OTTAWA’S PREMIER BOUTIQUE EVENT VENUE
We are excited to announce the Opening of our Exclusive Boutique Private & Corporate Event Venue, and our new Head Office.
We are located in a beautifully restored historic mansion in the heart of our Nation’s Capital. We are close to the Byward Market, the University of Ottawa, Embassy Row & Canadian Government buildings, and all the major hotels and restaurants.
Should you require additional services, we offer in house Catering & Beverage Services, Floral Design, Professional Videography & Photography, state of the art Bose sound systems and video/teleconferencing equipment. *We welcome outside caterers and event planners.
The Mansion – The Dominion of Canada was created in 1867. Only 18 years later, James W. Woods, (1855 – April 25, 1941), was outfitting lumbermen in the Ottawa Valley with his own special brand of canvas supplies. Over the following decades, Woods’ fame and fortune would continue to grow and prosper along with our new country.
Built in 1899, the home was given the name Maison Kildare by it’s owner, Sir James W. Woods. He was a Canadian industrialist and philanthropist who was knighted in 1915 for wartime industrial work and named Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1917 for his work as a member of the British War Commission in New York. Later, this grand home was used for a barracks for injured soldiers and their families, then became office space.
This historic mansion continues to be lovingly restored and is now available for Private Events.
MEET THE EVENTS TEAM
David Kenneth de Bruce – Founder & President
ROOMSERVICE was created by David Kenneth de Bruce more than 25 years ago as a full service Interior Design Company, specializing in high end residential & hotel/restaurant design. People were always asking where he would stay, eat, visit, play and shop when travelling for clients and taking holidays.
Today, with David’s experience, leadership, instinctive knowledge and passionate personality, ROOMSERVICE is being recognized as the trusted voice.
David also brought his wealth of experience to our exclusive Private Event Venue. He personally designed the restoration of this historic property. His passion for art, music, travel and fine food inspires the dedication of the ROOMSERVICE team to provide the best quality, outstanding customer care, and the authentic experience to our clients.
Michele Edwards – Manager, Special Events, Meetings and Conferences
Michele has years of experience in Event Management, planning and executing stunning Boutique Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events, Receptions, Presentations & Seminars. She is here for our clients every step of the way.
Add to that, being a professional florist means that ROOMSERVICE can create the perfect aesthetic for your events in house.
Ethan Edwards – Multimedia Services & Production Manager
A talented and accredited Videographer with a passion for storytelling and learning, Ethan has become a valued and integral part of the ROOMSERVICE team. You’ll find him behind the lens, at the screen in creative mode, and out front lending his support wherever needed.
Our Event Staff
At ROOMSERVICE, we hand pick our Event Staff specifically for your event to ensure we are providing exemplary service. They are dedicated to their tasks, and are there to ensure your event is managed and executed as promised, each and every time you’re events are held with us.