Sophisticated Wedding Venue In Downtown Kitchener

Nearly every Kitchener-Waterloo resident has a fond wedding memory involving The Walper Hotel. As downtown Kitchener's premier address for celebrating and socializing since 1893, we’ve helped generations of couples start their life together in style. Whether you’re keeping it simple with an intimate family affair or pulling out all the stops with a grand ballroom bash, honouring your vision is our mission. If you're dreaming of a classic celebration or something that perfectly captures your eclectic sense of style, our expert team would love to help. Leave the fussing to us, it’s our favourite part.


Why a Kitchener-Waterloo Wedding at The Walper Hotel?

Every wedding we host is fully tailor-made to our couples’ long-held wants and last-minute whims. We can advise on customized flowers and décor, accommodations, gift bags and fun outings to keep your guests in a party mood. We have a line on the top local bands and DJs and because every celebration is judged partially by its food, you’ll have every opportunity to fine-tune your menu with our Culinary Team.

It’ll be incredible. Trust us, it’s what we do.

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Winter weddings don’t just offer a stunning outside backdrop, they have all sorts of indoor bonuses too.
For the winter season, we’ve created special packages with added value to make your planning, and budgeting process that much easier. Choose from additional enhancement options or complimentary extras for all weddings booked between December 15th and March 31st. And just in case you need another excuse, a winter wedding gives you the perfect reason to take an annual tropical trip to celebrate your nuptials.


  • 8,000 square feet of reimagined, beautiful wedding space, renovated in 2016. The perfect matrimony of historical architecture and contemporary modelling.
  • Our team of experienced detail wizards, who keep track of all the nitty gritty.
  • Our dedicated events staff working together - from the arrival of your first guest to the departure of your last - to ensure your day is everything you've planned it to be.
  • Fully customizable catering packages designed to help you create the day you've imagined.
  • Our skilled culinary team, creating a meal that is memorable and exactly to your taste for your guests to enjoy.
  • Planning for off-site wedding party outings, recreational activities and local tours.
  • Group rates for wedding guests staying at the hotel.

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The Walper Hotel offers everything you need in one wedding venue in Kitchener-Waterloo. With 8 unique settings plus an outdoor courtyard, cocktail lounge, and premium hotel accommodations all situated in one remarkable setting, The Walper is an ideal one-stop event destination for local and travelling guests.


Prefer to be fashionably on time? Avoid the rush and spend the night in one of our 92 guest rooms. Take advantage of professional stylists and barbers all within walking distance of our front doors to help prepare the lucky ladies and gentlemen of your KW wedding.

Venues & vendors for your special day are just steps away onsite, so you and your party can relax, unwind and enjoy your day with us.

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Wedding Planning During COVID-19

We know it can be extremely challenging to plan a wedding in the uncharted waters of COVID-19. Our team continues to follow the most up-to-date information and guidelines to ensure your event is safe and comfortable for you and your guests. 

Beginning January 05, 2022, Ontario will be reverting to a modified step 2 on the roadmap to reopen, for a minimum 21-day period. At this time, indoor receptions are not permitted (with limited exceptions; i.e. washrooms), although indoor wedding ceremonies may still be held (at 50% capacity).

Individuals attending weddings and special events will need to show QR code proof of vaccination along with photo ID. Exceptions will be made for those who are unvaccinated with proof of medical exemption and children 12 years old and under. It is important to note that guests from overseas and other provinces are also expected to be fully vaccinated, with a system introduced by the province October 22, 2021. Click here for more information provided by the province of Ontario or visit our FAQ page for more details on hotel protocols.

Please understand that our team is working tirelessly to adapt to the ongoing changes and work with our Wedding Couples to ensure gatherings are safe and comfortable for all. Our response times may be delayed during this busy time and we thank you for understanding! 

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