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IMPORTANT: All rentals may be subject to an additional insurance fee usually ranging from $25-$50, but can be above or below.

Some facilities within the City of Sarnia serve multiple, or specialized services to citizens. If you are looking to host a concert, performance, or a small wedding ceremony/elopement you will likely be renting a specialty facility.

Public events must fill out the attached Event Application Form, and Event Requirement Form for review from staff, and must keep in mind there may be additional event fees associated with hosting in the park.

All events must adhere to the Provincial Regulations in place at the time; and all regulations set from the Parks By-Law, and are responsible to ensure their participants do as well. 

Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion – Canatara Park

The Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion was gifted from the Seaway Kiwanis in 2006 and is the perfect location for a summer wedding ceremony, or private event. It is located in Canatara Park, near Lake Chipican and the Children’s Animal Farm.

The pavilion is available to reserve from the May Victoria Day weekend to October Thanksgiving weekend, weather permitting, and can accommodate up to 150 people.

Permits are given to ensure use of the Pavilion only, therefore please keep in mind that it is in a public park. The Parks & Recreation Department will not require users of the park to vacate other areas that are in use (BMX Track, Picnic Shelters, etc).

Tables and chairs are not provided at this location.

Amenities
Amenities includes access to hydro, the washrooms, food preparation area, and fireplace. Users can decorate modestly, however no tacks or nails can be used and all items must be removed at the end of the rental. Music can be played until 8pm in accordance with the Noise By-Law. Music between 8pm-11pm will require permission from the CAO office, and is done through the permit process. Catering is permitted, any licensed rentals can refer to the AGCO website for details on obtaining a Special Occasion Permit.

Wedding Reservations
The arbor is only rented out once per day for weddings. This pavilion can be booked up to one year in advance to hold a date. Upon approval of fees each year, staff will advise of the amount required.

Rental Rates:

Unlicensed Rental Half Day (4 Hours) $180+HST
Full Day (8 Hours) $350+HST
Licensed Rental Half Day (4 Hours) $262+HST
Full Day (8 Hours) $524+HST

 

Germain Wedding Arbor – Germain Park

The Germain Arbor is ideal for small wedding ceremonies and/or elopements. It is available to rent from May to October, weather permitting. It is positioned in front of the award-winning Germain Gardens for a scenic backdrop. The arbor can accommodate up to 75 people.

Rental rates are $38+HST per hour and may be subject to an additional insurance fee. This facility is booked at a minimum of 3 hours, and a maximum of 6 hours in one day.

Permits are given to ensure use of the Pavilion only, therefore please keep in mind that it is in a public park. The Parks & Recreation Department will not require users of the park to vacate other areas that are in use.

Amenities
Amenities include hydro, and the arbor. Users can decorate modestly, however no tacks or nails can be used and all items must be removed at the end of the rental. Chairs are allowed to be brought by the licensee; however, tents are not permitted.

Wedding Reservations
The arbor is only rented out once per day for weddings. Payment is due in full at the time of booking. This pavilion can be booked up to one year in advance to hold a date. Upon approval of fees each year, staff will advise of the amount required.

Japanese Gardens – Germain Park

The Japanese Gardens is a great location for an intimate wedding ceremony and/or elopement. It is available to rent form May to October, weather permitting. The garden is beautifully maintained with a peaceful theme, located in an intimate and sectioned off area of the park. The gardens can accommodate from 10 to 20 people.

Rental rates are $38+HST per hour booked, and is subject to an additional insurance fee.

Permits are given to ensure use of the garden only, therefore please keep in mind that it is in a public park. The Parks & Recreation Department will not require users of the park to vacate other areas that are in use (Soccer Fields, Garden Plots, etc).

Amenities
Amenities include the garden, and hydro if needed.

Kenwick Wedding Gazebo – Kenwick Park

The Kenwick Gazebo and Pavilion is a great location for a modest outdoor wedding ceremony. It is available to rent from May to October, weather permitting. The pavilion is positioned for a beautiful view of Lake Huron along Bright’s Grove Beach. The space can accommodate up to 50 people.

Rental rates are $77+HST per hour booked, and is subject to an additional insurance fee. This facility is booked at a minimum of 1 hours, and a maximum of 6 hours in one day.

Permits are given to ensure use of the Pavilion/Gazebo only, therefore please keep in mind that it is in a public park. The Parks & Recreation Department will not require users of the park to vacate other areas that are in use.

Amenities
Amenities include hydro, and the arbor. Users can decorate modestly, however no tacks or nails can be used and all items must be removed at the end of the rental. Chairs are allowed to be brought by the licensee; however, tents are not permitted.

Wedding Reservations
The arbor is only rented out once per day for weddings. Payment is due in full at the time of booking. This pavilion can be booked up to one year in advance to hold a date. Upon approval of fees each year, staff will advise of the amount required.

Suncor Agora – Centennial Park

The Suncor Agora stage is a newer facility that was built in 2017-2018 in the heart of Centennial Park. It is part of a 12-year partnership with Suncor Energy, and replaced the previously well-known Dow Peoples Place.

The stage is positioned to overlook the scenic Sarnia Bay and St. Clair River waterfront and has hosted a number of recognized performers from the community, and those internationally known. Past performers including Walk Off the Earth, The Trews, Aces High, One Man Out, the Liuna Block Party, the Youth Battle of the Bands, and many more.

Amenities include a back dressing room, washrooms attached, a concession stand and storage room attached, a sound system, hydro stations, tables and chairs, and a large concrete pad in front of the stage.

Rental Rates:

Half Day Rental (4 Hours or Less) $432+HST
Full Day Rental (Maximum 8 Hours) $862+HST

 

Bandshell Stage – Canatara Park

The Canatara Bandshell Stage is located just beside the Beach Pavilion and is a smaller concrete stage used to host a number of community performances and events. Performances include the Canada Day Multicultural performances and musicians from the Summer Entertainment Series every summer.

Rental rates are $42+HST per hour. Renters may be subject to an additional insurance fee. This facility is booked at a minimum of 3 hours, and a maximum of 6 hours in one day.