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Ceremony on-site maximum capacity is 70ppl
Ceremony off-site maximum capacity is 104ppl (13x round tables of 8ppl, no head table)

Located in Kingston, Ontario, Donald Gordon Hotel & Conference Centre is a venue that specializes in providing great indoor and outdoor spaces for celebrating weddings and other special events. This historic venue provides an intimate setting to enjoy the big day with family and close friends.

Facilities and Capacity

The facilities found at this venue include several spaces of varying dimensions plus the outdoor courtyard area. Room B can accommodate up to 112 seated guests. The John Deutsch Room and The Boardroom can hold up to 40 guests seated in each. (5x round tables of 8ppl). These rooms are adjacent from eachother. There are a total of 80 overnight guestrooms on site each with a queen size bed & full bath. Includes a full hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking.

Services offered

Donald Gordon Hotel & Conference Centre offers wedding packages with services that can include the following:

  • Easel for seating chart/decor
  • White linens and skirting
  • Preferred guestroom rates for overnight accommodations
  • Stocked bar with tender
  • Use of the grounds for photos
  • Microphone, Podium, AV equiptment
  • No gratuities charged
  • Servers
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Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall
Historic
Hotel

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Garden

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

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
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
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Drapery
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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 peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$115

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$30

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5.75

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartenders
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97% Recommended by couples

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Jill B. Sent on 23/07/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue + Incredible Staff = Perfect Choice

We chose the Donald Gordon Centre as the setting for our June, 2019 wedding and could not have made a more perfect choice for our 60 person event. The limestone buildings and beautiful landscaping provided the perfect backdrop for our courtyard ceremony. The Coach House Pub, along with its outdoor patio, allowed for the intimate atmosphere we wanted for our reception and was also ideal for our evening of live music and dancing. Our guests raved about the quality and variety of food, the incredible bar staff, and the ambiance. Julianna worked with us and with the rest of the staff to make sure every detail was taken care of and that our day was stress free. Thanks to this incredible team, I can honestly say we were able to thoroughly enjoy our wedding day. It was absolutely perfect!

Jill & Shawn
married June 29, 2019
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Geneviève Sent on 06/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Showstopper venue at great value!

The DGC is a perfect venue for a wedding! The facilities are beautiful, the food is AMAZING and the centre has many different rooms available to accommodate different parts of the event. When we were forced to postpone and downsize our wedding because of the pandemic, we appreciated having these multiple options. The staff, in particular Julianna, was very understanding and flexible throughout the entire planning and changing capacity restrictions, and we felt very safe COVID-wise on the day of. We had our ceremony in the beautiful courtyard, cocktail in the Coach House pub, dinner in the JD room and dancing in the pub, which has a cute terrasse. Our guests loved the venue, and it was quite convenient to have hotel rooms right on-site as everyone was from out of town. We also loved that a complete hot breakfast was included with the stay ─ it allowed us to extend the celebration with our guests to the next morning! Overall, the DGC wedding package offered great value and we would highly recommend!
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Deb K. Sent on 04/10/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

50th Anniversary Vow Renewal

We celebrated our 50th at The Donald Gordon Center in their Coach House Pub September 21st 2019, and renewed our vows at the same location in their courtyard.
We could not of asked for any better venue or experience.
The service was excellent and the food was amazing. All of our guests kept complimenting us on choosing Donald Gordon Center as they were so impressed with the service , the food and the overall atmosphere.
Julianna Harbec was the coordinator for our event and it was a pleasure to work with her. She is great at what she does. What we didn't think of she did.
We would highly recommend anyone looking to book for a special occasion to check out this location. They will not be disappointed.
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Erin T. Sent on 09/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic team!

We could not have asked for a better experience. The entire team was friendly, hard working, accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with. They recreated our vision for the big day and all the special touches that went along with it. Our guests raved about the incredible food and overall welcoming experience. We highly recommend this venue to fulfill all of your visions and needs for your wedding day.
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Emily J. Sent on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue for 50th anniversary party

We hosted my parents 50th Surprise anniversary party at the DGC for approximately 50 guests. It was a perfect venue, having both indoor and outdoor spaces to gather. The food was excellent and very plentiful! Something for everyone. The staff were very well prepared and very responsive both prior to the event and on the day of. They allowed us to come in several hours in advance to set up flowers, decor, etc. Very good value as well!
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Andrea R. Sent on 27/09/2017
4.8 out of 5 rating
We have our ceremony, dinner and reception at a little hidden gen near the downtown of Kingston, in the heart of Queen's University. We had a lovely ceremony in the courtyard, a beyond delicious dinner in the main dining room, and a super fantastic reception in the limestone pub. The venue offers onsite hotel style rooms for those that do not wish to travel!
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Meet the team

Julianna  Harbec
Julianna Harbec
Sales & Event Coordinator

I've been with the Donald Gordon team for a little over 5 years now and have a passion for capturing your vision & bringing it to reality. With attention to detail and a personal approtch you can assure your event will run smoothly. Looking forward to working with you on your future event!

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421 Union Street K7L 4L6 Kingston (Ontario)
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