Unique Small Wedding Venues
in Ontario in 2023
Are you looking for the perfect unique small wedding venue in Ontario in 2023? Then this is the perfect list for you!
Ontario is such a massive province that offers so many unique small wedding venues all across our beautiful province. When it comes to your wedding venue there are so many amazing places you can choose from. From locations in Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Prince Edward County, Northern Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, etc.), Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Niagara Region and so many more areas!
Muskoka Wedding Venues
Whether you are looking for a wedding venue that is on a lake, in the thick, towering pines of the forest, at a cottage or camp where you can get that remote, rustic feeling than Muskoka may be the place for you. Here are a few of my favourite Muskoka wedding venues:
- Muskoka Wedding Venues
- 1. Cherry Island Cottage
- 2. Trillium Resort & Spa
- 3. Northridge Inn
- 4. Arowhon Pines Resort
- 5. Camp Arowhon
- 6. Barlett Lodge
- 7. Killarney Lodge
- 8. Algonquin Provincial Park
- 9. The Portage Inn
- 10. Sherwood Inn
- 11. Rocky Crest Resort
- 12. Camp New Moon
- 13. Camp Tamakwa
- 14. Camp Tamarack
- 15. Camp Muskoka
- 16. Voyageur Quest
- 17. Muskoka Beer Spa
- 18. Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
- 19. The Rock Pine
- Georgian Bay Wedding Venues
- Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Wedding Venues
- Northern Ontario Wedding Venues
- Simcoe County, York Region & Dufferin Country Wedding Venues
- Wedding Venues In The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
- Wedding Venues In Southwestern Ontario
Cherry Island Cottage is a island Airbnb cottage located on High Lake in Muskoka, Ontario. This is the perfect place for an intimate wedding in a beautiful place that has spared no expense to have a one of a kind wedding day. This completely private island makes for the perfect place for an island wedding in Muskoka.
Trillium Resort & Spa is an incredible intimate wedding venue in Ontario. Offering cabin style accommodations, a stunning log reception space with floor to ceiling windows offering a view of the lake, and 86 acres of stunning property to be able to explore, adventure and enjoy your wedding weekend with friends and family. Trillium Resort is one of the few places where you can get the exclusive use of the entire property to yourself for your wedding so it really feels like a cottage weekend and it's dog friendly! Check out this Trillium Resort and Spa Wedding here.
Northridge Inn is a unique one of a kind small wedding venue in Ontario located in northern Muskoka in Sundridge. With offerings from glamping tents, airstream RV's to luxurious hotel rooms this is a great place if you are looking for an intimate wedding on the lake with some rustic vibes but upscale feel. Offering both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options Northridge Inn is one of the top wedding venues in Ontario and available year round for weddings.
Arowhon Pines Resort is nestled inside Algonquin Provincial Park down a winding road just off of Highway 60. With rustic lodges that have been updated for accommodations, a beautiful log reception space overlooking the water and your ceremony space on the lakes edge with the backdrop of Algonquin Provincial Park it doesn't get much better than this.
5. Camp Arowhon
Love the idea of a summer camp wedding? Then look no further than Camp Arowhon in beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park. Get married outside in front of a private lake with only nature surrounding you, having your intimate dinner in the rustic, log cabin, that is newly built, while all your guests get to spend the weekend at camp swimming, canoeing and stargazing with the sound of a bonfire crackling near by. Camp Arowhon is an incredible place and one of the top small wedding venues in Ontario to consider for your special day.
Barlett Lodge is another incredible small wedding venue in Ontario that is located inside of Algonquin Provincial Park and is a boat access only resort. You are able to book the entire resort for up to 50 guests and have an intimate, private weekend surrounded by wilderness. Offering so many comforts and options for guests from cabins and cottages to glamping tents you can choose what suits your needs best. Barlett Lodge is a boat access resort
Killarney Lodge another incredible small wedding venue in Ontario that is located inside of Algonquin Provincial Park is nestled on a private peninsula on Lake of Two Rivers. Offering private lakeside cabins, fine dining and everything you could want out of the wilderness of Algonquin provincial park it is the perfect place for a wedding.
Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario and is an adventurers dream. There are a ton of options when looking at getting married in Algonquin Provincial Park from some of the campsites, local pavilions, on one of the many hiking trails. There are so many options to choose from which makes it an incredible option when considering your options for a small wedding venue in Ontario.
The Portage Inn located in beautiful Huntsville in the heart of Muskoka is an incredible place to have your small wedding. The Portage Inn can accommodate up to 30 guests and offering so much flexibility it makes it a breeze to plan your wedding here.
