These 20 Wedding Destination Locations are Uniquely Canadian and O So Amazing!Canadian destination weddings are all about the views—the ocean, the mountains, the rivers—and there are so many places and venues to choose from. Our vast country of Canada provides couples worldwide, not just Canadians, a gorgeous backdrop you want for your day, and an incredible venue, too. It would be a pity to try and rank these destination wedding spots, because they're all beautiful in their own way. So let's go province to province and territory - coast to coast and North to South! Ready?
Destination: OntarioLangdon Hall , built in 1898 in a Federal Revivalist style, is an estate in a beautiful garden setting. Get married in the orchard, then enjoy dinner in one of the many dining spaces. This hotel and spa can accommodate your out-of-town guests, too. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a town designed for romance. Calling itself “the loveliest town in Ontario”, its picturesque architecture, wineries, and parks give Niagara-on-the-Lake a timeless charm. The tourism board is extremely accommodating to destination wedding planners and has collected lists of local vendors on its site.
Destination: QuebecFairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix is a luxurious resort in a region famous for its cuisine. Hike, boat, ski, whalewatch, snowmobile, gamble, explore the local towns…the options are endless, and your wedding party won’t ever want to leave! Hôtel de Glace is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This ice hotel near Quebec City is a stunning building open only during the winter months, so it books up well in advance. Its popularity and limited availability make it difficult to book, but the effort is well worth it.
Destination: Nova ScotiaRustic wedding lovers will want to check out Hatfield Farm's options for indoor or outdoor weddings. Their list of fun activities (rubber rodeo or mini golf, anyone?) and financing options make this a great possibility for couples with children. If you longed to be a pirate when you were a kid, Tall Ship Silva is the perfect venue for you. A seaworthy vessel with room for 150 guests will have you saying, “Aye, aye, matey!”
Destination: New BrunswickKingsbrae Arms in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is a beautiful inn, perfect for intimate weddings. The garden is manicured and filled with flowers, giving your wedding a sense of easy elegance.
Destination: ManitobaFort Gibraltar is a historic fort with recreations of 1815 activities on site. The fort is restored but modernized, meaning the vintage charm is there, with none of the 1815 discomfort. The buildings are attractive, with wooden beams crossing the ceilings, and the river outside adds a picturesque touch. If you’re getting married in Winnipeg, the Manitoba Club could be the spot for you. This large venue accommodates up to 450 guests (250 seated) for indoor or outdoor weddings, plus they throw in a free hotel room!
Destination: British ColumbiaEmerald Lake Lodge has postcard-perfect views from its outdoor ceremony space, as well as several attractive rooms to rent. It also offers the lavish suggestion to “Rent Your Own Island”, so you and your guests can party in all 85 available guest rooms and in the hot tub, too! Logpile Lodge sits on 160 private acres of forested land. Go fishing, horseback riding, or even fly over a glacier - Logpile Lodge has it all for couples who want to get away from it all. Middle Beach Lodge offers a range of wedding packages, including an elopement package for up to 6 people. They also, charmingly, offer a Stormwatch package for weddings scheduled from October through March. If you and your honey are done with the stormy weather that comes with wedding planning, watch some from your room at Middle Beach Lodge instead!
Destination: Prince Edward IslandDalvay by the Sea offers cottages next to the inn; if you’d rather not be in the same building as your in-laws on your wedding night, this is a great choice. This appealing beachside B&B is only open during the summer months, so plan ahead.
Destination: SaskatchewanDanceland Ballroom has the largest dance floor in Canada at 5000 square feet, plus it’s cushioned, so it “floats”. It’s a great venue if you want to knock your first dance out of the park, and have always dreamed of floating on air on your wedding day.
Destination: AlbertaFairmont Lake Louise is in Banff National Park and has enormous natural beauty on all sides. You’ll have tons of options for ceremony and reception spaces, and this four-star hotel prides itself on its attention to customer service. Storm Mountain Lodge, an intimate family-owned venue, accommodates up to 36 people in cabins and for dinner. This rustic lodge is set in stunning Banff National Park; it simply doesn’t get more romantic than that.
Newfoundland and Labrador:If you want a destination for your wedding, you can't do better than a town called “Heart’s Content”. Heart's Content Cable House features a lighthouse, a gazebo, and the ocean next door as backdrops for your ceremony. Winterholme advertises “wellness, spa, and events” as its headline, and its menu of services leans toward the spa side of things. However, they do offer a full wedding package, plus the building is gorgeous and features a grand staircase for even grander entrances. You can always buy a massage for each of the bridesmaids (and yourself) as a pre-wedding treat.
Destination: Northwest TerritoriesBlachford Lake Lodge has a handy list of everything they include in their wedding package right on their website. For example, they’ll handle your guests’ charter transport to the lodge and custom wedding favors, but you’ll have to pay for your own cake and flowers.
Destination: YukonYou’ve always dreamed about seeing the Northern Lights flash overhead as you say your vows, but it’s too difficult to have a ceremony out in the middle of nowhere. No fear - Inn on the Lake is ready to make your dreams come true.
There's a Canadian destination to take your breath away!Your wedding is an adventure; make it feel like one by enjoying a destination wedding in Canada. These 20 locations are perfect for a getaway wedding, whether you’re a born-and-bred Canadian looking for that destination wedding feeling at home, or an adventurer from abroad. See our 20 top spots for honeymooning in Canada, too!
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