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Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue

Havelock, Ontario View map

About

Our wedding venue packages and pricing are carefully crafted to suit the residents of the Campbellford, Havelock, Peterborough and surrounding area. We understand that free time is hard to come by these days so planning a wedding can be challenging, especially because it’s not something that people do every day. We saw an opportunity to help so we created some really great wedding packages that will give you some structure while maintaining the flexibility that will help you make your vision a reality.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue is able to accommodate a wide range of wedding-related celebrations, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. It has both indoor and outdoor event spaces available to help turn to-be-weds’ visions into realities. Combining modern details with country charm, this facility offers an ideal setting for creating beautiful events and making plenty of memories. When choosing Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue for your big day, you may avail of an extensive array of decor, depending on your chosen package. Couples can enjoy the ambiance and amenities with crystal chandeliers, whisky barrels, dining tables, linen, garden chairs, king and queen chairs, chiavari chairs, and more. The venue also has a state of the art audio/visual system, including a wireless microphone, sound/lighting, professional DJ/MC and a white backdrop with lighting. In addition, we can provide catering for as well.

Services Offered

Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue features a dedicated team that enjoys working with couples to help craft the wedding of their dreams. They have a variety of wedding packages available designed to suit all kinds of needs and pricing preferences. Whether you simply want to rent the event space or desire additional assistance to make your special day run as smoothly as possible, the team is happy to help. The venue is able to provide the following services and more:

  • 175-200 Guest capacity
  • Event planning
  • Entertainment
  • Catering
  • Officiating services
  • Separate cocktail lounge
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Full accessibbility

Cuisine

After saying your vows and taking all kinds of photos, you’ll probably be more than ready to partake in a delicious wedding feast. Opt for tasty appetizers like a charcuterie platter or bruschetta along with mouth-watering main dishes such as smoked beef brisket, BBQ ribs, or smoked salmon. Numerous catering options are available, including buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style service, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and others.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall

Style

Modern, rustic

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$10,000

Plated Service (per head)

$50

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

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
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Open bar

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Chairs
Tables
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$50

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$4

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
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    Tanya L. Married on 18/06/2022
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    Awful experience

    I attended my cousin's wedding here recently and as someone who has worked in the wedding industry as a planner for 8+ yrs, I can tell you this place has no idea what they are doing aside from taking advantage of couples. When you are a wedding vendor, your JOB is to ensure the success of the day. To handle issues that come up, and ensure the bride and groom are happy with the day. This venue doesn't give a shit about your day.

    Everything they offer is outside of the basic package is insanely priced. I live in Ottawa and venues here wouldn't charge what they charge for additional spaces, or additional menu options.

    One of the owners was supposed to coordinate the day, but from the moment I showed up she wasn't around, so people had no idea where to go before or after the ceremony, or what was going on during the reception.

    My cousin and her husband requested certain beer for the open bar which was agreed upon when contracts were signed and a month before the wedding they were told the venue was working with local breweries and that was that. Open bar was paid for, but the bar continuously under poured the drinks. The bar also made the wrong drinks consistently and when this was pointed out to them, you were told you were wrong. And although nothing was discussed about it not being allowed when contracts were signed, they wouldn't let anyone do any shots, even though the ENTIRE night they played an advertisement video of other weddings they had held there. And in this video, people were doing shots.

    My cousin paid for the second space to be open and decorated and while it was open, nothing was done with it, people weren't even directed to use it.

    The DJ they hired was awful. The bass in every song was full blast even though people repeatedly asked him to turn it down. Last I checked Alan Jackson wasn't known for the bass in his music. He didn't announce the bride's dance with her sons so everyone hopped on the dance floor too. The music he played was ridiculous. Nothing from the last 5 years. This was not done at the choice of the bride and groom. He played what he wanted. And he played things in the weirdest order. Generally wedding music has a flow in what's played and his was so random. Just turned a lot of people off from dancing.

    Food was nothing special. They only offered one option unless you wanted to pay a ridiculous (even by Ottawa standards) cost for anything additional. And they DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH CHICKEN FOR THE GUESTS. And that is with a few people not showing up and some of us who didn't eat the chicken at all. They weren't all that apologetic about this. Like it didn't matter that people didn't get to eat.

    They charged my cousin for a statue that was cracked when the OWNER moved it away from holding open a door. This was witnessed by multiple people.

    The venue itself is pretty, and has potential but overall the place is a money grab, taking advantage of the lack of venues that look like it in this area. Everything is overpriced and the quality is awful. Not to mention the other stories I have heard regarding their treatment of previous couples.

