Ballroom and Hall

The Henry Newlands Ballroom

Historically, the ballroom has held many significant events and ceremonies, including many Royal visits, special concerts, significant awards and lavish dinners. Today that tradition continues, as the ballroom remains one of the most actively used orignal rooms in the building.

Sir Richard Lake Hall

The hall is the more modern version of the ballroom. Since opening in 2005 with a visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, the is also very active with the same wonderful variety of events and ceremonies.


While many partners do use these two spaces on a regular basis, the Lieutenant Governor and Premier have priority. We do also offer public events and programming that allow all to enjoy them. The limitations of access are in place in order to preserve the historic building, and to avoid competition with the private sector.

A more detailed eligibility list can be found on the main Facility Use Page and the booking form can be found below. The form is a fillable PDF that can be opened and completed. Be sure to "save as" then it can be submitted to

Government House Booking Form