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University of Waterloo

Catering & Event Services
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

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  • Main Entrance to the University of Waterloo - South CampusMain Entrance to the University of Waterloo - South Campus
  • Federation Hall WeddingFederation Hall Wedding
  • Federation Hall BanquetFederation Hall Banquet
  • Sample Science Teaching Complex ClassroomSample Science Teaching Complex Classroom
  • Sample Art Lecture Hall classroomSample Art Lecture Hall classroom
  • Theatre of the ArtsTheatre of the Arts
  • Summer Accommodations EntranceSummer Accommodations Entrance
  • Double Room in Ron Eydt VillageDouble Room in Ron Eydt Village
  • One of the Summer Accommodations CourtyardsOne of the Summer Accommodations Courtyards
  • Physical Activity Complex GymPhysical Activity Complex Gym
  • Physical Activity Complex PoolPhysical Activity Complex Pool
  • Columbia Ice Field Fitness CentreColumbia Ice Field Fitness Centre
  • Columbia Ice Field ArenaColumbia Ice Field Arena
  • Student Life Centre - View from aboveStudent Life Centre - View from above
  • St. Jacobs Market  - Open Every Thursday & SaturdaySt. Jacobs Market - Open Every Thursday & Saturday
  • Shopping minutes away in Downtown KitchenerShopping minutes away in Downtown Kitchener
  • Shopping Minutes away in Uptown WaterlooShopping Minutes away in Uptown Waterloo
  • Joseph Schneider Haus MuseumJoseph Schneider Haus Museum
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Known for being a technology hub with a unique mixture of old and new world, Waterloo Ontario is a vibrant and engaging city perfect for hosting various events and conferences. The University of Waterloo is centrally located and offers a wide range of conference and event spaces, accommodations (available May – August, 1,000 people), and first-rate dining facilities making it the ideal location for your next event. The Catering & Event Services team at the University of Waterloo has served the community for over 25 years, and has a well-earned reputation for exceptional & personalized service. All-inclusive and customizable packages are available to fit the needs of your group, from large sporting events to conferences and special events.

Waterloo is part of the Tri-Cities, referring to the close proximity to Kitchener and Cambridge. Our guests and residence of the University are able to easily take advantage of these three beautiful cities and their many wonderful attractions including our world famous Oktoberfest celebrations, boutique shopping in Uptown Waterloo, discovering the various locations used to portray the fictional Ontario town on the Canadian sitcom ‘Dan for Mayor’, enjoying a night at the Kitchener Blues Festival or a day at the KW Multicultural festival. Our beautiful and spacious parks are also a draw for visitors: Victoria Park in Kitchener, Waterloo Park in Waterloo and Riverside Park in Cambridge. Just north of our cities is the Historic St. Jacobs Village and Farmers Market where history and charm intertwine for memorable experiences.  

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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Hamilton - 70 kilometers/45 miles
Toronto - 114 kilometers/70 miles
Niagara Falls - 140 kilometers/86 miles
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Region of Waterloo International Airport / 20
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Accommodation is available annually between May to end of August with limited meeting room facilities and catering year-around.
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From boxed lunches to formal banquets our complete award-winning range of food and beverage services are available on campus.
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Special rates available for alumni, tours, sports, conference and youth groups.
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Adult Social Event
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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Federation Hall Fed Hall is one of the premier event spaces in Waterloo Region with facilities to suit any occasion. The main hall can accommodate 300 people with two additional rooms that can be combined to seat 400. The rooms can each be divided individually for smaller functions, buffet stations or break-off rooms.   The Fed Hall space includes a beautiful outdoor area, a reception area with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the main hall.  The entire building is wheelchair accessible, and has a new state-of-the-art kitchen that will support Fed Hall and the campus community.

Theatre of the Arts The Theatre of the Arts is located in the Modern Languages Building (ML) on the campus of the University of Waterloo. This amphitheatre stage is used for theatrical performances, Lecture-style presentations, film screenings, dance performances, concerts, rehearsals, classes, and workshops.

Humanities Theatre Air conditioned theatre with proscenium arch stage and seating for up to 728 spectators.

