From, flowers, cake, DJ, Décor and more, we can take care of all the details, making planning your wedding easy, seamless, stress-free and fun!
Our award-winning menus offer you and your guests exquisite fine dining. Local, seasonal and sustainable, it’s our philosophy to bring you the best.
“We loved everything….but the food was amazing. Everyone raved that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We couldn’t be more pleased”
Samantha & Ryan
The Courtyard is well-known as an award-winning destination restaurant in the heart of the Byward Market in downtown Ottawa. Our Executive Chef Simon Brière-Audet changes our menu seasonally to take advantage of using local products at their best. As much as possible, we use sustainable seafood, local and organic produce, and locally-raised hormone-free beef and dairy products.
Using fresh local seasonal ingredients whenever possible, we offer custom choice menus so your guests may order what they like from personalized printed menus on your wedding day! So there is no need to ask for meal selections in advance or to keep complicated spreadsheet tracking!
- Everything you need to enjoy a full meal service including: flatware, stemware, table cloths, napkins, fresh flowers and candles on your dining tables.
- Complete onsite day-of coordination.
- No room rental fees: we work with minimum bills. All food and beverages- including cash bar sales-go towards your minimum bill so that you can have the space for free!
- Personalized consultation with our exclusive vendors for flowers, cake and DJ services.
- Flexible timelines and menus designed for every budget and palate. Lunch or Dinner, design your own menu and let your guests decide!
- Microphone and podium for speeches.
- Cocktail reception offerings in every package!
- Complimentary cake cutting.
- No fees for external vendors.
- Free Wifi.
“We wanted to extend our sincerest thank you to you and all the staff at the Courtyard. We had the time of our lives. Everything exceeded our expectations and you were so great to work with. Not only were you totally organized and completely knowledgeable in everything we asked about, you were funny and so easy to get along with – traits everyone should have in a wedding coordinator!”Ashlea & Andrew
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you and the staff of Courtyard Restaurant for facilitating a PERFECT wedding ceremony and reception. The execution was flawless, the set-ups were beautiful, the service was outstanding, and the food was amazing. Thank you for all your efforts; a job well done.”Anne, Mother of the Bride
“Jordon and I wanted to thank you and the Courtyard staff for all of the work that was put into our wedding. We really appreciated that you took the time to listen to our needs to create the evening of our dreams! You were very attentive to responding to emails within a reasonable time frame, when we met with you, you were very easy to work with, all billing was completed accurately, you handled everything professionally, and I knew I could trust in you to ensure our day ran smoothly. Our guests, along with Jordon and I were very impressed with the food services. Everything tasted amazing! We had complements from all of our guests. All of the service staff went above and beyond and were very friendly with everyone. I was personally impressed with all of the courses served, however, the poutine was my favourite (I will have to stop by and get Ian to make a poutine for me).”Stephanie and Jordon
“On behalf of my husband and I, we would like to express our most genuine and heartfelt thanks to you and the staff for a superb job you did for my daughter’s wedding (Jennifer Chalmers) which was held last Saturday, March 22. It turned out to be the most beautiful, intimate and well-organized wedding I’ve been at in a very long time. Everything was organized to perfection: the room set-up, the decorations, the cordiality towards the guests, etc. The staff was professional, efficient, friendly and so darn nice! It was a real pleasure celebrating this wonderful event at your venue. Please extend our warmest thank you to them all! The guests had nothing but positive feedback on the entire day and especially the food! It was amazing! And so delicious – our warmest compliments to the Chef! A very special thank you to Miranda who coordinated a very tight but very efficient ship! Everything we asked for was there and done quietly, tastefully and professionally. She was a real gem to work with. Kudos to you Miranda! Again, my sincere thanks for a wonderful day! It was definitely a very memorable one too! I would strongly recommend your venue for any event!”Aline, Mother of the Bride
“The décor looked even better than I could have imagined — you did such an amazing job! And all of the food was so delicious. I am just so happy that we decided to go with the Courtyard. We all danced until our feet hurt and all of our guests had a blast – as you probably could see with our liquor bill! The staff was all great and we especially appreciated your positive attitude both at our planning meeting and on the wedding day. We are just overjoyed at the whole experience.”Leigh and Nohé
“We just wanted to thank you for all the work you put into our wedding… especially since we booked on such short notice! All the staff was very friendly and the service was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious. The room was wonderfully decorated. All the guests at our wedding were very pleased and impressed. I have no complaints! I will definitely recommend your restaurant to my friends and family.”Matthew and Adele
“John and I want to congratulate you and the rest of the team at the Courtyard Restaurant for making our daughter’s wedding reception a magical event and one that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Your expert and meticulous planning combined with a professional and cordial staff service resulted in an evening of celebration that ran like clockwork. We’ve already recommended the restaurant and your services as event planner to a number of our friends and family, and we wish you the best of success in future endeavours.”Sandra & John (Parents of Bride)
“THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We had such a fabulous day. Everything went perfectly and a lot of that had to do with your flawless execution of all things wedding. We really appreciated it and in Tim’s words, “You’re an angel.”Rachael and Tim
“Thanks so much for making the day happen the way it did – we had a fabulous time and all the guests were very happy with the service and hospitability provided by the Courtyard staff. In fact, my grandfather cannot stop raving about how nice the waiters and waitresses were!”Meagan and Simon
“I just wanted to write and thank you again for being a part of our big day and, in general, for being great at what you do. We had a truly unforgettable wedding night and you had a big hand in making it exactly what we’d envisioned, so thanks again.”Scott and Erin
“Adele and I were absolutely delighted with the very professional and person-centered service you offered us for our wedding. The day was perfect thanks in no small part to your efforts to set up everything and make it special for us.”Adele and Harvey
“Thank you for the best wedding ever ever ever! You made everything run smoothly, it was flawless! I don’t know how you do it.. every weekend!! Great job!”Veronique and Mathieu