Julia was such a pleasure to work with. We had originally turned down the venue as we were on a very tight budget, but Julia was so helpful and understanding; she sent us promotions and helped us pick a package to make our day as affordable as possible, while not sacrificing anything. The Barn has such a wonderful, rustic atmosphere. The high ceilings, exposed wood beams, hanging string lights, stone fireplaces. Just beautiful. We also love that they support local for all their vendors, and we kept with that theme for all other aspects of our wedding. Booking The Barn was stress free (especially when you're planning a wedding in less than 7 months!) as their packages include almost everything you need, and what's not included, they can point you in the right direction with recommendations. I had so many guests telling me how beautiful the venue was. It suited us perfectly. I wasn't sold on the ceremony location as I had always imaged something completely different, but I was in love with the reception location. I expressed my concerns and Julia managed to make the ceremony location absolutely perfect for us! As for the food, we opted for a cocktail reception as we wanted things more casual and laid-back. OH.MY.GOD. Everything I tried was delicious. They also had no problem tweaking some of the food to cater to my gluten free/dairy guests. I highly recommend this venue for any couple looking to plan an affordable, rustic, stress-free wedding. Julia will make it happen! More...
Beautiful wedding experience with really good appetizers.
I've attended both a corporate event and wedding at the Barn and both were wonderful! Great atmosphere and decor, friendly staff and well organized.
My prom was hosted at the barn and I had the most rememberable night and the best memories where made
Julia and her team are just simply amazing! We got married this past Saturday at the barn with their partnership with the Mill of Kintail for the ceremony! Julia was always there to listen to our needs from day 1 ! She wants you to enjoy your special day and it shows! Everything was perfectly organized during the upcoming months, she never got impatient when you had last minute changes (because we often change our minds last minute for little things.. :) ) Julia was flexible and permitted us to come decorate two days before, this took a lot of stress off our shoulders! The night was amazing , we got the dance floor on and running till 1 am thanks to the in house DJ they include in their package! The caterer Sandees’s country kitchen is simply amazing as well! Everyone had excellent comments for the food ! I highly recommend the Barn if you want a simple, elegant, organized wedding and wedding reception! Thanks Julia and staff! More...
Beautiful venue. The way the bride enters from above the assembly is unique and allows for her to be seen in her full glory! Every bride deserves an entry like this. The old wooden chairs which are indeed quaint and unique are unfortunately very uncomfortable for a full night of sitting and eating but still worth it for a great ceremony. More...
An absolutely beautiful venue rich with rustic charm and romantic appeal! A perfectly charming and atmospheric place for weddings, receptions and other special events. I always get good feels when I enter the Barn! More...
Very romantic location with a giant fireplace to sit by.
Micheal Luigi Pacitto
Julia is a hard Working lady! As a full time photographer, my business is built on a great wedding experience, and good photos can't happen if my couples are stressed. I have no problems referring all my couples that need a rustic style venue to her. More...
Absolutely beautiful venue for any event, any season, any size. Great group of servers and superb dining room setup. Julia extremely professionnal and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend The Barn for any event More...
Alicia Schultz Chippure
Our wedding at the Barn went so smoothly. The venue is beautiful! Julia and the staff were great to work with and very accommodating. The vendor recommendations given were top notch! Everyone had a wonderful day. More...
Cheryl Ball Lawrenson
Our Valentines experience at The Barn was fantastic! The staff were very pleasant and our food was piping hot and most delicious! We were offered drinks right away and the music was beautiful. The desert was amazing...We'll be back...Thanks Julia, for a wonderful evening!! More...
Ryan G. Urry
I absolutely loved the wedding venue!! Its a great place with a wonderful atmosphere for your family and friemds to get together!! I've been to a wedding in this enchanted place, Ive also heard great things about business meetings and Christmas partys here... check it out!! Highly recommended!! :) More...
Any event I have ever attended at The Barn has been an excellent experience. I recommend their venue to all my friends for weddings and other special events because I have always been blown away by the service and by the beauty of the venue.
My relationship with the BARN started last summer when I meet with Julia about renting the venue for an events show . AT that point I was impressed with the Rustic Venue and I immediately felt that I had to Bring my Ladies of the Tay Event company to this Place for a Direct sale show . I discussed it with Julia and some how felt very confident that we could make it happen . Immediately I felt that Julia would be there side by side with me to make it happen . There wasn't a problem when I asked for a time change and for the Bar to be open as I decided on this new concept Sip & Shop . Again Julia was very confident and told me she that WE could make it happen . And yesterday you know what Julia was right it happened , It happened well and will happen again. I have never rented a venue before where the venue owner was so invested in my success of my shows . It was so Nice . We worked as a team and I was so pleased with everything that I will definitely rent The BARN again from Julia. I gave Julia and the BARN a 5 star if there was a 10 star I would give it too. The venue was impeccable the customer service was unbelievable . Thanks Julia for such a wonderful Venue and such awesome customer service for going above and beyond . And You will definitely be seeing The Ladies of the Tay more often at the BARN. More...