    BE WARNED. Save your money and go elsewhere.
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    Chelsea M. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Dream Wedding

    Humble beginnings gave us our dream wedding! We just had our wedding here in September and it honestly couldn’t of gone any better. Owners Jennifer and Anthony are so accommodating, easy to contact and work with you every step of the way. Beautiful location for a rustic chic wedding, so modern and everyone who attended were very impressed! The food was delicious, the DJ was super fun and The night went so smooth. We would have our wedding all over again here at Humble Beginnings we highly recommend for a perfect wedding!
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    Jake F. Getting married on 05/08/2023
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    Gorgeous Facility

    Jennifer and Anthony have created the most gorgeous venue in Trent Hills. This place has to be seen to believe and the upgrades seem to keep coming. They are both extremely honest people and will go to the ends of the earth to make your day special. The attention to detail is simply unreal. Don't hesitate to contact them. Both are super responsive and completely down to earth.
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    Janna C. Getting married on 13/08/2022
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    Stunning 😭

    Words cant express how amazing this place is. The people are super down to earth and accommodating and the venue is something out of a romantic movie, just stunning. We went for a tour here a little while back and had our hearts set on getting married here this year (2021) but the good old COVID put a wrench in our plans but did end up booking for 2022. This husband and wife team were so accommodating, Anthony & Jennifer are just lovely...

    Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts Janna! We always strive to give our clients 100% so this review made our day.

    We're looking forward to next year!

    --Anthony & Jennifer
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    Zoé G. Married on 28/08/2021
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    August, 2021

    My husband and I got married in August. We couldn’t of had a much smoother process than we experienced! Considering we planned a wedding during a crazy pandemic, Anthony and Jennifer made it feel mon existant. They were always there when ever we had any questions or concernes. Anthony nailed the food and listened to exactly what we wanted to even having freshly smoked ribs! Start to finish, they made the our day the best! From the food, to ceremony to the bridal suite I HIGHLY recommend planning your special day or any event with two people who have a passion for what they do!

    Thanks again to Anthony and Jennifer!
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    Lindsay L. Married on 15/08/2021
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    Amazing venue, amazing owners

    We had such an amazing, flawless experience at humble beginnings. If I could get married all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Jennifer and Anthony were beyond accommodating and incredibly helpful in every aspect. The venue is beautiful, the food is delicious and the people are awesome!
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    Caroline Married on 17/10/2020
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    Super personable and flexible

    We had our wedding here during COVID and these guys worked endlessly to keep a good vibe despite the circumstances. They had a dedicated person constantly cleaning and wiping surfaces all night which made us feel safe. The food was 😻. We would recommend this venue to anyone!!

    Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue's reply:

    The pandemic has been challenging for many of our clients and we're always happy to accommodate wherever possible.

    Your wedding was one that we'll never forget. Thank you for giving us the honour of hosting such an important day for you!

    --Anthony & Jennifer
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    Aislyn B. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Dream Wedding

    We were skeptical to go through with our wedding in 2020 with the unknown of COVID-19. We have no regrets with the amazing experience we had at Humble Beginnings. They were accommodating, COVID compliant, and provided us with our dream wedding! The location, atmosphere and service was all that we wanted for our special day. The convenience of all of the services that they have to offer makes everything even easier when planning our big day ! Would recommend this venue to any bride or groom looking for a rustic feel.
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    Danielle B. Married on 12/09/2020
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    Best Day Ever!

    The most perfect place for a wedding!
    My husband and I could not be happier with our entire experience at Humble Beginnings. From the first time we met Jennifer and Anthony to the last moment of our wedding, we were amazed by the level of care provided. First and foremost, it was a genuine pleasure to work with Jennifer and Anthony. They are courteous, professional and incredibly kind. I genuinely felt like they cared about us and making our day as perfect as possible, which it was! As for the venue itself, what can I say other than it is gorgeous! The gazebo makes for a perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The grounds are well manicured and the building is well maintained. I love that we were able to keep an intimate feel for our wedding in this space. Leading up to the wedding, we were a little stressed with not having a venue with a month to go. We contacted Jennifer and Anthony and they were more then happy to have us as their very first wedding in their new venue, I have to give credit where it is due and that is to, Jennifer and Anthony for taking care of all of the details. The inclusive package that they provide was a lifesaver. Jennifer and Anthony are the true one stop wedding venue, Jennifer as the officiant and wedding planner and Anthony as the Head Chef. It was helpful to have a one stop shop wedding! Now let's talk about the food! It is nothing short of amazing!! The brisket and Alabama chicken was to die for! So tasty! We received so many compliments on all the food from our guests, which I had no doubt we would receive. I was very impressed with the attention to detail provided by the staff. There were great options provided to all and everyone left happy, with full bellies. I would recommend this venue to everyone. We truly can’t thank Jennifer and Anthony enough!

    Humble Beginnings Wedding Venue's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Danielle. You were the first wedding at Humble Beginnings and we can’t thank you enough for putting your trust in us! We’re looking forward to seeing some of your photos!

    ~Anthony & Jennifer

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Meet the Team

Anthony & Jennifer Hamel
Anthony & Jennifer Hamel
General Manager

A Husband and Wife Team

With ten years of experience, this husband and wife team has planned, organized and executed more than seven thousand private events. Afterbuilding this dream venue with their hearts and bare hands, they have committed to bringing a unique style and pizazz to this truly one of a kind event space.

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8700 Highway 30 K0L 1Z0 Havelock (Ontario)

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