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:
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:
55 Reviews for Walper Hotel
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Jenna M. · Married on 07/11/2020
Perfect wedding during COVID
My husband and I recently got married at the Walper (early November). Our small wedding with 30 guests was the most perfect day and the staff at the Walper, from the Coordinators Andrea and Ashley to the event staff (I'm sorry I can't remember everyone's name!), were the kindest, friendliest and most considerate. We felt very safe with the precautions and procedures the Walper has in place, but the way they have them integrated into the space, we were able to forget about the Pandemic for the evening. Each staff member asked us and the guests what we needed, remembered drink preferences and met our needs, often without us even knowing we had them! The planning process was constantly changing due to new regulations, but with Andrea and Ashley walking us through it, our dreams came true and it was even better than pictured. Honestly, my husband and I wouldn't have changed a thing about our day and the Walper was the main reason! Also, our family and friends loved the venue, drinks and raved about the food! Thank you to the staff at the Walper!!! We had the best wedding during COVID, not the best COVID wedding!!Sent on 19/11/2020
Kristen R. · Married on 02/07/2021
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 M. · Married on 29/05/2021
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 L. · Married on 15/02/2021
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 B. · Married on 02/05/2020
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.Sent on 09/04/2020
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.
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Promotions from Walper Hotel
*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
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:
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
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!
Chief Amazement Officer - Events Coordinator
Chef Nicole Hunt
Conductor of Culinary Creations - Head Chef