Your Special Day

It’s a day you look forward to with great anticipation, and you want everything to go perfectly. Let the Inn on the Bay provide you with peace of mind. You can rest assured that we will look after the details, so you can enjoy the Special day.

We are the premiere, full-service and experienced hotel in Owen Sound. Trust the leading hotel to host your dream wedding. The Inn on the Bay is ideally located on the shores of Georgian Bay and is surrounded by English-style lawns. Scenic views of the bay offer a spectacular setting for ceremonies and receptions.

We offer the flexibility of two entertaining settings for your reception; both indoor and outdoor. You can host up to 180 wedding guests in our Tom Thomson Ballroom, which opens onto our patio, sprawling front lawn and the beautiful view of the bay. Yours to enjoy!

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals, from our Certified Wedding Coordinator to our Executive Chef, will be there every step of the way to ensure every attention to detail, quality, and success.

Our inclusive wedding packages will provide a choice of enticing items – a great way to make planning your wedding easy and cost efficient. Your wedding can be simply elegant or elaborate– it’s your choice as a couple. We can also assist you in the referral of a variety of wedding services.

We would be honoured to meet with your to discuss your wedding plans.



Inn on the Bay Homestyle Buffet

Hot Items | Choice of Two

Chicken Parmesan

Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

Maple Blueberry Roast Pork

Maple Dijon Leg of Ham

Greek Chicken

Sirloin Beef Lasagna

Beef Pot Roast

Ontario Roast Turkey

Pork Schnitzel

Homestyle Buffet Includes

Vegetable Tray

Chef ’s Potato

Fresh Fruit Tray

Pickle Tray

Chef ’s Vegetables

Two Chef ’s Choice Salads

Chef ’s Choice Cakes & Pies

Traditional Best Western Buffet

Hot Items | Choice of Two

Georgian Bay Whitefish with Citrus Butter

Five Spice Pork Loin with Silky Pan Gravy

Slow Baked Leg of Ham with Dijon and Maple Glaze

Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Hoisin Glaze

Smothered Chicken

Ontario Roast Turkey with Sage Dressing

Roast Baron of Beef with Rich Jus

Roast Chicken Supreme

Pork Schnitzel

Sirloin Beef Lasagna

Salads | Choice of Four

Loaded Potato Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Creamy Beets with Dill

Caprese Salad

Crisp Tossed Salad

Spinach Salad

Broccoli Cheddar Salad

Traditional Coleslaw

Asian Noodles

Creamy Caesar

Traditional Buffet Includes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

European Meat Platter

Assorted Pickle Tray

Fresh Fruit Tray

Fresh Cut Raw Vegetables

Chef ’s Choice Plated Desserts

Seasonal Vegetables

Carrots & Dill Butter

Yukon Gold Roast Potatoes

International Cheese Platter

Chef ’s Choice Cakes and Pies

Balsamic Beets

Carved Item | Choice of One

Smoked Leg of Ham with Pineapple Sauce

Roast Turkey with Dressing

Roast Pork Loin with a Maple Blueberry Pan Jus

Certified AAA® Brand Roast Baron of Beef

Certified AAA® Brand Roast Prime Rib

Hot Items | Choice of One

Classic Roast Chicken

Glazed Atlantic Salmon

Sirloin Tip Lasagna

Arctic Charr, Tilapia or Whitefish with Citrus Butter

Chicken Parmesan

Sliced Pork Roast

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken

Glazed Ham

Butternut Squash

Starch | Choice of Two

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Coconut Lime Basmati Rice

Mini Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Herbed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Vegetable | Choice of Two

Carrots with Dill Butter

Broccoli au Gratin

Gold & Red Heirloom Beets

Green Beans with Thyme

Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Grilled Vegetable Medley

Seasonal Mixed Vegetables

Grand Buffet Includes

Tossed Salad

Int. Cheese and Pickle Platters

Freshly Decorated Salmon

Variety of Mousses

Baby Shrimp Salad

Vegetable Platter

Fresh Oysters

Fruit Platter

Assortment of Four Fresh Salads

Local Charcuterie Board

Assorted Cakes and Tortes

Assortment of Bakery Items

Served Dinner

Main course selections are served with your choice of salad, vegetable, starch, dessert, fresh rolls, coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Roast Baron of Beef

Thinly sliced and served with homestyle gravy.

Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding

Slow cooked prime rib served with traditional Yorkshire pudding.

