Windermere Manor

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Located in London, Ontario, The Windermere Manor is a stunning venue, full of history and exquisite woodwork. It's the perfect venue for those who love rustic surroundings with a touch of vintage. With their beautiful location and attentive team, they invite you to celebrate your love with them at this exclusive wedding venue!

Facilities and capacity

The architectural design of the Grand Hall with it's lofty ceilings, hand - hewn beams, oak balcony, and imposing yet welcoming wood-burning stone fireplace, showcase the history of the Manor. The Grand Hall can accomodate up to 120 for a sit down dinner and 150 for a cocktail reception and has wheelchair accessibility. In addition to the Grand Hall they offer multiple event spaces including The North Meeting room, with capacity to accommodate 48 people; a Board Room fit for 16 guests; and The Deer View Room on the second floor which also accomodates up to 48 guests, perfect for a rehearsal dinner or shower.

Services offered

With picturesque grounds, a top-notch culinary team, full service boutique hotel, and support from their in house wedding coordinators, Windermere Manor offers the full package for a dream wedding day. They host indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and their caring team of wedding specialists take care of all of the details to truly make your day special. Receptions in their Grand Hall include plated or buffet dinner services, or a more casual menu of hors d’oeuvres and snack stations, plus they offer full bar service.

History

Windermere Manor is an estate home built in 1925 by John E. Smallman. This Tudor style home was architecturally designed in fitting tribute to his father Thomas; a founding member of “The Imperial Oil Company.” Although slightly altered, inside the Manor retains its feeling of a by-gone era of warmth and luxury.

The Smallman Family were cash crop farmers known for “Smallman & Ingram Dry Goods” in downtown London and its association with Imperial Oil. They also had a passion for breeding and racing horses. Down the path between the hotel and Manor House are the remnants of an old stone bridge that was once part of a horse run that wound through the property.

After three generations, the Smallman family relocated in the early 1970s. What was originally a family home, turned into a meeting/conference facility, restaurant, and hotel; all with a resort-like atmosphere. With extensive renovations, The Windermere Manor reopened its doors in 1991 as a component of the University of Western Ontario’s Research Park Development.

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