A few of our favourite things featuring Ontario wedding venues & experts

Photo: Hessenland Country Inn, Ontario wedding venue on Lake Huron

From beaches to ballrooms and fireplaces to all things fancy, there are hundreds of reasons to love being an Ontario bride or groom. We’ve listed some of our favourite things right here, featuring Ontario wedding venues and Ontario wedding experts.

BEACH WEDDING PHOTOS on Ontario’s West Coast… You don’t have to board a flight to find a fabulous beach on which to pose for the camera. Lake Huron is easily accessible and a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding shoot, like these, shot just steps from Hessenland Country Inn (♥) (hessenland.com). With a multitude of ceremony and reception spaces, overnight accommodations, inside and outside options, two pavilions, two gazebos and a lookout tower, Hessenland’s situation along Lake Huron shores, and their many accomodation options, make this venue one fabulous beach photo opportunity.

RUSTIC CHIC LOCATIONS Old, rustic barns that have been made over for an event and the buildings and wide open natural spaces of the family farmstead…  These are among the top of our list of favourite wedding locations. As seen below, Fanshawe Pioneer Village  (♥) (fanshawepioneervillage.ca) and Arrowwood Farm both offer numerous rustic chic backdrops and wedding spaces that not only take advantage of historic architecture but also play into the gorgeous big wood beams that come along with chooseing a barn or farm location for your wedding. More barn/farmstead type settings include Elm Hurst Inn & Spa’s Carriage House, Cedar Ridge Farm, The Slit Barn, and more.

Picture dancing your first dance among friends and family in a barn with the big doors wide open to the outside. Think country decor and hanging large style, classic string lights with large bulbs. Consider taking both your wedding photos and your engagement photos outside, using the farm buildings like those of Arrowwood Farm (♥) (arrowwoodfarmontario.com) as your backdrop.