Elevate Your Event with Private Dining

Proof Kitchen + Lounge is the premier destination for unparalleled private dining experiences in Waterloo. Located in Uptown Waterloo, we take pride in curating unforgettable moments through our passion for culinary excellence and our ongoing commitment to hospitality. Whether you’re planning a corporate gathering, intimate micro wedding, or chic cocktail hour, our private dining rooms in our restaurant offer an ambiance of sophistication and warmth, setting the stage for your event’s success. 

Our private rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 75 people, providing an intimate yet spacious setting for your event. At Proof Kitchen + Lounge, we redefine private dining by seamlessly blending exquisite cuisine, impeccable service, and a captivating atmosphere, ensuring that your experience with us remains truly extraordinary. From the first contact to the final goodbye, your comfort, happiness, and satisfaction is our number one priority. 

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Private dining room for an event at Proof Kitchen + Lounge

Where Culinary Excellence Meets Privacy

Intimate Atmospheres

Featuring beautiful designer spaces coupled with striking modern decor, you can feel confident in hosting elevated private functions for family, friends, colleagues, or presentations. Choose from our multiple event spaces to suit the style of your event. 

Chef-Curated Menus

Featuring an array of culinary offerings, our three-course menus, canapes, and platters represent our dedication to creating an event that every guest will enjoy. Our team of chefs has a shared vision of creating unique yet approachable dishes that utilize fresh ingredients with a local and world-conscious initiative.

Handcrafted Beverages

Our beverage offerings include expertly crafted cocktails, a renowned wine list, and a great selection of premium spirits and local craft beers. Enhance your guest’s private dining experience by customizing your beverage selection to best suit your event’s style. 

Host Unforgettable Gatherings in Our Private Dining Rooms

The Hospitality Room for private dining at Proof Kitchen + Lounge

The Hospitality Room 


Experience our Hospitality Room private event space, thoughtfully concealed beyond sliding doors, designed to foster a tailored and intimate ambiance, ideal for accommodating larger gatherings. Alternatively, for more intimate groups, take advantage of the built-in divider that seamlessly transforms the room into a cozier setting.

The Tasting Room for private dining at Proof Kitchen + Lounge

The Tasting Room


Showcasing a contemporary layout and a warm yet vibrant atmosphere, choose our Tasting Room. This versatile event venue serves as an adaptable backdrop for both corporate and personal gatherings, accommodating your unique needs. 

The Bar Lounge for private dining at Proof Kitchen + Lounge

The Bar Lounge


Perfect for a social hour before dinner or a casual get-together, the bar lounge offers a lively atmosphere and low, comfortable seating. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a great space for passed canapes and cocktails. 

The Patio available for private dining at Proof Kitchen + Lounge

The Proof Patio 


Proof’s patio allows you to take full advantage of the warmer months. Enjoy a more intimate, comfortable get-together on our plush couches, or host an outdoor cocktail party with passed canapes and personalized bar service. String lights and tasteful garden planters create a welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for mingling or dining; day or night. 

Celebrations We Cater to in Our Private Dining Rooms in Waterloo

Our private spaces in our restaurant can be tailored to any occasion or celebration. Blending intimacy and exclusivity, our private rooms offer an ideal solution for many occasions including:  

  • Wedding receptions & rehearsal dinners
  • Holiday parties
  • Corporate dinners
  • Award ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Fundraisers
  • Bridal Showers
  • Baby Showers

What’s Included in Your Private Dining Booking

When you choose to host your function in one of our private dining rooms, you can ensure that your event will be crafted to perfection. Our comprehensive private dining packages are tailored to guarantee an exceptional experience. Your private event includes: 

  • Personal Event Coordinator
  • Dedicated service staff
  • Free parking for all guests for the duration of your event
  • Existing tables and chairs
  • All plateware, glassware, and tableware
  • Custom-printed menus
  • Existing room décor
  • Large screen TV in semi-private or private rooms

What People are Saying about Proof

“Outstanding! The staff was extremely accommodating and flexible, friendly, and professional. I really can't thank them enough, the service will definitely be a key reason that we'll look to book future events with you. ”


“Having a Christmas party (or I image any event) is seamless and easy. The meal is fantastic. The service is superb. We also like the location because our guests had the option of staying overnight in the hotel or continuing on celebrating at other local establishments in Uptown Waterloo. ”


“Hosting our company event in Proof Kitchen + Lounge's private dining space was effortless, as the staff at Proof were very organized, friendly, attentive and provided exceptional service from start to finish. There was a good variety of packages to choose from and the food was delicious. We will definitely be hosting our next event with Proof. ”


“The BEST quality environment for a private party or a family dining experience!”


“We recently had a company dinner in one of the tasting rooms. The service and food were top notch. Great place for small private parties. We will definitely be going back.”


“Food was great, service fantastic, reasonably priced!”


“A farewell brunch in a private dining area with a dozen other classmates. Service was excellent and I had two eggs sunny side up toast hashbrowns and tea.”


