250-477-4401 info@gowardhouse.com

Goward House

Home Away From Home

Facility Rental


Venues for Every Occasion

Goward House offers a variety of venues to suit every need. To have all your questions answered and to arrange for a tour of our one-of-a-kind heritage facility, please call Heidi Hodgins, our administrator, at 250-477-4401.

Goward House Interiors


Weddings Large and Small

  • Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony and Reception
  • Gift Opening

Family Celebrations

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Bridal Showers
  • Christenings
  • Reunions
  • Christmas gatherings
  • Other special occasions

Memorials and Celebrations of Life

  • A home-like environment
  • Gardens and woodland trails in which to find quiet moments
  • Tables inside and out for small group gatherings

Business and Club Meetings

  • Conferences
  • Small meetings
  • Child visitations
  • Regular monthly meetings
  • Staff parties and retreats
  • Retirement parties
  • Special events

Why rent Goward House?

  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Spacious lawn for outdoor events
  • Room for almost any size of group
  • Beautiful setting of woodland and gardens
  • Large veranda with tables and umbrellas available
  • Comfortable, informal surroundings in a spacious heritage home
  • Private rooms for small meetings
  • On-site custodian

When may Goward House be rented?

  • Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings
  • A refundable damage deposit of $200 is required to hold a reservation, $550 for a wedding
  • Please check with Heidi Hodgins, our administrator, for availability
  • Please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment

Venue Capacities

Fire regulations require us to limit the number of guests in each venue — for your safety.

Main and Lower Floor (entire house) 110 Maximum
Main Floor only 60 Maximum
Lower Floor only 110 Maximum

Venue Rental Rates

Main Floor Only
  • Setup and Decorating time:  $100 per hour
  • Event time:  $160 per hour

 Lower Floor Only

  • Setup and Decorating time:  $100 per hour
  • Event time:  $160 per hour
Main Floor + Lower Floor
  • Setup and Decorating time:  $100 per hour
  • Event time:  $225 per hour

 Meeting Rooms

  • Small Room:  $40 – $55 per hour
  • Lower Hall:  $60 – $90 per hour

 Extraordinary Rates

  • Statutory Holidays:  Surcharge of $125
  • Rentals longer than 8 hours:  Surcharge of $125

Refundable Damage Deposits

  • Weddings: $550
  • All other events: $200


For more information and booking, please contact Heidi Hodgins, our Administrator, at 250-477-4401; info@gowardhouse.com

Things to Know

  • For gatherings of 60 and less, coffee & dessert service is available for an extra charge
  • Apart from optional coffee and dessert service, Goward House does not provide catering.
  • We have parking for fifty cars. Some additional parking is available on the street
  • A podium and projector screen (downstairs, non-portable) are available at no extra charge.
  • A list of equipment rental companies is available on request

Terms of Rental

  • Liquor may not be consumed on the premises without a valid liquor license
  • To respect our neighbours and conform to municipal bylaws, events must end no later than10pm weekdays and 11pm Friday and Saturday
  • A $200 deposit is required to reserve the venue, $550 for a wedding. That deposit serves as a damage deposit which may be claimed after the event if there is no damage or cost overruns
  • You must remove your garbage from the premises.
  • You must leave the premises tidy and reasonably clean.

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Notice to All Members

All Indoor Group Fitness Activities Are Suspended Immediately

The Provincial Health Authority has extended the suspension of all indoor adult group fitness activities of any kind until May 25 2021. Many thanks for your patience. Stay safe.

Heidi Hodgins
Administrator, Goward House