the hemingway room

A twentieth century aura for up to 175 guests




Sleek concrete floors and three grand west-facing windows framed by 22 feet of original exposed brick, The Hemingway Room is simple yet bold, and undeniably charming.  Named after one of the great novelists and journalists of the twentieth-century, The Hemingway Room once housed the former workspace of Calgary's iconic alternative news publication - Fast Forward Weekly. As rich in character as the stories once written by Ernest himself, within these four walls we invite you to compose your event in our most dexterous of venues. 



hemingway room amenities


The Hemingway Room is known for its versatility as a beautiful ‘raw canvas’ with its towering exposed brick walls, open layout and sleek concrete floors.

The Hemingway Room is adaptable to both social occasions such as parties, weddings and celebrations, as well as professional events, including strategic workshops, large meetings and networking gatherings.


size and basic amenities

3,000 sq. ft.

Basic bar area

Private prep area

3 gender-neutral washrooms

4 coat racks

Complimentary parking  


Standing Reception - 175 people (with or without alcohol)

Seated Reception - 130 people

Theatre Style Seating up to 150 people

Classroom/workshop up to 120 people


included technology

Projector and screen with HDMI connector

Sonos Speakers (which connect wirelessly to your smart phone or computer)

Wireless broadband internet

Wireless handheld of headset microphone

included furniture and amenities


80 clear plastic folding chairs


20 2'X6' foldable tables

6 high top cocktail tables


1 fridge

1 industrial coffee machine


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