Lauren O'Neil , Married on 05/10/2018
Great Venue and Staff!
Gail is amazing to work with! She gets back you extremely fast and makes the planning way less stressful. She was amazing in making sure myself, husband and wedding party was very well taken care of! The food was also amazing and we loved that we got to have a tasting before hand as well! Bartender is fabulous too! Beautiful venue and wonderful staff -this venue includes a lot of the wedding stuff in it so you don't have to hire out for every little thing! We were not disappointed at all and our guests said they had a blast! I highly recommend The Canadian Golf Course! It was a perfect day and night. :)
Lauren , Married on 07/10/2017
The Best Wedding We Could Have Asked For!
We got married at the Canadian Golf and Country Club this past September and it was truly the most wonderful day! Gail and her team far surpassed any expectations we had of them. From our first meeting to the big day, Gail made us feel like our day was important to her. Even though we got married at the end of September, it turned out to be the hottest day of the year! Gail went above and beyond to ensure that our guests and us were made comfortable on this incredibly hot day by having bottles of water and towels on ice readily available.
The ceremony venue was stunning with a beautiful, private garden to get married in alongside a lovely pond with a fountain and our reception was on the patio under the tent decorated with string lights and drapery to make it all the more elegant. The food was absolutely fabulous! We had many of our guests commenting on how good it was.
This is a day that we wish we could relive much in thanks to everyone at the Canadian who helped to make it such a special day.
Jane Sernoskie , Married on 08/09/2017
Our September wedding at the Canadian was a dream come true. This wouldn't have been possible without the immense help from Gail, their wedding coordinator. She helped us every step of the way and helped make our day a very pleasant and amazing experience! The venue (Tori's Garden) is beautiful, and even though the weather was threatening to turn us inside Gail and crew were ready at the drop of the hat to make adjustments and towelled off chairs so that we could have our dream ceremony outside. The food is out of this world- we had the striploin and carribean chicken with garlic mash, and the california salad with a peanut butter cup mini cake for desser (turtle cake?) ! You also get a chance to sample all meal options months before your wedding, there were so many amazing options to choose from too! They provided the DJ- we had Shane, he is a magician, just incredible! The food service was so quick, everyone had their food right away! The entire staff at the Canadian made the wedding process smooth and enjoyable for us and our guests. We had so many of our guests comment on how beautiful the venue was, how delicious the food was. I really can't say enough about Gail and how helpful and flexible she is. If I had to go back to square one and plan a wedding all over again, I would book Canadian in a heartbeat!
Canadian Golf & Country Club's reply:
Good afternoon Jane,
Many thanks for the wonderful testimonial of your experience with myself and our team at the Canadian Golf Club.
It was my pleasure working with both you and Craig, along with your mom, planning your wedding day.
I'm so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed their meals and atmosphere that was created for your special day. (and especially happy we were able to hold your ceremony at Tori's Garden)
I wish you all the best for a wonderful life together as husband and wife.
Gail Vanden Hanenberg & all of our Wedding Team at The Canadian Golf Club.
Tiana Campbell , Married on 21/07/2018
The most Amazing Day of our lives!!!!!
My husband Chris and I got married this past July at the Canadian golf and country club in Ashton. I used to be a banquet server there 2 years ago so I knew that it was a location we needed to check out as a possible location. After visiting two other venues, we decided that the Canadian was our location to be. The owner Gail VandenHanenberg was very accommodating and answered every question I had throughout the year of planning up until the day of the wedding. The food tasting a few months before was beyond what we expected. We really enjoyed the buffet style and how we got to chose what we wanted for the wedding. We also really enjoyed choosing the packaged deal so that we didn’t have to go out a find our own DJ. The Day of the ceremony was beyond words. The ceremony site which is located in a secluded garden with a man made pond and gazebo was spectacular. The reception area was decorated so nicely and the staff were sooo helpful and professional. They accommodated to any of the needs of the guests and we got a lot of compliments about the venue and location. We really enjoyed every minute of our wedding and we couldn’t of chosen a better place location in Ottawa. I highly recommend this location to anyone.
Canadian Golf & Country Club's reply:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Tiana and Chris.
It is always a true testament to our business operation, when previous staff return to our facility for their wedding.
Not only was it a pleasure having you work with our team here at the Canadian Golf Club, it was wonderful having the opportunity to work with you, planning your wedding.
