Q & A
What is the capacity of the Reception Barn ?
Sydenham Ridge Estates can accommodate a maximum of 200 guests in its Reception Barn.
How do I book Sydenham Ridge Estate for my event ?
In order to confirm your date, we require that you sign a contract and remit an initial payment of 50% of the Rental Fee.
Can I put my date on hold ?
You can put a one week hold on a date of your choice that does not currently have a booking. During that week, you will be notified if anyone else wants to book that date. Once the one week period has passed, the date will automatically be released.
What is included ?
Are any additional services available ?
What are the on-site accommodations ?
The blue bungalow is located mere steps from the reception barn. The cost to rent the blue bungalow is $400/night.
The log cabin is located around the corner, a short walk from the venue. It sleeps 7 and is situated in a very quiet and picturesque location. The cost to rent the log cabin is $350/night.
You must book the blue bungalow before booking the log cabin. The rental period runs between 12pm until 11am the following morning.
Are there any hotels near by ?
Are there any decor restrictions ?
Any pre-existing decor installed in any of the buildings is to remain undisturbed unless otherwise discussed.
No décor affixed to walls or beams will be removed for an event.
We kindly ask that if you require anything to be hung either in the barn or in any of the trees that you discuss with staff beforehand.
Can I have an on-site rehearsal ?
On-site rehearsals may be held during your rental period or based on availability if required outside of that time frame.
Are recreational vehicles or tents permitted ?
We currently do not allow tents on the property.
Recreational Vehicles are currently allowed; they must be self-contained and can have a maximum of 7 people in each. There is a fee of $50/trailer per night. Please let us know if this is an option you will provide to your guests so we can ensure that we provide you with the appropriate information to pass along to your guests.
Do you allow smoking ?
Smoking is strictly prohibited in any buildings on the property and must be confined to the designated smoking area.
Can we include our pets in our event ?
Yes! We are pet-friendly, but do ask that if you do bring them to Sydenham Ridge, you clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in the Blue Bungalow or Log Cabin.
Does the barn have air conditioning / heat ?
Yes! We are proud to say we are the only barn venue that is fully equipped with air conditioning, as well as heat! You’ll be able to host your event and be comfortable no matter what the weather.
What legal documentation is required for my event ?
All events at Sydenham Ridge Estates must have special event insurance which can be purchased through your insurance supplier or an insurance broker of your choice. The minimum coverage required is $2,000,000 liability.
Proof of insurance must be provided the week prior to your event.
Sydenham Ridge Estates reserves the right to cancel any event that does not provide proof of insurance.
Are there any restrictions on the delivery of rentals ?
We kindly ask that you arrange to have items delivered during your contracted rental period.
If other arrangements need to be made, please let your Event Coordinator know at least two weeks prior to your event to ensure
the appropriate arrangements can be made.
Do you have recommendations on vendors and suppliers ?
Absolutely! We have a great list of vendors and suppliers that we love working with that we would be happy to pass along to you.
How do we leave the venue after our event ?
Unless other arrangements have been made, we ask that you leave the barn exactly how you received it.
All garbage must be removed. The address for the closest dump can be provided if required.
What is the exact address for Invitations ?
Sydenham Ridge Estates
1425 Melwood Drive