Le Belvédère is situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the spectacular Gatineau Hills just 30 minutes from Ottawa. We have truly designed this state-of-the-art facility with your celebration in mind. We would love to take you on a private tour and answer any questions you may have about how Le Belvédère can make your event one you will never forget.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF LE BELVÉDÉRE?
Le Belvédère accommodates weddings for up to 200 persons for a formal sit down dinner.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY FOR A CEREMONY?
Le Belvedere can accommodate ceremonies of up to 200 persons. We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
WHAT TIME DOES THE CEREMONY AND DINNER START?
We strongly recommend a ceremony start time between 4pm and 5pm, followed by cocktail hour.
Dinner generally starts between 6pm and 7pm.
CAN WE INVITE GUESTS AFTER DINNER?
Guests are welcome after dinner, however, certain bar and food requirements may need to be met.
This can be discussed with your wedding planner.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM GROUP SIZE I CAN BOOK FOR?
We have a minimum of 120 persons on a Saturday between May and October. 100 Persons on a Friday. 100 persons on a Sunday of a long weekend and a minimum of 100 persons on a Sunday, 75 Monday-Thursday. Minimums apply from May 1st-Oct 31st. Minimums in November-April are 100 guests on Saturday and 75 Guests all other days of the week.
WHERE CAN I HAVE MY CEREMONY?
We have both an indoor and outdoor ceremony site available. Our outdoor site is a breathtaking cliff-side wedding arbor with your guests overlooking beautiful rolling hills. Our lower level indoor ceremony is a beautiful private site dedicated solely for indoor ceremonies with the same breathtaking views.
ARE WE ABLE TO BRING IN FOOD FROM A THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER?
We do all of the catering on site at Le Belvedere. We will make exceptions for certain items such as wedding cakes, sweets and baked goods. However, we must be notified ahead of time.
DO YOU CATER FOR ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
Yes we do. Our only request is that we receive any dietary requirements ahead of time.
IS THERE A BAR AVAILABLE?
Yes, we have a fully licensed Bar at Le Belvedere as well as multiple bar packages to choose from. Off site liquor is not permitted.
WHAT TIME DOES THE BAR CLOSE?
Last call is 1:00am with the venue closing at 1:30am.
CAN I DECORATE THE FACILITY?
You are welcome to bring any decor as long as there is no damage to the building (ie tacks in walls or tape that may remove paint). Candles are permitted as long as they are in votives.
CAN I HAVE A REHEARSAL PRIOR TO MY WEDDING?
We do not do onsite rehearsals however you will have a planning meeting scheduled the week prior to your wedding to cover all the final details, including your ceremony. You will also have a coordinator on your wedding day to direct your ceremony
AFTER I BOOK MY SPECIAL EVENT, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY WEDDING PLANNER?
At any time after you reserve your date, our wedding planner is available to answer your questions regarding all aspects of your event (ie decorations, set up, food service). Your wedding planner will be your contact throughout the process to finalize all the details of your day, from menu to timeline. Your wedding planner will also be present throughout your wedding day.
HOW CAN I SECURE A DATE FOR MY SPECIAL EVENT?
DO YOU HOST MORE THAN ONE WEDDING AT A TIME?
Le Belvédère is private facility designed specifically for weddings.
The entire space is yours exclusively for your celebration.
CAN I SETUP A TIME TO VISIT THE FACILITY?
IS PARKING AVAILABLE FOR OUR WEDDING GUESTS?
On-site parking is complimentary.
ARE THERE ACCOMMODATIONS CLOSE BY?
We have a guesthouse on site for the day of your wedding. It offers three separate suites, a full dressing room and sleeps up to 8 guests. This is included in your wedding package! In addition, we also offer an all-inclusive package at The Wakefield Grand for up to 28 persons which includes breakfast and shuttle service to and from Le Belvédère. The village of Wakefield is just a short 5 minute drive and also offers several additional options for accommodations. View accommodations.
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE BUSES?
DOES THE BUILDING HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
Le Belvédère is fully air-conditioned.
DO YOU HAVE AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT?
Le Belvédère offers a state-of-the-art sound system. There are 18 top of the line RGA speakers wired into the facility. Every room offers its own inputs and volume control. We have additional equipment available to you including; 2 wireless microphones, 2 lapel microphones, 2 HD built in projection screens and multi-coloured LED lighting in the dining room.
DO YOU CATER TO ALTERNATIVE WEDDINGS?
ARE YOU PET FRIENDLY?
We are happy to help your furry friends become a part of your special day.
ARE YOU WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes we are.