Walper Hotel

20 Queen Street South N2G 1V6 Kitchener (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
Number of guests 10 to 200
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About Walper Hotel

The Walper Hotel is a hotel and wedding venue located in Kitchener, Ontario. Since its inception in 1893, the hotel has been a staple of the downtown cityscape. This historic venue specializes in hosting luxurious weddings that balance style, elegance, and sophistication with the modern comforts of a contemporary full-service hotel.

The building is home to many stories that make it an exciting place to exchange vows. For example, Louis Armstrong played his trumpet off the Oak Lobby balcony and Al Capone used to run spirits from the hotel to Prohibition America. One of the terraces is named after Eleanor Roosevelt because she took her tea there and Lennox Lewis’s first boxing match took place in the ballroom. Duke Ellington, Bob Hope, James Brown, Lady Gaga, Sarah McLaughlin, and several Canadian Prime Ministers are just some of the notable figures who have frequented the hotel. To say it’s one of the most sought-after locations for an individual to host their dream wedding is an understatement!

Facilities & Capacity

From larger celebrations of up to 250 guests to smaller, more intimate gatherings, The Walper Hotel is an ideal venue for customized occasions. It offers 6,000 square feet suited to weddings. You can choose from one of their many enchanting ceremony locations, such as the grand and spacious Crystal Ballroom. It offers hardwood floors, Victorian architectural features, and sparkling crystal chandeliers. The Oak Room is rich in character thanks to dark wood panelling and oodles of charm. There is also the bright and airy Oak Lobby, with its crown moldings and antique gold chandeliers that create a sense of romance. The hotel also features:

  • Two interior courtyards
  • The restaurant, TWH Social
  • The Lokal, a cocktail lounge
  • Gym

Services Offered

The Walper Hotel’s complete wedding packages offer many services, including setup to your specifications - they create so you can celebrate! On the special day, dressing rooms are provided for your convenience. The hotel’s on-site catering services, led by a dedicated and seasoned culinary team, offer a number of customizable options for your wedding menu. Meals can be served as plated dinners, food stations, and more, and dessert options are available. Additional services include:

  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Number of guests From 10 to 200
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, hotel, inn/B&B, restaurant
  • Style City, classic, eclectic, glamorous, modern, vintage
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,000.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 90.00
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  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/arches
    Audio equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chair covers
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 70
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake cutting
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    Open bar
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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55 Reviews for Walper Hotel


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Kristen

    Kristen R. · Married on 02/07/2021

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    Excellent experience

    My husband and I initially choose The Walper Hotel after Covid hit and we needed to postpone our wedding. Not only is the venue itself beyond beautiful, Andrea who was our main wedding coordinator, was beyond amazing to work with - there are so many amazing things I could say about her. She was great through the whole process, even when we had to postpone our wedding one more time. She listened to what we wanted and gave many creative suggestions along the way. Her and her team were so flexible, it made the planning easy. On the day of the wedding, the girls were great. They checked on me throughout the day, setup the ceremony, super responsive to my request. I can’t thank The Walper Hotel enough for how wonderful they are. I highly recommend them!

    Sent on 05/07/2021
  • Christina

    Christina M. · Married on 29/05/2021

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    Gorgeous wedding shower and excellent customer service

    The Walper hosted my wedding shower in October 2020. The staff are phenomenal, the rooms are gorgeous and the food was delicious! Our main contact Andrea was fantastic, and worked with my mom for several months to figure out the details for my shower as it kept having to be rescheduled due to covid. We had originally planned for the Walper to host all of our wedding guests, but unfortunately after rescheduling from May 2020 to May 2021, we just decided to fully cancel our wedding due to covid. Andrea was very understanding, empathetic, and cancelled our guests' rooms with no questions asked. We hope to visit the Walper again when it is safe to do so!

    Sent on 18/02/2021
  • Christine

    Christine L. · Married on 15/02/2021

    5.0
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    Kind and thorough pros!

    As a local wedding officiant, I've worked with the team at the Walper Hotel numerous times. Each time we've worked together everything has gone so smoothly--the staff are attentive, organized and friendly. The space has a modern, romantic feel, is well laid out, and they have multiple rooms and spaces so you can choose one that fits your needs. I recommend working with them!

