2016 South Eastern Ontario Wedding Awards Winner for Best Accommodation!

Thanks to Jen Fitzpatrick of Serendipity Studios & The Wedding Shoppe for the great honour!


Many feel the ambiance of the historic Cove Inn is perfect for that special wedding celebration. The Inn was built in the late 1800’s and still captures a lot of it’s original charm yet provides all kinds of modern comfort.

We would be happy to provide you with any or all of the wedding services you require including your choice of reception, guest accommodations, meal style, ceremony location, rehearsal party, etc.

We have two ideal outdoor locations for your ceremony in our gardens overlooking the water of the Westport Pond or Upper Rideau Lake. Perfect settings for your special day!

Our dining/lounge area can accommodate approximately 100 guests and your menu can be as varied as you like to meet your specific needs!

To ensure you get your menu exactly right, why not come in for a tasting!

Check out this great slide show of a colorful wedding we had here!

Great reviews!

For all other detailed discussions and planning, we invite you to contact our wedding host Maureen Price personally and/or please read the info below. It is always best to call between 10-11am or 3-4pm daily. 1.888.COVE.INN or



The Cove Wedding Menu – Sample List

“These are sample ideas and  we always look forward to hearing any food suggestions from our couples”


Creamy Tomato & Basil

Rustic Potato & Leek

Lemony Chickpea & Orzo

Summer Gazpacho with Heirloom Tomatoes 

Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

Autumn Wild Rice & Mushroom


Berry Walnut Spinach – Mixed berries, Red onion, Candied walnuts, Fresh mint, Baby spinach with Lemon poppyseed dressing 

Arugula Pear & Prosciutto – Grilled pear, Crisp prosciutto, Caramelized onion, Crumbled goat cheese with Cider Dijon dressing

Classic Caesar – Chopped Romaine, Herb and garlic croutons, Grated Parmesan, Bacon, Zesty lemon with Creamy garlic dressing

Harvest Vegetable – Shredded carrot, Heirloom tomatoes, English cucumber, Red cabbage, Pumpkin seeds, Dried cranberries with Maple balsamic dressing



Fresh Fruits – Pineapple, Watermelon, Grapes, Melon, Blueberries + Strawberries

Fresh Vegetables – Cucumber, Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell peppers + Broccoli

Charcuterie – Variety of meat, Cheeses, Crackers, Nuts + Fruit

Antipasto – Olives, Artichokes, Pickled vegetables, Tomatoes, Salami + Fresh herbs


Caprese – Cherry tomatoes, Bocconcini, Fresh basil + Balsamic reduction 

Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple – Grilled jumbo shrimp with Warm pineapple + Red bell pepper

Shrimp Cocktail – Ice cold jumbo shrimp served with House made cocktail sauce + Freshly squeezed lemon

Chicken Satay – Curry marinated grilled chicken served with Warm peanut sauce


Bacon Wrapped Stuffing

Sea Scallops & Bacon Jam 

Creamy Spinach Dip Wontons 

Miniature Quiche 

Meatballs – Beef, Lamb OR Pork



Prime Rib au jus with Yorkshire Pudding

Chicken Parmesan 

Bruschetta Chicken 

Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Maple Glazed Salmon 


Mushroom Ravioli OR Butternut Squash Ravioli in cream sauce

Eggplant Parmesan


Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice


Rice, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, baked beans, roasted vegetables, pasta salads


Fruit Cheesecake 


Apple OR Peach Crisp

Chocolate Lava Cake

LATE NIGHT FOOD – Poutine, Midnight Mac ‘n Cheese, Sliders, Taco Bar, Fajita Bar, Classic Sandwiches/Wraps/Pickles/Cheese and more.

Items from our Lunch and Dinner Menu also available.

Rehearsal Dinner Location Options: BBQ at waterside Fredenburgh Property, Patio Dinner at Main Inn…

Buffets used to be great for those looking for something expedient and less expensive and were a desirable option for large groups, but due to COVID, we cannot provide buffets anymore. Served items can be great for smaller groups and allow for a more relaxed multi-course meal.

Dinner can include soup or salad, dessert and tea or coffee and all non alcoholic beverages. Multi-course options are available on request.

Our kitchen can supply a variety of specialty dishes including those vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. We’re very flexible and creative with menus! Always open to new ideas.

Our prices vary from $70-80 per person from November to May and $80-90 per person from June-October. 

Cocktail Hors D’Oeuvres can range from $10-20 per person depending on the ingredients and quantities needed.

