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I just had my daughter’s wedding reception at The Historic Post Office and it was amazing! It was everything we were hoping for and more. We booked it before construction was even started and they totally delivered on what they promised us. Erica was fantastic to work with and so helpful to us every step of the way. The on-site coordinator, TJ, was also great to work with. One of the best things about having a reception there is that they did all the work for us. We dropped off all our things needed for the reception earlier in the week and they took care of setting everything up for us and also coordinated with florist for the centerpieces and with our cake vendor and caterer. On the day of the wedding we could focus on hair, makeup and getting everyone in the bridal party ready without giving a thought to the reception and everything looked so beautiful when we walked into the venue after the wedding at our church. They had a special attendant just for the bride and groom and she took very good care of them during the party and made the bride and groom feel very special. We enjoyed ourselves all evening and when the reception was over we had an after party in the Speakeasy Lounge in the basement and it was so much fun and a great way to continue the party for everyone gathered to celebrate with the happy couple! When it was time for the party to end, we were able to walk out with our guests and we didn’t have to do a thing. They had a secure place to store any gifts that were there, they gathered all of our things and had everything boxed and ready for us to pick up the next day at our convenience. We used the centerpiece vases provided by The Historic Post Office and they even had our flowers in buckets with water so that we could take the flowers home and enjoy them. The next day we backed up to their loading dock and they helped load everything into our car. Top notch service from a top notch venue! I give it a 10 out of 10!! Thanks for making Kelsey and Jared’s reception such a magical day for them!! I highly recommend this place!!!
5 star review
Kari S. – Mother of the Bride

We attended the grand opening last evening. What a magical and beautiful transformation. Having grown up in Ottawa, this building holds many memories. Glad to have it open and functional again. Truly a work of art!
5 star review
Carol C.

Tyler and I CANNOT wait to get married here in October. Erica has been nothing short of an angel to us. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and they just keep adding things on to make the day that much more special and unique! I highly recommend checking this venue out, you won’t be disappointed!
5 star review
Emily C. – Bride

We are having our ceremony and reception at this historic post office in October. We can’t wait to see how it all comes together! Erica has been wonderful to work with and we can’t wait for the big day!
5 star review
Kelly W. – Bride

We are having our reception here in September and I can’t wait! The venue is gorgeous and the staff has been amazing to work with! Erica was so helpful in helping us visualize what our reception could be. My favorite thing is that they take care of almost everything the day of the event so you are able to enjoy the day stress free. I could not recommend this place more!
5 star review
Ashlee M. – Bride

We are having our wedding reception at The Historic Post Office this summer and are so excited to see it when it’s finished! Erica is wonderful to work with, she is so helpful and makes sure everything is done perfectly! I would highly recommend this venue!5 star review
Kelsey L. – Bride

We are very excited to be a partner in The Historic Post Office restoration. It’s very gratifying to breathe new life into such a beautiful building. Moreover, the community will share our tremendous sense of pride that goes along with being home to such a great venue.

Josh Walker – Loyd Builders

The renovation of The Historic Post Office is an exciting opportunity that revives an old unused building, into something beautiful. The energy I get when working with Narthex is electric and something to be noted.

Partnering with Narthex to create the vision for The Historic Post Office proved to be compatible relationship from the beginning. The finished event space will not only enhance the community, but will create vital memories to those using the space.

Areas like the speakeasy and private groom/bride room create unique spaces ready for an unbelievable ceremony and party.  

Will Fisher – Clockwork Architects

Clockwork has enjoyed partnering with Narthex on the renovation of The Historic Ottawa Post Office. Narthex has left no stone unturned for the preservation and restoration of Ottawa’s crown jewel that has been left sitting unoccupied for decades.

The project will feature a grand ballroom that will leave lasting memories of a lifetime for brides and grooms to come. A speakeasy in the basement will become a hub for friends to meet, drink, relax and socialize.

Our team approach to minor modifications and maintaining the historical fabric will adapt the existing building to a compatible new use that respects Ottawa’s heritage and protects our cultural resources.

Todd Howard – Clockwork Architects