Nestled in Gananoque, Ontario, Woodview Inn is a historic hotel and wedding venue that has been lovingly restored. Featuring an unforgettable Victorian style, the boutique hotel’s design is brimming with charming details. It is an ideal locale for relaxation and offers privacy for weddings and related occasions.
Facilities and Capacity
Woodview Inn’s staff welcomes couples to celebrate their wedding as well as showers, dinners, and other events in one of the hotel's elegant spaces. This means that couples can host both their ceremony and reception in one place if they so choose. The main dining room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated culinary experience or up to 50 people for a cocktail-style reception. From mid-November to mid-January, the hotel is carefully decorated for the holiday season, providing a memorable backdrop for a couple’s festivities. During the warmer months of June to September, soon-to-be newlyweds can also host celebrations on the patio. This outdoor area includes tranquil water features and blooming gardens. Couples can decide to host their wedding inside the manor, outside in the gardens, or combine both settings, depending on their vision.
The experienced staff is excited to help couples craft a bespoke soiree that reflects their tastes and style. From the start, they meet with couples to establish the celebration’s tone along with the logistics, such as budgets. The team can also provide a list with a selection of trusted vendors to help future newlyweds organize their big day. The hotel, which features a restaurant, also provides catering for events which includes bar services. The expert chefs tailor the menus to suit the serving style and can provide dishes accounting for dietary restrictions.
Woodview Inn offers a number of suites for overnight stays, all comfortably appointed with a style reminiscent of the hotel's founding era. Equipped with modern amenities, such as hairdryers and self-controlled air conditioning, guests can enjoy a restful night before and after the big day. Suites are available on the second floor of the main house as well as just outside the manor.
5 Reviews for Woodview Inn
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Malissa F. · Married on 20/12/2020
We had a lovely intimate wedding at the Woodview. In a year filled with challenges, John and Steve made our wedding happen in very short notice.
I would encourage anyone to contact them and see their beautiful venue!
Sent on 06/02/2021
Woodview Inn's reply:Thank you Malissa and Kirk for your feedback. It was such a pleasure and honour to be part of your special day.
Brenda B. · Married on 09/09/2017
Charming and Perfect Venue.
John and Steve, the owners of the Woodview Inn, were the perfect hosts to our small & intimate wedding celebration. Many of our wedding guests stayed at the Inn and raved about the beautiful rooms, friendly staff & service. John and Steve worked closely with us to plan our reception, providing creative ideas and flexibility with menu planning. The Woodview Inn provided us a beautiful venue, scrumptious food and impeccable service to make our wedding day a cherished memory for us and our guests.Sent on 07/02/2021
Woodview Inn's reply:Dear Brenda & Bill
Jacquie C. · Married on 06/08/2016
We celebrated our wedding in 2016 Our out of town guests, as well as ourselves, stayed at the Woodview Inn.Sent on 06/02/2021
John was always quick with responses to my many questions via email or phone. Often having wonderful ideas to help with decisions.
John and Steve and their amazing staff, that run this incredible Inn will not disappoint you. They have reinvigorated the inns old charm through the renovation of this beautiful Victorian mansion.
Throughout the week they could not do enough to ensure our special day went without a hitch. Our room was gorgeous!!! Breakfast everyday was absolutely incredible!!! The lunch menu... Mouthwatering deliciousness!!!! Our wedding dinner menu... Beyond excellence!!
John, Steve and staff....you ROCK!!!
We will be back without a doubt!!! John and Steve are now part of our family and we cannot wait to see you again!!!!!
Woodview Inn's reply:Dear Jacquie and Tim - Thank you for your review. Very much appreciated! You were our very first wedding, hosted here back in 2016; our opening year. It was wonderful to be part of each other's history. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your very special day. ...and happy upcoming...5th anniversary this year.
Cyndy N. · Married on 06/03/2021
An amazing wedding location!
I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Woodview Inn. As an officiant I kept thinking what a perfect place to host a wedding. Beautiful accommodations, delicious food, attentive and responsive hosts. Superb backgrounds for photos. For couples planning an intimate get-away wedding gathering, you could enjoy the whole Inn with your guests!Sent on 09/03/2021
Woodview Inn's reply:Dear Cyndy
David H. · Married on 21/11/2020
Incredible service from start to end
Steve and John in addition to their staff where absolutely great to work with in planning our wedding. They were extremely accommodating in all aspects. The quality of the food provided was outstanding. The smaller venue provides for a very intimate setting for friend and family.Sent on 06/02/2021
Woodview Inn's reply:Thank you David and Kelly for your feedback. Very much appreciated. It was wonderful to part of your day and meet you family and friends. All the best,
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Team of Woodview Inn
John was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he graduated from Niagara College’s Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality Management program. In 1995, John moved to Toronto and after fifteen years in hospitality, left the industry to pursue a career in multimedia sales for such brands as Chatelaine, HELLO! Canada, Readers Digest and Air Canada Airlines.
Steve was born in Toronto, and lived in Gormley, Ontario, a small town just north of Toronto. Steve returned to Toronto to study Interior Design at the Ontario College of Arts (OCAD). He later went on to successfully run his own Contracting and Interior Design business for more than 25 years. Steve’s work has been featured several times in the Toronto Star (Home Décor section) and Style At Home magazine. John and Steve met each other in 2003 and felt an immediate connection. They continued to live and work in Toronto, always finding a retreat in their backyard – gardening and/or renovating something. In the fall of 2015 they decided to take a quick five-day road trip to Gananoque, Kingston and Prince Edward County, staying at Inns along the way. By the third day of their travels, they asked each other the ‘life changing’ question…”Do you think we would ever want to be Innkeepers?” Thirty minutes after getting home from their holiday, they found The Woodview Inn. John left his job and Steve closed his business. …and now the fun begins.