Saying “Yes to the Dress” with Monte Durham

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We think Monte Durham would also love to check out the Idlewyld Inn & Spa. We’d love to host him if he’s ever back in our region!

Originally posted on Elm Hurst Inn Weddings:

This month, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa was delighted to host the Engaged Bridal Ingersoll wedding showcase, featuring special guest Monte Durham of “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta.

Say-Yes-to-the-Dress-Monte-Durham Monte Durham traveled north to help local brides find their perfect gown!

Monte braved our bitterly cold Southwestern Ontario winter to meet local brides and share his tips on finding the perfect dress!

Enjoying a tea break in the Elm Hurst mansion restaurant. Enjoying a tea break in the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa’s mansion restaurant.

Monte meeting Elm Hurst Inn & Spa Chef Michael Davies and GM Alon Gurman. Monte meeting Elm Hurst Inn & Spa Executive Chef Michael Davies and GM Alon Gurman.

Monte and Elm Hurst Inn & Spa owner Shmuel Farhi, in the Grand Ballroom. Monte and Elm Hurst Inn & Spa owner Shmuel Farhi, in the Grand Ballroom.

Taking a selfie with Elm Hurst Inn wedding coordinator, Erin. Taking a selfie with Elm Hurst Inn & Spa wedding coordinator, Erin.

We hope he enjoyed his stay as much as we enjoyed his visit – and we hope he’ll come back and see us again soon!

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Idlewyld Inn News – January 2015

It’s Wedding Show Season! 

Discover why Idlewyld is a preferred venue for intimate celebrations…Visit us at one of this winter’s wedding shows!

Idlewyld Inn can host celebrations of up to 60 guests.

Idlewyld Inn can host celebrations of up to 60 guests.

London Bridal Expo
January 10 & 11 @ Canada Building, Western Fairgrounds
London Winter Bridal Show
January 17 & 18 @ London Convention Centre
Engaged Bridal Ingersoll
February 19 @ Elm Hurst Inn & Spa (5 pm – 10 pm)

Sonja Gustafson with pianist Charlie Rallo
January 23, 7 pm – 10 pm
Dinner & Show
$60 pp (inclusive)

Don't miss Sonja Gustafson, January 23.

Don’t miss Sonja Gustafson, January 23.

Beat the winter blues with an evening of live jazz and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Trevor Stephens. Call 519-432-5554 for tickets.

Valentine’s Jazz & Dinner
February 13 & 14. 7 pm – 10 pmWith vocalist Jennifer Thorpe, pianist Charlie Rallo
& bassist George Mitchel
$75 pp (inclusive)

Jennifer Thorpe will heat up Valentine's Day, Feb. 13 & 14.

Jennifer Thorpe will heat up Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13 & 14.

Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable night featuring this dynamic jazz trio and a romantic dinner prepared by Chef Trevor Stephens.  Friday and Saturday night! Call 519-432-5554 for tickets.

January Spa Promotions

Start your New Year with a visit to our Spa!

Start your New Year with a visit to our Spa!

Save on Eminence Facial Therapies – Put your best face forward in 2015 and save 20% on our fabulous Eminence Facial Therapies. Visit our website for details.

Shiatsu- 90 minutes for $95
Reduce tension and stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself with this traditional Japanese massage.  

Indian Head & Scalp Massage- 60 minutes for $82
This treatment focuses on your upper back, scalp, neck & shoulders to relieve holiday stress and fatigue, and increase mental clarity. This relaxing therapy concludes with a hair conditioning treatment.

Call 519-432-5554 to book your appointment. These promotions are valid until January 31. Discounts and promotions may not be combined.

Book an Idlewyld Staycation  

We offer several Overnight Packages - perfect for a quick getaway!

We offer several Overnight Packages – perfect for a quick getaway!

Can’t go south this winter? Treat yourself to an Idlewyld overnight getaway! Choose from our Gourmet Package, Refresh Package, Bliss Package, or Pajama Party for Four. Visit our website for details.

Planning your wedding – where to start!

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Does your New Year include planning a wedding? Our sister inn, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, offers tips on where to start!

Originally posted on Elm Hurst Inn Weddings:

If Santa brought you an engagement ring this holiday season, you may be starting the New Year with visions of wedding planning dancing in your head.

The holidays are a popular time for couples to get engaged. The holidays are a popular time for couples to get engaged.

And although you may have been dreaming about your big day for years, organizing such an important celebration can seem like a daunting task. So, here’s some advice about where to start.

Set the date(ish)

There’s nothing like having a deadline to make you focus! Choosing a date will help you build a wedding planning timeline, and will make it easier to make concrete plans like choosing a venue, booking a photographer, and buying your dress.

