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Last update: January 2024

Heart of Niagara is St. Catharine's premier hotel and event operator and operates the Parkway Conference Centre and Parkway Social attached to the Holiday Inn St. Catharines in addition to the Best Western St. Catharines Conference Centre.

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event so don't leave anything to chance. We are the #1 rated wedding venue in Niagara and our in-house event planners execute more than 1000 events each year. Make an appointment to see our newly remodeled conference centre which offers one of the largest most modern ballrooms in the Niagara region.

Our Executive Chef offers farm-to-table cuisine and white glove service for weddings from 10 to 500 people. Planning a unique specialty wedding such as Hindi, Halal or Kosher? Let our professional wedding planners help guide you and ensure that it is the best day of your life.

Our venues are easily accessible and close to downtown St. Catharines. We offer more than just venues for weddings and ceremonies but fantastic spaces for wedding socials. Our rooftop lounge and our licensed bowling alley are popular locations for rehearsal dinners, stag and does, and bachelorette parties.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle markers
Aisle runners
Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Tent accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


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What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up

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What is the average catering price per person for stations?


What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?


Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Wedding cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House wine
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Reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Catharines

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Courtney D. Sent on 26/03/2024
4 out of 5 rating

Started Our Wedding Off Right

We ended up booking a meeting room (Chardonnay Room) and our wedding block. The suite rooms were good quality and photogenic for getting ready. It worked out well for our wedding. The rates were competitive and it was an easy process to book. Added bonus they offered a partnership for transportation which took one more task off my list.

The couple, half of wedding party and some family stayed night before. Went to dine at restaurant, they were able to accommodate us with little notice and the service was great.

Only cons was that there was a hockey team staying who were consistently knocking at the doors night before. Most of rooms were near each other, but a few who booked early ended up with older rooms on the first floor near the high traffic elevators. Also elevators were quite slow. Did also feel quite underwhelming when communicating with staff during stay - didn't feel like we were the newlyweds or any sort of excitement from them.

Maria was fantastic at booking in the Chardonnay Room - it was affordable and key in us managing bride and groom being married at same space.

Kim was super helpful in getting wedding block and transportation sorted.
Jacob T. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The new renovations are stunning!

I've been at multiple events at the Holiday Inn and Maria, James, and all the staff are so kind and helpful! The recent renovations have elevated this space to a new level. Kylee & Stephens wedding was so gorgeous, highly recommend this Holiday Inn!
Brad B. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Maria was on top of things here!
Leading up to the wedding Maria was great with any changes that were being made(within reason) and could accommodate what was asked for.
The day of the wedding, she was on top of every detail that was discussed with myself and the couple that were married. She was keeping up with the other departments to make sure that everything was accurate.
The reception went off without a hitch and the couple could not have been happier.
Amanda L. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

July 22, 2023 wedding

We had our wedding held at the Holiday Inn. The staff were so helpful and were absolutely great they made the night run smoothly.
Everything from the decor to the food was spot on.
I would highly recommend anyone looking for an indoor wedding to check out the holiday inn
Nandana N. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hindi wedding

We had an exceptional experience at the
Holiday Inn Suites for our very special day. Maria Warden took such amazing care of us through the entire process. She was professional, helpful, gave great suggestions, and was very attentive to all details. The day went off perfectly. Everything looked beautiful and classy. Maria was there to help through the day. She is truly such a warm and caring person. I couldn鈥檛 imagine the day without her help.
The food was amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and the chef really did a great job.
I highly recommend this venue as it is beautiful, accommodating, and professional.
Thank you a hundred times over!!! 鉂わ笍馃檹馃徑
Kristina P. Sent on 04/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue

Maria our corrodinater was amazing. She was extremely helpful and gave us all the advice we could need when it came to timelines and decor. We had a great experience with this venue. The overall result was beautiful and we would recommend this venue to others getting married.
Elizabeth D. Sent on 04/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Best day of my life

My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Holiday Inn in May of 2022 and it was such an amazing day. We wanted a location where our guests didn't have to travel between ceremony and reception, and we wanted a wedding package that didn't require much work from us. The Holiday Inn, by far, offered the best wedding package prices compared to other locations we looked at and the Holiday Inn had various wedding packages to choose from! We chose the highest package for our wedding and it went above and beyond our expectations. The ceremony and reception were held in two different, but wonderful, rooms. They were flexible with allowing us to come early to decorate the reception room and they decorated the ceremony room perfectly. The wedding coordinator and hotel manager were very attentive to what our wants and needs were and they were very easy to talk to. The meal was excellent and we received many compliments on it! The only major things we had to provide/find/worry about for our special day were: cake decorator, florist, DJ and photographer. The Holiday Inn pretty much covered everything else. On top of that, there were many extra bonuses to having our wedding there, such as, discounted rates for our guests if they stayed the night, a complimentary jacuzzi suite for my husband and I, complimentary cake cutting and much more! One other added reason we chose the Holiday Inn had to do with our dog. Our dog was our ring bearer and we needed a location that was pet friendly. The Holiday Inn went above and beyond in order to have our dog be apart of our special day. Stress free for me... best day of my life so far.
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