Meet in Waterloo Region

Why Waterloo?

Waterloo Region is evolving as fast as the technology companies that call it home. Bolstered by two world-renowned universities, a dynamic polytechnic college and a growing economy in the manufacturing, financial and insurance sectors alongside the technology boom, Waterloo Region provides a culture of innovation and collaboration that can truly enhance your program. Access to industry insiders, large venues, unique team building experiences and local culinary prowess are just a few benefits that groups will enjoy in this unique destination-all within an hour from the GTA with easy access from Highway 401. Meet Waterloo Region – an experiential place where modern, big city amenities and urban culture are woven amongst retrofitted historic structures and a small-town vibe.


Whatever the size of your event, your big day doesn’t need to have a big impact on the environment.

At Explore Waterloo Region our Team delivers sustainability at every step, from responsibly-sourced food choices, low waste measures, to green transportation options. All of this while providing the state-of-the-art venues, top-tier resources and unique down-time activities your event demands.

Meet in Waterloo Region and walk proudly into your event while walking gently on the Earth.

Find Out More about Sustainability in Waterloo Region



Assist with rate and availability checks on hotel rooms and meeting space

Coordinate personalized site inspections and facility tours

Assist in the selection of offsite venues & guest speakers

Themed event ideas and entertainment options

Dine-around and progressive dinner coordination with local restaurants & breweries

Customized and unique team-building options

Provide things to see and do, and develop tailor-made itineraries and companion programs


Assistance in promoting your event via social media and PR channels

Access to images and promotional video

Locally-sourced gift ideas for welcome bags or room drops

Two players at a virtual reality arcade

A view of Downtown Kitchener at dusk - Blog tile for hosting meetings in Waterloo Region

Shot of a bed and modern wall papered wall at the Walper Hotel in downtown kitchener

Innovation District ION light rail transit stop at Central Station in Kitchener with the Google building in the background

  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & CANADA Expertise matters when choosing a meeting location

What Others are Saying…

“Events in Waterloo Region are not only exciting, engaging and memorable for our delegates, but also easy for me as the event planner because of the variety of unique venues, outstanding entertainment options, and exceptional food! Every person that works with me on an event, from the team at Waterloo Regional Tourism to the hotel and restaurant staff, truly understands each event’s objective, and together we always deliver top notch events!”

– Sun Life Financial

“Waterloo has some great venues for events. We held our annual meeting reception at the Regional Museum. The venue was great, a local caterer put on a wonderful spread, the decorator transformed the space to suit our request and the staff were terrific to work with.” 

– Ontario Construction Secretariat

“Waterloo offers unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Something for everyone. Fanstastic venues and activities coupled with great customer services is why we love to bring our clients to Waterloo. Every venue we have worked with has gone above and beyond to ensure we have the best experience possible. The Waterloo Tourism sales team knows this area like the back of their hand and are always a phone call or email away with great knowledge and information to help make an informed decision when we can’t actually come see a place beforehand. It’s a great central location for travelers coming from various areas to meet up.”

– Union Gas

Get more information on how to make your next meeting memorable:

Jennifer Eddings

Director of Sales

519.585.7517 ext. 210

Emily Lake

Sales Manager

519.585.7517 ext. 260

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