Are you planning a special event?

special event

Wabano Centre is a beautiful, centrally located venue with first-rate facilities available to rent for special events. Designed by Douglas Cardinal, this fabulous facility has a distinctive atmosphere that can accommodate a range of events from arts events such as musical or theatrical performances that require staging and theatre style seating, to book launches and poetry readings with a more intimate ambiance.



Our striking open-concept Cultural Gathering Space provides a unique alternative to a hotel venue. The space is ideal for cultural performances such as dance and music with unique acoustics, and a central stage area for performances. Sound and lighting systems can be setup to create different effects. A variety of seating configurations are available to suit any style of event, with balcony seating available for larger events. Separate rooms are available for smaller events, or as rehearsal and break rooms for larger events. 

Fashion Show Orchestra Performance Book Reading


Room Details

For more photos, floor plans, capacity and rental rates please see Room Details

Wabano can provide all the catering for your event. Our kitchen specializes in food with an Aboriginal flair and can accommodate any food sensitivity. We would also be pleased to work with you on menu choices.  


Wabano is located on Montreal Road, less than 10 minutes from the downtown core with convenient access to the Vanier Parkway and the Queensway to accommodate guests from across Ottawa.

Wabano Parking Map

Hold your special event with a social conscience. Wabano is a charitable organization and all proceeds from the rental of event space will be used to fund Wabano’s innovative health, cultural and social programs!

Our dedicated staff will work with you to create a magical event and dazzle your guests in our awe-inspiring building.

To book Wabano for your next special event – please contact our office

Events Office
(613) 748-0657 ext. 275