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Your Wedding at the Museums

Your Wedding at the Museums
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  1. Ceremonies at the Museums
  2. Receptions at the Museums
  3. Museum Wedding Checklist
  4. Catering Services
  5. Suppliers and Resources List
  6. Wedding Photos at the Museums
  7. Request Information
  8. Wedding packages at the Canadian Museum of History
  9. Wedding packages at the Canadian War Museum


1. Ceremonies at the Museums

It is possible to hold your wedding ceremony either at the Canadian Museum of History or at the Canadian War Museum. It will be your responsibility, however, to find someone to officiate at your wedding.

There are certain rooms that can be used only after the Museums’ regular closing time, which is 6 p.m. during the summer and 5 p.m. during the winter.

The following spaces can be rented during the Museums’ regular business hours:

Wedding Ceremony Capacity Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Cascades Salon 100 $800
Panorama Lounge A or B 70 $900
Panorama Lounge A and B 140 $1800
Theatre 500 $2,250
Canadian War Museum
Barney Danson Theatre 250 $2,250

The following spaces can also be used for wedding ceremonies, but after the Museums have closed:

Wedding Ceremony Capacity Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall** *** $4,000
Voyageurs Salon** *** $2,500
Northern and Southern Salons *** $2,000
Canadian War Museum
The Foyer** *** $3,500

*Price is for area only, does not include any technical equipment.
**These rooms can host both the ceremony and the reception.
*** Please consult your sales executive for capacity.


2. Receptions at the Museums

The following halls can be used for wedding receptions:

Wedding Reception Capacity Rate
Canadian Museum of History
Grand Hall 600 $4,000
Voyageurs Salon 160 $2,500
Panorama Lounge A and B 100 $1,800
River View Salon 100 $2,250
Northern and Southern Salons 150 $2,000
Canadian War Museum
Foyer 600 $3,500
The Mess 150 $2,000
Barney Danson Theatre 200 $2,250

Note: Capacities mentioned above are maximums and do not necessarily take into account additional set-up requirements such as head tables, dance floors and audio-visual equipment.

3. Museum Wedding checklist

  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Decide on the number of guests to be invited
  • Choose venues of interest
  • Decide on the style of the reception (sit-down or cocktail)
  • Choose your ceremony setting
  • Contact Facility Rental Services at 819-776-7018 or banquets@historymuseum.ca
  • Contact Distinction by Sodexo Catering Services at 819-776-7012
  • Make an appointment to visit venues with a Facility Rentals Sales Executive
  • Have a venue put on hold for you
  • Make an appointment to discuss menus with Distinction by Sodexo Catering Coordinator
  • Review, sign and return the facility rental agreement along with the deposit
  • Review, sign and return the catering agreement along with the deposit
  • Receive an invitation for a food-tasting event
  • Attend the food-tasting event
  • Choose the final menu and discuss details
  • Meet with the Museum Production Coordinator eight weeks prior to your event
  • Ask for a technical quote
  • Pay your 50-percent deposit for catering one month prior to your event
  • Pay the facility rental balance and technical estimate two weeks prior to your event
  • Pay the balance for catering 72 hours prior to your event

4. Catering Services

5. Suppliers and Resources List

6. Wedding photos at the Museums

Share your photos:

If you would like to share your wedding photos taken at the Museums, please contact us or send them to banquets@historymuseum.ca. We will post them on our Wedding Photo Gallery.

Taking wedding photos at the Museums

Wedding photos may be taken at the Museums during regular Museum hours.

The fee for indoor photos is $25 and is payable at the Museum Box Office. Photos must be taken during Museum business hours, and must not interfere with Museum operations. Advance reservations are not required. This privilege is available to the wedding party only, maximum of 20 guests. Additional guests must pay admission to the Museum. Outdoor photos are free.

On-camera flash only. Tripods and lighting stands prohibited.

7. Request Information

8. Wedding packages at the Canadian Museum of History

9. Wedding packages at the Canadian War Museum

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Location

Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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