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Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is a wedding venue located on 33 acres of rural landscape in Ingersoll, Ontario. Established in 1872, this landmark was once the starting point of the Canadian cheese industry. Its gorgeous spaces and trimmed lawns make it ideal for weddings and celebrations of all types and sizes during any season of the year.

Facilities and capacity

This venue has eight spaces that make up its facilities. Elm Hurst Inn & Spa鈥檚 Grand Ballroom is the most classic indoor space. It is ideal for larger weddings with a capacity for up to 230 guests. In The James Harris Room, couples and their loved ones can enjoy an elegant space that boasts high ceilings, large windows, and a private balcony. It holds up to 100 guests. The lovely Victorian Mansion Ballroom is located in the Elm Hurst Inn Mansion and has an adjoining deck. Up to 50 people can enjoy the fresh air here after dining and dancing. Moving to the noteworthy 19th-century space of The Carriage House, wooden floors and beamed ceilings offer room for celebrations of up to 100 guests. Couples desiring to host an outdoor ceremony can book The Valley with its countryside backdrop. It includes a gazebo overlooking the pond and can also accommodate tented outdoor celebrations of up to 500 guests. Ceremonies can likewise take place at The Front Garden Gazebo. There is also The Pond, which has a fountain and natural waterfall along with a deck that holds up to 15 guests. The surrounding lawns can accommodate an additional 150 individuals.

Services offered

The passionate team at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa provides a variety of services to help couples' wedding dreams become a reality. They offer all-inclusive packages to cover the many details of a couple鈥檚 special day. This includes food and beverages. Our Executive Chef works with locally sourced produce and his menus include the finest Canadian products. There is a spa that offers a wide range of services. An Event Coordinator that assists couples organize their event. Centrepieces and linens are provided and the team shares a list of recommended vendors to make planning simpler.

Accommodation

This venue offers multiple guest rooms with their own private bathrooms and amenities. A large bed, jacuzzi, picturesque views, and private patio are some of the amenities that offer the chance to unwind. The comfortable rooms are elegantly appointed, providing a retreat before and after the occasion.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet hall
Historic
Inn/B&B
Mansion

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Country
Garden
Rustic
Vintage

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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

No

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

$1,200

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

$995

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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?

$75

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

$70

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$70

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

$55

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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Tonya
Tonya B. Married on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The PERFECT wedding venue!!

Working with Jennifer and Brittany to plan my wedding at the Elm Hurst was an amazing experience. They were extremely professional and responsive, keeping me on track with wedding planning, both through e-mail and in person. Jennifer generously took time to show us the grounds and the many ceremony and reception spaces the Elm Hurst has to offer. It is such a beautiful space to have a wedding ceremony and reception - from the lush outdoor greens to the beautiful fountain out front, to the beautiful reception spaces. My partner and I chose to have our reception at the Carriage House and it was the best decision we made. It was the perfect size for our reception of 76 guests, and we liked that it was secluded from the main inn. The food was INCREDIBLE, my guests still tell me the food was amazing weeks after! I'm so glad this is what people will remember about my wedding. One of the best parts of having our wedding at the Elm Hurst was that a lot of our guests were able to book rooms at the Elm Hurst to stay overnight. The rooms were absolutely beautiful, clean, and well-kept. It was so nice that I was able to have breakfast with many of my guests the morning after. I would HIGHLY recommend the Elm Hurst as a wedding venue!!!
Alison
Alison G. Married on 30/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Great experience

I would 馃挴 recommend this venue. They were pleasant to work with and run a great show. Our day was perfect and they definitely played a huge part in this!!!
Okoko
Okoko Married on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding wedding venue

Our original wedding date was scheduled for 2021. Due to Covid we had to change our wedding date 3 times. Erin at Elm Hurst was very understanding and we were able to add a covid clause to our contract.
Lesley at Elm Hurst took over Erin鈥檚 position. Lesley did an amazing job! She was very accommodating and she made sure that everything leading up to the wedding was exactly as planned.
On the day of the wedding Lesley made sure that everything ran on time. Sergio and his team did a fabulous job behind the scenes and the set up and the food was mind blowing.
I highly recommend this venue.
Kaitlin
Kaitlin A. Married on 04/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Elm Hurst was perfect!

