I first visited the grounds of Le Belvedere in 2015 for a styled shoot. I knew then that something spectacular was on the horizon for this unique cliffside wedding venue overlooking the Gatineau Hills. Add-ons or expansions over the years and an ever-growing professional team have now made Le Belvedere weddings one of Ottawa’s most sought after, multiple award-winning wedding venues.
LE BELVEDERE’S ICONIC CLIFFSIDE CEREMONY SITE
Le Belvedere’s outdoor wedding ceremony site with its signature curved canopy and cliffside views overlooking the Gatineau Hills has become an iconic site for Ottawa weddings and events.
Your guests will be wowed with views of rolling hills at every turn as they enjoy the cliffside terrace and deck, lounge seating and outdoor bar.
Some couples add floral accents and drape the canopy, However, the surrounding views and landscape truly offer all the natural décor required. Vintage aisle lanterns lead the way to the ceremony space. Rustic antique tables are available for signing and gifts.
In case of rain, a designated indoor ceremony room is available that still provides stunning views.
Indoors or out, your guests will be treated to a unique visual experience when it comes to a Le Belvedere wedding.
GETTING READY & ACCOMMODATIONS
Included in Le Belvedere wedding packages is The Guest House. The Guest House is a 3-suite on-site house that can provide overnight accommodation for 8 – 10 guests. Access to the exquisite Bridal Suite on wedding day makes getting ready extremely convenient. And the surrounding areas are perfect for your first looks!
Accommodations are also available exclusively for Le Belvedere weddings at the nearby Wakefield Grand. The Wakefield Grand is a beautiful French Country / Austrian architecture inn nestled among six acres of forest and pond in nearby Wakefield.
PREMIUM LE BELVEDERE WEDDING RECEPTION
The Le Belvedere wedding team have thought of literally everything when it comes to your reception at Le Belvedere.
You’ll have exclusive use of the state-of-the-art Le Belvedere to host your party.
For décor, a selection of vintage décor, floor length white linens, silver flatware and elegant china come standard. Chandeliers, twinkle lights and votive tea lights create a warm evening ambience indoors and out. Bonus: the Le Belvedere wedding team are first-class experts at executing a stellar first-dance under the stars with sparklers. (It’s harder than you think; #IYKYK) Weather permitting, you can also enjoy a late-evening campfire for those tete-a-tete conversations away from the partying crowd.
For dining, your guests will enjoy a gourmet three-course meal prepared on site by Le Belvedere’s executive chef. With over 25 years of experience, Chef Frank uses only the freshest and finest quality ingredients with as many locally sourced options as possible. Starting with a complimentary meal tasting, his goal is to make sure you and your guests enjoy a Le Belvedere wedding meal you will never forget. Pastry Chef Michelle is another reason why Le Belvedere weddings are so well known for their food. Along with bar manager, Gilles, their aim is to please the palate and feed the fun!
Le Belvedere’s close-knit team of experienced coordinators and team managers are dedicated to assisting you prior to and on your wedding day. They collectively share in your joys and excitement. And nothing pleases them more than a well-executed Le Belvedere wedding day and job well done.
PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES AT LE BELVEDERE
Endless! Here are a few of my favourites, and all within walking distance for your Le Belvedere wedding:
- woods surrounding the Guest House – a favourite First Looks location
- Guest House porch
- small field of wildflowers next to Le Belvedere
- lower level rock lookoff
- ceremony site canopy location (a must at sunset! AND at night!)
- Wakefield covered bridge if you can make the short, scenic drive
No matter where you are at Le Belvedere, the photography opportunities are unique and endless.
Le Belvedere Weddings – Spectacular Cliffside Weddings
It’s no surprise why Le Belvedere is a multiple award-winning venue. The drive north of Ottawa into the Gatineau Hills for a Le Belvedere wedding is so completely worth it.
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