Facility Rental

Facility Rental

The Museum and Archives is the perfect location to host your wedding, special event, celebration of life, or business meeting. The Aboyne Hall, Nicholas Keith Room, Victorian Garden and 1877 Heritage Barn which is a National Historic Site offer a beautiful and unique setting for a wide variety of private and/or corporate functions.

Open seven days a week, with ample free parking, our venues are well-staffed and well-equipped with free wireless internet, digital projectors and screens, full-catering kitchen (Aboyne Hall) and regular kitchen (Nicholas Keith Room). 

Photo Gallery: available on public site.

Aboyne Hall

The Aboyne Hall is a large, bright comfortable space ideal for wedding receptions, celebrations, banquets, and other large gatherings. Enjoy the scenic views of the Victorian Garden and expansive grounds from the large picture window.
Rent the adjacent Victorian Garden for your private event and enjoy both spaces together.

Features
  • Maximum 110 people, tables and chairs
  • Maximum 140 people, lecture style
  • Full catering kitchen included
  • Tables, chairs, dishes, cutlery, glassware
  • PA system, projector, screen, free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ample free parking
  • WCMA maintenance staff available onsite during event
Accessibility and Parking
  • The Museum and Archives buildings are fully accessible.
  • The Victorian Garden, Poor House Cemetery, 1877 Heritage Barn, Aboyne Trail and surrounding grounds feature sloping ground and stairs.
  • Accessible parking spaces in close proximity to main entrances.
  • Accessible washrooms on the main level.
  • Elevator access to all levels.

Nicholas Keith Room

Ideal for business and private functions, the Nicholas Keith Room is a warm and intimate setting in which to host any event. 

Features
  • Maximum 40 people, tables and chairs
  • Maximum 60 people, lecture/theatre style
  • Kitchen included
  • Tables, chairs, dishes, flatware, glassware
  • Projector, screen, free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ample free parking
  • WCMA maintenance staff available onsite during event
Accessibility and Parking
  • The Museum and Archives buildings are fully accessible.
  • The Victorian Garden, Poor House Cemetery, 1877 Heritage Barn, Aboyne Trail and surrounding grounds feature sloping ground and stairs.
  • Accessible parking spaces in close proximity to main entrances.
  • Accessible washrooms on the main level.
  • Elevator access to all levels.

Heritage Barn - National Historic Site

The restored 1877 Heritage Barn National Historic Site is a unique and memorable setting in which to hold your wedding ceremony only or special event. The barn is both rustic and classic; a timeless atmosphere. 

Open seasonally from May through October. 

The 1877 Heritage Barn is a National Historice Site with award-winning exhibits. 

Features
  • Wooden plank floor
  • Post and beam construction
  • House of Industry Farm Exhibit 
Accessibility and Parking

The 1877 Barn exhibit and surrounding grounds feature sloping ground and stairs.

Accessible parking spaces in close proximity to main entrances.

Sloped gravel walkway entrance to barn.

Victorian Garden

GardenThe Victorian Garden is a formal garden space bordered with yew hedges. The border beds are home to many heritage perennials such as phlox, spurge, obedient plant, and many varieties of roses. 

The garden is designed to offer visual interest through all four seasons.

The apple orchard and wisteria put on a stunning display of blooms in spring.

When combined with a reception hall rental, the adjacent garden space provides an outdoor reception area for guests. 

Features

A formal lawn bordered by a traditional white picket fence, trellis and arbours, this ceremony site provides a picture perfect backdrop. 

Accessibility

Uneven sloping ground, paving stones in some areas.

Main level in close proximity to fully accessible lobby area and restrooms.

Steps down to orchard and additional garden areas. 

EVENT SPACE RENTAL RATES

 REGULAR RATES

Aboyne Hall and Catering Kitchen

Rental Rate + HST

Monday to Friday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$60.00

NOTE:  4 hours or less includes the setup and take down of the event within the 4 hours (WCMA tables and chairs excluded)

 

No bookings before 12:00 pm on   Saturdays and 1:00 pm on Sundays from November 1 – April 30 due to seasonal weather conditions.

Monday to Friday - Daytime

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$110.00

Monday to Friday - Evening

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

$165.00

Monday to Friday - Night

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

S300.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$165.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$330.00

Saturday or Sunday - Evening

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

$450.00

Saturday or Sunday - Night

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

$495.00

 

 

Nicholas Keith Room and Kitchen

Rental Rate + HST

Monday to Friday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$60.00

NOTE:  4 hours or less includes the setup and take down of the event within the 4 hours (WCMA tables and chairs excluded)

 

No bookings before 12:00 pm on Saturdays and 1:00 pm on Sundays from November 1 – April 30 due to seasonal weather conditions.

Monday to Friday - Daytime

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$110.00

Monday to Friday - Evening

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

$165.00

Monday to Friday - Night

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

S300.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$165.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$330.00

Saturday or Sunday - Evening

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

$450.00

Saturday or Sunday - Night

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

$495.00

 

 

Heritage Barn

Rental Rate + HST

Monday to Friday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$150.00

 

Barn closed November - Barn reopening date determined annually based on weather   conditions.

 

Monday to Friday - Daytime

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$200.00

Monday to Friday - Evening

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

$300.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$300.00

Saturday or Sunday - Daytime

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$500.00

Saturday or Sunday - Evening

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

$660.00

 

 

Victorian Garden

Rental Rate + HST

Victorian Garden  - Daytime

4 hours or less to 5:00 PM

$100.00

Fee in addition to individual hall or Heritage Barn rental fee above

Victorian Garden - Daytime

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$200.00

Victorian Garden - Evening

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

$300.00

All fees are subject to change without notice

WEDDING RATES

VENUE

RENTAL RATE   + HST

Victorian Garden

Wedding

$420.00

Ceremony Only (Reception Off-Site)

Heritage Barn

Wedding

$600.00

Ceremony Only (Reception Off-Site)

Aboyne Hall (AH)

Wedding

$1000.00

Aboyne Hall – Hall Only

Nicholas Keith Room (NK)

Wedding

$1000.00

Nicholas Keith Room - Room Only

Hall and Victorian Garden

Wedding

$1250.00

AH or NK plus the Victorian Garden

Hall and Heritage Barn

Wedding

$1500.00

AH or NK plus the Heritage Barn

Hall & Barn & Victorian Garden

Wedding

$1595.00

AH or NK plus Victorian Garden and Barn

Both Halls & Victorian Garden

Wedding

$2250.00

AH and NK plus the Victorian Garden

Both Halls & Heritage Barn

Wedding

$2500.00

AH and NK plus the Heritage Barn

Both Halls & Barn & Garden

Wedding

$2600.00

AH and NK plus Victorian Garden and Barn

Wedding Ceremony Plus Marquee On Site

Wedding

$1250 base fee plus incremental costs

Wedding ceremony with marquee tent on site for reception; cost to be determined based on   requirements

  •   Aboyne Hall and Nicholas Keith Room wedding   rentals – includes Friday from 9:00am to 8:00pm for setup, preparations, decorations and rehearsal if available.
  •   Heritage Barn ceremony includes Friday night 5:00pm – 8:00pm for setup, preparations, decorations and rehearsal if available

PHOTOS

RENTAL RATE   + HST

Museum Grounds

Any event

Donation

Donation to the museum

Heritage Barn

Any event

$100.00

Fee per hour for use of barn interior

All fees are subject to change without notice

 

 

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