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The Civic Garden Complex

Located 625 Springbank Drive, is one of London's ideal settings for indoor private functions.  Whether you are looking for a picturesque location for your wedding photos, a professional setting for a business seminar, or a unique location to host your event, Civic Garden Complex is a quality location for a successful and memorable day.  To complement this beautiful attraction, the Complex is surrounded by gardens with walkways, arbours, ponds, and acres of green space.

 

Amenities:

  • Large entrance foyer, accessible parking, accessible washrooms, retractable screen, 15 round tables, 35 rectangular tables and 125 chairs

Birch Hall (30'w x 50') - Floor Plan

  • Sit down function for 80-100 peopleCivic Gardens seating collage
  • Theatre style seating for 125 people
  • Cocktail style functions for 150 people with limited seating.

Kitchen:

  • ​Private Functions required to utilize Approved Caterer's List.  Fridge, stove, microwave, double sink, hand sink, dishwasher.  Work preparation area (Note: all personal items must be removed at the end of the rental).

Patio:

  • Accessible brick patio extending available space and providing outdoor seating options.   Note:  Gazebo not included as part of rental agreement and it is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

​Conservatory (1954 Square Feet)

  • Free admission to the public Monday - Friday, noon - 3 p.m. (note: hours may vary based on private function bookings).
  • ​London's only large scale conservatory full of exotic plants and trees.  For photos only, the conservatory can be rented independently at a reduced cost (booking required; see Facility Rental).  The conservatory is pesticide free.  Australian Ladybugs are used to control unwanted insect population.

 

For information please call 519-661-5575 or email customerservice@london.ca.

 

​The Civic Garden Complex is home to the Garden Club of London and the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex.  Annual events taking place at this facility include a Spring Greenhouse Tour organized by the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex as well as the Garden Club of London Flower Show and Christmas Boutique.

 

 

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  • When can I view the building?

    Private tours will be conducted on Sunday, Monday and Friday 1-3 pm when facility is not rented.  Please call Mary 519.636.3834 to schedule an appointment.

  • 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.

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