Wedding Wednesday | Finding The Perfect Venue | The Paletta Mansion

Wedding Wednesday | Finding The Perfect Venue | The Paletta Mansion |

Hey Beauties! 

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the first instalment of my wedding planning series! Ever since I got engaged, I have had requests to share a peek into the planning process as we go along. Since I love you guys more than anything and I consider you friends, I knew I had to start a series! 

I will be sharing all of my inspiration, my tips & tricks and my decisions all the way up to the big day starting today with the reveal of my venue! 

Let’s be honest, I have been “planning” my wedding for a couple of years now and while my tastes have changed the one thing that has always stayed the same is the theme – Vintage Glam Garden Party. 

Whenever I imagined my wedding day I knew I wanted it to feel like I had stepped back in time and was throwing a lavish garden party with my closest family & friends. I wanted to be outside under the stars surrounded by candles and extravagant flower arrangements but I also wanted the ability to go inside. So I knew I needed to find an old home, a mansion or a hotel that could fulfil my dreams.

After searching through the options available in my area, I found my heart set on one place – The Paletta Mansion in Burlington Ontario. 

The Paletta Mansion is a local landmark and a place of many memories to me. I had visited a few times when I was younger with my grandmother who is no longer with us. She grew up in the area and always loved the big mansion by the lake so it means it is that much more special. 

The mansion was built in 1930 for the daughter of a renowned industrialist and it is said that she lived out her life travelling all over the world hunting down furnishings, wall coverings, decor and tiles to show off her wealth and style. It has 11,000 square feet including servants quarters, 7 fireplaces and a grand staircase. 

The home sits on 14 acres of land that sits right up to the lake and features a private beach, a creek and a forest full of trails and gardens. It also features stables, a coach house and a dolls house shed that are littered throughout the gardens. 

Wedding Wednesday | Finding The Perfect Venue | The Paletta Mansion |

The mansion and the grounds are so incredibly beautiful and I could not imagine celebrating my wedding anywhere else. On the day of the wedding, the mansion will be closed down so that no one apart from our party can visit the landmark. 

The ceremony will be held on the back veranda and the reception will be spread throughout the entire building. We will have a lounge, a ball room, a bar area, a sweet room and a dining room with the option to go outside and enjoy the night sky. 

Wedding Wednesday | Finding The Perfect Venue | The Paletta Mansion |

Paletta is without a doubt the wedding venue of my dreams and my fianc├ę fell in love when I took him to visit so I know it is the perfect place. I can’t wait to celebrate our love about a year from now. 



  1. Jen27
    May 25, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Congrats again on the engagement! This venue looks absolutely beautiful ­čÖé I'm getting married this Fall and we've selected a similar (though smaller) venue- the Campbell House in Toronto. I love the history behind a beautiful old house! xo

    • La Belle Sirene
      May 25, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you so much Jen!! Congrats to you as well!! The Campbell House is such a beautiful venue!! It's so nice to be able to imagine ourselves in that old house back in its prime!

  2. Annaliese
    May 25, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    What a precious wedding venue! It sounds just perfect for your special day. :-)xoxo

  3. Nellwyn
    May 25, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Such a beautiful venue! I love the idea of having both indoor and outdoor space for a wedding. One of the venues I love here in Toronto is very similar: a beautiful old mansion with stunning grounds. I think it's perfect!Nellwyn |

  4. The Confused Millennial
    May 25, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    STUNNING venue!!!

  5. Shann Eva
    May 25, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous, romantic place. It will be perfect for your wedding. That's so amazing that you have that connection because of your grandmother. Congrats!

  6. Rebecca Greene
    May 25, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    The venue looks gorgeous. I love that this place has a family connection especially with your grandmother who is no longer with you.

  7. the organic kitchen
    May 25, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Wow that venue is stunning!

  8. Kama H
    May 25, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Oh wow, this venue is simply stunning! What a gorgeous wedding you'll have there – congratulations!Euriental

  9. Angela Tolsma
    May 25, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    oh looks like a lovely place!!

  10. Sharon Beauty Prime
    May 25, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Congrats to you both again! The venue looks so romantic and the mansion gorgeous. x

  11. Elaine Atkins
    May 25, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Congrats!!! What a beautiful venue…I LOVE weddings and miss planning mine LOL! Enjoy every minute of it!

  12. joangogreenlivegreen
    May 25, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    What a beautiful place for a wedding!!

  13. Glenda┬ĚK Blogger
    May 26, 2016 / 1:46 am

    I got married in a boring looking venue. I really love the outside view of the mansion.

  14. BrookeKButler
    May 26, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Congrats! This is a beautiful venue and I know your wedding will be just as beautiful.XO, Brooke

  15. Kristin Thompson
    May 26, 2016 / 2:18 am

    Oh my gosh this place is absolutely gorgeous! A wedding here will be so beautiful and perfect! I can't wait to hear more details about your big day!KristinThe Blush Blonde

  16. Chelsea Olivia
    May 26, 2016 / 2:33 am

    OMG- your wedding is going to be so beautiful!!!

  17. Candes
    May 26, 2016 / 5:36 am

    Paletta is such a beautiful venue! Your wedding will truly be special there!

  18. Alison
    May 26, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Congrats on the engagement! This looks like such an idyllic place to get married!

  19. Dara @ The Southern Thing
    May 26, 2016 / 7:06 am

    What a gorgeous venue!

  20. LeighAnn Searle
    May 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    The venue looks so pretty!!

  21. LeighAnn Searle
    May 26, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    The venue looks so pretty!!

  22. Ursula Ball
    May 26, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Congrats on your engagement and what a perfect location with so many wonderful memories to hold the wedding! :)

  23. Emily
    May 26, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Gah this place is soooo beautiful!! It is seriously such a perfect wedding venue. I am super excited for this series on your blog, this is the stuff I love!!

  24. Jenna Fletcher
    May 26, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Beautiful venue! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

  25. Teresa Laura
    May 26, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    What a stunning location. Loved this post! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! xo

  26. Ana Ojha
    May 26, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Congrats for your engagement! This place looks perfect for a dream destination wedding!

  27. Valerie Robinson
    May 26, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Beautiful venue! I hope your day is absolutely magical!!

  28. Jasmine Watts
    May 27, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Congrats on your engagement and this place looks soo beautiful!

  29. sarah callaghan
    May 27, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Congratulations! I'm getting married Fall 2016 and it's been so fun planning. That venue is seriously stunning! Ours is at the Old Mill Inn in the Westminster room.

    October 18, 2017 / 5:47 am

    so beautiful place

  31. stevenjared0853
    October 24, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Finding perfect venue for your special day is not an easy thing. You need to consider many factors like your budget, wedding theme and number of guests etc. From you can easily find the most suitable Los Angeles wedding venues as per your needs.

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