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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is located in The Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building in downtown Orillia. The building, designed by Thomas Fuller in 1894 is known for its iconic clocktower. Today, OMAH operates 7 days a week showcasing local art and history, as well as
offering programs for all ages. OMAH is a distinctive venue for your special event. Schedule a visit and meet with our professional staff to view our meeting room and gallery spaces, or begin your own planning by completing the online Room Rental Form. Staff will respond within 48 hours.
THE LOUNGE GALLERY
1st floor $25/hour
This small gallery adjacent to the OMAH gift shop is warm and vibrant featuring local art all year
round. This space can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.
The Mulcahy Family Gallery
1st Floor $160 half-day and $320 full-day
This gallery features 12’ high ceilings and overlooks the courtyard at the rear of the building. The
Mulcahy Family Gallery provides an ideal space for receptions.
THE DOROTHY MACDONALD CREATIVE STUDIO
3rd floor $40/hour
With its high ceilings, adaptable space, and a view of Lake Couchiching, The Dorothy Macdonald
Creative Studio provides an ideal space for meetings, workshops, and presentations.
THE FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL GALLERY
2nd Floor $160 half-day and $320 full-day
A climate-controlled room appropriate for smaller functions and meetings with a view of Lake Couchiching.
Exhibitions rotate through regularly for added interest. With its hardwood floors, natural and
spotlights, The Franklin Carmichael Gallery is ideal for meetings and receptions.
THE UPPER GALLERY
2nd Floor $200 half-day and $400 full-day
This room is large, bright and always interesting with rotating art exhibitions. This space can be
utilized for corporate events, lectures, meetings, and receptions.
For all rental inquires, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director for more information and
Members of the Orillia Museum of Art & History receive a 20% discount off the room rental fees
(discount not applicable to add on’s).
Offered event requirements include:
Event set up and strike
Cordless handheld Microphone
up to 6 6" rectangular tables
up to 6 48" round tables
up to 6 60” round tables
up to 30 folding resin chairs
Floor and/or table-top easels
Up to 90 upholstered chairs
Add On’s include:
LCBO SOP ($35 for no sale permit or $150 for sale permit and $15 service fee to obtain)
Parking Permits ($20 per day)
Catering (service fee if you require OMAH to arrange catering)
Guided Tour ($30 for a one-hour gallery and building tour)
Teambuilding workshop ($7/person, 90 minute visual arts activity with professional instructor, 20
All prices are subject to HST.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking to reserve the room. Balance is
due on the date of first rental.
It is up to the discretion of the Executive Director to make any changes to the above fee