To say that Doug & Diane Willey have a lot on their plate would be a huge understatement. The couple manage a number of road trip worthy businesses on their property, a few minutes outside of Brandon, including the Shady Lane Tea Room, a doll museum, banquet room, commercial kitchen for catering, and a new wedding venue with seating for up to 250. Earlier today, the energetic and hard-working couple took a few minutes out of their busy schedule to provide bdnmb.ca with a tour of their wonderful facility.
Shady Lane Tea Room, Banquet Room & Catering
The Shady Lane Tea Room has been in operation for 10-years. All meals are made from scratch including the homemade baking, There are different weekly lunch specials ranging from a Ukrainian plate to meatloaf, chili, stew etc. Healthy, gluten free, and vegetarian options are also available. Take-out available
If you love to browse and shop, please check out all of the handmade unique items in their gift shop.
The building also has a private dining room (capacity 60 people, reduced capacity currently in effect with Covid-19 protocols) that plays host to many birthday parties, anniversaries, family gatherings, showers and more every year. Full catering is available from their commercial kitchen, which is also located onsite. The catering menu offers a large variety of options and they specialize in weddings year-round, both on and off site.
Reduced Covid-19 hours of operation:
Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A doll museum, featuring Western Canada’s largest collection of dolls, is located in a building next to the tea room. The assortment of dolls from around the world feature modern and reproductional dolls (1900’s to the dolls of today) including Barbie’s, Vinyl’s, Miniatures and a large collection of porcelain dolls. Fee of $5 is charged. Doug tells bdenmb.ca that the doll museum started in the house in 1994 before locating to its current building in 1996.
The newest addition to the property is a 3800sq ft canvas structure wedding venue with seating for up tp 250 (reduced capacity currently in effect with Covid-19 protocols). The wedding venue was fully booked for weddings this summer, prior to Covid-19, and a lot of those bookings have shifted to the summer of 2021. A large dance floor and full service bar is available.
Location: 3.75 km/2.25 mi. east on Hwy. 1 and north on Humesville Road. *Please call 204-728-1245 for a reservation to ensure availability as the business follows Covid-19 protocols.
SHADY LANE TEA ROOM (May 15 to October 15)
2.5 Miles East of #1 & #10