10. Sherwood Inn
Sitting on the shores of Lake Joseph, Sherwood Inn is a great place for your intimate wedding. Offering many different options when it comes to ceremony locations and reception you can truly get whatever your hearts desire if you choose to have your wedding at Sherwood Inn!
Rocky Crest Resort sitting on the shores of iconic Lake Joseph in Muskoka just outside of MacTier is an incredible wedding venue for those looking for a relaxing wedding with all the amenities. Get married on the dock or in the forest and have your dinner in one of the beautiful spaces over looking the waterfront.
12. Camp New Moon
Camp New Moon, a children's summer camp, located in Baysville, Ontario is an incredible place for your intimate wedding. Set on the shores of Lake of Bays this all inclusive camp wedding is the perfect place to gather your closest friends and family and have a wedding weekend to remember.
13. Camp Tamakwa
Camp Tamawka, another children's summer camp, located in Algonquin Provincial Park is a boat access island where you and your guests can have the weekend of a lifetime celebrating your camp wedding.
14. Camp Tamarack
Camp Tamarack, is yet another children's summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Located just outside of Bracebridge Camp Tamarack has all the amenities you could need for an incredible camp weekend. Say your vows with the lake in the background and have your reception dinner in the mess hall feeling like a camper.
15. Camp Muskoka
Camp Muskoka is a beautiful children's summer camp sitting in the lush boreal forest along a piece of the Canadian Shield on 500 acres of land. Offering all inclusive weddings where your accomodations, meals and ceremony and reception venue are all in one it is the perfect place to consider for your small wedding venue in Ontario.
16. Voyageur Quest
Voyageur Quest offers four unique wilderness cabins in Algonquin Park's north west corner. These beautiful cabins are all different with some offering lakeside views, one is a rustic log cabin while another is an intimate island retreat. Available year round Voyageur Quest is the perfect place to host a small wedding in Ontario.
17. Muskoka Beer Spa
One of Muskoka's newest spaces is Muskoka Beer Spa offering beautiful newly build cabins in Torrance just outside of Bala. Muskoka Beer Spa offers beautiful lake views on Clear Lake, they are a pet friendly venue and has an amazing on-site brewery (Clear Lake Brewing Co.).
18. Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
If you love the water and want something unique for your Ontario intimate wedding then Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre is something to consider! Your wedding can take place on one of the two historic ships that cruise through Lake Muskoka that can accommodate 97 or up to 216 guests. The boats leave out of Gravenhurst and make for a great option for a super unique venue that your guests will never forget.
Looking to have a very intimate wedding in Muskoka? The this beautiful Airbnb on Skeleton Lake is the perfect venue for you. The Rock Pine has stunning cliff-face views, 2 firepit locations and a beautiful forest setting making you feel like there is not another soul in sight. This Muskoka wedding property can accommodate roughly 10-15 guests for the day. Check out this beautiful Rock Pine Elopement here!
If you love the water and want something unique for your Ontario intimate wedding then Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre is something to consider! Your wedding can take place on one of the two historic ships that cruise through Lake Muskoka that can accommodate 97 or up to 216 guests. The boats leave out of Gravenhurst and make for a great option for a super unique venue that your guests will never forget. Check out this beautiful Falcon's Nest Cottage elopement here!
Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a publicly accessible private year round forest that has 20 private lakes and over 10,000 unspoiled acres of mixed forest just outside of Huntsville. If you are looking for a quiet, lesser known wedding venue in Ontario then Limberlost Forest is the perfect place for you! You can rent a few of their cottages to get ready in and host your reception at.
Georgian Bay Wedding Venues
If you are looking for a wedding venue that is on a lake, in the thick, towering pines of the forest, at a cottage or camp where you can get that remote, rustic feeling than Muskoka may be the place for you. Here are a few of my favourite Muskoka wedding venues:
Killarney Mountain Lodge, located in Killarney, Ontario is an absolutely beautiful lodge sitting on the shores of Georgian Bay. Where rustic meets elegance in every inch of the lodge. Sitting in the heart of Ontario's wilderness and close to Killarney Provincial Park this is an adventure lovers dream. Killarney Mountain Lodge is one of the top wedding venues in Ontario as it provides everything you could need in one of the most beautiful surroundings in Ontario.
Killarney Provincial Park is one of the crown jewels of Ontario. A largely hidden gem located just over an hour drive from Sudbury and is home to vast wilderness, thick towering old growth forests and the La Cloche mountain range. These white quartz mountains are one of the dominating features of the area and a perfect backdrop for your small wedding in Ontario. Have your wedding along the beach, under a pavilion or in a campsite or one of the incredible hikes! Killarney Provincial Park is a great option for a small wedding venue in Ontario.
