Temple's Country Weddings is located just west of Ottawa, in Lanark County. The unique and stately timber-frame reception/dining hall, dazzling flower gardens, with two stunning outdoor ceremony sites nestled in the 77-acres of beautiful, mature sugar bush makes Temple Sugar Bush the perfect setting for the country wedding of your dreams. Temple's captures the rustic natural history of the area and combines it with exquisitely prepared menus and expertly orchestrated events. Whether it’s a summer wedding in the gardens with the butterflies and zinnias or an outdoor winter ceremony with Taffy on snow, Temple Sugar Bush has something to offer every couple.
Facilities and Capacity
The authentic, up to 200 seat timber-frame main hall at Temple Sugar Bush is surrounded by forests and gardens to bestow an air of mystery and romance upon the venue. The handcrafted stone fireplace and black cherry mantle provide a stunning backdrop for an intimate indoor ceremony. The forest glade and the beautiful perennial gardens are both ideal settings for an outdoor ceremony, followed by cocktail hour on the patio or in the garden.
Nestled in the quiet countryside, Temple's Country Weddings offers a casual elegance to compliment your magical day. The experienced special events team at Temple's will ensure every detail is attended to, providing you with a wonderfully memorable wedding day your guests will talk about for years. Our wedding package includes services such as planning with an on-site planner as well as a wedding coordinator for the big day. Choice of two outdoor ceremony sites. You and your guests can enjoy the beautiful perenial garden ceremony site that includes a pergola, white folding guests chairs, a wooden signing table, and chair; or you may invision your wedding taking place in the maple woods with the birds singing and trees providing the green canopy while your guests sit on locally grown live edge wooden benches in an all natural attmosphere. You have full use of many necessary items such as wooden tables, chairs, ivory linens, glassware, dishware, cutlery, slideshow screens, wishing well lockbox, wooden cupcake and cake stands, vases, signs, lanterns and seasonal decor. Licensed bar and all event staff will also be assigned to your event to ensure it flows seamlessly. While your guests arrive, your bridal party will be getting dressed in the groom's room (log cabin) and the bridal loft (in the sugar camp). You have the use of flower gardens, trail and grounds for photos. Family or plated -style food service is all made in house by the talented culinary staff of the property. You can also look forward to customized menus, timelines, and bar signage.
Temple Sugar Bush is located a short drive west of Ottawa, Ontario, between Carleton Place and Perth, just minutes from Highway 7.
13 Reviews for Temple's Sugar Bush
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Melissa C. · Married on 07/11/2020
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Fantastic events team. During Covid they have been nothing but amazing and supportive. They make planning your wedding stress-free and supply you with everything you need to do for your special day.Sent on 16/08/2021
Terah S. · Married on 04/01/2020
The staff at Temples were amazing from start to finish and go over and above to make your day perfect! Our day was so relaxing and 100% what we were hoping for !Sent on 21/02/2020
Temple's Sugar Bush's reply:Terah & Jarrett,
Emma V. · Married on 24/05/2019
Stunning Venue for Our Perfect May Wedding
From the moment we walked through the door, my husband and I both fell in love with this venue. After meeting Moira, it became clear that this was where we were meant to be married. Not only was the location absolutely stunning, we also have the opportunity to return again each spring when the restaurant is open for maple season. After the many months of planning, we truly felt like we were a part of the Temple’s family. Moira and her excellent staff were with us every step of the way! From late night emails, to panicked phone calls, every worry was alleviated by Moira and her team. The planning process was a breeze with Temples, who also offer on-site catering and use of various beautiful decorations. We picked the garden site for our ceremony and were blessed with good weather, but gladly would have been married in the beautiful building. Moira was confident that we would have a perfect day and had told us if it rained, they would do everything possible to get us outside. Moira made sure that before the wedding she was up to date on all of the details and was aware of all vendors involved (who all spoke highly of Temple’s). On the day of, I was confident that the wedding would go smoothly in Temple’s hands. They had lists of where all of our decorations were to go, wrote on chalkboards for us, and even added a few special touches! My bridesmaids commented on how much better they felt having someone to cue them down the aisle. Not only was I at ease with Moira greeting me at the beginning of the aisle, but I also felt like a princess having my own personal “dress train fluffer” at the beginning of the main aisle. After the ceremony, staff were constantly circulating with appetizers. My husband and I were delivered our own special plate while we took photos. We got numerous comments on how delicious our appetizers were and how so many people were worried they wouldn’t have room for dinner! The mini fish and chips and maple glazed bacon wrapped cheddar were especially big hits. We were able to attend a food tasting prior to the wedding and had such a hard time deciding on what food to have because it was all so delicious. The staff was attentive during dinner and any concerns were taken care of immediately. Prior to the wedding dietary restrictions and allergies had also been discussed and planned for accordingly. Our vanilla custard in a waffle bowl for dessert was another especially popular hit. The staff quickly changed the room at the front to create a dance floor after dinner. After the wedding, everything was cleaned up and boxed up incredibly efficiently for our parents to take home. Temple's even had a selection of mini maple syrup bottles that we chose for wedding favours and everyone loved them! It was a hard goodbye and we could feel the genuine love from Moira and her staff towards us. I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and respect from these individuals. Our day was truly perfect because of Temple’s and we cannot wait to visit again each spring. Anyone who chooses to have their wedding here will not regret it. Thank you all again!
*Photos courtesy of: Starts With A Dream PhotographySent on 09/05/2020
Temple's Sugar Bush's reply:Emma & Chase,
Lindsay F. · Married on 18/08/2018
The Best Wedding Venue EVER!
I cannot say enough good words about Temples and our experience there for our wedding. From the time we first saw the venue we were in love and knew it was a perfect match. Moira and her team were simply better than we could have ever imagined at orchestrating our dream day. From the beginning they were very organized, friendly, and 100% focused on making things as easy yet as perfect as possible for our special day. They even have decor you can borrow, although it is beautiful enough inside that you really don't need a lot! I had zero worries the day of the wedding! I mean ZERO! We have had a million compliments on the decor, the environment, and of course the food. I have NEVER been to a wedding with such great food, big portions, a variety of options. It was served family style nice and warm and there was no delay in waiting to be served. The outdoor ceremony sites were both gorgeous, well maintained and perfect for pictures. I really could go on and on about how much our guests, my husband, and I loved our time there- I get butterflies just driving by the sign!!Sent on 18/09/2018
Temple's Sugar Bush's reply:Thank you for the kind words Lindsay and Shawn, It was our absolute honour and pleasure to help you with your wedding day.
Laura H. · Married on 07/07/2017
Amazing food, people and venue! Our guests were so impressed with everything! The team at Temples went above and beyond for everything and gave any help or advice when needed. They really made the day go so smoothly. We were not stressed at all because we knew Temples were so on the ball! We made an excellent choice when we booked with Temples sugar bush.Sent on 31/07/2017
Temple's Sugar Bush's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! It was our honour and pleasure to be a part of your day.
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