Galas & Socials

Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre is the perfect setting to host your reception within the Ottawa Region.

We have the perfect venue for your next gathering. Our venue is ideal for:

  • Cocktail parties
  • Corporate retreats & holiday parties
  • Fundraising events
  • Birthday, anniversary, baby showers, baptisms and engagement parties
  • Gala’s, proms and semi-formals

We offer the perfect menu for any style of event. We are pleased to accommodate any allergies and dietary restrictions. Our culinary and event staff are on-site to ensure your event wows your guests while providing you a stress free experience from beginning to end.

Social Buffet Menu's start at $40 per person.

Below are just a few features of our Reception capabilities:

  • Rooms that divide into separate salons and accommodate from 40 to 800 people
  • Newly renovated and complete with high ceilings and fairy tale chandeliers
  • Handsome central bar in sky-lit lobby
  • Spacious, luxurious, and elegant surroundings
  • Superior services and catering expertise
  • Bountiful international food choices and exquisite customizable culinary offerings
  • Personalized consultation with event planner
  • Expansive local network of related service providers eg. designers, entertainers
  • Limitless room set up options with varying table sizes for up to 12 guests at a round table
  • Microphones and podiums provided
  • Projector and screen available on site
  • Secure wireless internet access
  • Free on-site parking is available
  • Close to major highway and arteries
  • Moments away from Ottawa’s best hotels

Galas & Socials Menus

Included below is a sample menu to get you started.
Please contact us to help you create your customized menu.

  • Standard Hot Hors D'oeuvres

    Mini Pork Egg Rolls
    Mini Vegetarian Spring Rolls
    Cheese Bites
    Jalapeno Poppers
    Assorted Savoury Puffs
    Breaded Shrimp
    Cocktail Sausages
    Assorted Mini Quiche

    Deluxe Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Caps
    Baked Escargot in Phyllo Pastry
    Chicken Satay
    Lamb Spiedini
    Candied Salmon Skewers
    Meatball in Mushroom Sauce
    Frenched Chicken Wing
    Carrot & Ginger Soup Shooters
    Arancini
    Mac & Cheese Balls

    Standard Cold Canapés

    Chicken Bouchée
    Baby Shrimp in Puff Pastry
    Salmon Mousse on Pumpernickel
    Salami and Cheese Brochettes
    Devilled Eggs
    Tuna in Puff Pastry
    Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese

    Deluxe Cold Canapés

    Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel
    Mini Shrimp Cocktail
    Assorted Sushi & California Rolls
    Brie Wedge on Crostini Fig Jam
    Tomato Bocconcini Skewers
    Mini Ham & Cheese Focaccia
    Prosciutto and Melon

    Cannoli Station

    Traditional / Chocolate Dip Cannoli Shells
    Sweetened Ricotta
    Pistachio Ricotta Filling
    Crushed Almonds
    Crushed Pistachio
    Maraschino Cherries
    Powdered & Cinnamon Sugar
    Nutella
    Peanut Butter Drizzle

  • Dinner Buffet #1

    Roasted Chicken
    Penne Tomato Basil Sauce
    Roasted Potatoes
    Seasoned Vegetables
    Garden Salad
    Coleslaw
    Caesar Salad
    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Rolls and Butter
    Vanilla Bean Cake
    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #2

    Roasted Beef au Jus
    Penne Tomato Basil Sauce
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Seasoned Vegetables
    Garden Salad
    Coleslaw
    Pasta Salad
    Caesar Salad
    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Rolls and Butter
    Strawberry Shortcake
    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #3

    Roasted Beef au Jus
    Roast Chicken
    Penne Tomato Basil Sauce
    Rice Pilaf
    Roasted Potatoes
    Seasoned Vegetables
    Garden Salad
    Coleslaw
    Pasta Salad
    Tuscan Bean Salad
    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Rolls and Butter
    Boston Cream Cake
    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #5

