Weddings

Lago Bar-Grill-View

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About

50 to 440 Guests

Lago Bar-Grill-View is an Ottawa-based venue that specializes in providing a fantastic space with great views of Queen Juliana Park and nearby Dows Lake for wedding celebrations and other events. This venue is wheelchair accessible and will offer you and your guests the perfect backdrop for dining and dancing. Enjoy your upcoming wedding at the Lago!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at the Lago Bar-Grill-View include the Vista Room which also opens up to a patio which can be used for your ceremony. This room can accommodate up to 210 for a cocktail reception. The main restaurant has a capacity for up to 250 seated guests and 440 for a standing cocktail reception.

Services offered

The services offered at Lago Bar-Grill-View includes A/V capabilities, a DJ set up, LED dance floor, microphone and catering services. You can easily hold your wedding ceremony and reception in this venue with the services it provides.

Cuisine

Your wedding wouldn't be complete without one of their delicious menus. The cuisine options include three course plated dinners with your choice of one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert. You can also have a four course meal, if required.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, restaurant

Style

City, glamorous, modern, waterfront

Event Services

Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$5

Plated Service (per head)

$57

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

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
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$1

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during 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
Lighting/sound
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$57

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$40

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

$35

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?

$15

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

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    Lana C. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Gyneya and her team at Lago were magnificent!

    Gyneya was such a pleasure to work with at Lago! She made our experience so easy and enjoyable. She was always quick to respond with any questions I had (and man, I had a lot!) and she was always very friendly and helpful. On the day of the wedding, it was so fun to see her spring into action in her element. She and her team were available to answer any questions we had. Kaylee was also such a wonderful help on the day of the wedding. She promptly got ice water for myself and my bridesmaids before the wedding and some appetizers and drinks for my husband and I to enjoy a few minutes alone before the reception. The team at Lago are amazing and the venue itself is spectacular, overlooking Dows Lake. If you are looking into Lago for your wedding, look no further! You will love the experience!
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    Katie H. Married on 20/08/2021
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    There are not enough words for how great Lago is

    There's no other choice you need for your venue! Lago is gorgeous and affordable, but also comes with the benefit of Gyneya and her staff. Gyneya has great recommendations for vendors, is super flexible, responds to emails very quickly and asks you all the right questions so you know exactly what to expect while planning and on the big day. I felt like I had a wedding planner combined with the venue! The staff at Lago set up your decorations for you so you don't have to think about anything venue-related on your very busy day. I can't express how grateful I am for everyone there.
  • Marie-Joe
    Marie-Joe Married on 22/06/2019
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    Great food, amazing service

    Gyneya is very organized and makes sure you go over the littlest details before your big day so that you don’t have to worry about a thing on your big day. Everything was set up exactly like we discussed it. We had the main restaurant so our guest could step out on the patio for some fresh air and enjoy the view. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.
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    Katherine M. Married on 20/04/2019
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    The best venue EVER!

    It would be hard to even remember all of the good that this place offers. We had our wedding this weekend... and Lago made it AMAZING. We barely had to do anything... they kind of just magically made a beautiful event happen, that everyone is now raving about.

    Some highlights:
    1. The food. Numerous people have said that it’s the best wedding food they have EVER had. We opted for the Delux Buffet. A couple of people said that they’d never had a better roast, at a wedding or otherwise. One guest, who hates vegetables, was shocked because he went back for seconds on salad... because the dressing was so good. There was SO much choice on the buffet. And all of it was great. And the “assorted desserts”... oh man... just go to Lago for these alone.
    2. The staff. The first person you will meet is Gyneya, the venue manager. She is calm and collected and warm and helpful. She immediately got a handle on who we were, and what we were looking for- namely, an excellent, hassle free wedding, for which we wouldn’t have to do much planning. She had all the ideas. It was so so good. Then, you will eventually meet the rest of the staff, including Kim, the event coordinator, and the servers and bartenders. They were as this lovely unit, solving every problem, and making sure that literally everything gets done elegantly and stress free. The servers were wonderful. Super professional, friendly and efficient.
    3. They put up all your decorations for you. They give you suggestions for what will look good, and then will do it either exactly as you request, or will adapt to make it work, if you have no clue. Again, it was just so stress free.
    4. Finally, the price- I cant believe how reasonable Lago is. Gyneya worked with us, and made sure that we got everything on our food and drink wish list for the budget that we gave her.

    We had 140 guests in the downstairs room, as well as 18 bagpipers... Lago was so welcoming and accommodating... we have spent today with family and friends, and everyone is just so happy with their evening at Lago.

    I can’t recommend them highly enough. :)
  • Ryley
    Ryley V. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Unbelievable Day!!!

    Where do I start??? The days coming to our wedding were stressful and my bride had given up hope that things weren’t going to turn out right..

    Gyneya and her amazing team at Lago made everything perfect!

    The food was delicious the staff is friendly and accommodating.
    All of our guests complimented on the venue, food and atmosphere of the evening.

    I could not give more thanks to Lago for making our day perfect!
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    Tara Married on 20/10/2018
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    Fall in Love with Lago

    Lago Bar & grill on dows lake, was the easiest part of planning our wedding. Gyneya and her team were awesome in making things seamless and for being able to produce exactly what we had envisioned. The food was perfect and we heard from over 95% of our 125 guests that the food was amazing, the venue was the perfect space to hold a ceremony, dinner and reception without feeling cramped or worrying about having enough space during changeover. Easy spot to get to and park at, taxi or Uber to. Staff were very flexible to last min small changes and very supportive and receptive.
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    Abigail S. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Wonderful experience hosting our wedding!

    I can’t say it enough, our experience having our wedding at Lago was perfect. Gyneya and her team were outstanding! They took care of every little detail. A genuine interest in making sure our vision and desires were met, to a tee. I would absolutely recommend hosting an event here! We got so many compliments from our guests!
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    Lindsay B. Married on 01/09/2019
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    Great wedding venue with stunning views!

    Wonderful wedding venue! We were married in Lago's Vista room (upstairs) in September 2019. The room is stunning and so are the views, and Gyneya and her team made sure the day ran smoothly from start to finish. They were also very helpful and quick to respond to questions during the planning process. Our guests raved about the great food and excellent service! We would definitely recommend Lago as a wedding venue.
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    Patricia G. Married on 31/08/2018
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    Recommend with exception

    The venue was beautiful. The decorations were done pretty well but some pieces went missing afterwards. The elevator was broken and had promised to be fixed. I am disabled so it made my wedding and afterwards extremely difficult for me. Everyone else had an amazing time and the food I hear was wonderful.
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    My husband Brendan and I held our wedding (ceremony and reception)at Lago (February 2016)...FABULOUS! The view from the Vista Room for our ceremony was outstanding and added to the romance of our ceremony. Gyneya and her team created a flawless event for us, working with our decorator and our wedding day coordinator and went above and beyond anything we could have hoped to give us the magical wedding we had hoped for. Our guests are still talking about it (especially the food...oh the FOOD!). One example of their going out of their way was to create a makeshift ramp to make the patio accessible to us for photos! Gyneya's expert advice was instrumental in the success of our wedding and we just know our guests will be talking about it for some time to come! Thank you for making our dream a reality!

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Lago Bar-Grill-View Real Weddings

  • Allison & Dan
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  • Erin & Kyle
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  • Erin & Eric
    509 Photos · 08/Oct/2016

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