Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau

2259 Prince of Wales Drive K2E 6Z8 Nepean (Ontario) Map
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About Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau

Explore the hidden gem that is Monterey Hotel in Nepean, Ontario. As the only riverfront hotel in Ottawa, this venue offers a unique setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The tranquil, resort-style locale provides uninterrupted river views, dazzling gardens, and century-old evergreens that create the perfect backdrop for your special day. Monterey Hotel is located 12 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport, close to Conroy Pit and Kingsdale Avenue.

Facilities and capacity

Nestled on five acres of evergreens, pines and tranquil gardens, the hotel offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your celebration. There are five sophisticated event spaces from which couples can choose. Ceremonies can also be hosted in the charming private patio that overlooks the Rideau River. It can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Services offered

The experienced team of Monterey Hotel will perfectly design the wedding of your dreams. The wedding planners will help couples throughout the planning process and make it a grand success. The hotel offers all-inclusive wedding packages to make your event hassle-free. Live entertainment and DJs are available for your event. Couples can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed after spending their wedding night in the Honeymoon Suite.

Cuisine

Along with meticulous service, the hotel offers the finest cuisine for you and your guests. The menus are designed to fit every budget and style. Couples can choose buffet or sit-down catering service for their event.

Other facilities

Guests can enjoy the optional facilities offered at this hotel. These include:

  • Heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking
  • Number of guests From 2 to 150
  • Maximum Capacity 120 Rounds, 200 Cocktail
  • Type Banquet hall, hotel, restaurant
  • Style City, country, garden, modern, rustic, waterfront
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,900.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 40.00

More information about Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    70 guests for a Saturday night from May to November. No minimum on other days
  • 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
    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 wine
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle runners
    Altar/arches
    Audio equipment
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photobooth
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    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$ 1400
  • 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$ 600
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 600
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 40
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 38
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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7 Reviews for Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 4.9
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    Angela Sullivan · Married on 19/09/2014

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding at this location. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My only thing was our special request for a certain alcohol to be at the bar for my husband and it wasn't. He was very disappointed about this. Also we had to ask to have the outside cleaned up before the wedding as it needed a little TLC. But food was amazing and the price is fantastic!

    Sent on 28/09/2014
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    Christina M · Married on 12/10/2012

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I was able to have the wedding of my dreams, and keep my budget in check!. The venue is just absolutely gorgeous with a stone fireplace, old stone walls, floor to ceiling arch windows, cast iron chandeliers, rich wood tables and chairs...just a perfect combination.

    Very little decoration was needed, I opted out of tableclothes (except decorative tables and head table with skirt) as the tables were naturally beautiful. The location is on the Ottawa river, in the city and there is gorgeous landscaping and patio in the back for wedding photos on location. We hired a DJ to dance the night away, they provided a dance floor and even allowed us to open a second bar for the non-dancers in a pub downstairs with quieter music.

    They changed chefs from the time we had our food tasting to the time we had our ceremony and didn't tell us, I was a little dissapointed in that as the food presentation changed. Everyone still loved the food, only my husband and I knew the difference. The rooms were okay, moderately priced for Ottawa, but I expected a little more. Oh well, the ceremony and reception was fantastic!!

    Overall, great experience, great service, no post-party clean up and free brunch the next morning!

    Sent on 23/11/2012
  • C

    Calvin Cloutier · Married on 01/09/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Resort is a hidden gem in Ottawa. If you are looking for a venue that offers the complete wedding on site without any travel this is the place. The staff is friendly and do whatever they can to help make your day perfect.

    Sent on 07/09/2012
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    Lauren Bell · Married on 11/08/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Renting this venue was one of the best decisions we could have made!
    The staff were on point both the night of and leading up to our wedding! So friendly, so kind and so reliable!

    Sent on 25/08/2012
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    Terry Bastien · Married on 19/05/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We knew the first time we seen The Monterey Inn on the internet that it was going to be the place where we would have our wedding. The wedding coordinator was very helpful/knowledgeable with everything regarding questions and requests, she really made it easy.

    The staff surpassed our expectations they were all very professional, accommodating, friendly and easy to approach.

    We loved everything that the Monterey Inn has to offer.

    The brunch is very well prepared as well. We returned for a brunch three months later and the staff remembered us. It was very touching.

    Our day was absolutely fantastic, we got only positive feedback from everyone, the food was exquisite and the accommodations made it easy for out of town guests.

    The ceremony/reception was perfect and the happiest day our lives! We loved everything about our special day.

    We would 100% recommend the Monterey Inn to anybody getting married or for any celebration/event.

    Terry and Tracey

    Sent on 04/09/2012

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