The Sussex Contemporary is one of Ottawa’s newest art gallery's and event spaces, located in the heart of the ByWard Market. The gallery showcases a variety of artwork including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography and media-based works — all of which represents a range of artists from those just emerging, to mid-career and senior artists from Canada and around the world.
The space is made up of a main gallery and mezzanine space which can be adapted to a variety of event presentation forms. This beautiful 2 storey, 2,200 sq. ft. open loft concept area can hold up to 150 people for standing events such as cocktail parties and up to 90 people seated. The gallery also features 20-foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the ByWard's historic and quaint courtyard, while an abundance of natural light flows in which creates a calm and unique environment for your ideal event.
The Sussex is ideal for any event ranging from art shows and intimate social gatherings — such as weddings, graduation or retirement parties — to photo-shoots, corporate functions, or pop-up events. To make your event an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, we are teaming up with some of the best caterers and suppliers such as Restaurant E18hteen, DISH, and Sidedoor.
Booking at the Sussex Contemporary includes:
- Wi-Fi internet access
- Coat check
- Two washrooms
- Access to a speaker system
- A meeting with the event coordinator
- Rental recommendations
*Please note that artworks can be removed prior to a booking, if planned ahead of time.