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Wedding Venues in Ottawa

This time around, we went to Ontario to see if we could come up with the best Ottawa Wedding Venues

Ottawa has some of the best wedding venues in my opinion.

If you are currently planning a wedding, I would suggest you look into our top picks below.

The step every bride must take when planning a wedding is to determine a wedding date, then a budget, number of guests and then deciding on a wedding venue. 

We made a list of the top 10 Wedding venues we thought were classy and chic and located in Ottawa, Canada.

If you are looking for a classy and chic wedding location in Ottawa, consider hosting them at these venues.

Although any room can be transformed into almost anything, these venues need little to no help in terms of decorations.

If you have more suggestions for some unique and chic Ottawa Wedding Venues, feel free to post your comments.

You are here because you are:

  • Planning a wedding in Ottawa

  • Looking for the best wedding venues in Ottawa

  • Having a hard time finding places to get married in Ottawa

Looking for unique Ottawa wedding reception venues is not as tricky as you think. 

They are so many wonderful places to get married in Ottawa that I can assure you, you will find a great location. 

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We are now going to share with you, what we feel are some of the best wedding reception venues in Ottawa. 


The view from this venue is simply breathtaking.

If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue in Ottawa, then you might want to consider Le Belvedere as it will literally take your breath away. 

It is located in Wake-field and can accommodate up to 200 guests in it’s full capacity.

And they do require you have a minimum of 120 guests .

Le Belvedere

Source: Love and Laughter Photographer

AMBphoto - Ottawa Wedding Photographer

AMB Photo- Ottawa Wedding Photographer 

Feel Free to contact the ladies at Le Belvedere to plan your wedding in Ottawa:

Jessica Davey
Wedding & Event Planner


As a premium banquet room featuring panoramic views of Dow’s Lake and Queen Juliana Park, the Vista Room is the ideal spot for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception in Ottawa. It is one of the most popular Ottawa wedding venues out there. 

In addition to a 140-seat dining area, the Vista Room can accommodate 210 people for a cocktail reception and boasts a 70-seat patio.

Complete audio-visual capabilities with Disc Jockey set up and LED lit dance floor is also available.

If you are looking for an elegant restaurant wedding venue in Ottawa, then this is for you. 

Lago Bar & Grill

Photo Via: Lago Bar & Grill

Ottawa Wedding Venue

Photo Via Wedding Belles Decor

 Email for wedding receptions at Lago Bar & Grill.


Planning a wedding? The Canadian Museum of Nature is the perfect setting for your wedding.  They offer a fusion of historic and modern venues with dramatic backdrops for your special occasion.

Experience history, elegance, and a castle-like ambiance. If this is your style, then this is one of the best Ottawa Wedding venues we recommend you.

Large or small, private or corporate, they have eight different venues for you to choose from. Each offers a unique opportunity to create a lasting impression in their awe-inspiring 100-year-old museum building.

They can accommodate receptions for up to 500, banquets for 240, as well as theater, classroom and conference configurations from 20 people and more.

Wedding at Museum of Nature

Photo: Melissa Johnston

Museum of Nature

Photo by: Martin Lipman

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Fairmont Château Laurier is Canada’s most recognized landmarks built in 1912 and it has played host to thousands of special events since its opening.

No doubt that this is the most elegant hotel wedding venue in Ottawa and why not host your best day ever here. 

It is about making fairy tales come true and turning moments into memories for you, your family and your guests.

Le Chateau Laurier

Le Chateau

Ottawa Wedding Photographer: Julie C Butler Decor: Wedcor Cake: Paticceria Gelateria Italiana

Last photo from Kimberley Dunn

Meet the team at Le Chateau Laurier here!


With its grand space, private room, semi-private bar and stone walls, SIDE DOOR is a great place for anything from a corporate event, family gathering to a wedding or rehearsal dinner.

If you are looking for Ottawa wedding locations that are easy to access for your guests, I really suggest this restaurant located right in the downtown Ottawa core. 

Side door restaurant

Contact Candace Power, the event coordinator at for more information or to set up an appointment to book your event.


Signatures Restaurant- is located in a beautiful area, in the Munross Mansion, right in the heart of Ottawa downtown and just outside the hustle and bustle of the By-ward Market.

With their many different spaces, they can accommodate your whole event in one space, with the style and elegance of the salons to their beautiful terrasse set on the backdrop of Strathcona Park.

Le Cordon Bleu Wedding

Source: Sam & Mary Photography 

453 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6R4



Located in a heritage building in the By-ward Market, e18hteen is known in Ottawa and internationally for its unique dining experience and comfortable, inviting milieu.

A gourmet experience for out-of-town visitors, business professionals, and diners alike.

This unique venue is many of the top recommended Ottawa Wedding venues. It books up pretty fast and booking ahead of time is always recommended.

Melanie Rebane

Photographer: Melanie Rabane 

Contact or call (613) 244-1188 for information.

8. Brookstreet Hotel

Brookstreet offers a stylish and sophisticated setting to make your celebration unforgettable. Their beautiful event spaces provide the perfect setting, ambiance and photo opportunities for your wedding. Here is what you can expect:

  • Weddings from 10 to 350 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor venues
  • Buffet, reception style, and plated meal options
  • Modern and stylish decor
  • Stunning photo opportunities
  • Preferred room rates for your guests
  • Full-service Au Natural Spa
  • The Marshes championship golf course
  • Indoor and outdoor pools

Brookstreet Hotel

Source: Kimberley Dunn’s Website

For more information on this venue – one of the best Ottawa wedding venues out there, or to book your wedding at Brookstreet, contact Events at 613.271.3582 or

9. NAC

Canada’s National Arts Centre is one of the most romantic and beautiful venues for wedding receptions in Ottawa.

Located downtown Ottawa, let the team at NAC make your wedding day celebration a wonderful and memorable expression of your love.

Host your wedding reception at the NAC and benefit from the following:

  • Four elegant rooms to reflect your personal style
  • Exceptional on-site culinary services and menu planning
  • Relationship with Ottawa’s top wedding vendors for décor ideas, music, photography and more
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator who will offer you expert logistical planning for your wedding ceremony and reception
  • Outstanding reputation for hospitality excellence

Joel Bedford Photography

Photo by: Joel Bedford Photography


10. NeXT

NeXT can accommodate up to 170 guests and features a live view of the culinary team in action. The Crush room on the lower level is ideal for your reception.

Interested in booking the entire wedding venue?

Contact Next today for more information on planning your perfect wedding here. 

Next Restaurant Ottawa

Next Restaurant Ottawa

Photo via NeXT Website

Contact the sales team at 613.882.4562 to arrange a personal tour or email them at

Other Unique Wedding Banquet Halls in Ottawa

Here are a few more unique wedding venues in Ottawa that you may consider for your big day: 

  • Aquatopia Water Gardens Conservatory Wedding venue in Ottawa
  • Stonefields Rustic venue
  • Mill Street Brew Pub Rustic venue
  • The Marshes Golf Club Ottawa venue
  • Strathmere Wedding Venue

Do you agree that these are the best “Ottawa Wedding venues”?

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