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Civic Garden FAQ


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  • When can I view the building?

    Private tours may be conducted when facility is not rented.  Please email Lina ldoria@london.ca to schedule an appointment or call 519.636.3834.

  • Can we bring in our own caterer?

    Only caterers from the approved caterer's list are accepted (exception: wedding cake from bakery).

  • What comes with the building?

    Podium, microphone, retractable screen, and cordless microphone are available.

    Accessible brick patio extending available space and providing outdoor seating options.  The gazebo and outdoor grounds are public space and therefore cannot be rented or reserved.  Any usage in this space is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    Tables and chairs included in hall rental.  Tables: 5ft. round (15) and/or 6ft. rectangular (35).  Chairs (125): white wedding chairs and also grey business commercial chairs (tables and chairs are not to be removed from the building).

    No internet service provided.

    Table clothes, chair covers, cutlery, wine glasses, etc., are not provided - arrange with caterer.

    No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).

    This building is a smoke free facility including the patio.  Smoking is permitted 30ft. (9 meters) from the building.

    Staff will not supervise children.

    No confetti/rose petals permitted.

    Cars left overnight in the public parking lot will not be towed.

     

  • What can I bring in the Conservatory?

    No Food or drinks are allowed in the conservatory.

    No plants are permitted in the conservatory.

    Cruiser tables only are permitted (no food or drinks).

    If it rains during your patio ceremony, you may use the conservatory for backup.

  • When can I set-up my decorations?

    If your intention is to decorate the hall for your event, it is recommended that you book the full day; otherwise please refer to your contract agreement for approved hours.

    As tape removes the paint and leaves marks on the walls, only 3M hooks are permitted for hanging decorations.

    Candles - battery operated candles are preferred.  Fire Marshall regulation indicates that lit candles must be in a container 1 inch rounder than the candle and the container must be 3 inches above the flame.

    All decorations must be taken down and removed at the end of your function.

    No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).

  • Can we bring the chairs down to the gazebo?

    Chairs/tables are not to be removed from the building.

    The gazebo and outdoor grounds are public space and therefore cannot be rented or reserved.  Any usage in this space is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    The City of London will not be held responsible for chair rentals - please make arrangements with your rental company for delivery and pick-up.
     

  • What can you tell me about the bar?

    We suggest you contact the ACGO 3 weeks in advance of your function.  The Liquor License must be posted and your bartenders Smart Serve Trained.  We recommend you hire 2 bartenders to cover breaks.  No bar is to be left unattended at any time.