Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens

1876 Merivale Rd K2G 1E6 Ottawa (Ontario) Map
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About Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our facilities are currently closed. Updates and weekly online services can be found on our website

Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens, Ottawa, Ontario. Built in 1876, the historic church is airy and inviting with gothic-arched windows that fill the space with light. Host your guests in the property's beautiful lush gardens and attached hall. Merivale welcomes all couples seeking a loving partnership in marriage. Wedding ceremonies can be performed by their minister or your preferred officiant.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers the perfect event spaces for intimate wedding celebrations.The Millennium and Meditation gardens, including a lovely flagstone patio, are an ideal backdrop for photo shoots, your ceremony or hosting your guests. The Main Hall can accommodate up to 100 seated guests, and the Secondary Hall makes a great space for dancing or cocktail hour. The elegant church sanctuary seats 100 on cushioned pews. The church and hall can be rented together or separately.

Services offered

Merivale's minister and an organist / pianist are available for ceremonies. Rental of the hall includes cushioned chairs, banquet tables, kitchen facilities, use of the gardens, and other event rentals by request. There is free parking on-site.

Merivale United is an active charitable community, run by volunteers. They host a limited number of weddings each year and they care about each one - this is your expression of love for one another. They offer you the advantage of flexibility. Their elegant spaces are your backdrop to be as simple or grand as you've always wanted to be. Their rental coordinators will be happy to offer guidance to help you create the wedding day of your dreams.


Merivale offers lunch or tea-style catering in-house. Couples are welcome to bring in the outside vendors of their choice. They are happy to recommend excellent local caterers and photographers for your special day.

Other services

In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the venue can also host engagement parties and bridal showers. Hall rentals are available for meetings, courses, community programs, parties, and other events.

As an active community, Merivale United Church holds regular services Sundays at 11am. Contact them for more information on baptisms, the Merivale Quilters and Gardeners, Sunday School and the many external charitable causes they support.


Originally the site of a meetinghouse dating back to 1849, the church was built on land donated by Mr. Arthur Hopper. The present church was built in 1876, with later additions of the tower and narthex (vestibule). The hall was built in 1967. Once at the heart of a rural community, now in the heart of the city, Merivale has always adapted to its changing environment and continues to be a vibrant church and the home of two very active congregations. The church has been recognized as a historic site for the former City of Nepean, and is listed on the Ontario Register of Historic Places.


Merivale United Church is approximately 11 minutes from Ottawa International Airport, and 20 minutes from downtown. The venue is near several hotels, including Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau and Hampton Inn by Hilton Ottawa Airport.

  • Number of guests From 2 to 100
  • Type Banquet hall, historic, religious
  • Style Classic, garden, vintage
  • Event Services Clean up, event rentals, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 550.00
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More information about Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside alcohol
  • What event items are available?
  • What food and beverage items are available?
  • What transportation and access is available?
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 550.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 350.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 350.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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1 Reviews for Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Tammah S. ยท Married on 23/04/2016

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    The church was lovely and quaint, and just what we were needing for our smaller wedding. The church contacts were prompt, professional, and more than willing to accomodate. Very reasonably priced. The day of the rehearsal and wedding, they were helpful with suggestions of what had worked in the past and willing to fit in what we wanted. Could honestly not have asked for a better location!!!

    Sent on 20/09/2016

    Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Tammah! It was great to work with you and I'm so glad you had the special wedding day you wanted.
    With best wishes,
    Natalie - Trustees & Rentals, Merivale United Church, Hall & Gardens

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1876 Merivale Rd Ottawa (Ontario) K2G 1E6
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