Canada might not be the first country you think of when imagining a destination wedding. But a romantic wedding in the Great White North could include seeing the Northern Lights, being married in a city exuding European charm or matching your dress to the winter wonderland surrounds. Here are some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Canada.
The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is undoubtedly the most beautiful church in Canada, making it one of the top venues in the country for a religious ceremony. 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, they must take some steps towards sacrament, such as meeting the priest on a few occasions and undertaking a counseling course.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise describes itself as “naturally graced with all the elements for a magical celebration.” With snow-frosted mountains, a majestic glacier and a beautiful lake, it would be unfair to accuse them of hyperbole. The hotel’s interior is just as extravagant and beautiful as its natural outdoor surroundings, earning it a well-deserved spot on this list. Couples can have their ceremony in the Victoria Ballroom, Sun Room, Lakeview Terrace or Victoria Terrace. And if it’s a winter wedding, there are add-ons such as specially made ice sculptures.
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is one of the most photographed hotels in the world and one of the most popular wedding venues in eastern Canada. It resembles a hilltop fairytale castle, overlooking the city from its position in Old Quebec, an area brimming with impressive European-style architecture. Inside the hotel, venues include the Grand Ballroom, Rose Room and Cellier Room (the premier wedding venue in Quebec City). The hotel’s award-winning culinary team will also prepare a delicious feast to complement your big day.
The team at the Wickaninnish Inn promises to create a wedding experience so unique that it will be unforgettable. The inn lies in Canada’s surfing capital of Tofino on Vancouver Island and is the best waterfront wedding venue. Some of the property’s best features include a stunning interior and access to the beach and forest. It can also arrange various activities, whether that’s a spa day for the ladies, a whale-watching excursion or a goodbye brunch.