Our Rooms

Looking for an event venue in Ottawa?

The Courtyard Restaurant houses three dining rooms on two levels, with a 60-seat patio in the warmer months. Built entirely of locally quarried limestone in 1837, each room features contemporary black and white photographs of arches and courtyards from around the world on the old stone walls. All of our beautiful dining rooms can also be reserved for private parties. From our white linen tablecloths and fine English china to our heritage atmosphere and friendly staff, the Courtyard’s warmth, charm and elegance is sure to impress. Call us to book of our banquet halls in Ottawa’s Byward Market.

The McArthur Room

The Courtyard’s largest banquet hall, our McArthur Room is located on the 2nd floor. With its 25 foot ceiling, old wooden beams and stone walls it is also the perfect setting for your business or social event of 50 or more guests. The room is entirely carpeted, with a beautiful iron sculpture covering one wall and three deep-set windows overlooking the Byward Market. Please note for capacity of 120 in the McArthur Room the Bar Area must be added.

Capacity 50-120
Sit Down 50-84
Hollow Square 35
Theatre 80
Reception 120
Dimensions 36′ x 24′; ceiling height 22′

The Loft

Our Loft banquet hall features a contemporary gas fireplace, beautiful iron sculpture adorning one wall, and three windows overlooking the courtyard. Located on the 2nd floor adjoining the bar area, the room is ideal if you are looking for banquet halls for smaller gatherings of 45 guests or less. A wonderful venue for receptions and cocktail parties with the addition of the Bar Area, the Loft has also been the site of many beautiful wedding ceremonies

Capacity 30 to 60
Sit Down 45
Hollow Square 28
Theatre 45
Reception 30-60
Dimensions 29′ x 18′; ceiling height 14′

The Bar

The bar area joins the McArthur Room to the Loft Room. It features two windows that look directly on to our beautiful courtyard, and a gorgeous granite-topped bar. This area can be rented in combination with either 2nd floor room to create a private bar and reception space for your event.

Capacity 10-40
Sit Down N/A
U-Shape N/A
Hollow Square N/A
Theatre N/A
Reception 30

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The Top Floor

Our Top Floor consists of the use of all 3 rooms on our beautiful 2nd floor, The McArthur Room, the Loft Room, and the Bar Area which links the 2 rooms. Rental of this space ensures complete privacy for your event.

Capacity 50 to 175
Split Sit Down 129 (84 in McArthur Room and 45 in Loft Room)
Reception 170
Dimensions 29′ x 18′; ceiling height 14′

The Dawson Room

The Dawson banquet hall is located on the main level, with four windows facing directly on to the courtyard. This private banquet hall is the perfect size for smaller functions such as wedding rehearsal dinners, business meetings, and VIP events.

Capacity 15-30
Sit Down 24
Hollow Square 16
Theatre 24
Reception 30
Dimensions 12′ x 18′; ceiling height 10′
Capacity 10-30

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The Courtyard Patio

Our outdoor patio is renowned as one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Away from the noise and bustle of the streets, our cobblestoned courtyard patio is open from May until September nan can seat up to 60 guests.

Please contact us for more details.