Information about Strathmere
Strathmere is an Ottawa-based venue that specializes in hosting weddings and special events with premier hospitality services. This 200-acre estate is a lovely country retreat that was recently voted "One of 30 Most Beautiful Venues in Canada". The professional staff has a reputation for having a great work ethic when delivering services at affordable prices for unforgettable weddings any season of the year.
Facilities and capacity
It offers private indoor and outdoor facilities of varying capacities which include:
The facility rental fees include the following services:
The cuisine offered at Strathmere comes from the hands of expert expert chefs and growers that handle the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients included in its wedding menus. It works exclusively with a butcher for its meats, fishmonger for its fish/seafood, fromagiere for all cheeses and a local egg farmer. It includes:
The accommodation offered includes 34 guest rooms decorated in country fashion with quilts and antique furniture and beautiful views of the entire estate. Some rooms have a jacuzzi, sitting area, kitchenette and sitting area.
Its other facilities include:
It also offers other services for:
The Phelan family began building this estate in 1860. In 1955 it was bought as a country retreat and named "Strathmere" by Alex and Eleanor Sim and in 1978 the Baker family purchased it for its current day usage.
Banquet hall, inn/B&B
Country, garden, vintage
Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, event planning, event rentals, outside vendors
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Jessica Pearce, Married on 15/10/2016
Strathmere is a fantastic venue. Very very professional--it's clear they know exactly what they're doing. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this as a venue, only if you value convenience above all else. The fact that the decor, food, some accommodations, and bar service were all provided by Strathmere made it very convenient and simple to plan our wedding. The food is fantastic! The space is ... View more beautiful! The staff were quick to move things when it rained. All that said, the accommodations were very disappointing. Our room (for the bride and groom) was supposed to have a king-sized bed. What we found was two single beds (of different heights) pushed together. It was incredibly uncomfortable and a pretty lousy way to end our night. We're still not sure what the day-of coordinator was supposed to do. My bridesmaids and I were told to wait in the room where we were getting ready until our coordinator came to get us. She never showed up and when we gave up on waiting, she jokingly asked why it had taken us so long to get there! She didn't cue the DJ, or the MC for anything as she said she would. It would have been better had we expected not to have a coordinator there. For convenience, food, and location it's perfect. But there are some definite areas for improvement.
We absolutely loved our time at Strathmere. We had our ceremony, reception and wedding night at the Inn. On a rainy day they flawlessly moved our ceremony inside and transitioned it back to the reception room. The Inn was the perfect location with a variety of rooms available for ... View more for all guests to enjoy (ie. Games room, bar, lounge, patio, quite room with tables). The service was excellent, my husband and I never wanted for anything. Complimentary breakfast the next day was great- we only wish we could have slept in past 10am the next day!
Martine Roy, Married on 06/02/2016
Very flexible, great service - we had a wonderful day!
Diane Jackson, Married on 30/01/2016
Working with Strathmere was absolutely delightful. All our questions via e-mail were responded to within hours, our face-to-face meetings with a coordinator were always welcomed anytime we needed to 'review' the plan, many options were always provided with many possibilities. The ... View more hard part was for us to make decisions. Our coordinators often made suggestions, only when we asked, by giving us a sense of what has been successful in previous events. We never felt like our wedding needed to 'fit a mold' to Strathmere. It is rare to experience an event venue with 'exquisite' food. Our quests are still commenting on the high caliber food and taste experience. " I could have just eaten the soup it was so good...I have never tasted salmon like that...delicious!" Strathmere offers amazing ambiance and food services. And finally, we cannot thank the 'room reservations' office. With so many family/friends staying at Strathmere, we had some work to do in organizing room locations etc. Not too many hotels/venues work with you on this. We were toured through every option of accommodations provided so we could make some informed decisions.
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