COVID-19 response

In light of COVID-19, and the need to limit potential exposure to our guests, all public events inside Government House, including tours, are suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Government House as soon as possible.

The grounds are open to the public for walking, taking pictures and the like but public traffic is not permitted inside the house. Formal events with equipment require pre-approval to utilize the grounds.

This page is intended for public information only. Any Government of Alberta inquiries to reserve meeting rooms should be submitted through internal government channels.

Overview

Registered non-profit organizations carrying liability insurance in the amount of $2 million can apply to book space for meetings and events such as receptions or fundraisers at Government House.

Government House is not available to host private functions such as weddings, wedding receptions, birthdays, retirement celebrations nor any other private gatherings.

Registered non-profit organizations must understand and agree:

  • all Government of Alberta business will take priority
  • spaces will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis
  • the rental of an individual space doesn’t allow for exclusive use of Government House; other events may occur at the same time

Hours of availability

Space is only available for reservation in the evenings Monday to Friday between 4:30 pm and 11 pm following the conclusion of the Alberta government business day.

Booking policies

The Application process for a non-profit organization to book space in Government House is outlined below in the following steps.

Use of space

  • use of the space by the Government of Alberta takes priority and could result in an applicant’s approved event being rescheduled. Every effort will be made to accommodate an alternate date
  • the space being requested can only be used for the purpose identified by the user on the Facility Use Application form
  • any change of purpose after application approval must be submitted in writing to the Director of Meeting and Conference Facilities for consideration and additional approval

Application

  • applicants requesting facility use must send in a fully completed Facility Use Application form (PDF, 340 KB)
  • applications must be received 4 weeks in advance of the requested facility use date

Cost

  • a $100 deposit is due upon signing of the Memorandum of Agreement; with the total rental amount due 10 business days prior to the event
  • a full listing of space rental costs is shown below under the Facility Details and Fees section

Food and beverages

  • Government House has a contracted caterer and the user must use this caterer for food and beverages, no exceptions
  • catering arrangements will be made directly with the Meeting and Conference Facilities staff
  • upon approval of a request for space, a Booking Coordinator for Government House will be in contact with the applicant to provide catering details and available menu options

Cancellations

  • cancellations received prior to 10 business days of the scheduled event will result in a full refund
  • cancellations within 10 business days of the scheduled event will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the deposit
  • should the event require rescheduling due to a Government of Alberta priority and an alternate date can’t be agreed upon, a full refund will be returned to the applicant
  • the Director of Conference and Meeting Facilities will be in touch with the organization contacts to discuss next steps, if an alternate date can't be agreed upon

Facility details and fees

General notes

  • rental rates include the use of the space booked
  • the rental of a space doesn’t allow for exclusive use of Government House; other events may occur at the same time
  • all spaces include access to wireless internet and the use of a laptop for presentation needs
  • catering is not included in the rates listed below
  • GST will be applied to all costs

Rental fees

Facility spaces Capacity Seating Rental Rate
Main floor/Dining area 100 Movable $400
Egbert 14 Fixed $200
Bulyea 12 Fixed $200
Bowen 20 Fixed $200
Brett 12 Fixed $200
Alberta 79 Fixed $400

Step 1. Collect supporting documents

As part of the Facility Use Application form (PDF, 340 KB) you must include:

  • proof of registration under the Societies Act within the Province of Alberta
  • proof of liability insurance in the amount of $2 million CDN

Step 2. Submit your application

Applications are only accepted by email: Facility and Client Support, Executive Council

The completed application form and its supporting documentation need to be separate electronic files such as PDFs and emailed together as one submission.

  • ensure the scanned copy of the completed form is legible and the signature is clear

Step 3. Confirm the booking

Upon approval of your application, a Memorandum of Agreement will be sent to the contact on the application for signature and execution:

  • return the signed agreement with a $100 deposit
  • only cheques are accepted and must be made payable to the ‘Government of Alberta’
  • the total rental amount is due 10 business days prior to the event

Contact

Email: Meeting and conference facilities

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