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Does anyone have any experience with the Ottawa Marriott’s (former) revolving restaurant, the Summit Room? I’ve found lots of reviews online about the hotel, but nothing from any brides or wedding guests.
Thanks for your feeback!
Post # 3
No experience personally but I’m commenting to follow 🙂
Post # 4
We actually considered this venue, the revolving restaurant seemed like such a unique concept to me. I`ve pasted below what they emailed me back.
Summit can hold 200 guests comfortably, but because of the design, can pose some logistical issues depending on the formality of your wedding. The shape of the room is similar to a race track, and as such, all of your guests will not be able to see you at the same time. It is easier to explain in person if you’re interested in coming in.
My fiance is more the traditional type so the fact that all the guests would not be able to see the head table did not work for him.
Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 5
@Jan_2014: This is great information – thanks for posting!
Post # 6
This post came to my attention and my suggestion is to come see Summit for yourself. It is an easy room to fall in love with, making it an ideal venue for the day you are celebrating everything *love*.
It is definitely for the more contemporary bride & groom, people willing to think outside of the box and really WOW their guests. The room offers a 360 degree view of the capital and doesn’t need alot in the way of decor because of the view.
We have strategically placed TV screens around the room so that everyone can in fact see the day’s VIP’s. Or you can have your guests revolve around you and see them all that way!
Please let me know if you have any other questions or want to set up a time to visit.
Post # 7
Hi there! I just booked my wedding to be held at the Westin, Ottawa in the Governor General Ballroom… basically it’s a rectangular room with floor to ceiling windows facing downtown (the canal, NAC and some view of the parliament buildings). It’s really pretty and I’ve heard very good things about the food there. Plus, being in a rectangular room all the guests can see what’s going on. Also their wedding coordinator there is the nicest woman. If you’re still looking, you should check it out!
Post # 8
@KHogan: Hey, i was considering booking the Governor General Ballroom at the Westin but was concerned about covering up the walls. What kind of decor are you looking into? Are you decrating the walls as well?
Post # 9
@milkchocolate: We’re not getting married for another year so I really haven’t thought about decor too much yet! We decided to have the reception at the Westin but get married at Billings Estate. I don’t think it’s in our budget to cover all the walls but we’ll make sure we really decorate the head table nicely and have some beautiful table decor. My photographer recommended having lighter coloured tablecloths to help bring the eye up as darker colours seem to do the opposite. I’ll let you know when we make any decisions!