Walper Hotel

20 Queen Street South N2G 1V6 Kitchener (Ontario) View map
30 reviews

Number of guests 15 to 325

About Walper Hotel

The Walper Hotel is a Kitchener-based venue that specializes in hosting luxurious weddings that are elegant but boasting with the modern comforts of a contemporary, sophisticated hotel. Imagine exchanging vows at a venue with Victorian architecture and a dozen sparkling chandeliers. As the renovations are completing, The Walper Hotel is quickly becoming the most sought after place to seek stylish yet comfortable accommodations and host the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and capacity

Choose from one of their many enchanting ceremony locations: the spacious Crystal Ballroom, the classic Oak Room, the beautiful Oak Lobby, or the eclectic Eleanor Roosevelt Courtyard. Whether it's larger celebrations for up to 300 guests or smaller, more intimate gatherings, The Walper Hotel is the perfect venue for your special day.

Services offered

Their complete wedding packages offer the following services:

  • Set up to your specifications - They create; You celebrate!
  • Brand new state-of-the-art Audio/Visual equipment
  • Event planning (Unlimited phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings with one of our expert wedding planners)
  • Bridal suite and more!

Cuisine

Its on-site catering services, led by renowned Chef Jeff Ward, offer a number of options for your wedding menu. These include:

  • Plated dinners
  • Food stations
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Desserts

Other services

Some other services it offers include:

  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Pet-friendly services
  • Shuttle services
  • On-site flower shop
  • Two interior courtyards located on the third floor
  • Traditional barbershop and modern salon
  • Café
  • Free passes to GoodLife Fitness
  • Tobacconist/Newsstand
  • 8,000 square feet of meeting space

  • Nº of guests

    From 15 to 325

  • Maximum Capacity

    275

  • 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 planning, event rentals, lighting / sound,…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 15,000.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 62.00

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More information about Walper Hotel

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • 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? Aisle markers, aisle runners, altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, photobooth, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, chocolate fountain, 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$ 8000
  • 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$ 930
  • 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, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 54
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 10
  • 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$ 47
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, specialty beer, house wine, specialty wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews for Walper Hotel

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Salisbury, Married on 22/04/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The Walper Hotel and their staff were so wonderful to work with from the very beginning!! They made sure no detail was missed and were very flexible to ensure our dreams became a reality. Leading up to wedding they were always very responsive, helpful, professional and flexible. Their team worked together like a well oiled machine making sure that no detail was missed and the entire day went smoothly. We also enjoyed our rehearsal dinner and post wedding Brunch at the Walper Hotel with our guests. People are still talking about the food! Everything was truly perfect! Thank you to The Walper Hotel and all of their staff for all of your hard work and for ensuring we had the most perfect Wedding experience!

    The wedding of Elizabeth Salisbury and Walper Hotel 8
    The wedding of Elizabeth Salisbury and Walper Hotel 9
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    Sent on 13/05/2017
  • Nicole

    Nicole Raines, Married on 16/09/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We had our wedding there on September 16th and it was phenomenal. Leah, Mick, Joel and staff did a great job of making sure that our wedding day went smoothly, right down to helping us by fixing our seating chart when all the cards fell off. Joel and the kitchen staff did a fantastic job on the meal, our guests are still talking about how great the food was.

    Matt and I could not have asked for a more fantastic day!

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    Sent on 17/10/2017
  • Brittany Shaw, Married on 15/07/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Walper wedding July 2018

    We had our wedding at The Walper in July 2018 for 201 guests and we highly recommend that you choose this venue! I would describe the atmosphere as fun and classy, and modern with a vintage flare. You have to go visit to see what I mean. We had many guests tell us that this was the most well-suited venue for a wedding that they've ever attended. The ballroom fits 224 seated guests, and the bar is just outside the ballroom. There is plenty of seating on couches and chairs in the same room where the bar is, and this created a friendly intimate space where people could chat without having to yell overtop of the music.
    The food was delicious and well presented. The chef and staff were easy to work with for our guests with allergies (they take them seriously), and vegan and diary free guests. My only regret is not ordering more of the late-night snack! It was gone in a flash, my guests tell me it was also delicious. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the food choices here.
    Responsiveness to my emails was only poor once, when I had to re-send an email 1 month after first sending it - but I think this had to do with a change over of staff (we booked the venue 15 months in advance and people change jobs sometimes, I don't blame them).
    Overall, the staff were extremely helpful in creating a fun, relaxing (yes!), classy and beautiful wedding day for us and our guests. They worked with us leading up to the day and on the day itself to make sure everything was going according to plan, and they followed through perfectly. It was helpful that they coordinated directly with my vendors on the day-of, so that I didn't have anything to worry about. They even cleaned up all of our centrepeices (we brought and set up our own personalized ones), which were waiting for us in boxes the next morning. They really did take care of us on every level.
    If you choose The Walper, you won't be disappointed. Happy planning!

    Sent on 25/08/2018
  • Katie K, Married on 28/04/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Not just another hotel experience

    The Walper Hotel is truly special. It is historical, modern, and elegant. From food to service to rooms, you and your guests will be impressed and well looked after. We couldn't have found a better venue for our day.

    Sent on 10/12/2018
  • A.B., Married on 04/11/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Unacceptable
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Acceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Unacceptable
    • Professionalism:
      Unacceptable

    Sales Manager leaves something to be desired ...

    Before I begin, I'd just like to say that the wedding coordinator at The Walper was great. She was very helpful and worked really hard to try and make this work for us.
    We were going to have our wedding reception at The Walper Hotel, and got to the point of contract signing. We noticed several inconsistencies between the contract and what we have been told. In hindsight, we can say that this was likely due to the staff we were interacting with being relatively new (I think they had only been there for a month or two). However, we wanted the contract to line up with what we had been promised, but we were met with a lot of resistance for what we thought were fair changes.
    This process left us a bit uneasy about booking with them, as due to the contract, if signing with less than a year in advance, you must pay the full amount for cancelling (which would have been about $24k). We tried to give them opportunities to show that they weren't rigid and would be willing to work with us, and this is where things went south.
    The wedding coordinator wanted to work with us, but required approval from her boss, the Sales Manager. When he came in to talk to us, he was abrasive and talked over us the entire time. It wasn't even a real conversation. Safe to say, we didn't book with them.
    Also, regarding the contract issues, after pointing out the inconsistencies, the entire wedding contract was revised. This means that we were likely one of the first couples to really read the contract and realize that some of the clauses were unfair to the signing couples.
    This ordeal ruined the wedding planning experience for us. The Sales Manager and Wedding Coordinator had both only been there for a few months each, so maybe these were just growing pains. We just wanted a fair business exchange, and they weren't willing to work with us for that.

    Sent on 17/01/2018

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