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Hillary House National Historic Site

Aurora Historical SocietyEditEdit Description

A unique heritage setting, Hillary House offers the use of the historic 1869 Ballroom including our 1920s piano for your rental use. Fits 55 guests standing and 37 sitting. Full use of kitchen and amenities available, as well as tours of this beautiful National Historic Site. Having a larger event? Take it outside and enjoy over 2 acres or private park setting.

Members of the Aurora Historical Society are able to rent the Hillary House Ballroom. Become a member for only $20 a year!

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Meeting, Photo Shoot, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal
Disciplines Music, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use As Hillary House is a heritage building there are some limitations including physical entrance to the Ballroom and bathroom. Renters are encouraged to join our staff for a site visit prior to renting. Must be a member of the Aurora Historical Society, membership is $20 annually and can be purchased at the time of payment.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Call our friendly staff at 905 727 8991 or email us at

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Hours Of Operation Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm Rentals available at anytime (as scheduling allows)
Rental Policy PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS Renters must be members of the Aurora Historical Society Memberships can be purchased by contacting the AHS office Deposit to confirm booking: 50% of total, at time of booking Balance of payment: 7 days before date of event Damage deposit: 7 days before date of event Refunds: if cancelled more than seven days before event, full refund less $25 administration fee; if cancelled fewer than seven days before event, refund of 50% of full rental Cheques: should be made payable to “Aurora Historical Society” An Aurora Historical Society Board or Staff member must be present for the duration of the event AHS capacity restrictions are in place at all times Charge of $115 to be paid for piano tuning if piano is to be used All rentals including a meal service must include the rental of the kitchen
Cancellation Policy Must cancel 1 week in advance, refund available.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Membership
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Privacy, Uninterrupted wall space, Historic Heritage environment
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Wood, Carpet
Stage Configuration -
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 37
Seating Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano
Audio Equipment -
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Virtual Tour Click here to view a virtual tour of the space.
Parking Street parking, Free garage/lot parking
Accessibility Lobby and house
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $55 - - -
Meeting $55 - - -
Photo Shoot $55 - - -
Class $55 - - -
Special Event $55 - - -
Rehearsal $55 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $40 - - -
Meeting $40 - - -
Photo Shoot $40 - - -
Class $40 - - -
Special Event $40 - - -
Rehearsal $40 - - -

Membership Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $20 - - -
Meeting $20 - - -
Photo Shoot $20 - - -
Class $20 - - -
Special Event $20 - - -
Rehearsal $20 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:27PM