    Roast Beef au Jus
    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Salmon Lemon Butter Sauce
    Fried Calamari
    Breaded Zucchini Sticks
    Penne Alfredo Sauce
    Meat Lasagna
    Rice Pilaf
    Roasted Potatoes
    Seasoned Vegetables
    Tomato Bocconcini Salad
    Seafood Salad
    Garden Salad
    Cole Slaw
    Mediterranean Salad
    Tuscan Bean Salad
    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts
    International Cheeses on Butcher's Block
    Rolls and Butter
    Assorted Pastries
    Cake Squares
    Chocolate Fondue Fountain
    Fruit Platter
    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #4

    Roast Beef au Jus
    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Fried Calamari
    Breaded Zucchini Sticks
    Penne Rose Sauce
    Rice Pilaf
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Seasoned Vegetables
    Garden Salad
    Tomato Bocconcini Salad
    Mediterranean Salad
    Tuscan Bean Salad
    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts and Cheeses
    Rolls and Butter
    Assorted Cake Squares
    Fruit Platter
    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

  • Plated Dinner #1
    Soup

    Minestrone

    Garden Salad

    Spring Mix
    Romaine Lettuce
    Carrots
    Tomato
    Cucumber

    Main Course

    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Rice Pilaf
    Roasted Potatoes
    Seasonal Vegetables

    Dessert

    Chocolate Cake

    Drinks

    Coffee (regular, decaffeinated)
    Selection of Fine & Herbal Teas

    Plated Dinner #2
    Soup

    Tomato Bisque

    Caesar Salad

    Romaine Lettuce
    Crispy Bacon
    Parmigiano
    Croutons

    Main Course

    Roast Prime Rib au Jus
    Roast Potatoes
    Seasonal Vegetables

    Dessert

    Boston Cream Cake

    Drinks

    Coffee (regular, decaffeinated)
    Selection of Fine & Herbal Teas

    Plated Dinner #3
    pEnne Pasta

    Tomato Basil Sauce

    Salad

    Fresh Bocconcini & Tomato Salad

    Main Course

    Atlantic Salmon Lemon Dill Sauce
    Rice Pilaf
    Seasonal Vegetables

    Dessert

    Tiramisu

    Drinks

    Coffee (regular, decaffeinated)
    Selection of Fine & Herbal Teas

    Plated Dinner #4
    Italian AntiPasto

    Prosciutto
    Melon
    Cured Meats
    Marinated Vegetables
    Tomato Bocconcini

    Garden Salad

    Spring Mix
    Romaine Lettuce
    Carrots
    Tomato
    Cucumber

    Main Course

    Filet Mignon au Jus
    Roast Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack

    Dessert

    Crêpe
    Bavarian Custard
    Fresh Berries

    Drinks

    Coffee (regular, decaffeinated)
    Selection of Fine & Herbal Teas

    Plated Dinner #5
    Soup

    Carrot & Ginger

    Salmon 3-ways

    Smoked
    Tartare
    Candied

    Spinach Salad

    Baby Spinach
    Mandarin Slices
    Roasted Almonds
    Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

    Main Course

    (Choice of one: must pre-order 10 days prior to event date and seating assignment due 7 days prior to event date)
    Veal Chop or Jumbo Shrimp or Braised Short Rib
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack

    Dessert

    Panna Cotta
    Fresh Berries
    Coulis

    Drinks

    Coffee (regular, decaffeinated)
    Selection of Fine & Herbal Teas

  • Packages
    Southern BBQ

    Jalapeño Poppers
    Cheese Bites
    Devilled Eggs
    Sliders Station: Hot Dog, Hamburger, Pulled Pork
    Cornbread
    Baked Beans
    Coleslaw
    Potato Salad

    SAN MARCO

    Assorted Standard Hot Hors D’oeuvres
    Chef-carved Pork Loin Fig Relish Station
    Assorted Pizza
    Italian Antipasto Platter
    Crudité with Creamy Garlic Dip

    INTERNATIONAL

    Assorted Deluxe Hot Hors D’oeuvres and Cold Canapés
    Chef-Carved Chimichurri Roast Beef Station
    Assorted Mini Taco Station

