University of Waterloo – Catering and Event Services

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Humanities Theatre for 720 guests Physical Athletics Complex Main Gym Friendly Front Desk Staff 500 Double Room for up to 1000 guests in Ron Eydt Village Banquet Entrée through Federation Hall Scenic walk across campus

Catering and Event Services at the University of Waterloo offers an academic setting with comprehensive educational facilities and resources, plus a well-earned reputation for providing top-notch management and an emphasis on personalized service. The University of Waterloo’s scenic location offers a refreshing escape from congested urban centers; as well as, a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Our conference management services provide support, skills, expertise and knowledge to organizers. We are able to help you every step of the way to ensure that your event is the best it can be. Catering and Events Services offers state of the art meeting and banquet facilities in Federation Hall, along with a multitude of venue options across campus including additional meeting rooms, classrooms, computer labs, athletic facilities and sports fields. Customizable menus allow conference and event organizers to tailor our service to suit your vision. Our experienced and creative chefs are thrilled to create a unique and exciting menu for conference delegates. Each spring term, Catering and Event Services offers summer accommodations on campus in our student residences. Staying at the University of Waterloo can be a wonderful experience. Centrally located, with an array of restaurants, hiking trails and green space, this is a great place to call home for a night, a week, a month or the whole summer! Whether you are attending a conference, visiting the University as a researcher, writing an exam, canoeing The Grand River, attending a special event in Waterloo region, relocating to the University or just passing through the city, Summer Accommodations at the University of Waterloo has a bed for you! Group rates are available for conference delegates, sports teams, youth groups, conventions and events. Available May through August, summer accommodations are offered in both a traditional dormitory style residence and a suite style townhouse residence.

Contact Info

200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone for Accommodations
Phone for Meetings/Conferences
519-888-4567 ext. 35833
Email for Accommodations
Email for Meetings/Conferences

Meeting Space

Number of Meeting Rooms
Largest Meeting Room (theatre-style)
Largest Meeting Room (banquet-style)
Meeting Room Space
18000 sq. ft

Accommodation Information

Number of Sleeping Rooms
Number of Double Rooms
Accommodation Hall Type
Dormitory: single beds, communal or shared washrooms (twin share) Townhouse: 1-2 storey building, 1-4 bedrooms, living, kitchen and dining areas, 1-2 bathrooms


Paid Parking Available on site


Distance to/from main airport
18 km
Close cities nearby and distance
Kitchener 9.5 km, Cambridge 32 km, Hamilton 76 km, Toronto 119 km
Attractions within 5 km
Waterloo Farmer’s Market (Mennonite country), village of St. Jacobs
Things to do in area
Also close by are the villages of Fergus and Elora, and the Elora Gorge—a great place to go hiking. The Stratford Festival, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre, showcases the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers. It’s just a half-hour away. Other attractions of note include MacKenzie King’s birthplace, Woodside National Park, the award-winning Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, and Doon Heritage Crossroads, a living history museum which recreates a 1914 rural village and 2 farms. Kitchener’s The Centre in the Square is the area’s premier venue for symphonies, musicals, opera, ballet and concerts.

Other Information

Accommodation Year Round
Meeting Space Year Round
Catering Information
Food and Beverage
Yes, inhouse caterer
Onsite Wifi
Yes, complimentary
Technology & Other Features Available
Computer Labs In-room audio visual (projector, screen, microphone) Recreation Facilities (ie Gym) Sports Fields
Day Meeting Packages
Special Packages
Available upon request
Individual Traveler Booking Website