The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is located in the iconic Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building in downtown Orillia, adjacent to municipal parking. Our accessible building, designed by Thomas Fuller in 1894 is known for its attractive clock tower. OMAH showcases local art and history as well as offering programs for all ages. OMAH is a wonderfully distinctive venue for your next special event.

You can schedule a planning visit with our professional staff to view our meeting room and gallery spaces. Please call us at 705-326-2159 or start by completing the online Room Rental Form at the bottom of this page. Staff usually respond within 48 hours.

Offered event requirements include:

  • Event set up and strike
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • up to 6 6″ rectangular tables
  • up to 6 48″ round tables
  • up to 6 60” round tables
  • Folding chairs
  • Up to 90 upholstered chairs
  • Floor and/or table-top easels
  • Projector screen
  • Coat rack

Available add-ons:

  • LCBO Special Occasion Permit (SOP) ($50 for no sale permit or $150 for sale permit and $15 service fee to obtain)
  • Parking Permits ($20 per day)
  • Bartenders ($15/hour)
  • Catering (service fee if you require OMAH to arrange catering)
  • Guided Tour ($30 for a one-hour gallery and building tour)
  • Team Building workshop ($7/person, 90-minute visual arts activity with a professional instructor, 20 person minimum)

All prices are subject to HST.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve the room. Balance is due on the date of the first rental. It is up to the discretion of the Executive Director to make any changes to the above fee schedule.

Call us to book or complete the form below.



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30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V5A9
+1 (705) 326-2159


11 AM - 4 PM




Upcoming Events

Land Acknowledgement

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We respect and observe the long and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – on this land. Their teachings and stewardship, culture and way of life have shaped our City’s unique identity.

In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.