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Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a stunning architectural icon and an ideal venue for events of all sizes. From meetings to wedding receptions, we’ll ensure your next event is a success.

An open concept restaurant features rows of rectangular wood tables covered with plates and rainbow flags. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Matt Duboff, @mattduboff

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Spaces for rent

Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

Expansive space with concrete and glass ramps, high ceilings, and warm earthen‐coloured walls and floors. This versatile space is great for receptions, galas, corporate events, panel discussions, lectures, pop‐up markets and performances.

A large hall is set up for a gala with colourful lights shining on the walls and tables decorated with black tablecloths, tropical floral centrepieces and dinnerware.

Photo: CMHR, Tony Nardella

Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms A/B/C

Functional, adaptable private meeting or classroom space with vaulted ceilings and moveable whiteboard walls and adjoining lobby. One, two, or three classrooms ideal for group gatherings.

Select from one, two, or three classrooms to accommodate different group gatherings, including meetings, workshops, seminars, training sessions and presentations.

A large classroom is set up for a conference or, meeting with two large screens on the wall, round tables covered with white tablecloths, notepads and pens, and grey plastic chairs.

Photo: CMHR

Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

Scenic atrium space featuring basalt rock and lush greenery highlighting the Museum’s stunning, award‐winning architecture. A popular space often used for cocktail receptions and mid‐size dinners.

Round tables and chairs are set up for an evening reception around an indoor rock garden.

Photo: CMHR

Senator Nancy Ruth Boardroom

Glass‐enclosed executive meeting space. This spectacular glass‐enclosed executive space is ideal for meetings, presentations and business gatherings.

A boardroom enclosed by glass panels features a large screen, a long wooden table with notebooks and cups, and black mesh/leather chairs.

Photo: CMHR

Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace

Large terrace with ample natural light and spectacular city views. A large terrace with ample natural light and spectacular city views, optimal for cocktail receptions and mid‐size dinners.

A Tyndall stone terrace is decorated for a reception with light pink satin tablecloths covering cocktail tables and brown leather sofas.

Photo: CMHR, Tyler Davis

Boreal Bistro

Open concept restaurant space. This open concept restaurant space provides a chic and relaxed setting for cocktail receptions and mid‐size dinners.

An open-concept bistro features a U-shape arrangement of long wooden tables decorated with green foliage, a white table runner and gold plates, and brown leather/wood chairs.

Photo: CMHR, Amanda Van Achte

PCL and Kathy & Ross Grieve Family Terrace

Dramatic triangular‐shaped terrace overlooking scenic atrium. A dramatic triangular‐shaped terrace overlooking scenic atrium, ideal for cocktail receptions and smaller dinners.

Perched on a triangular-shaped terrace are black cocktail tables and rectangular tables covered in pale blue linen.

CMHR, Amanda Van Achte

Israel Asper Tower of Hope

Intimate space atop the Museum with a 360‐degree view of the city. This intimate space atop the Museum with a 360‐degree view of the city is perfect for private dinners.

Nestled in a corner of the observation platform of the glass tower is a lavishly decorated table with burgundy tablecloth, floral arrangements and dinnerware, and gold chairs.

Photo: CMHR, Tyler Davis

Space Specifications

Rental SpacesCapacityRental Rates
Bonnie & John
Buhler Hall
  • Dinner: 350
  • Theatre style: 500
  • Reception: 750
Manitoba Teachers’
Society Classrooms
  • 1 classroom: 60
  • 2 classrooms: 120
  • 3 classrooms:
    • Dinner: 150
    • Theatre style: 180
$700 – $1,050
Stuart Clark
Garden of
  • Dinner: 80
  • Reception: 150
  • Ceremony: 200
Nancy Ruth
  • Boardroom: 20
Carolyn Sifton
Foundation Terrace
  • Dinner: 50
  • Ceremony: 80
  • Reception: 100
Boreal Bistro
  • Dinner: 60
  • Reception: 90
PCL and Kathy
& Ross Grieve
Family Terrace
  • Dinner: 20
  • Reception: 40
Israel Asper
Tower of Hope
  • Dinner: 12

Wedding Packages

Create a space as unique as you are. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a large reception, celebrate your vows surrounded by iconic architecture and stunning vistas.

A bouquet of roses is in the foreground with a head table arrangement in the background.


Is your facility accessible?

As the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prides itself on accessible design. The Accessible Drop‐off Entrance has four parking stalls and brings visitors right to the doors. Additional accessible parking can be found along Israel Asper Way. All entrances are accessible to people using wheeled devices and those who prefer to avoid stairs. 

All Museum washrooms are gender‐inclusive. At least one large, accessible, barrier‐free, single‐room washroom is located on each level where events are held. There is a single‐room washroom on Level 1 that is equipped with an adult‐sized change table and motorized transfer lift. Other single‐room washrooms contain baby change tables. Movement between areas can be done by elevator or ramp. Service animals are welcome.

Where can guests park? Is parking included?

Parking is available at lots across from the Museum, in The Forks parkade, or on the street. Four parking stalls are located at the Accessible Drop‐off Entrance. All parking, except for accessible stalls, is paid and costs $2.50 per hour. 

All parking paid to The Forks‐North Portage helps to fund activities, amenities, and celebrations on The Forks site. If you would like to pay parking for your guests, please make arrangements with your event coordinator. 

Can we bring our own chairs, audiovisual, decorations, etc.? Do you have preferred vendors? 

Your vendors are welcome to bring your event to life. We can offer suggestions for vendors that have worked with us in the past, but do not have preferred vendors. 

Our staff are not responsible for set‐up or tear‐down of items brought in by external vendors unless specifically arranged, which may be subject to additional charges. These items are not permitted in the Museum: real/fake flower petals, fog/smoke, bubbles, taper candles, helium balloons, confetti/glitter and projectiles. 

Can we bring our own caterer? 

WOW Catering is our exclusive in‐house catering team, therefore all food must be provided by them. If a specific religious or cultural dietary restriction prevents you from working with WOW, please advise your event and catering coordinators to find optimal solutions. 

Can we see the spaces in person? 

Of course! Please e‑mail us at to book an appointment for a site visit.

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