We specialize in customized weddings & events here at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm. By offering all of our clientele the freedom to personalize practically every detail of each event – from Tables & Chairs, Linens & Decor, Menu & Dishware, to Ceremony Services & Setup, Floor plans & Room Design, Music & Entertainment, Specialty Services & more – we can ensure that the finished product reflects their unique taste, style & budget!
For that reason you won’t find predetermined “seasonal” packages or standardized price lists on our website. We prefer a more personable approach! We start with an in person consultation – where we can show you around our beautifully landscaped property, walk through our three freshly-renovated venues, and then sit down together in our cozy event design studio, to build a customized quote based on exactly what you want & need.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that Stanley’s is in my budget?
With three different venues, and a variety of options we can work within most reasonably allocated budgets.
But we also believe in being honest. If we’re approached with a budget paired with a number of guests & list of requests, that we know we won’t be able to accommodate, we’ll, whenever possible, help you design an event that fits your preferred budget. If we still can’t make it work, we’ll make suggestions of venues & receptions spaces that can! On average a full service wedding here at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm is between $125-$150 per person, depending on how many options & upgrades you choose.
Is there a price difference between Off Season & Peak Season?
Peak Season here at Stanley’s Is May 1st through October 31st & the month of December. Weddings & Events that are held in November, January, February, & April are often provided with an “Off Season” discount. Due to our Sugarbush Season we do not hold weddings & events between February 20th & Easter Weekend (Early to Mid April).
What about between a Friday, Saturday & Sunday?
Friday & Sunday bookings (with the exception of Long Weekends) also often receive a discounted rate. The amount of the discount is based on the venue, number of guests & options chosen.
We’ve always wanted to get married on Canada Day/New Year’s Eve/Valentine’s Day… Can We?
Of Course! But please keep in mind that Statutory Holidays & Specialty dates are subject to additional service charges & premium rates on specialty services. We do not hold events on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
We’re hoping to provide our own Alcohol & operate our own bar… Can We?
Short answer – No. We are fully licensed under the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario and are responsible for the purchase, storage & service of all Wine, Beer & Spirits for all events. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.
But what about Homemade Wine?
That’s the one exception. For weddings, baptisms or other religious services you are welcome to serve homemade wine with a full service seated meal. (Buffet or sit down). We’ll even help you in the right direction for your liquor license, and store & serve your homemade wine. Our house bar services are not available during the time homemade wine is being served.
Can I hire my own band or DJ?
Of Course! We just ask that all bands, DJ & other entertainers sign a working agreement to show they understand the rules here at Stanley’s and provide us with proof of liability insurance. A damage deposit will be applied to your event.
Can I bring in my own rentals? (I.e. Tables, Chairs, Linens, Chair covers etc)
In this case the answer is no. We pride ourselves on having exceptional working relationships with a wide variety of suppliers in the Ottawa area and are responsible for all hard & specialty rentals. This includes but is not limited to tables, chairs, dishware, glassware, cutlery, linens, chair covers, staging & ceiling decor.
We have a HUGE selection to choose from, and will source out what you need, if we don’t already have it, whenever we can – And often for the same price or less then what you can get it yourself!
PLUS all of our pricing includes set up & clean up, which means your wedding party isn’t tying chairs bows at 6am on your special day.
Can I supply my own Appetizers? Late night snack? Candy Table?
Of course! As long as it is something that we can’t offer ourselves. We just ask that you let us know in advance and that you have a friend or family member assigned to set it up and clean it up afterwards! A damage deposit may be applied to your event.
We want to serve a non-traditional meal… can We?
Breakfast for dinner, a Pig Roast, a gourmet burger bar with fries, an extravagant 7 course farm-to-table themed meal… we’ve done it all! Our Chef & Event team are more than happy to work with you to put your own personal spin on the food. And since everything is made from scratch here in house it’s not going to break the bank!
Can Stanley’s arrange for a DJ, Band, Entertainer, Officiant/Minister, Photobooth, Shuttle Bus…?
Of Course! With the exception of the dress, your fresh flowers, photographer & cake, we can take care of the majority of your needs for your big day and relieve a lot of the stress! Any of the services we can’t arrange, we’ll send you to fantastic people who can!
When/how often do we meet to plan?
We believe in the hands-on approach here at Staney’s.
All events start with a no-obligation consultation & tour, where we build your original customized quote. Each January we host an annual Open House where all of our couples get a chance to visit the farm, sample our food & house wines, and start putting together decor & linen ideas for their big day. Following this, we arrange a menu & decor planning meeting 3 -5 months ahead of your wedding. 30-45 days ahead of your wedding we’ll send final drafts of your menu & timeline for you to sign off on. Then the week of your wedding we arrange a rehearsal & final review.
That means you will come out to the farm 3 to 4 times ahead of your actual wedding, and of course we’re always available by phone or email to help!