    PLATINUM

    Assorted Sushi & California Rolls
    Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel
    Mini Shrimp Cocktail
    Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Cap
    Chicken Satay
    Lamb Spiedini
    Carrot & Ginger Soup Shooter
    Chef-Carved Chateaubriand Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace Station
    Deluxe Cheese Board and Assorted Deli
    Jumbo Shrimp Ice Tower
    Whole Decorated Poached Salmon
    Raw Oysters

    Standard Hot Hors D'oeuvres

    Mini Pork Egg Rolls
    Mini Vegetarian Spring Rolls
    Cheese Bites
    Jalapeno Poppers
    Assorted Savoury Puffs
    Breaded Shrimp
    Cocktail Sausages
    Assorted Mini Quiche

    Deluxe Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Caps
    Baked Escargot in Phyllo Pastry
    Chicken Satay
    Lamb Spiedini
    Candied Salmon Skewers
    Meatball in Mushroom Sauce
    Frenched Chicken Wing
    Carrot & Ginger Soup Shooters
    Arancini
    Mac & Cheese Balls

    Standard Cold Canapés

    Chicken Bouchée
    Baby Shrimp in Puff Pastry
    Salmon Mousse on Pumpernickel
    Salami and Cheese Brochettes
    Devilled Eggs
    Tuna in Puff Pastry
    Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese

    Deluxe Cold Canapés

    Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel
    Mini Shrimp Cocktail
    Assorted Sushi & California Rolls
    Brie Wedge on Crostini Fig Jam
    Tomato Bocconcini Skewers
    Mini Ham & Cheese Focaccia
    Prosciutto and Melon

    Cannoli Station

    Traditional / Chocolate Dip Cannoli Shells
    Sweetened Ricotta
    Pistachio Ricotta Filling
    Crushed Almonds
    Crushed Pistachio
    Maraschino Cherries
    Powdered & Cinnamon Sugar
    Nutella
    Peanut Butter Drizzle


  • Christmas Buffet Dinner

    Choice of 4 starter items
    Hearty Vegetable Minestrone, Potato Leek, Roasted Tomato Bisque,  Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
    Carrot Ginger Soup, Pasta e Fagioli,Tuscan Bean Soup, Garden Salad  Kale & Quinoa Salad, Potato Salad,Mediterranean Salad, Coleslaw, Caesar Salad, Crudite and Creamy Garlic Dip
    To Add Starter Items:
    Add $3 Hummus and Pita
    Add $5 Penne Tomato Sauce
    Add $3 Caprese Salad
    Add $5 Deli and Cheese Platter
    Choice of 2 meat items
    Roast Beef au Jus, Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy
    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce, Meat Lasagna
    To Add or Upgrade Meat Item:
    Add $7 Prime Rib au Jus
    Add $5 Veal Chop
    Add $5 Shrimp Skewer (3pcs)
    Add $5 Chicken Bocconcini
    Add $5 Braised Short Rib
    Add $5 Osso Buco
    Choice of 2 side items
    Roast Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Penne Tomato Sauce, Roman Rice
    Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Root Vegetables, Brussel Sprouts Candied Bacon
    Southern Kale & Collard Greens, Honey Glazed Carrots
    To Upgrade Side Items:
    Add $2 Rapini Garlic Olive Oil
    Add $2 Stacked Vegetables
    Add $2 Sweet Potato (mashed or roasted)
    Add $2 Ratatouille
    Choice of 2 dessert items (platter per table)
    Cake: Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Boston Cream or Carrot, Bread Pudding Whiskey Maple Sauce, Chocolate Mousse
    Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
    To Upgrade Dessert Item:
    Add $2 Tiramisu Cups
    Add $2 Crème Brûlée
    Add $2 Mini Panna Cotta Fruit Coulis
    Add $2 Mini Cannoli
    Add $3 Assorted House-made Pastries
    Add $4 Chocolate Fondue Fountain
    Inclusions:
    Sala’s Famous Pizza for late night snack. Dinner Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea and Decaf

