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Springbank Gardens FAQ

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  • When can I view the building?

    Private tours may be conducted when facility is not rented.  To schedule an appointment please email Kelly or call 519.661.5575.

  • Can we bring in our own caterer?

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

    Note:  for public events (ie: festival, run, etc.) please provide a list of food vendors to the special events office and have your food vendor refer to the Special Events Administrative Procedures Manual - food vendor.

  • What comes with the facility?

    Bandshell with basic PA system.  Ipod hookup, microphone and podium is available.

    The amplification of sound will be limited to the hours of 9 am - 11 pm.  Sound levels are governed by the City of London noise by-law and monitored by City of London staff.

    Note:  for public events (ie: festivals, run, etc.) please refer to the Special Events Council Policies - amplified sound.

    Tables and chairs included in facility rental for private functions only.  Tables: 6ft round (15) and/or rectangular (10).  Chairs (150): white wedding chairs (tables and chairs are not to be removed from the facility).

    Note:  for fees pertaining to public events (ie: festival, run, etc.) please refer to the Special Events Council Policies - fee.

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

    No internet service provided.

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

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

    No smoking under the Guy Lombardo Pavilion.  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.

  • When can I set-up my decorations?

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

    Candles - battery operated candles are preferred.  Fire Marshall regulations indicate 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 the function.

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

  • What can you tell me about the bar?

    We suggest you contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) 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. 

    Note:  for public events (ie: festival, run, etc.) please refer to the Liquor Licence section of the Special Events Administrative Procedures Manual and compliance with City of London Alcohol Policy is required.