Bookings & Rentals

Event Rentals

With a variety of meeting and event spaces, the Royal Aviation Museum is a unique and welcoming space in which to host your event. Our experienced and professional in-house events team is ready to help you create and carry out the event you’ve been imagining, be it a wedding, seminar, holiday party, or conference.

Our catering kitchen is equipped to accommodate all cuisines and banquet styles and includes a commercial fridge, freezer, prep tables, ice machine, warming/proofing cabinets with pans, commercial coffee makers, glassware, a commercial temperature dishwasher, banquet carts, and a rational oven.

Rentals also include access to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, tables (round or rectangular), chairs, portable bars (up to two), gallery access, and security for after-hours events. Pipe-and-drape and up-lighting can be used for an additional fee.

Wedding set up in the Sanford and Deborah Riley Room at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Wedding setup in the Sanford and Deborah Riley Meeting Room

Event Spaces

Square FootageCapacityCost
Marcel Tallieu Meeting Room620 sq ft.20from $750
Canada Life & Justine Estelle Steinkopf Classrooms1,170 sq ft. each60from $750
Sanford and Deborah Riley Meeting Room2,390 – 3,000 sq ft.100 – 165from $1,500
Founders’ Observation Lounge1,415 sq ft.120from $2,500
Science of Flight5,000 sq ft.200from $2,500
Hangar Floor39,300 sq ft.300from $6,500
Entire Museum80,000 sq ft.500from $8,000

The venue speaks for itself

Stephanie was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with. She is incredibly pleasant and professional. She knew exactly how our wedding should be done, and took the time to walk us through the whole thing. She and her team were so incredible and helpful and went out of their way to make this wedding happen on such short notice. The venue speaks for itself. Modern, interesting, beautiful, you name it. 

Stephanie and the team there were just absolutely amazing and accommodating, and worked tirelessly to make sure our wedding day was amazing. We can not recommend them enough.

This meeting room accommodates a maximum of 20 guests. This space is great for small conferences, receptions, meetings, coffee service, and catering. The Marcel Tallieu meeting room also has hybrid meeting capabilities, with a webcam and easy-to-use ClickShare technology.

Our classrooms are perfect additions for any event on the upper level. They offer a private area to house bags/jackets and provide privacy to the event planner if they need a quick break. These rooms are extremely versatile and have been used for a multitude of reasons.

This space works wonderfully for hosting groups to a maximum of 165 guests for various events from weddings, corporate events, celebrations, and conferences, to memorials.

This room has tables, chairs, a microphone, podium, projector screens, a ceiling-mounted speaker system, and easels to accommodate all our client’s needs. The room also has a partition wall, allowing for breakout spaces. Plus, your guests can enjoy views of suspended aircraft and the hangar floor!

The observation deck is ideal for gatherings where mingling is invited. This space offers a spectacular view of the active runways and a bird’s eye view of the museum’s aircraft and exhibits.

This is the perfect spot for wedding ceremonies and cocktail parties, as well as a dance area that accommodates bands, bars, and food set-ups.

The rental of the Sanford and Deborah Riley meeting room is complemented well by the Observation Lounge. Whether hosting a bar or just a place to relax, the two areas go hand in hand.

The Science of Flight zone is an immersive display that highlights one of the museum’s most vibrant aircraft, the Musketeer. This area immediately catches your eye when you walk upstairs to our mezzanine. Used as a food station zone, cocktail area, general reception, and a place for relaxation, this area is extremely versatile. This part of the museum has the most traffic due to the bathrooms and classrooms being located right on the east side of the Musketeer.

The site lines in this space are sure to impress. Aviation-themed backdrops that include the Air Canada Vickers Viscount, satellites and rockets, our Canadair CL-84 Dynavert and CF-104 Starfighter create the setting for a memorable event. Check out the Wall of Canadian Inventions and dance the night away surrounded by memorable aviation history.

Inspire, educate, entertain, support, and collaborate. The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada offers layer after layer of WOW factor.  Our world-class gift shop, guest services desk, and donor recognition wall are all on the first floor as you enter the museum. Guests are greeted with first-class exhibits, amazing storytelling, and interactive experiences. Check out the Muskateer and “Forces of Flight” in the Science of Flight, watch aircraft come and go on the active runways from our Founders’ Observation Lounge, learn how engines work in the “Mechanics’ Workshop,” watch the story of “The Ghost of Charron Lake,” explore the “Northern Connections” exhibit and time travel to Norway House. Meet Hobbs our friendly Mascot and bring the kids to the Galaxy Exploration Zone to learn about space.  

Preferred Caterers

Prairie Kitchen Catering

Executive chef Matty Neufeld specializes in making all your food dreams come true, by working closely with you to curate the perfect menu for your event.

Diversity Food Services

Diversity is a multifaceted food service company that operates out of the kitchens at the University of Winnipeg.  We pride ourselves in creating fresh, delicious and authentic dishes from scratch, and doing it well.

King Cole
Catering

Carefully crafted cuisine, outstanding service, finished with the personal touches of our talented team – King Cole Catering offers you and your guests a delicious home-cooked catering experience.


CONTACT:

Stephanie DeLong
Internal Rentals & Event Specialist
1 (204) 786-0406

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