Time of the Reception

The Ballroom will be open at 5:00 p.m. to our guests at the Baldachin Inn in Merrickville. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get to Merrickville from Ottawa, therefore we recommend leaving shortly after the group pictures (after the ceremony) to get a chance to explore the historic Merrickville which officially has been dubbed as Canada's Most Beautiful Village.

The Bride and the Groom along with their Parents and the Wedding Party will arrive in the Ballroom around 6:30 p.m.


The Baldachin Inn, a circa 1860 Heritage designated building is located in the heart of Merrickville (as shown in the map below) right across from the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The address of Baldachinn Inn is 111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ontario. For detailed directions please visit the Directions page. If you plan to stay overnight in Merrickville, please visit our Accommodations page for more information.

To access the Ballroom please use the side entrance near the Courtyard Patio as shown in the Street Panorama below.



Street parking is free in Merrickville and it's not a problem leaving your car overnight. However if you are unable to find available parking spots on the street near the venue, below we have listed designated free municipal parking lots (click on each one to view the street panorama and the location on the map above):

Food and Beverages

A Swedish style buffet will be available from the beginning of the Reception until the dinner is served later in the evening. The dinner will be served around 7:30 p.m.

In terms of beverages, we will have an open bar for all our guests, so enjoy and have fun. Please note that in the Polish/Russian tradition, shots of vodka are strongly encouraged during toasts.

Dress Code

Informal or a semi-formal attire would be appreciated.


Wedding Ceremony
followed by a Reception
September 3rd, 2011
Wedding Ceremony
The Bridal Procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. sharp, so we would appreciate if our guests arrived at least 10-15 minutes early.
Group Picture
at ~3:05 p.m. (weather permitting)
starts at 5:00 p.m.
Wedding Ceremony
at Saint Patrick’s Basilica
on 220 Kent Street,
Ottawa, Ontario
at the Baldachin Inn on
111 St. Lawrence Street,
Merrickville, Ontario
For more quick information, please visit the FAQ page.