There are so many gorgeous venues in Ottawa and the surrounding area and we have been fortunate to work at a ton of them. But if you don't see your venue listed here, don't worry, we can get you gorgeous, natural looking images you'll absolutely love anywhere you choose to have your wedding! (And we'll have a super fun time throughout the whole day too!)
Temple's Sugar Bush Temple's Country Weddings
Temple's Sugar Bush (known as Temple's Country Weddings now) is like a second home for us during the wedding season. We capture about a third of our weddings each year at Temple's, and even though we are there so often, we never grow tired of it (or of their scrumptious food!!). Moira and her amazing team will not only take care of yo, but they truly make you feel like family! From the newly upgraded Bridal Loft and Groom's Cabin, to that cozy fireplace, the interiors are a great option for all of your wedding day events. But of course, it is those beautiful grounds that really draw people to this wonderful venue! And whether your wedding is accompanied by a lush green forest, or one covered in crisp, Fall leaves, it is the perfect background for some gorgeous portraits!!
My Fav Photo Spot: It's so hard to choose! But I think it has to be that tree line. When Golden Hour hits, and the sun pokes out so beautifully from behind the trees, you get the perfect wedding day glow for a few more portraits before you are whisked inside to celebrate with your friends + family!
"Amazing, fantastic, helpful, thoughtful, relaxing, funny, easy to get along with, etc. All words we would use to describe Stephanie Beach Photography! Stephanie and Dave were so amazing to be around and have capture our wedding day. They were easy going and made our day even better. We are blown away with the amazing pictures that they took of our wedding. We could not be happier. They are an amazing couple and we are so very lucky to have had them capture our special day. We will for sure be using Stephanie Beach Photography in the future." ~ Alexis + Peter
The view looking out from Ottawa's only cliffside wedding venue really is breathtaking! So much so, that it is no wonder Le Belvedere has been voted one of Canada's Loveliest wedding venues by Wedding Bells Magazine. But more important than any accolades, or pretty views, are the people. Jessica + her team work so hard for each and every one of their couples and it is such a joy to work alongside them. Every time we get to spend a wedding day at Le Belvedere we are overjoyed because we know it is going to be seamlessly wonderful! From a choice of prep areas both on site at the Guest house, and at the Wakefield Grand just a short drive (or shuttle) from the venue, to the endless options for photos (including the Wakefield Bridge if you are up for a teensy drive into town), Le Belvedere offers you nothing but picture perfect settings for your wedding day.
My Fav Photo Spot: Walking out through the indoor ceremony hall leads you to a gorgeous little cliff. It's more private than the main cliffside and is the perfect place for a little last minute practice before your first dance!
"Stephanie, and her husband Dave, were PHENOMENAL to work with on our wedding day. They kept us, and our wedding party, laughing and made all the posing incredibly fun. They captured the warmth and love of our day and truly blended right into the background. The turnaround time for our 'sneak peak' and all of our finished photos was impressive! The value that you get with not one, but two outstanding artists, speaks in how early you have to book these two!" ~ Karen+ Jay
Stonefields was on my wish list from the moment we first laid eyes on it during a networking + open house evening they hosted. Stephanie + Steve have upgraded and enhanced the site immensely since they first opened the venue, and every single one of those changes has been done with such great care and attention to detail. From the picture perfect prep areas to get ready in, to choosing the perfect ceremony site for your nuptuals, to customizing the stunning loft, and of course taking advantage of those lush grounds for all your wedding day portraits, the options are seemingly endless and sure to result in your dream wedding day!
My Fav Photo Spot: It has to be that grove of trees in front of the Farmhouse!! Whether you're walking hand-in-hand, watching Dave toss your veil about, or doing some fancy dipping, it's always stunning!
Who doesn't want to get married in a vineyard?! Jabulani sometimes seems like a hidden gem of a wedding venue in the area. It has just the right about of rustic charm and country atmosphere just a tiny drive out of the city. And to make your wedding day truly your own, there are so many ways to celebrate your day at Jabulani including at least 3 different ceremony locations (I am personally drawn to the orchard area myself). Tom + Janet are so sweet and take such great care of each and every one of their couples, so you will definitely feel at home here!
My Fav Photo Spot: As much as I love the pond in the back of the property, I find myself drawn to the pathway leading through the vines towards Tom + Janet's home. The grapes growing on either side, the brilliant sky up above, and gorgeous, rustic architecture behind, it really is the best combination!
"Stephanie and Dave are a wonderful team, both great to work with, they asked us what we wanted for our wedding pictures and they delivered, the pictures turned out gorgeous. They made us feel at ease thus they were able to capture some beautiful natural photos." ~ Teresa + Stephane
You really can't go wrong at Strathmere! Whether you are celebrating your day at the Farmhouse (previously called the Inn), Lodge, or Garden House you are in for a beautiful day from start to finish! I personally love venues where you can do everything from start to finish. Doing your prep, ceremony, portraits, and reception all on the same site really reduces stress levels during the day (it also means you get more time with us because there's no driving between locations!). We've work at Strathmere countless times now and we have loved every single one of those wedding days, not only because we have loved our couples, but also because we of the amazing teams here! Side note: if you have the option to get the carrot cake with cream cheese icing, you won't be disappointed!!
My Fav Photo Spot: If you're getting married at the Farmhouse then my fav spot is without a doubt that stunning window + alcove on the second floor. And if we're talking outdoors, then my fav spot is that gorgeous field behind The Lodge because magic truly happens when the sun lowers in the sky over that field!!
"Stephanie and Dave were great to work with and their photos were lovely! We really liked that all photos came in colour and black and white. We received our photos after the wedding in a very timely manner. We are so glad we chose Stephanie Beach Photography!" ~ Angela + Paul
Orchard View was relatively new to us until just a few years ago, but the second I toured the property in preparation for our first wedding there I was in love! The different ceremony sites really do cater to a variety of couples while still ensuring everyone can have that serene wedding day in a gorgeous natural setting. Of course the pond and grounds drew me in, but when I saw my first sunset there I was done. I mean, the glow, the reflection off the water, the perfectly placed little gazebo and bridge --- utter perfection! Add to that the fact that Orchard View has some of the nicest staff you will ever meet and you are definitely going to be well taken care of!
My Fav Photo Spot: This is hard. As much as I love that little gazebo across the bridge (and I really, really do!) there is a little dock behind (ish) the Gazebo ceremony site that is just heaven to me (bonus points as you can get photos on the little dock with the little gazebo in behind)!
"Stephanie and Dave did an AMAZING job capturing our big day. They were professional but fun to hang out with. They captured every little detail of our special day, guided us through the process, listened to what we wanted and were just genuinely a pleasure to work with. My husband and I are by no means selfie king/queens but Stephanie & Dave did a great job capturing our personalities and our love for one another. Would definitely recommend them!!" ~ Miranda + Jason
Don't See Your Venue Here?
Don't worry, this is only a sampling of the gorgeous venues in the Ottawa and surrounding area we have been able to work at over the years. If yours isn't here, just reach out and we can chat about your venue and its awesome features and photo spots!