The Batson Wedding

August 26th, 2023 - Ottawa Ontario, Canada



If you have any additional questions, please email us at

Where is the ceremony?

Britannia United Church
985 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON K2B 6B4

Where is the reception?

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5

What time should I arrive?

The ceremony starts at 2 PM, please arrive early to account for traffic. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to bus departures.

Do I have to mail back my RSVP or can I RSVP online?

Please mail back the RSVP card fully filled out to the address on the envelopes.

When should I RSVP by?

To allow for proper numbers for a caterer, Please RSVP by July 15, 2023. If you have not responded after this date, your spot may be given to another guest.

What is the dress code for your wedding?

Our Dress code for our wedding is formal or black-tie optional. We want our guests to be as comfortable as possible in the hot weather that we expect for the end of August, which can reach around 30℃. The venues are air-conditioned and please prepare for a very happening dance floor.

Will there be a shuttle to and/or from the hotel?

Yes, there will be transportation shuttles between the hotel to church, church to museum and museum to hotel. We highly encourage guests to use these shuttles, as there is a fee to park at the museum (not covered by the bride and groom). Parking is free from the hotel.

  • The shuttles to the church leave from the hotel : 1:15PM
  • The shuttles leave the church to go the museum at 3:30 PM
  • The shuttles leave the museum to the hotel: Between 10:00 PM and 12:00 PM

Have you reserved hotel room blocks?

Yes, please book through our group rate provided on the accommodations tab.

Are there any local places you’d recommend I visit while I’m in Ottawa?

Ottawa is our nation’s capital and there is a lot to see and do! We recommend checking out parliament and the multiple museums it has to offer. Please promise us that you will try our poutine and beavertails, they are a must!

Is there parking available near the ceremony and reception venues?

There is free parking located at the hotel. There is free parking located at the church (no overnight parking). There is a fee for parking at the museum.

Can I bring a plus one?

Due to limited space, please refer to the number of RSVP cards located in your invitations.

Can I bring my children?

This event will have children welcomed. However, there will be drinking and dancing. The museum also has a lot of breakable items, so please use your own discretion.

Can I take pictures and/or post photos of your wedding on social media?

We encourage a camera-free ceremony, to allow you to be fully present to witness the beginning of our marriage. We ask for guests to be respectful of our wedding photographer and allow her to capture the day properly. We ask that if you do take any pictures, please post them to social media and use the hashtag #getyourbatsongoplay

What time is the reception scheduled to end?

Last call at the bar will be 11:30 PM and the final bus will be provided for 12 AM. There cannot be anyone left at the museum at 1 AM.

Is there someone I can contact if I have any other questions about the wedding?

Yes, please email us at

Will Lauren be taking Adam’s last name?

Yes, Lauren will be Lauren Batson. She’s very excited about it!

Do you have a wedding hashtag?

Yes! Please feel free to use #getyourbatsongoplay (yes, a play on All Star’s smash mouth). Please hashtag all your pictures so we can find them later.

Where are you going on your Honeymoon?

Actually, the honeymoon is a surprise to Lauren, as Adam is planning it all on his own. Her only request is a beach, so she’ll see! ;P

Where is the closest airport?

Ottawa International airport is the closest, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport is a 2 hour drive and Toronto Pearson International airport is a 4 hour drive.

Do I have to mail back my RSVP or can I RSVP online?

Please mail back the RSVP card fully filled out to the address on the envelopes.