While the Laurentian Leadership Centre of Trinity Western University in Ottawa serves primarily as a student residence and venue for the University's program in Ottawa, some of the function rooms are available for use by outside groups.
Within limitations dictated by the need to give priority to our own program requirements and student needs, as well as limitations of space, the LLC hosts small dinners, annual general meetings, lectures and receptions.
As one architectural historian observed, "Inside, the house is a tour de force of rich woodwork, delicately carved over-mantels, paneling, and a fine, sculpted staircase." (Leslie Maitland, The Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, Ottawa: Minister of the Environment, 1990, illustration 1). The entire main floor is characterized by this striking variety of wood and impressive carving. However, here are some distinctive features of the various rooms:
Originally the Booth family drawing room, this room accommodates up to 15 people for relaxed discussion in comfortable couches and plush chairs. The room is dominated by an elegant chandelier and marble fireplace.
This room was once the Booth family library and still contains built in book cases with glass doors. It was also used by the Laurentian Club for meal service. A beautiful stained glass window and marble fireplace highlight the adjoining alcove. The room has various configurations and can accommodate:
This room, which served as a dining room for both the Booth family and the Laurentian Club, is highlighted by the marble fireplace and carved mantle, antique buffet, and stenciled ceiling with silver chandelier. The room can accommodate up to 30 people for a meal; however, it is most often set up with tables to hold a buffet service.