Facility Rentals

Inspiring spaces for any event.

The 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.

A party is taking place in a large room. Guests are gathered around tables holding glasses and chatting.

Photo: CMHR, Bruce Garvey

The Museum's facility rentals department is following the protocols set by government health authorities about physical distancing, mandatory masks and occupancy. To inquire about our facilities or to make a booking, please contact us at events@humanrights.ca.

Weddings

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.

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Receptions

Host everything from elegant seated dinners to vibrant receptions in one of Canada’s most spectacular venues.

A crowd of people are seated around tables listening to a speaker in a large room.

Corporate Events

With scenic boardrooms, flexible working spaces and dramatic halls, we’ll help you take your board meeting or conference to the next level. Allow us to tailor a customized tour to your group’s theme.

A bird’s-eye view of a crowd of people gathered in a large open area in the Museum. There are cocktail tables with red tablecloths and a bar on the left side of the image.

For more information, explore the rooms listed below or contact events@humanrights.ca

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Amazing Spaces and Meeting Places

Located at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, the Museum stands on land rich with history and ancestral significance. For thousands of years, Indigenous people followed its waterways for peacemaking, dialogue and trade. Today, this ancestral land continues to be a meeting spot for connecting and exchanging ideas.

Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

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A large room with high ceilings and a polished brown concrete floor. A few hundred chairs are lined up in neat rows facing a stage.
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A large open space filled with people seated on the right of the image, looking towards a man and a woman on the left who are speaking to one another.
Photo: CMHR
A large room with high ceilings, filled with round tables that have formal table settings.
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Several round tables, each with formal table settings for 10 guests, viewed from above. An orange glow is cast upon the scene.
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Total Space: 7,260 square feet

Seated Capacity: 450

Reception Capacity: 1200

A vast welcome and gathering place, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall is the largest space available for special events. It boasts over 7,260 square feet of open space with dramatic high ceilings. Concrete and glass ramps wrap around the hall, which transitions up to the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation. Create a memorable gala event with 400 guests, set up the hall as theatre space for 500 people, or entertain up to 700 with a reception. This architectural gem will make any event unforgettable. Private entrance, foyer and coat check area included.

Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

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Stone pillars ranging from about one to two feet high are grouped together and jutting out of the floor. Two wooden benches sit in the centre of the image.
Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland
Stone pillars ranging from about one to two feet high are grouped together and jutting out of the floor. Green trees sit in the background and an elevator shaft can be seen towards the left.
Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography
An area surrounded by light brown or grey stones. Five cocktail tables with black tablecloths are set up.
Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography
A view from above of an area surrounded by light brown or grey stones. Five cocktail tables with black tablecloths are set up.
Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography
A crowd of people mingling in an area surrounded by light brown or grey stones, small pools of clear water and a small bit of green foliage.
Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography
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Total Space: 4,400 square feet

Seated Capacity: 100

Reception Capacity: 150

This interior marvel is located in the atrium of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. With 4,400 square feet of space, surrounded by windows and filled with natural light, the Garden is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner for 60 to 90 people or a reception for up to 150. Whatever you're planning, this tranquil venue is sure to deliver a truly unique gathering place.

Manitoba Teachers' Society Classroom(s) and The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby

Total Space: 3,080 square feet

Seated Capacity: 146

Reception Capacity: 146

With 3,080 square feet of space that can be divided into three sections, this dynamic venue is ideal for your next meeting or conference. The wall dividers are white boards, while LCD projectors and screens are suspended from the vaulted ceiling and can be lowered depending on your needs.

The Manitoba Teachers' Society classrooms are the perfect meeting space for 15 to 75 guests, while the natural light and windows of The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby make it ideal for a break out space or a planned meal.

Senator Nancy Ruth Boardroom and Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace

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A carpeted meeting room surrounded by glass walls with a long boardroom table, chairs and a presentation screen.
Photo: CMHR, Keith Fraser
A carpeted meeting room surrounded by glass walls with a long boardroom table, chairs and a presentation screen.
Photo: Lindsay Winter Photography
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Total Space: 760 square feet

Seated Capacity: 26/60

Reception Capacity: 90

Perched at the top of the Museum, the Senator Nancy Ruth Boardroom overlooks the Museum's interior space, the city, and a stunning prairie vista. The Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace is directly attached to the glass‐walled boardroom, which creates a truly unique boardroom experience. This 760‐square‐foot room can be used for meetings of 10 to 30 people and is sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.

Features and Amenities

In addition to our unique spaces, every booking includes the following features and amenities:

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Customized event planning
  • Customized tour options
  • Private tours on select themes

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