Rawley Resort, Spa & Marina located in Port Severn right on Georgian Bay. Offering beautifully decorate rooms, lakeside ceremony location and two options for your intimate wedding reception. Rawley Resort offers upscale amenities with the setting in beautiful Georgian Bay.
Aisling Lakehouse located between Parry Sound and Muskoka, Aisling Lakehouse is the perfect small wedding venue in Ontario. With a guesthouse that can accommodate up to 24 guests and host up to 75 guests total. Thinking of having a secluded lakeside wedding with your ceremony tucked into the forest or on the dock and your reception under a tent filled with string lights right next to the lake. It truly doesn't get much better than this. Check out this intimate Aisling Lakehouse wedding here!
Killbear Provincial Park is located just outside of Parry Sound sitting along the rocky shores of Georgian Bay. Offering beautiful backdrops for your wedding day Killbear is an incredible choice for a small wedding venue in Ontario. Renting out a campsite, pavilion or getting married on one of the many hikes all offer great opportunities for an outdoor wedding.
YMCA Camp Tampawingo located in Parry Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay is a children's summer camp available for rent for your intimate wedding in the fall. This beautiful summer camp offers all an all inclusive space to host your small wedding where your guests can stay onsite and have your ceremony and reception all in the same space! Get married under the willow trees by the bay and have your reception in the mess hall feeling like a camper.
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is an island children's summer camp located on Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay. Offering an all inclusive camp where your guests can stay for the full weekend and enjoy summer camp activities. Get married on the docks then have dinner in the mess hall true camp style!
Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the gems of Ontario and one of the top small wedding venues in Ontario. Sitting on the northern shores of Georgian Bay just outside of the town of Tobermory this is a very popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Have an intimate ceremony on one of the many waterfronts in the national park, in front of a yurt while you have a campfire going or even on one of the many incredible hikes in the area!
Serenity Cottage located just outside of Owen Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay. This beautiful 8 bedroom stone and log home sleeps up to 16 and is situated on 2 acres of land. This is the perfect place for a small wedding. With tons of amenities both inside and outside this is the perfect small wedding venue to host your intimate wedding.
The Woodhouse Muskoka is a beautiful, Scandinavian, white pine log home in Coldwater. Sitting on 2 acres of land with over 200 feet of waterfront and holding up to 8 overnight guests the Woodhouse is the perfect small wedding venue in Ontario for your intimate wedding!
Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery located in Annan, 20 minutes outside of Owen Sound is a winery sitting along the northern end of the Niagara Escarpment with views of Georgian Bay. Have your intimate wedding amongst the vines, cocktails in the yard and your reception in the Ruins.
Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Wedding Venues
The Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton region is so stunning and will take your breath away. Looking very similar to both Georgian Bay and Muskoka. The Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton area is a massive region with expansive landscapes and so many wedding venues to offer something for every couple. If you are looking for a rustic or natural feel, country or forest wedding this is the area for you. Here are a few of my favourite wedding venues from the Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton region:
Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre is an absolutely stunning venue that can accommodate both small and large groups alike. Offering multiple ceremony and reception locations you can completely customize a full wedding weekend at the this camp. Located 20 minutes south of Haliburton sitting on Bark Lake it is the perfect mix of nature and comfort.
Frenleigh Lodge Resort located in Cloyne, Ontario along the shores of Kashwakamak Lake. Ferleigh Lodge is the perfect small wedding venue in Ontario being able to accomodate up to 75 people in the dining room but can have larger groups should you choose to get a tent. Offering over 2000 feet of private shoreline and total privacy of having the entire resort to yourself for your wedding weekend makes for a great combo.
The Birchwood on Redstone Lake is an absolutely stunning Airbnb located just outside of Haliburton and like its name say on Redstone Lake. Being able to host up to 6 overnight guests this cottage offers luxury tucked away in the woods. For those looking for a real intimate wedding venue where you can say I do on the dock or in the forest this is the perfect place for you.
4. Camp Walden
Camp Walden is a children's summer camp located just outside of Bancroft in the middle of a beautiful forest on a private lake. Offering all inclusive wedding weekends including on-site accommodations, multiple ceremony and reception location options and so many activities to choose from.
5. Westwind Inn
Westwind Inn is a beautiful country inn tucked amongst the forest near Buckhorn, Ontario. With over 7 options for your ceremony location giving you so many options. Being able to host up to 70 guests for a seated reception. If you have a larger guest count you can rent a tent along the lakefront for a bigger reception.
