In choosing the award-winning MacLaren Art Centre as the venue for your wedding, you begin with the perfect canvas.
With its high ceilings, natural light and beautiful windows, the impressive Carnegie Room provides the perfect elegant backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
With over a decade of event management experience, our staff works closely with you to meet your expectations.
The MacLaren Art Centre is a registered charity and by booking with us you are making a difference in your community and helping ensure the arts in Barrie continue to thrive.
GET to Know
In warmer months, you may have the option of using our beautiful, garden courtyard for your ceremony. This intimate outdoor space accommodates up to 100 guests seated in our sleek white chairs.
If you are expecting more than 100 guests we will reduce the number of chairs set out to accommodate more standing room.
After the ceremony, the chairs are removed and bistro tables and chairs can be set up to invite your guests to use the space all evening long
With access to our garden courtyard and the Gallery Café, the MacLaren’s attractive main lobby is ideal for cocktail parties.
With space for up to 150 guests, bistro tables and chairs, a welcoming fireplace and exposed brick, Harris Hall is the perfect gathering place for a cocktail-style evening.
Our Carnegie Room, a transformed 1917 Carnegie Library, is an inviting architectural gem with magnificent windows and gorgeous brick archway.
This space is ideal for up to 150 guests seated or 200 cocktail-style. It can be used for both ceremonies and receptions.
We got married at the MacLaren this February and it was the best decision. The Staff was very organized, responsive to any of our questions, professional and willing to help out with anything we needed. It is absolutely stunning inside and you don’t need a ton of decorations which is nice! Our guests had nothing but good things to say about the venue. I would 10/10 recommend them to any of my family and friends!– Liarra
We had an amazing experience getting married at the MacLaren. It is such a beautiful location on its own which means we had to add very little decor and didn’t even need to leave the property to do photos. The staff were very helpful along the way, ensuring all of our needs were met. Thanks for making it such a memorable day!– Tamara & Ian
The MacLaren Art Centre was the absolute best choice for our wedding!! It was so gorgeous from the giant windows, to the gallery walls, to the exposed brick and the hardwood floors. Our guests kept raving about how beautiful and unique our venue was! I would 100% recommend the MacLaren Art Centre to anyone and I hope I get to go back for more weddings!– Sarah