Maple Lane Haven Event Barn
Welcome to Maple Lane Haven event barn, conveniently located just outside of Brussels, Ontario! I like to think that this venue is the perfect mix of rustic country and elegance, with so much character and personality. Everything was thought of during the construction of this masterpiece and I personally can't wait to host events here! Keep reading for some details, characteristics and photos!
A bit of history...
About 5 years ago, owners Miriam and Joe built the first half of this stunning venue, intended for use by close family and friends. After some push and convincing, they decided to expand the barn and open it up for bookings from the general public. They doubled in size and built a state of the art event space!
All of the wood used in the buildings is reclaimed and locally sourced. The first barn was from the Clifford area, and the second was from just outside of Barrie. Joe went to 11 different barns while building the second half of the venue to find a structure that matched the one that was used for the first half! It's one thing to see an incredible building and appreciate the esthetic, but it's a completely different ball game when you understand the time, effort and care put into it and all the stories that this place holds. Hats off to you two!
About the Venue
Miriam and Joe thought of absolutely everything during construction of this space. No stone was left unturned and every detail has a purpose, story and intent.
The beautifully landscaped exterior creates the perfect surroundings for an outdoor ceremony, with views of nearby fields, the luscious trees and shrubs on the property, and the garden waterfall. Let's not forget about the shimmering turquoise pond with a lit fountain, all surrounded by black rod iron fencing. Not only is it stunning, but it's also incredibly safe - no risk of accidental swims! This can all be viewed from the large covered wrap around patio off the back of the building. The property also has adequate parking and is fully accessible!
Should it rain or snow on the day of your event, the inside is just as (if not more!) beautiful than the outside. With full climate controls, they are set to handle any Southwestern Ontario weather that is thrown our way. The double door entry keeps the internal temperature consistent and the floors free from wet and muddy feet!
Once inside, you will become captivated by the beautiful features, lighting and layout of this space. Directly through the front door, there is a staircase heading up to the wrap around loft space that has a lounge area and some stunning live edge walnut dining tables. The loft overlooks the rest of the barn and you can take in the character from above. The loft space is a great option for additional seating for your guests, a spot to host your cocktail hour, and so much more - the possibilities for this space are endless!
Downstairs, there is a large designated band/DJ space and wooden dance floor. The barn has a full sound system*, wireless capabilities and a hidden projector screen. There are also some 72" TV's throughout the building that you can hook up to for your event if you want to project some slideshows, content or videos.
*sound system is to be used for microphone and AUX purposes only - DJ's and bands must bring their own sound equipment.
The large dining area is directly across from the bar for easy access to the good stuff! There is also a full industrial kitchen on site, with an in-house chef and serving staff. They have an extensive menu list to pick from for your event, and are always open to custom menu options! When you book the venue, you're booking it for the entire weekend and they even offer a Sunday brunch! When you need some good home cooked food to get you through the hangover or fuel up after tear down, they've got you covered.
Once you've ate, drank and danced your heart out, you can take 5 at one of the two lounge spaces. There is a lounge in the loft, as well as one downstairs behind the bar that sits directly in front of a fireplace - perfect place to get cozy during your winter event!
This venue truly is a one-stop-shop for your event, with everything you need directly on site. Weddings are the main focus of this venue, but you genuinely can host any type of event. It is set up for family/social gatherings, company events, training events, open houses and so much more! They are open to any type of booking and so accommodating and helpful, and they would love to see you utilize their gorgeous property and venue!
My favorite part of this venue is the morale behind the build - everything is local! Local contractors were used; local furniture builders; materials were sourced locally; this place is the definition of #shoplocal and #supportlocal! Well done, especially during these times, when supporting small businesses and makers is more important than ever.
They unfortunately don't have any accommodations on site, but here are a couple great nearby options!
Country Inn, located in Listowel
This clean, safe and updated motel is about a 20 minute drive from Maple Lane Haven! Their customer service is fantastic and they have a great variety and selection of rooms.
Photo courtesy of www.listowelcountryinn.com. Visit the website for booking details, photos, room types, rates and more!
Benmiller Inn & Spa, located just outside of Blyth
The Benmiller has Victorian vibes and some beautiful scenery! The rooms have a rustic-modern touch, and you can't forget about the indoor pool and spa on site! This hidden gem is a short 30 minute drive through farm country from Maple Lane Haven.
Photo courtesy of www.benmiller.ca. Visit the website for booking details, photos, room types, rates and more!
Maple Lane Haven is a must see venue and a perfect place to host your next event! It was a pleasure for me to go visit, and I loved learning about all the character and history behind this stunning venue.
They have some 2020 availability left, and currently booking into 2021! For more details on this venue or booking availability, you can reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR reach out to the venue directly. You can also visit their website at www.maplelanehaven.com to learn more!
Phone: (519) 440-8116
Thanks for reading!