Idlewyld Inn & Spa

36 Grand Avenue N6C 1K8 London (Ontario) View map
6 reviews

Number of guests 2 to 50

About Idlewyld Inn & Spa

Idlewyld Inn & Spa is a London-based venue that specializes in hosting weddings and other special events. This lovely Victorian inn was originally built in 1878, and offers gorgeous surroundings, comfortable accommodations and a professional staff that is ready to cater to your every need. This venue is brimming with charm with historical architecture, elegant fireplaces and amazing woodwork to match.

Facilities and capacity

The Inn's facilities include the following:

  • The Parlour Room: This was once the mansion's living room and is great for smaller gatherings of up to 24 guests but may be combined with The Drawing Room for larger groups.
  • The Drawing Room: It includes a marvelous fireplace and famous Linsrusts-Walton wall coverings. It is perfect for parties of up to 12 guests.
  • The Wine Celler: This newly-renovated space has wall-to-ceiling wine cellers and a lot of natural lighting. It is ideal for up to 50 guests.
  • The Garden Courtyard: This space is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and/or receptions with a capacity of up to 50 guests.
  • The Front Porch: This is a covered, outdoor space which is appealing for weddings of up to 30 guests.

Services offered

The services offered include:

  • Boutique wedding package
  • Idlewyld elopement package
  • Idlewyld Rolls Royce

Additionally, it offers services for other celebrations such as:

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Holiday parties and more

Cuisine

Trevor Stephens is the head chef or Chef de Cuisine of this venue. After spending 9 years as a sous chef at the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, he came to this inn to offer a gastronomic experience worthy of a big hotel but with the charm of a boutique inn.

Accommodation

The accommodations offered at the Inn include 21 rooms with a number of amenities. Some rooms feature private balconies, elegant wooden trimmings and Victorian fireplaces. They offer king and queen size beds, complimentary wifi and newly-renovated bathrooms with natural products among other comforts.

Other facilities

Another facility that is of interest to bridal parties is The Spa at Idlewyld. It has a team of professionals which include certified estheticians and registered massage therapists that offer the following services:

  • Hand & foot therapy
  • Massage & body therapy
  • Eminence facial therapy
  • Dead sea treatments
  • Waxing
  • Micro blading

  • Number of guests

    From 2 to 50

  • Maximum Capacity

    50

  • Type

    Historic, inn/B&B, manor

  • Style

    Classic, garden, vintage

  • Event Services

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

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 50.00

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More information about Idlewyld Inn & Spa

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • 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
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations, tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), 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? Audio equipment, 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? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • 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? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • 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 buffet service? C$ 40
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 60
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 40
  • 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? C$ 40
  • 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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Reviews for Idlewyld Inn & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 4.8
  • Jenny Levin, Married on 01/09/2018

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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    Our wedding and reception were absolutely perfect!! The wedding facilities, guest rooms, and food are exceptional! Cara was beyond amazing and made the day so much more special! Highly recommend the Idlewyld!

    Sent on 06/09/2018
  • Josephine Walsh, Married on 05/09/2015

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    Had the most perfect wedding day at Idlewyld Inn. The setting, food and service were all fantastic! Can not recommend this venue enough!

    Sent on 06/10/2015
  • Justine klinkhamer, Married on 08/10/2010

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    The Idlewyld Inn is Londons best kept secret. My husband and I are so glad we chose idlewyld as our wedding venue. Our guests still talk about the service, food and rooms at the idlewyld. With the help of Judy the on site coordinator our wedding was seamless from the first steps of planning right through to the morning after the wedding. Not only do I recommend the idlewyld to everyone but my husband and I regularly return. Perfect location if your looking for an intimate yet classy vintage wedding.

    Sent on 28/01/2011
  • Sarah Mulvey, Married on 04/09/2010

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    The Idlewyld Inn exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding day. There was really only one bump on the road in our wedding planning. The original Innkeeper, Scott, left the Idlewyld to move up north. Not all of the information he had collected from us was given on to another co-ordinator (not the innkeeper) after he had left.

    Our first in-person meeting with the co-ordinator caused a bit of concern as she was missing some important details regarding our wedding day. The room I had chosen a few months before was no longer available for the night before and the night of the wedding. I was quite disappointed, but let it go. A few days later, I called the new innkeeper, Christine, to let her know of my disappointment. She immediately reviewed the paperwork, and had my husband and I booked back in to our original room. From then on, Christine took care of us, and it was smooth sailing.

    From the moment our first guests began arriving three days before the wedding, the helpfulness and warmth of the staff was apparent. A special mention must be made to the evening staff member, Janice, who went above and beyond her regular duties to make our guests comfortable and happy. I should include that my husband and I do not live in London; we live in Japan, and many of our guests were coming from all over the world (Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the United States) to attend our wedding. Each and every one of these overseas guests had nothing but praise for the staff, the amenities, the rooms and the food at the Idlewyld.

    The cocktail reception was originally to be held outdoors on the beautiful terrace. The weather, however, had other plans. The change in plans went without a hitch, and our guests were taken care of in the beautiful front salon of the Inn. The call for dinner was made, and the guests made their way to the wine cellar; a cozy, warm and welcoming environment. There were four food choices for the guests (my bridesmaids and I had a tasting session at a beautiful dinner at the Idlewyld a few months previous to decide on the evening's menu). The food was piping hot, and served quickly and efficiently. Wine, beer and spirits were served both at the table, as well as at a small bar set up just outside the eating area.

    My husband, myself and two of our friends provided the traditional Irish music that evening. The speaker system and wiring were fine, and our guests (and the serving staff!) enjoyed an evening of jigs and reels.

    As you can see, I have nothing but praise for the Idlewyld. I visit my family in London at least twice a year, and testament to my satisfaction will be the fact that I will be visiting the Idlewyld each time for brunch or dinner with my bridesmaids for small reunions.

    I would recommend the Idlewyld to any couple who appreciate and expect attentiveness to detail, a warm environment, and professionalism on their wedding day. September 4th will carry so many memories for my husband I, and central to these memories will be time we spent at the Idlewyld Inn. Thank you so much.

    Sarah Mulvey Cullen
    Nagoya, Japan

    Sent on 28/01/2011
  • Jennifer Lucier, Married on 17/07/2010

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    We had a wonderful time and the service was great. They took care of a lot of things that made it very worry free for me. We are going to try and go back every year for our anniversary. The decor was fabulous and made for great pictures. I highly recommend Idlewyld Inn for any gathering.

    Sent on 28/01/2011

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