Welcome to the Ashdown House
Built in 1913 by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell, the Ashdown House was originally built for hardware merchant J. H. Ashdown.
In 1952, the mansion was purchased by the Shriners to be used for their meetings. When the Shriners moved their temple to another location, WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc. purchased the Ashdown House and renovated it to become the finest steakhouse in Winnipeg.
The second floor of the mansion is divided into a number of small and large dining areas. These rooms are the perfect place to host conferences and events. The third floor and basement of the Ashdown House are dedicated to the offices of WOW Hospitality Concepts Inc., which owns and operates 529 Wellington.
When the Winnipeg weather cooperates, The Terrace is a wonderful spot to enjoy the sunlight while having lunch, dinner, or even a glass of wine.
Fraser started working for WOW! Hospitality at the Old Spaghetti Factory in 1986 while attending the University of Winnipeg. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology, Fraser did a stint at Hy’s Stanley Park in BC before returning to Winnipeg to immerse himself in the industry.
Fraser was a part of the 529 Wellington opening team and became Executive Chef in 2008. He brings his passion for food, combined with humility and kindness, to his kitchen every day. Working with 3 Red Seal Chefs, he is constantly teaching and inspiring.
Guest Experience Manager
Sarah Marantz began her career in hospitality at a young age running a live music venue and bar in Calgary Alberta with her father. Sarah and her husband moved to Winnipeg in 2007 where she joined the team at the Inn at the forks, and worked numerous positions both with the former “current restaurant” then SMITH, where she served as general manager from 2018-2022. Sarah brings years of experience and a passion for hospitality to WOW concepts as Guest Experience Manager here at 529.