MacLaren Art Centre

37 Mulcaster Street Barrie, Barrie, ON
Capacity: 200 people

About MacLaren Art Centre

** The MacLaren Art Centre Event Services Team is temporarily unavailable, any inquries and phone calls will not be returned until after June 30th at the earliest. We thank-you for your patience** The award-winning MacLaren Art Centre acts as a regional public art gallery in Barrie, Ontario that combines modern and traditional charm to deliver a fantastic venue for wedding celebrations. The gallery itself contains a permanent collection of 27,408 artworks and also shows world class exhibitions throughout the year. The architectural landmark combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. Family and friends can revel in the natural light which bounces off the stunning windows and accentuates the high ceilings. By choosing the MacLaren Art Centre as your venue you directly support the MacLaren’s programming and ensure that the arts in Barrie continue to thrive. Every year, more than 53,000 people participate in MacLaren programmes, including 20,000+ children and youth. In addition to VanGo, which annually gives Simcoe County school children an opportunity to work with practising regional artists, the Gallery offers art classes for all ages, and tours and talks about its world-class exhibitions. It finds innovative ways to engage young people and it gives families a Sunday afternoon destination for participating in fun, collaborative art projects. The MacLaren is a cultural hub for business members, families, artists and community groups, the MacLaren adds a great deal to the quality of life in Barrie. Winner of 2020 Consumers Choice Award for the best wedding venue in Barrie! Facilities and capacity For ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners, the remarkable Carnegie room offers a warm and elegant background. In particular, the venue´s main floor is ideal for receptions and parties. Additionally, couples can choose to have their ceremony outdoors, framed by the building´s beautiful exterior and surrounded by trees. Services offered The MacLaren Art Centre provides bar, set up and clean up of tables and chairs only. The bar can be open, cash or limited and includes house beer, wine or liquor as well as a champagne toast, premium liquor, a signature drink, premium liquor, specialty beer and wine. Provided even items and furniture consists of chairs, tables, a dance floor and barware. $1000 OFF 2020 Dates !! :


Amazing Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from BARRIE

Absolutely amazing for our wedding. Great layout, everything we could have possibly needed. Denise worked well with us and pricing is very reasonable. Could not recommend more. Guests loved the venue and have been complementing ever since!

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Year Renovated: 2001