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The MacLaren is a beautiful destination for your wedding and your guests
A view of the MacLaren's historic Carnegie building and contemporary addition
The Carnegie Room transformed for a springtime event
The Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard set for a wedding ceremony
The main floor of the MacLaren is the ideal space for receptions
Set for summer! The Sculpture Courtyard is a great gathering place during events and meetings
A view of the MacLaren from the Carnegie Library side of the building, facing Collier Street
The Carnegie Room is the perfect canvas for your decor
Corporate dinners and events look great in the Carnegie Room

With its high ceilings, natural light and beautiful windows, the impressive Carnegie Room at the MacLaren provides the perfect backdrop for weddings and special ceremonies while the gallery's attractive main floor is ideal for corporate receptions and parties. The building is centrally located and wheelchair accessible with ample adjacent parking. Offering friendly professional service, value and ambience, the art gallery is Barrie's most distinctive venue for your special event.

For booking and catering information, please contact Event Services at 705-720-1044 ext. 256 or

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Creative Art Parties for Adults, too:
Flex Your Creative Muscles at the Art Gallery!

Spend an engaging afternoon or evening at the Art Gallery. Enjoy a hands-on, artist-led workshop in a fully-equipped studio space. Explore the principles of design and colour. Learn about landscape painting, printmaking and contemporary art. Share in a guided tour of the Gallery’s exhibitions and collections. Perfect for adult birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds, as well as corporate retreats. A fun way to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and team building.

In addition to your private studio time, book additional time for socializing, meetings or programming in the studio, the adjacent garden patio or the Gallery’s elegant main lobby with its stone fireplace and courtyard views. Catering available. Fully licensed.

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To book an Adult Art Party, contact Christina Mancuso, Education Officer, at or 705-720-1044 ext. 234. To view the space, visit us in person at the MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie.