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On WeddingWire since 2017

Last update: March 2024

Attention 2024 & 2025 Couples the Old Court House will be booking until July of 2025.

Located in London, Ontario, The Old Court House is a venue that offers couples a fantastic location to host their wedding day or special event. This historical venue is constructed to look like a castle, allowing soon-to-be newlyweds to plan a fairytale wedding with their family and friends. With such a classic, yet one-of-a-kind setting, couples can host a celebration that leaves a lasting impression.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old Court House was inspired by Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Historic and brimming with charms, it was built in 1827 where it has been perched ever since. Vines crawl up the facade, and stone and wood architectural elements exquisitely blend together to create a magical backdrop for “I dos.” From the downtown location, couples and their guests can take in the surrounding landscape, which includes the Fork of the Thames River. In all, it's a peaceful setting that is conveniently located within the city. The facilities are used for a range of events today, with the ability to accommodate gatherings of around 200 people. There are spaces both inside and out that can be used for the ceremony and reception with different layout possibilities. This versatility makes it easy for couples to organize a wedding that fits their vision.

Services Offered

The Old Court House offers services intended to make organizing your wedding simple. To streamline the planning process, their team offers event planning. Their catering professionals and expert bartenders can take care of the event’s dining experience. Culinary Catering, who have over 40 years of experience in the culinary industry are exculive to the Old Court House. With their passion in hand, they craft tailored menus for couples, helping them mark their milestone moment in a memorable way. Food can be served plated, buffet-style, family-style, as hors d'oeuvres, and more. The staff also offers setup and cleanup so you and your loved ones can focus on the festivities. Event rentals are also available, as are tables, chairs, and linens.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall
Government
Historic

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Vintage

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$70

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$60

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$14

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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Reviews for The Old Court House

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73% recommend it
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Chloe
Chloe R. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Old Courthouse

For this venue we had to go through culinary catering so this is very similar. However, The Old Courthouse is such a beautiful venue. We are so grateful the county lets people do weddings here because we had the most beautiful and unforgettable wedding here.
We also got to go down into the old jail cells, see the history and get some cool pictures.
Caroline
Caroline Sent on 24/03/2024
1 out of 5 rating

No response

Tried getting information from this venue to host our wedding but they never responded despite we contacting them twice.
Alicia
Alicia D. Sent on 01/06/2021
1 out of 5 rating

Would not recommend

In our experience this vendor was very unprofessional would not accommodate and were challenging to work with. Would not recommend
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 09/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue for the Perfect Day

We worked alongside Culinary Catering for our big day and had the absolute privilege of hosting our ceremony and reception at The Old Court House. It’s a castle in the middle of a bustling downtown London and it was the perfect backdrop for our day.

This building has so much history and our guests loved the ambience it created. It’s a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception) and your fee includes free parking for the whole weekend. Bonus!

Culinary Catering was extremely patient with all our last minute changes and helped us with the other vendors we hired. We were able to set up our decorations the Friday afternoon before our Saturday wedding and because the temperatures dropped a bit, we moved our cocktail hour inside with no issues at all.

The ivy on the walls is absolutely stunning and made for UNREAL photographs. Our guests raved about the venue’s location and the unique experience its jail cells in the basement offered them.

BEAUTIFUL venue. Couldn’t have pictured a more perfect spot to have our big day!

J
Jennifer F. Sent on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

LOVED this place in the fall

Beautiful location inside and out
Y
Yvonne Y. Sent on 11/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue

We had our wedding here Sept 2019 and couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful venue... the ceremony outside was perfect for an elegant and breathtaking wedding!!! I can’t say enough about the staff and grounds at the old court house would use this venue again in a heart beat.
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Awards

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The Old Court House Real Weddings

Michelle & Josh
10 Photos · 04/Sep/2021
Dani & Adam
10 Photos · 22/Jun/2019
Kristin & Devin
32 Photos · 01/Jun/2019
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Map

399 Ridout Street North N6A 2P1 London (Ontario)
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