Spaces for Rent: Event Venues

The Main Hall

The TGCA Main Hall is the perfect place for fundraisers, company gatherings and parties, weddings, tradeshows and so much more. With over 10,000ft2 of unrestricted floor space, it’s one of the largest multi-functional community halls in Calgary and can accommodate up to 700 guests.

The Main Hall measures 148’ x 72’, or 10,000ft2 and comes equipped with a 12’ x 24’ stage rising 40” above the floor.

The rental comes with 3’x 6’ folding tables and standard frame and padding chairs. You can comfortably arrange 3 chairs around either long side of the tables, for a recommended total of 6 people per table, through this is dependent on the floor plan that you choose.

Rental Fee

250-500 people $1375.00

501-700 people $1700.00

Damage deposit is equal to the rental fee.

Your rental begins at 10:30 am and ends at 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays and ends at 12:00 am on weekdays. No exceptions.

Please note: Rental of the Main Hall is not available on Sundays or Tuesdays at any time.

Confirming your rental

When the damage deposit has been received by the TGCA and your rental contract has been signed, your rental is officially booked and confirmed. Until that time, the TGCA reserves the right to rent to any prospective parties.

When you have confirmed your rental, the remainder of your fees and your floor plan will be due 2 weeks prior to your event. The remainder of the corkage fee will be due at the end of your event and remitted to our staff by either cheque, debit or credit, and finally, given that all policies and guidelines were followed, your damage deposit, in the form of a cheque, will be sent back to you via the mail at the address that you’ve provided for your TGCA account.

All prices are subject to GST.

Kitchen Use

The kitchen is directly adjacent to the Main Hall, and has 2 over-sized ovens, a 6-burner range, a flat-top grill, and 1 large refrigerator available to rental events. The kitchen does not have a commercial dishwasher, but has a two compartment sink. The kitchen is expected to be cleaned and returned to the condition that it was rented in.

When serving alcohol at your event, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission requires that food will be served to your guests, regardless of whether your event is ticketed or private.

Option 1

Storage/Warm and Serve only $170.00

This option includes the use of the adjacent kitchen space for the storage of the food you are providing and the use of the ovens for warming only during the day’s event.

Option 2

Prepare and cook food (using base ovens only) $400.00

This option offers full access to the rental kitchen facilities.

Additional kitchen options (Must be a licensed catering company)

2 Convection Ovens: $100.00

Deep Fryer Options: $400.00 (includes ZTF oil)

All prices are subject to GST

Corkage

The corkage fee is mandatory for any event with bar service (alcohol service or non-alcohol service) and all weekend events (Friday, Saturday), and is based on the number of expected guests at your event. This charge will be on your invoice to be paid 2 weeks in advance of your event. 

The corkage fee includes the following: pop, juice, ice, plastic glasses, setup and tear-down, general cleanup, and the necessary bartending staff for the evening for Main Hall rentals.

Corkage fee for events serving alcohol: $4.75 per person

Corkage fee for events not serving alcohol: $3.25 per person

More info on corkage here

Liquor licenses and service

The renter supplies liquor and the liquor license and offers either a no host bar or a cash bar with the renter retaining 100% of the profits.

If your event is a private party, you can purchase your license from the liquor store that you purchase your liquor supplies from. If your event is a ticketed event, you must get your license directly from the AGLC. In either case, if you do not have a license for your event, our banquet staff will not allow the sale of alcohol.

In accordance with AGLC, when liquor is served, hot or cold food items (prepared in a licensed facility) must be offered for patron consumption. 

**Liquor sales must end by 1:00 am, with consumption until one hour after end of liquor sales.**

To book the Main Hall, please see availability and submit an inquiry through the menu on this page or contact Diana Christie, dchristie@tgcacalgary.com, or 403-274-6840, ext. 101.