Generations Inn is a beatiful natural lakeside setting with a large outdoor wedding tent venue with tented dance floor. The side walls of the wedding tent can be removed in warmer weather to allow big views and a fantastic outdoor wedding. Located on the Mississippi Lake in Carleton Place, it is spread across 6 acres of land, providing you a tranquil and beautiful waterfront wedding experience. The waterfront lawn is a favorite spot for couples to say their vows to one each other.
Facilities and Capacity
The Lakeside Wedding Tent is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide, and can accomodate 120 people for a seated meal. All Dining tables, chairs, table cloths and tablewear is included with the venue. Outdoor washroom facilities are adjacent to the tent. Parking for all guests is free of charge. Located next to the property are several cabins which are for rent (in 2022-). These Cabins are the perfect on the property rentals for your guests, family or the bride and groom. These rustic old cabins have been upgraded and renovated to make your stay here fantastic in every way. These properties are listed on Air b and b. Rental units are available on a first come basis.
At Generations Inn, we can help you plan your wedding, including food, beverages and venue. Guests are welcomed and incouraged to customize your tent for your big day if you wish. By adding your own twist and own special personnel decorations to your venue. Dining options such as buffets, cocktail receptions, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and others are available. In addition to tasty main dishes, menus include mouthwatering appetizers and midnight snacks.
If you'd like a custom menu. No problem. We are here to facilitate you on your big day. If you'd prefer to bring in your own caterer, that's ok too. Generations will make your wedding day great!
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Had a wedding recetion here in 2022
I get covid was hard money wise but leaking septic is not acceptable
The food was the only redeeming part
Beautiful setting, wonderful service
I can't recommend this venue enough!
Let me start this off by saying... we're snobs from Toronto who work in the film industry, so we have an incredibly high level of attention to detail. I know that seems silly to say, but I feel it's important knowing that to fully understand the level of care and service you receive in booking the Generations Inn. We have high standards, and really wanted to make sure that our wedding was as perfect and beautiful as possible.
My husband is Italian, so as you can imagine, the food was probably the most important part to us, and Generations did not disappoint. Everyone was stuffed to the gills (even the Italians!) and they could not stop raving about how delicious the food was and how great the portion sizes were. The Prime Rib was MASSIVE and perfectly cooked, the chicken was tender (not the usual wedding rubber chicken) and the vegans in attendance were over the moon in receiving delicious dishes that weren't the usual run of the mill options.
The grounds of the Generations Inn are beautiful and picturesque, making it a lovely backdrop for photos. Sunset pictures on the lake are something out of a fairytale, and even the family formals which are often somewhat boring turned out incredible. This was another thing our guests couldn't stop raving about and many said that despite the 4 hour drive, they're hoping to rent the on-site cabins for family vacations next summer.
Rex and the Front of House team worked incredibly hard to make sure everything was set up just how we wanted it, and let me just say, that was no shortage of work considering we brought several car-loads of decor with us. The timing in which the courses were brought out was perfect. We were also very happy with how customizable the food options were given that there were several traditional Italian elements that we wanted to include. Everything went spectacularly.
Just as a side note, we had an outdoor wedding on the lake, the cocktail hour was located in the porch and our reception was in their new wedding tent. This turned out perfectly and everything flowed well. I loved the fact that we were able to have multiple sceneries and that provided even more backdrop potential for our photos. We loved that there was a stage big enough to accomodate our 6-piece band, and our guests definitely made use of the dance floor in the dance pavilion. It is was also helpful that everything was accessable for our elderly guests.
The team at the Generations Inn was amazing, and we could not be happier with how our day turned out. We can't wait to go back for dinner again. We definitely have new beautiful memories there that we look forward to reliving with every visit.
Wedding weekend May 2019
Generations in Wedding Day September 21st, 2019
This venue is so picturesque it felt like a fairytale!
The venue has places for people to stay with trailers and a few cabins for people to rent and stay the night. This made it such a fun night for everyone!
If you envision having an outdoor wedding then this is a perfect place to celebrate your special day!
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