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Last update: October 2022

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre premier wedding venue located in London, Ontario. This expansive Georgian manor is settled on expansive landscaped grounds, manicured to perfection. Embrace the history of this storied establishment for your special day by taking full advantage of its refined design and selection of amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre is characterized by its exterior of classic red brick, with shuttered windows and towering white pillars surrounding its entrance. Inside, you will find a dining room with elegant white wall panelling, primed to host your reception or ceremony. You can welcome a gathering of up to 200 guests standing and 170 guests seated for your event. Enjoy the new outdoor Spencer's Pavilion for your outdoor reception that can accomadate upto 200 guests for dinner. Should you prefer an outdoor ceremony, this venue provides a wealth of space on its grounds. Exchange your vows in the gracefully designed gazebo as your loved ones look on, or hold a service in the sun on the estate’s expansive patio.

Services Offered

Designed to provide detail-oriented assistance to those that wish to celebrate here, the management of the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre offers a number of services. Collaborate with the in-house catering sales manager to devise a plan for your dream day. Our sales Catering manager has hands-on experience in event coordination and is enthusiastic about her mission to help couples make the most of this bright, spacious venue. She can act as a liaison between you and the many helpful staff members that can bring the vision of your event to fruition. For example, executive chef Jeff Enwright can help to design a wedding menu suited to your specific tastes. A fully bartending staff can be arranged for your reception, serving champagne, specialty beers, and wines at your request. Furniture rental is available for your occasion, from ceremony seating to dining tables and chairs. Glassware, flatware, linen and china are included in this package. You may also request audio-visual equipment for use at your ceremony and reception. All set up for your event can be managed by the staff, allowing you to enjoy your day seamlessly.


Lodgings are easily accessible at this location. With 125 guestrooms including 2 suites, you and your guests can enjoy an array of features in these plush, comfortable rooms. Room service is also available so that you can enjoy a night of rest and relaxation with delicious delivered-to-your-door cuisine. Other notable benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Ergonomic workstation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Preferred Wedding room block rates

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2 large event space, 2 smaller rooms

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What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
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
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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

Cake cutting

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
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88% Recommended by couples

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10 reviews
Allison W. Married on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Get Married Here!

I got married at Ivey Spencer June 11, 2022, and it was literally picture perfect. The ground were perfectly manicured and maintained, the outdoor tent was grand and classic and the staff, on all levels, were truly fantastic. Laura Bartel was a lifesaver and the best wedding coordinator you could ever ask for. We booked our wedding pre-COVID and so had to deal with a rescheduling and all the uncertainties that came along with it, but with Ivey I didn't have to worry about if our big day was still going to be as we imagined it. I truly cannot think of a negative thing to say about this beautiful venue. If you're considering it, I say you should go for it 100%!
Maryke H. Married on 01/10/2022
4 out of 5 rating

Beautiful... but expensive

It was a beautiful wedding! So many picture opportunities! It was fun and planning was easy! Changing last minute details was no problem! Everything was taken care of and well organized. But We also got slapped with a surprise $1000 charge after the wedding. Not sure if i would recommend
Danielle A. Married on 06/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Full Service

Doing my wedding with IVEY SPENCER BUILDING was a smooth sailing right from the beginning. What you're paying for is not only the absolutely stunning place inside and out. You have security if it rains, the convenience of having everything at one place and the full service not only from Caitlin but from the whole staff. I got ready here my husband got ready here, we had the ceremony outside and the reception inside with the fantastic menu, dancing drinks and late night food. Most of our guests stayed the night making it safe for them to indulge as they pleased.
This place was on the higher end of the venue's we looked at but the idea of having everything set up for us, the excellent customer service they provided, and the full service from start to finish made my wedding 10x better that I didn't have to worry about anything.
80 guests open bar soup to start steak n lobster creme brulee 5 different passed apps and late night sliders.
Marisa S. Married on 08/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue decision for our best day ever.

My husband and I got married in June 2019 and we had wanted the Ivey Spencer Centre to be our venue as soon as we had started talking about getting married.
When I first contacted Caitlin to see what dates they had available she was so quick to respond with times she had open to meet with us. From the first meeting we were so excited for our day to come!
The day of our wedding everything went so smooth it still feels like a dream. Caitlin took away all the stress people told me I would have as a Bride, and it was the easiest process leading up to the best day of our lives.
We would recommend Caitlin and Ivey Spencer to anyone who would be looking for a smooth process, a hotel on site for guests and a BEAUTIFUL inside and\or outside spot to get married.

We couldn't say more great things about Ivey Spencer and Caitlin.
Best decision for our best day ever.

-Marisa & Aaron Stocking
Lindsay H. Married on 16/09/2017
4.2 out of 5 rating
Our wedding at Ivey Spencer was beautiful! The food was amazing and the it has the most gorgeous places to take photos.

You get the beautiful old Willow Room for the bride to get ready in. Then for cocktail hour you get the patio and the garden room. For dinner you have the dining hall, then afterwards for dancing you dance in the garden room and still have the patio. You also basically have your own washrooms in the hall. Lots of space and no need for shuffling things around throughout the night.

