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

Event Rental
  • Single floor or whole House (Weddings MUST rent whole House)
  • Hours must be outside of House activity schedule
  • Damage deposit required
  • 3 hours minimum of event time required (does not include set up or take down hours)
  • Includes exclusive use of kitchen and garden
  • No coffee carts available
  • Off-season rates available
  • ENTANDEM / liquor license / insurance required
Room Rental
  • Single Rooms
  • During or outside House hours (pricing shifts)
  • Damage deposit not required except for Lower Hall
  • 2 hours minimum in evenings / 4 hours minimum on weekends
  • Does not include use of kitchen nor exclusive use of garden
  • Coffee carts available
  • Note: Regular renters (i.e. monthly) are entitled to a 10% discount (Must rent at least 4x per year to qualify as regular renters)
Film Rental
  • Contact our Administrator to discuss details

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

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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