Civic Garden Complex

The Civic Garden Complex is located at 625 Springbank Drive

  • Parking at the Civic Garden Complex is free. 
  • Check London Public Transit for public transit locations, times and fees. 
  • For information related to this facility and to book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca

Hours of operation 

This facility is currently open for rentals. The hours of operation may vary. Click the Conservatory drop-down below to find the public viewing hours. 

For questions about hours of operation, please call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca


Amenities

The Civic Garden Complex is one of London's most scenic settings for indoor private functions.  Whether you are looking for a picturesque location for your wedding photos, a professional setting for a business seminar or a unique location to host any event, Civic Garden Complex is a quality location for a successful and memorable day.  To complement this beautiful attraction, the facility is surrounded by gardens with walkways, arbours, ponds, and acres of green space.

Conservatory

The Conservatory will be open to the public from 12 to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:​​​​​

  • Thursday, January 26

  • Friday, January 27

  • Monday, January 30

  • Tuesday, January 31

  • Wednesday, February 1

  • Thursday, February 2

  • Monday, February 6

  • Tuesday, February 7

  • Friday, February 10

  • Monday, February 13

  • Tuesday, February 14

  • Thursday, February 23

  • Monday, February 27

These dates are subject to change, should the facility be rented.

If there is a private rental in the facility, the public will not have access to the facility during that time.

If you are interested in finding out more information on how to rent the facility for an event or special occasion, or would like to set up a site tour to view the facility for a potential event, please contact Kelly at kfarmer@london.ca to set up an appointment.

London's only large-scale conservatory, full of exotic plants and trees.  For photos only, the conservatory can be rented independently at a reduced cost (please visit our rental page for more information).  The conservatory is pesticide free.  Australian ladybugs are used to control unwanted insect population.

Birch Hall (30' by 50')
  • Sit down function for 80-100 people.
  • Theatre style seating for 125 people.
  • Cocktail style functions for 125 people with limited seating.
Kitchen

​Private functions are required to use our approved caterer's list.  Fridge, stove, microwave, double sink and hand sink are all available. There is also a work preparation area.

Patio

Accessible brick patio space and outdoor seating option available.   

Note:  Gazebo not included as part of rental agreement. It is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Rentals

Visit our rentals page to book a space in the Civic Garden Complex. For more information on rental booking, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca

Rates

Commercial - Full Day (4 to 8 hours) $1340.55​​​​​​
Commercial - Half Day (4 hours or less) $714.18

Special Occasion/Wedding - Full Day (Over 8 hours)

$1042.30
Special Occasion/Wedding - Half Day (8 hours or less) $670.80
Special Occasion/Wedding (4 hours or less) $335.40
Meeting - Full Day (4 to 8 hours) $335.40
Meeting - Half Day (4 hours or less) $224.50
Rental set up fee (4 hours or less) $181.55

Civic Garden Conservatory

(booking two months in advance only)

(minimum two hours)

$45.70 per hour

Tables and chairs are included in rental fees above. Additional Fees:  Insurance, SOCAN and Re:Sound, HST. 


Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure this facility is open.


Frequently asked questions

When can I view the building?

Private tours may be conducted when facility is not rented.  To schedule an appointment please email kfarmer@london.ca or call 519-661-5575.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

Yes,  catering companies that have a business licence, insurance and the ability to prepare all food off site and transport it to the Civic Gardens Complex are permitted. Our kitchen facilities are only available for light preperation duties and are not equipped for cooking food. To discuss catering in more detail, please reach out to the Coordinator of Civic Gardens, Kelly Farmer at kfarmer@london.ca.

What comes with the building?
  • Podium, microphone, retractable screen and cordless microphone are available.
  • Accessible brick patio space and outdoor seating options available. The gazebo and outdoor grounds are public spaces, and therefore cannot be rented or reserved.  Any usage in this space is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Tables, chairs, highchair included in hall rental.  Tables: 5ft. round (15) and/or 6ft. rectangular (20).  Chairs (125): white wedding chairs and business commercial chairs (tables and chairs are not to be removed from the building).
  • Internet service is available.
  • Table clothes, chair covers, cutlery, wine glasses are not provided. These items must be arranged with your caterer.
  • No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).
  • This building is a smoke free facility including the patio.  Smoking is permitted 30ft. (9 meters) from the building.
  • Staff will not supervise children.
  • No confetti/rose petals permitted.
What can I bring in the conservatory?
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the conservatory.
  • No plants are permitted in the conservatory.
  • Cruiser tables only are permitted (no food or drinks).
  • If it rains during your patio ceremony, you may use the conservatory for backup.
When can I set-up my decorations?
  • If your intention is to decorate the hall for your event, it is recommended that you book the full day; otherwise please refer to your contract agreement for approved hours.
  • As tape removes the paint and leaves marks on the walls, only 3M hooks are permitted for hanging decorations.
  • Candles - battery operated candles are preferred.  Fire Marshall regulation indicates that lit candles must be in a container one inch rounder than the candle and the container must be three inches above the flame.
  • All decorations must be taken down and removed at the end of your function.
  • No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).
Can we bring the chairs down to the gazebo?

Chairs and tables are not to be removed from the building. The gazebo and outdoor grounds are public space and therefore cannot be rented or reserved.  Any usage in this space is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The City of London will not be held responsible for chair rentals - please make arrangements with your rental company for delivery and pick-up.

What can you tell me about the bar?

We suggest you contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) three weeks in advance of your function.  The Liquor License must be posted and your bartenders Smart Serve Trained.  We recommend you hire two bartenders to cover breaks.  No bar is to be left unattended at any time.

Partners

​The Civic Garden Complex is home to the Garden Club of London and the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex.  Annual events taking place at this facility include a Spring Greenhouse Tour organized by the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex as well as the Garden Club of London Flower Show and Christmas Boutique.

Last modified:Friday, January 27, 2023