An ideal backdrop for your wedding or events

Empey Estates Wedding & Event Venue

Let Us Help Make Your Love Story Perfect

Empey Estates Wedding & Event Venue is nestled in the quiet community of Empey Hill, in the town of Napanee, Ontario.  Our venue is located just off the 401, and only 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Ottawa.  Once upon a time, it was a United Church built in 1912, but it has been beautifully repurposed to become and ideal place to host wedding ceremonies & receptions, bridal showers, birthday parties and corporate events.

We value exceptional service, elegance, innovation and genuine connections.

Where History Meets Modern Beauty

We offer three 3 unique spaces to choose from for your wedding or event. Our Grand Hall, which used to be the Sanctuary when Empey Estates was still an active Church. The Empey Estates Luxe Lounge, which is found on the main floor and provides a smaller more intimate space for your event. The third area is the Garden Terrace, which sits on an acre of beautiful land, completely isolated and surrounded by nothing but trees, nature and beautiful fields.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a unique and luxurious event space for any occasion, while using our expertise in event planning to bring every last detail of our clients’ visions to life.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be the go-to event space in Napanee and its surrounding areas, where luxury and affordability meet and cherished memories are made.

The Grand Hall

  • Our grand hall is what used to be the Sanctuary when Empey Estates was still an active church
  • This 2300 square foot open hall is lined with beautiful stained glass windows that are original from 1912
  • The indoor event space features white walls with 20 foot high ceilings, and light wood flooring

Empey Estates Luxe Lounge

  • The lounge is found on the main floor and provides a smaller, more intimate space to host your event.
  • This warm and inviting space doubles as our Bridal Suite for weddings, where brides and their closest friends can get ready and be pampered before the couple says “I do”.
  • With around 1000 square feet, this beautiful and elegant lounge is perfect to host a micro wedding reception, private dinner or your next corporate meeting.

Garden Terrace

  • With just under 1 acre of land, our venue is completely isolated, surrounded by nothing but trees, nature and farmers fields
  • Host your wedding ceremony outside under the beautiful sunshine and shade from surrounding trees. Dine under the stars and soft glow of the overhanging Edison bulbs, without having to worry about waking the neighbours
Jessica Masterson
Jessica Masterson
2023-10-02
We couldn't have asked for a better venue to host our wedding. Katie and Rachel are excellent at their jobs, and help you every step of the way-you can tell they are truly invested in not only your wedding, but also to you as a person. The venue itself is beautiful and intimate. Myself and my bridesmaids got ready in their bridal suite, and were greeted with mimosas and breakfast. Myself or my husband didn't have to worry about anything that day, as Rachel and Katie handled everything start to finish. There were nothing but compliments from our guests about our venue! We would highly recommend having your wedding at Empey Estates.
Leah Hill
Leah Hill
2023-09-06
I recently was a guest to a function at this venue. I am a local, who was born and raised in the area and I cannot believe the transformation.I just have to say what a great vibe, great friendly staff, great location…well done Katie!
jodi pollak
jodi pollak
2023-09-06
Great local venue!! The team is fantastic and super accommodating 🙂
Samantha Smart
Samantha Smart
2023-09-06
Today I give Empey Estates a 5 star....This Venue is amazing and ..Katie and Rachel were hands down amazing. They made sure the building was in ready to use condition. I was strapped for a spot for our family reunion. But Katie and Rachel saved the day. so we sat down picked a package that worked for our needs. Katie and Rachel both made sure I was ready for our big day, even though it wasn't a wedding. The venue was great! The staff is amazing! can't wait to book again for all the fun functions ...... Thank you so much Empey Estates.
Debbie Huibers
Debbie Huibers
2023-08-31
I attended a cocktail making class with a friend at Empey Estates and couldn't have had a better experience! The staff there are super friendly and welcoming. I had a few questions regarding the class before I signed up and they were very attentive to answer them. The space is beautiful and well taken care of. You can really tell that a lot of work and thoughtfulness goes into the preparation of each event. We had so much fun at the class, and would definitely do another one.
Marilyn Boundas
Marilyn Boundas
2023-08-15
The space is gorgeous and surpassed everyone’s expectations once it was all set up! Both Katie and Rachel are very friendly. The bridal suite is the perfect space even with a large bridal party. The bar staff members were lovely and very attentive. Sam (bar manager) is wonderful at her job! Lydia (after hours coordinator) was super assertive and good to deal with. Areas for Improvement: Better Communication - Respond to emails - Respond to emails more promptly - State that event liability is approximately $300 instead of $150 - Let the client know what is available for plug-ins for food vendors ahead of time - Set up dates to meet with the bride to go over details instead of the bride initiating it - The contract stated that the place is available from 3:00 on Friday until 12:00 on Sunday, but yet we felt pressured to leave by 6:00 on the Friday after the rehearsal dinner - Keep personal conflicts to yourselves for reasons of not getting back to us - Communicate to vendors as per the bride’s requests Facility - AC is inadequate for a full house - Steps that are highlighted in yellow were a hazard. One of the servers fell and a few guests tripped.
Brooklynn Davis
Brooklynn Davis
2022-10-11
What can we say about Katie and her support staff… Katie was there when we we had to change our venue 3 months out. Katie and her staff exceeded our expectations with her venue and services. Katie is organized and attentive. She helped us through the whole 3 months of planning and was able to answer any questions we had. This venue is absolutely beautiful! She made our vision stress free and come true. During our wedding day, she made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. We would recommended Katie and Empey Estates Wedding & Events Venue to anyone planning a wedding or looking for other venue services.
Jordan Phillips
Jordan Phillips
2022-08-01
Reached out to Katie with a short-notice booking request for a wedding reception, not expecting she would be able to schedule us in. We were lucky she had availability; she accomodated all of our requests with exceptional service and attention to detail. If you're shopping for a wedding venue, I would highly recommend Empey Estates. Thanks Katie for the awesome day!