You’ve got the ring, you’ve chosen a date, now the tricky part; where to say I Do? Whether you are hosting a lavish event, an intimate affair or even a last-minute elopement, there is the perfect venue for you in Gananoque and the Thousand Islands.
Thought that all-inclusive weddings could only be found down south?...Think again. The Gananoque Inn & Spa located on Gananoque’s historic waterfront, offers the complete wedding package. Not only does it boast beautiful waterfront lawns for your ceremony, but also a banquet room, in-house catering, a full-service spa, accommodations and planning services. All that’s left for you to do is eat, drink (at the convenient on-site bar: Muskie Jake’s) and be married!
A little farther down the parkway you will find another “all-inclusive” wedding venue that is sure to intrigue any greene-loving groom. The Glen House Resort at Smugglers Glen provides beautifully manicured lawns on the edge of the St. Lawrence, perfect for an outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour and breathtaking pictures. In addition, there is in-house catering, reception space for up to 180 guests and on-site accommodations. While the bridal party enjoys pampering at the Glen House Spa, the groomsmen can tee-off at the renowned Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course. Flexible package options are available to accommodate all of your wedding needs.
If you’re searching for a venue that has a mix of upscale rustic décor and breathtaking views, combined with culinary creativity and sophisticated flare, The Ivy Lea Club is perfect for you. After undergoing drastic renovations, this former Inn has become a celebrated restaurant that is well suited for one-of-a-kind weddings and events. Specializing in cocktail and formal receptions, Chef Robert Gobbo and his team work with each couple to create versatile regionally-inspired menus that are sure to please. The lush gardens and dockside patio combined with the warm and elegant facilities (wine cellar and ice cream parlor included!) provide an ideal setting rain or shine.
Always dreamed of having your own fairytale wedding? What better place than on Heart Island, home to the magical Boldt Castle! The extravagant Victorian and medieval architecture of the castle combined with the five acres of greenery and surrounding St. Lawrence River create the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and pictures. Tours of the grounds and castle are also available to entertain your guests while on the island. The castle can only be accessed by boat (adding to the enchanted ambiance); tour boats and private charters are available on both sides of the river and passports are required. The legend of Boldt castle lends itself to any romantic affair, which makes it the perfect location for your fairytale nuptials.
How about having your ceremony under the world’s tallest cathedral ceiling at the historic Half Moon Bay? This beautiful outdoor church located on Bostwick Island has been a gathering place for Christian worship since 1887. On Sunday evenings throughout the summer, you will find islanders and visitors alike congregated in the Bay, making it a perfect location for a laid-back couple looking for that special touch. Boasting nature and history, this venue offers something you won’t find within the city limits.
No matter what you’re style, taste or budget, you are sure to find that perfect place for your special day. Wedded bliss starts in Gananoque & the 1000 Islands!
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