Book an Event Space

Please note that you must order catering from SJC Culinary Service in order to book an event in the Fairmont Social Lounge or van der Linden Dining Hall.

UPDATE:  We apologize for the inconvenience but at this time St. John’s College is not taking event bookings. We are looking forward to hosting your holiday event in December and will be welcoming events fully in January 2022.  Please visit our website again.

If you would like to direct guests to our space, we have wayfinding information and an indoor map of St. John’s College.

 Our Venues

Social Lounge
With its high cathedral ceilings, excellent acoustics, fireplace, baby grand piano and polished concrete floor, the Social Lounge is our most versatile space and is used for lectures, concerts, workshops, lunches and fireside chats, receptions, seminars, coffee houses, and more!

  • wireless internet
  • accessible washrooms
  • PA system in the room
115 reception style, 100 theatre style, 40 workshop style, and 50 for dining

This is a flat fee and includes one event setup.


van der Linden
Dining Hall
The hub of the College! 

  • wireless internet
  • accessible washrooms
  • PA system in the room

165 – o
ur rectangular tables are 6″ long and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

Setup is more limited in this space and there may a fee for large setups
Equipment Rental
Screen – $15

Podium- $10
Microphone – $20
Flipchart stands – $20
Mixer and portable speakers – $40
LCD projector – $75
Large rolling whiteboard – $50

Professional Flat Panel Display 55″ – $100
(this would be in place of a screen and LCD projector, laptop directly plugs into display)
SJC Culinary Service
Chef Clarence Tay and his staff provide cuisine drawn from culinary traditions around the globe. Chef Tay can put together menu selections that will work within your budget and our catering staff will take care of you from start to finish.Check out our catering menu or find out how you can join us for dinner!
Please refer to our Catering Policies for more information on having liquor at your function.