The Stonefields story begins in 1816 when the Hawkins clan, one of the Ottawa Valley’s founding families, settled the area now known as Beckwith-Carleton Place. They built a one-room log home, which still stands on the Stonefields site today. In 1857, the Hawkinses erected a large stone farmhouse. Over the years, they expanded their 120- acre settlement, building barns and sheds to house their animals, equipment, and tools.
Over the last two centuries, the farm has only changed hands a few times. Most recently, the Byrne family made it their home, raising children, hosting enormous gatherings of family and friends, expanding the stone home by adding a great room, maintaining the old buildings, and designing gorgeous country gardens. In 2010, Stephanie Brown and Steve Malenfant purchased the farm with plans to continue the tradition of opening its doors to large gatherings of family and friends, this time in the form of weddings and other events. By painstakingly disassembling a neighbouring century-old barn and rebuilding it on their property, Stephanie and Steve have worked hard to keep history alive on this site, and have added an elegant touch to the rustic venue, which they plan to fill with memorable events for many years to come.
1985 9th Line Beckwith. Carleton Place, Ontario