Welcome to Alumni Memorial Hall
Welcome to Alumni Memorial Hall, one of the most beautiful event spaces on McMaster’s campus. Conference & Event Services’ expert event planners are thrilled to partner with Hospitality Services to uphold the reputation of this space by offering world-class dining and event management for the McMaster community and the beyond.
On this page, you can find everything you need to host a successful event. Once you determine the number of people you are inviting, you can explore the spaces in Alumni Memorial Hall to pick which one suits your capacity needs and budget. If you plan to have music, photography, or require parking, you can scroll down on this page to get links to McMaster partner websites, policies and resources that are recommended by our events experts.
Amenities and Rates
For over forty years, Alumni Memorial Hall has been a focal point for intellectual, cultural and social interaction on campus for faculty, staff and alumni of McMaster University.
The amenities of Alumni Memorial Hall include the historic Great Hall, and the West Room is a popular location to host meetings or social gatherings.
|Event Space||Capacity||Room Type||Half Day (4 hours or less)||Full Day (4+ hours)|
|Great Hall||72||Banquet Style||$503||$967|
Great Hall Layouts
Explore the variety of layout options that will help make your event a memorable experience for all!
Parking is available on campus for members and guests of Alumni Memorial Hall. The cost for parking on weekdays is $8.00 per hour, $20 maximum. On weekends and after 4:00 pm on weekdays, the cost is $8.00 per vehicle. Weekends and statutory holidays and after 4:00 pm on weekdays the cost is $8 per vehicle.
Code of Conduct
Alumni Memorial Hall reserves the right to control all functions held on its premises and to discontinue bar services at any time. Alumni Memorial Hall reserves the right to ask any patron to leave Alumni Memorial Hall's premises at any time. The event’s host or convenor is responsible for the conduct of their guests during all functions. Children must not be left unattended.
What is SOCAN? SOCAN licences give you the freedom to play any music you want in your business, legally, ethically, and easily. This fee will be applied to all events that include music. For more information: http://www.socan.ca/licensees/faq-licensing What is Re:Sound? Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights. On behalf of its members, representing thousands of artists and record companies for their performance rights, Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media. This fee will be applied to all events that include music. For more information: http://www.resound.ca
Pictures on Campus
When planning on having pictures taken on the McMaster University campus (outside of Alumni Memorial Hall), you will be required to apply for a photo permit. Photo permits are obtained through the McMaster University’s Housing and Conference Services, and can be applied for online
Hosting and Capacity
We are thrilled that the Great Hall and West Room are open to all – we invite event inquiries from the McMaster Community and the general public.
|Setup Type (Capacity)||The Great Hall (Full)||The Great Hall (Half)|
|Theatre Style Setup||120||60|
|Plate Service Setup||72||36|
|Buffet Service Setup||72||36|