Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

One thing I love about Ottawa is the fabulous black tie events that pop-up several times a year. I promise you, nothing makes me happier than getting my glam on, slipping into a gorgeous formal gown and attending events where everyone is dressed in their finest.

I had the opportunity to get all dolled up and attend the “Putting On The Ritz”-themed grand opening of the beautiful Infinity Convention Centre – Ottawa’s newest events venue. To celebrate the grand opening of this jewel box of a space, a stunning gala was held on Thursday, October 13th with 600 of Ottawa’s finest VIPs in attendance. We all danced this night away at this sparkling event hosted by none other than Ben Mulroney of CTV’s Your Morning.

Guests were treated to live music complete with a full brass band, acrobatics in the main foyer, fine dining, oyster bar, dessert bar and more. My friends and I danced the night away in this most-instagrammable space…and when I say “instagrammable” – I mean it. Located on Gibford Drive near Hunt Club Road, this convention centre is nothing short of opulent. The foyer features 5,000 sq. ft of space complete with pristine white marble floors and showcases a stunning crystal chandelier in the shape of waves. In addition, a 23-foot LED water wall complements the bright, white and airy front entrance.

Here are some pictures from the fabulous night:

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Me with Katrina Turnbull of Capital Style Files and www.ouicestchic.com

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Mayor Jim Watson at the grand opening gala (centre)

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Mayor Watson with Ben Mulroney of CTV Your Morning

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Marilous Moles of Twenty York Street (holding iPhone), Katie Hession of YOW City Style, little ol’ me, and Chantal Sarkisian of ModeXlusive (Photography courtesy of Twenty York Street)

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Blogger buddies goofing off with Lee Ann Lacroix of Osolee (third from left) (Photography courtesy of Twenty York Street)

Putting On The Ritz At The Infinity Convention Centre

Infinity Convention Centre foyer (photography by The Ottawa Business Journal)

If you are looking to book a beautiful event space, contact the Infinity Convention Centre (email: info@infinityconventioncentre.com) and hopefully I will see you there at future events!

*A huge thank you to Pamela Cutler, Personal Stylist at The Hudson Bay Rideau, for my formal gown styling for this event.

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12 Comments

  1. Paige Strand
    October 18, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I’ve heard Ottawa has a brilliant rep when it comes to formal events (maybe due to its political stature?).

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Most definitely! A lot of fancy galas here. My formal dress collection is getting huge – lol! Thanks for reading!

  2. October 18, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    This event looks amazing. So glitzy and glam + you look fabulous. I’d love to attend something like this! xx Adaleta Avdic

    • Dominique
      October 19, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks, Adaleta! There are always fun events like this in my city…I guess since it’s such a political hub!

  3. October 18, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Hi Dominique, you look gorgeous! And this party and grand-opening looks so fun!
    ~Jessica

    • Dominique
      October 18, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you kindly, Jessica!

    • Dominique
      October 19, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! It was!

  4. October 19, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Looks like such a fun event and everyone looks fab!

  5. October 19, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    You look beautiful! I can tell you had a blast, and your last photo you slayed lol. Glad you had fun!

  6. October 28, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    You look so gorge!!! I wish there was a full body picture of that dress but from what I see, I’m sure it was dreamy! Yes to Pamela Cutler!

    thealmachronicle.com

    • Dominique
      October 30, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks so much, Love!! In my excitement, I forgot to get a full body shot. It’s on my FB though! How’s TO???

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