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!
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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
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
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Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, outside vendors, set up
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Meet the Team
- Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma
- Event Management Diploma
- Worked as a Weddings Travel Agent
- 10+ years of industry experience
“Taking charge of behind the scenes, I’m here to make sure your entire wedding is as smooth as can be. From the moment you step foot in your event space to the end of the night, my team and I will ensure your day runs like a well-oiled machine.”
- Culinary Management Diploma
- Red Seal Certified
- WSET 2 Certified
- 15+ years of industry experience
“Kitchens are my happy place, and food makes me smile. I hope your culinary experience at The Walper Hotel will make you smile, too!”
Michael (known around here as ‘Mick’) Hopwood has been at the Walper for 8 years working with our Chefs & Mixologists to bring unique and delicious offerings to our guests. Prior to joining us at the hotel, he served in the Royal Navy for 23 years and was also an Instructor for the National Vocational Qualification in Hospitality in the United Kingdom.
20 Queen Street South N2G 1V6 Kitchener (Ontario)