There are some wedding venues close to where I live that are pretty special, and Au Vieux Moulin is definitely one of them. As a wedding photographer, I’m drawn to outdoor wedding venues and locations that are surrounded by picturesque countryside. I also love places that are close to the water and Au Vieux Moulin has some gorgeous areas close to the water.
Nestled in the charming countryside of Rigaud, just 20 minutes from where I’m based, Au Vieux Moulin is a boutique style venue that offers a great deal of flexibility, as couples are granted exclusive use of the whole property for their wedding day. As an event venue, Au Vieux Moulin has been in operation under the ownership and management of Caroline and Doug Young for more than 20 years. The estate of Au Vieux Moulin is a mere 45 minutes from downtown Montreal, 30 minutes from Pointe-Claire, and 1 hour east of Ottawa.
Au Vieux Moulin Wedding Photos
There is an ‘Old Flour Mill’ that is nearly 200 years old and was painstakingly renovated in 1990. It sits on ten acres of magical, natural beauty, making it perfect for wedding photos. Both the Mill and its grounds are available for weddings, with an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting, and indoor dining. The estate is decorated and landscaped in “French Country” fashion with white linens for the indoor and garden furniture, all managed under the eye of their watchful concierge. The Mill can accommodate 115 seated dinner guests in a single room or 180 people, a little less formally, in two rooms on separate floors.
Take a look at the video below and you’ll get a good idea of how amazing this wedding location is…
Au Vieux Moulin has a Riverside gazebo for an on-site ceremony as well as a covered terrace by the duck pond for the wedding ceremony and/or cocktails in the event of rain.
If you’re planning a wedding at Au Vieux Moulin and think my style of wedding photography would suit you perfectly, I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me via the Contact Page to start the conversation.
Below is a short slideshow of some of my favourite recent wedding photographs… Take a look. Turn the sound up!
I’m a Brit living in Montreal with my wife, Evelyne and our three boys, Elliott, Isaac and Jonas! Evelyne and I met in the Alps in 2003 when Evelyne thought she was a cool snowboarder and I thought I was a superstar DJ. We got married in 2007 in Cornwall, England and moved to Canada in 2014.
I photographed my first wedding in 2006 and have now shot almost 500 weddings, mostly in Canada & the UK, but I absolutely love travelling anywhere in the world. I enjoyed it when I started but love my job now more than ever.
** Voted Best Wedding Photographer by the readers of Perfect Wedding Magazine **
“Steve Gerrard has a knack for capturing the tiniest, fleeting moments you didn’t even realise were happening, as well as the all-important hero shots.” – Rock My Wedding Blog