Muskoka is full of romantic charm and beautiful venues that will make your wedding one to remember. The beautiful lakes, forests, and relaxed atmosphere make it a great choice for the slightly adventurous and laid back soul. Personally, I find the Muskoka’s the best place in Ontario to get married. Of course I am biased because I got married in Muskoka myself.
So without further delay, here is my choice for the best Muskoka wedding venues.
Brooklands Farm has been around since 1876 and has served couples with gorgeous weddings for years. The barn is renovated and offers room up to 140 guests. The farm also has a stunning cabin that can serve as your bridal suite. They also have options for weekday weddings and elopements. I’ve shot here before and can honestly say it would be a dreamy place to get married. The ceremony space is situated around tall pines and overlooks a large lake/marsh, while the renovated barn offers a rustic yet classy aesthetic. Click here for the wedding I shot here!
The name Windermere just sounds like a fairytale place to get married. And it is. Windermere House has been around since 1870, and has a Victorian style suited to the classy and timeless taste. On your wedding day you can use the front lawn, the grand veranda, or the island view ballroom for your ceremony. The views are stunning looking out to Lake Rosseau, and the food is to die for. Also if you love sushi like me, Windermere has some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. If you’re into that timeless and classy aesthetic, look no further than Windermere to book your wedding.
The Sherwood Inn is a beautiful Muskoka wedding venue that is nestled among tall pines overlooking Lake Joseph. The boathouse can serve as a stunning bridal suite to get ready in and/or for the two of you on your wedding night. The ceremony location is surrounded by pines and looks on to the lake. The Inn boasts luxury amenities, wood-burning fireplaces and private whirlpools. Typically couples will reserve the entire resort for a 48 hour period for just themselves and their guests and can accommodate up to 120 guests. If you love that old Muskoka charm, this is a great option.
Rocky Crest Resort
I have to admit, I’m a little biased of this one as I got married to Kayla here (pictured above at Armishaw Lake). Rocky Crest Resort is more than just a golf resort. Situated on the northern part of Lake Joseph, you and your guests have the option of staying at the lakeside resort for your wedding weekend. You can choose to have your ceremony either at Armishaw Lake, a location nestled by tall pines and a quiet lake in the background, or by the glistening waters of Lake Joseph. We preferred Armishaw Lake as the ceremony location as it feels more private and you can’t see any part of the golf course. The resort will also set up a tent steps away from Armishaw on beautiful grass. It’s truly not a golf course venue if you don’t want it to be. I highly recommend it!
Camp Tamakwa is a camp situated in Algonquin Park that offers couples an incredible venue for weddings. While not in the heart of Muskoka, this place is special and I thought it was worth putting on this list. I shot here a couple years ago with Evelyn Barkey and wow! The rustic feel and views of Tea Lake are hard to beat. After your ceremony we can go on the boat to one of the small islands and get incredible photos like the one above. The food is also fantastic, and the log cabin style dining room is unique.
To get to the camp you must drive to the parking lot and be taxied over in one of the camps “unca” pointer boats. These boats are shaped like a kayak and can carry a lot of people at once. Once you arrive at the dock, you can go to your private cabins, swim in the lake, play volleyball, or try your hand at archery. If you desire a rustic, fun, and relaxing wedding weekend experience in Algonquin Park, look no further.
Muskoka is full of incredible wedding venues. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the above places. It all depends on what you desire and vision for your wedding. If you want a more classy experience, Windermere or the Sherwood Inn would be great options. If you’re looking for more of a rustic feel, Camp Tamakwa can’t be beat. And Brooklands Farm and Rocky Crest offer a blend between the two.