About The Windermere Manor
Located in London, Ontario, The Windermere Manor is a stunning venue, full of history and exquisite woodwork. It's the perfect venue for those who love rustic surroundings with a touch of vintage. With their beautiful location and attentive team, they invite you to celebrate your love with them at this exclusive wedding venue!
Facilities and capacity
The architectural design of the Grand Hall with it's lofty ceilings, hand - hewn beams, oak balcony, and imposing yet welcoming wood-burning stone fireplace, showcase the history of the Manor. The Grand Hall can accomodate up to 120 for a sit down dinner and 150 for a cocktail reception and has wheelchair accessibility. In addition to the Grand Hall they offer multiple event spaces including The North Meeting room, with capacity to accommodate 48 people; a Board Room fit for 16 guests; and The Deer View Room on the second floor which also accomodates up to 48 guests, perfect for a rehearsal dinner or shower.
With picturesque grounds, a top-notch culinary team, full service boutique hotel, and support from their in house wedding coordinators, Windermere Manor offers the full package for a dream wedding day. They host indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and their caring team of wedding specialists take care of all of the details to truly make your day special. Receptions in their Grand Hall include plated or buffet dinner services, or a more casual menu of hors d’oeuvres and snack stations, plus they offer full bar service.
Windermere Manor is an estate home built in 1925 by John E. Smallman. This Tudor style home was architecturally designed in fitting tribute to his father Thomas; a founding member of “The Imperial Oil Company.” Although slightly altered, inside the Manor retains its feeling of a by-gone era of warmth and luxury.
The Smallman Family were cash crop farmers known for “Smallman & Ingram Dry Goods” in downtown London and its association with Imperial Oil. They also had a passion for breeding and racing horses. Down the path between the hotel and Manor House are the remnants of an old stone bridge that was once part of a horse run that wound through the property.
After three generations, the Smallman family relocated in the early 1970s. What was originally a family home, turned into a meeting/conference facility, restaurant, and hotel; all with a resort-like atmosphere. With extensive renovations, The Windermere Manor reopened its doors in 1991 as a component of the University of Western Ontario’s Research Park Development.
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Candace Maitland · Married on 25 of May of 2019
It is a shame that Windermere is discontinuing their wedding services. Everyone loved the look and the intimate feel to the venue, it required minimal decorating, the staff was amazing and their overall wedding package was incredible! We cannot be more happy to have found the venue in time to book our wedding here. Everyone and everything about the venue made our wedding day perfect! I wish everyone could get married there and have such an amazing time like we did!Sent on 30/05/2019
Sarah L · Married on 16 of February of 2019
We loved our venue!
Our coordinator was Lesley, and she worked beautifully with our DOC to provide us with an absolutely near flawless wedding day! with only a few hiccups, most of which were our own fault the day was perfect. The staff were professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with. Our guests loved the cozy ambiance of the manor for our winter wedding with the fireplace going and beautiful woodwork in the grand hall. The food was delicious, which is always a feat with wedding food! Our bartenders were raved about post wedding and really overall we can't them all enough for creating such a lovely day for us and all our guests! The whole experience was great from booking to the big day. We highly recommend you check out Windermere for your day, they are quite competitive cost wise for other vendors in the city and naturally have a lovely landscape for photos. Thanks again Windermere!Sent on 08/03/2019
Amber Ferris · Married on 18 of August of 2018
Perfect wedding day
It was absolutely perfect! Except the air conditioning at night was not high enough I had to change out of my dress when we started dancing. Other than that the whole day was absolutely perfect I. Every way.Sent on 19/09/2018
Ashley Kaniuk · Married on 07 of September of 2019
Incredible beyond words
From the beginning of our venue search, I knew almost immediately that Windermere had the look and feel we wanted for our wedding. Intimate, grand, gorgeous grounds, and having all the things we needed in one place. Not only did Windermere have everything we needed, they went above and beyond in terms of service, care, and overall incredible experience of the wedding. We had two years to plan our wedding (though I have dreamt about our big day for the entire 9 years we were together!), and we worked with our incredible Wedding Coordinator, Lesley Rebry. She was always quick to answer any and all of my questions, open to making our day the way we wanted, and literally took care of everything exactly how we wanted. She calmed me when I was incredibly stressed, and she knew how to make sure myself, my husband, our vendors, and our guests had everything they needed. Our guests throughout the night kept telling us how much they loved the wedding, the food, and praised how organized it was and we could NOT have done any of it without the team and the culinary team at Windermere. We are so very grateful for choosing Windermere as our wedding venue – it was a dream come true, and every detail was exactly what we wanted! Truly, I can’t put into words how happy we feel about the whole day. I wish we could do it all over again the exact same way just so we can take it all in again!!Sent on 25/09/2019
Kelsey Fisher · Married on 10 of February of 2018
Beautiful Venue with Some Minor Issues
When my fiancé and I got engaged, we knew Windermere was going to be our venue. It was the only one we looked at and we booked the date as soon as possible. After being passed through a few wedding coordinators, we ended up with Lesley. She was great and helped us quite a bit along the way.Sent on 19/02/2018
Unfortunately we did run into some issues day of and after our wedding. We were informed 3 days before the wedding that the beef dish contained pork, something I am allergic to and two other guest could not have. We chose another meal for the three of us. When the plate was served to me at dinner, I frowned simply because I was jealous of everyone else’s beef. My waitress noticed and I told her why I couldn’t eat it. Immediately she became concerned as the sauce had pork in it! She very quickly replaced my entire plate with a very sincere apology (not her fault) but it never should have happened in the first place as they were aware of my allergy. We also had an issue the next day picking up décor. When we came to pick up our flowers they were gone, including my bouquet! No one in the venue had any idea who had come to pick them up, just that the flowers were gone. Thank goodness I had hired Unmistakeably You who tracked them down, otherwise we would have lost all of our flower arrangements, bouquets and centrepieces.
Even with the problems, the venue was absolutely gorgeous. We didn’t need a lot of décor in order to give it the classic feel we were looking for. The wait and staff were extremely attentive and professional. It was the perfect size for our smaller guest list (50). AND THE FOOD! I will be dreaming about the potato soup for the rest of my life. I would not hesitate to book the venue again, but I would be a little more assertive about some items.
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