Congratulations! It’s almost time to walk down the aisle. Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning, and it’s also one of the most labor intensive. After all–it’s the place that you and your partner will be starting a new life together.
If you’re looking for wedding venues near you, it’s easy to wonder: With so many choices available to couples in Canada, how do you know that you’re choosing the right one? Ultimately, you’re looking for wedding venues that give you the most benefit for your total cost, while giving you the perfect backdrop to say “I do.”
Looking to save some money on your wedding venue options? Consider barn venues on your search for inexpensive wedding venues in Ontario. A barn rental for a wedding can give you that effortless boho-chic look without breaking the bank.
Below, we’re exploring the top barn venues in and around Ontario, Canada. All of these venues offer that natural countryside beauty, which can really shine through and give a unique, rustic look to your wedding photography experience.
The Stonefields Estate is located in the beautiful Canadian countryside, just outside of Carleton Place, Ontario. This elegant mansion spans a 120-acre heritage estate with charming natural and classic beauty. The original stone farmhouse and log barns add to the impressive scene–giving you the perfect place to tie the knot.
The Stonefields Estate is quite large, and can accommodate between 100 and 220 guests in their indoor event center or exterior pavilion. However, a smaller ceremony is always welcomed, as your guests can enjoy a more immersive and intimate experience celebrating your love story. The Stonefield Estate wedding venue also provides ample space to prepare and explore giving you the perfect spot to stage your Pinterest-perfect get-ready photos.
The accessory farmhouse is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views on all sides, offering the feeling of being in a lush, natural haven that’s completely untouched. It’s the perfect place to capture that clean, elegant look in your photos, keeping the focus solely on you and your loved one.
If you’re looking for a full-service venue, look no further than the Stonefields Estate. The location offers wedding planning coordination services, helping you to identify the perfect on-site spot to set up. They also have full-scale service options that are designed to support the execution of your actual wedding day, including set-up, tear-down, and artisan culinary creations from in-house Executive Chef James Scott. The Stonefield Estate offers a personal service to the bridal party in hopes to help with all the wedding details.
This location has currently booked out for 2022–but you can connect with them today to book in for the 2023 wedding season!
Le Belvedere is located just north of Ottawa–just a few hours southeast of Ontario, Canada. This rustic 8000 square foot venue perfectly captures the crisp mountain landscape, offering guests and couples some of the most breathtaking views of the Gatineau Hills.
Le Belvedere has been named one of the best wedding venues in Ottawa, and is renowned for its natural elegance and beauty. Their outdoor terrace area is the main space for the ceremony celebrations, giving way to a gorgeous private guesthouse and main indoor event area. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 200 people, as well as 28 guests in the guest house area for getting-ready shots and wedding preparations.
Le Belvedere is an all-inclusive wedding venue that provides world-class dining, as well as a full on-site staff and bar service. You can also request additional support from the venue’s on-site wedding coordinator to help keep your day running smoothly.
Century Barn Weddings
Century Barn Weddings is located central east of Ontario, Canada, featuring generations-old original buildings to give that incomparable rustic charm to your big day. The estate covers 100 acres of rolling greens and gardens, offering a unique charm and memorable experience for every guest involved. To help preserve the intimacy of each event, the venue only hosts one event per day–making this the perfect spot for brides with larger parties or guest lists.
The Century Barn’s main location can host up to 140 guests, while offering several onsite locations for the ceremony. Brides can choose to celebrate in the century-old Grand Barn location, or in the ceremony garden–surrounded by the naturally growing wildflowers and pristine garden grounds as they tie the knot with their partner.
The Century Barn offers custom DIY bar service options, giving the venue a unique and fun “edge” compared to other local wedding venue options. The location is one of the most inclusive wedding venues in Ontario, offering packages that include tables, chairs, and other rental pieces. Brides can also request supplementary wedding assistance for hire (such as attendants, ushers, and wait staff.)
You can book guided tours of the grounds to explore and determine if the Century Barn is right for you!
The Cambium Farm is located on 50 acres of charming farmland in the Caledon Hills of Canada. This rustic wedding venue is perfectly suited to capture your love story thanks to its natural picturesque backdrops and on-site historical landmarks.
The location launched in 1873, and has been fully restored to full modern-day function while preserving its original elegance and charm. The property features an originally-constructed carriage house, which is perfect for more intimate ceremonies and rustic countryside elopements. The exterior garden area, however, is great for larger gatherings: stretching over 2000 square feet of country elegance and tradition.
Looking for something a little bigger? Consider the Byre–Cambium Farm’s larger event space. The Byre is the second event area on location, offering 5500 square feet of pure, untouched elegance. With the Byre, you can enjoy a single centralized space to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner/dance party into the night–savoring every moment of your celebration underneath miles of country sky.
Although the Cambium Farms does not offer a full personal service option, it does offer on-site event coordinators that will help you with planning the wedding details. These Ontario wedding specialists can help guide you through outside vendor’s choices, catering options, and other needs.
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