Relais & Châteaux Property Spotlight: Langdon Hall
Langdon Hall is one of 14 properties in Canada recognized by Relais & Châteaux for a standard of excellence. Only one hour from Toronto and 90 minutes from the Niagara area, Langdon Hall is a place for those who admire beautiful things and timeless experiences. The hotel offers 60 luxurious guest suites, a full-service spa, outdoor swimming pool, a Five-Diamond award-winning restaurant with elegant reception rooms, and gorgeous event rooms for weddings, conferences and special events. Surrounded by 75 acres of Carolinian Forest, Olmsted designed gardens, manicured lawns and cultivated displays of color, Langdon Hall is a place where time seems to stand still.
The cuisine philosophy at Langdon Hall starts with looking their kitchen windows. It is inspired by the seasons, wild produce growing in abundance on the property and the bounty of their kitchen gardens. Relationships have been built with local farmers, foragers and artisans who hold similar beliefs of providing wholesome natural products that have been prepared with care and respect. The Langdon Chefs create dishes with purpose, embraced with a story behind each product and a glimpse at the terroir of Langdon Hall. All the ingredients combined, create an experience like no other, so grand, so captivating that it is impossible to forget. As the seasons change, the menu changes to reflect the reaps of the harvest. For this reason menu items are changed on a regular basis.
This year Langdon Hall opened the doors to a one of a kind wedding and event venue designed for celebrations for 80-120 guests. Designed by famed architect and owner of Langdon Hall, William Bennett, this expansion continues the vision he’s always had for the property since he and his partner Mary Beaton purchased it in 1987 and honours its’ incredible hundred-year history. This remarkable new venue is located in Langdon Hall’s famed lower garden and brings a new level of charm to the one of Ontario’s most admired hotels. Appropriately named “Firshade” due to the mighty Douglas Fir trees that surround which provides natural privacy and a spectacular backdrop to guests.