Your Kingston wedding: venues and vendors for a special day

Make historic Kingston the backdrop to your picture-perfect wedding. Add in the modern amenities offered by these Kingston wedding venues and you’ve got ‘something old, something new’ to set the stage for your perfect wedding day.

Kingston has all the wedding services you need to make sure your special day is catered, captured, and styled. Kingston’s vendors will help keep your planning minimal and running smoothly. Explore vendors that will ensure your wedding is captured with photos and videos so you can look back on the memories and share with friends and family. Check out who can provide sweet treats for you and your guests, and where to find the perfect dress.

Four amazing venues

Credit: Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

Make your perfect wedding and reception a reality right on Lake Ontario at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront. Beaming with natural light, the hotel offers two large ballrooms on the sixth floor as well as smaller spaces at water level. Wow up to 250 guests, reception-style, in the Bellevue Ballroom with its stunning views of the waterfront. The Island Ballroom includes panoramic waterfront windows perfect for those looking for the alluring atmosphere only the view of both sky and water can give. Banquet menus are mindfully designed and cater to a variety of dietary preferences. Their on-site restaurant, Wharf & Feather is also Feast On-certified. Catering and banquet staff can take care of your guests and a multitude of services such as accommodations, event planning, and audio equipment, to ensure that every detail of your perfect day is attended to.

Credit: Tim Forbes

The Secret Garden Inn is bound to imbue your wedding day with magical moments. This venue is in historic Sydenham Ward and was recently renovated, making it the picture-perfect place for classic and contemporary to unite. The original home dates to 1888 and the intimate courtyard can hold 25–30 people. The inn offers a number of packages for wedding groups and can organize spa treatments or sport activities for your guests. Enjoy high tea, and a three-course table d’hote dinner menu that showcases seasonal produce. You can also treat your guests to seven charming guest rooms, each with its own unique touches, such as a writer’s desk or a view of the tranquil garden. Whether you’re watching the gently falling snow from one of several nooks or enjoying the courtyard lush with perennials, a quiet waterfall, and a koi pond, this venue is endearing year-round. You’ll feel “tucked-away” in a secret oasis while being steps away from downtown, cathedrals and churches, and the waterfront.

The Delta is nestled in the heart of downtown Kingston, offering Kingston’s only four-star hotel experience. The lakeside venue has a variety of event spaces to help you build your dream wedding. Allow the award-winning (and Feast On-certified) AquaTerra culinary team’s catering to amaze your guests with unique menus featuring fresh, local ingredients. With exquisite views of Confederation Harbour and Lake Ontario, this is the ideal location for couples looking to be enchanted by a lakeside celebration.

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While any wedding in Kingston will be close to, if not alongside, Lake Ontario, Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises makes it possible for you and your loved ones to embark on a private cruise for an unforgettable wedding on the water. The in-house culinary and events team caters to small or large weddings and can help you arrange the reception, entertainment, food, décor, florists, and photographers. At this unique reception on the water, discover breathtaking sights as you dance under the stars, over the waves, and between the famous Thousand Islands.

Four creative vendors

Creative Nest Wedding Films

Take your special day to the silver screen with a Creative Nest wedding film. These cinematic masterpieces are bespoke and carefully curated from hours of your wedding footage. The talented team captures everything from bride prep to your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception with a focus on candid moments and speeches you’ll always want to remember.

When it comes to wedding photos, turn to Tim Forbes. He’s been snapping awesome photos of newlyweds across Kingston since 2006, when he first photographed a few friends’ weddings and has since turned it into a full-time gig. He captures candid moments and frames classic shots effortlessly, giving couples an album of memories that feel as vivid as they did in the moment.

Every dance floor needs a little sugar rush and every wedding guest needs a delicious wedding favour. Let Audrey Brown of CocoaBistro whip up some custom tasty treats that will keep the party popping well into the night. Play it safe with flavour profiles like salted caramel or espresso truffle, or talk to Audrey about unique concoctions that represent your special day like rosemary honey, key lime basil, or smokey vanilla.

CocoaBistro chocolate is made fresh with pure Belgian chocolate from Limestone Organic Creamery dairy and locally sourced ingredients.

Lovebird Bridal Boutique has become the ultimate destination for the bride-to-be and her entourage. From the moment you step into this relaxing and intimate boutique in the heart of downtown Kingston, Lovebird’s consultants strive to make your special experience the absolute best it can be. Their diverse collection ranges from airy and boho to formal and traditional.

Kingston has all the amenities you need to make your wedding day as special as can be.