption” is available. Champagne toasts and signature drinks are also popular beverage choices. “There are really few limits to our Bar options”, says Wendy.
Need-To-Know | Wedding Bookings should be booked 1 year in advance and require a signed contract along with a minimum non-refundable deposit of $1250. Expect to pay 15% gratuities and HST on top of your quoted price as is standard in the industry.
Past bride & groom Stacy and Dusty can’t thank Wendy & the Hanlon Convention Centre enough; “thank you and your team for helping make our wedding day so amazing. You were amazing throughout the whole process. The venue was beautiful, the food was amazing, the service was great, and the staff did a great job. It was a pleasure working with you and it is easy to tell how much you care about your clients and how important it is to you to make their special day wonderful.”
Details, details, details…
- All-Inclusive package with 5 hours of open par is $89 per person, without bar is $59 per person (plus taxes and gratuity).
- Once you have signed your wedding contract and put your deposit down to confirm your event you can relax until approximately 2 months prior to your wedding at which time you will meet to wrap up all of the details such as set up, meal selection, third party vendors etc.
- 2 weeks before your wedding you will confirm your guest count and any special meal requests.
- The balance of your invoice is due the day before your event.
Contacting Hanlon Convention Centre
To learn more about Hanlon Convention Centre, contact Wendy Jewitt directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit Hanlon Convention Centre online at hanlonconventioncentre.ca.
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