The gallery itself contains a permanent collection of 27,408 artworks and also shows world class exhibitions throughout the year. The architectural landmark combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects.
Choose the MacLaren Art Centre as your wedding venue and you will be supporting the MacLaren’s programming and ensure that the arts in Barrie continue to florish. Every year, more than 53,000 people participate in MacLaren programmes, including 20,000+ children and youth. In addition to VanGo, which annually gives Simcoe County school children an opportunity to work with practising regional artists, the Gallery offers art classes for all ages, and tours and talks about its world-class exhibitions. It finds innovative ways to engage young people and it gives families a Sunday afternoon destination for participating in fun, collaborative art projects.
The MacLaren Art Gallery is the cultural centre in Barrie for business members, families, artists and community groups.
Winner of 2020 Consumers Choice Award for the best wedding venue in Barrie!
Facilities and capacity
For ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners, the remarkable Carnegie room offers a warm and elegant background. In particular, the venue's main floor is ideal for receptions and parties. Additionally, couples can choose to have their ceremony outdoors, framed by the building's beautiful exterior and surrounded by trees.
The MacLaren Art Centre provides bar, set up and clean up of tables and chairs only. The bar can be open, cash or limited and includes house beer, wine or liquor as well as a champagne toast, premium liquor, a signature drink, premium liquor, specialty beer and wine. Provided even items and furniture consists of chairs, tables, a dance floor and barware.
LOCATION: 37 Mulcaster St, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2, (705) 721-9696