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Courtyard Restaurant

Ottawa, Ontario View map
4.9 out of 5 rating 8 reviews
2 to 100 Guests

About

The Courtyard Restaurant is one of Ottawa's most romantic settings making it the perfect place to say, "I do!" Our heritage limestone building radiates with old-world charm and is an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and photos, while our exquisite menus are certain to please you and your guests!

Our Venue

The Courtyard Restaurant offers three private dining rooms: The McArthur Room is wonderful for weddings between 40-74 guests; The Loft Room is great for groups between 18-40 guests, and The Dawson Room on the lower level is ideal for intimate weddings with guest counts under 18. You may rent the entire upper level for large cocktail receptions with up to 150guests total, and buyout the entire building, including our award-winning patio, for groups up to 150 persons.

Each charming space features exposed wooden beams, deep pocket windows and original limestone walls, dating back to the buidings orginal construction in 1837.

Our Services

Courtyard Restaurant is pleased to be your one-stop-wedding shop and offers soon-to-be-married couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Four course CHOICE menus
  • Complete event coordination leading upto and including your special day
  • Standard linens, candles, flowers, flatware, glassware and table-settings included with every booking
  • Full DJ services available
  • Full wedding floral services available
  • Full wedding cake services available
  • Full decor services available
  • Cash bar or three-tiered host bar to choose from
  • Complete set-up of your decorations

Our Menu

We are proud to provide the season's finest offerings with unique menus that showcase the takents of Chef Simon. Working together with local farmers and suppliers ensures freshness, flavour and flexible menus are available to you every season of the year. Plus, your guests may make their dining selections onsite at the time of service: there is no need to ask your family and friends what they want to eat months in advance! All this makes planning your wedding reception easy and stress-free, while giving you the reassurance that your family and friends will enjoy every moment of every bite! We are pleased to offer bilingual menus and service throughout your most special day!

Highlights

Availability

Type

Historic, restaurant

Style

City, classic, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$500

Plated Service (per head)

$85

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

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?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle runners
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$12

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8.50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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    Ashley W. Getting married on 07/01/2023
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    Perfect!!!

    So refreshing to meet with Julia! She is so organized and responsive and made us feel so confident in our choice and excited for our big day!!!
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    Alexandra Married on 12/02/2022
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    Amazing venue!

    Courtyard was such an amazing venue. It鈥檚 absolutely beautiful and the team, especially the coordinator Julia, was fantastic! We booked with them about one month before our wedding and Julia made the process so easy. She helped us stay on track day of and arranged our centrepieces and decor beautifully. We had the reception room and bar area and it felt totally private. Service was great and the food was delicious.
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    Lauren S. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Absolutely perfect!

    Julia and the staff went above and beyond what you could have imagined for our day! The food and setting were perfect. Julia made the day run so smoothly, we had no worries.
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  • Laura
    Laura T. Married on 29/12/2019
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    Best decision made for wedding!

    Courtyard was an amazing venue for our wedding. Starting with Julia Johnston, who made our lives easier and helped the wedding run smoothly. The food was delicious and the ambience perfect! We couldn't ask for a more beautiful, fun day! Thank you!

    Courtyard Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you for your warm words Laura. It was a sincere pleasure to meet you and an honour to help you plan for your special day!

    On behalf of the team at the Courtyard, we wish you and Marcel a lifetime of happiness together and look forward towards your next visit with us.
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    Megan H. Married on 12/11/2016
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    Cynthia, the event planner at Courtyard, is so amazing at her job. She's extremely diligent and thinks of every little thing and helps you through it. The restaurant itself is a beautiful location and the food is to die for.

    Courtyard Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you for your warm words Megan. It was a sincere pleasure to meet you and an honour to help you plan for your most special day!

    On behalf of the team at the Courtyard, we wish you and Philip a lifetime of happiness together and look forward towards your next visit!
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    Michelle A. Married on 22/07/2022
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    Beautiful stone heritage locale, excellent food, friendly and responsive wait staff

    We could not have asked for a more beautiful location, and right in the centre of Ottawa's Byward Market, where our guests could easily stay at a number of hotels. The wait staff were fantastic - attentive, respectful, responsive and discrete. The food was exceptional; everyone was pleased and dietary restrictions were well attended to with tasty options (vegan and allergies, including nut). Everything for both the ceremony and the reception were beautifully set-up and as expected, and the in-house DJ, Terry Tunes, had everyone dancing. The only negatives were a lack of attention by the wedding coordinator following the ceremony and a change of personnel (including those in charge) without formal introductions. We highly recommend this venue, but also be prepared to be on top of ensuring all instructions are correctly incorporated leading up to the big day. We unfortunately don't have our pictures back yet to share...
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    Kelly Married on 31/01/2020
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    So Beautiful!

    I had been dreaming about this venue for years. It didn't disappoint. It's so beautiful with even the most basic decor. Especially in the winter which is when we had our wedding!
    There had been a change in event planners throughout our time planning and the transition was smooth. They were also very accommodating when we had a major change in guest count and found the perfect solution for us. As for the food, everyone was impressed. It all was amazing, especially the apps. I could have eaten those all night! The drink menu was another thing of beauty. The cocktails were unique and some gents made there way through the entire craft beer menu.
    It was a very relaxing night which is hard to achieve for a wedding. Thank you Courtyard team!

    Courtyard Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Kelly! It was a sincere pleasure to work with you and make the wedding you had wished for come true.
    On behalf of the team at the Courtyard, we wish you and Clay a lifetime of happiness together and look forward towards your next visit with us!
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    Diana Married on 30/12/2017
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    30/12/2017

    It was a really nice place. My people and I were really charmed by the service. For people like me who like contemporain place or private one. I recommend it. Thanks to Cynthia V. for coordinating the day so well.

    Courtyard Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you for your warm words Diana! It was a true privilege and an honour to help you celebrate your most special day! On behalf of the team at the Courtyard, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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