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Last update: May 2024

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.

We currently have several great dates in the Fall of 2025.

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.

Services Offered

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 off Highway 7.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2 outdoor ceremony sites, indoor dinner and reception venue, bridal loft and groom's room

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Liability insurance
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


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


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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Limited bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Signature drink
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Reviews for Temple's Sugar Bush

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
20 reviews
97% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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Andrea K. Sent on 10/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day!

I cannot begin to sing enough praises of working with Temples. The venue is gorgeous, the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the food was amazing and several of the guests told me it was the best and more beautiful wedding venue they had ever been to. It made our wedding absolutely perfect!
Kristen S. Sent on 22/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true

Choosing temples as our wedding venue was an absolute dream come true! I can not say enough about temples. Not only is their venue naturally breath taking, but temples has created a space that pays attention to the small details. From their grooms room, to baskets of whatever you might need in the restrooms, temples has thought of everything ahead of time! Their selection of decor for us made decorating easy, and inexpensive. They truly are an all-inclusive wedding venue. The fact that their food is one of the best parts, is the cherry on top! Every single one of our guest raves about the food! And sooo much of it!
Lastly I have to speak about the staff! From the very behind, Sherry and Moira were incredibly warm and welcoming. By the time our wedding was over we truly felt like part of the Temples family! We can not wait to come back in the spring for pancake breakfast and get to be in this special place once again!
Sarah B. Sent on 06/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Service and Gorgeous Grounds

My fiance and I got married on Oct 29th, 2021 at Temple's after delaying and then cancelling our destination wedding in Mexico due to Covid. I have to say I was pretty devastated as I really didn't want to get married in Canada; I wanted to be on a beach!! We decided to go with Temple's as they had such good reviews and we just got such a good vibe from them from the very first communication.
Now that our wedding day has come and gone I can honestly say I am so happy we ended up getting married at Temple's, our day was perfect. The staff there are absolutely impeccable. Sherry, Moira and Michael will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. We cancelled our Mexico wedding in August and planned with Temple's our October wedding in less than 90 days. We did 99% of the planning virtually due to Covid and although not ideal, the planning process was smooth. We did do a site visit before booking and they even sent us home with some left overs from the event the night before so we could try the food (thanks Moira!). Temple's is all about the little details!
The grounds at Temple's are gorgeous and although the property is small there is a lot of areas for different, beautiful backdrops. The main building is adorable from the outside and warm and inviting on the inside. They set out fleece blankets to our guests during the ceremony and had umbrellas in case of rain. They had a firepit going for after the ceremoney for guests to warm up around. They have many different decorations, candle holders, and signs for you to use all at no additional charge. Our guests raved about the food and there was a lot of variety to choose from! Sherry even offered to walk down the aisle behind me and hold my train up so it wouldn't get too wet/dirty. It ended up being quite dry luckily but being October you never know! Sherry also took down our arch swag and rearranged it on the mantle to save us from buying two different flower arrangements. They have beautiful gardens in the front and back, I almost wish we would have gotten married in the spring!
All in all I have nothing bad to say about Temple's and the amazing crew that works there. They are kind and caring and want your day to be as special as you do. Thank you so much to everyone at Temple's, especially Sherry, Michael and Moira. We have nothing but perfect, special memories from our wedding day there! You guys rock! We will definitely be back for maple syrup in the spring.
Melissa C. Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Temple's Sugar bush

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.
Emma V. Sent on 09/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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 Photography
Terah S. Sent on 21/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

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 !
Julia K. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and service

Honestly couldn't have been happier with the venue and service! They go above and beyond to cater to your needs and treat you like family. They did amazing with the decor and bringing my vision to life. I loved it!!
Mikayla Sent on 03/06/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Amazing Rustic Venue

Very happy with our big day at Temples. Thank you to everyone in the Temple’s team for making our day special.

Temples is a beautiful rustic venue with a massive stone fireplace and beautiful wood beam interior! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to hold our wedding
Krista N. Sent on 27/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue ever

We got married at Temples in 2021 and couldn't have been happier with the entire experience! We were supposed to be married in 2020 but because of the pandemic decided to postpone. The staff at Temples were so accommodating and willing to work with all their couples to arrange alternate dates and arrangements. They were truly wonderful to work with. Their communication and support leading up to the wedding was a life saver. They have seriously thought of EVERYTHING - They have an enormous inventory of decor to choose from, welcome signs, blankets for guests, flip flops, really anything you could possibly need, they have it! The food was DELICIOUS. All the staff are extremely kind and helpful. And the venue is even more stunning in person! Do yourself a favour and choose Temples for your wedding or event venue, you will not regret it!
Dawn N. Sent on 25/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding wedding venue & stellar team

On October 8, 2021, a truly MAGICAL wedding occurred at Temples, for our son, and, our daughter-in-law. Moira, Sherry, and, Michael, the dedicated managers and staff of Temples, brought the couple's every dream to life!

The dedication of the Temples team was remarkable, especially in light of ever-shifting pandemic regulations. Every meeting, the wedding rehearsal, and, the wedding ceremony, dinner and reception, underlined the superb skills, knowledge, and attentiveness, of the team.

We unreservedly recommend Temples as an outstanding wedding venue!

Idyllic, breath-takingly beautiful, awe-inspiring, are just some of the superlatives that our guests and family members used to describe the entire experience!

In an enchanted forest glade, with leaves cascading gently down, the couple were wed, with their loved ones in attendance. Harp and bagpipe music enlivened the occasion. The cocktail reception, outside, exceeded expectations.

Wedding guests rhapsodized over the stunning setting for the wedding, the romantic grounds, gardens, and, buildings. They commented on the superb ethic of care, and, professionalism that the members of Temples brought to every task.

Thank you for the outstanding support that we received from you, in planning and delivering the wedding!

If Temples Weddings are known, deservedly, for their hallmark of excellence, it is Sherry, Moira, and, Michael who exemplify thoughtfulness in everything they do, as its stellar ambassadors.

The appetizers, main course, dessert, and, other food choices elicited rave reviews! The pizza, which was devoured, as the late-night snack, was so very delicious that it vanished within minutes of being served!

Moira and Sherry, in particular, you are a formidable team, splendid in every way, rendering remarkable results for your clients.


Dawn and Greg

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Temple's Sugar Bush Real Weddings

Justin & Phebe
33 Photos · 08/Jul/2023
Kristen & Zack
8 Photos · 10/Jun/2022
Shai & Ray
29 Photos · 12/Sep/2021
Emma & Chase
101 Photos · 24/May/2019
Temple's Wedding Package Inclusions and options
Temple's Sugar Bush first course (soup or salad)
Temple's Sugar Bush main course
Temple's Sugar Bush desserts
Temple's Sugar Bush sides and vegetarian options
Temple's Sugar Bush late night menu
Temple's kid's menu
Temple's additional menu options


1700 Ferguson Falls Rd K0G 1K0 Lanark (Ontario)
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