The only complaints I would have are that we couldn’t rehearse at the gazebo because it was booked with another event. Also you can’t get into decorate the hall until about 1-2pm because they have lunch for the hotel guests there. So you’re decorating crew has to be speedy to get it all done before a 4pm ceremony.
Lisa G. Married on 12/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Loved every second

We did our wedding dec 12 and it was an orange zone in Covid. The venue was very understanding of us wanting to get married on that day even with restrictions. They dealt with the changes as they came. They made sure that all of our guests were going to be safe as well as their staff members. We had tables separated by household as well as the ceremony was set up in sections so people were 6feet apart when they were not in the same house. They made it work where my husband and I didn’t have to wear masks when we did our vows and we only wore them walking up and down the aisle. This was so appreciated by both of us. The planner Lina was willing and able to talk to me at any time of the day and was always trying to make things work in our favour so we would have the best experience under such uncertain times. The staff were friendly and the food was incredible. I’ve had many compliments about the venue and food and even though our wedding was only 4 hours long from start to finish it was the best time for us and our guests.
Debbie A. Married on 26/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious Food and Beautiful Venue

We had a great experience planning our wedding reception at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. Caitlin and the staff were easy to work with and very accommodating of all our needs and preferences. The venue layout was perfect - there's lots of space for people to move around and you don't feel confined to one crowded room. We were also very impressed with the quality of food at Ivey Spencer. We received numerous compliments from our guests and we enjoyed the food very much! We would definitely recommend Ivey Spencer for weddings.
Jas Married on 31/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Venue

Ivey Spencer is a magical place to get married. There are so many beautiful places to have your photos taken inside and outside the venue. Our wedding photos turned out beautifully. We looked at many venues and the food at Ivey Spencer is the best of all the locations in terms of quality and taste. Working with Caitlin was a dream and she made the planning process so much easier and less stressful for us and she was very helpful the day of our wedding. They are so flexible to make your day extra special. Many guests complimented the venue and the food. We couldn't have chosen a better place to get married!
Anna R. Married on 29/09/2018
1 out of 5 rating

Poor Professionalism - Do NOT book Wedding with

Absolutely disgusted with how the Ivey Spencer Centre handled my wedding. My fiancé and I booked a block of rooms with this hotel over 8 months before our wedding. Once our invitations had gone out, guests had trouble booking a room online, as they were told the reservation was blocked/cancelled. The Ivey Spencer Centre failed to reach out to us and inform us they would be cancelling our block of rooms. Instead, my fiancé and I had to call, were told that there was an "inventory adjustment" that needed to be made and we no longer were able to reserve rooms with them (finding all of this out 2 months before our wedding). How do you operate a business with these skills? I am ashamed we even considered this location as a hotel for our guests. The lack of common curtesy professionalism and communication has me very disappointed. I will never recommend the Ivey Spencer Centre to anyone.
Lisa W. Married on 02/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Bliss

Our daughter celebrated her wedding ceremony and reception at Ivey. It was amazing. The grounds were absolutely beautiful for an outdoor ceremony and pictures. The options for guests to be in the lounge, dining room, Garden Room, or patio was the highlight for many of our guests who couldn't stop telling us that this was one of the best weddings they had attended. The food was just incredible, from the appetizers to the main dinner to the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and candy bar for late night. The staff definitely made the day even more memorable. They went above and beyond to make sure the day ran smoothly, especially the even coordinator Caitlin Price. She was our angel that day. Every staff member, though, was professional, friendly, and helpful. The guest rooms were comfortable, clean, and very inviting. I can't say enough about how much I appreciate them. Weddings can be stressful but the staff at Ivey were there at every turn to make this event so much easier to plan and implement.
I would recommend it in a heartbeat!
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Meet the team

Lina  Merchant
Lina Merchant
Director of Sales

Lina joined Dolce Hotels and Resorts, now Wyndham Hotel Group in January 2007 as Sales and Marketing Manager. She was quickly appointed the Director of Sales and has been leading the property’s growing sales and planning team ever since. Lina is a subject matter expert in the areas of new business development and major market expansion. She has successfully built a six member, gold standard, dream team and is always eager to impart her entrepreneurial and business management wisdom on to them. Her active lifestyle includes serving as a Chair and a member of select committees for the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) North America

Jeff Enwright
Jeff Enwright
Executive Chef

I have been professionally dedicated to excellency in the industry for 20+ years. I spent 10 years as Sous/Executive Chef for Delta Hotels By Marriott and have cooked for two Canadian Prime Ministers; organized, prepared, and hosted International Figure Skating Championships and has made several Food Network appearances. I also successfully competed against celebrity chef Bob Blumer.

Laura Bartel
Laura Bartel
Catering Sales Manager

Laura’s love of the hospitality and tourism industry flourished in NW Ontario while operating a waterfront resort, continually working to exceed guest expectations and drive business. With 15 years experience in the industry, she has knowledge in all facets of operations to work with your vision and help make your event unforgettable. She relates easily with people and has an undeniable passion to work with guests to make their day magical. She is excited to be part of our team as our new Sales and Catering Manager.


551 Windermere Rd N5X 2T1 London (Ontario)
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