Welcome to Under the Willows

Sunni & Ryan 240-1Located just outside Guelph, Ontario, Under the Willows has the perfect backdrop for your pictures for any occasion, family photos, engagement or wedding portraits. It’s also a beautiful outdoor location for your wedding ceremony, regardless the season!!
With both natural and cultivated settings available, you’ll find the backdrop you’ve been wanting.

On a private family farm, we offer you a place to be yourself, to relax without time limits and without interruption, time away from the city, and a completely natural setting to explore and enjoy.

Come see for yourself.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we have our wedding ceremony at Under the Willows?
Yes, we will work with you to plan your ceremony on site. Contact us for details.

Will there be someone onsite to assist or answer questions?
Yes, there will be a representative of Under the Willows available during your visit.

Is a contract required? When is payment due?
Yes, we require a contract. Payment is due with the signed contract.

How many groups are on site at one time?
If for a ceremony, you and your guests will be the only group.
If for photography sessions, the property is very large, and we will not book more than three groups for one date.

Are there time restrictions?
Will accept visitors from 8am until 7pm, as arranged with your booking. We are not available for drop-ins.

Are there washroom facilities?
Yes, if contracted.

Will we have access to the house or other buildings?
No, unless specific prior arrangements have been made.

What happens to my fee if we cancel our visit?
The fee is not refundable if you cancel less than two weeks before your visit. We will try to reschedule, if a date change is an option.

How far in advance should we book our visit?
We suggest you book your visit sooner than later, to make sure your preferred date and time are available. Generally, at least two (2) months in advance would be best.
However, if space and time are available, we will accept last-minute requests.

Other questions?
Please contact us at your convenience.


What others say . . .

The spot was AMAZING! The natural beauty Under the Willows provided was more than I could have hoped for! The gardens were picturesque and the atmosphere provided for a laid back, very enjoyable wedding day.

The service I received was phenomenal! The whole process was easy and the day went very smoothly!

I would definitely and have been recommending Under the Willows to anyone I know that is getting married and considering an outside ceremony.

I had contemplated whether or not I wanted an outside ceremony or in a church and after having it at Under the Willows, I can definitely say I made the right choice.

Truly, thank you for everything and making my day a day I will always remember!

– – Sunni (bride), September 2011.

Great place to shoot! I had so many different areas where I could get creative with my photography. There were so many different “props” like benches, flower beds, barn structures, gates, trellises, a beautiful well and all encased in lush greenery.
– – Niway Visser Photography

I couldn’t believe the variety that the property had to offer. From excellent rustic fences, barns, a stone maze, a well, and excellent lush gardens as well. You could easily spend hours photographing the property without using the same location more than once.

As a wedding photographer, I found the grounds to be exceptional!!
– – Gillian Williamson, Photographer from Ikonica

I do love your property and think it is one of the best places for an outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Reception great for photographs. Under the Willows provides a fantastic setting with beautiful willow trees, historical buildings, unique little nooks and crannies that provide that uniqueness, that moment in time that most people want to capture on their wedding day.
– – Chris Desira, Images Brought to Life