Weddings

Your best wedding venue solution within the Ottawa Region…

Imagine your dream wedding; a magical event full of splendour, happy guests, fantastic food, and the perfect ambiance. At Sala San Marco, design your bespoke wedding with our onsite coordinators and chefs to create your fairy-tale!

Sala San Marco has celebrated thousands of weddings during more than thirty years of service to the Ottawa community.

The newly renovated and spacious Grand Ballroom and Lobby offers an impressive setting for your wedding. At over 8,000 square feet this room features high ceilings, spectacular chandeliers, and luxurious décor to please the eye. A similar upscale experience with fewer guests can be achieved by diving the Grand Ballroom in two salons: the Window Room and the Chandelier Room. For a more intimate setting, the DaVinci Room, on the lower level, is the ideal choice.

Wedding Packages start at $65 per person.

The Grand Ballroom

This room offers an impressive setting for your wedding. The room has over 8,000 square feet of space, high ceilings, spectacular chandeliers and luxurious decor to please the eye.

Recently updated with new fairy-tale chandeliers, flooring and re-fitted 1100 square foot dance floor.

Smaller Events can be accommodated by dividing the Grand Ballroom in to two salons.

The Window Room

A beautiful 5500 square foot room that can seat up to 240 guests.  This room has two gorgeous chandeliers lighting the new hardwood dance floor, new carpeting, a full wall of windows and access to our licensed outdoor patio.

The Chandelier Room

The perfect almost 3000 square foot room to host up to 160 guests. This room has a beautiful chandelier, hardwood dance floor, high ceilings, new carpeting and elegant atmosphere.

The DaVinci Room

A private, intimate 1100 square foot room to host up to 80 guests. This room is furnished with a private bar and fireplace that add the perfect ambiance.

About Our Menus

Sala San Marco encourages the opportunity to create a bespoke culinary experience. Food is professionally prepared entirely on site, while our meat, fish and produce are sourced locally and in season. Our number one priority is the quality of food we serve to our clients and guests. We are proud to fulfill any request, from food allergies, ethic specialties such as Kosher, to specialized products such as a halal menu or organically grown items.

Wedding Menu

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

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch

    Deluxe Antipasto Buffet…
    Station 1

    Raw Oysters | Whole Poached Salmon | Sushi & California Rolls

    Station 2

    Chef Attended Garlic Shrimp Sauté

    Station 3

    Zucchini, Smelts, Calamari | Arancini | Potato Croquettes | Stuffed Mushroom Caps

    Station 4

    Cured Meats | Grilled Marinated Vegetables | Prosciutto and Melon | Italian Olives | Pickled Vegetables | Tomato & Bocconcini | Mussels Marinara | Assorted Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Station 5

    Local Artisan & Imported Cheeses in a Parmigiano Wheel | Bruschetta | Assorted Cold Canapés

    Station 6

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail on Ice Tower | Crab Legs | Seafood Salad | Smoked Salmon on Endive Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic Dressing on the Side

    Served…
    PALATE CLEANSER

    Lemon Sorbet

    AGNOLOTTI

    Ricotta | Spinach | Tomato & Basil Sauce

    ROLLED SALAD

    Spring Mix rolled in English Cucumber | Grape Tomatoes | Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic Dressing on the Side

    MAIN COURSE

    AAA Alberta Filet Mignon | Au Jus Roasted Potatoes | Grilled Vegetable Stack
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    DESSERT

    Tiramisu

    Drinks

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

    Late Night Buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray | Cold Cuts | Cheeses
    Pizza | Assorted Fresh Fruit
    Chocolate Fondue Fountain | Sweet Table
    Ice Sculpture

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch

    Deluxe Antipasto Buffet…
    Station 1

    Raw Oysters
    Whole Poached Salmon
    Sushi & California Rolls

    Station 2

    Chef Attended Garlic Shrimp Sauté

    Station 3

    Zucchini, Smelts, Calamari
    Arancini
    Potato Croquettes
    Stuffed Mushroom Caps

    Station 4

    Cured Meats
    Grilled Marinated Vegetables
    Prosciutto and Melon
    Italian Olives
    Pickled Vegetables
    Tomato & Bocconcini
    Mussels Marinara
    Assorted Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Station 5

    Local Artisan & Imported Cheeses in a Parmigiano Wheel
    Bruschetta
    Assorted Cold Canapés

    Station 6

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail on Ice Tower
    Crab Legs
    Seafood Salad
    Smoked Salmon on Endive Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic Dressing on the Side

