Event Rentals & Photography

Whether you want to book one of our historic education centre studios or our Great Room to host a meeting or small event, make arrangements to hold a photo shoot (wedding, engagement, family, group, or commercial photos – indoors and/or outdoors), or plan an elaborate proposal, we’d love to hear from you.

Interested in Kids’ Birthday Parties? Due to COVID-19, we are not offering our usual packages, but would love to work you to set something up. Please email us at education@leightcentre.org.

Please note: we are not currently zoned to host wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Rules and Restrictions

  1. No smoking and no dogs allowed anywhere on Leighton Art Centre property.
  2. Unless you are renting an art studio or part of the heritage home, your booking includes use of our outdoor spaces only. During regular operating hours (currently Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm), other visitors may be on site; please be courteous and avoid impacting anyone’s visit.
  3. Bookings inside the heritage home are only available outside our regular operating hours. Art studios may be available during our regular operating hours.
  4. Events booked outside our regular operating hours (indoor or outdoor) will incur an extra charge for staff time.
  5. Your booking does not include any furnishings or equipment. Some items may be available for your use (extra charges may apply); there is a space on the inquiry form to ask about this.
  6. You must leave the property as you found it. Confetti of any kind is prohibited. Any garbage created by your group must be placed into the appropriate receptacles or taken away with you. Please do not pick flowers, leaves or any other vegetation.
  7. Our staff are not available to help set up or host your event.
  8. COVID-19 rules: anyone entering the house (including to use the washroom) must wear a mask; please keep a distance of 2 metres between you and anyone not in your cohort, whether indoors or outdoors.
  9. Unless we cancel your booking due to unavoidable circumstances on our end, your donation is non-refundable. We will, however, do our very best to accommodate weather-related postponements.

Fee Structure

These fees are paid with a donation to the Leighton Art Centre (we are a registered Canadian charity). Donations can be made in person, over the phone using a credit card, or through our CanadaHelps donation form; tax receipt is available for all donations).

Outdoor Only Events
  • Wedding, Engagement, or Group Photo Shoots – $150
  • Commercial Photo Shoots – at our discretion
  • Proposal – minimum $50 (or more, at our discretion, depending on your plans and group size)
  • Holding your event outside our regular operating hours? We will charge an additional $100 for staff time (to let you in, monitor the site, and close up after you’ve finished).
Indoor (house or art studio) Events
  • House – at our discretion
  • Art Studio – at our discretion
  • Holding your event outside our regular operating hours? We will charge an additional $100 for staff time (to let you in, monitor the site, and close up after you’ve finished).

Getting Started

Please fill out the following form with detailed information so that we can review your request. Please allow at least 48 hours (during Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm) for us to respond.

Event Rentals & Photography Inquiry Form