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Kitchener Public Library is a unique venue in downtown Kitchener, Ontario that hosts weddings and other special occasions. This award-winning building makes an ideal setting for to-be-weds who love to read, love to learn, or who just love libraries. Couples can make this welcoming event space where they turn to a new and exciting chapter in their lives.

Facilities and Capacity

This celebrated Kitchener landmark is in an accessible and central area of the city. This transit-friendly locale features bike racks as well as on-site and underground parking facilities. The Library is a LEED Gold certified building with a garden and green wall. Indoors, the Reading Lounge includes 4,100 square feet of space with ample natural light. Sections can be draped off for an intimate gathering. Alternatively, up to 200 guests may enjoy this area in a banquet-style reception. Numerous picturesque spots for events and photography are in the library and within easy walking distance. Additionally, inclusive washrooms and wheelchair-accessible features add convenience and comfort for all guests. All love is welcome here <3

Services Offered

Kitchener Public Library hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners. The Library's staff offers event planning, outside vendors, and the use of get-ready rooms, audio-visual equipment, and event rentals. Additionally, the "Ceremonies in the Stacks" is an all-inclusive package offered for select dates of the year. Complimentary wireless internet is available throughout the Library. Furthermore, the rental inventory includes furniture, audio equipment, lighting, decor, drapery, and more. Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays around the year.

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Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio equipment

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


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Event planning
Bridal suite

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

Limited bar
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples

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5 reviews
Gautam K. Married on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true

This was the absolutely perfect venue! Farida is a superhero and helped make our dreams come true! She and the team were very flexible, helping us orchestrate our perfect day. Great value, and let us customize all the details just how we wanted. Beautiful, with lots of variety for nice pictures. I also like that the money goes towards the public library, which is an important resource for the community. And we can go back to the library any time to revisit these memories, something you'd never get at a "corporate" wedding hall.
Carrie C. Married on 14/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Effortless, Personalized Perfection

“Our wedding day at KPL was totally effortless. I felt well-directed and not rushed. It was a very fun and relaxed event! We had a lot of creative freedom to make our ceremony accurately reflect us as a family. We love the overall size of the reading lounge area where our little ceremony was - you could have a really big wedding here! Honestly, the library is such an inclusive and accessible space, my expectations of a warm, welcoming atmosphere were met long before we were married here.

From initial concepts to shoring up the mid-way details, and then the actual event date, I'm convinced there was not an easier process. This is entirely a result of the pure professionalism of the library's event coordinators. And of course, special thanks to Farida and fellow library staff who made everything come together seamlessly.”

- Carrie & Adam
Mitch F. Married on 15/04/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Day in the Courtyard and Reading Lounge

We chose the KPL as our wedding venue for both the ceremony in the courtyard and reception in the reading lounge. The team there (shoutout Farida) were great to deal with and were perfectly accommodating when I wanted to start bringing a few things in the day before and get everything set up. The space was beautiful and we were so happy to spend our wedding giving back to a community we're part of as well!
Tabatha D. Married on 18/06/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our bridal shower in KPL courtyard

Farida was wonderful to work with. I had lost my venue and had 3 weeks to find a spot. This was a perfect space for an outdoor event. Farida followed up quickly and helped me in the day of. It made the bridal shower a success for us! thank you!
M Sadeghi Married on 27/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Storybook Wedding!

KPL was an incredible wedding venue. We planned our wedding in 6 weeks and were accommodated every step of the way. Farida worked with us to make sure all of our questions were answered, went above and beyond to help us utilize different spaces in the library, and helped make our vision a reality! The venue's communication was always timely, we never waited more than a few hours to hear back. They coordinated behind the scenes with our wedding planner and made the space available to us well in advance to make sure we could set up on time. Our vendors all commented on how lovely it was to work with KPL.

We really felt like the venue supported us in bringing our vision to life, listening to our suggestions and letting us bring in all kinds of fun decor and furniture. It really couldn't have been smoother!

Our guests all loved the unique setting and commented that our wedding was exactly a reflection of our personalities as a couple, and we truly believe KPL helped to make that reality.

Could not recommend this venue enough if you are a bookworm like us!!!

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