Le Belvédère is a family run business with deep roots in the hospitality industry. From the time Le Belvédère was simply a dream unfolding, to today as one of Ottawa’s most sought after wedding destinations, each and every decision has been made with your wedding day in mind.
Le Belvedere represents so many things to me. It truly is my life's passion, my happy place and the single thing I am most proud of. I have dedicated my life to making Le Belvedere the absolute perfect place for your family and friends to celebrate one of the most important milestones in your life.
•When I am not answering emails or working with my amazing team you can usually find me with the other loves of my life, my golden retrievers Charlie and Hunter and chocolate lab Celia. I am convinced that the only reason people follow my instagram is because my dogs are so crazy cute.
•I am a country girl through and trough but will never turn down a good glass of champagne or a meal at my favourite restaurant in the city
•I live up on a hill overlooking a quiet lake with no neighbours and more land then I know what to do with. Being with nature brings me peace and I clearly believe in surrounding yourself with beautiful views
•I have the most amazing husband and life partner that supports all my crazy dreams and restores my calm each and every day. He also happens to be a very talented carpenter that is very often roped into all my crazy Belvedere projects. He is the reason I love a good love story and I can't wait to hear yours.
We have 3 very busy boys at home that never fail to keep us on our toes. They are just a few short years away from being full time Belvedere dishwashers and are already negotiating pay rates. At the moment they seem to be ok with my offer of "unlimited lemonaid"
I am so blessed to spend my days helping so many amazing couples celebrate the beginning of the most exciting chapter in their lives. I believe whole heartedly that weddings are one of the most important celebrations of your life. I have made it my mission to design a facility and put a team in place that ensures your wedding will be the day you embraced, enjoyed, laughed and celebrated. Let us do the work, you live in the moment.
The energy of energizer bunny and friendliness and enthusiasm of a golden retriever all rolled into one! Since 2017, Taylor has been with the team and exudes so much enthusiasm, energy and passion its contagious (so is her loud bubbly laugh, if you know, you know). She takes care of many aspects of Le Belvedere, she is one of our day of coordinators, she does most new inquiries, tours, social media and most things in between she keeps us all in line with colour coded calendars lists and workflows
• She have a great memory for random things which has definitely come in handy more than once!
• Her favourite moment during a wedding are those precious moments before the bride steps out to walk down the aisle and just gets a few more moments to soak it all in! .
• She LOVES photos and can spend hours searching through galleries and instagram to find images to share to inspire you and get you excited about your big day!
As long as Grant remembers, he has always had a passion for helping couples on their wedding day. Grant pays close attention to big and small details on your big day. As one of the coordinators, he takes care of all pre-wedding meetings and day of coordination.
He is scared of the Canadian Winters. So when the wedding season is over, he likes to travel worldwide. (Don't ask him where he has been he will talk for hours.)
His favorite part of the wedding is the sparkler's first dance. Watching the couple dance can bring tears to his eyes.
He has a considerable collection of cardigans, which he might show you if you ask.
He has a very chatty personality making your meetings with him fun and productive!
Gilles as we say in French is "un homme à tout faire" he is our tech support, our muscle when we need anything moved and possibly most important (to you and your guest anyways!) of all one of our bar manager, amazing bartender and servers!
• He has been with us since almost day one starting with us in2012 in the kitchen. But realized his passion for people were better put to use as a server and hasn't looked back since!
• His favourite part a wedding is serving champagne to the newlyweds and watching their nerves disappear and switch to party more now that the ceremony is done!
• He has a 4 year old husky named Cali (this is why we love when you include your pets since we miss ours!)
• If he isn’t behind the bar, you can find him golfing a few times a week!
Shawn has been our team manager since 2017 now and truly has a passion for service. He is customer centric in everything he does and always has a smile on his face no matter what which is one of the many reasons we love him!
• When getting thank you emails from brides he is often referred to as "I forget his name but the bald man was also amazing" this probably has something to do with the amount of alcohol consumed by 10pm when Shawn becomes your main point of contact
• His favourite part of a wedding is a grand exit watching the couple walk away hand in hand knowing they have had the time of their lives!
•Of all his years in client service he is proud to say NOTHING compares to the experience he and our team can offer at Le Belvédère!
Frank was exposed to a lot of different foods growing up, In French culture, food is everywhere and in his family, and they always cooked and created together. This is where Frank’s love of food, its history, and most importantly cooking stems from.
His vision for Le Belvedere is simple yet effective; use only the freshest and finest quality ingredients with as many locally sourced options possible.
We have created a kitchen that is warm and inviting and truly feels like home to me. The combination of our beautiful kitchen, the best local ingredients and 25 years of experience in every corner of the culinary world has creates the perfect recipe for me to ensure your meal is one you will never forget.
Our lovely pastry Chef Michelle, she has such a keen eye for detail and passion for food she is such a central figure in our kitchen team and has been for over 8 years. She is always pushing us to stay current and on point with our food and is a big fan of R&D in the off season (that we all get to benefit from as taste testers!)
• She is one of the reasons we are so well known for our food as her dedication to her job is matched only by her love of cat videos on the internet.
• Whether it be hiking, climbing or anything in between Michelle is outside as much as humanly possible, except when she is curled up with a book and a blanket during the winter months
• She has, by far, the most interesting taste in music I have ever heard, from 90’s rap, to heavy metal, to French folklore, to 80’s rock and everything in between her prep days are filled with music (most of which the rest of us don’t know!)