The Herb Garden is the perfect place to host your outdoor rustic wedding!

The Herb Garden is a seasonal business, operating outdoor weddings in the Ottawa area for more than 25 years.
Some consider it one of Ottawa’s original barn wedding locations.
Thank you so much for your continued support!

Before your ceremony relax and get ready in our Loft before your outdoor ceremony. Your guests can enjoy cocktails on the veranda and patio of our 150 year old Bergamot Barn while you and family are having photos taken on our property featuring gardens, fields, and nature trails. Our 200 year old cedar log Heritage Barn is the perfect place to dine and dance after your ceremony. Your photographer will be thrilled with the number of unique charming areas to take pictures.

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life. We will work with you to make this a reality. We want you to feel comfortable, and relaxed, enabling you to organize and experience your wedding day exactly as you envisioned it.

Our location, just twenty minutes west of Canadian Tire Centre (at the corner of Old Almonte Road and Upper Dwyer Hill Road) is easily located.

For guests attending your wedding from out of town, there are a number of options, there are a few bed and breakfasts located in the town of Almonte.  For larger block accommodations we have partnered with The Holiday Inn and Suites in Kanata  to  be able to offer your guests at a discounted rate.

Come for a visit and see what we have to offer. We know that you will fall in love with the Herb Garden for your wedding day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reserving a date is as easy as sending an email, touring the facilities and putting down a deposit. You can reach us at


Yes, we do! We have partnered with The Mixing Bowl as our primary caterer to offer amazing options. The cost for catering is dependant on your menu choice and is added through the caterer. We work with a few other select local companies to ensure we caterer to all styles and budgets. Servering staff is provided through the caterer.

You are welcome to bring your own alcohol with a Special Occasions Permit from the AGCO, and liability insurance in order to host a bar for your reception. We provide the staff for your bar through our caterer.

We provide free parking for up to 100 vehicles.

the Herb Garden can host 80 people for a sit down dinner in the Heritage barn.  If you require more than this we can accommodate 120 people provided a tent is rented for your event.

With the exception of the Loft above the Bergamot Barn our property is entirely wheelchair accessible.

We provide the tables and chairs for this building.

You will need to work with the caterer to ensure the dinnerware and linens are provided.

We rent our venue space to you on weekends from Friday 10am-8pm for a full day of set up and rehersal, Saturday from 9am until midnight on the wedding day, and Sunday from 9am until noon at a cost of $6,500 (plus hst).

Weekday weddings (day or evening) can be booked early in the week at a cost of $4,500 (plus hst).

The loft above the Bergamot barn provides plenty of space for wedding parties large or small to get ready on site before the ceremony.

Wedding couples will need to make arrangements for any entertainment they require for their event. We are happy to provide references.

We do not provide celebrant or officiant services.  We are happy to provide references to services that do provide this however.