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Elmhirst’s Resort

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About

Located in Keene, Ontario, Elmhirst's Resort is a waterfront venue that specializes in providing a naturally beautiful setting for wedding celebrations and other special events. Your wedding day will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that needs to be memorable as well as celebrated by your closest family and friends. The venue near Rice Lake will be an excellent location to achieve that!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at Elmhirst’s Resort includes a waterfront boardwalk by Rice Lake which is ideal for ceremonies. For a banquet style reception, the facilities include the Heritage Room which is great for 100 guests, the Conservatory Room is good for up to 80 guests and the Enterprise Room which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Services offered

Elmhirst’s Resort offers couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Catering/Bar

Cuisine

This venue's sample menu is a complete dining experience with selections that combine together effortlessly. It inclues your choice of appetizers, entrées such as prime beef and chicken supreme with sides and dessert trios or creme brulee to finish.

Accommodation

This venue offers you and your guests an idyllic waterfront cottage getaway experience. Each cottage has between 1 to 5 bedrooms and include a BBQ, fireplace, full kitchen and dock. Top amenities like WiFi are also included.

Other facilities

Elmhirst's Resort also offers other facilities which include:

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Two restaurants

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, farm, inn/B&B, restaurant

Style

Country, garden, rustic, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1

Plated Service (per head)

$120

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

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 catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
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
Limited bar
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Dance floor
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 off-peak season?

$1

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Flatware

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

$128

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

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8
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    Kim G. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Perfect Reception at Elmhirst's!

    We were married October 10th in Keene and had our reception at Elmhirst's. It was a late change in our original plans due to Covid, but it was an absolutely perfect day thanks to Steve and his team! Steve met with us a few times and was available to help us via email and phone as the situation changed on a regular basis. He was calm and reassuring and very accommodating. And he loves the element of surprise, so we were thrilled when he suggested fireworks to cap off our evening! A huge hit with our guests!

    We, along with our immediate families also rented cottages for our wedding weekend and everything was wonderful. The cottages have all of the amenities that you could possibly need and the private waterfront location was wonderful! We could really relax and enjoy the festivities.

    As a bonus, Elmhirst's is a beautiful location for photos. The staff is wonderful and made us feel very special throughout our wedding weekend. We would absolutely recommend this as a location for your wedding or any special occasion!
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    Michael S. Married on 22/06/2019
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    An amazing LGBT+ friendly place for a wedding!

    We had our wedding there on June 22nd, 2019 and we cannot say enough positive things about how amazing the venue, food and staff were. From our initial site visit with Steve, to booking our guest’s accommodations with Joyce, and Alex providing excellent day of coordination, wedding planning with Elmhirst’s Resort was seamless for us as they tried (and succeeded) to make the wedding of our dreams come to life.

    Our guests will not stop talking about how incredible the food was – with several folks saying it was the BEST wedding meal they have ever had – and how efficient and friendly the service was from bartenders and waiters throughout the night. After an amazing weekend at Elmhirst’s Resort, many guests told us they intend to come back to stay again, and we booked a cabin for our 1 year anniversary on the spot.

    We also managed to squeeze in some amazing treatments at the Spa with extremely friendly attendants who were happy to take two guys through their first manicures! The sightseeing seaplane flight is also an absolute must do activity!

    Overall, as two men getting married, we were blown away with how accepting and enthusiastic the staff were about hosting a LGBT wedding. Elmhirst made us feel like part of the family and we can’t imagine any other place to have had our wedding. Highly recommend if you are looking for an outdoor venue, cottage getaway, or having the best wedding food of your life!
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    Ophelia Married on 28/05/2022
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    Stellar wedding venue!

    We had our wedding at Elmhirst's Resort in May and everything went just as we had hoped. From the time we booked the wedding package, the events staff kept in touch regularly and and followed up with us whenever the next phase of the planning was due. We chose the The Whole Shebang wedding package which includes a plated meal for the reception dinner. Each dish was just wonderful and the guests remarked on the beautiful presentation. Our family and friends found the staff to be friendly, welcoming and very helpful from the moment they arrived the night before. We would recommend Elmhirst Resort to anyone looking for a wedding package that covers all your needs from a beautiful grounds and outdoor wedding by the lake to seamless wedding organization, very professional staff and stellar catering.

    Elmhirst’s Resort's reply:

    Thank you so much for this positive review Ophelia. It was lovely working with you and Shanyn, you are such a lovely couple and I am so happy to have been a part of your special day! I will pass along your compliments on the catering and friendly welcoming to our staff members, we strive to deliver exceptional service for all of our guests and are glad to hear you had a positive experience with us. The décor you brought in was a beautiful touch to our outdoor venue, making the dining room overlooking Rice Lake look breathtaking. We loved hosting you and your guests and hope to see you back at the resort for another special occasion in the future!

    All the best on this new journey together,

    Taylor Stark
    Wedding and Event Coordinator
    Elmhirst’s Resort
    Elmhirst.ca
    P: 705-295-2152
    E: taylor@elmhirst.ca
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