Are you on the hunt for a cottage-y Muskoka wedding venue? Here are a few of our favourite locations.
Want to say your wedding vows far far away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Muskoka may just be the Ontario destination for you. If you don’t have enough room to fit your friends and family onto your cottage dock, why not bring them to one of these gorgeous Muskoka wedding venues? From breweries to golf resorts to inns, you’ve got plenty of wedding-worthy options to choose from.
Here are Muskoka wedding venues that’ll make you want to get married in cottage country.
This Port Severn wedding venue offers a luxurious cottage experience for couples and their guests. The lodge is located right on the edge of Gloucester Pool and offers stunning views of the water and surrounding woodlands (great backdrops for wedding photos). It has both indoor and outdoor spaces available for ceremonies and receptions, so you can pick what suits you best. The largest space (the lakeside tent) is able to accommodate up to 200 guests, so it’s a great choice for midsize to large celebrations. As an added bonus, it has tons of activities for you and your guests to enjoy, like swimming, tennis, volleyball, canoeing, kayaking.
If you’re on the hunt for a vintage Muskoka wedding venue, look no further than Windermere House. The Victorian-style hotel was built in 1870 and will bring your guests back in time with its charming decor. On your big day you can make use of the Island View ballroom, grand veranda, and/or front lawn (all offer awesome views of Lake Rosseau). The largest space can fit up to 150 people, so you shouldn’t have to cut down your guest list.
Sawdust City Brewing Company
Looking for a unique Muskoka wedding venue? Sawdust City Brewing Company may just be the spot for you. The Gravenhurst-based brewery is a massive 20,000 square foot operation with a brewhouse, canning line, barrel-aging room, retail store, tap room and Saloon (plenty of options for your wedding portraits). The Saloon is the perfect spot for your ceremony or reception, boasting rustic wood-heavy decor and enough room for 60 of your nearest and dearest (so it’s best suited for smaller events).
If you’re nostalgic for your summer camp days, bring your guests to this Bracebridge-based venue for your big day. The 400-acre estate is available from September through June and will have your guests feeling like tweens and teens again. It offers stunning views of lakes, the Boreal forest and the Canadian Shield and has plenty of rustic indoor and outdoor spots where you can say your ‘I dos’. It can accommodate up to 220 of your friends and relatives, meaning you should be able to add a few plus ones to your guest list.
This picturesque Port Carling getaway is the ideal spot for couples who are in the market for a rustic Muskoka wedding venue. The beachside inn sits right on the shores of Lake Joseph and offers beautiful views of the water and surrounding woodland. Inside you’ll find shabby-chic function rooms and accommodations, perfect for those who prefer homey venues over elegant event halls. It can fit up to 130 guests, so don’t go too crazy with your invites.
Lumina Resort is another lakeside option with some serious wedding potential. It’s located in Dwight, Ontario at the edge of Lake of Bays, so you can count on having a picturesque backdrop for your wedding. It has indoor and outdoor event options, so your wedding is guaranteed to go off without a hitch, rain or shine. Its beautiful rustic dining room has enough space to seat 160 people, making it a good option for midsize weddings.
If you’re in the market for a Muskoka wedding venue with a bit more glitz and glam, Deerhurst Resort needs to be on your radar. From shimmering chandeliers to stunning waterfront views, this place seriously does have it all. The resort is equipped with scenic outdoor spaces and elegant indoor ballrooms and event halls up for grabs, meaning it can cater to any kind of event. It can accommodate intimate weddings or huge events with over 1000 guests, so you have options with your guest list.
Clevelands House Resort
Clevelands House Resort is a beautiful 408-acre estate that sits on the edge of the Lake Rosseau. It flaunts gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views and a wedding-worthy restaurant where you can tie the knot and/or hold your reception if you don’t want to make use of the great outdoors. It has a capacity of 180 guests, so you should be able to squeeze in all of your friends and relatives (and probably a few acquaintances, too).
Rocky Crest Golf Resort
Have you got your sights set on a country club wedding? Well, the Rocky Crest Golf Resort is definitely worth considering. It’s located in Mactier and has amazing views of both Lake Joseph and Armishaw Lake. Inside you’ll find a beautiful banquet hall where you can party the night away after your dockside ceremony. It can accommodate groups of up to 180 and has plenty of space for you and your guests to mix and mingle.
Bracebridge’s Touchstone Resort is without a doubt one of the best Muskoka wedding venues available. With stunning modern-meets-rustic accommodations and event rooms, dock cabanas and plenty of lawn and beach space, it’s basically the cottage you’ve always wanted but could never afford. It has a seated capacity of 80 guests, so it’s best suited for more intimate weddings.