Whether you’re in one of our galleries surrounded by centuries of art; Eckhardt Hall with its grand, gleaming Tyndall stone walls; or on the breathtaking Rooftop Sculpture Garden overlooking Winnipeg’s skyline, you’ll fall in love with the WAG’s many, unique spaces.
The WAG is a fully-equipped event facility with onsite catering partners, WOW! Hospitality.
Spaces to inspire memorable events
The WAG’s signature event space is known for its soaring ceilings and backdrop of Manitoba Tyndall stone. Eckhardt Hall can be used for a wide range of events, from elegant sit-down dinners to cocktail receptions, trade shows, performances, and more.
Capacity: 225 standing; 180 for sit-down dinner
- 21-foot ceilings
- 3,000 square feet
- Natural reception space following event in the adjacent Muriel Richardson Auditorium
- 9-foot Baldwin grand piano available
The Muriel Richardson Auditorium (MRA) features outstanding acoustics and classic Eames chairs. This sleek, functional space is perfect for concerts, presentations, screenings, and performances.
Capacity: 319 theatre seating; 5 accessible spots
Capacity (Foyer): 75 standing
- Fully equipped for audio/visual and multimedia presentations: PA system with flown speakers and digital mixing board, sprung hardwood stage floor, full theatrical lighting, and a sophisticated projection system with a 400-square foot screen
- Adjoining lobby holds 125 for stand-up receptions
- Bosendorfer grand piano with extended keys
- Large backstage area with dressing rooms and green room
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Seating Chart (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Stage Dimensions (side view) (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Stage Dimensions (top view) (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Technical Specs (PDF)
Rooftop Sculpture Garden
Guests feel on top of the world when relaxing in our private rooftop garden. The city skyline creates a dramatic backdrop for weddings, private parties, screenings, and outdoor activities.
Capacity: 200 seated theatre style; 250 stand-up reception
- Available year-round
- Rental includes the Penthouse Lobby
- In summer, enjoy sculptures from the WAG collection and a reflecting pool
With floor-to-ceiling windows, this open area encourages mingling while admiring the expansive Rooftop Sculpture Garden. This space is just the thing for stand-up receptions, bar service, or staging/reception.
Capacity: 80 for stand-up reception; 32 for sit-down dinner
- Included when renting the Rooftop Sculpture Garden
- In summer, overlooks sculptures from the WAG collection
Our ever-changing Skylight Gallery showcases some of the WAG’s most impressive works of art as well as the stunning glass skylight. This space is ideally suited for intimate dining experiences or cocktail receptions.
Capacity: 125 stand-up reception; 48 sit-down dinner
- Abundant natural light
- Located at the top of the master staircase on the Galleries Level (3rd Floor)
- Features artworks from the WAG collection
The Board Room is modern and comfortable, for any meeting or gathering
including lectures, presentations, black-out group, receptions & more.
Capacity: 20 at board room table, 40 in lecture format; 60 for stand up reception.
- A seven-metre board room table, chairs
- A stunning lighting fixture original to the building
Ilavut - Entrance Hall
Upon entering Qaumajuq, you’ll be greeted by a three-story glass vault, filled with thousands of carvings from the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art – a beautiful back drop for stand up receptions and small dinners.
Capacity: 200 stand-up reception; 64 sit-down dinner
- Ceiling height 19’4″
- Stunning three-story visible vault
- Natural light
- Access to outdoor patio
Ilipvik - Learning Steps
The Learning Steps is a 90-seat theatre, perfect for talks, performances, films, and more. A massive curtain printed with an artwork by Elisapee Ishulutaq, titled Yesterday and Today, will envelop you during screenings and private events.
Capacity: 92 theatre seating
- Fully equipped for audio/visual & multimedia presentations
- Adjacent to Ilavut
- Black out curtains
Niizhwaaso Collaboration Research Centre
Make your way up to the second floor of Qaumajuq to the Niizhwaaso Collaboration Research Centre. A sleek space ideal for meetings or gatherings, including lectures, presentations, black-out group, receptions & more.
Capacity: 30 at board room tables
- Two board tables
- Eames Chairs
- Natural light
Planning a non-profit event? Contact us to learn about special pricing!
For a full list of FAQ’s, download the Weddings@WAG pdf
Does the WAG allow ceremony only bookings? You must book your wedding reception at the WAG to have your wedding ceremony here as well.
How much is the deposit? Your rental deposit will be 50% of the total rental cost.
What is your cancellation policy? The rental deposit will be returned if the WAG receives a cancellation notice at least six (6) weeks in advance of the rental date. The WAG maintains the right to cancel the booking if the deposit is not received at least one month from the date the contract is issued.
Do you have an in-house caterer? WOW! Hospitality are our exclusive caterers. Updated menu coming soon! For more information please contact Sheila at wowcateringWAG@wowhospitality.com
What are our bar options? WOW! Hospitality is able to provide host, cash or corkage bar service. For more information please contact Sheila at wowcateringWAG@wowhospitality.com
What’s the backup plan for inclement weather for our Rooftop Sculpture Garden ceremony? At the time of confirming your rental, you are required to book an alternative space for your ceremony. You must pay for both rooms, whether you use the alternative area or not.
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