Venue Rental

Wedding Ceremonies

Choose from either the Royal Alexandra Hall for larger groups or for small, intimate ceremonies, consider the Museum Entrance Hall, the Solarium River Rouge Train Car or the Dining Car Argyle.

Rates available in our wedding package

Wedding Receptions

The Royal Alexandra Hall is the perfect venue for your special day.  Come view the hall and meet with our staff for a consultation to confirm your rental of the Royal Alexandra Hall for your special day. Rates available in our wedding package

All wedding ceremony and reception rentals include the use of:

  • Tables, chairs and highchair
  • Decorative easels
  • Antique podium
  • Wifi



Event Type Cost
Evening Events – Fundraisers, Christmas Parties and other Celebrations $900.00
Meetings – Half Day $250.00
Meetings – Full Day $450.00
Memorials (based on 4 hours)  $450.00
After Business Hours events (3 hours or less) $150.00/hr


The Cranbrook History Centre offers 3 locations in the trains for photo opportunities.  See our wedding package for details and rates.

Photo Location Packages:

  • Museum-Only – $150.00
  • Exterior Trains – $75.00
  • Interior Trains – $250.00
  • Photo Deluxe – $350.00

1 Hour Photo Shoots:  Family photos, engagement photos, portfolio development etc

All event rentals include:

  • Set up and take down time, Wifi, antique podium, use of tables and chairs
  • Daytime business meetings also include coffee, tea and water

Event Extras:

  • Tablecloths – $10.00 (Rounds), $6.50 (Longs) per tablecloth
  • A/V Package – $50.00 – Speakers, Cordless Microphones, Projector and Screen
  • Socan Tariff – $25.00 – Any event with music used will have to pay this tariff
  • Piano Package – $300.00 – Depending on availability

Capacity & Floor Plans

  • Maximum seating for, meetings, concerts, wedding ceremonies, or other assembly events is 280
  • Maximum seating for events with food services, such as dinners, is 184 at 23 round tables of 8 each.
  • Seating for events including dances would be less, suggested between 128 with a larger dance area and 152 with a smaller dance area.


Our catering kitchen is for plating service only. Therefore, whomever the renter chooses to cater must be able to cook the food elsewhere and just plate at our facilities. We can recommend several caterers with experience in the hall.

Rental Does NOT Include:

  • Tablecloths
  • Tableware (plates, cups, silverware, etc.)
  • Chair Covers

Other Spaces

Reception Hall: The adjacent large Reception Hall can accommodate large buffets and plated service.

Palm Court: The adjacent Palm Court is usable for bar service. The renter is required to take out a Special Occasion Liquor license as well as bring in their bartender’s Serving it Right certificate.

Entrance Hall: The Entrance Hall can also be used for registration and reception of visitors.

Washrooms: The spacious and well-appointed washrooms are located just off the main entrance.

Accessibility: The facility is wheelchair accessible with an elevator centrally located for your convenience.


Venue Rental Inquiry Form

  • What type of event are you looking to host?
  • Please include details such as your preferred date, number of guests expected and anything else you would like us to know about your event.
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Q: Requests for wedding reception information

A: Our wedding package is available on our website or we can email it to you.

Q: What is the capacity of the hall?

A:  The capacity of the hall varies depending on the set up you require (see capacity and floors plans for specifics) 

Q: Rental deposit:  If we have to cancel do you refund our deposit.

A:  Our rental agreement clearly states the 50% rental deposit is non-refundable.   One of the options we offer is to change the date of your rental and move your deposit forward to that date.  Please discuss with the Business Manager.

Q: When do I have to pay the rental deposit.

A: The 50% rental deposit is required to secure your chosen date.  Once you confirm you wish to proceed with your date, we arrange an appointment to sign the rental agreement and pay the deposit.

Q:  Is a damage deposit required and how much is it?

A: We require a $500.00 damage deposit.  We have you sign a credit card authorization which is kept on file and only charged to the card if there is damage incurred at your event.

Q: When do I have to have our decorations etc out of the room?

A:  We require you to clean ALL food and beverages out of the room the evening of the event. You can arrange to clean out decorations and other items the following day if you are unable to remove them immediately after your event is over.

Q: Do you need to know the names of all our subcontractors at the time we book the room:

A:  No but we will need this information when final plans for room set up etc are reviewed.

Q:  Can we bring in our own food?

A:  It is okay for wedding parties to provide their own late night snacks and/or desserts.

Q: Can we have our friend bartend for us?

A: If your friend has a current Serve It Right Certification, they may be your bartender.  We need a copy of their Serve it Right Certificate and it must be posted at the bar, along with your liquor license.