Packages - Weekend Getaway

PACKAGES & PROMOTIONS

To book your preferred dates for your package, please see our Villa and Cooking Calendars first for availability, then click below or phone us at 613-922-9194.

Food Styling & Photography Workshop

Saturday June 1

with Peter Chou Photographer and
Ruth Gangbar Food Stylist

Join us for a full day of photography and food styling and learn from these Masters. Ruth and Peter have years of experience creating mouthwatering photos for brands, magazines, cookbooks and pretty much everyone looking for luscious food and drink images of the highest order. The day is an opportunity to discover, learn and get hands-on experience in various settings around the Maison Maitland property. And you’ll be able to build you own lunch too! Suitable for creative or curious participants of various levels of experience with photography and food styling, all being comfortable using their own iPhone or SLR cameras/tripods.

Is this Workshop or you? Suitable for creative or curious participants of various levels of photography and food styling experience. We ask that all participants have familiarity with their equipment (iPhone or SLR cameras/tripods) as this one day session tutorial focuses on a balance of photography and styling in tandem, rather than a deep dive into strictly tech components.

What to Expect: All food items for shooting will be prepared for participants. Morning: Watch and learn from the Masters to help elevate and create your own quality images that narrate a story and create interest or simply capture an occasion. See how to use everyday items applied with common sense techniques + some tips and tricks. Following lunch, everyone will get to create their own shots for Dessert, using foods/props on hand and will receive feedback and tutorials from Ruth and Peter. There will be a maximum of 15 participants, in ensure lots of opportunity for questions and coaching.

Overall, the emphasis will be on using natural lighting, pairing with appropriate props, and building composition. Also learn how to approach sequencing to capture a variety of images, BTS shots and understanding end usage of images (social media, web, print) and creating appropriate crops. And much more!

What to Bring: Your own iPhone or SLR cameras, comfortable shoes, and enthusiasm!
Fee: $375 per person + tax (full lunch included and all beverages for the day)
Limited Spots: 15 participants
Duration: Arrival is 10am. We are finished around 4:30 pm

OUR VILLA ACCOMMODATIONS: For participants coming with a partner or friends, we offer two holiday villas on the property for the weekend. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 story villas with ensuites. Book directly online!

To Book your Spot email cynthia@maisonmaitland.com
Food on table
Tomatoes, Bread

About the Masters

Ruth Gangbar
Photo credit Christopher Gentile

Ruth Gangbar is a food stylist and “culinary collaborator” based in Prince Edward County, ON. Her artful, organic approach is down to earth and inspired by season and source. This relaxed style informs her approach to photo shoots and all things food. Clients include Foodland Ontario, Loblaws, Sobeys, Kraft General Foods, Canada Beef, Kroger, McEwan Fine Foods, Editorial LCBO Food & Drink, Cottage Life, Chatelaine, Canadian Living magazines. Cookbooks include the soon to be released “Tastebuds Cookbook” by Nikki Fotheringham, “Great Food at Home” and “Fabricca” by Mark McEwan, and “Cooking Meat” by Peter Sanagan (photography by Peter Chou). https://ruthgangbar.com/

Steaming Meat

Peter Chou is an accomplished photographer and food specialist creating photos of all things edible for almost every leading food brand in Canada and beyond. He also has worked with numerous notable publishers and agri-food agencies. Today, he resides in Wakefield, QC. working from Toronto and capturing spontaneous moments around the world. https://www.peterchou.com/

Winter Reboot Group Package

You and three friends will be treated to a 2 night, 3 day winter retreat. STAY at one of our beautiful
2 bedroom, 2 story villas, with spacious entertaining areas and chef kitchens. Rediscover great food and wine with friends and your inner chef! EXPLORE cuisines at one of our cooking classes in the Maison and PAMPER yourselves at our partner Spa.

Arrive to a fridge filled with a Bonjour Basket meal to cook your first dinner together or choose one of our delicious charcuterie boards. Enjoy freshly baked croissants and all the fixings (each morning) before you head over to the main Maison for a Private Cooking Class on a Tuesday or a Thursday or join an existing class with others on one of our themed Saturday classes.

