Our Facility

Formerly a primary school, The Lantern has a range of facilities that can accommodate a variety of programs and events. Revenues from our room rentals are used solely to help cover operational costs and subsidize peer support and community groups that are unable to pay. If you have a program or event that helps build community, then you'll find space at The Lantern too!

Our Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible event space and washrooms
  • All your presentation needs: Flip charts, projector, Wireless Internet access, screens
  • Microphones and sound system with headsets for hearing impaired in Conference Centre

Conference Centre | $60/hour

Our largest and most versatile space, the Conference Centre is used for gala dinners, concerts, fundraisers, graduations, exhibits, theatrical productions, movie screenings, workshops, community celebrations, conferences and much more. Banquet tables and chairs can be arranged to accommodate up to 130 guests (50 guests under the current public health protocols).

4,130 sq ft

Oak Room | $25/hour

Oak Room arrangements vary from open space for Tai chi, meditation and yoga, to tables arranged for workshops and presentations. The space also has a kitchenette attached and has been used for wedding showers and other social events. Max capacity 12 people under the current public health protocols. 

550 sq ft

Library | $25/hour

This is an excellent space for smaller meetings, with a high quality Board table and chairs. It is also our resource centre, with over 4,000 books ranging from history to fiction to spirituality and reference. Max capacity 8 people under the current public health protocols. 

580 sq ft

Maple Room | $25/hour

Our Maple Room has a central table and chairs, ideal for Board or committee meetings, peer support groups, roundtables and planning discussions. Seats 14 comfortably. Max capacity 6 people under the current public health protocols. 

320 sq ft

Juniper Room | $25/hour

The Juniper Room is a versatile open space, great for yoga, meditation or exercise classes. It can also be set up for classroom style trainings and seminars. Max capacity 12 people under the current public health protocols, 9 people if doing yoga.

620 sq ft

Cafeteria | $30/hour

Our Cafeteria can accommodate up to 50 people with a variety of table arrangements. It is used frequently for presentations, nonprofit AGMs, workshops, dinners, and more. This is a perfect space for catering events in the Conference Centre. Max capacity 25 people under the current public health protocols.

1,040 sq ft

Kitchen | $20/hour

Our licensed, wheelchair accessible kitchen features two electric ranges, two top-freezer refrigerators and an array of cooking equipment and catering supplies. It is ideal for catering events in our Cafeteria or Conference room, preparing food for retail, conducting cooking workshops, or organizing family dinners.

Quiet Room | $15/hour

Our Quiet Room is an ideal space for reflection, quiet conversation or private counseling. It provides a cozy and calming atmosphere with comfortable seating, soft lighting, candles, a small book collection, and a natural rock feature. A white noise machine is available upon request for use in this space.

Lantern Parking

There are 17 parking spaces in The Lantern's parking lot, including 1 accessible parking spot. Street parking is available along Barnes Rd and Mullock St (except during winter months Dec-Mar). Overflow parking may be available in the Basilica parking lot upon request.

If you are in the Basilica parking lot facing toward the Basilica, you will find a short path in the far right corner that will take you directly to The Lantern parking lot. There is a sign on the far right hand corner of Presentation Convent pointing to The Lantern. 


35 Barnes Road

St. John's, NL A1C 3 X1

T: (709) 753 - 8760

F: (709) 753 - 8789

E: information@thelantern.ca


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm