Courtyard Restaurant

21 George St K1N 8W5 Ottawa (Ontario) View map
2 reviews

Number of guests 4 to 175

About Courtyard Restaurant

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 45-84 guests; The Loft Room is great for groups between 25-45 guests, and The Dawson Room on the lower level is ideal for intimate weddings with guest counts under 25. You may rent the entire upper level for large cocktail receptions with up to 175 guests total, and buyout the entire building, including our award-winning patio, for groups up to 250 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!

  • Number of guests

    From 4 to 175

  • Maximum Capacity

    84 (sitdown service) to 250 (cocktail style including our lovely patio!)

  • 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

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 66.00

  • Availability

    View calendar

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More information about Courtyard Restaurant

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? Bookings are contingent on minimum bills- not guest counts.
  • 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? C$ 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? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 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 buffet service? C$ 66
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 66
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 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? C$ 6
  • 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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Reviews for Courtyard Restaurant

4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Response time 4.5
  • Megan

    Megan Hyde, Married on 12/11/2016

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    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    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!

  • Diana, Married on 30/12/2017

    4.4 View more
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

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