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Queens' Lantern

The Queens' Lantern is a dramatic venue. Standing on the original 100-year-old mosaic floor at the base of the 65 foot-high glass tower, you are presented with a breathtaking view of historical architectural features including stained glass windows and marble wainscoting.

This location enchants with its blend of old and new.

The Queens' Lantern is the ideal venue for cocktail parties, receptions, intimate dinners and wedding ceremonies.


  • wedding ceremony: 110
  • wedding banquet (round tables): please enquire
  • reception (stand-up): 120
  • banquet (round tables): 64
  • theatre: 120

Capacities listed above are maximums and do not take into account additional set-up requirements such as head tables, dance floors and audio-visual equipment.


117 square metres (1,259 sq. ft.)

Special Features

Wi-Fi Internet access

Rental Rate

From $1900

We offer discounts to not-for-profit and charitable organizations and to government departments.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Outside of regular museum hours

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The Queens’ Lantern set up for a ceremony – with couple getting married on stairs.

A ceremony taking place on the staircase of the Queens’ Lantern. © Paul Sanderson Photography

A traditional ceremony set-up in the lantern.

A traditional wedding-ceremony set-up with stained glass windows as the backdrop. © Stephanie Beach Photography

A view of the stairs in the Queens' Lantern.

The butterfly staircase of the Queens' Lantern. © Barbara Ann Studios

The Queens' Lantern with a ceremony in progress.

A traditional ceremony set-up with a wedding party and decorative lanterns on windowsills. © Barbara Ann Studios

A ceremony set-up with a view of the staircase.

A ceremony set-up with our new banquet chairs and the stairs as a backdop. Cynthia Münster © Canadian Museum of Nature

A ceremony set-up with a view of the stairs.

A ceremony set-up with our new banquet chairs and a view of the butterfly stairs. Cynthia Münster © Canadian Museum of Nature

A couple underneath the moon sculpture.

The butterfly stairs with the sculpture of the moon overhead. © Nicole Amanda Photography