The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is an artist-centered and community-oriented public art gallery located in the heart of Downtown Oshawa. Occupying an inspired 36 000 square foot building designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the RMG offers several of its spaces for private events such as weddings, galas, receptions, parties, and presentations. As a fully licensed venue with an on-site catering kitchen, the RMG can provide hospitality services for any type of event.
For more information or to inquire about a potential booking, please contact [email protected].
The Isabel McLaughlin Gallery
Capacity: 90 | Rental Fee: $1500
The Isabel McLaughlin Gallery is home to exhibitions featuring works from the RMG’s Permanent Collection, including works by Group of Seven, Painters 11, and other important artists from Canada and across the world. With hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings, the Isabel Gallery is perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, presentations, and screenings. Please note there is no food or alcohol service in this space. We are happy to host any cocktail receptions in other gallery spaces.
The WS Nurse Lobby
Capacity: 60 | Rental Fee: $450
The gateway to several of the RMG’s contemporary art galleries, the W.S. Nurse Lobby features 35-foot high skylight ceilings and catwalks accessible by elevator, making it an ideal space for cocktail receptions and wedding photos. Rental fee includes use of mobile bar cart and cruiser tables.
Capacity: 15 | Rental Fee: $100
Along with a 12ft screen and sink & counter area, the Lookout features several tall windows with a view of the Oshawa Creek, making it a cozy, brightly lit room that is perfect for board meetings and small presentations.
Arthur’s on the 4th
Capacity: 60 | Rental Fee: $950
Our fourth-floor multipurpose room is an excellent venue for receptions, parties, and large meetings as it features a panoramic view of Oshawa’s Civic Centre, including City Hall, the McLaughlin Library, and Simcoe Street United Church. The layout of the room can be configured for seated or mingling events (or both!), and the rental fee includes use Arthur’s bar, catering kitchen, and service station.
Are you looking for a stunning venue to take a family portrait? Are you recently engaged and looking for a beautiful venue to take your engagement or wedding photographs? Let the modern architecture of our building be the perfect backdrop to preserve your moment.
Isabel Gallery + WS Nurse Lobby
Rental Fee: $1750
Use our Lobby to receive and entertain guests prior to or following your event in the Isabel Gallery.
Isabel Gallery + Arthur’s on the 4th
Rental Fee: $2200
The perfect set-up for small weddings, corporate or non-profit AGMs, and other events with multiple components. Host your ceremony, presentation, performance, or screening in the Isabel Gallery before inviting your guests upstairs to Arthur’s for refreshments and socializing.
Isabel Gallery + WS Nurse Lobby + Arthur’s on the 4th
Rental Fee: $2450
The most comprehensive package available. Host a wedding, conference, or any other major event using all the Gallery has to offer.
Full audio setup: $75
Includes mixing board + two powered speakers w/ stands + two mics
Small audio setup: $25
Includes single speaker + one mic
Projector + Small Screen: $25
Projector + Large Screen: $75
The RMG holds a Liquor Service License, and can provide beer, wine, and sparkling wine service. The bartender must be provided by either the RMG or one of our catering partners, and open bars must be paid for in full prior to the event.
The RMG offers catering for private events through two companies, Berry Hill Food Company and Farm & Wild Catering:
Founded by Chef Sarah Groen and her husband Jorge Chiaparro, Berry Hill’s restaurant location is home to local art and an inspired menu of accessible favourites. Known around town for their wildly popular “Afternoon Teas” at Parkwood Estate, the team at Berry Hill is more than able to meet any dietary or service requests.
Farm and Wild Catering is owned and operated by Chef Daniel Bresca, whose 27 years in the industry have involved stints at some of the finest kitchens across Ontario. Using only the freshest ingredients, Farm & Wild delivers food that not only tastes great but is presented with an equally stellar attention to detail.
Flatware, Cutlery, and Linen Rentals
Venue rental fees include use of tables and chairs, however the RMG does not provide linens (ex. tablecloths, serviettes) or flatware (china, utensils). Such rentals can be arranged through either of our caterers as part of your contract, or you can contact our preferred vendor Perfect Party Rentals directly. Perfect Party has supplied RMG clients with high quality rentals for several years, and we’re confident that our clients will be as impressed with their service and products as we are.
A security fee of $50 per hour will be applied to any event held after 5pm. Events with guest lists higher than 65 will be charged additional $40 per hour.