“I attended a Surprise Birthday dinner in the private room. Service, food and atmosphere was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.”


“Went to Proof for team supper. We had reserved a private room and we were about 30 people. Lovely menu and I chose steak and it was the best piece of steak I ever had...EVER! Service from staff was amazing too! So attentive.”


“ Great lounge inside that would fit a large group; good for parties/ celebrations. Fantastic outside patio. Good staff that are fun and attentive.”


“I booked my rehearsal dinner with Proof. In short the menu was great. I went with Option A out of the three options for a group event. Everyone was very happy with the food and also the wine as well. Our server Mathew was very attentive and no one's glass was empty at any point. Also kudos to the Proof team for setting aside the remaining bottles of Nik Weis Reisling for our party - it was very much appreciated.”


“Just what we were looking for in a Christmas company party.”


“Everyone really appreciated that we had a private room for just us, the service was excellent and the appetizers and main courses received lots of very positive comments. I had the chicken dish and it was amazing. ”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge for room rental?

There is no room charge associated with the reservation space. We do ask that you meet the minimum spend requirements to book the space for your exclusive use. If the minimum spend is not met, there will be a room charge applied to the balance owing. Your event coordinator will provide the required minimum spend for your event.  

How can I view the space before booking?

We are happy to have you visit the private space of your choice before booking. Please reach out to us to schedule a tour of our spaces available.  

How do I confirm my event?

To confirm your event, we require you to return a signed copy of our contract. Please complete a private dining inquiry form if your event is more than 10 guests and will happily send over a contract for your event.  

Do you require a final headcount?

Yes, a final headcount of your guests is required 72 hours before your event.

Do you require a deposit?

We do not take a deposit, but we do require a credit card number on file to be used in the event of a cancellation prior to 5 days before the scheduled event. 

Are there preset menus?

All menu packages are created based on our seasonal offerings. Menus will change twice yearly and your event coordinator will ensure you have the most updated package to choose from. 

Do you offer custom menus for private events?

We gladly offer custom menu packages or substitutions, and pricing will be adjusted accordingly. Our Executive Chef is happy to discuss any special requests for custom menu development. 

Can you accommodate guests with dietary restrictions?

Absolutely! We are experienced in creating dishes that are tailored to meet culinary and dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, and more. 

Do you offer fixed-price drink packages?

All beverages are charged based on consumption per drink or bottle opened, including taxes and gratuity. We do not offer fixed-price drink packages. 

Can I bring in outside alcohol?

Due to liquor license regulations, we are unable to allow guests to bring in their own wine or alcohol. 

Do you allow outside food?

Cakes and cupcakes are the only outside food permitted. A $1.95 per person plating fee will apply.  

Can I bring in outside decorations for my event?

Yes! You are welcome to decorate your private space to your liking.

Proof Kitchen + Lounge reserves the right to refuse any décor item that is harmful either to the property, its assets and contents, or its employees. Decorations must not be attached to the buildings by using nails, staples, or cellophane tape. Masking tape, confetti, small glitter, and silly string are not allowed in the restaurant.

Do you provide table linens?

No, table linens are not provided. We are able to rent table linens for your event, at an additional cost. Please contact us to learn more about renting table linens from one of our suppliers.

When do I get access to the room?

For lunch events, you will have access to the room at 10:30 AM. For dinner events, you will have access for one hour before your event. There is no prior events, you can access the space four hours beforehand. Please reach out to us confirm.

Do you have preferred suppliers?

We are happy to provide a list of local referrals for florists or photographers. 

DJ’s or live music are not permitted in our private dining spaces.

How long do I have the room for?

Private dining spaces can be reserved for up to 4 hours for an event. If you require more time, please contact us directly.

Is a gratuity applied to private events?

A gratuity of 20% will automatically be added to the final bill of your event. 

Can I host a meeting in your private rooms?

Yes! Proof Kitchen + Lounge can easily accommodate private all-day meetings, dinner meetings, and presentationsPlease note that the rooms are completely private but are not soundproof.  

What A/V systems are available at your location?

There are  72” HDMI flat-screen TVs in our private and semi-private rooms. We can supply you with a HDMI cable. 

Can I play my own music during my event?

Yes, you are welcome to bring speakers to play music during your event. Proof Kitchen + Lounge reserves the right to request music be turned down or turned off so as to not disrupt our guests dining in the restaurant.

Is there internet access in private dining spaces?

Yes! There is free Wifi available through the Delta Hotel.

Is there free parking available?

Parking is available for all guests of Proof, free of charge. You and your guests will be asked to register your license plate at the host desk when you arrive at Proof. 

What if I don’t need a private space but have a large party?

If you do not need a private or semi-private room, please contact us to check availability and accommodations for your group.  

Are the spaces wheelchair accessible?

Most of our private dining spaces are wheelchair accessible with the exception of The Tasting Room. Please contact us with any additional accommodations you may require for your event.