June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Meetings & Events

Canada Room


60-1,500 guests

Square feet

2,300 - 7,000
Canada Room
Capacity: 60-1,500 guests
Square feet: 2,300 - 7,000

Unique to this space

Great view and perfect for large scale events

A great space for

  • Small wedding
  • Large wedding
  • Cocktail parties
  • Receptions
  • Galas

Your sense of awe will be thoroughly aroused as you climb the grand staircase to the Canada Room. With breathtaking views of the Rideau Canal, the Canada room is the perfect space for business, social events, and weddings.

The NAC offers a variety of unique event spaces that will provide the perfect setting for your event. We would be please to review room availability with you, arrange for a private visit of our facilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Upon booking, you will have a dedicated event coordinator who will offer you expert logistical planning for your wedding ceremony and reception. Your event coordinator will contact you to book a meeting on the phone or in person to begin preparations.

Canada’s National Arts Centre is one of the most romantic and beautiful venues for wedding receptions in Ottawa. Let us make your wedding day celebration a wonderful and memorable expression of your love.

Seating & Guests

  • Reception style 1500
  • Rounds of 8 432
  • Theatre style 600

Minimum number of guests must be 50. A final guest count is required at least 3 days prior to your wedding


  • Two glasses of house wine per person with dinner.
  • Celebratory double fruit punch
  • Wedding cake cut and served buffet style with coffee and tea service after dinner
  • Floor length designer tablecloths provided by WEDECOR
  • Table stands for assigned seating
  • Draped cake table, gift table and head table
  • Choice of chair cover with accents provided by WEDECOR
  • Fine china, flatware and glassware
  • 10 ambient up lighting for your dining room provided by WEDECOR
  • 3 votive tea light candles per table
  • Choice of two styles of centerpieces for guest tables provided by WEDECOR
  • Paid underground parking located onsite
  • A podium
  • WiFi for guests
  • Picturesque views

Minimum number of guests must be 50. A final guest count is required at least 3 days prior to your wedding.


Lord Elgin is our preferred hotel partner. Conveniently located across the street from the National Arts Centre and established as an iconic Ottawa landmark since 1941, they offer our event clients and their guests special room rates. 

Please contact Lord Elgin directly to negotiate the details.

Bar service

There is a minimum revenue requirement of $400 per bar, otherwise, a bartender labour charge of $120 per bar is applicable.

Wedding ceremonies

We would be delighted to host your ceremony!

Available ceremony locations can be discussed with your catering sales manager.

All ceremonies at the NAC must be accompanied by a reception.


Quality Entertainment is the official supplier of DJ services and live entertainment to the NAC. They provide a complete range of skilled Disc Jockeys, musicians, state-of-the-art equipment and personalized service. Arrangements and planning can be made directly through Quality Entertainment. Any outside entertainment equipment or company used by the consumer requires approval by the NAC and a user charge of $500 per event, per room will be applied.

Rooms No Dancing Dancing
Salon $29.56 $59.17
Panorama Room $61.69 $123.38
Rooftop Terrace Tent $61.69 $123.38
le café $61.69 $123.38

Socan & Resound fee will be applied.


A 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon signing the event contract. Clients are required to pay 50% of their total expected food & beverage bill in the 3 months to 7 day period prior to the event, and pay 100% of their total expected food & beverage bill in the 7 days prior to the event.

“The dinner was superb and everyone has been raving about the main courses. Also I wanted to mention that the servers and all of the NAC staff were excellent, very helpful and a pleasure. They bent over backwards for our guests and that was truly appreciated.” Sarah L

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