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!
For all other detailed discussions and planning, we invite you to contact our wedding coordinator/host Maureen Price personally 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 email@example.com
Thank you so much and we look forward to talking to you about planning your big day together!
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.
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.
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.
Borgin & Benni
Great upbeat duo/band Borgin & Benni from Picton have a great mix of recognizable and danceable songs. Contact Ben Vandergaast.
Claudio Valentini (Classical Guitar)
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.
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.
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 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!
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 $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…
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.
We can arrange flowers from two wonderful local florists:
Visit www.hiddengarden.ca or contact Colleen Kahrman at:
Creative Gardens Floral Design
Visit www.creativegardens.store or Elizabeth Hess at:
We at The Cove can create a cake for you, please just inquire. There is also a wonderful local company called:
Country Sheers (Donna Breen)
Supernatural Hair Boutique (Kristen Lake)
Feel free to ask us about what photographers we’d recommend, there are so many to choose from! Here is a quick list:
Below are a few web galleries from past weddings here at the Cove Inn:
Marise and Daryl:
Skye and Matt:
Rachel and Paul: