Ontario Brides, Venue Suggestions?!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 4
9 posts

Tobermory. I didn’t know is place existed until last week.  My FI and I are totally getting hitched there.

Post # 5
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012


That leads me to think Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Simcoe or the Muskoka Lakes.

Your challenge is going to be your 1-1/2 Hour distance… remembering that Toronto & the GTA has some of the worst traffic in North America !!

(1.5 Hours on the map could end up being 2 or 3 hours in a car)

Wasaga Beach offers up the longest fresh water beach in the world… (Collingwood as a vacation destination certainly has the types of facilities you’d need)

Not uber-beachy per se (but there is a shoreline, and gorgeous views) would be Niagara-on-the-Lake… tough to be this Destination for Romance… Historic Town, Gorgeous Gardens, Country Inns & Spas, Worldclass Restaurants, Wineries and of course Niagara Falls the Honeymoon Capital of North America is just 20 minutes down the road.

Hope this helps,


Post # 6
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake


McMichael Art Gallery (not a beach but gorgeous and outside)

Toronto Botanical Gardens (ditto above)

Everygreen Brickworks (not a beach but it does have water and it’s also fantastic – although the rental fees are high – there are extras they don’t tell you about until you get an official quote)


Post # 8
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you looked into Liuna Gardens? They are located in Winona, so I am not sure if that factors into your 1-2 hour distance, but the outdoor ceremonies are on the water and the outdoor venue is just breathtaking. They even do an outdoor cocktail wedding, while the actual facility is a banquet hall itself.


We are having ours at Liuna Station which is owned by the same union, but it is in the city (Hamilton). It is a banquet hall, but used to be a train station and it is unlike any banquet hall in Hamilton or much of the surrounding area. They have kept all the train station elements as is and added very luxurious elements too. It is worth having a look!

Here are the links:



When are you planning on getting married? Just keep in mind that most of these bigger halls tend to book up 1-2 years in advance. It is craziness!!

Good luck, and I am sure you will find something marvelous!!

Post # 10
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you have a price point?

Caledon has some nice venues.  You could look into Terra Cotta Inn, Caledon Inn, Royal Ambassador (my wedding was here).

You could also look into Black Creek Pioneer Village, Kortright Center, and Milton Country Heritage Park.

Post # 12
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What is your price point? That would help narrow done some options that are in your price range =)

Post # 13
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@fortheloveofsoccer:  I LOVE IT THERE!! We’ve had a cottage in that area since I was 6, it is absolutely georgous!


@VallieC:  There are some nice waterfalls and outdoorsy places in Hamilton, including the botanical gardens, not sure if you can get married there though? It would take some investigating. 


There are tons of wineries near St. Catherines/Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the-lake that would also be beautiful if you like that sort of thing. 


One of my friends went to a wedding at Steamwhistle Breweries that looked amazing!


Post # 14
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got married at Horseshoe Resort just outside of Barrie. Outdoor wedding under their tent…

I can’t say anything but positive things about the accommodations, the service, etc. Guests are still raving almost a year later about how it was the best wedding food they’ve had (they actually gave us 2 tastings after the first one wasn’t up to par), and the Resort staff was super accommodating.

* Bonus about the tent – it looks very minimal/bare at first, but when the chairs are in, it comes to life. We Did very minimal decor, and I have no regrets. The only thing I wish I could have gotten rid of were the exit signs.*


Post # 16
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@VallieC:  That makes sense. You should book a viewing! It is really gorgeous.

Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to hear what you choose 🙂

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