111 St. Lawrence Street

The Baldachin Inn

Merrickville, Ontario

About Us

The Baldachin Inn in Merrickville, Ontario, offers a historic ambiance with a stunning ballroom, family dining, Harry MacLean's Pub, the Courtyard Garden Patio, and overnight accommodations in our finely appointed rooms and suites. 

Come for an hour or a day, book your banquet or plan your wedding with us. You'll be glad you chose the Baldachin Inn.

Some History

Merrickville is among the oldest, most historic communities in Ontario, with more heritage-designated buildings per capita than any other city in Can​ada. At one tim​e, Merrickville boasted more than 50 water-powered industries, with the Rideau Canal providing the transportation. 

In addition to its historic charm, Merrickville is renowned for its boutiques. Its charming, Victorian streetscape is lined with shops filled with one-of-a-kind items made by local artists and artisans...their unique talents are on display at studios where craftsmen demonstrate their trade as well as sell their well as antique shops, numerous restaurants and cafes, and quaint shops selling products from around the world. 

Built in 1860, The Baldachin Inn was once the largest department store between Chicago and Montreal. It was built by Harry MacLean, who also funded the development of the first G suit for pilots. Our Harry MacLean's Pub commemorates his name, with a European Pub setting. 

The Baldachin Ballroom uses a unique building style, the King's Post Truss system, only found in one other building still used in Chicago, which eliminates the need for ceiling supports. This means the 6000 sq. ft. ballroom is completely open, so brides and their grooms can swirl and twirl the night away. With seating for 200, and an elegant French Country decor, it's easy to see why the Baldachin Ballroom is a first choice for weddings around the Ottawa area.

Whether you're dropping in for a drink, booking a wedding, enjoying a sumptuous meal or staying overnight, there is always a friendly face to greet you. We're friendly and believe in giving our guests the attention they deserve, in everything from dinners to drinks, weddings to overnight stays - you'll always feel welcome at the Baldachin Inn. Everyone from the owner to the wait staff to the housekeeping staff will always greet you with a smile. If you're looking for casual elegance, you've found it right here, in the heart of Merrickville, the town known as 'The Jewel of the Rideau'.

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Overlooking the historic Rideau Canal, the Baldachiin Inn is a circa 1860's heritage designated building. A perfect mini-holiday in a lovely village, just a short drive from Ottawa.


Harry McLean's Pub featured relaxed, casual dining in our 1860's style European Pub. Serving the finest in imported and domestic beer and wine. Savory, local organic home-made food at reasonable prices and free kid's meals.


Superb European cuisine drawn from the world's finest traditions, enhanced by old world charm and elegance, one of Ontario's few heritage designated interiors featuring stained glass, overlooking the canal. Fresh daily lunch and dinner specials.


Enjoy our spectacular courtyard garden patio for casual dining and the ultimate in relaxation. Flora, fauna and historical ambiance make the perfect wedding or casual location.


The Ballroom's 6000 sq. ft. of understated elegance, features 15 foot stone walls, hardwood floors, and an elegant country French decor. Specializing in weddings, banquets, meetings, conferences and receptions, with seating for 200.


The Baldachin Inn offers traditional European-style hospitality. Our rooms feature private baths, tasteful decor with a touch of the 19th century. All rooms are air conditioned with private baths, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Dining & More

Enjoy one of our areas for dining and beverages. 
View or print our menu.

Baldachin Inn Menu

Some Fun Facts About Merrickville


Historic Designated Properties
[actually over 100]


Rideau Canal Locks
[Still functioning after all these years]


Historical Water-Powered Industries
[When water powered machinery]


Age of the Rideau Canal Locks [ in years]

Beautiful setting and atmosphere! I would recommend a stay and a meal at the Baldachin to anyone! I can't wait to come back for another stay!


Impeccable style and comfort - like stepping into the past, yet with modern conveniences and luxury!


This was our third stay at the Baldachin, and the service, comfort and hospitality once again exceeded our expectations!"

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The Baldachin Inn

111 St. Lawrence Street, PO Box 569 Merrickville, Ontario  K0G 1N0

(343) 925-0229

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