At the Schoolhouse

2876 Munster Road K0A 3P0 Munster (Ontario) View map
60 reviews

Number of guests 2 to 70

About At the Schoolhouse

At the Schoolhouse is nestld into the serene nature in the heart of Munster Hamlet, a tranquil community only fifteen minutes southwest of Barrhaven and Kanata. They specialize in hosting all-inclusive great events and your wedding could be next! The professional team will be on hand to assist you with every little detail. Since opening in 2008, At the Schoolhouse has been offering its elegant surroundings and historical nature as the perfect setting for a wedding you and your guests will never forget.

Facilities and capacity

This breathtakingly beautiful venue includes 3 ceremony sites that future newlyweds can choose to hold their ceremony:

  • Schoolhouse Building: This 125 year old former schoolhouse has been renovated into a contemporary space with 2 story ceilings, 8 foot windows, hardwood & marble floors and a private suite for getting ready. It has a capacity for up to 50 guests for a private ceremony and 65 guests for a cocktail-style reception.
  • Munster United Church: This church built in 1894 has gorgeous stained glass windows and hand-crafted wood finishings. You can even ring the church bells! It can fit up to 125 individuals.
  • Outdoor Garden Courtyards: This outdoor location includes roses and foliage that reach out to a lovely pergola, couches under the covered veranda and space for outdoor dancing. It has room for 65 family and friends.

Services offered

Their Schoolhouse team is made up of specialists with expertise in decorations, planning and wedding solemnization. Thus, they are able to manage their resources internally. At the Schoolhouse offers a number of packages with services that can include but are not limited to a private and personal customized ceremony performed by a licensed officiant, full consultation with their wedding specialist or the provision of a wedding specialist to manage wedding day proceedings and the services of an accredited nuptial decorator.

In addition, they also provide 1.5 hours of complete and exclusive use of the schoolhouse, floral decor and candles to set a romantic ambiance as well as other fantastic decorations, an elegantly decorated signing table, a spacious loft bridal suite, use of a stereo system both indoors and outdoors and a 52" flat screen for slideshows as well as a birdcage for your cards, pre-decorated contemporary setting and placement of your favours. Couples can relax as complete set up and clean up will be done by staff, including the ceremony space.

Cuisine

Its cuisine offers all-inclusive options with assorted canapes or dinner reception. It offers special items like artisan cheese stations and non-alcoholic beverages for toasting. If you want to supply your own alcohol, that option is open to you as well.

Other services

At the Schoolhouse's rental spaces are also available for engagement parties, corporate seminars, off-site meetings, networking receptions, baptismal / naming ceremony receptions, birthdays, vow renewals, anniversaries, Christmas parties and retirement parties.

History

As it's name suggests, At the Schoolhouse was formerly a one room schoolhouse that served the rural Munster community until 1966. In 1992, it reopened into a French restaurant and by the fall of 2008 it was reborn into the special events venue it is today.

  • Number of guests

    From 2 to 70

  • Type

    Banquet hall, historic

  • Event Services

    Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, outside vendors

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 10.00

  • Menu

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More information about At the Schoolhouse

  • 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, family style, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), champagne toast, open bar, outside alcohol
  • What event items are available? Altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables, tent accessories, tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, shuttle
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, parking, bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 10
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 11
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s), dessert, wedding cake

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Reviews for At the Schoolhouse

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.9
  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline Stevens, Married on 28/05/2016

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Good

    At The Schoolhouse was a very nice location for our low-key wedding. Tony and Izabela were very pleasant to work with and she helped ensure our day went off without a hitch! They were also extremely helpful when it came to suggestions for our big day!

    Our officiant, Barbara was absolutely fantastic as well! She worked very closely with us to help personalize our ceremony and make sure it went according to plan and she was so professional, yet calming and reassuring.

    I recommend both Barbara and At The Schoolhouse for your big day!!

    Sent on 30/04/2017
  • Kendra Wyatt , Married on 25/06/2016

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

    This venue is amazing! Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Izabela and staff are so great and patient will all my emails and questions. Its a beautiful location, and she truly does take care of everything for you. They offer great packages and it's the way to go.

    Sent on 04/07/2016
  • Allison Kealty, Married on 08/08/2015

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

    Izabela and her team with At The Schoolhouse did a fantastic job with our wedding. They coordinated the catering, the flowers, the cake, the decor, and more, all with consummate professionalism. The venue itself is so lovely and Izabela and the team set it up beautifully for our wedding. The service they provided was great, and I was never stressed, as they were always one step ahead of me in terms of making sure everything ran smoothly. They even helped me out when I got nauseous before the ceremony by getting me something to eat and making sure I felt ok. The guests all remarked on how nice the venue and the reception went, and I credit the At The Schoolhouse team for a lot of that! I would have no hesitation to recommend this venue to others.

    Sent on 25/08/2015
  • danielle levesque, Married on 29/03/2013

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

    At the school house was very professional and very accommodating. We live out of town and did everything via email. They were great and the officiant was awesome. It was a beautiful venue and ceremony.

    Sent on 10/04/2013
  • Tanya McClure, Married on 21/03/2013

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

    My husband and I recently hosted a destination wedding for friends and family in Costa Rica - the process of getting legally married there, and then having the documents transferred and translated to be accepted in Canada was expensive and tedious. In addition our grandparents and my husbands father were unable to attend, so we were looking for options for a small Canadian wedding that could accommodate our needs of having a small legal ceremony. City hall was far, unable to host all our guests, and impersonal. We found the School House through an internet search and contacted them immediately. From the beginning they were extremely reliable and easy to deal with, we showed up for our day and were blown away by how beautiful and appropriately decorated the schoolhouse was for our day! The ceremony was perfect, photos are fantastic (I promise to share them soon!) My family loved it, and my photographer loved all the natural light! I would recommend them to anyone in a similar situation, or anyone with a relatively small guest list. Thank you SO MUCH Barbara and Tomasz! Tanya and Lennie

    Sent on 18/04/2013

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