There are two sites available for wedding ceremonies on NCC lands: one at Rockcliffe Park in Ottawa, and one at the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park.

Reservations are required to host weddings at these sites, and fees are applicable.

Note that, due to the pandemic, some options or services may not be available. Please carefully review and follow the latest guidelines from local and provincial health authorities.

Rockcliffe Pavilion

Early May to August (weather permitting)

Overlooking the Ottawa River and the picturesque shoreline of Gatineau, the pavilion is an exquisite, open-air gazebo. The Rockcliffe Pavilion is available for wedding ceremonies only - not receptions. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost

  • 2021: $460 for three hours ($125 per additional hour), plus HST

Fees are subject to change.

Capacity
100 people seated or 150 standing

Services and Equipment

  • Electricity is not available.
  • No services or equipment are available at the site. You will need to bring your own chairs.
  • Public washrooms are available
  • Limited parking is available for free in Rockcliffe Park.
  • Additional free parking is available nearby, along Lisgar Road.

Requirements
The use of confetti, flower petals, rice, alcohol and signage is prohibited. Please leave the site as you found it.

Wedding Photography
Rockcliffe Park is a popular site for photographs, and is open and free to everyone. Reserving the pavilion does not give you special rights over other visitors who may wish to take photographs in the park.

Reservation

Until further notice, reservations for the Rockcliffe Pavilion will not be accepted for 2023.

Caltrio
Telephone: 613-738-5353
Email: reservations@caltrio.com

Mackenzie King Estate

June to Mid-September (weather permitting)*
*Not available on weekends of Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day.

With spectacular grounds and gardens, the Mackenzie King Estate offers a perfect natural backdrop for your special day. The Mackenzie King Estate grounds are available for small wedding ceremonies.

Venue
Wedding ceremonies can be held at three predetermined sites around the Mackenzie King Estate. A reservation is required, and your contract must be signed and all fees paid at least 30 days prior to your event. 

Cost

  • $460 ($125 per additional hour), taxes not included

Fees are subject to change.

    Capacity
    The Mackenzie King Estate is best suited for small wedding ceremonies. The three predetermined sites have varying capacities, but generally accommodate approximately 40 standing guests. Note that, to ensure the best experience, there can be only one wedding per day at the Mackenzie King Estate.

    Services and Equipment

    • Electricity is not available.
    • No sound amplification equipment is allowed on the site.
    • Public washrooms are available during regular hours of operation.
    • Paid parking is available on-site. Parking passes can be purchased in advance for your guests.

    Requirements
    The use of confetti, flower petals, rice, alcohol and signage is prohibited. Please leave the site as you found it.

    Wedding Photography
    The Mackenzie King Estate is a popular location for wedding photos. If you are coming to the Estate simply for photos, the only cost is the Gatineau Park parking fee.

    We encourage photography throughout the grounds. Please note that the ruins and stone walls are historic structures to be conserved. For this reason and for your own safety, climbing on the ruins and other structures is strictly prohibited.

    Reservation

    To hold a wedding ceremony at the Mackenzie King Estate, send a request to MKEDMK@ncc-ccn.ca.