The Sussex Contemporary

531 Sussex Dr. K1N 5T5 Ottawa (Ontario) View map

Number of guests 30 to 130

About The Sussex Contemporary

The Sussex Contemporary is one of Ottawa’s newest art galleries and event spaces, located in the heart of the ByWard Market. The gallery showcases a variety of artwork including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography and media-based works — all of which represents a range of artists from those just emerging, to mid-career and senior artists from Canada and around the world.

Facilities and capacity

This stunning open-concept venue boasts 2,200 sq. ft. of space across the main gallery and loft-style mezzanine, with 20-foot ceilings, original exposed stone, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the historic Clarendon courtyard. There is room to accommodate up to 130 guests for standing receptions or up to 90 guests for seated dinners.

Services offered

  • Event planning
  • Event set-up and cleaning
  • Preferred vendor recommendations
  • Wi-fi internet access
  • Speaker system
  • Up-lighting
  • Coat check
  • Two washrooms (one fully accessible)

Other services

The Sussex is ideal for any event ranging from art shows and intimate social gatherings - such as weddings, graduation or retirement parties - to photo-shoots, corporate functions, or pop-up events. The open-concept and simple design make for a completely customizable space.

  • Nº of guests

    From 30 to 130

  • Maximum Capacity

    The maximum capacity of our venue is 130 guests for a standing reception

  • Type

    Historic, loft

  • Style

    City, classic, modern

  • Event Services

    Catering / bar, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 1,528.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 75.00

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More information about The Sussex Contemporary

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? There is no minimum guest count.
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? It is one open-concept space that is broken up by a lowered area in the back, with a loft-style mezzanine.
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house wine, open bar, premium liquor, outside alcohol, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, dance floor, lighting
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 1544
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? C$ 1529
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 1529
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Event planning, lighting/sound
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 64
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 60
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s), dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, specialty beer, house wine, specialty wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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