    Christmas Plated Dinner

    Bruschetta
    First Course
    Choice of 1 starter Item

    Hearty Vegetable Minestrone, Potato Leek Soup, Roasted Tomato Bisque, Carrot Ginger Soup
    Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Garden Salad, Kale & Quinoa Salad  Mediterranean Salad
    To Add Second Course:
    Add $5 Arancini
    Add $7 Penne Tomato Sauce
    Add $7 Caprese Salad
    Add $12 Tuna Tartare Avocado Cucumber Mash
    Entrée
    Choice of 1 meat item

    Roast Beef au Jus, Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy
    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce, Meat Lasagna
    To Upgrade Meat Item:
    Add $7 Prime Rib au Jus
    Add $5 Veal Chop
    Add $5 Shrimp Skewer (3pcs)
    Add $5 Chicken Bocconcini
    Add $5 Braised Short Rib
    Add $5 Osso Buco
    Choice of 2 side item
    Roast Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Penne Tomato Sauce, Roman Rice
    Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Root Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts Candied Bacon
    Southern Kale & Collard Greens, Honey Glazed Carrots
    To Upgrade Side Items:
    Add $2 Rapini Garlic Olive Oil
    Add $2 Stacked Vegetables
    Add $2 Sweet Potato (mashed or roasted)
    Add $2 Ratatouille
    Dessert
    Choice of 1 dessert item

    Cake: Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Boston Cream or Carrot, Bread Pudding Whiskey Maple Sauce, Chocolate Mousse
    To Upgrade Dessert Item:
    Add $2 Tiramisu
    .Add $2 Crepe Bavarian Cream Fresh Berries
    Add $2 Panna Cotta Fruit Coulis
    Add $2 Crème Brûlée
    Inclusions:
    Sala’s Famous Pizza for late night snack. Dinner Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea and Decaf

    Christmas Lunch Buffet

    Choice of 1 soup item
    (add $2 per additional choice)

    Hearty Vegetable Minestrone, Potato Leek,
    Roasted Tomato Bisque, Carrot Ginger
    Cream of Wild Mushroom
    Choice of 2 salad items
    (add $2 per additional choice)

    Garden, Kale and Quinoa,Tuscan Bean, Pasta
    Mediterranean, Caesar, Coleslaw, Potato
    Choice of 1 meat item
    (add $5 per additional choice)

    Roast Beef au Jus, Roast Chicken,Broiled Salmon
    Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy,Meat Lasagna
    Choice of 1 side item
    (add $2 per additional choice)

    Roast Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Penne Tomato Sauce,Roman Rice
    Choice of 1 vegetable item
    (add $2 per additional choice)

    Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables,
    Roasted Squash and Root Vegetables
    Kale & Collard Greens, Honey Glazed Carrots
    Choice of 1 dessert item (platter per table)
    (add $2 per additional choice)

    Cake Squares: Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Carrot,
    Boston Cream or Assortment of 3
    Bread Pudding Whiskey Maple Sauce
    Chocolate Mousse

    Inclusions:
    Dinner Rolls and Butter
    Coffee, tea and Decaf
     

    Christmas Plated Lunch

    Bruschetta
    Choice of 1 starter Item
    Garden Salad, Kale & Quinoa Salad
    Mediterranean Salad, Caesar Salad
    Carrot Ginger Soup, Minestrone
    Cream of Mushroom Soup
    Choice of 1 meat item
    Roast Beef au Jus
    Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy
    Chicken Scaloppini White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Meat Lasagna
    Choice of 2 side items

    Roast Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Penne Tomato Sauce, Roman Rice,
    Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
    Kale & Collard Greens, Honey Glazed Carrots
    Choice of 1 dessert item
    Cake: Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake,
    Boston Cream or Carrot
    Bread Pudding Whiskey Maple Sauce, Chocolate Mousse
    Inclusions:
    Dinner Rolls and Butter
    Coffee, tea and Decaf