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Superb settings for your banquet, reception, press conference, performance, business meeting or dream wedding.

Welcome to the facility rental services at the Canadian Museum of History. Situated on the banks of the Ottawa River, across from Parliament Hill and five minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Museum offers you a selection of venues, each more dazzling than the last.

The perfect space for meetings and networking, to the Grand Hall, our largest reception area, the Museum presents incredible possibilities to organizers of almost any kind of event.

As you browse our website, you will find a wealth of useful and interesting information on the venues and services we offer, all designed to make your next event an occasion to remember.

Our dedicated team will help you plan your event and pick out the services you need to host a successful and unforgettable experience. Complete catering and a full range of services are available on site.

Banquets & Reception Halls

Whether you’re looking for an intimate banquet room, such as the Panorama Lounge, or an imposing space such as our internationally-renowned Grand Hall, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. We also offer a wide range of additional services, including an onsite caterer, and professional technical team and equipment on site.


The Museum’s Theatres are suitable for a wide range of conferences and productions. Comprehensive technical information is available upon request. The Museum Box Office can assist with ticketing for all performing arts events.

Capacities and Rental Fees

Banquet and Reception Halls

Banquet Reception Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall 600 1,000 $4,500
Grand Hall and River View Salon N/A 1,400 $5,000
River View Salon 100 400 $3,000
Panorama Lounge 100 140 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (evening) and weekend days:
Panorama Lounge A or B 50 70 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
$800 each
Voyageurs Salon 160 200 $2,800
* Theatre Lobby N/A 503 $250 to $500
Based on the type of setup
Canadian War Museum
LeBreton Gallery 500 800 $4,000
Lobby 550 1,000 $4,000
Barney Danson Theatre 200 250 $2,500
Café 120 150 $2,500

Meeting Rooms

Theatre Round Tables Classroom U-Shape Square Boardroom Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Douglas Cardinal Salon 80 80 45 36 42 30 $700
VIP Lounge N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 $400
Executive Boardroom N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 $700
Panorama Lounges A or B 60 50 30 24 N/A 36 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
$800 each
Panorama Lounge 120 100 N/A N/A N/A N/A Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

5 p.m. to 2 a.m. (evening) and weekend days:
Canadian War Museum
Atelier C or D 80 70 30 33 42 30 $600
Atelier C and D 150 150 80 54 60 48 $1,000
Barney Danson Theatre 231 200 144 60 84 60 $2,500


Seats Audiovisual Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Theatre 503 Additional Services $2,500
* Theatre Lobby 503 N/A $250 to $500
Based on the type of setup
CINÉ+ 295 Giant 3D screen
Giant Dome
$1,725 / hr
Canadian War Museum
Barney Danson Theatre 231 Additional Services $2,500

Note: Capacities mentioned above are maximums and do not take into account additional set-up requirements such as types of food service and audiovisual equipment.

Prices subject to change without notice

* The Theatre Lobby can only be rented in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of History Theatre.

Canadian War Museum

Renowned as one of the country’s architectural gems, the Canadian War Museum sits near the banks of the Ottawa River and offers a unique experience, with its world-acclaimed architecture, scenic vistas, impressive halls, intimate conference rooms and state of the art theatre are guaranteed to ensure the success of your special event.

Canadian War Museum Facility Rentals

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