St. Joseph’s Parish Hall FAQ
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- Can I reserve a date before making a deposit?
No, we cannot reserve a date until the deposit ($500) is paid and the Rental Agreement is finalized.
- Is the deposit refundable if I find another venue for my event?
The deposit is non-refundable before the event. However, the rental date can be moved within a year of the original date.
- Can I rent the Hall for an event during the week?
That depends on the time of year. From September –June the hall is in use by long term renters and is only available on Saturdays. The hall is not available on Sundays.
- Can guests arrive before 6:00pm?
Organizers can be in the Hall before 6:00pm, we ask that guests arrive after 6:00pm due to Mass taking place in the church directly above the Hall at 5:00pm. We ask that no soundchecks and/or major deliveries are made between 4:00pm-6:00pm to respect our congregation.
- Can I serve alcohol in the Hall?
Yes, you are responsible in obtaining your own Ontario Liquor License. A copy of the Liquor License must be provided to the Front Office.
- Can I host my wedding reception in the Hall?
No, we do not rent the Hall for private wedding receptions. The space is only offered for community events, banquets, and fundraisers.
- How do I qualify for the “Community Rate”?
A reduced rate is offered to non-profit groups and/or registered charities who use our space. To qualify, you must show evidence of your organization’s impact on the community and/or provide your registered charity number.
- When is my Rental Fee due?
Your rental fee is due in full (cash, cheque, or credit) two weeks before the rental date.
- When am I able to pick up keys to the Hall?
Keys are picked-up the Friday before the event along with closing instructions.
- When am I able to access the space to decorate?
You may access the Hall before your event on Saturday. 3:00pm is our recommended time. Prior to your event Maintenance cleans and arranges the setup of your floor plan.
- I notice you have a sound system and projector in the Hall. Would I be able to use them for my event?
No. The installed AV equipment in the Hall is not parish property, it belongs to a long-term renter. You must provide your own AV equipment.
- Is the Hall accessible?
Yes, there is a stair-lift located on the West entrance. You will receive a key for this on the day of your rental. Please ask to be trained if you think you will require use of it. Please note there are two accessible washrooms located on the main level.
- Can I store my items and/or equipment in the Hall for pick-up at a late time?
No storage is available. Any items or equipment you use, must be removed following your event.
- Can I bring in a caterer?
Yes, we welcome any caterers of your choosing. Please note that the kitchen is to be used to warm food only. No Cooking.
- How does parking work?
Our parking lot is managed by a third-party company. Guests must pay the metered rate ($2/hour or $10/evening), or risk being ticketed. We offer a limited amount of parking passes for event organizers to use for contractors and/or caterers.
- When is my damage deposit returned?
You will be contacted the Monday following your event once Maintenance has inspected the hall. We will either mail a cheque, make it available for pick-up, or role it forward for a future event.