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The Orillia Museum of Art & History located in The Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in downtown Orillia, is wheelchair accessible with ample parking.  Offering friendly professional service, value, and ambience, the museum is Orillia’s most distinctive venue for your special event.

Schedule a visit to the Orillia Museum of Art and History and meet with our professional staff to view our meeting room and gallery spaces, or begin your own planning by downloading the Room Rental Form, completing and returning it to the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

The Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio

3rd floor    $30/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. This space is available for booking during business hours or after hours.

The Franklin Carmichael Gallery

2nd Floor     $40/hour

A climate controlled room appropriate for smaller functions and meetings oversees Orillia's Downtown and Lake Couchiching. Exhibitions rotate through regularly for added interest. With its hardwood floors, natural and spotlights, The Franklin Carmichael Gallery is ideal for receptions, dinners, and parties.

The Upper Gallery

2nd Floor     $50/hour
This room is large, bright and always interesting with rotating art exhibitions.  This space can be utilized for corporate events, lectures, meetings, receptions or conferences. Exhibition gallery space is available for rental outside of regular open hours.

For all rental inquires, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director for more information and availability.

Offered event requirements include:

  • Teleconferencing
  • Podium
  • Portable Microphone
  • Registration table
  • Parking Permits
  • Bar attendant
  • up to 6 6' tables
  • up to 6 48" round tables
  • up to 25 folding resin chairs
  • Catering
  • Easels
  • Projector
  • Laptop
  • Coat rack
  • Whiteboard/flipchart
  • Gallery tour guide
  • Teambuilding workshop
  • up to 7 60" round tables
  • Up to 70 upholstered chairs

Some additional costs may apply.

Call for details.  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 schedule.


Empty 'End date' values will use the 'Start date' values.