“It was so beautiful! And exactly what we were looking for. I can’t believe how friendly the staff were, and you took care of all of our little details. I really felt looked after and our day couldn’t have been more perfect.” Simone & Eric, September 2014
A unique wedding venue, the Courtyard houses 3 private 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, and has large windows looking out on to our courtyards. The Courtyard’s warmth, charm and elegance as a wedding venue is evident in every aspect of the beautiful historic building and is sure to impress your guests.
The McArthur Room
The Courtyard’s largest room, our McArthur Room is located on the 2nd floor. With it’s impressive 25 foot ceiling, old wooden beams and stone walls it is the perfect setting for a wedding of 50 or more guests. The room has a beautiful iron sculpture covering one wall and 3 deep set windows overlooking the ByWard Market.
- Capacity – 50 to 120
- Seated Meal – 80
- Cocktail Reception – 120
- Wedding Ceremony – 84 (seated)
- Floor Plans / Seating Arrangements for McArthur Room
The Loft Room
Our Loft Room features a contemporary gas fireplace, beautiful iron sculpture adorning one wall, and 3 windows overlooking the Clarendon courtyard. Located on the 2nd floor, the Loft is perfect for smaller weddings of up to 45 guests.
- Capacity – 30 to 60
- Seated Meal – 45
- Cocktail Reception – 60
- Wedding Ceremony – 45 (seated)
- Floor Plans / Seating Arrangements for Loft Room
The Bar Area
The bar area joins the McArthur Room to the Loft Room, and features 2 windows that look directly out on to our courtyard, and a gorgeous granite-topped bar. This area can be rented in combination with either the McArthur Room or Loft Room to create a private bar and reception space for your wedding.
Exclusive Use of our Top Floor
Our 2nd floor which consists of the McArthur Room, Loft Room and Bar Area can be reserved to create a completely private space for your wedding. Often our larger weddings will reserve the top floor, and use one room for dining and dancing, and have the second room available for the cocktail reception, as well as late-evening buffet and additional seating away from the dancing.
- Capacity – 20 to 150
- Seated Meal – 120 (divided between 2 rooms)
- Cocktail Reception – 150
- Wedding Ceremony – 84 (seated)
The Dawson Room
The Dawson Room is located on our first level, with 4 windows facing directly on to the courtyard. This smaller private room also has a private bar and reception area directly beside it, and is perfect for smaller weddings of 24 guests or less.
- Capacity – 10 to 24
- Seated Meal – 24 – Floor Plan
- Cocktail Reception – 30
- Wedding Ceremony – 24
- Floor Plans / Seating Arrangements for Dawson Room
The Courtyard Patio
Our outdoor patio is renowned as one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Tucked away from the noise and bustle of the streets, our cobblestoned courtyard patio is available for rental when the entire restaurant is booked for a private event.
- Capacity – 100
- Seated Meal – N/A
- Cocktail Reception – 100
- Wedding Ceremony – N/A