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private dining (16-40 ppl)

We take fine dining—and your special event—to the next level. Experience your own culinary theatrical performance at our 20’ communal dining table, watching your private chef prepare a multi-course dinner for you and your guests. Our venue accommodates a maximum of 16 to 40 guests for a sit-down dinner event.
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cocktail parties (25-70 ppl)

For the ultimate in mixing, mingling, grazing and sipping, let us host your next cocktail reception. We coordinate every aspect of your event, from the menu and beverages, to the rentals, décor and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a custom cocktail party with seating areas, ‘moveable feasts’ with on-site sommelier and wine pairings, or cocktail packages with a cash bar option, we can create a truly sensory experience that you and your guests are guaranteed to enjoy.



A unique mix of heritage and contemporary design, urban element’s home in Old Fire Station No. 11 exudes an ambiance unlike any other wedding venue in Ottawa. Let us help you plan your perfect day.
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“From the moment we walked into the urban element to organize our dinner, we knew we had chosen the perfect venue for our special occasion. Our guests are still raving about it!”

Kym and Karen


The urban element private dining experience is ideal for family celebrations, birthdays, reunions, or no occasion at all—just a night of fabulous food and wine with friends and family. Our events include chef experiences, multi-course dinners with customized menus, wine pairing and sommelier services, and exceptionally warm and professional service staff.

Add-on services available include floral design and décor, live musicians and DJs, photographers, photo booths, and cake artists. Let our experts create and coordinate the perfect evening for you!

For help planning your next rave-worthy event, send me an e-mail

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Event planning and management services with a personal touch are our specialty.
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