Your Exclusive Wedding Venue


Make the most of your special day at The Grand Hotel,
Ottawa’s exclusive and affordable wedding venue.

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Our venue is steeped in a rich history. It was built in 1872 and offers 16 rooms, a gorgeous banquet hall,
fine dining restaurant and old-English style pub, aptly named, Smith & Barrel. See it for yourself
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Our venue features a beautiful and luxurious banquet hall, which makes for
a extraordinary place for guests to enjoy fine dining during their visit for a wedding, special event or banquet.
See it for yourself through our virtual tour.


Featuring sumptuous interior decor and a world of luxurious finishing touches,
The Carleton Room is the perfect space for small weddings, fine dining and any special event.
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The Grand Hotel is an English themed wedding venue located in Carleton Place, which is just southwest of Ottawa, Ontario. With many rooms, a gourmet restaurant, 5 star pub and various large spaces, we are the perfect space for weddings and large gatherings.

The Grand Hotel specializes in making your dream wedding or group event a success. The difference between a good wedding and a great one is all in the details. We accommodate traditional sit down dinner weddings up to 160 people, and cocktail style receptions up to 250.




The difference between a good wedding and a great wedding is all in the details. As a premium wedding venue, we give it our all to ensure that your special day is coordinated, properly scheduled and that every small detail has been handled with great care.

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From our Edwardian-inspired master suite to 15 elegant guest rooms, The Grant Hotel features the elegance and style for each and every guest – even those with high demands. Our rooms offer decadent amenities, a beautiful blend of modern and vintage.

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Experience old world dining at its finest. The Grand Hotel offers an incredibly high end, locally sourced, seasonally driven, gourmet cuisine prepared by a top executive chef. Along with that, we deliver on our promise to provide you with impeccable, doting service.

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Our dining experience can be fully customized to make your special day unique. Whether it be the appetizer, entree, dessert or all of the above, we can make it happen. The Grand Hotel features one-of-a-kind dining that’ll leave a long-lasting impression on all your guests.

Fully Customizable Menu

We’ll work with your desires to create the dining experience of your dreams. Our dining experience is fully flexible and can incorporate a variety of dishes, custom for your wedding or event.

Professional 5-Star Chef

Our luxury dining experience is made possible by our Executive Chef, Jordan Forester. With nearly three decades of experience, Jordan offers a suite of possibilities to craft your first-class dining experience.

Liquor License

Connected to our sophisticated old-english pub, the Smith & Barrel, The Grand Hotel is fully equipped and licensed to provide alcohol for your wedding day.




The Grand Hotel hosted our daughter’s wedding and the staff made sure that everything was perfect.

Superb attention to detail, excellent service and a beautiful facility. The food was divine. The bridal suite was amazing.

I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone planning a special event.

– Robert Chapman


Cannot say enough good things about this place!

My wife and I choose to have our wedding here, because the venue and hotel we thought would cater well to our wedding size of just over 60 people.

We were not disappointed, and even blown away by the service and food quality. Nothing could have gone better!


– Michael Hosken


My daughter had her wedding reception at the grand hotel and the rooms were all booked by our family. Steve and his staff were extraordinary.

Every single request was fulfilled quickly and joyfully from the towels to the coffee maker to the coffee at the reception.

Great attention to detail and most accomodating. It was an amazing experience for our family and they made it so.. I highly recommend this fine establishment for whatever your pleasure.
– Neil Tilk


A hidden gem. This hotel has a beautiful aesthetic, wonderful service and the best bar/restaurant around.

The decor is really interesting, I can see why it’s a destination for weddings.

The rooms are clean and modern and the beds are better than what you’d find at a chain hotel. Overall excellent value for money.


– Joseph Slonimsky


I have continuously been impressed by the decor & the beauty of the newly renovated, beautiful heritage building.

What a beautiful experience! From the amazing food & the personalized service, every detail was taken into consideration.

I would highly recommend The Grand as a venue for anyone looking for a personalized experience & a cozy atmosphere.


– Erica Zwicker


The upstairs of the pub was a perfect cocktail hour venue!

The owner’s suite was a great place to get ready the morning of

Venue is beautiful on its own, and staff did an outstanding job with setting everything up and adding my special touches


– Annabelle Gallaza


Steve and the entire staff made our wedding day the most perfect day.

The food was incredible thanks to their amazing chef, and we continue to get compliments from guests.

They also paid special attention to accommodating guest meals for those with allergies.


– Catherine Rioux


They catered to every wish and accommodation requested. Our wedding day felt effortless!

From the gorgeous Venue, comfortable rooms, amazing service and outstanding food and drinks everything was absolutely perfect!

We highly recommend the Grand Hotel for your wedding venue!


– Emily and Andrew Hogg


Look no further for the PERFECT wedding/event venue.

We travelled from New Zealand to celebrate our wedding, Steve and his team did everything to make our day special and relaxed, in the end, they felt like family.

We cannot say enough good things, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


– Erika Lackey-Ruwald


Thank you so much Steve for making our wedding day so wonderful.

Our friends and family cannot stop raving about how much attention to detail Steve and his team put into every aspect of our special day!

We can’t wait to attend future events at this venue, as it holds such a special place in our hearts.


– Katie Regimbald