October 13, 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.

The National Arts Centre is proud to offer expert logistical planning for any type of meetings or events.

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.

Exceptional variety and value!
Weddings Intimate weddings Covid-19 Safety Protocols  

Seating & Guests

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


  • Table stands for assigned seating
  • Draped cake table, gift table and head table
  • Fine china, flatware and glassware
  • 3 votive tea light candles per table
  • On-site underground parking (not included)
  • A podium
  • WiFi for guests
  • Picturesque views


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 them 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. Socan & Resound fee 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.

“The wedding was absolutely beautiful and the venue beyond my wildest dreams. Wedecor did an incredible job with the decor and your team was outstanding. A huge thank you to them and of course the Chef because the food was incredible.” Linda and Chris
“We had an amazing day! Your team did a great job and everything went smoothly :) everyone loved all of the food and said timing was well done. We couldn't have asked for more so thank you so much for all your help over the past year!” Bryana and Calvin
“As far as I'm concerned, everything was beautiful and went very smoothly! Thank you for helping me coordinate my wedding ceremony. I would recommend the NAC in a heartbeat!” Genevieve and James
“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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