Walper Hotel

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

Number of guests 15 to 325

Information 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 from Walper Hotel

4.6 / 5
  • Sales Manager leaves something to be desired ...

    A.B., Married on 04/11/2017

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

    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 ... View more 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.

  • Nicole

    Nicole Raines, Married on 16/09/2017

    • 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 ... View more 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!

  • Shannon Good, Married on 19/08/2017

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

    If you want the perfect venue for your wedding this is it. Not only is the hotel stunning, especially with all the renovations and modern touches, but the staff are fantastic and will do everything within their power to make sure your day is perfect. A special thank you to Leah ... View more and Domini for exceeding all my expectations and for making all our special requests come true. Thank you to Mark for providing only the best wines for our special day. Thank you to Joel for not only producing the most delicious dinner menu we have ever had, but for also making my mashed potato bar dreams come true (was a HUGE success!). If I have missed anyone I am sorry, we truly thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Salisbury, Married on 22/04/2017

    • 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. ... View more 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!

  • Jenna Sharpe, Married on 25/09/2016

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

    Jennifer and the sales team were just amazing right from the start. My questions were always answered promptly and I felt I had a good amount of support behind me for the big day. The staff ensured the ceremony went smoothly and the timing of everything was perfect. I didn't have ... View more to worry about a thing. Our reception was in the Walper Social, with Jeff Ward having created us a custom menu that our guests chose from that evening. The food was beyond amazing, just delicious and high quality. The cheesecake was one of the best I've had! We were in the Cellar Room and it was set up exactly how I had hoped! The servers were so on the ball with timing and making sure no one waited for food or drink. Overall, this was just an amazing experience, and I highly recommend them!!

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