Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica is undoubtedly the most beautiful church in Canada. The inspiration behind the intricately detailed interior was the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Couples can get married on Saturdays in either the Basilica or the Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur Chapel; the church is not open to visitors during this time. However, to have their nuptials in this incredible space, couples must take some steps towards sacrament, such as meeting the priest on a few occasions and undertaking a counseling course.
The Fairmont castle at Lake Louise describes itself as “naturally graced with all the elements for a magical celebration. Embraced by [snow-frosted] mountains, glittering glaciers and a sparkling lake, our location will add inspiration to one of the most important days of your life.” The exquisite hotel’s interior is just as extravagant and beautiful as its natural outdoor surroundings. For the ceremony at Château Lake Louise, choose between the ballroom, the terrace, or a lakeside location. If you choose a winter wedding, the hotel has many add-ons, including ice sculptures and enhancements.
Château Frontenac is one of the world’s most photographed hotels. It resembles a hilltop fairytale castle, overlooking the city from its position in Old Quebec. Wedding photos captured around Old Quebec will be breathtaking, thanks to the area’s impressive European-style architecture. Inside the hotel, venue choices include the Grand Ballroom, the Salon Rose Room, and The Cellier Room (Quebec City’s premier wedding venue). The hotel’s award-winning culinary team will also prepare an amazing feast to complement the best day of your lives.
Vancouver Island is known for its rugged coastline, beautiful seaside towns, and for being home to British Columbia’s capital. There are many wedding venues on the island, but one of the best is Merridale Cidery & Distillery. The property has a beautiful rustic farmhouse that features cathedral ceilings and overlooks the orchards. In winter, the ceremony takes place on the farmhouse deck, but in other seasons, couples can choose to have their wedding in an outdoor wedding tent. The team has all the bases covered, so you can rest assured that your Merridale wedding will be perfect.
Located on 50 acres in Ontario’s picturesque Caledon Hills region, Cambium Farms is a charming property for a rustic, countryside wedding, complete with an authentic Barn built in 1873. “With its complex system of exposed beams, braces, posts and rafters, The Barn has remained true to its original form.” Besides this architectural masterpiece, there’s also The Carriage House and The Farmhouse. The latter is open to the bridal party to prepare for the big day, while The Carriage House is perfect for smaller functions.
The most unique wedding venue in Canada goes to Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace. The only one of its kind in North America, the world-renowned hotel is only open for about three months at the beginning of each year. The bride can arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, before meeting her groom inside the ice chapel. Once the ceremony is complete, the newlyweds can celebrate their love with a bottle of Neige Ice Cider, poured into handmade ice flutes. After the celebrations, stay the night in one of the hotel’s unique rooms.