Amazing Wedding Venues

Cordukes/Weber Barn in Sowerby, Ontario. Photo courtesty of Sara Lapish

Out of the Ordinary Locations to Plan Your Wedding in Algoma

Algoma Country makes a beautiful setting for any wedding, big or small.



Every couple wants their wedding day to be special and one-of-a-kind. There are so many things to consider when making sure your wedding day reflects who you are as a couple from the venue to the food, the music, decorations and favours, and of course the atmosphere.

Our region's breathtaking wilderness not only makes the perfect backdrop for your special day but we've got some very out-of-the-ordinary venues that will impress your guests! These venues are non-traditional and double as both the ceremony and reception sites, and have options for both outdoor and indoor settings. If you're couple looking for a place to elope alone, we've got a place for that too!

Get Married at a Lighthouse

mckaylighthouse(Photo credit: Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse)

Say your "I do's" on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Located in the waterfront town of Bruce Mines, Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse offers couples a secluded, intimate gathering place for a wedding with their closest family and friends, or a private spot to elope by themselves. There are a number of places to say your vows: on the deck overlooking Lake Huron, the manicured lawn in front of the Lighthouse, one of the private beaches, or inside the Lighthouse Lounge in front of the rustic puddingstone fireplace.

brucebay lighthouselounge (Photo credit: Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse)

Important Things to Know
- The Lighthouse Lounge seats a maximum of 65 guests for a sit-down reception. A mingle reception holds up to 100 guests including the grounds and deck.
- Help with finding a caterer, photographer, assistance with details, cake, decorations, music, etc. is available upon request.
- Elope Alone: Arrangements for officiate to perform the ceremony, witnesses if required and wedding co-ordination can be arranged. This package offers a candlelit dinner or lunch for two to four people in the Lighthouse Lounge, or a picnic basket for two packed with food and beverages to go.

Wedding Packages Available: Let's Elope or Say I Do Ceremony

Contact Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse
PH: (705) 785-3473
www.brucebaycottages.com

Get Married on the Shores of Lake Superior

nsa ceremony setup beach(Photo credit: Rock Island Lodge)

The Big Lake offers many adventures, so why not start off the biggest adventure of your life by getting married on its shores? Rock Island Lodge is happy to host your secluded, intimate wedding with family and friends. Located at the mouth of the Michipicoten River, Rock Island Lodge is part of Naturally Superior Adventures' paddling centre. Host your outdoor wedding on the sandy beach of Lake Superior's rugged, rocky shoreline with the sounds of its rolling waves. End the day with a big bonfire on the beach!

nsa reception setup(Photo credit: Rock Island Lodge)

Important Things to Know
- Outdoor Wedding Packages accommodate up to 100 people, Indoor Wedding Packages accommodate up to 35 people. Accommodations are available in Wawa for larger guest lists.
- Work with on-site catering to create your special menu.
- Available upon request: a list of local vendors for decorations, wedding cake, music, etc. is provided upon booking the venue.

Three Wedding Packages available: Indoor Wedding Package, Outdoor Wedding Package and Wedding Weekend Package (the entire facility can be rented to bridal party and guests).

For Wedding Details: http://rockislandlodge.ca/weddings/
See the Photo Gallery by clicking here
PH: 1-800-203-9092

Get Married in a Barn

lapish wedding thankyou(Photo credit: Sara Lapish)

Many couples love the appeal of a barn wedding because it's rustic and romantic. We can proudly boast that you can host a barn wedding in Algoma Country! There are only three 12-sided barns in all of Canada, and two of them are located in our region. Originally built in 1919, the Cordukes/Weber Barn located in Sowerby was restored by the Sowerby Heritage Centre Committee as a loving and proud tribute to this area. Couples can host both the ceremony and reception in the Cordukes/Weber Barn.

Important Things to Know
- Perfect for an intimate gathering with your closest family and friends.
- Food preparation is not permitted in the Barn. The Municipality can make recommendations for local caterers to help you plan the meal. Tables and chairs are available for use.
- If distance is a factor, it's possible to charter buses to and from the venue.

