Aquatopia Water Garden Conservatory

Aquatopia is an elegant, glass-enclosed conservatory, home to a dramatic events venue, on-site café, completely immersive aquatic garden retail experience and the largest indoor water garden open to the public. Nestled on 24 wooded acres in Carp, Aquatopia is the destination location for eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Unlike any other venue in the Ottawa area, this four-season paradise provides year-round public access to a tropical oasis. Lush foliage and aquatic features, a unique architectural design, and natural stone floors make Aquatopia an ideal, non-traditional venue for weddings, and a tranquil setting for meetings, team-building and private functions.

Aquatopia is an elegant, glass-enclosed conservatory, home to a dramatic events venue, on-site café, completely immersive aquatic garden retail experience and the largest indoor water garden open to the public. Nestled on 24 wooded acres in Carp, Aquatopia is the destination location for eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Unlike any other venue in the Ottawa area, this four-season paradise provides year-round public access to a tropical oasis. Lush foliage and aquatic features, a unique architectural design, and natural stone floors make Aquatopia an ideal, non-traditional venue for weddings, and a tranquil setting for meetings, team-building and private functions.

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Client Reviews

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    A beautiful environment, especially the ponds and the fish, friendly people and great food. Lucky to live just down the road!

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    I popped into the cafe on Sat just to have a coffee and it was a truly an experience, not only by the lady that served me (kathy) but the hidden beauty of the design (it will take your mind off of the days events ) and you may get lost in the space of time. I tried a breakfast and it to was a hidden treasure, my hat is off to the chief who's name I have forgotten (my apologize). You might have to go early as the center court fills up quickly, and ask for inspiring lady named "Kathy".

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    I absolutely loved this venue. Given that we couldn't travel for our wedding, we were still able to get the feel of a destination wedding right here in the city. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, some of the friendliest and most amazing employees and I would strongly recommend Aquatopia to anyone. They truly made our day one to remember and I felt like I was in a dream land the entire day. It couldn't have been more perfect. If you are looking for a unique, stunning and gorgeous location for you wedding any time of the year, this is the place to go!

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    Had lunch there , today. Great environment. Great service and great food. Definitely an oasis setting. Will definitely return, even though the drive was 1 hour, each way from our home.

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    A wedding at Aquatopia. My girlfriend was the maid of honor. So I was lucky. She looked beautiful. She had to give a speech. I got to sit back, eat incredible food, sip scotch, and dance. Four of my favourite things. Aquatopia is one of those places you have to marvel at. The sound of flowing water. Lush gardens. Part greenhouse, part dancefloor, part aquatic wilderness. "Left stomp 2 times! Right stomp 2 times!" Was there choreographed dancing? Was I choreographed dancing? We danced the night away, amidst the lush green vegetation, the natural stone, the waterfalls, the beautiful pergolas. The food was excellent. So was the service. I have allergies and the catering manager came to my table to assure me that they had even prepared my food in a separate kitchen! The bride looked beautiful and the groom looked calm as they walked down the aisle in the greenhouse. I couldn't recommend Aquatopia more. It's the only place I've ever seen like it. Madison Glover

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    Our experience was good, we did get put through the ringer throughout out the year of planning. We were expecting this since we booked with them from the very beginning. We were aware that with any knew business there's going to be hiccups. On the day the only issue we had were the bartenders. We had a honeymoon donation fund set up, the bartenders were suppose to encourage this. Instead we found out from our guests that they were informing them that it was an open bar but that they were accepting tips. The bartenders pushed our donation box aside and placed a tip jar in front of it. Many guests thought they were donating to us but in the end they were tipping the bartenders. We spoke to the caterer (who are through Aquatopia) about this issue and never heard back from them. With that said on our day the owners stepped up and did an amazing job for our day. The venue is beautiful!

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    We absolutely loved your venue for our evening wedding in early June 2016! Your staff was fantastic to work with & easily helped us make our dream come to life. We only had 2 very minor issues: 1. Staff changes 2 months before our wedding (this was unavoidable and we completely understand) - Originally dealt with Jaclyn Carter and Andrea Murray - Finalized all details with Jodie Young and Louella O'Connor - All 4 ladies were a delight to work with but the change being so close to our wedding date did cause some anxious moments making sure ideas/notes translated properly from person to person. 2. Food stations: - We had asked for them to be placed farther apart to avoid line ups - No one seemed to understand they were stations & did not have to line up but could in fact go to whichever station they preferred We received wonderful compliments on your venue, staff & food from our guests. Thank you for our memories!! E&J

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    From the moment we walked into Aquatopia for the first time we knew that it would be our dream to be married there and this was long before construction was even complete. It just spoke to us, the natural beauty, the energy, and the love that went into it. It is a venue like no other in Canada. The owners Catherine and Nick are warm, welcoming and extremely accommodating. Our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Jaclyn, the even coordinator, was always available and bent over backwards to make our day even more special. Andrea, the florist, was nothing short of amazing. She worked with us to design the perfect center pieces. She had great ideas but was also very willing to work with our ideas. When I saw the flowers I cried. Many of our guests came up to us through out the night and said that this was their most memorable wedding, the venue was stunning and all of the details we perfect. We can't thank Aquatopia enough for making our dream wedding come true!

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    We held our annual staff retreat at Aquatopia on September 16/15. The service was great, the atmosphere in the building was beautiful. Everyone quite enjoyed the day and loved the location etc. - only one complaint from those 50-60 attending - it was a very beautiful sunny September day but the sun coming into the room was extremely hot. So hot that at one point we had to move from the room to the area where the gold fish are. Aside from the heat I would recommend Aquatopia to others. Perhaps some kind of bamboo curtains could be installed for future events to decrease the extensive heat from the sun.

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    We are so happy to share our wonderful experience with Aquatopia Conservatory. We booked an appointment to see about having our wedding in October 2015. We booked on the spot! This place is one of a kind. The sounds of waterfall, the fresh air, and the beautiful greenery were exactly what we were looking for all in one place! What sealed the deal were the incredibly warm and kind staff. On our big day, they sure delivered. We completely enjoyed ourselves and our guests were catered to perfection. We have the most wonderful memories for a very important day in our lives. We are so grateful for the beautiful experience.

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