Top 8 Favourite Rustic Wedding Venues Near Ottawa Ontario
Newly engaged? Looking for a beautiful rustic wedding venue, but not sure where to start? I decided to help out newly engaged couples to find the perfect wedding venue. I wrote about my top 8 favourite rustic wedding venues near Ottawa Ontario.
I’ve shot at some of these rustic wedding venues. Some of them I haven’t, but would like to. All in all, I decided to include the best wedding venues from a photographer’s standpoint. This includes aesthetics as well as lighting options. As a natural light photographer, I prefer to use available light. Of course, reception lighting is different as it’s dark and there’s minimal available light to use. However, I prefer natural light while shooting the ceremony so as not to take the focus away from the couple. Thus, I don’t use flash during the wedding ceremony.
This list is not in a ranking order. Instead, I decided to list it alphabetically to give all eight venues equal emphasis.
If you’re searching for a wedding location with a barn, this is one of the top two rustic wedding venues near Ottawa, ON. Evermore is located in Almonte. They have a GORGEOUS barn and their grounds are beautiful. I’d love an opportunity to photograph a wedding here and I’d be willing to give you 1 extra hour of coverage for whatever photo package you choose.
2) Le Belvédère
Le Belvédère is a gorgeous wedding venue located in Wakefield, QC. Like the name suggests, the’re located on the top of a cliff. The ceremony site has a beautiful lookout. As a photographer, I appreciate the fact that they built a stylish covering for the couple during the outdoor ceremony. This covering shields the couple and officiant from the rain, or the glare of the harsh sun. I would jump at the opportunity to photograph a wedding at this beautiful wedding venue. As an incentive, I’ll add 1 extra hour onto any wedding photography package you choose.
This is a working farm in Plantagenet, ON, which is 50 minutes from Ottawa. They raise ducks, geese, horses and cows. Mariposa Farm has plenty of rustic charm. I love their eclectic decorating style, with mismatched wooden chairs and a cute assortment of kitsch salt & pepper shakers. The food is also quite nice. Finally, the indoor reception room is surrounded with many windows, giving lots of natural light.
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm is located in Edwards, ON, which is 30 minutes from Ottawa. This rustic wedding venue is set up to host several weddings on the same day. Covered in tall trees, they’re also surrounded by farmland and old farm fences, which offer pretty photo ops.
Located in Carleton Place, Stonefields is one of the top two rustic locations with a barn. Actually, it has several barns. They also have a newly renovated barn, which looks gorgeous. They also have pretty scenery and wonderful food.
Strathmere is a pretty little farm in North Gower, which is about a half hour from Ottawa, ON. The site can host three different weddings at the same time. Trees and farmland surround Strathmere. If that’s not enough for nice scenery, Strathmere also has a pretty heritage garden. Oh, and their food is so delicious. My compliments to the chef.
Temple’s Sugar Bush is located in Lanark. The site is covered in trees, which offer plenty of shade on sunny summer days. In addition to a pretty old barn, they also have a red farm house on sight. The pancake house affords lots of natural light, while the grounds and gardens offer pretty landscapes for photos. I’d love to shoot at this charming wedding venue. Hire me to be your wedding photographer and you’ll get 1 extra hour of wedding photography coverage.
The Herb Garden is located in Almonte. Pretty barns and stunning gardens are what give this place its rustic charm. Tall trees offer shade during the ceremony and portraits. I’ve never shot a wedding at the Herb Garden, but I’d love the opportunity. If you hire me, I’ll add on whatever photography package you choose.
If you’re planning a rustic wedding in or near Ottawa, Ontario, I would love to hear from you. Contact me today to receive my pricing guide as well as to set up a consultation. I’d be thrilled to meet you and to hear all about your wonderful wedding plans.