THE ARMENIAN CENTRE
THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Armenian Community Centre is proud to be a prominent fixture in the St. Catharines community. Since it's inception, the hall has fulfilled a double role, as both a beautiful event venue for members of the community and also a place of friendship and fellowship for members of the Armenian community.
The Armenian Centre offers everything you need for your special event. The knowledgeable and friendly event staff walk with you during the planning process to ensure that every detail is to your liking and the talented Executive Chef, Joseph Doyle, relies on his 40+ years of experience and his dedicated team of culinary artisans to prepare all of the mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres, entrees and desserts in house. Being located in such a beautiful and rich agricultural area of Ontario means that the Armenian Centre strives to support local farmers by purchasing fresh produce and meats from nearby farms as well as partnering with local wineries to ensure your event menu is paired with the perfect Niagara Region wines.
The Armenian Centre is conveniently located just minutes off of the QEW and within a short drive to hotels and other accommodations for any out of town guests coming for your celebration. With ample onsite parking and wheel chair accessible access to all rental spaces, this hall is accommodating to all guests.
Whether you are having an informal gathering or an opulent celebration, the Armenian Centre's staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure the planning process is stress free and the event is nothing short of spectacular.
THE SHIRAZ BALLROOM
The Shiraz Ballroom adds a touch of elegance to any special event. This grand space features a 3 story entrance which flows seamlessly into the Cocktail Lounge and the Shiraz Ballroom. The neutral colour palette enhances any colour scheme or design style for your special day. The room offers a large wooden dance floor in the centre and a raised stage area up front. The main feature of the ballroom is the stunning crystal chandelier that shines brilliantly from the centre of the ceiling. The room has a double door access to the Cocktail Lounge, creating an easy flow for your guests, and also has access to one of two serving sides for the bar.
Additional features include:
a built in sound-system
podium and microphone
state of the art projection screen and built in projector
Wedding Events Include:
your own professional Event Planner on site the day of your wedding
black tie service
complete floor length linen
tie back chair covers
complete chair and table set up and tear down
complimentary bridal suite
customized floor plan for your event
customized menu cards and table numbers
complimentary menu tasting for the happy couple
The Shiraz Ballroom is 66' X 46' and has a max capacity of 250 guests (seated at tables). It is centrally located between Hwy 406 and the QEW. Click here to view our location.
THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE
The Cocktail Lounge is a terrific rental location for smaller gatherings. This area features a beautiful fireplace as well as large floor to ceiling windows that flood the room with warm and welcoming natural light. The Cocktail Lounge also features a beautiful baby grand piano for entertaining. Interested parties need only request the piano when booking the event, and the Armenian Centre staff will ensure their talented pianist is scheduled to play for your guests.
The Cocktail Lounge has access to one of the bar's two serving areas so that guests can easily get refreshments throughout your event and both men's and women's washrooms are located right down the hall. The Cocktail Lounge has a max capacity of 65 guests.
Please note, the Cocktail Lounge is not available for rental if there is already an event taking place in the Shiraz Ballroom or the Gymnasium.
The Armenian Centre's bar is top of the line. This double-sided, oak topped bar is well stocked with every type of liquor you or your guests might want to enjoy. The variety of beverage packages available allows you to pick an option that best suits your unique event needs.
The Open Bar Package allows your guests to enjoy their choice of wine, beer or liquor without any cost to them. The Cash Bar Package allows guests to purchase their own alcoholic beverages or the Combination Bar Package allows the event hosts to provide their guests with a pre-determined number of drink tickets and then have guests pay for any additional drinks they may desire. A bottle of wine on each table or extra services such as a Champagne Toast or Martini Bar can also be arranged upon request. Extras such as these are an additional fee and would need to be discussed with an Armenian Centre staff member during the event planning meeting.
Bartenders are included in the quoted beverage package prices. All prices are subject to applicable HST and gratuity charges and all drinks will be served according to the L.C.B.O. rules and regulations. The Armenian Centre reserves the right to limit the numbers of drinks served per guest.
The Gymnasium is is a perfect rental space for more informal gatherings. Whether it's a Stag and Doe, a birthday party or a school event, the Gymnasium is an affordable and conveniently located space for your get together. The room is 70' X 40' and has a max capacity of 240 people. Round tables (that seat 8-10 people) and chairs can be provided upon request.