Congratulations you are getting married. You are anticipating the event already. The venue is probably the first decision you will need to make. The Ottawa Wedding Show features some fabulous options.
Believe it or not, your wedding venue will be the key choice for your wedding. Everything else really depends on it including the food, decor and perhaps your ceremony too. Venues quickly book up for the sweat spot of weddings – Saturday evenings from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving. It is important for you to quickly decide because you may need to change your desired date if your dream venue is already reserved.
Attending the Ottawa Wedding Show will allow you quickly browse through venues and help narrow down your choices. At the show you will find three types of venues:
Nature/ Rural Venues – These locations have access to natural settings. They are enough out of town that you can go for an outside stroll and see the stars. Beautiful pictures can be taken at sunset. I’ve performed wedding ceremonies at all these locations. So you have a one stop natural spot. Come check out the venues at the show: Canadian Golf and Country Club, Le Belvedere, Loch March Golf & Country Club, Orchard View, Pine Lodge, Stonefields Heritage Farm, Wilderness Tours
Urban Locations – If you like a more modern setting that is easy to get to, then an urban location maybe your choice. There is a great variety of food and decor available to match your wedding dream. Each has its own personality that you can assess at the show. I’ve conducted several ceremonies in them as well. While at the Ottawa Wedding Show you can talk to representatives from these wonderful vendors: Canadian Museum of Nature, Courtyard Restaurant, Metropolitain Brasserie, Next.
Large Venues: The venues listed above typically will max out their guest accommodation at about 180 people. If your wedding guest list is larger than this you will need to seriously look at the next selection of locales. They can take care of both small and large weddings. Many can also host your ceremony,indoors and outdoors. These places can do it all because they have the capacity. Visit: Canadian Museum of History, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa, Hilton Lac Leamy, Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Plaza PMG, Sala San Marco, Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, Southway Hotel.