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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.


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.

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Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

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

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning

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

Cake cutting

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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
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Joanna D. Married on 17/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Wedding Day at Lago!!

We got married at Lago having both our ceremony and reception in the Main Room in June 2023, and had the most amazing wedding day! We cannot speak highly enough of Gyneya and the staff at Lago, they are AMAZING! From our initial contact, Gyneya was so personable, detail-oriented, timely in her responses and patient with us. She was a dream to work with helping us to plan and coordinate all the details of our day. Gyneya was available to answer questions, offer suggestions and adapt to any changes leading up to the day. She was so understanding and reassuring throughout the whole process. On our wedding day Gyneya, Kim, Kailee and their team made sure everything was perfect. We had complete faith in how the day would run (exactly how you as a bride/groom want to feel on your wedding day!!). We had around 124 guests and the Main Room was perfect for accommodating everyone for a sit-down dinner, having cocktails at the bar (while they flipped over the space for reception) and sitting outside on the patio. The venue itself is stunning with wall-to-wall windows, and a view of Dow’s Lake, and the Arboretum (so many lovely photos!). We had very simple, and elegant decorations that we dropped off during our wedding week, and Lago set up for us. The food was deliciously curated, and the food/bar service was fantastic throughout the evening. We received so many compliments from guests on every element of the day! Lago really values weddings, and their couples, and goes above and beyond to make sure your day is as you have envisioned it, special and memorable. Thank you so much, we are so grateful!
Elizabeth R. Married on 21/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and Yummy Food!

Lago was so helpful! I loved my wedding and would highly recommend!!
Jesika W. Married on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend hosting a wedding here

We could not be happier with Lago! This was an excellent and affordable venue with an incredible staff. We received so many complements from our guests about the quality of the bartending, the beauty of the restaurant and balcony, and the food! We has the preston street buffet and absolutely loved it. Everything about the planning process was made easy. We had a long meeting before the wedding to go over all the details. The level of conscientiousness and attention to detail was above and beyond expectations. A huge thanks to Lago for the excellent service!
May M. Married on 23/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful transformative venue with amazing service

If I could get married, I would do it at LAGO over and over again. For someone who comes from an event background, I have high standards for service and Lago EXCEEDED all of our expectations. Not only was Gyneya amazing to work with but the staff day-of was so attentive to every single guest. AND THE FOOD, incredible. Hearing our guests rave about the food was so wonderful. I would recommend LAGO to anyone looking for top quality service and amazing dining experience for any event. Thank you LAGO for making our wedding so memorable in the best way possible!

Lana C. Married on 05/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Katie H. Married on 20/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Married on 22/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Katherine M. Married on 20/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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. :)
Tara Married on 20/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Ryley V. Married on 23/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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