In accordance with the new restriction Exemption Program mandated by AHS starting September 20, 2021 Ernest’s will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for ages 12 and older in order to dine with us. Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination. Guests must wear masks at all times unless they are eating. We will also be offering curbside pick up as well. The students are excited to serve you!
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:
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
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.
Additional rental options
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
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
"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