After putting together a list of the top outdoor wedding venues in Toronto, we thought it would make the most sense to create another list of the top GTA outdoor wedding venues. So here it is! Another helpful guide to help you find the perfect space for your wedding day.
(Updated Apr, 2021)
Belcroft Estate & Event Centre
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There are so many GTA outdoor wedding venues, but Belcroft Estate & Event Centre ranks at the top for uniqueness. With an array of sites on the property, each place brings you back to an idyllic country destination. Hang out in the drive shed, snap some photos by the lighthouse or take a stroll along the pond. Whether you plan to have your reception indoors or outdoors, Belcroft Estate’s Century Barn and Marquee Tent are flexible options that can do both.
Highlights: Flexible indoor and outdoor arrangements, romantic country feel, variety of areas for great photo opportunities, great customer service
Cadogan Farm Estate
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There are a few hidden gems on this list of GTA outdoor wedding venues and Cadogan Farm Estate is one of them. Nestled in the heart of the Caledon Hills, this authentic country charm estate doubles as a wedding venue and an award winning bed & breakfast.
Highlights: Getting ready facilities for both Bride and Groom, onsite B&B, vintage and rustic atmosphere
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Doctor’s House is cozy and quaint. It’s an intimate venue nestled in the charming town of Kleinburg Village and their facilities include spaces for indoor and outdoor events. One of the highlights at this venue is their vintage wedding chapel surrounded by a beautiful garden, something you’d see straight out of a movie like The Notebook.
Highlights: Competitive pricing, vintage and rustic ambiance, numerous event spaces to accommodate any number of guests
Eagles Nest Golf Club
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This upscale golf club has stunning views with beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. Elegant and classic is how I’d best explain the ambiance. Sunset time here is especially gorgeous as the open golf course allows unobstructed light to shine through any time of the day. And did I mention the food and service here is impeccable?
Highlights: Available get-ready suite for the wedding party, modern manor with beautiful architecture, unique selection and variety of foods, top notch service
Erin Estate Weddings
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Erin Estate Weddings is one of those unique GTA outdoor wedding venues filled with character. This romantic Tudor-inspired mansion will take you back to the old English countryside days. If you’re looking to get married nestled in the trees, beside a beautiful river and surrounded by nature all around, Erin Estate Weddings might be the perfect place for a small and intimate wedding venue.
Highlights: Intimate setting in the forest by the river, vintage rustic charm
Harding Waterfront Estate
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They don’t call it a waterfront estate for nothing. This gem overlooking the waters of Lake Ontario is the perfect backdrop for those dreamy weddings. While the 1930s mansion can only accommodate up to 60 dinner guests, the estate’s outdoor property can tent up to 200 guests. Rich with history and charm, the Harding Waterfront Estate is an unforgettable Gatsby-esque experience.
Highights: Beautifully decorated with historic charm, scenic photo opportunities, intimate and private
Holland Marsh Wineries
If you’re on the hunt for wooden rustic accents to compliment your wedding, Holland Marsh Wineries is a great option. The vineyard, rustic shack, gazebo and carriage create the perfect backdrop for a vintage style wedding.
Highlights: Unique second-floor balcony overlooking reception floor, great food and wine selection
Kortright Centre for Conservation
The Kortright Centre for Conservation is iconic for their pine tree forests and wedding photos. I mean for good reason they look absolutely stunning! It’s a dreamy venue that’s both rustic and intimate. You can recite your vows under a canopy of trees or take a romantic walk through 800 acres of pristine woodlands.
Highlights: Secluded and private ambiance, surrounded by nature featuring woodlands all around, indoor and outdoor options available
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What’s special about the Madsen’s Greenhouse is its ability to transform from a greenhouse to retail garden and an event venue! Outfitted with tropical trees, cascading vines and exotic plants, your décor is already halfway done! And unlike other GTA outdoor wedding venues, this tropical paradise is available all year round despite the season.
Highlights: Indoor & outdoor chapel, outdoor terrace with landscaped gardens, unique greenhouse experience
Phone: 905- 238-9666
Millcroft Inn & Spa
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The Millcroft Inn & Spa is certainly one of the more intimate GTA outdoor wedding venues, perfect for small ceremonies and receptions up to 80. This old mill property has everything from waterfalls, gardens, forest trails, onsite hotel accommodations, and we can’t forget about the spa. Overnight guests will especially enjoy the outdoor hot springs.
Highlights: Guestrooms and suites that are ideal for out-of-town guests, panoramic views of the Credit River, wedding ceremony garden surrounded by flowers and greenery
Miller Lash House
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The Miller Lash House is one of those tucked away GTA outdoor wedding venues that not many people may know about. Although secluded in Scarborough, the historic Miller Lash House is an estate with beautiful architecture, gardens, and an undeniable ambiance. They are conveniently located close to the city, but also far enough to escape the noise.
Highlights: Intimate and private atmosphere, convenient location, unique architecture
Royal Ambassador Event Centre
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There aren’t many GTA outdoor wedding venues I can think of that look beautiful in every season. But the Royal Ambassador Event Centre might be just that. From coloured leaves during the fall to blooming flowers in the spring, and a frozen lake during the winter, the venue is a picturesque backdrop no matter what the season. Overall, the Royal Ambassador Event Centre has a great outdoor atmosphere with gardens, a waterfall, and a gazebo overlooking the lake.
Highlights: Natural lake, serene outdoor environment, greenery and waterfalls for photo opportunities
The Arlington Estate
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The Arlington Estate is a 7-acre private compound with its own private pond and helicopter pad, and yes I said helicopter pad. This luxurious estate also includes a private outdoor terrace that overlooks the outdoor ceremony garden – great for or viewing fireworks at night. Whether your event is outdoors or indoors, there is a lot of natural beauty on this property to take in.
Highlights: Walking paths so your heels don’ stuck in the grass, large open space and beautiful pond, great customer service team, and top notch food
The Carvers Cottage
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The Carvers Cottage is the only place I’ve found from this list of GTA outdoor wedding venues that actually has a dedicated outdoor wooden chapel. The property has beautiful grounds of ponds, streams, wooded trails, and fields that make for an idyllic cottage atmosphere.
Highlights: Campfire pit with bench seating, outdoor wooden chapel site, covered seating with church pews
WaterStone Estate & Farms
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Ever imagine taking beautiful portraits with a horse? Tack on a wedding dress and that’s definitely something you don’t see everyday. Luckily WaterStone Estate & Farms is the place to do it. And did I mention how the property’s equestrian backdrop and century barn atop 100 acres of stunning hills makes for an amazing farm wedding venue?
Highlights: large bridal suite great for getting ready on site, outdoor veranda, scenic views, very accommodating customer service