Of course, it’s not as easy as simply picking a day out of thin air. Is your heart set on an outdoor ceremony? Then you’ll probably want a summer wedding. Are you working with a tight budget?…

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Idlewyld News – December 2014

Season’s Greetings from Idlewyld Inn & Spa!

Why not make the Idlewyld part of your holiday celebrations?

Why not make the Idlewyld part of your holiday celebrations?

Festive Dining

Christmas Dinner
December 25
1:30 pm / 4 pm / 6:30 pm
$50 pp
Join family and friends for a traditional 3-course plated dinner created by Chef Trevor Stephens.

New Year’s Dinner
December 31
5 pm / 7:30 pm

$75 pp
Savour a 5-course plated dinner created by Chef Trevor Stephens.

Seating is limited. Please call 519-432-5554 to reserve your table!

December Spa Promotions

Bust your  holiday stress with a visit to our Spa!

Bust your holiday stress with a visit to our Spa!

Holiday Stress Buster -60 minutes for $79
Take time for yourself this holiday season with this stress-busting service that combines 30 minutes of Reflexology with a 30 minute Indian Head and Scalp Treatment.

Idlewyld Inn Manicure & Pedicure – $65
Polish off your party look with a manicure and pedicure!

We now offer Waxing Services!
Book any waxing service in the month of December and save 10%. Check our website for a full list of waxing services!

Christmas High Tea
Saturday, December 20
2 – 4 pm
It’s our traditional high tea, with a Christmas twist. Featuring an assortment of loose leaf teas, homemade scones, Devon cream and preserves, cucumber sandwiches, savory mini quiches, and traditional Christmas treats and sweets! $40 pp,

Reservations recommended. Call 519-432-5554.

Host your guests at the Idlewyld 
Treat your out-of-town guests to a visit they won’t forget.  Each of our newly-renovated Guest Rooms has its own unique character, with some featuring Victorian fireplaces, beautiful woodwork, and private balconies. From $149 per night, including complimentary breakfast.  Ask about our long-term stay rates for visits of a week or more!

Our guest rooms are decorated for the season!

Our guest rooms are decorated for the season!

Wishing you health and prosperity for 2015!

Idlewyld News – November 2014

Discover The Spa at Idlewyld
November 18, 5 – 8 pm
Start your holiday shopping early at our Spa Open House! Save on products from the Dead Sea and Eminence, purchase $50 gift cards for only $40, and enjoy mini treatment, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvers.

Discover your new favourite spa at our November 18 Open House!

Discover your new favourite spa at our November 18 Open House!

RSVP to chriss@idlewyldinn.com by November 17 to be eligible to WIN a $50 gift certificate!

And don’t forget to check our website for this month’s Spa Promotions

Jim Chapman & The Incontinentals
Live Show, Dinner & Dance
November 27
Enjoy a 3-course dinner and rock the night away to hits from the 50s and 60s! Tickets $60 pp (all inclusive). Doors open at 7 pm. Dinner & show start at 7:30.

Jim Chapman

Rock the night away with Jim Chapman & The Incontinentals.

Make it an Overnight Couple’s Getaway
Enjoy our Live Show, Dinner & Dance, and stay the night in one of our Estate Suites. Includes complimentary breakfast for two in our restaurant. Only $250 couple!

Stay the night in one of our Estate Suites.

Stay the night in one of our Estate Suites.

Idlewyld High Tea
Saturday, November 15 (2 – 5 pm)
Join us for a traditional high tea, featuring home made scones, Devon cream and preserves, cucumber sandwiches, mini quiches, shortbreads and more….$35 pp. Reservations recommended.

Everyone love an afternoon tea!

Everyone love an afternoon tea!

Introducing our NEW Fall Menus
Our dining room is now serving our new Fall Menus – inspired by local ingredients and created by Chef Trevor Stephens. Our restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner - seven days a week.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – seven days a week.

For reservations call 519.432.5554.

We look forward to hosting you at Idlewyld Inn & Spa.

High Tea at the Idlewyld

With its elegant Victorian ambiance, it’s easy to imagine the ladies of Idlewyld spending leisurely afternoons enjoying the simple pleasure of afternoon tea.

Idlewyld retains it's Victorian elegance and ambiance.

Idlewyld retains it’s Victorian elegance and ambiance.

What originated in the mid-1800s as an upper class English tradition, quickly caught on among the middle and working classes and is still a popular afternoon treat today.

Traditionally, loose tea is steeped and served with sugar and milk – providing a welcome mid-afternoon pick –me-up for workers and a way to fill the long gap between lunch and a proper evening meal.

High tea remains a popular treat.

High tea remains a popular afternoon treat.

High tea, as opposed to afternoon tea, was typically eaten a bit later in the evening and served as a more substantial meal, consisting of cakes, cold cuts, savouries, breads, butter, and jams.