    Served…
    PALATE CLEANSER

    Lemon Sorbet

    AGNOLOTTI

    Ricotta | Spinach | Tomato & Basil Sauce

    ROLLED SALAD

    Spring Mix rolled in English Cucumber | Grape Tomatoes | Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic Dressing on the Side

    MAIN COURSE

    AAA Alberta Filet Mignon
    Au Jus Roasted Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    DESSERT

    Tiramisu

    Drinks

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

    Late Night Buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts
    Cheeses
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit
    Chocolate Fondue Fountain
    Sweet Table
    Ice Sculpture

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch
    Assorted Cold Canapés and Hot Hors D’oeuvres 

    Deluxe Antipasto Buffet…
    Station 1

    Raw Oysters
    Whole Poached Salmon
    Sushi & California Rolls

    Station 2

    Chef Attended Garlic Shrimp Sauté

    Station 3

    Zucchini, Smelts, Calamari
    Arancini
    Potato Croquettes
    Stuffed Mushroom Caps

    Station 4

    Cured Meats
    Grilled Marinated Vegetables
    Prosciutto and Melon
    Italian Olives
    Pickled Vegetables
    Tomato & Bocconcini
    Mussels Marinara
    Assorted Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Station 5

    Local Artisan & Imported Cheeses in a Parmigiano Wheel
    Bruschetta
    Assorted Cold Canapés

    Station 6

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail on Ice Tower
    Crab Legs
    Seafood Salad
    Smoked Salmon on Endive Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic Dressing on the Side

    Served…
    TUSCAN TASTE

    Sundried Tomato & Olive Tapenade / Buffalo Mozzarella / Cured Meats & Cheeses 

    STROZZAPRETI PASTA

    Tomato Basil Sauce

    FENNEL SALAD

    Shaved Fennel
    Hearts of Palm
    Beets
    Balsamic Vinaigrette

    SEAFOOD PLATTER

    Fried Smelts
    Calamari
    Mussels
    Shrimp served on Rice Pilaf

    PALATE CLEANSER

    Lemon Sorbet

    Main Course

    Surf & Turf (Nova Scotia Lobster Tail and AAA Alberta Filet Mignon)
    Roasted Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    Dessert

    Panna Cotta
    Fresh Berries
    Coulis

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts
    Cheeses 
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit 
    Chocolate Fondue Fountain
    Sweet Table
    Ice Sculpture 

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch
    Assorted Cold Canapés and Hot Hors D’oeuvres 

    Served…
    Bruschetta

    Tomato
    Garlic
    Olive Oil
    Toasted Crostini

    Salmon 3-Ways

    Smoked
    Candied
    Tartare

    Tri-Coloured Rotini Pasta

    Tomato Basil Sauce

    Spinach Salad

    Baby Spinach
    Mandarin Slices
    Roasted Almonds
    Honey-Dijon Dressing

    Main Course

    Braised Short Rib
    Chianti Reduction 
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack 
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    Dessert

    Crêpe
    Bavarian Custard
    Fresh Berries
    Raspberry Coulis 

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts
    Cheeses
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit 
    Ice Sculpture 

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch
    Assorted Hot Hors D’oeuvres 

    Served…
    Bruschetta

    Tomato
    Garlic
    Olive Oil
    Toasted Crostini

    Italian Antipasto

    Prosciutto
    Melon
    Cured Meats
    Marinated Vegetables
    Tomato Bocconcini 

    Penne Pasta

    Tomato Basil Sauce

    Spinach Salad

    Spring Mix rolled in English Cucumber
    Grape Tomatoes
    Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic dressing on the side

    Main Course

    AAA Alberta Roast Prime Rib
    Au Jus 
    Roast Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack 
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    Dessert

    Baked Alaska

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Cold Cuts
    Cheeses
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit 
    Ice Sculpture 

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch

    Served…
    Bruschetta

    Tomato
    Garlic
    Olive Oil
    Toasted Crostini

    Soup

    Carrot Ginger

    Garden Salad

    Spring Mix
    Romaine Lettuce
    Carrots
    Tomato
    Cucumber 
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic dressing on the side

    Main Course

    Chicken Scaloppini
    White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Rice Pilaf 
    Roasted Potatoes
    Asparagus Spears
    Baby Carrots 

    Dessert

    Strawberry Shortcake

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit 
    Ice Sculpture 

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch
    Assorted Hot Hors D'oeuvres
    Crudité with Dip

    Mezze…

    Kibbeh
    Kibbeh Balls
    Baba Ghanoush
    Stuffed Grape Leaves Hummus
    Meat Pies
    Spinach Pies
    Tabbouleh
    (Mezze Extra available at an additional charge)

    Served…
    Main Course

    Choice of 2 meat items: 1 Chicken Kebab or 1 Beef Kebab
    Rice Pilaf
    Asparagus Spears
    Baby Carrots
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    Dessert

    Strawberry Shortcake

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudités & Relish Tray
    Pizza
    Assorted Fresh Fruit 

    **Halal Meat available upon request at an additional charge**

  • On Arrival…

    Fruit Punch
    Assorted Cold Canapés and Hot Hors D’oeuvres

    Served…
    Bruschetta

    Tomato
    Garlic
    Olive Oil
    Toasted Crostini

    Soup

    Caldo Verde

    Portuguese Antipasto

    Prosciutto Melon
    Chourico
    Marinated Vegetables
    Tomato Bocconcini

    Fish

    Cod Loin on Rice Pilaf

    Rolled Salad

    Mixed Greens rolled in English Cucumber
    Grape Tomatoes
    Julienne Carrots
    Italian Vinaigrette and Creamy Garlic dressing on the side

    Main Course

    Veal Chop
    Roasted Potatoes
    Grilled Vegetable Stack
    Dinner Rolls and Butter

    Dessert

    Vanilla Flan

    Drinks

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

    Late night buffet…

    Crudité
    Relish Tray
    Pizza
    Fruit

    Bifana Station

    Sliced Pork
    Dinner Rolls
    Caramelized Onion
    Tomatoes
    Piri Piri Sauce

    Seafood Buffet

    Whole Lobster
    Crab Legs
    Shrimp Mozambique
    Mussels
    Shrimp Cocktail
    Bacalao Croquettes
    Calamari
    Octopus

    Sweet Table

    Portuguese Tarts
    Assorted Pastries
    Cakes
    Chocolate Fondue Fountain

  • Dinner Buffet #1 (Vegetarian)

    Tropical Fruit Punch
    Zucchini Stick Masala
    Vegetable Pakora
    Bhindi Tomato
    Pepper Paneer
    Chana Masala
    Pulao Shah Jahani
    Bhaturay
    Garden Salad
    Fresh Fruit Display
    Assorted Cakes and Squares

    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #2 (Vegetarian)

    Tropical Fruit Punch
    Vegetable Samosa
    Aalu Kabo
    Vegetable Biryani
    Shahi Paneer
    Bagara Baingan Hyderabadi
    Gobi Masala
    Roghani Naan
    Raita Boondi
    Garden Salad
    Fresh Fruit Display
    Assorted Cakes and Squares

    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #3

    Tropical Fruit Punch
    Vegetable Samosa
    Boti Chicken Kebab
    Murgh Khara Masala
    Beef Biryani
    Mutton Do Pyaza
    Mixed Vegetables
    Naan
    Raita
    Garden Salad
    Fresh Fruit Display
    Assorted Cakes and Squares

    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    Dinner Buffet #4

    Tropical Fruit Punch
    Two Appetizers (one meat, one vegetable)
    Chicken Pulao
    Butter Chicken
    Beef Kabab Masala
    Mixed Vegetable Curry
    Mixed Vegetables
    Naan
    Raita
    Garden Salad
    Fresh Fruit Display
    Assorted Cakes and Squares

    Coffee, Tea, Decaf

    SPECIALTY STATION ADD-ONS

    Indian Pizza
    Chaat Station
    Pav Bhaji Station
    Pani Puri Station

    **Halal options available at an additional charge**

Contact us

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Dear Elena and Tony,

Thank you both so much for all of your assistance and patience throughout an incredibly busy year of wedding preparations. With the professionalism, courtesy and understanding you both displayed so regularly, it's no wonder that Sala San Marco has become the standard by which all other reception halls in Ottawa are measured. The attention to detail paid by each of you as well as every one of your staff (especially Habib) was truly exceptional and did much to put our minds at ease during a very stressful time.

In addition, your willingness and determination to work hand in hand with our decorator (Eugenia of Details Ottawa) paid off in a big way as our guests could not stop commenting on how beautiful the hall was. We can only hope that other couples will be able to experience the same exceptional quality of service that we did.

Kind regards and best wishes,
Elvira & Steve