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Wedding Frequently Asked Questions

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What size can our wedding be?
  • Our largest function room, The St. Lawrence Room, accommodates approximately 104 people at 13 round tables with 8 guests at each table.
  • The Watermark Restaurant accommodates approximately 86 people using the existing Dining Room tables and chairs. The Dining Room is only available for weddings in the off-season.
  • Intimate weddings of 10 – 40 guests may also be accommodated. Please inquire directly to our wedding professionals.
What is the charge for these rooms?
  • The fees for these rooms vary according to the season.
  • The charge for the St. Lawrence Room is;
    • Saturdays from October 1-May 31 - $800 per day, plus tax, ($500 per day, plus tax for all other days of the week)
    • Saturdays from June 1-September 30 - $900 per day, plus tax, ($600 per day, plus tax, for all other days of the week)
  • In the “off-season” a combination of the Dining Room with the St. Lawrence Room is available for a rental fee of $1900 for both rooms combined. The Dining Room only is available at a fee of $1500.
May we hold our wedding outside? And how much are tents to rent?
  • We do host wedding ceremonies on the lawn during the summer months and request that a tent be rented through The Gananoque Inn to accommodate the ceremony. You/your group must guarantee the rental of the 8 guestrooms located immediately behind the tent.
  • If you do not use a tent, you will need to arrange a backup location for the ceremony in case of rain. There is a $3.00 charge for chair set-up, rain or shine, should you choose to forgo a tent
  • Tent rental prices vary by size depending on the number of guests at your wedding. For most of the weddings held here, the rate range is between $600 and $1300. This includes taxes and chair set- up.
  • We rent our tents through an outside local company and must secure this rental about six months in advance of your wedding. You are welcome to cancel this service within three months of your wedding but you will still pay the full charge. For a wedding of 100 guests it takes three to five hours to set up the tent and the chairs so it is not something that can be "played by ear". And of course, the weather forecast is often unpredictable.
What décor is available and how can we decorate?
  • We provide 3 clear glass tea light holders and tea lights per table.
  • We supply all white linen/napkins. You are welcome to bring in other colours through an outside supplier.
  • We have 4 lighted Ficus trees available in either the St. Lawrence Room or the Dining Room.
  • You have full use of a white wrought iron arch, in which you may want it to be decorated with flowers or greenery as a backdrop. You must provide this.
  • You are most welcome to bring any other decorations into the rooms.
  • We do all the decorating for you, leaving you free to spend the day visiting and relaxing with friends and family
  • You are responsible for the removal of decorations that you have brought onto the premises. All decorations and equipment must be removed on the same day of your wedding/reception during business hours as the room may be used the following day.
  • Confetti, glitter and rice are not permitted. Any decoration requests and or candle options that you have should be discussed with our Wedding Planner
May our guests stay at The Gananoque Inn?
  • We can set aside a block of rooms for your guests to make their own reservations. These rooms will be held up to 45 days prior to the day of your wedding. Then any room not reserved by your guests will be released for general sale. Rates vary per season.
  • We have a total of 53 guest rooms at The Gananoque Inn.
  • Check-in is not available until 3 pm. We take great pride in ensuring our rooms are thoroughly cleaned for your arrival. As our check-out time is prior to 11am, we need this time from 11am-3pm to clean all of our rooms. Early check-in can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. We ask you consider this when setting your ceremony time if guests need to get ready.
What food and beverages may I serve?
  • All food and beverages must be purchased through The Gananoque Inn with the exception of the wedding cake.
  • L.L.B.O regulate the sale and service of all alcoholic beverages. As a licensee, we are responsible for the administration of these regulations. Therefore, no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the banquet rooms from outside sources, this includes donated product. The bar will be kept open no later than 1am, and may be closed prior to 1am at the discretion of the Event Coordinator, Manager, Supervisor or Bartenders.
  • Menu prices and items are subject to change and will be confirmed 3 months prior to your event. The prices reflect one menu being served to your entire group.
  • We can accommodate special meal requests such as allergy and/or vegetarian requests.
May we take pictures on the grounds?
  • The gardens of the Gananoque Inn and the St. Lawrence River present a beautiful backdrop for the wedding pictures. Pictures may be taken anywhere on the Inn property provided this does not hinder another guest's experience. We may also take photos of your wedding to use to show future brides and grooms. Please let us know if you do not want your photos used.
Can you assist me in finding service providers in the area?
  • We supply a list of local service providers but you are welcome to bring in other suppliers not found on this list.

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