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Your Wedding Your Way

This is not just a catchy slogan, it's our commitment to you. Unlike most wedding venues we don't dictate in any manner how your wedding will unfold. You tell us what you want, and we do what we can to make your dream a reality.


Just 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa and nestled in the heart of the Gatineau Hills, we have the perfect setting for your outdoor wedding and indoor wedding reception.

Dear Mike and Monique,


Thank you so much for being a big part of an unforgettable and all-round spectacular wedding day for us. The Ark is just breath-taking and will always hold a special place in our memories.

May and Phil

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What our clients say

The following wedding testimonials and referrals have been provided by couples who have celebrated their weddings here at the Ark.So far we have a 100% referral rate!

Dear Mike and Monique,

​​​​​​Three months after our wedding we are still hearing friends rave about “The Best Wedding Ever!” Thank you so much for everything! We were able to have our dream wedding and actually afford it thanks to your beautiful and unique venue! Everyone kept asking us how we found such an amazing venue that was “so us”. Mike, you were a wonderful officiant and made our ceremony touching, light-hearted, and personal to us as a couple. We cannot express how great it is to still hear from friends that the canoe full of beer was the “coolest way to serve drinks at a wedding ever.” You made our wedding as stress free as possible with being able to set up the day before and take down the day after. Thank you for making our wedding the best day of our lives and putting up with our crazy friends! We feel kind of bad that every other wedding we ever go to now won’t come close to as awesome and fun and laidback as ours. We cannot recommend the Ark enough!

Cheers! Dave & Jess

Hi Mike,I’ve been meaning to write a gigantic thank you email since the wedding in August, but as you know, time can escape us. As not only our venue host, but also our officiant, you truly had an integral part in making our day spectacular. You always responded to the emails I sent (and I sent a lot!), you were always there when I needed you. You had the kind and caring and ‘do whatever you want!’ attitude that we needed as a host and officiant. The Ark is a beautiful place and our guests loved every inch of it, especially the animals, teepees and camping. Although we had torrential rain in the evening I know our guests had a blast. We didn’t look at any other venue once we saw the Ark in the fall, in all its glory. I don’t think there is any other venue that would have been able to suit our wants or needs as well as the Ark did. 

If you would like to use any of the photos for your website from our wedding photos, please feel free to do so. 

Kristin and Mason

Mike and Monique,

Guy and I sincerely thank you for helping us of host an amazing wedding at The Ark. You were very accommodating at every step of the process, and didn’t shy away from any request that we had. From helping to set up and tear down, making an emergency trip for more drinks, and even caring for one of our guests who was sick, nothing was a problem for you. The ceremony that you officiated was light-hearted, like I wanted, and touching, like Guy wanted. All of our guests had a great time, and nobody minded the 40 minute drive. The Ark was the perfect venue for our day, and we certainly recommend it to others.


Ian and Guy

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