Best Western® Plus Stoneridge Inn & The Rose Chapel {review}

Located in London, Ontario, The Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre is the perfect all-in-one venue.

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Featuring everything you could ever imagine, it’s an easy choice to select the Stoneridge Inn for your special day! Did we say EVERYTHING? Stunning Chapel? Check! Multiple ballroom options? Check! Comfortable accommodations? Check! Flexible menu, all-inclusive pricing, fireplaces, chandeliers, and the backing of a brand dedicated to service – CHECK!

Add on a team with decades of experience planning and running events without a hitch and your wedding planning stress (and your blood pressure) will be dropping by the second.

“One of my favourite memories had to have been my meeting to discuss decor and then also the day before my wedding when I walked into the Hall and it was exactly how we had discussed and planned.” – Andrea & Nick, December 2019

How it all began

Natalie Zima, owner and operator, was driven “by a strong will to work as a family and take on a challenge. The property was purchased and repurposed into a full-service event center. The hotel was renovated, vacant space turned into event rooms and a restaurant was built on the principle of fresh, simple ingredients. After years of hard work, passion and dedication to hospitality excellence, a century-old, neighboring chapel was purchased and fully restored to add to our portfolio.” Natalie has 25 years of experience in the industry and has event planning in her blood! It is Natalie’s goal to make her couples’ wedding day be everything they have ever dreamed of.

In fact, as part of executing dream weddings, Stoneridge Inn is committed to offering an innovative and creative service. “I worked closely with Natalie and Maggie (the decorator) and they gave me several options of layouts for each room that we used and told me the pros and cons of each. When Maggie was decorating, she regularly sent me photos of the progress and would include some suggestions to improve things! It all came together beautifully.” – Jaclyn & Nathan, February 2020

Location, Location, Location

The Best Western Plus Stoneridge team worked tirelessly to turn this location into a premier one-stop wedding venue. Located at 6675 Burtwistle Lane in London, they are the only full-service hotel and conference center from here to St. Thomas. Stoneridge Inn has been in the wedding business for over 20 years and has seen hundreds of happy couples tie the knot.

“We picked the Stoneridge because it was halfway between London and St. Thomas. We had family coming from both areas. They had hotel accommodations right on site and a big enough room for how many guests we invited to our big day! Their price was within our budget and I had been there for conferences so I knew their food was good!” – Andrea & Nick, December 2019

All-Inclusive Packages and a reputation for value and flexibility makes wedding planning with Stoneridge Inn stress-free. With three ballrooms to choose from, Stoneridge has various spaces for the most intimate wedding all the way up to an elaborate reception for as many as 200 guests. The lovingly restored, century-old, Rose Chapel is historic, rustic, simple, and quite frankly, stunning. The chapel is very popular for wedding ceremonies and photos and can seat up to 150 guests. Since it is a non-denominational chapel, you can even bring your choice of officiant!

Your guests are sure to be in awe of the beautiful brickwork and charming central arch. “From the first time we walked into the Rose Chapel, we knew it was a 100% yes and we didn’t need to look anywhere else!” says bride and groom Roslyn and Mike. The Rose Chapel can be booked separately if you already have another reception site in mind, but it is quite convenient to have everything all in one place!

“From high budget to modest budget, large wedding or intimate; we can design a custom wedding reception for every kind of couple,” says Natalie Zima, General Manager. Able to accommodate traditional, contemporary, themed, or a combination, Natalie and her team are here to make your vision come to life.

The Details

With all-inclusive packages from $65-$135 per guest, a la carte menus, grazing tables, brunch and pub grub receptions, there’s so many ways available to feed your guests suiting your personal style and budget. “Our Executive Chef is continually developing inventive menus and will personalize a menu to suit the unique choices of each couple. Any special dietary or cultural requirements can also be accommodated,” says Natalie. With Stoneridge Inn’s versatile spaces and offerings, you can hold not only your ceremony, but also your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal ceremony and dinner.

With Stoneridge Inn, you not only experience all of the venue’s conveniences, but you are able to tailor your day to your unique taste and wedding style! “I remember going to another venue when I was still shopping around and telling them some of my ideas and they said ‘well, this is our package, take it or leave it’ and I was SO taken aback by that! At the Stoneridge Inn, Natalie did everything she could to make every idea I had come to life! On the day of, the hotel did so well to accommodate us to do our photos, have food and drinks and just overall have a very lovely experience.” – Jaclyn & Nathan, February 2020

Wondering how much an all-inclusive package will cost? The average Stoneridge Inn wedding for 100 guests is approximately $12,000 and includes The Rose Chapel for the ceremony, linens, chair covers, three-course meal with hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic beverages, taxes and fees. You should also note that there is a non-refundable deposit of $1565 due when booking your wedding, $565 for rental of The Rose Chapel and $1000 towards the reception space.

Your ballroom/reception area options:

The Town and Country Ballroom is 3300 square feet and holds up to 200 guests. This room features large windows overlooking the water feature and gardens.

