Spaces for Rent: Event Venues
The Thorncliffe Room
Located on the main floor of the centre, beside the office, The Thorncliffe Room is a versatile space with great acoustics, perfect for larger meetings and smaller celebrations. It is equipped with a full bar that includes 2 refrigerators for beverages, a men’s and a women’s washroom on the premises, two possible entrances/exits.
The space measures 52’ x 47’, or 2,400 ft2, and comes equipped with a drop down projector screen, and an 8’ x 12’ stage rising 15” 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.
Rental Fee $520
Damage deposit is equal to rental fee.
Your rental begins at 10:30 am and ends at 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, or ends at 12:00 am on weekdays. No exceptions.
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 to the name and address that you’ve provided for your TGCA account.
All prices are subject to GST.
The corkage fee is mandatory for any event with bar service (alcohol service or non-alcohol service) and all weekend events (Friday, Saturday), and there is a minimum charge for 75 people regardless of the number of expected guests at your event and your corkage fee will be based on your expected number of guests. This charge will appear on your invoice to be paid 2 weeks before your event.
The corkage fee includes the following: pop, juice, ice, plastic glasses, setup and tear-down, general cleanup.
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.
Interested in fruit or sandwich trays? How about full catered dinner? See our catering options here
**Liquor sales must end by 1:00 am with consumption until one hour after end of liquor sales.**
If you are having an evening event, you will be required to hire our bartending staff at $19 per hour per staff member. We generally recommend 1 bartender per 50 guests. Our staff are fully trained and certified, and are required in accordance with the AGLC and our insurance provider.
If your event is during the day on a weekday, and you don’t want to serve refreshments, bartenders aren’t required.
The kitchen is not available for use in the Thorncliffe Room. Please ensure that your caterer understands that there must be chafing dishes provided for this rental, as we can not accommodate multiple crock-p-type dishes to warm the food at your event.
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.
The TGCA has many options for catering! Seem the menu here