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Lynnwood Arts is a one-of-a-kind historical venue in the heart of Norfolk County and we look forward to welcoming you as one of our valued clients.

Lynnwood Arts is in Simcoe, Ontario, a quaint rural community surrounded by diverse nature reserves and neighbouring local wineries and home-grown culinary experiences.

Our historical house is the perfect setting to glimpse into an alluring past with walls draped with inspiring art and all the modern conveniences essential for your wedding day or special event.

Facilities and capacity

At Lynnwood, we offer unique indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, and open-air outdoor space for ceremonies in the sculpture garden. While remarkable for its Victorian design and strikingly high ceilings, we provide all the modern necessities, including kitchen facilities, without evading the heritage charm of the house.

Several rooms can offer varied experiences based on your distinct event needs:

  • The Starr gallery and Sitting room combined (first floor) can hold a standing cocktail-style reception of 100 guests.
  • Our upstairs gallery can hold up to 75 for a seated dinner, or 100 guest theatre style ceremonies.
  • The whole house can accommodate 200 for a standing cocktail-style reception.

Included in your rental cost:

  • 100 sleek white folding chairs (see images) ($650 value).
  • 6 cruiser tables with linens ($360 value).
  • 8 six-foot folding tables ($110 value).
  • 1 projector and standing projector screen ($500 value).

By booking with us, you could save up to $1,620 in event rentals.


Lynnwood Arts has an in-house Event Manager that will assist couples plan their special day. We provide organized and detailed guidance to satisfy your vision from start to finish.


Built in 1850 for Duncan Campbell, who was Simcoe’s first postmaster, the home was known as Lynnwood. In 1902, Duncan’s son Lorne donated the building to the town of Simcoe. In 1972, the building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and two years later, in 1974, it became the home of the Lynnwood Arts.

Today, Lynnwood Arts is revitalized and looking towards a bright future. An active space for workshops, events, children’s programming, and exhibitions, it is a vibrant, welcoming space that is inclusive and accessible to people of all ages.

It houses a permanent collection that contains over 800 works and features major Canadian artists such as William Ronald, Tom Hodgson, Robert Cadotte, and Alex Colville.

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Timo V. Sent on 05/02/2024
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A perfect place!

Having our wedding at Lynnwood was the best decision we could have made. Not only is the house gorgeous (and so is the garden), it is also comfortable and well equipped. The Lynnwood team is most helpful: they did everything to make our special day very special indeed. Yes, I can definitively recommend Lynnwood!
Andrea D. Sent on 03/02/2024
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Beautiful space, supportive staff

Historical houses were designed for parties! And with well-curated Canadian art on its walls, Lynnwood offers inviting, interesting, beautiful, and comfortable spaces for a wedding celebration. Even for dancing! The house and gardens were ideal for celebrating our wedding last summer with 46 guests (this seems like the maximum number if you want everyone to be able to dine together in the same room). My husband and I chose the Lynnwood Arts Centre for its gorgeousness and convenient location, but as soon as we started communicating with Lynnwood’s expert, reliable staff we realized there was a solid third reason to have our wedding there. Samantha, Kim, and all the other staff members who supported our wedding planning and coordinated our wedding day are great to work with. We are so thankful to them and so in love with the Lynnwood Arts Centre!
Tanya R. Sent on 02/02/2024
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Unforgettable and Wonderful Experience

From beginning to end…our event was seamless and resulted in a day we will never forget! Memories made to last a lifetime and all the worry was handled by the highly experienced team at Lynnwood. We let Lynnwood “take the wheel” and never looked back. They ensured all our needs were met and also went above and beyond by making suggestions we would not have thought of. If you’re looking for the perfect venue with the perfect team, look no further than Lynnwood. We look forward to many future events with them.
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Meet the team

Samantha Phyper
Samantha Phyper
Curator and Event Manager

My name is Samantha and I've been planning and coordinating special events for over 10 years, from large-scale festivals to intimate dinner parties. And for the past 3 years have had the privliage of curating the galleries at Lynnwood Arts.

I'm most excited to help guide you in planning your special day in ways that make it most unique and specific to your needs. I am also committed to finding ways to fit within your budget without sacrifcing personal touches and charm that our space natually exudes.


21 Lynnwood Avenue N3Y 2V7 Simcoe (Ontario)
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