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!
Here you go Mike, please feel free to share this on your website. Matt and I are so happy we found you. And although I never doubted you, you were right, I can't believe how many of guests have told us that ours was "the best wedding ever". Thanks again.
The rustic grounds of the Ark made a beautiful backdrop for our outdoor winter wedding. Ark-owners Mike and Monique went out of their way to help us make our wedding day a unique and authentic experience. From setting out hay bales for the ceremony to constructing a frame for our photo booth - they really wanted to make our day special. Mike's officiating was an entertaining touch.
Before deciding on the Ark we visited numerous potential venues around the Ottawa area. Many felt like expensive wedding factories that offered endless add-ons and hidden extra costs. Meeting the staff of these operations, we could tell they just weren't our style. We wanted something beautiful and picturesque, but still laid back and fun. After meeting Mike, and visiting the Ark, we could knew we'd found the right fit.
From the moment our guests arrived and were served bourbon and maple taffy on snow until the poutine bar closed at the end of the night, our winter wedding was stunning, relaxed and an amazing party.
Thanks Mike and Monique for making out special day perfect!
Krysta and Matt
Hey Mike and Monique,
We’re not sure of the words that can express how perfect our wedding was at The Ark. Right from the day in March of 2012 when we met you and had an opportunity to check out the establishment, we were beyond impressed. You both had such down-to-earth personalities which meshed beautifully with our own, but also projected just the right amount of professionalism. We knew instantly that this was going to be our venue.
Mike you were so helpful and accommodating with all our plans and visits (being scheduled or unexpected). You jumped on the opportunity to lend a hand where it was needed, whether it be helping with set up, bar tending or cleanup. For this we are so grateful because in the chaos of a wedding many hands make a much lighter load. I remember you told me that people who choose The Ark truly have am amazing day because of the freedom to really do want you want. You definitely live up to your motto of “Your Wedding, Your Way”. The day could not have gone better. The weather was perfect, amazing landscape, which lead to incredible pictures, the outdoor ceremony and the bonfire in the evening. It was an incredible wedding and ALL our guests absolutely loved The Ark. Most said it was like nothing else they’ve been to and hope someone else we know will have a wedding there.
Gayle and Brandon Malone
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