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!
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 200 persons.
Each charming space features exposed wooden beams, deep pocket windows and original limestone walls, dating back to the buidings orginal construction in 1837.
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:
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!
5 Reviews for Courtyard Restaurant
13 User photos
Lauren S. · Married on 02/10/2021
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.Sent on 03/10/2021
Laura T. · Married on 29/12/2019
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!Sent on 23/02/2020
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!
Megan H. · Married on 12/11/2016
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.Sent on 16/12/2016
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!
Kelly · Married on 31/01/2020
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!
Sent on 17/09/2020
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.
Diana · Married on 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.Sent on 31/01/2018
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!
Courtyard Restaurant awards
Courtyard Restaurant Real Weddings
Businesses who collaborate with Courtyard Restaurant