The Best Venues to Get Married at in Ottawa
Are you looking for the perfect place to tie the knot? Ottawa, Canada's capital, is home to a vast selection of stunning wedding venues that provide unforgettable experiences. From elegant ballrooms in downtown Ottawa to outdoor lakeside celebrations, there are plenty of options for couples hoping to say “I do” in style. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best venues to get married at in Ottawa. We’ll look at options for all budgets, share useful tips, and even provide some gorgeous photos of real weddings that took place at each venue. With so many different types of venues to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect space for your special day.
Evermore Weddings and Events
Evermore Weddings and Events is a top-notch wedding venue in Ottawa in the Village of Almonte. This venue features a beautiful outdoor ceremony space with beautiful greenery, manicured gardens, and a spacious indoor reception barn. The reception hall boasts elegant decor with high ceilings, and crystal chandeliers creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests.
In addition to the barn, Evermore offers a gorgeous Sperry tent available for lounging, dinner or your ceremony in case of rain. To get ready, the venue offers the Historic Naismith Home. The Naismith Home is a spacious and charming house where you will have more than enough space to get ready with your girls only, share a good breakfast in the gorgeous kitchen or if you choose to do so: get ready with your husband and the whole bridal party. The house is perfect to start a wonderful and magical wedding day.
The Westin Ottawa is an excellent choice for couples looking for a luxurious and sophisticated wedding venue in the heart of Ottawa. The twentyTwo room is especially grandiose and my favourite! This space features floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the city making it a dream for me as a photographer.
The Ottawa Art Gallery is a unique and beautiful venue perfect for art-loving couples. The gallery offers several spaces that can be used for ceremonies and receptions, including a rooftop terrace with a stunning view of the city. My favourite space is the Alma Duncan Salon, it features floor-to-ceiling windows letting in so much natural light (photographer’s paradise). The space is provided to you as a blank canvas so it is up to you to transform it according to your vision; you could decide to keep it simple and elegant or whimsical and magical with lots of florals.
If you're looking for a venue that's both versatile and luminous, the Ottawa Art Gallery could be the perfect choice for your wedding.
Lago Bar Grill is a wedding venue right in the heart of Ottawa on Dow’s Lake. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the Lake. The decor is modern and elegant, with a touch of edge. The venue offers a variety of spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including a rooftop terrace and a large banquet hall. Lago Bar Grill is perfect for couples looking for a stylish and contemporary wedding venue in the heart of the city.
The National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre is a unique and grandiose venue located in the heart of the Parliament Hill. The gallery offers several spaces that can be used for ceremonies and receptions, including a rooftop terrace with the most iconic view of the city.
From intimate receptions to grand ballroom celebrations, the NAC has a wide range of spaces.
Le Belvédère is a wedding and event venue in Wakefield, Quebec. It is situated on a hill overlooking the city and the St. Lawrence River, providing a spectacular panoramic view of the area. The venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including a grand ballroom with high ceilings, large windows, and a fireplace. The outdoor spaces include a terrace with a view of the city and the river, as well as a garden area. Le Belvédère is known for its elegant and sophisticated atmosphere and its friendly and professional staff.
The Aquatopia Conservatory
The Aquatopia Conservatory has a special place in my heart because when I got married that is where we took our bridal portraits. It is a wedding venue located in Carp, just outside of Ottawa. The venue is a stunning greenhouse filled with exotic plants and animals, perfect for a unique and memorable wedding ceremony or reception. With its lush greenery and one-of-a-kind atmosphere, Aquatopia Conservatory is an excellent choice for couples looking for a non-traditional and unforgettable wedding venue.
The Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre
Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre is a beautiful wedding venue located in Ottawa. It boasts elegant decor with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and stunning views of the countryside. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including a spacious banquet hall and a beautiful covered terrace. Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre is perfect for couples looking for a classic and timeless wedding venue in a picturesque setting. It also sits on a large property, giving you multiple options for bridal and family portraits. The venue has an exclusive and private bridal suite right above the reception hall that includes everything you might need to get ready and access to a very large terrace for those beautiful sunny summer days.
The Cumberland Belle
Cumberland Belle is an elegant wedding venue located on the outskirts of Ottawa. This venue features a beautiful outdoor ceremony space with a stunning view of the countryside, as well as an indoor reception hall. The hall boasts elegant decor with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. With its picturesque setting and charming atmosphere, Cumberland Belle used to be a church that was converted into an event space so it is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic and intimate wedding venue.
Le peaches and Cream
Le peaches and Cream is a chic and rustic wedding venue in the outskirts of Ottawa. This space features a lush garden and a charming indoor reception hall. The reception hall boasts elegant decor with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. The best feature of this venue is the fact that it is an indoor/outdoor venue, you and your guests will be able to enjoy the enchanting outdoor spaces and take refuge inside in the case of a rainy day or evening.
With its picturesque setting and charming atmosphere, le Peaches and Cream is perfect for couples looking for a romantic and intimate wedding venue.
The Knox is a beautiful and historic church located in the heart of the historic village of Merrickville, Ontario perfect for couples looking for a unique and intimate wedding venue. The church features stunning stained-glass windows and a beautiful interior that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. The exterior space gives you the original red brick with white trim around the beautiful windows for an intimate ceremony or a whimsical cocktail hour.
The Knox is perfect for couples who want a traditional and meaningful ceremony in a beautiful and historic setting.
Getting married in Ottawa is a beautiful and magical experience. With its breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant culture, and diverse selection of venues, getting hitched in the nation’s capital can be a truly unforgettable experience. Venues like The Westin Ottawa, the Glebe Community Centre, and Tyme 2 Celebrate are just a few places couples in the Ottawa area can consider to create their perfect ceremony and reception.
So if you’re considering a wedding in Ottawa, explore the amazing venues it has to offer. From chic hotels, to rustic and historical locations, Ottawa has it all to help you create the wedding of your dreams. And remember, “Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” So don’t let anything stop you from creating an event that is unique to your style, budget, and dreams.
Happy wedding planning, Ottawa!
More resources on planning a wedding below:
How to Plan an Intimate Wedding