Physical Activity Complex Large gymnasium to accommodate events up to 4000 people

Columbia Ice Fields Includes two gymnasiums, and arena, diamonds, and fields

Sample Classroom Space Arts Lecture Hall is just one of our buildings here on campus which we use for conferences.  It has 8 breakout rooms to accommodate between 22 and 350 people and is centrally located on campus.

REV Great Hall Large, air conditioned hall. Ideal for anything from tradeshows to plenary sessions or dances

REV Dining Room Large dining area with round tables that promote discussion during meals.

REV Quad Lounges 4 air-conditioned breakout rooms available to set up to meet your needs.

REV Boardroom Boardroom style for 14 people with option to have up to 12 spectators.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Summer Accommodations 500 1000 Residence Halls Communal no


  • Residence Dining Room
    Residence Dining
    Between the months of May and August, the residence dining hall is able to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for conference groups. Conference organizers are able to arrange for meals through REValations, located in Ron Edyt Village for groups of 50 or more.  

    Sample Menu:
    Hot Breakfast @ $9.65/person + applicable taxes

    Menu Option B: Assorted cold juices, Assorted cold cereals, Assorted small muffins, Scrambled eggs, Breakfast meat vary daily, Hash browns, pancakes, waffles or French toast varies daily, Toast with assorted jams and peanut butter, coffee, tea and milk. Vegetarian options available upon request.

    Hot Lunch @ $12.40/person + applicable taxes
    Menu Option B: Soup of the day, rolls & butter, tossed salad, potato salad, 2 entrée choices per period: pasta, hot/cold sandwich or daily special, starch, hot vegetable, choice of pie/cake, milk, coffee, tea, fountain juice or soft drink. Vegetarian options available upon request.

    Hot Dinner @ $14.40/person + applicable taxes
    Menu Option B: Soup of the day, Rolls and butter, Tossed salad with dressing, potato, pasta and vegetable salad, Entrée 2 choices per meal period, Starch, Hot vegetable, Dessert - 1 option and Fresh fruit, milk, coffee, tea, fountain juice and soft drinks. Vegetarian options available upon request.

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    On Campus Catering
    Our dedicated team makes every effort to offer the finest local, regional and international ingredients in our diverse catering menu. We are also very proud to use eco-friendly products and follow sustainable practices.  We consider ourselves service professionals and take great pride in our ability to match exceptional food with professional service to provide outstanding catered affairs. We are experienced in all aspects of special event planning so please allow us to plan and oversee your next event. 

    Our Catering menus will give you some excellent selections and show you examples of our decadent food. You are not restricted to the selections listed in our brochure. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on a special menu creation specific to your needs.
  • University Club - Catering
    The University Club is a uniquely charming location for weddings, anniversary parties, birthdays, retirement celebrations, conferences and other special events. The entire facility can be reserved for your event or we also offer two separate meeting rooms that comfortably accommodate smaller functions.

    Our catering menu offers a wide variety of outstanding options, but we are also happy to work with you to create a custom menu for your special event. Our culinary team has a reputation for some of the finest and most innovative cuisine ever offered at the Club.

    The Club offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, great ambience, lounge space with bar, patio area, and much more. We are wheelchair accessible, offer on-site complimentary parking, and will assist you with your planning to ensure the success of your event. Contact us today to find out more reasons why the University Club should be your venue of choice! 


  • South Side Market Place
    (South Campus Hall)