Wishing you and Chris a wonderful life together as husband and wife.
Gail, and our team here at the Canadian Golf Club.
Brittany Hillson , Married on 30/09/2017
I would most definitely recommend the Canadian Golf & Country Club for a wedding or function. The service we received was first rate and the food was phenomenal! We had so many compliments! Gail is extremely easy to talk to and she understood our vision of what we wanted right away. She was instrumental in making our day so special! It would not have come together as it did without her help. The staff was fantastic and the bartender was awesome! I can't say enough great things about this place and all the people who were involved!
Canadian Golf & Country Club's reply:
Good afternoon Brittany,
Many thanks for the wonderful review of your experience with myself and the staff at the Canadian Golf Club.
It was my pleasure working with you and Kevin, as we planned and executed your wedding day.
Wishing you both all the best for a wonderful marriage.
Margaret Kemp , Married on 08/11/2014
Imy husband golfs here and we got a "Special deal" which is always nice. Nice outdoor dining area (under tent and out of sun), great food and service. Responablily priced. Made for a wonderful afternoon. Beautiful landscaping - perfect for some imprompt photos.
Lindsay Cameron , Married on 21/06/2014
If it is important to you to have a beautiful venue, attentive staff, incredible food and the best service around - book at the Canadian Golf & Country Club!
Our guests are still raving about how incredible the food was. The Canadian has raised the bar for expectations on wedding food for us and all of our guests!
We were married at Tori's Garden and had our reception and dinner in the upstairs hall. The hall is gorgeous on it's own. Beautiful wood exposed roof, classic design details and such a warm and welcome feeling location.
The pricing for the venue - all things included - was extremely reasonable.
We looked at many places, and I can tell you that for the service and quality of food alone, you will NOT find another venue that can compare.
The service we received was simply amazing. Gail was incredible to work with leading up to and during the wedding. She was professional, helpful, accommodating, flexible and attentive to our requests.. all of that and she is an incredible person too. We're very happy that we lucked into having our wedding at the Canadian and for having met and worked with such an amazing woman.
We (and our guests) were very well taken care of. Everything went perfectly. We felt like the staff genuinely cared about all aspects of our special day.
Please note I am a former food and beverage professional and have extremely high expectations when it comes to food/bev and service. My (perhaps typically unrealistic) expectations were exceeded by The Canadian Golf & Country club and all of their staff.
Can't thank them all enough.
Erin Poulter , Married on 17/08/2013
My new husband and I had an AMAZING experience getting married at the Canadian Golf and Country Club on August 17, 2013! Gail (the venue's wedding coordinator) handled all of the elements personally and professionally and not one detail was forgotten. I was very impressed with her organization and how seamlessly everything was handled through the evening! All of the decorations and details (escort cards, placemats, cake, candles etc - we had a ton of them!) were set up exactly how I requested.
The food was delicious - our meal options were prime rib or chicken in a Dijon chardonnay sauce. Dinner was served exactly on time, all of the food was hot and fresh and the guests raved about it. The reputation for great food was one of the main reasons we chose the Canadian and we were not disappointed!
The staff were very professional and catered to every request. The bartender (I believe his name was Scott) was particularly great!
I highly recommend the Canadian - we are so, so glad that we chose it for our special day. Thank you again to Gail and the team at the Canadian Golf & Country Club!
Alain N. , Married on 29/06/2013
We are so glad that we got married at the Canadian Golf Club. The staff were very organised and professional. I cant thank Gail enough for her services. She went the extra mile to ensure that everything was came together on the big day. The event was made extra special by seeing how passionate Gail is about her work. I cant recommend the Canadian Golf Club enough!!!
Sue Roberts , Married on 22/06/2013
Hi Gail, Thanks so much to you and your staff for making Michelle and John's day so special. The food was amazing, as were your staff. All of your support through the planning stages was awesome. A couple of minor concerns were: 1) The noise behind the partition in the tent, when the ceremony was taking place from the golfers. This area should be kept vacant until the ceremony is complete. 2)Chairs should be set up at both venues, so if the weather is iffy.....the choice to be outside or inside is seamless. The option of guests standing should the ceremony need to be in the tent, is not acceptable. Not sure if the shortage of chairs was due to the golf tournament taking place, or just shortage of chairs. Thanks again, for an awesome day!!