If you’re looking for a French-countryside chic wedding venue that is steeped in history and has a track record for detailed excellence in Canada, then Stonefields Estate wedding venue in Ottawa is for you.
About Stonefields Estate
Stonefields Estate is a 120 acre historic homestead property in Beckwith, Ontario. It has roots dating as far back as 1816. Visionaries Stephanie and Steve Malenfant purchased the property in 2009. Over the years, they lovingly transformed Stonefields Estate into one of Ottawa’s – and now Canada’s — finest wedding venues.
GETTING READY: The Farmhouse Bridal Suite
You have access to the entire Stonefields Estate on your wedding day. There are two on-site getting-ready locations. 1. You can get ready in the Stonefields Farmhouse. The Farmhouse is a historic stone farmhouse with an elegant Bridal / Honeymoon Suite, Great Room, kitchen, den, parlour, three guest rooms and three bathrooms. 2. The Badchild Pub is a second getting ready location. This 200 year-old log building is an intimate space for relaxing. It has comfortable lounge chairs, a poker table and piano bar.
PRO TIP: You can access the property at 1pm. Hair dressing is not permitted on site. You’ll have to factor that into the coordination of your getting ready plans.
CEREMONY: The Farmhouse Garden & The Ceremony House
You can host your ceremony outdoors at the Farmhouse or indoors at the Ceremony House. The Farmhouse is a natural setting of tall trees and rustic architecture. Whitewashed bench pews and lanterns line the aisle. The altar space is elevated and the stone farmhouse is the backdrop. The Ceremony House has a chic, French-inspired countryside theme. It is climate-controlled. There is an elegant fireplace with mantle, stunning chandeliers and windows overlooking windswept fields. The Ceremony House is a stunning first-choice ceremony option. It is also a rainy day backup that won’t feel like a compromise.
PRO TIP: You can’t affix florals on the chairs or carpet of the Ceremony House. You’ll need to share your décor and floral plans with the Stonefields Estate team in advance.
RECEPTION: The Loft
The Stonefields Estate Loft is your reception space. The Loft is a lovingly restored turn-of-the-century barn. It has towering beams, 35-foot cathedral ceilings and an 8-foot chandelier. The Loft comfortably holds up to 220 guests. It is an exceptional space for mingling, gourmet dining and dancing. Weather-permitting, you and your guests will enjoy cocktails and canapes on the adjacent verandah and outdoor bar. It can also be where you and your partner share your first dance under the stars. Weather permitting, the fire pit will be lit in the evening for your intimate gatherings (or smores!).
When you and your partner need a break, you can conveniently slip away to the on-site Honeymoon Suite at the Farmhouse. The Farmhouse also offers overnight accommodations for 8 as part of your wedding package. How convenient is that?
PRO TIP: You can use the Stonefields Estate Settler’s Cabin to store items on your wedding day. It’s a convenient option for avoiding clutter of the main spaces.
No matter your style of photography, there are literally endless opportunities for photos both indoors and outdoors at Stonefields Estate. You’ll have open fields, flower gardens, trees, stone walls, barnboard, log cabins, French countryside décor and glam … all as potential backdrops for your photos.
PRO TIP: Protect a little time during your creative photos for some alone time with your partner. The Stonefields Estate wedding team will have a little surprise for you. They will make sure you have a few minutes to cherish each other without distractions.
Stonefields Estate truly leaves no wedding stone unturned. Packages are all-inclusive and cover everything from pre-planning to overnight accommodations. There is an Estate Rental Fee for all weddings. There is a minimum guest count depending on the day of the week. However, you can trigger savings for for off-peak periods / less popular days of the week. Availability is limited due to popularity.
PRO TIP: You can take advantage of extras for Thursday weddings that you don’t get any other day of the week! Check them out.
Stonefields Estate Wedding Venue in Beckwith
As an award-winning wedding venue since 2014, Stonefields Estate has truly thought of every single detail to make your wedding experience exceptional. If you’re looking for a venue that offers you the whole package and will exceed your expectations, Stonefields Estate is your place. Be sure to view more of Kate + Jack’s Stonefields Estate wedding below.
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