Rent elegant space in the best facilities.


Host receptions, hold meetings, throw parties, call rehearsals or stage a bridal beauty salon in one of the Esplanade’s media-enhanced, technologically-advanced, catering-friendly venues.

Guests will smile with anticipation as they approach the spectacular glass façade of the Esplanade, a distinctly contemporary feature of Medicine Hat’s historic First Street Southeast.

The Esplanade has two parking lots which may be used at the daily rate per vehicle or rented in their entirety.  The entrance to the surface parking lot is on Fifth Avenue Southeast. The entrance to the underground parking lot is on Fourth Avenue Southeast.

The Esplanade grounds and interior are accessible to all.

The main lobby is filled with natural light that seems to return to the sky as it reaches through the second-floor lobby and swirls up a spiral staircase leading to the rooftop terrace. From the upper levels, a magnificent view of the South Saskatchewan River provides a dramatic backdrop for every event.

The Esplanade’s modern design features versatility. Executives at a weekday meeting will appreciate the closed-door privacy of the Cutbanks Room but a family hosting a weekend celebration will throw the doors wide to incorporate the stylish lobby. In the Esplanade Main Stage Theatre, special guests may be settling into their seats with anticipation while just across the lobby in the Esplanade Studio Theatre, VIPs and media are wrapping up a preview party. The Discovery Room might be the site of a workshop with a local artist in the morning and an art class in the afternoon.


Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre has many unique spaces that can be rented for special occasions, including:

  • banquets
  • weddings
  • receptions
  • corporate functions
  • awards ceremonies
  • photography sessions
  • and other special events

Whether you are planning an event for 20 or 200 people, Esplanade has a room that will fit your needs.

Bookings can be made by anyone 18 years or older.
Provide us with the details of your event and we will provide a variety of options to suit your needs.
Room rates are established for private functions as well as for non-profit organizations.
The design of the Esplanade makes it easy to hold more than one function at a time. You may choose to combine rooms, for example, including the use of all public areas.
Surface parking and underground parking are available for rent either by booking one or both lots, or choosing the “per vehicle” daily rate.
The Esplanade is a facility that allows alcohol to be served, provided the appropriate insurance and permits are secured and a copy is made available to the  Facility Bookings Coordinator. Compliance with the City of Medicine Hat’s Alcohol Management Policy No. 0310 and the Gaming and Liquor Act will also be required.
The Esplanade is also home to the Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, whose mandates are to preserve and protect their exhibitions and collections for future generations. For this reason, and for the safety of you and your guests, candles or open flame of any kind are not permitted in the Esplanade. Smoking is not permitted. Fresh flowers are permitted on the day of the event.