Strathmere is a wedding banquet hall located in Ottawa, Ontario. Nestled among 200 acres of property, it offers a secluded retreat from the hectic nature of modern life. Boasting several sites to say “I do”, it also provides spaces for celebrating, dining, and enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
At Strathmere, couples and guests can assemble at their favourite ceremony site. The Farmhouse is sheltered by tall and leafy walnut trees, offering a secluded spot for partners to exchange vows with one another. This spot alternatively offers an indoor space where the wedding party can gather in front of a welcoming fireside. Another outdoor space is the Lodge which offers views of nearby hills for a serene ambience. Inside this location, there is also a fireside to match the delivery of heartwarming words. Elsewhere, the Garden House offers an open-air sanctuary near the orchard for the milestone as you stand in front of a wooden arbor. Guests are welcome to sit on bench-like seating as the happy moment takes place in front of them.
Each of the ceremony spaces has accompanying indoor areas that would be ideal for the reception revelries. The Farmhouse’s dining room can host dozens of guests to share a seated meal among decor that is defined by muted tones, wooden features, and a brick fireside. It offers access to the patio and lawn space so that mingling and late-night drinking can be enjoyed beneath the stars. The Lodge’s Main Hall can entertain up to 200 for the meal, and each guest is free to admire the exposed beams, charming chandeliers, and rustic appeal. Chairs and tables may be arranged for everyone to sit as the cuisine is served. The Garden House boasts the Dining Room which can welcome up to 175 for the all-important culinary experience. Stylish and spacious, it offers views of the outdoors through large windows.
An event-coordination service offered at Strathmere is complemented by the fact that outside vendors are welcome on site. Event rentals such as chairs, tables, decorative embellishments, centrepieces, and more may all be supplied to add character. Those seeking a relaxing experience will delight at the presence of an onsite spa. This would be ideal for those getting ready prior to the ceremony. What’s more, accommodation is available for anyone keen to stay the night following a long day of celebrating.
Strathmere’s sustainable philosophy means they are dedicated to creating culinary delights seasoned with local produce. Key figures collaborate to create dishes that have made it from growth to on-plate presentation. Various catering styles including hors d’oeuvres, buffets, stations, and more are each complemented by a range of beverages such as beer, wine, and Champagne.
107 Reviews for Strathmere
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Natalie C. · Married on 27/09/2020
Thoughtful, accommodating venue!
I have nothing but kind words to say about Strathmere. They have been with us through the pandemic and have been supportive through our decision to postpone our wedding from May 2020 to September 2020. We held our wedding at the Garden House this month, and we felt extremely safe with all of their COVID-19 protocols put in place. Our wedding coordinator, Lisa, and all of the staff at Strathmere were nothing but helpful and genuine with us throughout the whole process. The venue was beautiful, the food was excellent and I could not recommend them enough.Sent on 03/10/2020
If you are looking for a rustic venue with beautiful backdrops for your pictures, helpful staff and a wonderful experience overall, look no further!
Jessica E. · Married on 12/10/2019
Great Modern Rustic Setting
My wife and I had our wedding at Strathmere on October 12, 2019. The ceremony and the reception were held at The Lodge, which fit into our "modern rustic" theme.
The food was amazing, our wedding coordinator Crystal was fantastic and ever understanding. Laura, another member of the team at Strathmere offered to create our seating chart and the rest of our signage for a very reasonable price and they looked fantastic.
In short, Strathmere and its team made one of the most "stressful" days one can endure relaxed, enjoyable and beautiful. Their ability to accommodate is second to none, and the location was breathtaking in the fall.
We would both highly recommend this venue to any couple looking to get married.
Thank you again Strathmere!Sent on 17/01/2020
Maureen F. · Married on 02/06/2019
We held our wedding at Strathmere's old farmhouse, now called The Inn. I can't say enough good things about the food, the service, and the beautiful location. Strathmere's Coordinator, Mel Workman, was a Wonder Woman. Without apparent effort, she made everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, happen exactly as it should. She went out of our way when our wedding cupcakes arrived in a gooey mess of icing, having been jostled in the box en route to Strathmere. Mel ensured that the hard-working kitchen staff removed the icing from every cupcake and re-applied it, with appropriate garnishes. They looked beautiful. Perfect. Luckily I didn't hear about the near-fiasco until after the gorgeous tier of cupcakes was served after the plentiful and delicious buffet luncheon.
I highly recommend Strathmere for a wedding reception.Sent on 04/06/2019
Paul · Married on 07/10/2018
A perfect wedding
Having our wedding with Strathmere was an absolutely pleasure from beginning to end. The setting is rustic and picturesque, on a sprawling country property. We had our wedding in the Inn, a historic house that had just been nicely renovated. The service staff were extremely courteous and attentive. Food was locally sourced and very tasty. Great drink selection as well. Special thanks to our coordinator Mel who constantly went above and beyond to guide us through our evening and accommodate our every request! She stayed with us from beginning to end and made sure the whole thing went off without a hitch. It was nice to be in such good hands so that we could just enjoy the moment and make some great memories. Very highly recommended!Sent on 09/11/2018
Brittany J. · Married on 06/10/2018
Amazing to work with from day one
Strathmere was our wedding venue, they were great to work with from day one. The only disappointing thing was we booked 2 years in advance and we had 2 price increases since we booked! Otherwise Lisa our wedding planner was incredible, we couldn’t of asked for a more supportive person! She definitely helped make our day so much easier and run on schedule! The lodge was beautiful with all the new upgrades, and since there was no wedding the day before we were able to set up before hand and not stress the day of.Sent on 01/12/2018
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