6 Best Places to Get Married in Ontario

From riverside resorts to a quirky science centre, here are some awesome wedding venue ideas!

Picking a venue for your Ontario wedding can be one of the most daunting yet fun parts of the planning process. With endless options available, different price points, aesthetics, and capacities, it can be a tough task to decide where to tie the knot. From small elopement settings to halls large enough to invite your entire social network, here are our top picks for the most beautiful places to get married in Northeastern Ontario.

1. Got A Geeky Side? Tie the knot at Science North

Science North // Photo provided by Science North

Most people who think of Science North in Sudbury definitely think of their school days visiting this awesome Northern Ontario staple, but many people don’t know that Science North is available for events rentals and specifically weddings! Between Science North and Dynamic Earth, they have 12 unique venues that can accommodate any size ceremony and reception. Notable venues include the Ramsey Room in Science North with its unparalleled view of Ramsey Lake, and the Vale Chasm at Dynamic Earth, which is seven stories underground! There are several options to choose from that can include your ceremony and reception. Packages include an on-site contact person, set up, wireless microphone, cleaning and security, tent, chairs and tables, lighting in the tents for the evening and patio heaters, live streaming of your event if you choose and Science North even includes a 90-minute photo session with a photographer!

Information on each venue can be found on the Science North website. To book a pop-up wedding or for more information, contact (705) 522-3701 ext. 366. The toll-free number is 1-800-461-4898 or email sipprell@sciencenorth.ca.

2. Rustic Chic Romance at Pine Cove

Located on the south side of Lake Nipissing along the French River, you’ll find The Lodge at Pine Cove. Located a few minutes outside of Noelville, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect setting for a romantic rustic-chic wedding with luxury accommodation. This beautiful lodge offers a scalable venue with packages for an elopement, small wedding of under 30 people, and weddings up to 75 people. The newlyweds are provided special private accommodation, with guests being able to book on-site in one of their 20 exquisite cottages which allow for guests to spend lots of time mingling together and the opportunity for multi-day celebration. The grand main lodge is made for partying, dancing, and dining. The elegant bar will serve your favorite cocktails and plated dinners will keep your guests fed and happy. The Lodge also provides some pretty unique extras such as a rehearsal dinner beach BBQ including campfire and s’mores, a guided cruise of the French River, and complimentary kayak and canoe rentals.

Wedding package details can be found here. For more information and assistance with pricing, please email info@frenchriver.com or call 705.898.2500

3. Get Nauti at Killarney Mountain Lodge

Killarney Mountain Lodge  | Provided by Killarney Mountain Lodge

If you’re a couple who enjoys a nautical adventure, Killarney Mountain Lodge is the place to host your wedding. Upon arriving at this lovely lodge, you’ll notice a defining feature, a full-size lighthouse! The beauty of this lodge doesn’t end here. This log-cabin-style resort is handcrafted from hundreds of Eastern White Pine and Douglas Fir trees. Both the Canada Room and Great Room feature dramatic fireplaces that are the focal point of each space. Wedding packages can accommodate various sizes of weddings, including accommodation and food for your guests. Wedding packages can be made to suit your needs and include a complimentary menu tasting and other add-ons such as babysitting services. One of the most unique add-ons available? Sailboat excursions for any time of day, which also include onboard breakfasts or picnic lunches! Group fishing, guided hikes, and much more are available to make your wedding an unforgettable memory for both you and your guests!

To view Killarney Mountain Lodge’s wedding package and inquire for more details, head to their website

4. Say your I Dos on the Peaceful Mattawa River

Mattawa River Resort | provided by Mattawa River Resort

Nestled along the Mattawa River with a mountainous backdrop, you will find the Mattawa River Resort. With a 150-person capacity and 13 private, cozy cabins, this venue is a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. The resort offers various ceremony locations and a reception lodge with breathtaking views. The wedding packages available have amazing add ons to make your big day that much more special. From group bonfires with chili, marshmallows and hot chocolate and breakfast charcuterie boards to fireworks and canoe races with your family and friends, the experiences are endless and the staff are ready and willing to accommodate your desires. Something unique to Mattawa River Resort is they understand that sometimes your pets are your family too. The resort allows both cats and dogs to stay at the resort and be part of your big day!

Wedding packages for Mattawa River Resort can be found here.

5. Have a Wild eco-Wedding in Timmins

Wild Exodus is a unique eco-resort located at the Wawaitin Falls and Kenogamissi Lake. Boasting gorgeous canvas tents and cottages, this is the ultimate destination for an outdoor lovers’ wedding, while allowing for the glam and comfort some of your city slicker guests may require. Wild Exodus is happy to work to create the best setting for your wedding. Besides locale, Wild Exodus offers some other unique add-ons for your big day. Wild Exodus prides itself on a focus on locally grown and foraged foods of the Boreal forest and the menus reflect that. The seasonal offerings will tick any foodies’ list. Wild Exodus also offers unique tours that allow you to immerse yourself in nature, whether that be pontoon, kayak, and canoe tours, or nature hikes and guided trips up the Wawaitin Falls. 

To find out more about Wild Exodus, head to their website.

6. Elope with an Incredible View

Located at Ten Mile Point on Manitoulin Island, hosts Laura and Blair have made four cottages into the ultimate scenic destination. Eagle House, Raven Tiny House, Sandhill House and Osprey House are the name of the AirBnBs that sit on the cliffs of Ten Mile Point and they are the most amazing elopement getaway. All four cottages are in close proximity to each other and can allow for small intimate wedding gatherings, or just rent one for you and your partner to spend your big day together in. These cottages are 15 minutes from Little Current and have the best view on the island, looking out to the LaCloche Mountains and Georgian Bay. The cottages are a mix of modern-chic and rusty coziness with a Scandinavian flair, and they are also dog-friendly!

To inquire further about Ten Mile Point Accommodations, Contact Laura and Blair on AirBnB.

We hope you enjoyed checking out these top places to get married in Ontario. Looking for even more inspiration? Here are some more wedding venue ideas for anyone looking to get married in Ontario!

About Abby dePencier-Cook

Abby was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario. Abby has worked in hospitality and tourism for over 12 years. Abby currently works for tourism social enterprise 101 Experiences, and is a co-founder of the Beer Baroness Society. Abby is incredibly passionate about developing tourism in Northern Ontario, and showing off our hidden gems to the world!

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