Loved Rockcliffe. It was absolutley gorgeous. We had the ceremony out in front of the gazebo - and had cocktails and appetizers inside the gazebo beforehand. The gazebo was also the back-up in case of rain. The price was right, and very few extra decorations were needed. We did order chairs though.
Beautiful location - overlooking the Ottawa River, in the heart of Rockliffe Park. This venue can be tricky for seating - we had our ceremony "in the round" - in the middle of columns of the Pavilion, so all of our guests could see us during the ceremony. The acoustics are fantastic in the Pavilion - no miking is needed. There is an electrical plug if you're wanting to play music at the site. The only challenge is the Pavilion is in the middle of a public park - so be prepared to have people watching your wedding, or being noisy. As long as you have a guest or coordinator to shush people, it's all good! We LOVED this site and were thrilled to have gotten married here.
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