Then enjoy a relaxing afternoon or an adjacent day at Beauty Inside Wellness Spa, Brockville’s premiere beauty and medical aesthetics spa located in the historical downtown. Rejuvenate yourself while you enjoy one or more of their fabulous wellness treatments. The remainder of your time is yours to unwind and relax, or hike/snowshoe or ski on one of the Maitland Recreational trails behind the property. It’s a full reboot package to start off the new year!

Your package Includes:

  • One villa for 2 nights and 3 days for 4 individuals
  • Charcuterie Board or Bonjour Meal Basket for 4 (see Concierge Services)
  • Bonjour Breakfast every morning
  • Cooking Class for 4 individuals
  • Maison Maitland Signature guest soap in a linen gift bag (4)
  • Spa credit at Beauty Inside Wellness Spa of $125 per person
  • selection of the spa’s Winter Rejuvenation “Must Haves” featuring G.M Collin Lip Repair and Intensive Moisture Hand Cream, valued at $54. These treasures are designed to keep your lips silky-smooth and your hands soft and moisturized during the colder months, ensuring you feel pampered and protected all season long. (4) one per person.

Package Price: $525 per person + taxes

Availability: Bookings are based on combination of availability of villa, cooking class and spa services all available in the 2 nights, 3 days timeframe.
Based on rental of one villa and double occupancy (2 people per bedroom) (king size beds).
Package for 4 individuals only. Package must be taken in that timeframe noted. No refunds or substitutions on packages. See full house terms on website.

Pasta Making
Spa Massage
Beauty Inside Wellness Spa
Making Pasta
Single Massage at Spa
Beauty Inside Wellness Spa

Winter Weekend Getaway for Two

Two of you will be treated to a 2-night, 3-day winter retreat. STAY at one of our beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 story villas, with spacious entertaining areas and chef kitchens. Rediscover great food and wine and your inner chef!  EXPLORE cuisines at one of our Saturday cooking classes in the Maison and PAMPER yourselves at our partner Spa.

Arrive at your villa Friday afternoon to one of our delicious charcuterie boards for two in your kitchen.  Each morning, enjoy freshly baked croissants and all the fixings, prepared at your leisure. On Saturday walk over to the Maison for one of our scheduled, themed Cooking Classes.

Enjoy a relaxing day Friday or Saturday after class at Beauty Inside Wellness Spa, Brockville’s premiere beauty and medical aesthetics spa located in the historical downtown. Rejuvenate yourselves while you enjoy one or more of their fabulous wellness treatments.

The remainder of your time is yours to unwind and relax, or hike/snowshoe or ski on one of the Maitland Recreational Trails behind the property. It’s a full reboot package to start off the new year!

Your package Includes:

  • One villa for 2 nights and 3 days
  • Charcuterie Board for 2 (see Concierge Services)
  • Bonjour Breakfast every morning
  • Two spots at one of our Saturday Cooking Classes at the Maison (various cooking themes)
  • Maison Maitland Signature Tea gift jar to take home
  • Spa credit at Beauty Inside Wellness Spa of $125 per person
  • a selection of the spa’s Winter Rejuvenation “Must Haves” featuring G.M Collin Lip Repair and Intensive Moisture Hand Cream, valued at $54. These treasures are designed to keep your lips silky-smooth and your hands soft and moisturized during the colder months, ensuring you feel pampered and protected all season long.
  • late Villa check-out Sunday (up to 3pm)

Package price: $1425 + taxes (for two people)

Availability: Booking are based on combination of availability of villa, cooking class and spa services all available in the 2-night, 3-day time frame.
Package must be taken in that timeframe noted. No refunds or substitutions on packages.
See full house terms on website.

  • Please check the Villa and Class Calendars for your preferred dates to see that they are free.
  • Then call us or fill out this form.
  • We will be in touch within 24 hours to ask about what spa treatments you might be interested in too, as we will need to ensure that appointments can be booked in the package timeslot.
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