For more information contact the Municipality of Huron Shores
PH: (705) 843-2033
Email: email@huronshores.ca
huronshores.ca

Get Married in the Wilderness

laurentianlodge wedding gazebo(Photo credit: Laurentian Lodge)

If you're looking for a picturesque wedding set against magnificent wilderness, this destination is for you. Situated on the shores of Mikel Lake just north of Elliot Lake, Laurentian Lodge can boast of a beautiful, remote setting. The main lodge is built of rustic white pine logs with big picture windows overlooking the lake. Couples can choose to get married on the manicured lawn with guests seated on handcrafted wooden benches, or in the Gazebo. There are many pretty, scenic spots to have photos taken including the on-site waterfall and sandy beach.

laurentianlodge wedding purpleindoor(Photo credit: Laurentian Lodge)

Important Things to Know
- Banquet hall seats 180 for dinner/dance or 200 for dinner. Dining hall is fully licensed.
- Book the cottages and motel units for your guests. They'll love the tennis courts, sauna, hot tub, boat rentals, fishing, hiking and golf.
- The cool greens of summer and the vibrant colours of fall make the lodge an ideal location.

Wedding Packages are available upon request.
Contact Laurentian Lodge by phone (705) 848-0423
www.laurentianlodge.com
Visit the Laurentian Lodge Facebook for more photos.

Get Married at a Bushplane Hanger

bushplane blue lovesign(Photo credit: Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre)

This is definitely a one-of-a-kind location. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre preserves and tells the story of bushplanes in Canada but is also available to host both your ceremony and reception. This is an ideal venue for those looking for something out of the ordinary and guests with small children will appreciate the hands-on interactive displays to keep their little ones entertained during the festivities. Couples can get married outside of the Hanger overlooking the St. Marys River waterfront, or have an indoor ceremony.

bushplane teal wedding(Photo credit: Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre)

Important Things to Know
- Wedding Packages and Pricing available upon request.
- The venue can host up to 300 guests and there's lots of parking.
- You will need to book a caterer and have a special event license with the LCBO.

Wedding Packages are available upon request.
PH: (705) 945-6242
www.bushplane.com
Visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Museum Facebook for more photos.

Get Married at a Mountain

vanessagrisdale searchmont resort(Photo credit: Vanessa Grisdale)

In the winter, Searchmont Resort is buzzing with skiers and snowboarders because of its 750-foot vertical drop. But in the summer and fall, Searchmont Resort transforms into a wedding destination with personality. This is a great option for couples who love the outdoors and are looking for impressive wilderness backdrops. There are some fun spots and ideas for photography like the chair lift. Ceremonies can be held outdoors on the grounds or inside the lodge.

Important Things to Know
- Wedding Packages include on-site catering and the facility is fully licensed.
- You can book the entire resort for your guests. If the guest list is large, book accommodations in Searchmont and Sault Ste. Marie.
- Complimentary Bridal Room for the Bride and her Bridesmaids.

For more information about the Wedding Package phone (705) 781-2340 x 2340
www.searchmont.com

searchmont beckingrouse wedding(Photo credit: Baillee Rouse)

How to Get to Algoma Country

We know that travel distance can be factor for both bridal party and guests. But our region is closer than you think! Here are a few key things to know about getting here:

- Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada fly to Sault Ste. Marie from a number of major Canadian and US cities. In Ontario, Bearskin Airlines flies to a number of Northern cities.
- Guests driving from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario can take the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. From May to October, the Ferry sails from Tobermory to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. The most eastern border of Algoma Country is located at Spanish, Ontario, only a 2 hour drive from South Baymouth.
- Guests driving from the US to the border at Sault Ste. Marie:

  • Detroit - 5 hours
  • Grand Rapids - 4.5 hours
  • Chicago - 7 hours
  • Minneapolis - 9 hours

More Locations. . .More Options

If you're looking for more locations and options in our region, be sure to to read: Plan Your Wedding Day in Algoma. This list contains more venues with all-inclusive wedding packages, and some with wedding photography packages.

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