The Special Events Centre

Concession 2 NDR N4N 3H6 Hanover (Ontario) Map
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Number of guests 10 to 300
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About The Special Events Centre

The Special Events Centre at Ground Effects Landscapes, located in Hanover, Ontario, is a venue that can host wedding celebrations of any kind and style, whether it is a casual country wedding or a formal and elegant-themed reception. This venue guarantees to make your event memorable. The Special Events Centre at Ground Effects Landscapes also offers intimate spaces for engagement parties and bridal showers.

Facilities and capacity

Nestled on fifty acres, the venue features stone buildings, wood accents, and beautifully landscaped gardens that create the ultimate atmosphere for your wedding. Their Special Events Centre features a stunning open concept kitchen as well as a beautiful wood burning fireplace which is sectioned off to allow for family and friends to mingle and also have a separate area for dining. Guests will be sure to appreciate the three sets of French doors and the stunning arched wooden main door which leads to a deck that runs along the building. The capacity for this space is 60 seated and 120 for a cocktail reception.

Also available for a ceremony or reception is the stellar stone courtyard which is enclosed by lovely planting beds, a water feature and the biggest dry stone stable built in North America. It has a charming green roof, a homey fireplace and grand pass through doors which lead to a lawn where couples can put a tent if they desire.

Services offered

The team of the Special Events Centre at Ground Effects Landscapes will assist couples in planning their entire event to make it stress-free and memorable. They are happy to work with outside vendors for necessary services. The wedding services include the following:

  • Chairs, tables
  • Clean up and set up
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Catering and bar services
  • Dance floor
  • Coordination with outside vendors
  • Tents

  • Number of guests From 10 to 300
  • Type Banquet hall, farm
  • Style Country, garden, rustic
  • Event Services Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,100.00
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More information about The Special Events Centre

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    The grounds are a whole package. When you book your wedding with us, the area is exclusively yours! We only accommodate one wedding/event per day.
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Cash bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Dance floor
  • What food and beverage items are available?
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair access
  • 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$ 450
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar

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3 Reviews for The Special Events Centre

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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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    Ashley T. · Married on 21/08/2021

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    Gorgeous venue!!

    This little gem of a venue was absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful landscape with many great photo opportunities. Rebecca was extremely easy to work with and helped make the day go smoothly. Very reasonably priced as well.

    Sent on 22/08/2021
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    Stephanie C. · Married on 14/07/2018

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    Wonderful to work with thus far

    We are currently in the process of preparing for our wedding in July 2018. We found this vendor on Weddingwire and had never heard of them before. The pictures were really nice and we were excited to check it out. Let me tell you, even though we visited as soon as the snow melted, the grounds were still gorgeous and we fell in love. Pictures do not do it justice. We have been dealing with Robyn and she has been wonderful so far. She has referred us to all kinds of vendors and has given us ideas along the way. Love the setting and the people. Would highly recommend making the trip if you're into the rustic theme. WAYYY more affordable than in the city.

    Sent on 20/03/2018
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    Liz B. · Married on 06/08/2016

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    We found Ground Effects after having two other venues fall through, and they were incredibly helpful in helping us with our day. Robyn was very professional, responded to all our emails very quickly, and is incredibly knowledgeable about what works well and what doesn't. The venue was beautiful, the staff very professional, and we had an incredible day!

    Sent on 15/08/2016

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Team of The Special Events Centre

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Venue Coordinator

My name is Rebecca and I joined the Special Events Centre in May of 2018. I went to Fanshawe Collge for Marketing - by the last few months of my schooling I was focused on Events & Promotions. I worked with a wedding planner in London and also attended trade shows for various busineses & non profit groups. Most of my life I have been planning parties, bridal/baby showers, stag and does and weddings, so I have a extensive background with various events!

I look forward to answering any questions you have about our amazing venue, and would love to show you around in person!

Please send me a message and we can chat about your special day and how the Special Events Centre can be the perfect spot for one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life!


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Concession 2 NDR Hanover (Ontario) N4N 3H6
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