Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier Street K1A 0M8 Ottawa (Ontario) View map
6 reviews

Number of guests 50 to 500

About Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History will bring couples an exceptional experience, with world class surroundings that is uniquely Canadian. Host your wedding event at Canada’s most prestigious museum, which provides a sense of historical culture, and eclectic classic style. This choice of venue can accommodate everything from cocktail reception, to intimate weddings, to a multi-course, customized wedding reception. Wedding packages are available to eliminate the stress and hassle of that special day.

Facilities and capacity

Choose between an intimate banquet setting such as the River View Salon, or large open space for a big party, such as the Grand Hall. There are four classic and eclectic banquet style halls to choose from that will meet the required space for the number of guests expected to attend. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are available.

  • The River View Salon fits up to 80 people banquet style.
  • The Haida Gwaii Salon fits up to 100 people banquet style, and 400 people standing(usually with the Grand Hall). It offers a spectacular view of the Ottawa River.
  • The Grand Hall seats 600 people banquet style.
  • The Panorama Café seats up to 150 people banquet style.

Services offered

The Canadian Museum of History offers couples wedding packages for their most unique venues, along with top quality catering and technical services to help eliminate the stress of your day. Couples are free to use outside vendors as well. All wedding packages include tables, chairs (including the head table), security, cleaning of hall before and after, production coordinator, Ipod friendly sound system, technician etc.. extra parking passes. The museum is also wheelchair accessible, throughout. The museum services offer the following and much more:

  • Clean up
  • Set up
  • Dance floor
  • Basic Security service
  • Coat check
  • Private bride and groom rooms(limited to certain rooms)
  • Services by Museum Production Coordinator
  • special events liabilty insurance coverage

Cuisine

Catering services include serving guests seated/plated dinner, buffet style, cocktail reception, food stations, just to name a few. Their team of event experts will advise you all along your project and will make your most special day, a unique experience.

Other facilities

Explore exciting features of the museum that you and guests would enjoy outside the wedding event. Some features include:

  • Exhibits
  • Children’s museum
  • Beautiful exterior surroundings ideal for wedding pictures

History

This is the country’s most-visited museum in Canada. The Canadian Museum of History receives over 1.2 million visitors each year to its complex located in the heart of the National Capital Region. This is the oldest public institutions that dates back to 1856 and continues to share its expert knowledge in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both in Canada and around the world.

  • Number of guests

    From 50 to 500

  • Maximum Capacity

    500

  • Type

    Historic, museum

  • Style

    City, classic, eclectic, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, set up

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 1,995.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 52.00

  • Menu

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  • Availability

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More information about Canadian Museum of History

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, 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, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, chair covers, dance floor, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, chocolate fountain, 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? C$ 1596
  • 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$ 1982
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 1623
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 62
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 24
  • 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? C$ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, specialty beer, house wine, specialty wine, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews for Canadian Museum of History

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Francoise

    Francoise Coupal, Married on 14/10/2017

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    A magical evening.

    Take advantage of entire grand hall. Excellent cuisine and overall mgmt. (flexible and willing to meet particular needs). Attentive service. Tasting imply and suggestions taken into account. We do not suggest poutine. Suggest Millennium flowers. We had a magical wedding. Worth the cost.

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    Sent on 26/02/2018
  • Christine

    Christine Monteith, Married on 10/10/2015

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    We had the pleasure of having our wedding with museum and the staff and planners were amazing! The Panorama lounge not only provided a wonderful space but a beautiful scenic backdrop for our wonderful day!

    Sent on 09/02/2016
  • Mike Heinrich, Married on 15/10/2016

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    An absolutely stunning venue!

    We received so many compliments from our guests on pretty much everything from the venue and lighting to the food and staff. The staff were amazing, especially the chef who handled the dietary restrictions, our bartender, and Kevin, who coordinated the entire process so seamlessly.

    The whole event was more than we could've imagined and we're so appreciative of the effort everyone put in.

    Sent on 17/10/2016
  • Marc Elie, Married on 08/10/2016

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    Truly brilliant every step of the way! We spent months looking for a consummate setting for our wedding from cocktails to poutine. The Museum nailed it. From the seminal discussions to the final execution, every person with whom we interacted was genuine, kind and helpful! We will always be grateful to each of them. A well oiled machine indeed!

    Sent on 11/10/2016
  • Jessica Silvestri, Married on 24/09/2016

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    Thank you to the museum for an amazing event! Everything turned out amazing and the venue was perfect! All staff really went above and beyond expectations to make our night so memorable. I have only positive things to say about the museum and I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you for being so friendly and quick to respond to any of our questions. We have an amazing experience with you!

    Sent on 03/10/2016

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