Special Events in our "At the Manor" series

COVID-19 Update for Willistead Manor:

Willistead Manor is a beautiful historic property – used by many to host lovely events. We are pleased to announce that the manor has re-opened to the public. Staff are available by phone during regular business hours to discuss bookings in 2022 and beyond.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, please consider the following when visiting us:

  • Visitors are asked to complete a self (passive) screening assessment, and to read the COVID-19 signage posted at the manor's entrance.
  • Visitors are asked to sanitize hands upon entering the manor; hand-sanitizing stations are available within.
  • Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing of 2 metres, where possible, within the manor.
  • Recognizing that Willistead Manor offers an intimate setting, with guests seated close together for ceremonies, receptions, and special events, masks are optional, and encouraged for those who feel comfort in wearing them.

Collage of images from events at Willistead Manor 

​2020 "At the Manor" series

"At the Manor” is a series of unique events and initiatives that take place within Willistead Manor. Over the years, the program has included yoga classes; theatre and opera performances; literary events; tours; brunches; dinners and more. Space is limited for these unforgettable events in our City of Windsor culture and heritage gem. Please explore the list below, as well as the 2020 "At the Manor" promo card to see what's in store for you this year. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note that some events have been cancelled in response to COVID-19. Updates are made as they become available.

Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 8 - Online Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Visit the Poetry at the Manor event page for details, and view the event flyer.
Co-hosted by Windsor’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern and Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais.

Easter Brunch Buffet - Cancelled

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet - Cancelled

Sunday, May 10
Seatings at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Art in the Park by Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) - Cancelled

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday June 7, 2020
Willistead Park
Visit www.artintheparkwindsor.com for full details.

Summer Tours - Cancelled

Select Sundays and Wednesdays in July
Details will be posted in May 2020.

2nd Annual High Tea and Garden Party - Cancelled

Sunday, September 13
Seatings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Doors Open Windsor 2020 - Cancelled

Sunday, September 27 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free admission at Manor, Coach House and Gatehouse
For further details, visit www.doorsopenwindsor.com.

2nd Annual Harvest Dinner - Cancelled

Sunday, October 25 - 5:00 p.m.
One dinner seating - Epic farm-to-table roast and seasonal dishes

Opera at the Manor - Bluebeard’s Castle - Cancelled

Presented by Abridged Opera - October 28 & 29
For details and tickets, visit www.abridgedopera.com.

Holiday Tours at the Manor - Cancelled

Sundays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa at the Manor - Cancelled

Sundays, December 6, 13 & 20 - 10:00 a.m.

*All dates are subject to change. Specific details for each event will be posted approximately two months in advance.

Yoga at the Manor - Cancelled

Yoga at the Manor continues in 2019 with classes offered in the spring, fall and winter. We also offer a short, four-class session in the summer.

Yoga at the Manor. In this all-levels Yoga class, you will learn the discipline of relaxation and meditation. Concentrate on breathing and yoga positions, and improve your flexibility and agility.

Gentle Yoga/Healthy Backs at the Manor. The hardest part of yoga practice can be quieting the mind to listen to the body. Relax deeply; let go of unhealthy performance-based habits which contribute to imbalance and injury. This restorative approach to yoga builds healthier backs and helps improve concentration.

Both Yoga offerings at Willistead Manor take place inside the main manor house. Depending on the weather, some classes may take place in the beautiful Paul Martin Gardens just outside the building. This is a unique opportunity to be active and healthy in the unforgettable setting of Willistead Manor.

To register, and for details on the Fall and Winter courses, visit www.activewindsor.ca.

Keep in touch through the Cultural Affairs E-Blast 

Keep in touch with upcoming events, projects, initiatives and more by signing up for our monthly Cultural Affairs E-Blast. Delivered on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, this electronic newsletter keeps you up to date on the unique happenings at: the Cultural Affairs Office, Museum Windsor, The Windsor Sculpture Park, Willistead Manor, Mackenzie Hall, and more. To sign up, send a request to culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca.

Past Willistead Manor events include:

  • Willistead Manor's Valentine's Day Experience. February 14, 2019.
  • Willistead Manor Holiday Tours and Breakfast with Santa. December 2019.
  • 1st Annual Harvest Dinner at Willistead Manor. October 27, 2019.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 7. October 8, 2019.
  • Art in the Park 2019. June 1-2, 2019.
  • An Evening With Professor Michael Farrell. May 22, 2019.
  • 2019 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 12, 2019.
  • Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet 2019.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Cinderella". October 2019.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - Turn of the Screw by Abridged Opera Co. March 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Pat and Emilia". 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2018.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Volume 6 - 2018.
  • Yoga at the Manor - 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2017.
  • Willistead Manor Inc., City of Windsor and Friends of Willistead Silent Auction. March 2017.
  • Poetry at the Manor volumes 1 through 4. 2012-2015.
  • Pat and Emilia Opera Premiere.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2016

Contact Willistead Manor 

1899 Niagara Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8Y 1K3
Phone: For general information, contact 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-253-2365.
Email: willistead@citywindsor.ca​​