South Pond Farms is a stunning country small wedding venue in Ontario with a restored barn and rolling fields. South Pond Farms is a full service venue that provides food, bar, florals, decorations and planning services making your wedding planning that much easier!
Sandy Lane Resort located in Algonquin Highlands on Hall Lake is the perfect small wedding venue in Ontario. Sandy Lane Resort gives you full exclusive access to the resort for the weekend just for you and your guests. The rustic cottages can accommodate up to 118 guests.
Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat located in Grafton, 90 minutes east of Toronto nestled in the stunning forest. Whispering Springs is an incredible small wedding venue in Ontario that gives you exclusive access to the property, covered reception & dance floor, a beautiful forest area for your ceremony, outdoor heaters & gas firepits, saltwater pool & hot tub and so much more!
Nestleton Waters Inn is a beautiful country inn located 90 minutes east of Toronto and is an absolutely stunning small wedding venue in Ontario. Offering beautiful ceremony & reception options with lots of planning help from the venue which makes your wedding planning process so much easier!
10. Camp Eden Woods
Camp Eden Woods is located in Harcourt (Haliburton) on beautiful Elephant Lake. This beautiful wedding venue is in the southern tip of Algonquin Park only 20 minutes east of Haliburton Village / 20 minutes west of Bancroft. With 19 buildings and structures across 70 acres it makes for the perfect spot to gather all your family and friends for a weekend wedding. Camp Eden Woods can accommodate up to 150 people.
Northern Ontario Wedding Venues
Northern Ontario is an absolutely stunning area of the province and home to some of the best wedding venues in Ontario. Offering beautiful wilderness landscapes, cozy cabins and so much more you would not be disappointed with a wedding venue in Northern Ontario. Here are some of my favourite wedding venues in Northern Ontario:
Science North located in Sudbury, Ontario is one of Northern Ontario's most popular attractions where you can learn all about science. Science North offers a lot of options when it comes to booking your wedding including multiple ceremony & reception locations. Sitting right on the edge of Ramsey Lake it is the perfect small wedding venue in Ontario! Check out this intimate Science North wedding here!
The Luxury Log Cabin is a stunning lakeside chalet located in Skead, Ontario just outside of Sudbury. This stunning log cabin has spared not expense and offers the perfect place for your intimate wedding. Being able to host up to 16+ guests overnight it will not disappoint!
The Buffalo Farm is a stunning eco-tourism destination located on 600 acres sitting just north of Algonquin Park. Offering a two story yurt & tipi on the property and is the perfect place for an intimate wedding whether its with the buffalo in the background or along the rivers edge. Check out this beautiful Buffalo Farm Elopement here!
Lodge at Pine Cove is an absolutely stunning series of cabins sitting along the French River located 40 minutes from the town of French River. Lodge at Pine Cove can host up to 75 guests for your intimate wedding and has a ton of different packages to fit your every need.
Laurentian Lodge, located 30 minutes north from Elliot Lake in northern Ontario, is the only resort on Flack Lake and provides a true getaway to nature with all the comforts. Offering beautiful lodging, lots of options for both your ceremony & reception and you feel like you are totally in the middle of no where filled with nothing but peace and quiet.
Rock Island Lodge, located on the shore of Lake Superior just outside of Wawa in northern Ontario, offers the most unique of outdoor weddings for outdoor lovers. Imagine having your ceremony on the sand right on the beach with Lake Superior in the background and your guests surrounding you with nothing but the beauty of Northern Ontario surrounding you. Have tiki torches on the beaches lite and string lights hung in your reception tent to celebrate your special day.
This beautiful home sits on Long Lake in Sudbury, Ontario. With stunning sunset views and a private beach this makes the perfect place for an intimate wedding in Ontario. This Northern Ontario Airbnb can accommodate up to 25 guests for the day for the intimate wedding.
Simcoe County, York Region & Dufferin Country Wedding Venues
This cozy tiny house sitting in the woods with the pond is the perfect place to feel like you are getting away all while being under an hour away from Toronto, in Caledon. Sitting on 15 acres this airbnb is the perfect place to have a small wedding in Ontario and be able to stay the night or a few afterwards!
Located in Newmarket, Madsen's Greenhouse this beautiful space is an indoor greenhouse that is available for small weddings through to large weddings. Offering multiple rooms all with different looks and feels as well as an outdoor space there is so many spaces to choose from at Madsen's Greenhouse.
Country Cut Flowers is a beautiful flower farm sitting on the edge of Newmarket and King City. Offering small weddings up to 25 guests. With rolling flower fields and a rustic wooden barn this is the perfect place for an intimate wedding.
