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 250
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About Walper Hotel

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

Imagine exchanging vows in a building with the following brag-worthy facts: Louis Armstrong played his trumpet off the Oak Lobby balcony; Al Capone used to run spirits from the hotel to Prohibition-era America; one of the terraces is named after Eleanor Roosevelt because she took her tea outside; Lennox Lewis’ first boxing match took place in our 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 to host the wedding of your dreams is an understatement!

Facilities & Capacity

For larger celebrations of up to 250 guests or smaller, more intimate gatherings, The Walper Hotel is the perfect venue for your tailored special day. Choose from one of their many enchanting ceremony locations:

  • Grand and spacious, the Crystal Ballroom offers original hardwood floors, Victorian architectural features and a dozen sparkling crystal chandeliers.
  • Once a gentleman's whiskey & cigar club, the Oak Room is rich in character thanks to dark wood panelling and oodles of charm.
  • Bright and airy, the Oak Lobby's original crown mouldings and antique gold chandeliers will make you swoon.

Services Offered

Their complete wedding packages offer the following services:

  • Set-up to your specifications - they create; you celebrate!
  • Access to an exclusive preferred vendor list
  • Yours & Mine prep suites and more...

Cuisine

Its on-site catering services, led by a dedicated and seasoned culinary team, offer a number of customizable options for your wedding menu, including:

  • Plated dinners
  • Food stations
  • Canapés
  • Desserts

Additional Features

Some extra perks include:

  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Pet-friendly services
  • On-site flower shop
  • Two interior-facing outdoor courtyards located on the third floor
  • Barbershop and modern salon
  • Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge & Café
  • Tobacconist/Newsstand
  • 8,000 square feet of event space

  • Number of guests From 10 to 250
  • 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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More information about Walper Hotel

  • 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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53 Reviews for Walper Hotel


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

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  • Christina

    Christina M. · Getting 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
  • Alicia

    Alicia B. · Married on 02/05/2020

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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
  • Chantelle

    Chantelle D. · Married on 29/02/2020

    5.0
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    Amazing venue

    The Walper had everything we wanted for our day - 1 location with it all taken care of. You could get ready there, have photos done indoors, guests can stay overnight and all of the food, drink and service is outstanding.

    Sent on 18/11/2020
  • Angela

    Angela H. · Married on 02/11/2019

    3.8
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      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Beautiful venue

    Overall, we had a really beautiful wedding at The Walper Hotel. We had a few hiccups in the overall execution of the day as there was a second wedding happening the same night which created a few challenges; our wedding planner also changed right at the end of our wedding planning which may have contributed to a few misses from the time we booked to the big day. Ultimately we were pleased with the quality of the food and were very happy with the extras included in the winter wedding package. We also loved that we were able to o everything in one location, including having many photo ops with all of the beautiful spots in and around the hotel.

    Sent on 12/03/2020

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