The Morrin Centre¡¦s history and charm make it the ideal place to hold your event. Our distinctive rooms provide different atmospheres that can be adapted to your taste. Let our experienced team help you organize the important details of your event, whether a meeting or a wedding. We can save you time by providing you with good advice and efficient service.
Should any of the available spaces be of interest to you, please contact us at your earliest convenience, since we function on a ¡§first come first served¡¨ basis. We have special reservation policies and procedures to follow in order to ensure professionalism and comfort to both you and your guests.
The vaulted reading room of the Literary and Historical Society takes you to an atmosphere of nineteenth-century intellectual elegance. It is easy to imagine Victorian gentlemen on the leather couch discussing the latest developments in phrenology while shrouded in cigar smoke. The room is filled to the brim with old artifacts: tall ships, marble busts, and a curious wooden statue of General Wolfe from 1779. After 140 years of continuous operation in the same rooms, one can still check out old tomes about crossing the Moghul Empire on an Elephant¡Xjust ask the librarian sitting behind former prime minister George-Etienne Cartier's mahogany desk.
Possible activities: Business meetings, book launches, conferences, workshops, literary encounters, tea-time, etc.
55 people standing
35 people seated
Characteristics: Accessible by stairway Two large conference sized tables Electrical outlets
Availability: Outside opening hours of library.
Morrin College Hall / Classroom For Classics
"After our halting recitations Dr. Weir would take the period in hand. First there would come his sonorous reading of the Greek or Latin text, then the rendering of the lesson in his own incomparable English. Sometimes there would be a sudden descent from the platform and the perplexed student would find himself overshadowed by a gowned form, his work overshadowed by a compassionate, if critical, eye, and his violations of style indicated by an infallible forefinger."
-Ethel Gale, former Morrin College student, class of 1893
The College Hall and classroom for classics are the most spacious rooms in the centre. They were the most prestigious spaces in this old school, the first to have co-ed university classes in the province. When Dr.Weir was not giving a class, the school glee club sang, the debating societies argued, or the Saint-Andrew's society dined. Rent both rooms, or just one. You and your guests can dance all night long in this prestigious area.
Possible activities: Weddings, dinners, family occasions, conferences, cocktail parties, general assemblies, annual parties, workshops, plays, shows, concerts, etc.