Event Venue

Spaces @ 330 Sussex

Premier Event Spaces

We invite you to host your organization’s next event in a unique Canadian heritage building in the heart of Ottawa’s ceremonial district.

The Global Centre for Pluralism’s beautiful, one-of-a-kind facilities at 330 Sussex Drive were originally built in 1905 to serve as the Dominion Archives of Canada, and later housed the Canadian War Museum. Beautifully appointed spaces of various sizes are available for executive meetings, seminars, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, receptions, banquets, remote meetings and more.

This building’s central location on Sussex Drive offers easy access to hotels, the ByWard Market, the National Gallery and downtown Ottawa.

For more information, general inquires and room rental pricing, email us at [email protected].

Features include:

  • Outdoor and indoor rental spaces
  • State-of-the-art remote communication, media and broadcast technologies
  • Plug and play audio-visual infrastructure
  • Simultaneous interpretation booths
  • Capacity for break-out space
  • Warming kitchen
  • Universal accessibility

Dialogue Centre

Perfect for lecture-style events, workshops, cocktail receptions or intimate or formal banquets. White oak panelling carved in a trefoil pattern gives this room warmth and character. Two built-in partitions allow for multiple room configurations. Equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual and livestreaming technologies.

Forecourt Plaza

A premier outdoor venue. Landscaped gardens surround a plaza which can be tented for special events, making it an ideal spot for a wedding reception and ceremony, large corporate cocktail reception, fashion show or photo shoot. The Forecourt is equipped to accommodate temporary heating, additional lighting and audio-visual systems.


Seminar Room

Perfect for executive meetings, press briefings and presentations. Elegant finishings include white oak millwork and wood floors A focal point of the room is the original 1905 fireplace, which has been restored. Furniture can be rearranged to accommodate various activities.


This bright, modern space can be set up for cocktail receptions, food and beverage stations for working lunches and display booths. The copper bay window in the lobby was designed to connect the building with the Ottawa River and serve as a beacon visible from the opposite bank.

Meeting Room

Located on the second floor, this bright space with high ceilings and views to both the Ottawa River and the forecourt can be arranged for workshops, meals, break-out activities and more.

Contact Us

For more information, general inquires and room rental pricing, email us at [email protected]. You will be asked to complete a brief form to provide us with all the details of your event and one of our staff will be in touch to discuss and arrange a tour of the spaces, if desired.