Springbank Gardens

Springbank Gardens will be closed for the winter season from October 15 to April 1.

The Springbank Gardens is located at 285 Wonderland Road South. 

Hours of operation

Hours of operation vary day to day.  For questions about rentals and hours of operation, please call 519- 661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca.


Visit our rentals page to book a space in the Springbank Gardens. To book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email recreation@london.ca

Rental rates
Commercial - Full Day (4 to 8 hours) $1,320.75
Commercial - Half Day (4 hours or less) $704.25
Special Occasion/Wedding - Full Day (Over 8 hours) $1,026.90
Special Occasion/Wedding - Half Day (8 hours or less) $660.90
Special Occasion/Wedding (under 4  hours) $330.40
Meeting - Full Day (4 to 8 hours) $330.45
Meeting - Half Day (4 hours or less) $221.15 ​​​​​​
  • Tables and chairs are included in rental fees above
  • Additional Fees:  Insurance, SOCAN and Re:Sound, HST

Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure this facility is open.


Springbank Gardens captures the essence of the old Wonderland Gardens site at its peak in the 1940s. It is the ideal location for any outdoor private function or special event.  Not only can it accommodate a seated event with covered seating options, but it also provides a unique location for a concert, presentation or show. Or why not use the pavilion as a dance floor for an evening under the stars? With shelter, acres of land and entertainment features, any outdoor occasion is guaranteed a success at Springbank Gardens. 

This facility can accommodate a sit down dinner, theatre-style or cocktail-style for 150 people.

Note: Private functions (not open to the public) are required to use the approved caterers list. A concession is not part of this facility booking. 

  • Front: 23  feet wide and 14 feet long, Back: 17 feet wide and 14 feet long.
  • Sound system, microphone with stand, two speakers, CD player
  • Podium
  • Six pot lights
  • Accessible ramp to access bandshell runs through the green room
Green Room
  • 13'1 feet wide and 10'5 feet long
  • Accessible washroom runs off this room
  • Access to the ramp that takes you up to the bandshell stage door
The Guy Lombardo Pavilion (covered area)
  • 45'5 feet wide and 100 feet long.
  • Old fountain located in the middle of this area.
  • Media plates are located on the cement pad that open to anchor the tent to the ground.
  • Lights are located across beams, which are controlled on the dimmers inside the kitchen.
  • Additional lights are located every few feet along the length of the cover.
Kitchenette services
  • Private function (not open to the public) required to utilize approved caterer's list.
  • 14'5 feet wide and 27'5 feet long
  • Fridge
  • Three sinks
  • Two work preparation areas
  • Stainless steel microwave, three sinks and counters
  • Window that opens for serving
Inside room
  • 10'3 feet wide by 16'2 feet long
  • This room is used by renters for registration, storage and as a bar for weddings
Staff room
  • 10'3 feet wide by 20'3 feet long
  • 150 white chairs
  • 10 rectangle tables (6 feet)
  • 15 round tables (5 feet)
  • Women's washroom: two stalls plus one accessible stall and two sinks
  • Men's washroom: Two urinals plus one accessible stall and two sinks

Frequently asked questions

When can I view the building?

To schedule an appointment, please email kfarmer@london.ca or call 519-661-5575.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

Only caterers from the approved caterer's list are accepted, with the exception of wedding cakes.

Approved caterers list

For public events such as festivals or marathons, please provide a list of food vendors to the special events office and have your food vendor contact our Manager of Special Events and Commnuity Rentals by emailing kbroderi@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489, extension 2379 to receive the Special Events Administrative Procedures Manual.

What comes with the facility?

The bandshell comes with a basic PA system, which includes an auxiliary cord, a microphone and a podium. Sound amplification is limited between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sound levels are governed by the City of London noise by-law, and are monitored by City of London staff.

Public events (ie: festivals, run, etc.) must refer to the Special Events Council Policies - amplified sound. Please email recreation@london.ca to request this form. 

Tables and chairs are included in facility rental for private functions only.  Tables: 6 feet round (15) and/or rectangular.  Chairs (150): white wedding chairs (tables and chairs are not to be removed from the facility).

For fees pertaining to public events (ie: festival, run, etc.) please refer to the Special Events Council Policies.

The City of London will not be held responsible for chair/table rentals - please make arrangements with your rental company for delivery and pick-up.

No internet service is provided at this facility.

Table clothes, cutlery, wine glasses, etc., are not provided. This must be arranged with your caterer.

No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).

No smoking under the Guy Lombardo Pavilion.  Smoking is permitted 30 feet (nine meters) from the building.

Staff will not supervise children.

No confetti or rose petals permitted.

When can I set up my decorations?

If your intention is to decorate or set-up for your event, it is recommended that you book the full day; otherwise, please refer to your contract agreement for approved hours. Battery operated candles are preferred.  Fire Marshall regulations indicate that lit candles must be in a container one inch rounder than the candle, and the container must be three inches above the flame. All decorations must be taken down and removed at the end of the function. No overnight storage of any kind is permitted (no alcohol or decorations).

What can you tell me about the bar?

We suggest you contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario(AGCO) three weeks in advance of your function.  The Liquor License must be posted and your bartenders must be Smart Serve Trained.  We recommend you hire two bartenders to cover breaks.  No bar is to be left unattended at any time.  Public events (ie: festival, run, etc.) must refer to the Liquor Licence section of the Special Events Administrative Procedures Manual and compliance with City of London Alcohol Policy is required.

Last modified:Tuesday, August 30, 2022