The Somerset Ballroom is 2106 square feet and holds up to 120 guests. This space contains a large stone fireplace and decorative mouldings.

The Townsend Ballroom is 1521 square feet and holds up to 60 guests. A fireplace along with two large chandeliers sets this room apart.

***The Townsend Ballroom adjoins The Somerset Ballroom and many couples opt to combine the use of these rooms, using one for the cocktail reception and then the other for the dinner and dance.

“The prices were fantastic! I compared to several other local venues and the Stoneridge’s prices were much better. My total price for the venue was around $22 ,000 (for 125 guests) and this included open bar, added options to cocktail hour and late night, separate locations for our ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception, ALL of my decor and so much more! Other venues I looked at easily doubled this price.” – Jaclyn & Nathan, February 2020

TIP: While it’s best to book your wedding 12 – 18 months in advance, call to check availability if you are working with less time, says the staff. They’ll do their best to accommodate you.

Meet your Team

The entire Stoneridge team is enthusiastic about building relationships with the couples they host. Innovation, creativity, experience and the power of this close-knit group is what constitutes your future dream wedding team.

“The most attractive thing about the Stoneridge Inn for me was their customer service. I had sent Natalie some emails before meeting about ideas I had about signature cocktails, charcuterie at cocktail hour, etc. When I arrived for our meeting, she had tons of photos printed out with ideas for everything we had talked about! She was SO willing to try to make everything work for me and bring my vision to life, and when I got the quote, everything was so reasonably priced that I couldn’t say no! On top of that, I realized that they had the Rose Chapel outside, and so my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception could all be held at one location, and my guests could stay over at the hotel! Everything was so convenient, I couldn’t say no!” – Jaclyn & Nathan, February 2020

Natalie Zima – General Manager.
Natalie has 25 years of experience in event management and weddings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and is a Certified Hotel Owner (CHO Certificate). Studying art history gave Natalie an eye for beautiful things that she applies towards helping couples plan their special day. Natalie loves to use her creativity to design menus, decor, signature drinks, and to help inspire clients as they navigate the wedding planning process. Natalie will meet and work with you to discuss your vision for your big day, and she’ll help you turn it into a reality.

“Natalie was amazing to work with! She kept you on track for meetings and was truly trying to help you make your day exactly what you pictured in the best way they knew how! Her team was great to deal with. The front desk staff and the bar tender did an amazing job! Everyone either had an answer or was able to direct you to who could answer any of your questions.” – Andrea and Nick, December 2019

Jacquie Clarke – Assistant manager.
Jacquie has been Natalie’s right-hand woman for over 20 years. Jacquie provides support to Natalie and couples by helping with the details of the wedding booking process. She’s an integral part of the team who makes sure your day unfolds for an everlasting experience not only for you, but for your guests.

Nikki Patterson – Rooms Division Manager.
Booking rooms for the wedding party and guests? With 15 years on the team, Nikki is a Pro and has your back. She’ll make sure everyone gets the room they need so all your guests can kick back and relax before and/or after all the excitement of the big day.

Suri Lenart – Event Supervisor.
Suri is there with you on your wedding day start to finish to make sure everything runs smoothly. Suri has been supervising our events for over four years. You’ll be glad to have Suri’s smiling face with you to make sure you don’t need to worry about anything except having fun and making memories.

Details, details, details

  • While it’s best to book your wedding 12 – 18 months in advance, call to check availability if you are working with less time, says the staff. They’ll do their best to accommodate you.
  • The average Stoneridge Inn wedding for 100 guests is approximately $12,000 including ceremony space at The Rose Chapel, linens, chair covers, three-course meal with hors d’Oeurves, alcoholic beverages, taxes and fees.
  • There is a non-refundable deposit of $1678 due when booking your wedding, $678 for rental of The Rose Chapel and $1000 towards the reception space.

To contact Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn…

Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre is located at 6675 Burtwistle Lane in London, and is the only full service hotel and conference centre from here to St. Thomas. To contact the catering team about your wedding, reach them directly through the form below 🙂

Still have questions? Check out the website www.stoneridgeinn.com.

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This venue hosted our snowy January wedding this year. Perfect one stop shop for all your wedding planning needs! Natalie and staff were so easy to work with. We had the best day!
We 100% recommend the Rose Chapel and the Stoneridge Inn. The Chapel was a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony, and the ballrooms were perfect for our reception (plus our guests loved that they didn't have to drive to get to the reception). The staff was exceedingly helpful, and I cannot say enough about the food! Everyone has been telling us that ours is the best wedding they've been to, especially for the food (and the late night snack of in house pizza went over well too). We used the to adjoining ballrooms, which was fantastic because it allowed people to have a party area, and an area where you could still hear the music, but be able to sit and chat too.
We photographed a wedding at the Stoneridge Inn last summer and were particularly impressed with the professionalism of the staff and their service. This is a great venue located just off the 401, making it really convenient for out of town guests. We are looking forward to photographing a wedding later this year in their Rose Chapel!!!
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