We worked with Erin at the beginning stages of planning our wedding (e.g. showing us the venue), and Lesley for the rest, including the day of - both were wonderful! Lesley promptly responded to my MANY emails about various wedding details and always responded to all of my questions. On the day of, Lesley was very organized and ensured that everything ran smoothly - a few of our guests even noticed and commented on this, saying that they were very impressed. Lesley checked in with us multiple times throughout the day to make sure that we had everything we needed, which we really appreciated. Thanks Lesley! :)

As for the venue itself, my husband and I are so happy with our decision to have our wedding at the Elm Hurst! It is such a beautiful venue with picturesque scenery that made for so many stunning photo opportunities. We had our ceremony on the Front Lawn in front of the fountain, and so many of our guests commented on not only how beautiful it was, but how a light breeze carried a refreshing mist from the fountain that made the ceremony all the more enjoyable. We had our reception in the Carriage House, which perfectly accommodated our smaller wedding (60 guests). We loved that the Carriage House felt like our own private venue within the venue, as it is outside of the hotel. The food was incredible - everyone raved about it, even days later! And the honeymoon suite for the night of (the Lord Connaught) was amazing - we are already planning to book it again for our first anniversary. Overall, we would highly recommend the Elm Hurst to anyone! :)
Sierra
Sierra Married on 27/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

Elm Hurst Inn and Soa was the absolute perfect wedding venue, we really couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better location to host our special day. The building itself and the grounds are so beautiful but it is the service that really sets Elm Hurst apart. We had a very long process with this wedding, with not one but two postponements due to COVID and the staff at Elm Hurst was nothing but kind a supportive throughout the process. This really made a stressful time so much more manageable. Lesley and Sergio were both so excellent in their roles coordinating the wedding. The food at Elm Hurst is also fantastic. Many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to and we definitely owe that to Elm Hurst! Thank you!
Megan
Megan Married on 16/04/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue!

The team at Elm Hurst were absolutely incredible and made us feel so special from beginning to end! Honestly if you need a sign to choose Elm Hurst for your wedding venue, this is it!! Lesley was our wedding coordinator and made everything run so smoothly. We had to postpone a and she was super helpful in finding us an alternate date. She always responded promptly and was eager to answer all of our questions. We sat down with both Lesley & Sergio (banquet manager) 2 days prior to go over absolutely everything (which soothed my type A brain lol) and we left feeling like we had nothing to worry about which was absolutely correct! On the day of the wedding, we felt spoilt from the staff at Elm Hurst who always made sure to keep us fed and hydrated and we even ended the night with a surprise gift in our hotel room from Lesley which was so sweet! Highly recommend!!
Zaiba
Dennis Married on 06/11/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Great location

Simply amazing and elegant. They took care of our food allergy very carefully. The whole day went without very smooth.
Teagan
Teagan C. Married on 30/10/2021
4.4 out of 5 rating

Best Party Ever

I originally booked my wedding in 2019 for the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa. They were super accommodating throughout the changing plans brought on by COVID. Our entire wedding team did change multiple times throughout the process, but that is not surprising considering the state of the wedding industry during COVID. My only complaint is that some of the Elm Hurst staff (specifically the hotel and bar staff, not the wedding staff), were rude to guests. Again, with COVID I am somewhat understanding, and all of the wedding specific staff were fabulous.
Victoria
Victoria Married on 29/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding dreams come true

As so many have said before me, the Elm Hurst truly is one of the best wedding venues in the entire province. My husband鈥檚 family used to go to the restaurant for Easter dinner every year, and the first year I joined them, I knew from the moment I saw the building that this was where I wanted to get married. The old rustic house, the incredible grounds, the sense of class that鈥檚 baked into every experience there is just unbeatable. When we got engaged, we contacted the Elm Hurst right away and set up a time to book a viewing. We booked a date for a year and a half out and signed the paperwork that day. When the pandemic caused us to have to delay our wedding by an entire year, Erin and the team were so accommodating and understanding. They worked with us to find a new date and honoured the same price we鈥檇 signed onto. We kept in good communication with them leading up to the day; Lesley, our wedding coordinator, took so much time and care into making sure the day was planned as best we could, even with provincial health restrictions making things so unsure. Day-of was as perfect as it could possibly be. Our guests were blown away by how beautiful the venue was, and the excellent service. Even a month after our wedding people will not stop talking to us about how incredible the food tasted, and how large the portion sizes were. Lesley was there the whole time to ensure things were running smoothly, and the rest of the staff was incredibly supportive and helpful as well. It really felt like a dream come true getting to celebrate our wedding there, and I couldn鈥檛 possibly recommend it highly enough. Five stars is not enough stars!! Thank you to the entire crew at the Elmhurst for such a perfect day.
Jessica
Jessica D. Married on 22/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing and beautiful venue

Every aspect of the venue from the bridal suite to the grand ballroom room was beautiful. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was was complimented by everyone. Breakfast included for guests that stay and made it all the more special delivering it to your room on your wedding day. Many good backdrops and opportunities for photos. Only thing is when planning and calling the main lobby desk it is very hard to get ahold of someone.
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Awards

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Elm Hurst Inn & Spa Real Weddings

Ruby & Enos
28 Photos 路 19/Aug/2022
Laura & Darryl
36 Photos 路 13/Aug/2022
Katharine & Timothy
7 Photos 路 06/Aug/2021
Zach & Erin
25 Photos 路 05/Jun/2021
Rob & Mag
33 Photos 路 18/Oct/2020
Sara & Nick
7 Photos 路 16/Oct/2020

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Map

415 Harris Street PO Box 123 N5C3J8 Ingersoll (Ontario)
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