Have a dreamy small wedding set in the forest at Kortright Centre for Conservation. Located in Vaughan, Kortright offers a woodland setting for your intimate wedding with both indoor and outdoor settings depending on the time of year.
Looking for a beautiful and natural setting for your small wedding? Tiffin Centre For Conservation located in Utopia (just outside of Barrie) offers both outdoor and indoor ceremony and reception options so you can custom your entire wedding to suit your needs.
Mansfield Outdoor Centre is an outdoor education summer camp but also is available for rents for small weddings. Sitting on over 2000 acres of forests and rolling hills. Offering multiple options for both your ceremony Mansfield Outdoor Centre has a ton of options for your small (or large wedding).
Drysdale's Tree Farm is a Christmas tree farm located just outside of Barrie offering a unique venue that can be tailored to each couples style. From formal, modern, rustic to country there are so many options when hosting a small wedding in Ontario.
7. The Hartman
The Hartman is a unique small wedding venue in Ontario with some of the building being an original church structure that has been framed with modern architecture. Being able to host seated wedding receptions for up to 55 guests the Hartman is a perfect place for a small wedding. Located in Mount Albert just outside of Newmarket.
Looking for something peaceful whether you are tucked away in the forest or along a rivers edge? Erin Estate Weddings is the perfect place to choose for your small wedding venue in Ontario. Sitting on 13 acres in Orton, just over an hour from Toronto this beautiful small wedding venue can host both small and large groups completely tailored to your vision.
9. Sequel Inn
Sequel Inn, located in Creemore is an upscale chic retreat that can host both intimate and larger groups for your special day. The Inn provides a place for your family to call home base.
The McLaren Art Centre located in Barrie Ontario just a few streets away from Lake Simcoe is a perfect spot for those looking for a venue flooded with natural light, beautiful windows and an outdoor private ceremony space! The outdoor garden courtyard can accommodate 100 guests seats and more if you allow guests to stand.
11. Glen Oro Farm
Glen Oro Farm located in Hawkstone, a quick 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, Ontario. Glen Oro Farm offers so much when it comes to your intimate wedding or elopement from couples can rent a Explorer Tent or Dome for your night with trails and so much land for you to explore on. There are multiple spaces you can say your I do's from anywhere just the two of you up to 180 guests. Check out this beautiful Glen Oro Elopement here!
This stunning property located in Innisfil on four acres of land is the perfect country meets elegance space for your intimate wedding. The space can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably for both ceremony and reception.
Wedding Venues In The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Looking for a unique, heritage building as the backdrop for your intimate wedding in Ontario? The Alton Mills Arts Centre gives you exactly that. With the industrial-chic vibe and the village setting overlooking a waterfall and a 3-acre Millpond located less than an hour from Toronto it makes for a great option. Being able to choose from several different options for your ceremony from multiple outdoor spaces as well as indoor depending on the time of year.
2. Brunswick Bierworks
Brunswick Bierworks, located in East York just outside of downtown Toronto is a brand new brewery to the area and a perfect space for an intimate wedding or your post-elopement wedding party! This space can easily hold up to 100 people and has a lot of space both inside and a large outdoor patio for your guests to enjoy themselves.
If you are looking for a place to get married along the waterfront in Toronto then the Henley Room at the Argonaut Rowing Club is a great option for you! The space can accommodate anywhere from small intimate weddings anywhere from 40 to 200 people. Boasting a 750 square foot waterfront terrace it is a perfect place to say I do in Toronto.
Want to get married on the water with the Toronto skyline as your backdrop? Then consider Toronto Island at the Algonquin Island Association which overlooks Lake Ontario with stunning skyline views. Sitting amongst acres of parkland and near a quiet residential neighbourhood. For your ceremony backdrop you can either choose along the waterfront with the skyline as your backdrop or inside the Clubhouse both offer great options!
Looking for a quiet property to get married along the water then Paletta Mansion in Burlington should be on your list. With options to have an outdoor or indoor ceremony that can accommodate up to 85 seats for both ceremony and reception. This three story mansion will take you and your guests back in time with this 1930's home.
Looking for a unique industrial venue in Hamilton then check out the Spice Factory! The Spice Factory has a ton of different rooms you can rent that accommodate anywhere from 25 to 160 guests! With a beautiful outdoor private space and multiple floors you can utilize for your Ontario intimate wedding.
Wedding Venues In Southwestern Ontario
Looking for a perfect private venue set into the countryside then you will definitely have to check out Lune 1860. Located in Goderich, this Italianate style manor sits on 88 acres of pastures and trees which provides the most beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings. Offering options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies the space can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests.
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