The New Rideau

7780 Merlyn Wilson Road K0G1J0 Kemptville (Ontario) Map
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About The New Rideau

The New Rideau is a Kemptville-based venue that specializes in providing an intimate setting for your upcoming nuptials. It's the perfect venue for smaller weddings boasting with historic charm as it is set along the famous Rideau Waterway. Known for it's impeccable food and great service, this restaurant venue quickly partnered up with an experienced team of event planners to open it's doors up to weddings.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at The New Rideau include a glass atrium and sunroom reception space which allows for plenty of natural light and the versatility of being able to decorate it any way you want. It also offers a two-story cabin which is right outside the main reception space which can be used as a bridal suite. This restaurant venue has a capacity for up to 200 guests.

Services offered

The New Rideau offers soon-to-be-married couples the following services for their big day:

  • Catering / Bar
  • Clean up
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up
  • Bridal Suite

Cuisine

This restaurant venue offers you and your guests a wonderful dining experience, with the delicious menu crafted by their in-house chef. Not only are the dishes beautifully presented, but they all include the freshest ingredients including a complimentary meal tasting if you want to check out what they have to offer.

  • Number of guests From 1 to 200
  • Type Banquet hall, restaurant
  • Style Country, garden, modern, waterfront
  • Event Services Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,500.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 77.00
More information

More information about The New Rideau

  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    Indoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle markers
    Aisle runners
    Altar/arches
    Audio equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photobooth
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tent accessories
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 1500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartenders

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3 Reviews for The New Rideau


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Anastasia Young · Married on 21 of September of 2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Absolutely wonderful

    Pietro was flexible, understanding, and did everything he could to make our day special and accommodate our vision. He could because he owns the place which is handy. He's hospitable and easy going. The property is beautiful! Whether you get married inside or outside it'll be stunning! You can have all your wedding at this venue including the rehearsal dinner should you choose or you could do part of it there but make life easy and spend your day there. Spring for the cottage as well ladies! It's perfect for you and your ladies to get ready and for a quiet place for you and your new groom to grab a second after photos before the dinner. If you do just bring some extra lighting. It's close to downtown kemptville as well so your guests will have somewhere to go in between if they choose. Wouldn't have more than 130 guests here. I can't remember how much we spent but it was very affordable! A better deal than most venues we looked at!

    Sent on 30/01/2019

    The New Rideau's reply:

    Hi Anastasia,

    Thank you very much for your review, we are glad we could help make your day special!
    Pietro
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    Anna Mae Javier · Married on 06 of September of 2018

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Recommendable venue for a wedding

    Staff were really cooperative, and the venue was really amazing. My wedding turned out the way I wanted it to be. The venue works really well for an intimate wedding. The glass atrium was really nice at night.

    Sent on 25/10/2018
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    Lynn Decarlo · Married on 18 of August of 2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceeded expectations!!

    The staff, the presentation, the food and the price exceeded our expectations. The venue was intimate yet spacious and beautifully decorated. The staff and food was amazing... we have had nothing but compliments on how delicious the food was and the plate presentation. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our wedding was and it had everything to do with The New Rideau! Excellent staff including the very talented and awesome chef Pietro! 10 Stars here!!

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    Sent on 11/09/2018

    The New Rideau's reply:

    Thank you so much Lynn! We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you in soon...maybe dinner??

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