What Makes Us Special
When a little bit of modern farmhouse meets a whole lotta lovely!
We are a new wedding and event venue in Ottawa, Ontario. Meticulously designed for Bailey & Ryan's September 2020 wedding, the venue features a stunning 5,000 square foot white stone courtyard anchored by balanced and lush landscaping to set the tone for your special event. Ceremonies are set with cross back chairs along either side of our ten foot wide charcoal concrete aisle, that runs sixty feet in length through the middle of this outdoor space. Following your ceremony, the courtyard is a great spot for mingling with your loved ones, passed hors d'oeuvre service, a bubbly toast, and all sorts of fun cocktail yard games. At night our courtyard lights up with hundreds of twinkle lights overhead & our gas fire pits & lounge furniture make this an absolutely lovely spot to hangout and dance the night away.
Off to one side of the landscaped courtyard space you will find a new 2,000 square foot building, with white ship-lapped walls & featuring five sets of double sliding barn doors. These doors open up onto the beautiful outdoor space and in the warmth of May-early fall are great to keep open for the duration of your event. This covered structure is the perfect space for cocktail time and is also well suited as the backup plan for your ceremony in case of inclement weather. Our venue staff fully set this space up for ceremonies if required. There is also ample space inside this building for our custom-made farmhouse style bar, a big dance floor, a table for cards and gifts, as well as a table for a cake, desserts, & other refreshments of choice for the latter part of your event. We also typically like to have some cocktail bar height tables in this space with our barstools, a sofa and few side chairs for lounging.
Adjacent to this building, our venue also includes a unique and custom renovated 2,500 square foot white steel Quonset. This is perfectly suited as a dedicated space for your sit down dinner for up to 120 guests comfortably. This space includes custom harvest tables and comfortable cross back chairs with ivory cushions. There is also a prep room for your caterers, a walk-in fridge and freezer for our couples + caterers to use for beverages and foods, and a storage room for your personal belongings + décor on your event weekend. This space allows for plated, buffet style or family style dining of your choice with ease, or can simply be used as extra quiet and lounge space for cocktail style only events. The Quonset is often described by photographers as having "perfect lighting" and the "best ambiance" for your reception detail pictures & for your dinner + speeches.
Another stunning aspect of our venue is the century old dairy barn that offers a truly rustic element to your special occasion. It is the perfect backdrop for your outdoor ceremony, guest speaker and more, with a black iron chandelier in the new white front portico. Take a stroll down our wide charcoal concrete aisle up to this pretty façade that balances out our entire venue grounds perfectly.
When you have our venue reserved for your big day, you also have exclusive access to our nearby riverside property for extremely scenic portraits, wedding party shots, first look etc. This is just one more phenomenal feature of the overall venue that is unlike anywhere else. You will be surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature, farm fields, and great photo areas, all yours to enjoy in complete privacy on your special day. Just a short kilometer down the street from our main homestead, this site is the inspiration behind our entire venue vision. This land is where Bailey's paternal grandmother was born and raised over seventy years ago, and with great pride and care the Bleeks fam plans to build and further beautify and develop these grounds as a part of our business, in loving memory of her. This property now features our beautiful new bridal suite, just steps from the rivers edge. This is a dedicated little building that is all set up for you to get ready in on your big day. At about 650 square feet, its quite comfortable for 10-15 people to use for the day leading up to your ceremony.
An elevated rustic, yet contemporary look.
Our venue interiors are designed in a tasteful and clean modern farmhouse aesthetic, with a little bit of industrial flair. Outside, we prioritize neutral but lush landscaping all throughout our venue grounds, with ample annual baskets and planters to suit all seasons.
At Bleeks & Bergamot we offer countless complimentary décor items & customizable full place settings included in our venue rental price. Beautiful landscape features, end of night cleanup for you, and access to our reception spaces for your rehearsal needs the Thursday before your wedding are some of our extra perks!
Our venue is BYOB, and a -bring in your own caterer- venue! This is a bit unique to the area, but what we love about this is the complete flexibility and customizability each of our couples have with their budget and tastes! Want a 5 course dinner with an open bar? You can have that! What a more affordable but still delicious buffet along with a cash bar? That is also pretty popular around here! The sky is truly the limit when it comes to food and beverage services at B & B and just all the ways you can truly customize your wedding on our property. Check out our FOOD & BEVERAGE page for more details.
We do include a venue manager on site for the duration of all weddings, to run the property, cleanup as needed, light candles, and assist with other things on each couple's big day, including being on site to ensure your ceremony starts and ends flawlessly.
Everything we offer is yours to enjoy exclusively on your special day, in the comfort and privacy of your closest friends and family - we only host one event per day!