Strathmere

1980 Phelan Road W K0A 2T0 North Gower (Ontario) View map
99 reviews

Number of guests 10 to 225

About Strathmere

Strathmere has three beautiful wedding venues situated on a picturesque 200-acre property in Ottawa, including a 150-year-old restored barn, an airy and tranquil Garden House, and a beautiful fieldstone farmhouse. Exclusive facility rental, outdoor ceremony sites, field to plate menus, beautiful grounds, spa services and overnight guest rooms are some of the many reasons why Strathmere was voted one of Canada's Lovliest Wedding Venues by Wedding Bells Magazine. Don't hesitate and contact the Strathmere today if your are looking for a venue that is perfect for smaller sized weddings, they still have available dates for 2018!

Facilities and capacity

For over 38 years, Strathmere has been host to weddings from 15 to 250 guests. Strathmere has three very beautiful and unique venues, including The Inn, The Lodge and The Garden House. Careful thought and planning was given during the development of the 200-acre property to place each venue away from the others and set within its own private property, offering distinct views and landscapes to each, and ensuring that every couple has complete privacy and exclusivity of their favourite venue.

Each venue has its own beautiful outdoor ceremony site, with arbour, bench seating and a signing table. Their goal is always to have your ceremony outdoors, but in case of inclement weather and during the winter months, they set up for an indoor ceremony in front of the fieldstone fireplace.

Services offered

They will assist you every step of the way. Their Reservations Team will assist you with questions as they arise. You will also be assigned an experienced Wedding Coordinator one month prior to the wedding day to finalize all of your details and to be there on your wedding day to ensure everything runs beautifully.

The facility rental fees include the following services:

  • An overnight guest room for getting ready and to spend the night (evening weddings only)
  • An Outdoor Ceremony (from April to November) with arbour, benches and signing table
  • An Indoor Ceremony fireside, for winter weddings and inclement weather
  • An experienced Wedding Coordinator to assist prior to and on your wedding day
  • The Retreat Team of beauty and health experts to help you plan spa services, wedding day make-up, and other relaxation experiences for you, the wedding party, and your family and friends.
  • Ivory linen lap length cloths and napkins for A la Carte weddings, or ivory floor length linens and your choice of coloured napkins when choosing a Wedding in Season, lanterns with LED pillar candle, flatware, glassware and dinnerware, tables and chairs, DJ table, gift table and cake table. There are also many options to upgrade your linen, and arrange for special furnishings.
  • Romantic vintage lighting over patios for your first dance “Al Fresco”, mini-lighting on split rail fences, and entrances decorated with urns filled with flowers and edibles throughout the growing season.
  • The beautiful Heritage Garden, the fountain, and so many other pockets of pretty areas for photographs.
  • Welcoming and professional staff, and free guest parking.
  • A king bed guest room for the wedding night (evening weddings only)

Cuisine

Working within their philosophy of “Fresh, Local and Seasonal”, Executive Chef Angelo Camposarcone and Lead Grower Colin Lundy work hand in hand, offering Field to Plate menus for guests to enjoy. Breaking from tradition, Strathmere works exclusively with a Butcher for all of its meat, a Fishmonger for its fish and seafood, a Fromagiere for cheeses and a Local Egg Farmer, to mention just a few.

Accommodation

Strathmere has 34 guest rooms, all uniquely decorated and overlooking our 200-acre estate. While they have many individual guest rooms, there is also the option of reserving a private house for family and friends to spend quality time together while getting ready for the big day or visiting their property.

  • Nº of guests

    From 10 to 225

  • Type

    Banquet hall, farm, historic, inn/B&B

  • Style

    Country, garden, vintage

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 900.00

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More information about Strathmere

  • What kind of settings are available? 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, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house beer, house wine, house liquor, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/arches, centerpieces, dance floor, decor, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, 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? C$ 450
  • 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, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, parking, bridal suite

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Reviews for Strathmere

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Claire

    Paul, Married on 07/10/2018

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    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

    Brittany Jackson, Married on 06/10/2018

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    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.

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    Sent on 01/12/2018
  • Liz J

    Liz Johnston, Married on 15/10/2017

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    This venue is so beautiful. The food was absolutely amazing. They even made us a smaller cake of the buffet dessert since we looked it so much we diced to have it as our wedding cake! Having a wedding planner included in the service really helped with the last minute details we had forgotten about. They were very accommodating and allowed a few extras since we were the only wedding on suite that day. Wonderful venue!

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    Sent on 26/12/2017
  • Sasha

    Sasha Renault , Married on 14/10/2017

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    What an amazing venue. We wanted an all-in-one type of venue to make things more simple and seamless. It was perfect for us. They have ample rooms available for out of town guests, a spa on-site where you can get get a bite to eat, get a manicure and makeup done. The food at the reception was amazing. They make everything from scratch. The ceremony site is very well maintained and was so beautiful for our outdoor Fall wedding. Our wedding co-ordinator was very helpful with answering all our questions and letting us know the timing of events. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We got so many compliments on how gorgeous the venue was and how delicious the food was. I couldn't imagine having been married anywhere else!

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  • Sarah

    Chad Vandenberg, Married on 12/10/2018

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    Incredible Wedding Venue

    We had an absolutely perfect day thanks to the team at Strathmere. The staff, location, food, atmosphere -I really can't say enough good things about them. As close to a stress-free wedding as you can get!

    Sarah & Chad Vandenberg

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