Beef Short Ribs

Braised beef short ribs served with rich jus.

Chicken Supreme

A tender roast chicken supreme with a Dijon maple glaze.

Prosciutto Chicken

Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, smoked gouda and prosciutto ham, served with a roasted red pepper sauce.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Black and white sesame crusted chicken with a mandarin ginger sauce.

Oven Roasted Prokloin

Succulent pork loin in our chef ’s special blend of spices, served with maple blueberry pan jus.

Georgian Bay White Fish

Fresh Georgian Bay White Fish seared and oven baked with citrus butter.

Grilled Sirloin

Sirloin steak grilled to perfection with caramelized onion and tarragon compound butter

Arctic Charr

Arctic charr herbed seared with buttery panko breading.

Salads | Choice of One

Crisp Greens

Seasonal greens, diced tomatoes, cucumber, julienne carrots, choice of dressing

Creamy Caesar

Romaine lettuce, tossed with Caesar dressing, croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese

California Salad

Romaine lettuce, strawberries, kiwi, mandarin oranges, and toasted almonds tossed with our house-made honey dill dressing

Caprese Salad

Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, marinated bocconcini cheese, topped with house made pesto and balsamic vinaigrette

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Spinach, goat cheese, pecans, strawberries and red onions with lemon basil vinaigrette

Starch | Choice of One

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Coconut Basmati Rice

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Vegetable | Choice of One

Carrots with Dill Butter

Broccoli Mornay

Green Beans Onions & Thyme

Mixed Vegetables

Butternut Squash

Beef Barley


Parsnip and Pear

Curry Pumpkin

Vegetable Bean

— Our chefs can cater to most allergies —


Choice of One

Chocolate Mousse

Your choice of Triple Chocolate, or Chocolate Raspberry


Your choice of White Chocolate Lemon, Mango , Lemon Lavender, Four Berry

Gluten Free Dessert Options

Turtle Cheesecake ˇ ̆ Strawberry Champagne Cheesecake ˇ ̆ Chocolate Almond Torte

Specialty Menus

Vegetarian Selection

Portabella Steak

Grilled Portabella Steak drizzled with a balsamic reduction and banquet selection potato and vegetable.

Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Cheese

Roasted root vegetable and ricotta cheese in puff pastry and banquet selection potato and vegetable.

Thai Green Curry Dish

A rainbow of stir-fried vegetables and soy beans tossed in a coconut green curry sauce, served over rice noodles.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

A delicious assortment of vegetables, stir-fried and placed on top of rice or chow mein noodles.

Stuffed Peppers

Roasted sweet red peppers stuffed with olive oil sautéed red onions, rice pilaf and a rich tomato basil sauce.

Mediterranean Penné

A blend of artichoke hearts, sweet & roasted red peppers, sundried tomato, bermuda onions, sliced black olives and feta cheese, sautéed with penné noodles under a light white wine and garlic sauce.

Children Menu Items

12 years of age and under Items on the Children’s Menu include golden fries, a beverage and Chef’s choice dessert.

Chicken Strips | Cheeseburger | Grilled Cheese | Pizza

Reception & Platters

Hot Hors D’oeuvres | Priced per Dozen

Caprese Skewers

Vegetarian Rice Rolls

Proscuitto Wrapped Stuffed Figs

Meatballs with your Choice of Sauce

Panko Agnolotti

Warm Feta Bruschetta on a Crostini

Crispy Sesame Camembert

Assorted Asian Style Hors D’oeuvres

Coconut or Firecracker Shrimp

Mini Pizza Rolls

Proscuitto Melon Balls

Cold Canapés | Selected & Priced per Dozen

Assorted Canapés on Crostini

Shrimp, Kalamata Olive and Dill

Goat Cheese, Proscuitto and Arugula

Goat Cheese, Fresh Herbs, and Cherry Tomato

Smoked Salmon, Green Pepper and Rosemary

Reception Platters | Priced per Person

International Cheese Platter with Crackers

Fresh Fruit Tray

Raw Vegetables and Dip

Pickle Assortment


Garlic Crostinis and Spinach Dip

Flat Breads & Dips

Three Cheese Crab Dip

Hoping for Vegan or Gluten Free Options?

Our Chefs are able to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions.

Custom menus available.


