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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
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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

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?


Describe your venue:

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
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


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What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning

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


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


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


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

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

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Kathleen C. Married on 08/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

I could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our wedding day. The location was amazing. The views stunning - a great place to take all our wedding photos. The service was phenomenal. Kim, their event coordinator, was so communicative, friendly, and flexible. We were in such great hands, which relieved so much stress for us! The food was delicious and the set-up was excellent. We had the best time. We also barely spent anything on decor because the venue is already so beautifully set up. It was a hassle-free wedding experience and we'd recommend it to anyone!
Alisha A. Married on 01/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

This venue and staff were incredible. Kim the coordinator is very organized and was a pleasure to work with. She always answered all of our questions and was on the ball on the day of. Every one of our guests said the location was absolutely perfect. A beautiful view of the Ottawa river and a beautiful indoor setting as well.
Fatima O. Married on 08/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing location for a summer wedding!

Such a beautiful location, amazing service and delicious food! Overall 20/10!
Jordie M. Married on 25/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful day

Everything was wonderful and I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better experience! I loved everything about the day and venue
Yajing J. Married on 13/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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!
Andrea L. Married on 13/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It was perfect!

The venue was the PERFECT spot for both ceremony and reception. The view was beautiful; and while the weather was great, it was also very nice to know we had a back-up option for the ceremony inside, should it have rained. The food was also phenomenal, and I will certainly return for dinner in the future!
I also want to give a huge shout out to the management staff. They were all incredibly attentive before and during our wedding which made the whole day run without any issues. My day was so special, and so perfect, and a large part of that is thanks to the BYC.
Tanguy M. Married on 21/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Kim is an amazing coordinator

We had an amazing experience, all our questions were answered the same day & the venue is beautiful
Cailin M. Married on 18/05/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

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!
Allison Married on 12/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Allison H. Married on 03/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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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