We’ve recently reintroduced the tradition to Idlewyld Inn & Spa, and are now offering Afternoon High Tea on the third Saturday of each month between 2 and 5 pm.

High tea typically includes a selection of savouries and sandwiches.

High tea typically includes a selection of savouries and sandwiches.

Our menu includes all the traditional favourites like Butter Scones, Devon Cream and Preserves, Savoury Gougeres and Cucumber Sandwiches, followed by a variety of Mini Tarts, Macaroons, and Shortbreads. Of course, it’s all accompanied by some delicious brewed loose leaf tea!

Everyone love an afternoon tea!

Everyone love an afternoon tea!

We’re also happy to host a High Tea for your special celebration- such as a Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Retirement Party, Birthday Party, or Wedding Anniversary. It’s a delightful and unique way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.

For more information about the High Tea at Idlewyld Inn & Spa, contact our Inn Manager Effie, effie@idlewyldinn.com

 

Idlewyld Inn News – August 2014

Have you discovered London’s best patio?
You don’t have to be an Inn guest to experience our Courtyard Patio – a hidden oasis where you can enjoy a cold draft beer and sample our Pub Menu.  Everyone is welcome.

Patio June 2014

Our Courtyard Patio is a great place to catch up with friends, meet colleagues, or enjoy our BBQ nights with live music!

Dixie Land Jazz Band & BBQ Night
August 28, 6 – 9:30 pm
Join us for live music and a Mardi Gras-inspired BBQ in our courtyard. Tickets $60 (all inclusive). Call 519-432-5554.

August Spa Promotion – Dine & Spa
Come dine with us during the month of August and save 25% on any regular-priced spa service when you bring in your restaurant receipt!

Have you discovered the Spa at Idlewyld?

Have you discovered the Spa at Idlewyld?

Call 519-432-5554 to book your appointment. This promotion is valid until August 31. Discounts and promotions may not be combined.

Inspired Meetings
Make the most of your August meetings.  Take your business outside, make time for a spa treatment, or book a round at one of several nearby Golf Courses. Our Corporate & Group Sales Manager Theresa would be pleased to help you with all the arrangements. Theresa@idlewyldinn.com

Book your off-season wedding
Planning a fall or winter wedding? Idlewyld Inn & Spa is a preferred venue for intimate celebrations of up to 50 guests. We offer all-inclusive or custom wedding packages and off-season savings. Contact our Wedding Coordinator Erin to book your tour. weddings@idlewyldinn.com

It's not too late to book your fall or winter wedding.

It’s not too late to book your fall or winter wedding.

www.idlewyldinn.com  

We are open!

After almost six months of renovations, we are delighted to be open for business!

Come and see what's new at the reopened Idlewyld Inn & Spa!

Come and see what’s new at the reopened Idlewyld Inn & Spa!

Today we are hosting an open house for London media. Check out this coverage from last night’s CTV London news:

http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=364854&binId=1.1137796&playlistPageNum=1

We’ve also launched our new website, where you’ll find information about booking an overnight stay in one of our beautifully appointed Guest Rooms, enjoying a meal in our Dining Room, visiting our Spa, or booking a Meeting, Wedding or Other Celebration. (Just an FYI that our mobile site is still in development…)

Our team looks forward to welcoming you soon!

 

A winter of renewal at Idlewyld Inn & Spa

It’s been a long, cold winter in London, Ontario – but that doesn’t mean we’ve been idle at the Idlewyld Inn & Spa. In fact, there’s been plenty of activity getting the mansion ready for our grand re-opening, which is only a few months away!

Idlewyld Inn

While the snow has continued to fall outside, we’ve been busy getting the mansion ready for our re-opening this spring!

Our 21 Guest Rooms all have a fresh coat of paint, while the wood floors received some tender-loving-care.

Fresh paint and refinished floors in our  Guest Rooms.

Fresh paint and refinished floors in our Guest Rooms.

The old carpets had definitely seen better days…

The carpet is gone, but the Victorian wall-paper remains!

The Drawing Room, waiting for some new carpet.

New carpet in the Front Parlour.

New carpet in the Front Parlour.

There’s new wall paper in the halls…

New wallpaper in the hallway.

New wallpaper in the hallway.

And all the wooden doors have been lovingly restored, which led to an interesting discovery:

Check out the date on these door hinges!

Check out the date on these door hinges!

Behind the scenes, we’ve been finalizing our new Dining Room Menus and our Spa Therapy Menu – which will feature Dead Sea treatments and the Eminence Organic Skin Care line from Hungary. And a new website is well underway….

There’s still some work to be done, but we’re excited by the changes, and we hope you will be too.Join us on Facebook for all the latest news. And if you’d like to be our guest later this year, you can now book online here: www.idlewyldinn.com