Coffee & Tea

Soft Drinks/Bottled Water355ml/can

Assorted Juices355ml/bottle

Non-Alcoholic Punch

Alcohol Punch

Mimosa Station

12” Pizzas

Assorted gourmet pizzas including: Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Vegetarian and Canadian or customize your own. Hot and delicious with your favourite toppings. Includes Chef ’s choice salad.

Traditional Late Lunch

Ham | Salami | Roast Beef | Turkey | Corned Beef | With 2 Varieties of Cheese | Pickles & Buns. Includes Chef choice salad

Slider Bar

Mini Burgers | Pulled Pork | Chicken Parmesan     Add Cheese $125/person

Poutine Bar

Build your own poutine with two choices of golden fries, chicken and beef gravy, cheddar and mozzarella mix and cheese curds.

Perogie Bar

Build your own perogies. Toppings to include: cheese, bacon, green onions, salsa and sour cream.

Nacho Bar

Build your own nachos. Toppings to include: cheese, mixed peppers, green onions and jalapeños.

Bar Services

White Wine Sold by the Bottle

Oggi, Pinot Grigio ITL

Pelee Island, Sauvignon Blanc CAN

Pelee Island, Chardonnay CAN

Pelee Island, Pinot Grigio CAN

Lindemans Bin 65, Chardonnay AUS

Pelee Island, Reisling CAN

Vintages Sold by the Bottle

Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio ITL

Red Wine Sold by the Bottle

Pelee Island, Baco Noir CAN

Montalto, Cab Sauvignon ITL

Pelee Island, Merlot CAN

Trapiche, Malbec ARG

Pelee Island, Cabernet CAN

Yellow Tail, Shiraz AUS

Pelee Island, Pinot Noir CAN

Vintages Sold by the Bottle

Perrin Cotes du Rhone FRA

— Personalized labels available for all Pelée Island Wines. —

Prices subject to change without notice


Domestic Beer

Imported Beer





Bar Brand Liquor

Premium Liquor


Wine per glass

Bar Services

Cash Bar

This arrangement is appropriate when drinks are sold on an individual basis. Should you wish this arrangement, the Best Western Inn on the Bay will set up a bar complete with bartender, glasses, ice, mix and garnishes. If sales are under $300, there will be a bartender charge of $200. A Cash Bar can remain open until 1 a.m.

Host Bar

This arrangement is appropriate when the Host is paying for the beverages consumed by the guest. The Best Western Inn on the Bay will set up a bar complete with bartender, glasses, ice, mix and garnishes. If sales are under $300 there would be a Bartender Charge of $200. A Host Bar can remain open until 1 a.m.

Winter Weddings

Winter is a magical and enchanting time of year when the landscape transforms into breathtaking crisp white scenes. It is also a time to take advantage of great savings offered by Best Western Inn on the Bay

Discounts on Guest Rooms | Discounted Ballroom Rental Fee | Complimentay Non-Alcoholic Punch

Weddings on the Bay Best Western Owen Sound

Best Western Inn on the Bay Wedding Terms and Conditions

Peak Season Guidelines: For weddings hosted on Saturdays during the months of June, July, August, and September, minimum food and beverage charges will apply. Discounts are available for off-season and winter weddings.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 is required to confirm your wedding.

Payment: 50% of the projected wedding invoice is required to be paid no later than 30 days prior to your wedding. Remainder to be paid no later than 3 business days prior, when final numbers are confirmed. Postponement/Cancellation: If the event is postponed or cancelled within 14 days prior to the function, 100% of the estimated cost is to be paid. Cancellation 15-30 days prior, 50% of the estimated cost to be paid. Cancellation more than 31 days prior, $1000.00 the amount of deposit.

Food Restrictions: No food or beverages of any kind will be permitted to be brought into our premises by the convener, his or her guests or invitees. Exception: a wedding cake or cupcakes may be brought in. A $50.00 charge will be added for cake cutting. In compliance with health regulations, the Best Western Inn on the Bay does not allow our prepared food to leave the Banquet facilities.

Guest Responsibility: No flames are allowed on the premises, alternate solutions are available. No rice, confetti, rose petals or bazooka streamer shooters, etc., are to be used or thrown at any time while on the premises. Management reserves the right to impose a surcharge for any extra maintenance required as a result of guest decorations.

SOCAN and Re:Sound: Authorization for the use of copyright music at any event without a valid license constitutes copyright infringement. The SOCAN fee is $59.17 plus HST and the Re:Sound fee is $26.63 plus HST.