(Closed) American bride thinking about a Canadian destination wedding… Tips? :)

posted 7 years ago in Montreal
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I highly recommend Prince Edward Island… it’s beautiful, unique and much cheaper than the big cities you have listed. The beaches are breath-taking…. the whole island is relaxing and something out of a movie!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you want something small and inexpensive, consider Halifax ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a great city, with loads of little towns along the ocean with beautiful scenery!! I know there are tons of yacht clubs that host weddings, and you may even find a nice B&B!!

Quebec City is amazing, but I’m not sure how easy it would be to find someone english speaking to marry you, you’d have more luck in Montreal if you pick Quebec.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@AnneNM82:

 

Ditto to what the other posters have said, the east coast is by far less expensive, and tons tons tons of grogeous places. Vancouver is probably the most expensive city in Canada, lots of gorgeous resorts in B.C., as well as the okanogan valley, but probably more expensive.

Banff/Lake Louise are popular destinations, but also on the pricier side.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

PEI has a special place in my heart….we go there every summer and each time I am more amazed than before! My friend got married there last summer and I believe they have a destination wedding phone number you can call to get more info.

I have also lived in Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia and New Brunswick…they are all beautiful in their own way, but PEI is just so unique and seems to fit what you’re looking for. It’s starting to become more well-known (Regis & Kelly did a weeks worth of shows there last summer, Will&Kate are visiting this summer)…but still maintains its small-town charm.

 

 

…..Now I want to have MY wedding there!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry just saw your part about accommodations….Cavendish has a lot of lovely cottages. My FI is actually right there now on his bachelor party (golf is very big on the island as well if you’re into that) so I’ll ask where he stayed.

In the past we’ve stayed at: 

http://www.cavendishpei.com/

Cavendish Cottages, Prince Edward Island, Canada

http://www.cavendishbeachcottages.com/

And they’ve all been very nice. Charlottetown has some decent hotels and is more of a ‘big-city’ vibe (I say that loosely because there’s maybe 35,000 people!). I’d start by picking a town and then search for cottages/hotels from there.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I live on Vancouver Island. There are really a lot of great places here for wedding. You can check online: Long Beach Resort (Tofino), Black Rock (in Ucluelet). These are really amazing places. Plus there are many lakes around the areas, which are great for photos. The price is quite good. My Fi and I almost made a reservation in Long Beach Resort, but his mom insisted we need to get married in Montreal (where she lives). 

Other great options are Banff, Lake Louise. 

I am going to get married in Montreal, which is a great city. Old Montreal is really a great place for getting married. ** My Fi and I met there. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try White Point Beach Lodge in Nova Scotia (nearest city is Halifax).  It’s stunning, and probably way cheaper than the stuff here in Ontario/Quebec.  It’s absolutely beautiful as well

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The Canadian Rockies are AMAZING!! I was recently there for a wedding and it was absolutely breathtaking!! I would recommend looking into Banff, Jasper, Canmore, Lake Louise.. They also have some awesome attractions for your travelling guest to check out like the Colombia Ice Fields, Jasper Tram, West Edmonton Mall (HUGE), and many many other things…

http://www.canadianrockies.net/

http://www.travelalberta.com/en/Destinations/Canadian_Rockies/Pages/default.aspx?MetaHashKey=E5F26967D35691B9CEABA242D16067A0&mrkt=Canada

http://www.discovertherockies.com/WeddingPlanner/

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