7 Unique Kingston Wedding Venues

If you’re looking for a unique place to get married, Kingston is it. 

It’s a beautiful, historical setting on a gorgeous body of water just slightly off the beaten path. If you have friends and family  along the 401 corridor, Kingston is a great midpoint that makes for accessible travel.

Whether you’re after a grand extravaganza or an intimate affair, Kingston has a wide variety of intriguing and traditional venues to give your wedding the perfect balance of romance and flair:

Queen’s University – Donald Gordon Centre

421 Union St, Kingston ON

Website: donaldgordoncentre.com
Contact: Betty Ann Descharnais
(613) 533-2221 x 3601

photo via: Forbes Photographer

Whether you and your partner met at Queen’s, or you’re just looking for an elegant space for your special day, the Donald Gordon Centre at Queen’s offers a wide array of spaces to host weddings, indoor or outdoor, large or small.

Housed in the historic limestone architecture of the Roselawn House, the Donald Gordon Centre features sophisticated in-house catering provided by Queen’s, free parking, and inexpensive accommodations for travelling guests at two Queen’s residences kept vacant during the summer months. 

This venue isn’t just for Queens alumni, either—people from all over love the beautiful, historic charm of the Donald Gordon Centre!

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

248 Ontario St, Kingston ON

Website: 1000islandscruises.ca
Contact: Brittany Penstone
(613) 549-5544
Booking request form: Download

photo via: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

Do you love the water? Declare your love for each other on the St. Lawrence River by getting married on one of 3 beautiful cruising vessels. 

These ships are fully equipped to accommodate large or small wedding ceremonies followed by dinner and dancing—one even has a full kitchen on board, for treating guests to delicious cooked-to-order entrées. If you prefer a more traditional ceremony, Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises gets you and your wedding party to your boat reception in style on a red trolley bus—making for some really memorable wedding photos!

What’s more romantic than saying ‘I do’ and floating off into the sunset?

The Tett Centre

170 King St West, Kingston ON

Contact: Susanna Gordon
(343) 266-0009 x 3091
Rental request form: Download

[photo via: The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning]

Looking for a space that blends old world charm with modern design? The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning—housed in the newly restored 19th century Morton Brewery and Distillery—is now a creative arts hub and a uniquely beautiful space that can accommodate weddings for 80–150 guests.

The Malting Tower is bright and airy during the day, and cozy and intimate in the evening. Surrounded by breathtaking lake views framed by large windows, The Tett is fully-equipped for wedding customization—choose your own caterer, decorator, and tweak virtually every detail to your liking!

The Isabel

390 King St West, Kingston ON

Website: queensu.ca
Contact: Nicole Braatz
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x 77455

photo via: Forbes Photographer

If you’re after a picturesque spring or summer wedding, The Isabel is one of Kingston’s most beautiful backdrops. Photographers love The Isabel for its abundant natural light from its floor-to-ceiling anti-glare windows overlooking Lake Ontario. 

Wedding ceremonies are held in the theatre’s rehearsal hall or—weather permitting—on the large patio, connected to the lobby. Receptions flow between the spaces creating a unique marriage of indoors and outdoors. 

Newly built in 2016, the venue is state of the art, completely accessible, with plenty of parking for up to 200 guests. Queens releases their booking schedule every May for the following spring/summer.

Fort Henry

1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston ON

Website: forthenry.com
Contact: Susan Leclair
Phone: 1-800-437-2233 x 2496

photo via: Forbes Photographer

After something totally unique? Get married at historical Fort Henry! Originally built in 1837, this beautifully restored war of 1812 garrison offers panoramic waterfront views.  

The Great Hall features delicious food by Bytown Catering, high ceilings, an outdoor patio, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It’s available throughout the year and can accommodate up to 140 guests seated or 190 standing. Intimate receptions for up to 56 people can also be held in the Fort Henry restaurant. 

Say ‘I do’ and have fun with your friends and family wandering the old military fort into the night.

Delta Kingston Waterfront

1 Johnson Street, Kingston ON

Website: marriott.com
Phone: (613) 549-8100
Contact form: Here

photo via: Forbes Photographer

Looking for a full-service wedding venue with stunning waterfront views? Look no further than the Delta Kingston Waterfront

With its six event rooms totalling 5,861 square feet, in-house catering by the award-winning culinary team at AquaTerra, and personalized group accommodations, you’ll be able to confidently host the intimate wedding of your dreams or the grand reception of the year for up to 190 people.

The hotel offers tons of customizable options so you can have exactly the wedding you want, and your guests can celebrate in comfort and style with some of the nicest views Kingston has to offer. 

Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall

216 Ontario St, Kingston ON 

Website: cityhallweddingskingston.com
Contact: Connie Howes
Phone: (613) 453-1848

Photo via: City Hall Weddings Kingston

Intimate affair? Memorial Hall could be perfect. Steeped in history, its stained glass windows and ornate high ceilings give your ceremony gravitas at a bargain.  

Connie Howes has been officiating weddings at Memorial Hall for 15 years and offers three painless packages—starting at $250 for up to six guests, another option for up to 35 guests, and a private elopement weekend. Memorial Hall is unlicensed and has no dancefloor, so she recommends couples take the party elsewhere afterward.

“One couple,” said Connie, “ended up on a bouncy castle from the street festival outside! It was so memorable and fun.” 

photo via: Forbes Photographer

Kingston is a charming, laid back city with a gorgeous waterfront where it’s easy to get around. Your wedding guests can unwind and explore Kingston’s shopping, dining, sightseeing and nightlife between events—mostly on foot! We’re also a convenient 2-hour drive or train ride away for Toronto and Ottawa guests.

Another benefit to hosting in Kingston? Your dollars go further with affordable venues, hotel rooms and activities for your guests. In short, Kingston’s vibrant culture gives you tons of wonderful wedding options to make your special day truly magical.