The Mother's day Brunch today was a 5 star event! The food was an all you could eat buffet and delicious. The beef was a delicate flavour, moist and tender. The plates were huge with room to satisfy the most ravenous. Kudos to the very caring chef and attentive staff. Well done Julia in organizing another success. You are always pleasant, cheerful and positive, no matter what the pressure with a sold out house! More...
I was one of the fortunate customers from Valentine's Day who went to the "dinner re-do" and boy, am I ever glad I went!! The service was excellent, the food was yet again tasty and the entertainment was exquisite!
It's really amazing how a place I had a hard time giving 2 stars because a place I have a hard time give less than 5 stars.
Thanks again for everyone who made last Friday possible! It was the best thing you could have done! More...
We attended the Valentines Dinner and had a the same negative experience as the other reviewers. When something like this goes wrong, the handling of it is so important, and that is why I am giving 5 stars now. To offer a complimentary event to compensate for the issues of the night must have been a great cost for the owner. They went way above my expectations with the complimentary buffet they recently hosted! It was a lovely night and we were very impressed at how they took care to resolve this. The food, service, and entertainment was wonderful. Thank you so much for reaching out this way. More...
My wife and I attended the 5:00 PM seating of The Barn's Valentine's Day event. Our waitress introduced herself, and offered us the cocktail included in the package. We asked for, and received, a glass of wine and a draught beer in decent time.
Each course of the meal was served at a nice pace, allowing time between to settle. The butternut squash soup and the salad very nicely set up the main course. We had the beef wellington, and it was served hot and delicious. The dessert platter was simply amazing.
I was very impressed with the young lady who entertained us. Her interpretation of the mix of blues, jazz and popular songs were stellar, and at a perfect volume where we could talk or sit back and enjoy her music. I would like to know her name, and possibly follow her.
All in all, we had a wonderful experience, and would highly recommend it to friends and family. I can't wait for another special occasion to attend! More...
Shelli Spencer Brideau
We attended an event here in early February with a gathering of close to 100 folks. The warmth and character of this building alone was immense and very welcoming which was a huge start to a fabulous event for old and new friends. The ambience, the events such as raffles, auctions, awards/presentations, a yummy catered buffet and DJ to finish the night all contributed to many more cherished memories with lifelong friends �. Finally, none of this would have been possible if it weren't for our amazing host Julia Foley. More...
The Barn is a lovely venue any time of year from Christmas parties to summer weddings, meetings, anniversary parties, reunions, birthdays etc. What makes it super special is that Julia is amazing and is there to help make your event easy to plan and give you exactly want you want. More...
The barn is easily located just off highway 7 only 20 minutes west of Kanata. �4season venue�
Love that they have three in house caterers to choose from.
The vendor partner list make event planning a breeze.
Excellent service with DIY or House packages to choose from. More...
The venue is beautiful, perfect for any special event, wedding or meeting space.
I love the fact that The Barn partners up with so many great local vendors! Julia is professional, fun, and a pleasure to work with. I Highly recommend The Barn & LOVE-Local Ottawa Valley Events to make all your party dreams come to life! More...
Julia is wonderful to work with, her cheerful demeanor and calming presence (while handling every detail of your day) are a must have for your special day.
As a wedding hair & makeup artist I can tell you that her attention to detail, organized style and excellent eye for selecting the right vendors to create the wedding of your dreams, will not disappoint. Her weddings always create such beautiful memories and photos to cherish.
Julia is Efficient, Reliable & Trustworthy and combined with her Competitive Pricing Packages, she is an ideal planner to work with. More...
Not very busy- which is a shame. Beautiful
Lovely romantic venue for a wedding or other party.
If I could give them more stars I would. We had our wedding at The Barn and everything from was amazing. The planning process was so easy thanks to Julia and her team. They took care of most of the coordination between vendors, answered my millions of questions, and helped every step of the way. THEN our wedding day. The power went out 5 minutes before the ceremony and before I could even get worried the staff were busting their butts to get candles and battery powered lights downstairs for us. We were married in the dark, and by the time the ceremony was over Julia had outhouses and a generator on the way. Thankfully the power restored for the reception, I want worried for a minute. They handled the whole thing like champs and I have nothing but praise for The Barn and all of their staff. More...
Beautiful venue for weddings and events!!
Great place to get hitched
Attended a wedding reception here and the staff were attentive to the needs of their guests. The space was very clean and I felt welcome. Would recommend for your next event! More...
The venue is beautiful, perfect for any special event, wedding or meeting space.
Beautiful rustic venue for weddings and events.
Beautiful wedding location, ye olde rustic feel well captured. Friendly staff, tasty food and a good package for the elements for that big day.
Great place for live music and dancing!
so close to Kanata.
Beautiful rustic country charm
Check it out!