Why not consider a Late Night Snack…or a Rehearsal Party on the Patio overlooking the sanctuary the night before your big day If you have a theme you want to suggest to be festive. Many great things to consider.


We work with an Incredible Trio (Piano, Bass and Drums) who perform at The Cove regularly. The Spencer Evans Trio are highly entertaining and are capable of playing many styles for many tastes. Spencer himself can be reached at or 613.547.9645 home or 343.363.9645 cell.

Head Over Heels is a wonderful, lovestruck duo who perform everything from classic folk, blues, jazz and rock. They were married here at The Cove themselves and perform here regularly. They can be reached at or 613.583.2065

We also suggest the great Shawn McCullough who is a master guitarist/singer. He specializes in country and rock performing in different configurations from solo to 5-piece band. He can be reached at or 613.453.9587.

Great upbeat duo/band Borgin & Benni from Picton have a great mix of recognizable and danceable songs. Contact Ben Vandergaast at 613.403.2513 or

Claudio Valentini (Classical Guitar) 613.479.2625.

Young Petty Stones (Tribute to Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones)

John Wilberforce (Country/Rock/Folk) DJ and Karaoke Services too!

DJ Mike Sitchon (House, Dance, All Styles Danceable or literally anything. Performed as a successful nightclub DJ in Toronto.

Also at our disposal are great DJs, other Singer/Songwriter Performers, Minstrel/Traditional Music, Solo Pianists, Karaoke and Jazz, Celtic, Rock, Funk, Country, Folk, Blues, Dance and Soul Groups and much more! Contact Seamus Cowan @ The Cove 613.273.3636.


In the past our lounge has comfortably accommodated approximately 100 guests and up to 180 guests using both rooms. We are situated right on the water with the Fredenburgh Property overlooking the Upper Rideau Lake and the Main Inn overlooking Westport Pond so our site is an ideal location for beautiful photos and a picturesque wedding ceremony. Our patio offers a cozy setting over a beautiful lower lawn overlooking the Westport Pond and Foley Mountain. In the event of inclement weather, we can hold the ceremony in the Lobby of the Main Inn. Our lounge, dining room and lobby are all well appointed with lots of natural light and our staff is warm and helpful.


We find that most interested couples prefer to visit us for a meeting and tour of our facility well in advance of their day. At this point, a consultation with our wedding planner will take place where all information will be taken and a deposit for payment will be made.


Our accommodation rates are:

$149-179 per night

Rates are based on double occupancy per night and require a 2 night minimum from June to September.

Please take a look under the Contacts link, scroll down and find alternate accommodation for your guests in Westport and area!


Includes all we presently have here at The Cove: tables, chairs, glassware/foodware, dance floor, candles, etc. We invite you to be as creative and decorative as you like with our room! It’s your day!


There is a Flat Fee of $1000 for use of the facility which includes wedding planning services, event set up and clean up, extra housecleaning and extra service.

Wine Corkage fees are $20 per bottle or choose from our great, extensive wine list.

Any extra or different tables, chairs, linens, etc. can be rented from several rental companies at cost or the client may bring their own. Tents may be rented for outdoor waterside receptions.

Margarita Fountains are always a fun for your guests…


We have a wheel chair entrance ramp and we have ample parking. For your guests’ liesure, we provide canoes, paddle boats and kayaks for guest use. At the Fredenburgh Property, there is wonderful lake swimming off of our waterfront docks, free docking, sun lounges, Muskoka lounge chairs, picnic tables and a hammock in the yard. There is free Wifi and there are many shops and boutiques in Westport and many walking trails and sites to see in the surrounding area.


We can arrange flowers from two wonderful local florists:

Hidden Garden in Newboro. Contact Colleen Kahrman at 613.272.0358 or

Creative Gardents in Westport. Contact Elizabeth Hess at 613.273.8437 or


We at The Cove can create a cake for you, please just inquire. There is also a wonderful local company called Rebecca’s Cakes. You can reach her at 613.273.8600 or

11. HAIR

Country Shears Salon is located on the south side of Westport. Call Donna Breen at 613.273.3146.


Feel free to ask us about photographers who have worked with wedding couples here in the past. There are so many to choose from!

Past Wedding Photography @ The Cove!

Marise and Daryl

Skye and Matt

Marianne and Ryan

Rachael and Paul

Rachael + Paul | Westport Cove Inn

Marie-Eve and Marc

Incredible outdoor wedding! Thanks to Tracey Jazmin for capturing the moment! Marianne and Ryan Wedding @ The Cove August 2015

We plan to make your time here at The Cove, the best we possibly can. We welcome your inquiry and look forward to serving you!