    UW Food Services
  • Bon Appetit, Davis Centre
    Bon Appetit, Davis Centre
    Offers fantastic Chinese food, salads, fruit, beverages, soup and grill items.
  • The Market at UWP
    The Market at UWP
    (UWP - Claudette Millar Hall)
    Our newest and largest location yet! This eatery offers everything, food to eat there and take-away. You'll be sure to find something to fill your craving.   Check us out through YouTube!
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    Tim Hortons
    (6 locations around campus)
    Always fresh pastries and legendary coffee is brewed fresh every 20 minutes.
  • Starbucks
    (STC and AHS)
  • Subway logo
    (Student Life Centre (STC) - ground floor)
  • University Club
    University Club
    Seating Capacity: 120
    Our oncampus restaurant, is where you will find fabulous food, friendly and professional service, and a wonderful dining destination conveniently located in your back yard! Whether you are a regular patron or have not visited in a while, we encourage you to join us for an exceptional lunch.
  • Williams Fresh Cafe logo
    Williams Fresh Cafe
    Location:  Encironment 3 (ground floor)
    An inviting coffee shop atmosphere featuring delicious café classics such as all-day breakfast, organic yogurt smoothies, hot rice boxes, fresh salads & sandwiches, signature beverages and more.


Conference Management Services A variety of packages available to help you plan your event or conference.

Fitness Centre Along with an on-site fitness centre, larger facilities are available just minutes away.

Retail Stores There are a variety of shops on campus including a hair salon, pharmacy, photo developer, bookstore, and UW souvenir shop.

24 Hour Front Desk Support Lost your keys? Have a question? Someone is available to help you at all times, day and night.

Easy Access to Public Transit Close to Grand River Transit and Greyhound bus stops on campus. Local airport shuttle service available upon request.

Business Services We can handle all your business needs, including copying, faxing and much more.

Signage Custom directional signage available to guide your guests to your event on campus.


Computer Labs Labs of various size and layout are available throughout campus.

Audio/Visual Services Services available at the Conference Centre and a variety of locations on campus for all your technology needs.

WiFi Access Guests' rooms are equipped with free wireless internet.

Area Attractions

On Campus - Museum of Vision Science Welcome to the Museum of Vision Science, Canada's only museum dedicated to preserving the history of vision science. Our mission is to preserve the history of vision science in Canada and educate visitors of all ages on the importance of vision.  You may also want to take a moment to learn more about our founding curator, Dr. Edward J. Fisher, without whom our unique collection would not exist.

On Campus - Earth Science Museum The University of Waterloo Earth Science Museum is open to be enjoyed by people of all ages. No matter what your level of learning, the museum serves to amaze the general public, elementary and high school groups, and university students alike.

St. Jacobs Farmers Market The agricultural heritage of Waterloo Region has made this market a popular attraction for anyone.

Kitchener Market Saturday market as well as fresh lunches from international cuisine vendors available Tuesday through Saturday.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Stroll among 1000s of free-flying butterflies, tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, and exotic birds.

African Lion Safari Enjoy a close up experience with exotic animals from around the world.

Grand River Conservation Area Hiking the many trails, or tubing down the Elora Gorge, there is something for everyone.

Bingemans A fun family destination complete with water park, mini-golf, go karts, and much more.

Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort Clay tennis courts, mountain biking, beach volleyball, and an adventure challenge course.

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Visit an exhibition or take part in a workshop and make your own masterpiece.

Centre in the Square Take in a show at one of Canadas premier multi-purpose live performing arts venues.


  • You and your staff's friendly assistance made things run smoothly, which certainly helped to make this, our 50th Ontario Folk Dance Camp, a memorable and enjoyable weekend.
    Heidi Fiebig, Ontario Folk Dance Camp

  • Thank you very much for the wonderful service you give with good humour, a smile and such professionalism. One feels safe, comfortable here and as other visitor have said "homey". You are so helpful and it has been a special pleasure to know you all. B. Nolan
    Conference Centre Guest

  • I just wanted to personally thank you for all the time, work and effort to help us host Girls Heart Point here at UW. I appreciate all you've done to help our moms and girls feel comfortable, safe and at home! We couldn't pull it off without you
    Girls Heart Point Angel Team Coordinator

  • Thanks so much for all your help with CNTA! The facilities and support were excellent, and the conference went very smoothly thanks to your efforts.
    2008 Canadian Number Theory Association Conference Committee

  • Just a word of praise for all the lovely meals you had for us while here. There was lots of vaiety and everyone was helpful and pleasant when serving us. It must be difficult to remain calm, cool and collected when serving so many meals.
    Attendee for the 133rd General Assembly with the Presyterian Church in Canada

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