Welcome to 

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At ALE, our entire team is passionate about the special craft needed to create the perfect experience - whether it's celebrating a major life milestone with loved ones, or a casual gathering of friends. As a locally owned events centre and public eatery, ALE strives to provide culinary and service excellence to the surrounding community. Our hope is to play a small part in lifelong memories. Our food and beverage offerings are enhanced by gorgeous landscape and timeless interior decor. ALE is Ottawa’s premier special events venue & dining destination.

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From our clients

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Martine, Special Event Client

“We want to thank you so much for helping us organizing our 30th wedding anniversary party. It was the easiest party to ever organize mostly because of your flexibility and accommodating attitude. We had a wonderful night; our guests were happy, the food was excellent, the service amazing and the venue as great as 30 years ago.

 

We will highly recommend ALE to our friends and will certainly be back for special family occasions. It was awesome to do business with you!”

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Paul, Special Event Client

"There is a huge difference from merely hosting an event and hosting an event as if it were your own. Your staff clearly understand there role in this. The were competent but as importantly, they were working in unison quietly and always positively with a warm and happy demeanour.

What a success and on behalf of our organization, thank you so much."

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Marc & Patti, ALE Wedding Couple

“Sarah, Thank you very much for your professionalism, organization, attentiveness and flexibility in helping us organize our magical dream wedding. We felt very confident and comfortable with you as our wedding organizer. You were tremendous from our first meeting right through to our wedding day. We were truly impressed with how you ensured that our day flowed smoothly from arrival to departure. You have a great team that is also to be commended.  Thank you also to Chef for the excellent canapés and mouth watering four course dinner. All our guests raved of the venue and the meal. Many had never been to ALE but will return.

Thank you again so much for a wonderful day and look forward to coming back to ALE soon.”

Meet Our Team

Jason Potvin

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Co-Owner

Executive Chef

Jason's food steals the show for any ALE dining experience. He brings innovation and creativity to all of his culinary creations, along with elegant plating and attention to detail. Capable of cooking any style of food, Jason often prepares custom menus for special events. With over 30 years of experience in restaurants, Jason is the backbone of ALE.

Sarah St. Michael

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Co-Owner

General Manager,

Front of House Operations

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Sarah leads ALE's Front of House operations, overseeing both daily dining and special events. With over 16 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, along with a strong background in language and teaching, Sarah is always striving for the perfect dining experience.

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Benjamin O'Neil

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Assistant General Manager

Front of House Operations

Since ALE's conception, Ben has played an interracial part in creating lifelong memories.  With style, creativity and a commitment to culinary & service excellence, Ben coordinates and executes ALE client visions. resulting in an unforgettable experience.  From small and intimate gatherings to large fundraisers, weddings & golf tournaments, each event is met with enthusiasm, professionalism and unique perspectives. 

Corporate Social Responsibility

​As community members and active citizens, we are proud to lead an example of social and economic stewardship through the following corporate practices;  

  • #LastStrawMovement - In an effort to be environmentally conscious, drinking straws are only served upon request

  • Recycling of all used cooking oils, corrugated cardboards, paper products, plastics, alcohol bottles & packaging

  • Offers a diverse, safe & supportive environment for team members to develop professionally and interpersonally.  Hiring priority given to equity seeking groups.

  • Supporting our community with collaborative projects and events

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Photography by Blende Kreativ Photography