Wedding Planning

Experience Unforgettable Weddings at Britannia Yacht Club

Welcome to Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa's Premier Wedding Venue

When it comes to creating your dream wedding, Britannia Yacht Club offers a unique and picturesque setting unlike any other wedding venue in Ottawa. With a breathtaking view of the Ottawa River and exceptional customer service tailored to each unique couple, we are here to make your big day perfectly unforgettable.

Our Ottawa
Wedding Venue

Nestled within our rustic clubhouse are fully equipped catering facilities led by an incredible kitchen team. Our Upper Deck banquet room, overlooking the Ottawa River, can accommodate up to 120 guests, providing full dining and bar service. For more intimate gatherings, our Sunset Lounge, with its spectacular panoramic view, is ideal for weddings of up to 30 guests.

Customized Wedding
Experience at BYC

At Britannia Yacht Club, we believe in tailoring your wedding to suit your unique vision. We don’t offer standard wedding “packages.” Instead, we work closely with each couple to create a personalized wedding experience that fits your needs and budget.

Leave the Logistics to Us

Our Expert Wedding Planners Make the Difference

Our dedicated wedding planners understand that every detail matters. Our goal is to customize your wedding day to ensure it reflects your unique vision. From linens to timelines, menus to floor plans, we work with you every step of the way. With our experienced team, you can trust that your day will truly represent your personalities.

Our Services Include:

Personalized wedding planning tailored to your vision.

On-site coordination on your special day.

Complimentary food tasting for the Bride and Groom upon booking.

Flexible timelines to suit your needs.

Expert wedding planning advice and tools to make your journey stress-free.

Wedding Venue Rental Information

Upper Deck

Capacity:
120 for sit-down meal, 150 for cocktail-style reception

Rental Rate:
$3,800.00 + HST for 2024

Sunset Room

Capacity:
28 for sit-down meal, 40 for cocktail-style reception (Fridays or Sundays only during peak season May-October)

Rental Rate:
$2,000.00 + HST for 2024

Please note, space for dancing depends on the number of guests.

Our Wedding Venue Rentals Include:

  • Day-of wedding coordination by our Events Manager and staff
    Hosting your ceremony outside under the marquee tent (1 hour) or on the front lawn
  • All linens (chair covers for indoors, full-length table linens in a variety of colors, overlays, napkins, head table, and additional tables)
  • Ceiling decor and lighting provided (Upper Deck only)
  • Free parking for all your guests
  • All tables, chairs, and place settings
  • Podium and microphone
  • Screen and projector
  • Coffee and tea service
  • Staffing (servers and bartenders)
  • Cake cutting

Additional Information

Please note, we do require couples to use our catering and alcohol services, but you can bring in your own late-night snacks. We require a minimum of 75 guests for a Saturday wedding during peak season (May-October).

Perks for Choosing BYC as Your Ottawa Wedding Venue

As a special thank you for choosing to host your wedding with us, you will receive a complimentary couple’s social membership for the summer season of your wedding year, a value of over $600.00. This membership includes tennis, use of the clubhouse bar and restaurant services, access to the marquee tent, and member events. You are also welcome to bring guests to the club.

A Note from The BYC Events Manager,
Katherine Alvarenga

Greetings!

Many Thanks for your interest in BYC for your wedding! We would be honoured to be part of your special day! We have a unique location unlike any other in Ottawa with a picturesque view of the Ottawa River and exceptional customer service tailored to each unique couple. Our goal is to customize your wedding day to ensure it perfectly represents you. I will help to customize and tailor a specific plan to suit your vision. Customer service is very important to us; as such we work with you every step of the way to plan your special day. From the linens, to timelines, to the menu and floor plan you can be assured your day will reflect your personalities!
I will also be on-site the day of your wedding to coordinate the set up and ceremony and work with my staff to ensure you have a stress-free day!

We Offer many perks including on the day coordination for your special day (Offered by yours truly!), a free tasting for the Bride and Groom upon booking to try out your proposed wedding menu, flexible timelines and Wedding planning advice and tools!

For available wedding dates, please feel free to contact me. 

I would love to have the opportunity to show you all BYC has to offer during a site tour. Just let me know what would work best with your schedule! For help with your wedding planning, please see our Wedding Planning Checklist.pdf

I am always here and happy to help, so please do not hesitate to contact me at any time for additional information or if you have any questions!

I look forward to working with you on your special day here at BYC!

Contact Information:

Katherine Alvarenga
Events Manager
Britannia Yacht Club
Phone: 613-828-5167
Email: info@byc.ca

Additional Wedding Planning Resource Downloads

For full wedding information and menu options download our wedding information package

LOCAL NETWORK OF TOP-NOTCH VENDORS

The People & Teams We Rely On to Produce Memorable Events at BYC

Our goal is to make your event a big success. From many years of experience we have developed strong relationships with various suppliers who continually provide exceptional service. Please feel free to contact these vendors knowing that you will be treated well!

Ready to Begin Your Wedding Journey with Britannia Yacht Club?

Contact us today to take the first step toward making your dream wedding a reality. Our dedicated Events Manager, Kimberley Stacey, is here to assist you every step of the way.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to schedule a site tour. We’re excited to help you create your special day here at BYC!

Create your Dream Wedding

Weddings & Wedding Planning FAQ's

Britannia Yacht Club offers two main event spaces for weddings: the Upper Deck, which can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down meal or 150 for a cocktail-style reception, and the Sunset Room, ideal for smaller weddings of up to 28 guests for a sit-down meal or 40 for a cocktail-style reception.

Yes, couples are welcome to bring in their own late-night snacks to personalize their wedding experience.

Yes, we require a minimum of 75 guests for a Saturday wedding during the peak season.

We offer a variety of platters for your cocktail hour, including a cured meat platter with pickled vegetables, a three-dip platter with hummus, bruschetta, and artichoke spinach, seasonal vegetables with dip, fresh fruit platter, shrimp with house-made seafood sauce, artisan cheese board, assorted petit fours desserts, and various canapés.

Yes, we offer vegetarian meal options, including mushroom ravioli, chana masala, and eggplant parmesan tower. We also have children’s meal options for children aged 12 and under, such as chicken fingers and fries, mini cheese pizza and fries, and mac n’ cheese with a warm dinner roll.

You are welcome to serve your wedding cake or provide your own homemade or professional bakery dessert. There is no cake cutting fee at BYC.

Absolutely, yes! At Britannia Yacht Club, we are dedicated to making your wedding day as special and personalized as possible. We understand that couples often have unique tastes and preferences when it comes to their wedding menu. Whether you have specific dietary requirements, cultural preferences, or unique culinary ideas in mind, our experienced catering team is here to accommodate your every request.

 

Our commitment to culinary excellence means that we can create a customized menu tailored to your desires and needs. If you have specific dishes, ingredients, or even family recipes that you’d like to incorporate into your wedding menu, just let us know, and we’ll work closely with you to bring your culinary vision to life.

 

Your wedding day should reflect your individuality, and that includes the food you and your guests will enjoy. So, feel free to share your special menu requests with us, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure your wedding feast is a delectable and memorable experience for you and your guests.

We recommend starting your wedding planning about 1 year to 10 months before your desired wedding date. This allows you to secure your venue, finalize important details, and begin booking major vendors.