Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod St K2P 2R1 Ottawa (Ontario) Map
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About Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is an Ottawa-based venue that specializes in hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions and other special occasions on its historic museum grounds. The innate elegance of this castle-like venue is the ideal setting for a magical wedding. Its blend of historic charm and modern elegance creates a warm ambiance that will suit your event perfectly.

Facilities and capacity

Its facilities include 6 event spaces which can be decorated in a classic, modern or glamorous fashion. These include:

  • Barrick Salon: This two-storey space has an incredible skylight and oak-panelled walls. It has a capacity for 220 guests for the ceremony and 160 guests for a banquet-style reception.
  • East-Wing Foyer: This 237 square foot space has high ceilings, oak benches and a natural elegance. It has a capacity for 150 guests for the ceremony and 120 guests for a banquet-style reception.
  • Fourth-floor Gallery: This space has a more industrial feel to it and comes complete with high ceilings and glass panels. It has a capacity for 180 guests for the ceremony and 200 guests for a banquet-style reception.
  • PCL Plaza: This outdoor space overlooks the century-old castle and has a capacity for 140 guests for the ceremony and 250 guests for a stand-up reception. A tent can be included.
  • Queens' Lantern: This is the venue's most dramatic space with a century-old mosaic floor and 65-foot glass tower. It has a capacity for 110 guests for the ceremony and you must inquire about the reception capacity.
  • Rotunda: This first floor space which doubles as an exhibition gallery. It has a capacity for 150 guests for the ceremony and 80 guests for a banquet-style reception.

Services offered

The services it offers include the following:

  • Catering / Bar
  • Clean up
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up

Other services

It also offers services for:

  • Birthday parties
  • Travelling exhibition rentals
  • Photo and film shoots
  • Image and content licensing
  • Services for families
  • Scientific services
  • Corporate events
  • Conferences

History

Originally named the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, this castle-like building was designed by architect David Ewart and is considered Scottish Baronial in its design. This is the first building in Canada to house a national museum.

  • Number of guests From 20 to 240
  • Type Museum
  • Style Classic, glamorous, modern
  • Event Services Catering / bar, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,902.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 74.00
More information

More information about Canadian Museum of Nature

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    We have 6 spaces available.
  • 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
    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 beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    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?
    C$ 1532
  • 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$ 963
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 977
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 59
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 40
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 21
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 18
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    Open bar
    House wine
    House liquor
    Signature drink
    Bartenders

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5 Reviews for Canadian Museum of Nature


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Ana G. · Married on 19/09/2020

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    Flexible, kind, supportive

    Planning to get married in 2020 was stressful to say the least. Our venue, the Museum of Nature, was extremely flexible and supportive of all the changes we had to make. Working with Diane was an absolute delight. We are so lucky to have had vendors like this with us through a stressful time.

    Sent on 21/04/2021

    Canadian Museum of Nature's reply:

    Ana - thank you so much for your review - it's greatly appreciated! Wishing you all the best with your plans! Too bad we could not make it work for you at the Museum due to Covid. But I'm so happy to see this! All the best to you both!
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    Dana R. · Married on 05/10/2019

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    Amazing Venue!

    We had our wedding here this past weekend. Diane and her team were phenomenal and everything went extremely smoothly - Diane and team were very responsive to our questions and concerns. We couldn't be happier without choice!

    Sent on 08/10/2019
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    Shayna G. · Married on 07/01/2017

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    Wonderful venue for ceremony and reception! Staff were professional and super helpful -- plus the venue is so beautiful that it doesn't even need decorating. I'm also celiac and the in-house caterers made the ENTIRE menu from hors d'oeuvres to dinner to dessert gluten-free and completely celiac-safe. It was AMAZING to be able to eat everything and not worry about whether it was safe for me, and everyone said the food was the best wedding food they'd ever had, without knowing it was all gluten-free. Everyone there was fantastic to work with, and the wedding was absolutely perfect! Everyone loved cocktails with the dinosaurs, too!

    Sent on 16/01/2017
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    Sahba Y. · Married on 27/08/2016

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    We got 20% (or 25% - can't remember) off the venue because we met the coordinator at the Bridal Show in Shaw Center. If you can make it to one of those shows and Museum of Nature is there, you will save some cash ;)

    Sent on 27/09/2016
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    Having my wedding at the Canadian Museum of Nature and they have been awesome! Decided to have ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception there.

    Sent on 31/12/2014

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240 McLeod St Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2R1
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