Private Events

Enjoy the best of our campus dining

Ernest's is the perfect setting for an intimate event or a large function. With the culinary excellence you've come to expect, we also provide hosting and event planning expertise with our knowledgeable event staff.

Ernest's specializes in the following events:

  • Corporate events and luncheons
  • Special events, banquets and galas
  • Holiday parties
  • Networking receptions
  • Presentations, including award receptions and lectures
  • Large group and family events

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Ernest's Dining Room:

Casual Elegant

Dress Code
Business Casual

Global, International, Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Dinner Seating Capacity
max seats up to 100 people

Cocktail Reception Capacity
max up to 150 people

Services & Amenities
Full bar, audio-visual equipment rental and set-up, private room, wheelchair access

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Create a memorable event on any budget

With flexible venue options and a rich variety of dining and reception options to choose from, let us help you plan your next special event.  Our knowledgeable event staff are ready to assist you.

Banquet and reception menus

Customize your dining experience. Select from our mouth-watering, gourmet menu options for banquets and cocktail receptions.

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Flexible event spaces

Ernest's is the perfect venue for your next special event with a variety of flexible seating and space options to accommodate small and large groups.

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Additional rental options

Audio-Visual Equipment

Audio-visual sound checks are free of charge Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of these hours, it will cost $75/hour for each technician (minimum of 3 hours).

  • Projector - $25
  • Screen - $25
  • Microphone & Podium - $50

Table Options

Rectangular tables and tablecloths are included with your rental. Other table options are available.

  • 6' round table, including tablecloth - $50
  • Cocktail table, including black tablecloth - $25

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"It was a most enjoyable experience and a meal fit for my 15th anniversary working in the Government of Alberta. Would definitely make another visit in the future."

- Doug, Open Table diner


"I brought two friends who had never eaten at Ernest’s at NAIT and they loved it.

I have attended three students’ buffet luncheons in the last two years and thoroughly enjoyed it and recommended this to my friends. They looking forward to trying it next year."

- Grace, Open Table diner