Hear what some of our past guests have said about their
experience at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception
"We selected the Hellenic Reception Centre of Ottawa as the
venue for our wedding day for several reasons. With the new
renovations we thought the hall was just stunning. With
the Centre conveniently located next to the Church it made for a
wise choice. Also the staff are always enthusiastic and a pleasure
to deal with. Very patient! The staff were all very
accomodating to our needs. We really wanted our wedding to be
something special and had some special requests. The
management and kitchen staff transformed all our requests into
reality by working with us and our decorator. The service was
top notch as always! All of our guests were
extremelly pleased with the food. The chef and serving staff were
fabulous. I only wish my Wife and I were there to sample some of
the smoked meat table that was specially set-up for our guests at
the cocktail hour. It was a huge hit! People are still talking
about it today. We were busy taking pictures so we never had a
chance to sample it. We would definitely
reccommend all our family and friends to share their special
moments at your venue. The Hellenic Reception Centre is a
classy establishment and we wouldn't go anywhere else."
- Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos - Wedding June 29
"Mary was absolutely AMAZING!!!! We had such confidence in
her that she would make sure that everything was
perfect. The Hellenic Reception Centre was
wonderfully accommodating for our wedding. The staff was
wonderful and very attentive to every one of our needs and special
requests. There was excellent communication and planning
up to the event, and the day of the wedding went as smooth as we
had hoped. We only received wonderful feedback from
Thank you so very much,"
- Chris and Roula Burns - Married on June 7,
"I find the locale to be convenient and accessible and the
décor is tasteful and attractive. The staff is courteous and
knowledgeable. As a parent with concerns around food allergies, I
have also found staff to be highly accommodating to our needs and
requests. During both personal/private and professional
events, we have enjoyed the food and found the service to be highly
satisfactory. Its easy accessibility to the downtown core and
plenty of free parking has helped our events run smoothly.
I have referred many of my own clients, friends,
collegues to the Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre for their
- Doris Ramphos
"We recently hosted our daughter's baptism reception at the
Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre and were delighted by the
great service we received. All of our special requests were noted
and well executed. The chef's appetizers were delicious and each
course was beautifully plated. Our guests had a great time!"
- Dino and Ellen Georgopoulos - Baptism for
Zoe on November 29 2008
"Growing up in the Greek Community and seeing the Community
change over the years made it easy to chose the Hellenic Centre for
our event. Because we were close to the community, we were able to
see first hand how the community was being run and the condition it
was in. Also by having others having their event at the Hellenic
and seeing how well it was taken care of made our decision even
that much easier. We knew that booking our wedding and our
daughters baptism at the Hellenic Centre was the best choice as we
knew that our event would be a huge success because of it.
The service was incredible. Any questions that we had about our
events that we've had at the Hellenic Centre were all answered
quickly and professionally were there was no second guessing with
the response. Even at the event itself, the staff was around to
help us out with any quick changes we needed to do to make our
events even that more special.
Our food at our wedding and at our daughter's baptism was
exceptional. All of our guests left happy and complementing us on
our choices and how good it was. We didn't have any complaints at
all, which is quit rare when dealing with so many people.
Knowledgeable staff, good food, great atmosphere and a beautiful
hall was easy to make our event special."
- Stavros and Christina Kamoulakos - Wedding
"Deciding to host our Engagement Party (September 2008) and up
coming Wedding (September 2009) at the Hellenic Meeting and
Reception Centre was an easy decision. Its ideal location,
ample parking and new renovations made the Hellenic very
appealing. The staff is very efficient, respectful and was
willing to work with us to accommodate all our requests.
Their professionalism and experience enhanced the planning of our
reception and gave us peace of mind that our event would run
- Maria Koulouris & Richard Glanz -
Engagement Party and Wedding
"We originally chose the Hellenic as our event venue because it
is convenient to the majority of Ottawa. It offers first
class facilities and lots of convenient, free parking.
The service from all the staff at the Hellenic is top
notch. Everyone provides the level of service you expect from
a professional organisation, but they do it with a small community
spirit. Every time we arrive, we are greeted with a hello and
a genuine interest in our health.
The food and beverage service at the Hellenic is very
good. Especially the home baked cookies!
Using the Hellenic has enhanced our business activity in
Ottawa, especially after the extensive renovations that increased
the level of quality and equipment."
- Mark Van Dyke - Jerry Van Dyke Travel
"Our organization, The Odyssey Dance Troupe, chose the Reception
Hall as we wanted to support our own community as they have
supported us. Using this venue helped make this event special for
us as it added a sense of familiarity and belonging. We were able
to create a very welcoming atmosphere in collaboration with the
Reception Hall staff. The food was excellent and the staff was very
helpful and attentive the day of our event. We look forward to
hosting more functions at the Hellenic Reception Centre."
- Christos Pantieras - Ethos-Odyssey Dance
"The Hellenic Wedding and Reception Centre helped us every step
of the way in preparing our wedding, and the reception went off
better than we could have dreamed!"
- Mr. and Mrs. Hennicky - Married on July
"Everything was exactly like we'd imagined. It was so amazing to
see everything we'd planned come together in one day! It was really
convenient to have our wedding reception and the ceremony at the
same venue which made things easy for us and our guests! We met
with our Event Manager a number of times in the lead up to our
wedding. He was so helpful in making sure we didn't forget a single
detail and made us so confident that on the day we could just relax
- we knew he would take care of everything! We had 310 guests at
our wedding, and nearly everyone commented on the great food! We
were so happy with our menu choices and loved that our guests
enjoyed their food so much. It made it worth all of our
- Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton - Married on
December 13, 2008