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Weddings & Events

In the heart of the thousand islands


Welcome to our home!

From the grounds of our own home, we offer exclusive venue rental for your special event.

Our home has always been a gathering place for family and friends. We moved to Seaman House in 2006, but have been part of the local community for more than 30 years. The house itself was built in 1857 and is made of granite quarried from the property. As a family of builders, gardeners and hospitality professionals it came naturally that we converted the 100-year old barn to provide ourselves with more space to host parties, and since then it has become a hub for shindigs, big and small.

Beautiful in all seasons, The Barn is nestled against a natural granite waterfall at the edge of the woods, overlooking our gardens and pond. Restored and decorated with reclaimed materials and rustic features, The Barn accommodates 100 people seated across two levels, with plenty of additional space outside.

Seaman House, built in 1857.

Seaman House, built in 1857.

The Barn before its restoration.

The Barn before its restoration.

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The Barn

We offer you the freedom to plan the party of your dreams. Our vision for The Barn is to allow you the flexibility to use whichever vendors, suppliers and services you'd like, to suit your occasion, without unnecessary restrictions or rules. You have exclusive use of the space for the whole weekend - lots of time to celebrate!

You'll find a bar downstairs with a cosy woodstove for the winter months and accessible restrooms. The Barn's professional kitchen is a caterer's dream, with easy access, storage and state of the art appliances. The rustic dining room upstairs opens out to the Porch and lawns at the back, and offers a Bridal Suite with private bathroom. 

Set within tranquil surroundings, you'll find a waterfall, pond, extensive gardens and well-kept lawns, perfect for photo opportunities, games, marquees, camping and a variety of places for you and your guests to enjoy the outdoors.

We provide the canvas, you supply the paint.
— Normand & Erich

Let the good times roll

Our unique rental period runs from noon on Friday until noon on Sunday of your chosen weekend. This means plenty of time for meet-and-greets, catching up, partying and making memories. It's up to you how you spend your weekend, but here's a look at how at how it could flow.


  • Noon arrival

  • Time to begin preparations and decorate

  • Receive deliveries

  • Evening rehearsal barbecue dinner



  • A continental breakfast for the wedding party

  • Final decorating and preparations

  • Wedding party get ready onsite

  • Visiting guests arrive by boat and car

  • Afternoon ceremony in front of the waterfall, with confetti and photos to follow

  • Games, snacks and drinks reception

  • Speeches and dinner

  • Cake cutting on the Porch

  • Music and dancing into the night



  • Sunday Brunch with friends and family

  • Final clear up

  • Goodbyes - you won't want to leave!


Not just for weddings, The Barn is perfectly suited to dinner parties, birthday gatherings, corporate away-days, photoshoot locations and fundraising events.

The perfect location

You'll find us at the heart of the Thousand Islands, just inland from scenic Rockport, Ontario.

We are minutes from the US/Canadian Border at The Ivy Lea Bridge, with easy access by land and river. We are 53km from Kingston, 20km from Gananoque and 35km from Brockville.


Our rates

We like to be clear about what you’re paying for.
See our current rates and availability here.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you.
You can also contact us via Facebook.



(613) 561-2954


28 Old River Road
Rockport, ON K0E 1RO