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Ottawa’s La Charrette is an event venue that is inspired by our city's need for creative, collaborative, off-site meeting space. The facility is the brainchild of local artist and award-winning designer Jessica Plummer and is managed by Antonio Mauriello and his team of Ottawa's entrepreneurs, who are very proud of bringing another local success story to fruition.

THE POWER OF MANY WORKING AS ONE.

THE TERM "CHARRETTE" COMES FROM THE FRENCH WORD FOR "LITTLE CART."

In 19th-century Paris, professors at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts used these little carts to collect students’ final drawings and models. Students were said to be "en charrette" or in the cart while they worked feverishly to finish their pieces minutes ahead of deadline.

TODAY, A CHARRETTE REFERS TO ANY SESSION IN WHICH A GROUP COMES TOGETHER TO GENERATE IDEAS AND FIND SOLUTIONS.

 

La Charrette is a sophisticated, contemporary event venue designed specifically for small and medium sized meetings, conferences, classes and private gatherings. Every inch of our space has been carefully crafted to, optimize productivity, inspire creativity, encourage collaboration and maximize enjoyment.

 

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La Charrette is ideally suited for

  • Business meetings and workshops
  • Team building retreats
  • Focus groups and brainstorming sessions
  • Customer appreciation gatherings
  • Product launches and presentations
  • Cocktail parties and private dining
  • Cooking demos and wine tastings
  • Family celebrations

 

 

A natural gathering place.

We offer all the features you expect in today’s most effective and enjoyable meeting and workspaces, including high-speed wireless internet and full audio-visual capabilities. A welcome digital flat screen helps personalize your event, while coffee, tea, water, biscotti or a full catering service of your choice keeps everyone comfortable. The space is bathed in natural light, which is easily controlled with blackout blinds and adjustable LED lighting. Easels and writable walls help fuel brainstorming, and collaborative-space furniture enables you to set up your room—and quickly change its orientation—to meet your precise needs. Of course, La Charrette is fully wheelchair accessible.

 

1,500 sqf — 12 to 100 guests.

A multi-function event space—bright, versatile and fully accessible. From its state-of-the-art projection systems to its comfortable yet energizing décor, this is the ideal space for your next board meeting, focus group, brainstorming session, product launch or social event. For maximum flexibility and productivity, The room can be set up as two interconnected spaces. For example, hold conference activities in one and serve lunch or post-meeting cocktails in the other.

Amenities

  • Two ceiling mounted high-resolution LED projectors*
  • Wall-to-wall projection screens and writable walls*
  • WiFi
  • High-quality BOSE sound system
  • Wireless microphone*
  • Kitchenette (fridge, microwave, dishwasher)
  • Training tables and chairs, room dividers
  • Collaborative-space furniture
*Additional fees apply

Seating capacity: Boardroom 24 – Classroom 30 – U-Shape 18 Banquet 60 – Theatre 100 – Reception 80


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