    Sent on 15/02/2021
  • Alicia

    Alicia B. · Married on 02/05/2020

    4.8
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    Beautiful Venue and Excellent Service

    The Walper Hotel wedding department is phenomenal to deal with. We planned our wedding for 75 guests in Kitchener for May 2020. 
    I met with Andréa from the Walper wedding department to plan for accommodations, a possible ceremony backup location and the rehearsal dinner. She was fabulous! Andréa made me feel like our wedding was a priority to the Walper and that she wanted to see us have a beautiful event. I can't emphasize what a gift this was. I always felt like she was in our corner and had our best interests in mind.
    The hotel has several options for ceremony and reception locations - each with beautiful architectural details and each with a different "vibe" to set the tone for your event.
    Before you book any venues for your upcoming wedding, I recommend that you take a tour of the Walper to get a sense of their gorgeous facilities and exceptional service.

    Sent on 09/04/2020

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Promotions from Walper Hotel

  • Walper Hotel 1
    Offer
    Walper Elopement

    *Ceremony for up to 10 people in the Oak Room or on the Eleanor Roosevelt Terrace

    *1 night stay in one of our 92 sophisticated suites, fitted with the finest of furnishings

    *Cocktails for 2 in your room (or Lokal Lounge if restrictions permit)

    *Dinner for 2 in your room (or TWH Social restaurant or patio) including: 1 shared starter, 2 entrées, 1 shared dessert

    *Couple’s Romance Package with a bottle of bubbly and modern amenities with complimentary overnight parking

    Cost: $1,000 + HST

  • Walper Hotel 2
    Offer
    Date-Night-in-a-Box

    Just letting everyone know about an online event we’re doing here at The Walper, with our friends at Good Co. Productions. This was originally set to take place on Friday April 16th, but will be rescheduled once the stay-at-home ordered has been lifted. You can still buy tickets and the kit in the meantime!

    We know the past year has been so challenging and we’ve all been looking for ways to bring fun and joy and connection back into our lives… so we’re doing a one-night-only Date-Night-in-a-Box event! We’re hoping couples can use this night to have a really special night in!

    Here’s a bit more about it:

    On the night of Friday April 16, at 8pm, tune into the live-streamed concert with Pop/R&B band The Free Label from Toronto.

    As you settle in, open your Date-Night-in-a-Box and start unpacking your items!

    Join our Lokal mixologist Jordyn for a lesson on making a signature Lokal Cocktail (all ingredients included!)

    Enjoy the show and your house-made Walper snack.

    When the concert ends, enjoy the rest of your night with the Couples Intimacy Kit – guaranteed to spice your night up 😉

    And then, in the morning, enjoy a Good Vibes Sick Day Juice … just in case you had 1 too many cocktails the night before!

    A few more details:

    • Each box serves 2 people
    • This is 19+ event, and recommended for Couples specifically.
    • Boxes can be picked up at the hotel on Thursday April 15 or Friday April 16 (social distancing measures in place!)
    • The cost of the box is $45 + HST and includes everything listed above, plus a few little extra surprises!

    If you’re interested in purchasing a box, just click on through to our online shop: https://thewalper.scvr.co/shop/products/4535.

    We would absolutely love to have you join us for this event! It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or just elevate a date night at home!

    From our team to you, hope you’re well and enjoying this INCREDIBLE Spring weather!

Team of Walper Hotel

Andréa Parisien

Andréa Parisien

Director of Memorable Moments - Wedding Sales Manager

As your initial and primary point of contact, I will put my heart and soul into establishing a trust-based relationship that ensures your personal vision remains at the forefront. I exude the humour and excitement you deserve when planning such a momentous occasion. From giving sage advice and offering creative suggestions, to winning over parents and fluffing flower girl dresses, I am dedicated to walk (or dance) you through this experience!

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Ashley Rogozinski

Ashley Rogozinski

Chief Amazement Officer - Events Coordinator

  • 20+ years experience in the hospitality industry
  • Employee of the Walper for over 6 years now (in various roles) and back on the team full time as Event Coordinator in August of 2020
  • Previously worked as a Wedding + Event Design team lead with KW area decorator and florist
  • Visual Merchandising Arts Diploma with President’s Honours
  • Design background with a keen eye for event décor and aesthetics
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Looking forward to meeting new couples and helping them work out all the nitty-gritty for their big day!
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Chef Nicole Hunt

Chef Nicole Hunt

Conductor of Culinary Creations - Head Chef

  • Culinary Management Diploma
  • Red Seal Certified
  • WSET 11 Certified
  • 15+ Years in the Industry
  • When not at work Nicole spends time in her garden…and exploring local trails and in her kitchen at home. Kitchens are her happy place.
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20 Queen Street South Kitchener (Ontario) N2G 1V6
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