Booking the Elmdale

A venue with character for events of all kinds

Your event is more than a get-together; it’s a story your guests will be telling for years to come.

The Elmdale is a venue with character, for events of all kinds. It was renovated in 2014, and the feel of the original tavern was preserved as a tribute to its unique aesthetic and history. Our rustic, retro-looking, easygoing establishment is unpretentious and casual, yet serves up first-class service and dining.

Events regularly held at the Elmdale include weddings and receptions, corporate events, even birthdays and team banquets. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, live music, or use our projector for their own presentations. In the summer, we can lift the open-air garage door to let the breeze flow through and change the atmosphere.

Executive Chef Michael Radford and staff thrive on crafting dining experiences that guests will talk about, in our licensed establishment with seating capacity of up to 90 people (or as many as 130 standing). Menus are created based on guests’ desires and needs; staff can help with music or the feel of the event, and anything else you require. Our attention to detail and delectable offerings, including oysters, seasonal seafood and local fare are second to none.

So what’s your story? Book your event at the Elmdale and your guests will have an enjoyable, memorable tale to tell. Dates are filling up; call us at 613.728.2848 or email us at to reserve your event date before it’s taken!


What people are saying about events at the Elmdale

What an unforgettable night! Our wedding celebration at the Elmdale completely surpassed our expectations …
— Isabelle Duford

Peter, Michael and Joshua did everything from help us plan our menu to suggest and hire a live band. The atmosphere and food provided the perfect combination of a casual, “in the rec room” feel and top-notch, fine dining …

The Elmdale was the perfect venue for our 120-person wedding. We rented the entire place for the day and held both our ceremony and dinner there. Peter, Chef Radford and the rest of the staff at the Elmdale went the extra mile to ensure our wedding day was exactly what we wanted, including a custom menu to suit our tastes and budget. They worked with our decorator, florist and band to make certain that the day-of set up was complete down to the very last detail. The staff are organized, professional, and made certain that our guests had everything they needed and were having a great time …