The best month for an outdoor wedding in Ontario depends on the weather you enjoy, the atmosphere and ambience you want your wedding to have, and the reception you plan to hold after your ceremony. With warm summers, mild autumns, and snowy winters, Ontario has a little something for everyone. Thankfully, there are exceptional venue options for weddings at any time of year! We’re highlighting a few of our favourite outdoor garden venues to give you a fabulous outdoor wedding, whether you’re planning a delightful summer soiree or a winter wonderland celebration.
Water View Garden at Queen’s Landing
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Declare your love under our picturesque white pergola at the Water View Garden at Queen’s Landing, right at the edge of the Niagara River. In the spring and summer, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful greenery and blooms that will complete the picture of a wedding in a lush, enchanted forest. Add soft, pastel drapery and vibrant seasonal florals for the perfect spring or summer garden wedding.
In the fall, the same garden is transformed by the changing leaves into a vivid world of colour. Use the red, orange, and yellow leaves as a lovely backdrop for your wedding photos. The majestic stone staircase leading into the garden lends a regal touch to any rustic-chic fall wedding. When winter rolls around, use the sparkling white snow and bare trees to give your ceremony a cozy, romantic vibe, especially when you retire to a warm, well-lit ballroom for a hearty reception dinner.
Millcroft’s Riverside Wedding Garden
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With the exquisite scenery of the Millpond and Shaw Creek Falls just steps away, this riverside garden is the ideal location for spring and summer weddings. A rustic cut-stone path leads into the garden, where you’ll be met by an elegant iron gazebo, ready for whatever decorations you choose. We often style it with leaves and ivy or with seasonal flowers to complete the fairytale vibe of this lush garden.
When autumn arrives, embrace the colourful landscape of Millcroft Inn & Spa as it contrasts with the Millpond and Shaw Creek Falls, making it perfect for romantic photography. In winter, a blanket of fresh snow covers the garden, creating an exciting blank canvas for photos and décor. Use deep jewel tones for maximum contrast; we love using romantic red roses and rustic wooden décor!
The Gardens at Pillar and Post
Image courtesy of Eric Cheng Photography
The Gardens at Pillar and Post are the ideal setting for the dreamy garden wedding you’ve always wanted! In spring and summer, The Gardens are alive with rich greenery and vibrant florals. It’s the perfect time to hold an outdoor ceremony in La Roserie, our elegant rose garden, or at Le Petit Pavilion, a whimsical, artist-inspired wooden pavilion by the pond.
Autumn splendour brings vivid colour to The Gardens. Take advantage of the charming scenery when you hold your ceremony at Pont de Monet, where the changing leaves and Monet-inspired green Japanese bridge serve as a beautiful setting for celebrating lifelong love.
In winter, The Gardens transform into a sublime winter wonderland. Say your vows against a striking backdrop of crisp white snow, then retreat into the rustic, cozy atmosphere of The Barn for a winter feast that’ll dazzle you and your guests.
Plan Your Dream Wedding Year-Round with Vintage Hotels
Weddings at Vintage Hotels are never a dull affair, no matter the season! Our expert wedding planners are eager to help you organize your big day, whether you dream of an enchanted spring wedding or a lovely, harvest-inspired fall ceremony. Contact us today to bring your unique vision to life!
*Featured image courtesy of Afterglow Images