The Dedicate Centre at Williamsburg Cemetery is a timeless venue nestled in the center of a tranquil, whimsical setting. Fully restored, the space incorporates 50-foot ceilings, wall-to-wall windows, and boasts a versatile esthetic making it the perfect venue for gatherings up to 110 guests. The Dedication Centre is available to rent for memorial services, gatherings, celebrations, weddings and events. 

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Memorial gatherings

Celebrate and commemorate your loved one through a memorial gathering at The Dedication Centre at Williamsburg Cemetery. We offer a variety of options including indoor and outdoor services, complete with chairs and podium. Friends and family often find comfort, and feel less stress, in having the memorial service, reception and perhaps the graveside service in one location. To book your gathering, please contact us.

Celebrations, gatherings, weddings and events

Consider the Dedication Centre at Williamsburg for your next gathering or event. To book your event, please contact us.

Dedication Centre features:

  • Seating for up to 110 guests
  • On-site parking
  • Wheel-chair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio/visual sound system, including cordless microphone and speakers both inside and outside.
  • Cold storage and servery for food and beverage service. Available to caterers.
  • Black fabric folding chairs
  • Wood podium
  • Black aluminium easel

Please note, the Dedication Centre at Williamsburg Cemetery is only available for bookings during daylight hours. 

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History of the Dedication Centre

Originally built in the 1800s to serve a Mennonite Church, the building was originally situated along Toronto's waterfront. However, it had become run-down and was slated to be demolished. Fortunately, a private Waterloo-based company came to the rescue, purchasing the chapel's original main support beams and roof deck, enabling the building to be reconstructed and brought back to its original beauty. Then, in 1997, City of Kitchener then purchased the materials to rebuild the chapel in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Almost every material used to reconstruct the chapel has been reclaimed. The gorgeous Douglas fir wood on the chapel's floor and walls was salvaged from Newland Textile plant, an 1800s factory in Cambridge, Ontario, that was about to be destroyed. Its antique stained-glass windows were recovered from a Waterloo church that was also about to be torn down.

Completed in 2011, just outside the entrance to the chapel, you will find a stamped patio and pergola - created out of ornate repurposed black iron pillars topped with reclaimed white oak. At the edge of the patio area, a winding bridge provides a path across Promontory Pond, featuring solar-powered lights that give a soft glow at dusk and handmade botanical-themed iron railings.

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