By Danielle French

Be Our Guest

At South Pond Farms we are a one stop, full service event venue. What exactly does that mean? It means that as a business we prioritize convenience for our guests. It means that when you book an event at South Pond you can rest assured knowing that we don’t just provide a space for your gathering; instead, we take care of all the details for you from decor and set up to fantastic local food, and even activities. Below is a brief summary of the services we provide so whether you are planning your event day in Ontario, or around the globe- you can arrive at South Pond knowing that every detail has been taken care of.

Vendors: Having worked with some of the best in the business, we are happy to refer you to some of our preferred vendors including DJs and photographers! Our list of co-collaborators will save you hours of research and the fear of booking someone who doesn’t meet your standards.

Table Service: Sourcing tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, glassware, etc can take some major research. Will your desired company deliver? Will they set up for you? Will they tear down and repack? Or will you be saddled with the extra responsibility before and after your big event? If you book at South Pond- we can take care of the setup and tear down for you. We provide harvest tables, chairs and all antique plates, cutlery and glassware that you need to make your day a success so that you can walk in and out without unnecessary stress.

Flowers: We are happy to create unique arrangements with flowers fresh from our farm and local greeneries. Whether you are looking for simple centre pieces or bouquets with a dramatic flare, we have you covered. Between Danielle, and our dynamic garden team, we can create your ideal botanical backdrop.

Decor: Why spend hundreds of dollars on decor pieces when you can rent them for a fraction of the cost! We have built up our decor closet so that you don’t have to. From table runners to candles, from vases to decorative signs, we have a range of products that will complement your event and add to the ambiance you are looking to create.

Staff: It is not always easy to find accredited and professional staffing for your event. At South Pond, you can rest easy knowing that all of our kitchen staff have their food handler certifications, our bar staff are smart serve accredited and our wait staff have been trained in customer service! You don’t have to worry about interviewing and hiring.

Bussing: No wheels? No problem! We strive to be accessible for all. We work with a fantastic bussing company so that you and your guests can kick back, relax and not worry about the logistics of getting to and from our rustic retreat.

Workshops: The fun doesn’t have to stop after your meal. We are happy to provide a range of customized workshops for you and your group. Roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in intimate culinary and creative experiences. Our workshops combine all of the things we love; farm fresh ingredients, home cooking, the beauty of nature, artisanal baking and more! We will take care of the entertaining so that you can learn some tricks of the trade and most importantly, have some fun.

There are a number of perks associated with booking a full service venue, at South Pond we are here to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Let us take care of the details so that you can enjoy your special day and simply, be our guest.

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Danielle French - Ash Naylor Photography

About Danielle

Looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, Danielle moved from Toronto to this farm in the Bethany Hills of Southern Ontario, and over time together with her family and her partner Shawn, restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land.

Danielle loves to create unique settings and menus for the many events she offers at South Pond Farms, such as authentic farm-to-table gatherings, bread-making workshops, culinary classes, and weddings. Danielle’s vision is to inspire others to share her vision of a traditional life and way of cooking and to feel the sense of history on this beautiful land.  

Danielle was also the host of a television series called Taste of the Country

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