Formerly Lakeside Gardens, the Ron Kolbus-Lakeside Centre is situated in west Ottawa’s historic Britannia Park, which provides a beautiful backdrop for your picture-perfect event. Located on 62 acres of picturesque parkland, the Ron Kolbus-Lakeside Centre has a 300-person capacity banquet hall, liquor-licensed patios, and small meeting rooms. Features such as a performance stage, lighting system, on-site technical staff, full bar and kitchen facilities and free parking, make it a popular venue for wedding receptions, reunions, recitals and cultural activities, fundraisers, corporate functions, conferences and trade shows. It also includes such unique amenities as a swimming beach and picnic area, Heritage Trolley Station and Gazebo picnic sites, play structures, a windsurfing launch site, and an open grass pier surrounded by an accessible pathway and boardwalk. Our helpful staff will ensure your next event is an unqualified success!
The Atrium features floor-length windows on three sides, allowing for an abundance of natural light in this welcoming room. The 1,081 square-foot space also features a clear view to the beach and is well suited for networking events and cocktail receptions. Countertops around the room make food service an easy task.
The main room in this large facility, the Banquet Hall boasts a stage, sound system, disco ball, dance floor and adjustable lighting, making it an ideal venue for events such as weddings, recitals, performances and conferences. This 3,627 square-foot space also offers a beautiful beach view and amenities such as a kitchen, bar, dressing rooms, mezzanine and coatroom.
The 3,382 square foot covered Beach Patio features a lovely view of the beach. This small liquor licensable outdoor patio is perfect for receptions, reunions and gatherings it includes charcoal BBQs, tables and chairs, as well as access to electrical power. This space is often used in combination with the Atrium or the Banquet Hall as an outdoor extension.
The Beach Room features full-length windows that let in plenty of natural light and a door with direct access to the beach. This 504 square-foot room is appropriate for small meetings and birthday parties.
The Garden Room is a private meeting space with separate access to the park. This 1,012 square foot room is ideal for business meetings, small banquets and reunions and comes with convenient amenities such as audio-visual equipment and private washroom.
Enclosed by a 5-foot fence, the 16,884 square-foot Outdoor Patio is a large, versatile space with access to electrical power. It features charcoal BBQs, picnic tables, outdoor washrooms, an upper terrace, and gate access to a grass pier and the beach. The liquor licensable outdoor patio is perfect for receptions, reunions and larger gatherings. Easily accommodates free-standing tents with an option to reserve the Banquet Hall for unpredictable weather.