Baldachin Inn

About Us

The Baldachin Inn in Merrickville, ON offers a historic ambiance with a stunning ballroom, family dining, Harry MacLean's Pub, the Courtyard Garden Patio, and overnight accommodations in our finely appointed rooms and suites.

Come for an hour or a day, book your banquet or plan your wedding with us. You'll be glad you chose the Baldachin Inn.

Baldachin Weddings

Some History

Merrickville is among the oldest, most historic communities in Ontario, with more heritage-designated buildings per capita than any other city in Canada. At one time, Merrickville boasted more than 50 water-powered industries, with the Trent Canal providing the transportation.

In addition to its historic charm, Merrickville is renowned for its boutiques. Its charming, Victorian streetscape is lined with shops filled with one-of-a-kind items made by local artists and artisans...their unique talents are on display at studios where craftsmen demonstrate their trade as well as sell their wares...as well as antique shops, numerous restaurants and cafes, and quaint shops selling products from around the world.

Built in 1860, The Baldachin Inn was once the largest department store between Chicago and Montreal. It was built by Harry MacLean, who also funded the development of the first G suit for pilots. Our Harry MacLean's Pub commemorates his name, with a European Pub setting.

The Baldachin Ballroom uses a unique building style, the King's Post Truss system, only found in one other building still used in Chicago, which eliminates the need for ceiling supports. This means the 6000 sq. ft. ballroom is completely open, so brides and their grooms can swirl and twirl the night away. With seating for 200, and an elegant French Country decor, it's easy to see why the Baldachin Ballroom is a first choice for weddings around the Ottawa area.

Historic

Overlooking the historic Rideau Canal, the Baldachiin Inn is a circa 1860's heritage designated building. A perfect mini-holiday in a lovely village, just a short drive from Ottawa.

Dining

Superb European cuisine drawn from the world's finest traditions, enhanced by old world charm and elegance, one of Ontario's few heritage designated interiors featuring stained glass, overlooking the canal. Fresh daily lunch and dinner specials.

Ballroom

The Ballroom's 6000 sq. ft. of understated elegance, features 15 foot stone walls, hardwood floors, and an elegant country French decor. Specializing in weddings, banquets, meetings, conferences and receptions, with seating for 200.

Pub

Harry McLean's Pub featured relaxed, casual dining in our 1860's style European Pub. Serving the finest in imported and domestic beer and wine. Savory, local organic home-made food at reasonable prices and free kid's meals.

Patio

Enjoy our spectacular courtyard garden patio for casual dining and the ultimate in relaxation. Flora, fauna and historical ambiance make the perfect wedding or casual location.

accommodations

The Baldachin Inn offers traditional European-style hospitality. Our rooms feature private baths, tasteful decor with a touch of the 19th century. All rooms are air conditioned with private baths, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Dining and More

Enjoy one of our areas for dining and beverages.

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Dining Room

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Superb European cuisine drawn from the world's finest traditions, enhanced by old world charm and elegance, one of Ontario's few heritage designated interiors featuring stained glass, overlooking the canal.

Fresh daily lunch and dinner specials.


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Harry MacLean's Pub

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Welcome to relaxed, casual dining in our 1960's style European Pub, serving the finest in Imported and Domestic beer and wine.

Savory, local organic home-made food at reasonable prices and free kids meals. Every Wednesday evening, enjoy single malt Scotch night.

For music, movies and get-togethers, relax at Harry's. Live entertainment every Saturday night. Good food and good cheer always on tap!


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Courtyard Garden Patio

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Enjoy our spectacular courtyard garden patio for casual dining and the ultimate in relaxation.

Flora, Fauna and historical ambiance make the perfect wedding location.


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Ballroom

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The Ballroom's 6000 sq. ft. of understated elegance, features 15 foot stone walls, hardwood floors and an elegant country French decor, overlooking the historic Rideau Canal.

Specializing in banquets, weddings, meetings, conferences and receptions, the Baldachin Ballroom offers a wide variety of services and appointments with seating for 200.


You're Always Welcome

Whether you're dropping in for a drink, booking a wedding, enjoying a sumptuous meal or staying overnight, there is always a friendly face to greet you.

We're friendly and believe in giving our guests the attention they deserve, in everything from dinners to drinks, weddings to overnight stays - you'll always feel welcome at the Baldachin Inn.

Everyone from the owner to the wait staff to the housekeeping staff will always greet you with a smile.

If you're looking for casual elegance, you've found it right here, in the heart of Merrickville, the town known as 'The Jewel of the Rideau'.

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Events

Merrickville is a tourist's paradise. The Baldachin Inn is host to a number of regularly scheduled events.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Special menu at the Baldachin Inn

Starters
Classic Caesar salad 10.99
Pomegranate and chevre salad with mixed greens and a honey balsamic dressing 10.99
Leek and potato soup 7.99
Traditional shrimp cocktail 13.99

Mains
Beef tenderloin with lobster sauce. Center cut beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon with a creamy lobster brandy sauce, potato rosti, and steamed asparagus 29.99
Atlantic salmon. Pan seared Atlantic salmon with a lemon butter sauce , vegetable rice pilaf, and sauteed vegetables 25.99
Chicken kiev. Breaded breast of chicken stuffed with garlic, butter and fresh parsley served with a rich wild mushroom sauce and fresh vegetables 24.99
Fettuccine prima Vera. Pasta tossed in gently sauteed vegetables with a light white wine and garlic pesto sauce. Served with roasted garlic bread 23.99

Desserts
Bailey's creme Brulee 9.99
New York cheesecake with brandy cherries 10.99


All Holidays

Special menus at the Baldachin Inn Restaurant


Usually every second Saturday

Live Entertainment in the Pub


Some Fun Facts about Merrickville

Historic Designated Properties
100
actually over 100
Number of Rideau Canal Locks
3
Still functioning after all these years
Historical Water-Powered Industries
50
When water powered machinery
Age of Rideau Canal Locks
175
years

While staying at the Baldachin Inn

Be sure to check out the following businesses.
If you are booking a special package, you may add a spa treatment for you or your pet.

Spa Sans Souci

Include a luxurious spa treatment with your package.

Paws A Bit
Treat Your Pet to a Spaw! Add a pet spaw at Paws A Bit to any of our packages.

The Knock Knock Shoppe
Located right next door.

Photo Gallery

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Our Guests

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Our Pricing

  • Junior Suite
  • $154
    Friday - Saturday
  • $129 Sunday - Thursday
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  • Bridal Suite
  • $229
    Friday - Saturday
  • $199 Sunday - Thursday
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  • Inn Rooms
  • $119
    Friday - Saturday
  • $105 Sunday - Thursday
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  • Junior SUITE Package

    Couple's Suite Retreat / Girl's Night Inn
  • Dinner for two
  • complementary bottle of wine
  • overnight accommodations
  • all taxes and gratuities
  • 15% discount on second night
  • $265
    Friday - Saturday
  • $235 Sunday - Thursday
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  • BRIDAL SUITE Package

    Couple's Suite Retreat / Girl's Night Inn
  • Dinner for two
  • complementary bottle of wine
  • overnight accommodations
  • all taxes and gratuities
  • 15% discount on second night
  • $355
    Friday - Saturday
  • $315 Sunday - Thursday
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  • Inn Rooms Package

    Couple's Suite Retreat / Girl's Night Inn
  • Dinner for two
  • complementary bottle of wine
  • overnight accommodations
  • all taxes and gratuities
  • 15% discount on second night
  • $234
    Friday - Saturday
  • $199 Sunday - Thursday
  • Book Now

(All prices and packages are subject to change without notice, and taxable.)

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