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613.273.3636
2 Bedford Street
Westport Ontario

Hours:
11:30AM - 8PM, 7 Days a Week!
613.273.3636    2 Bedford St    Westport, ON    HOURS: 11:30AM - 8PM, 7 Days a Week!
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Weddings

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! With the addition of our extended patio, we also now offer outdoor weddings!

To ensure you get your menu exactly right, book a tasting with our wedding coordinator! We are flexible and are open to hearing your dreams of your biggest day!

Wedding Awards - Best Accomodations

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

Thank you so much and we look forward to talking to you about planning your big day together!

Wedding Menus

These are sample ideas. We always look forward to hearing any food suggestions from our couples.

SAMPLE MENU ITEMS

SOUPS

  • Creamy tomato & basil
  • Rustic potato & leek
  • Lemony chickpea & orzo
  • Summer gazpacho with heirloom tomatoes
  • Butternut squash with maple syrup
  • Autumn wild rice & mushroom

SALADS

  • 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

APPETIZERS + FINGER FOODS

  • Fresh fruits – pineapple, watermelon, grapes, melon, blueberries, strawberries, etc.
  • Fresh vegetables – cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, etc.
  • Charcuterie – variety of meat, cheeses, crackers, nuts + fruit
  • Antipasto – olives, artichokes, pickled vegetables, tomatoes, salami + fresh herbs
  • Caprese skewers – 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 wontons
  • Miniature quiche
  • Meatballs – beef, lamb or pork
  • Pork Egg Rolls

MAINS

  • Prime rib au jus with Yorkshire pudding
  • Chicken parmesan with fresh tomato sauce
  • Bruschetta chicken with fresh basil, tomatoes + mozzarella
  • Prosciutto wrapped stuffed chicken with herbed goat cheese
  • Maple glazed salmon
  • Butternut squash ravioli with goat cheese, roasted vegetables + arugula
  • Peruvian chicken supreme with fresh herb pan butter

VEGETARIAN MAINS

  • Butternut squash or mushroom ravioli with goat cheese, roasted vegetables + arugula in a lemon cream sauce
  • Eggplant parmesan
  • Vegan mains available
  • Indian chickpea curry with basmati rice + naan bread
  • Thai green curry with basmati rice

SIDES

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

DESSERTS

  • House made cheesecake
  • Gelato
  • Apple crisp or peach cobbler
  • Chocolate lava cake

LATE NIGHT FOOD

  • Poutine, mac ‘n cheese, sliders, taco bar, fajita bar, classic sandwiches/wraps/pickles/cheese, etc.

Music

We work with many talented artists who are great DJs, singer/songwriter performers, minstrel/ traditional music performers, and solo pianists. Also at our disposal are amazing jazz, celtic, rock, funk, country, folk, blues, dance and soul groups who we’d love to refer you to. Please contact Seamus Cowan at The Cove via our Contact page.

Here are a few artists and groups who we know and trust:

Spencer Evans Trio
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.
Email: spencer_evans@yahoo.com
Phone (home): 613.547.9645
Phone (cell): 343.363.9645

Head Over Heels
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.
Email: headacregigs@gmail.com
Phone: 613.583.2065

Shawn McCullough
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.
Email: nshawnmc@gmail.com
Phone: 613.453.9587

Borgin & Benni
Great upbeat duo/band Borgin & Benni from Picton have a great mix of recognizable and danceable songs. Contact Ben Vandergaast.
Email: bvgstudios@hotmail.com
Phone: 613.403.2513

Claudio Valentini (Classical Guitar)
Email: cv@tomvale.com
Phone: 613.479.2625

Young Petty Stones (Tribute to Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones)
https://www.facebook.com/youngpettystones
Email: youngpettystones@gmail.com

John Wilberforce (Country/Rock/Folk….DJ and Karaoke services too!)
http://www.johnwmusician.com/
Phone: 613.724.7411

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

Venue

In the past our lounge has comfortably accommodated approximately 100 guests and up to 180 guests using both rooms we have available at The Cove Inn. 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.

Bookings & Deposit

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.

Accommodations

Our accommodation rates are available on our main accommodations page. 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 to find alternate accommodation for your guests in Westport and area!

Event Items

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!

Extra Fees

There is a Flat Fee of $2,000 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 $30 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 treat for your guests…

Amenities

We have a wheel chair entrance ramp and we have ample parking. For your guests’ leisure, we provide canoes, paddle boats and kayaks to get out on the water. 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.

Flowers

We can arrange flowers from our wonderful local florist:

Hidden Garden
Visit www.hiddengarden.ca or contact Colleen Kahrman at:
Email: info@hiddengarden.ca
Phone: 613.272.0358

Cakes

We at The Cove can create a cake for you, please just inquire. There is also a wonderful local company called:

Tasty Goodness Bake Shop
www.tastygoodnessbakeshop.com
Email: tastygoodnessbakeshop@gmail.com

Hair

Supernatural Hair Boutique (Kristen Lake)
https://supernatural-westport.square.site/
Phone: 613.840.6118

Rehearsal Location Options

BBQ at the private waterside Fredenburgh property overlooking Upper Rideau Lake across the street or a patio dinner at the Main inn. Call to discuss menu options.

Dining Options

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.

Buffets are great for those looking for something expedient and a less expensive option for large groups. Served items can be great for smaller groups and allow for a more relaxed multi-course meal.

Dinner can include soup or salad to start, served dessert and tea or coffee and all non alcoholic beverages. Multi-course options are available on request. We welcome you to bring your own cakes!

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.

Packages + Pricing

INCLUDES – Food, in-house glassware, plateware + silverware, room rental, planning assistance with our wedding coordinator, set up, take down.

EXTRAS not included – linens, decor, alcohol.

LOW SEASON – November-April $90-110 + HST + Gratuity

HIGH SEASON – May-October $120-170 + HST + Gratuity Depending on ingredients + location (indoors or outdoors)

***OUTDOOR WEDDINGS – Available during the warmer months. Private weddings indoors or on the waterside patio (100+ Capacity) must rent the whole patio with a minimum food spend of $15,000

ADD ONS – Hors d’oeuvres/person $20-30, depending on ingredients/items.

HOTEL ROOMS – 12 guest rooms are available for rent. Due to late night noise and music, all 12 guest rooms must be rented when having a late night reception!

ALCOHOL – Open bar is available at per item cost. Open to featuring signature cocktails. We do not offer a drink ticket option.

*Items from our Lunch and Dinner Menu are also available.

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!
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