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Between Toronto and Ottawa is where you’ll find Prince Edward County. A quaint and picturesque town, the best Prince Edward County wedding venues can be discovered surrounded by great establishments, sandy dune beaches, and right in the middle of wine county. Although it has become more well-known in recent years, it remains calm enough to visit it’s famous beaches or wine tour around the county. Visitors can be accomodated in the most gorgeous Airbnbs, or you can even elope! There are so many locations to suit your wedding day, from editorial and private to a more old-school feel, there’s a venue for every couple!
The best location for a personal wedding is PEC. If you’re intentional but more laid back, this location meets your vibe perfectly! On the island of Prince Edward County is Sandbanks Provincial Park. Easily accessible by car within three hours from Ottawa, Ontario. Similarly, it is two hours and thirty minutes from Toronto. Flights to and from locations worldwide land at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
When making a reservation at one of these local venues, it’s important to take peak seasons into account. Spring and fall are a little less congested than summer, which is when most people visit. In comparison to other seasons, winter is far calmer.
Built in the late 19th century, Brighthouse is a heritage home. It features a fantastic spot to host guests and stay in addition to the indoor, outdoor, and main event venues. Before relaxing at the 21-foot bar, take advantage of the 2 acres of grassland and greenery for some amazing photo ops! Check out this location if you’re all for a midcentury vibe with stunning natural surroundings.
The CAPE is a landmark from the late 1800s that is situated in Picton, Ontario. Visitors have the choice of lodging in bedroom suites, which have all essential accommodations! The CAPE is perfect for a classy wedding. If you’re dreaming of an elegant, private wedding venue with various locations within, you must pick this!
The Royal, which dates back to the late 19th century, was thoughtfully renovated and redesigned yet still pays homage to its rich history in the region. This lavish hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Picton. Additionally, the Royal is located in two adjacent buildings that together include 33 guest rooms. Due to their commitment to sustainability, this place is perfect for a PEC wedding venue.
This location is quite inclusive, offering wheelchair accessibility everywhere and menus catering to all diet types! Slake provides everything you imagine your dream wedding to be thanks to an on-site caterer, breathtaking scenery, and sunsets. There is tons of seating inside and outside, on both the deck and the field. In addition to all the above, dogs are allowed?! Can you name a more perfect venue?
Imagine a beach wedding followed by a reception under a dreamy night sky. This dream can be your reality! The land itself serves as the most picturesque background. Any wedding size is welcome in this modern, lush location. Likewise, they feature everything you’ll want to host a special night, whether it’s for a small crowd or a sizable group.
Offering options for everything from bouquets to boutonnieres to ceremony settings, everything is precisely selected using flowers grown locally. Beautiful arrangements with unusual colour schemes and everlasting allure may be found on this 15-acre piece of land. Since opening for business more than ten years ago, Coriander Girl has worked hard to give couples the most exquisite assortment of flowers, specially crafted to reflect the spirit of every romance.
Throughout the 100 acres, their venue also offers two beautiful outdoor wedding locations. From a little ceremony in their beautiful greenhouse to a larger reception in the barn, they provide all the best options to make your special day that much better! Finish off the evening with the most magical moments by the bonfire! Up to 12 guests can stay in the farmhouse’s three suites. This is the perfect spot for breathtaking shots in the meadows, gardens, and woods!
The Drake offers the ideal lakeside celebration with the most stunning natural venues. The location is the ultimate low-stress choice because they handle all of the aspects of your food, design and musical entertainment! Thanks to PEC’s natural wonders, vineyard tours, beautiful beaches, and a lively artistic community allow for so much to explore.
Waupoos Estates Winery is a dream wedding venue with stunning water surroundings. This location is the only winery lakefront site in the county. The majority of couples opt to rent the farmhouse and make a weekend out of it! An open bar, complimentary menu tasting, and exclusive kitchen and bartending staff. What more could you ask for?!
Merrill House is where little girls dream of getting married. Up to 40 guests can stay in the 14 available rooms. Enjoy a meal prepared by a wine director and trained chefs. Indoor and outdoor arrangements can be made to host your intimate ceremony. Moreover, their social concern is my favourite aspect of this venue. They invest in important matters, such as land acknowledgements and donations towards relief.
The 200-year-old barn has been transformed into a winery and event space. Rolling meadows and peaceful landscapes are seen throughout the 60-acre property. This is heaven on earth for nature lovers everywhere. The possible options of the estate are countless, each with a unique purpose and ambiance. Catering parties of up to 100 people, there is no better setting for a traditional, intimate County wedding.
Weddings at The Eddie include several spots to choose from: The Red Barn, The Sheep Shed, The Main House, and more! Furthermore, the venue is more suitable for smaller wedding parties making this a gorgeous option for your intimate, outdoor wedding! No matter the weather, there is a place to fit any and all needs.
Carriage Lane specializes in small weddings with up to 10 guests and elopement! With a smaller party to cater to comes closer help from the company. They’re here to help walk you through the entire day. From choosing vows to getting a marriage license, they will without a doubt aid you with it all!
Mary Calotes is an elopement and wedding photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Specializes in capturing genuine moments that gives you all the feels.