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Britannia Yacht Club

Ottawa, Ontario View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 10 reviews
Up to 120 Guests

About

Framed by stunning views all around, the Britannia Yacht Club is one of the premier wedding destinations in Ottawa, Ontario. It features 45 kilometres of continuous sailing along the Ottawa River, as well as remarkable indoor and outdoor event spaces. Britannia Yacht Club is located 23 kilometres from Ottawa International Airport. It is near DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, Crown Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa, and several other hotels.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue features an amazing clubhouse with excellent banquet facilities. With the backdrop of the majestic Ottawa River, the Upper Deck banquet room can accommodate up to 120 guests. For more intimate ceremonies, there is the Sunset Lounge, which has the capacity to entertain up to 30 guests. The Marquee tent is the ideal spot for hosting outdoor ceremonies and can accommodate 120 guests. With a wedding suite on-site, you and your wedding party can comfortably prepare for the celebration.

Services Offered

The event manager, along with the superb events team, will do all they can to ensure that your wedding celebration is a success. They offer various event items, such as chairs, tables, a podium, and a microphone, in addition to brilliant ceiling decor and lighting. They also offer:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
  • Chair covers and all required linens included
  • Cake cutting service
  • A list of preferred vendors

Cuisine

The expert chef of Britannia Yacht Club will prepare a culinary experience consisting of delicious soups, salads, entrees, and desserts that will delight you and your guests. Couples are also welcome to work with the chef to customize a menu for their celebration. Some of the dishes offered include roasted beef tenderloin, pan-seared salmon, chocolate pecan tarts, and more. To ensure that you have everything you need for your event, they can provide the necessary food and beverage items such as flatware and china. The venue also offers bar services with the following beverage options:

  • House wine and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Specialty beer and wine

Highlights

Availability

Type

Banquet hall, boat/yacht

Style

Nautical, rustic, waterfront

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,900

Plated Service (per head)

$62

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

Seasonal - can be discussed based on wedding requirements

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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
Family style
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
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables
Tents

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?

$1,000

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

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
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$50

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$40

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$7

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

Bartenders
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    Jordie M. Married on 25/05/2019
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    Wonderful day

    Everything was wonderful and I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better experience! I loved everything about the day and venue

    Britannia Yacht Club's reply:

    Jordie and Cory,

    Thank you for such kind words, we were honoured to have been a part of your special day. You were a wonderful couple to work with and your personal touch made our venue shine.

    We look forward to having you celebrate your anniversary with us!

    Warmest Regards,
    Kimberley Stacey
    Events Manager
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    Yajing J. Married on 13/05/2017
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    The Britannia yacht club was great to work with! Breanna the coordinator was very professional and easy to work with. The venue, food and bar was an excellent value for what we got! I highly recommend this venue for an wedding!
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    Tanguy M. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Kim is an amazing coordinator

    We had an amazing experience, all our questions were answered the same day & the venue is beautiful

    Britannia Yacht Club's reply:

    Thank you for such lovely comments Vicky and Tanguy, it was a pleasure hosting you and your guests!

    -Kim
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    Cailin M. Married on 18/05/2019
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    The best Venue... not joking

    This is a not for profit so they won't nickel and dime you. They are incredibly flexible for their menu, what ever you want they will do! Their linen selection was impressive, and had everything that I wanted (I wanted white, navy and rose gold). They helped with setting up the decor, tear down into our boxes at the end of the night and kept it for us to pick up the next day. They will go out of their way to make your day the best it possibly can be. I seriously can't thank them enough for their services, well worth every penny!

    Britannia Yacht Club's reply:

    Dear Cailin and Kyle,

    Thank you for such kind words. We are so pleased that we helped make your day so special.

    Warmest Regards,
    Kimberley Stacey
    Events Manager
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    Allison Married on 12/05/2018
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    Wedding at BYC May 2018

    We had our wedding at the Britannia Yacht Club in May 2018. Everyone at BYC was great to work with! Breanna, the even coordinator, was accommodating and answered all of our many questions quickly and easily. On the wedding day everything was perfect. The waterfront was a beautiful spot for the ceremony and Breanna helped us make sure everything was organized and seamless. The reception hall was nicely decorated, all of the staff was friendly and helpful and dinner was fantastic. We got so many compliments from our guests about the food and about the views from the balcony overlooking the river. We highly recommend Britannia Yacht Club!
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    Allison H. Married on 03/09/2017
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    I was blown away with how accomodating the BYC was. Breanna replied to all emails in fast time. We had lots of last minute cancellations as many of our guests were coming from the states and the BYC took off all our last min cancelled meals. So impressed. The staff were amazing to deal with and gave great attention to our guests. The food at our buffet brunch was delicious except for the scrambled eggs. But the warm mini quiches were devoured.

    Venue price included all linens and chair covers in many colours and drapings on the ceiling. They hung back drop linens and paper lanterns for us. They allowed us to customize our meal and were just so easy going. Loved it all. No stress with the venue even when it poured on my day.
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    Jenna Married on 17/06/2017
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    The BYC and staff were absolutely amazing. I couldn't have anything better to say about planning my wedding at BYC and especially with their event coordinator Breanna. She was incredibly helpful, very quick to respond to questions, and helped the day go exactly as planned. The food was incredible and the venue was perfect (albeit a bit hot with no AC, but we knew that going in). I would recommend the BYC to anyone looking for an elegant venue with world class staff. Very affordable in my opinion as well, and it doesn't get better than the beautiful views of the water in Ottawa!
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    Kelly G. Married on 12/10/2014
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    Absolutely incredible wedding location. The ceremony and reception areas are perfect if you like beautiful views and intimate settings.

    Their wedding and service coordinators are fantastic to work with.

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    Liz U. Married on 13/09/2014
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    The BYC was an incredible venue to work with. They were quick to answer any questions we had and the staff went above and beyond. They care about their clients and provide an easy experience. They were fantastic.
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    I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Britannia Yacht Club on August 30th, 2014. This venue is superb. Our ceremony was outdoors facing the Ottawa River (and sailboats) and the indoor venue is large with a wonderful balcony overlooking the river. The food was great, as were the beverages. Breanna (the Events Manager) is simply outstanding. She is very responsive and flexible. She also took care of everything the day of, including coordinating vendors, set up, and take down. I can't praise her enough. My only complaint about the venue is that they could have served more wine during the meal. I also wish the venue was available past 1am.

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