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Last update: December 2023

Shaw Centre is a banquet hall venue in Ottawa, Ontario that hosts weddings and other special occasions. This facility has a bold and contemporary design with stunning views. A couple planning their festivities can make this property the setting for a truly remarkable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The bright interior of Shaw Centre is illuminated with abundant natural light. The 19,032-square-foot Trillium Ballroom makes an elegant and expansive setting for dining and dancing. It features a 200-degree view of downtown Ottawa, part of a celebration that a couple and their guests will never forget.

Services Offered

Shaw Centre has a team of expert event managers and staff to facilitate a seamless day. These professionals will strive to meet all of a couple's requests and go above and beyond in doing so. A world-class culinary team is ready as personal chefs and to provide exquisite cuisine for celebrations.

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Banquet hall

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Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning

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Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

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Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
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Signature drink

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Dance floor

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Wheelchair access

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Meet the team

Helen  Bird
Helen Bird
Account Manager, Local Sales

Helen is originally from Guelph, Ontario, yet made her way to the Nation’s Capital after being accepted to Carleton University. She fell in love with the city and has remained here ever since!

Helen has worked in the hospitality industry for the majority of her professional life. To kick start her career, she gained employment with Westin Ottawa, where she worked for 21 years as a Sales Manager. As a result, she is well versed in markets such as; SMERF, Tour & Travel, and Government. Helen thrives in a fast-paced sales environment; therefore, the short-lead local market is the perfect fit. Helen loves all aspects of event planning and has planned events from the initial contact to tearing the event down once it’s concluded. She’s also worked for other prominent players in the hospitality industry, such as the Sheraton Ottawa, as an Account Manager.

When she’s not booking business, Helen loves to be creative; you’ll find her making all kinds of arts and crafts, knitting, specifically slippers, hats, and mittens that she makes for all her family and friends. She is also an avid baker! As a young girl, Helen spent a significant amount of time with her grandmother, who worked in a bakery and taught Helen how to make the perfect loaf of bread and other delicious pastries. At the end of the day, you’ll find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite Netflix shows with her 3 daughters.

Adam Hassen
Adam Hassen
Account Manager, Local Sales

Adam grew up in a small town in the greater Toronto area before heading to Toronto for post-secondary education. After obtaining his degree, he went back to school to complete a Post-Grad Diploma in Sport and Event Marketing, which led to career opportunities at MEC and the Canadian Cancer Society, before joining the fantastic team at The Shaw Centre.

At MEC, Adam was responsible for organizing road races, cycling events, and triathlons around the GTA which he found incredibly rewarding being an athlete himself. While in Toronto, he had the pleasure of coaching Varsity Cross Country at both George Brown and the University of Toronto Mississauga. As a runner, he was voted MVP for four years and was named coach of the year at UTM in his last year of coaching.

At CCS, he worked with high school youth across Eastern Ontario. He helped them plan Relay for Life events from start to finish by empowering and teaching them about philanthropy and raising millions of dollars for cancer research and support services.

Adam relocated to Ottawa four years ago with his partner and daughter; he loves that Ottawa has so much to offer his family. He relishes in the outdoors, whether it’s enjoying a round of golf, playing softball, pickup basketball, or going for hikes. He describes himself as an extrovert who likes to meet new people and doesn’t shy away from new experiences!

Kyla  Orr
Kyla Orr
Event Services Manager

Kyla was born and raised in Collingwood, Ontario, nestled in the Blue Mountains. Her optimistic spirit and passion for working with people led her to pursue a career in hospitality. She excelled as a student at Georgian College where she completed her advanced diploma in Hotel and Resort Administration Management.

Upon completing her schooling, the mountains called to Kyla and she made her move to Banff, Alberta. In her 5 years living in the mountain town, she truly flourished and gained invaluable experience within food and beverage operations for top-tier establishments such as The Fairmont Banff Springs and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts.

After her ventures on Canada’s west coast, Kyla decided to move home closer to family and friends. She earned a job with the Ottawa Marriott as an Event Manager where she grew her skills and fell in love with our nation’s capital as her new home.

When Kyla isn’t creating her next event, she enjoys snuggling up on the couch with a nice glass of wine while she plans her next vacation!


Colonel By Drive, 55 K1A Ottawa (Ontario)
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