It’s party season! Make your gathering memorable with the right venue

Central Saanich pub offers options for Christmas parties, birthdays or special occasions

As fall approaches and you spend more time indoors, are you looking for a place to enjoy comfortable quality time with friends, family or co-workers?

Whether it’s the company office party, a family reunion, your community group’s AGM or another event, having all the services available in one place is important, says Brandon Petraroia, director of food and beverage at the Waddling Dog Pub.

“No matter what the size of your event is, you want to find that perfect space that can meet your needs and your budget,” he says.

Here’s some of the ways the Waddling Dog can make your event memorable:

  1. Three spaces to choose from – From the cozy library/fireplace room for groups up to 25 people, to the pub’s semi-private back room for up to 50, to a dining area for up to 90 people, you can pick the right-sized space for your event.
  2. Food and beverage options – With various buffet options available, from platters to dessert trays, as well as full bar service, it’s easy to keep guests fed and comfortable. Ask about ways the Waddling Dog staff can customize a food and beverage option that helps make your event enjoyable for all.
  3. Handy accommodation for out-of-towners – Do you have visitors coming? To make things easy, booking rooms upstairs at the Quality Inn is a convenient way to keep your guests safe and comfortable. Ask for group rates for larger gatherings!
  4. Create your own atmosphere – Whether you’re planning a Christmas party or celebrating a retirement, graduation or birthday – even your wedding reception after-party – you can tailor the decor to the event. “You’ve got access to the room for as long as you need to decorate it, and we welcome you to bring your own special occasion cakes,” Petraroia says.

Stay tuned for giveaways in the pub

With the new NFL season underway and the NHL starting soon, the Waddling Dog is preparing special Thursday music bingo night giveaways for things like Seahawks and Canucks game tickets, jerseys and more! And with 17 screens in the pub and the NHL Centre Ice TV package in place this season, you’ve got plenty of reasons to stop in anytime to watch your favourite teams do battle.

Follow the Waddling Dog on Facebook and Instagram for more opportunities to win prizes.

Stock up on holiday beverages

If your home party follows a visit to the pub, you can find your favourite beers, wines and spirits next door at the Waddling Dog Beer and Wine Store at competitive prices.


Call the Waddling Dog Pub at 250-652-1146 to inquire about booking your next gathering, or email

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