Best Wedding Reception Venue in Kingston

Best Wedding Reception Venue in Kingston, OntarioWedding season is upon us!  Harvey and I just returned from a lovely party in Toronto this past weekend.  The food was excellent, the atmosphere was hip and beautiful and the staff were friendly and efficient.  Add fun friends, great music and a lot of love and you have a truly wonderful way to spend a day.  It was everything a couple could hope for on such a momentous day.

Aside from the actual wedding ceremony, there are many factors to consider when choosing the venue for your wedding reception.  And, when it comes down to it, the best wedding reception venue in Kingston, Ontario, is really a subjective matter that depends on personal preference and past experiences.  The convenience of getting there for your guests, parking, venue size, food and drink options, decor and of course, price, all factor in to the equation.  Full disclosure: while I didn’t get married in Kingston, I do go to a lot of weddings here as a musician.  I have played at just about every venue in Kingston and the surrounding area, so I’ve seen it all: from elaborate to thrifty, over the top themes to simple.  While I don’t eat or get a chance to dance during these functions, I do get a good sense for the food, the staff and the atmosphere in general.  My overall impression is that we have a lot of really great places to throw a party in and around ygk.  The question is, which ones are the most popular?  This week, we want to know:

Which wedding venue in Kingston is the best?

  • Renaissance Event Venue (39%, 44 Votes)
  • 1000 Islands Cruises (17%, 19 Votes)
  • Fort Henry (12%, 14 Votes)
  • RMC Officer's Mess (11%, 12 Votes)
  • The University Club (11%, 12 Votes)
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (7%, 8 Votes)
  • A restaurant or hotel - I'll tell you where below. (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Cataraqui Golf and Country (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Colonnade Golf and Country Club (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Zorba's (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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“Best of” questions involve considering a lot of things and aren’t always totally black and white, so tell us why you voted the way you did.  Where is the best wedding reception venue in Kingston, Ontario?  What are the things that really make that venue stand out?  Drop off your comments below.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

7 thoughts on “Best Wedding Reception Venue in Kingston

  • Kingston Yacht Club is not on the list but it really should be.

  • Italo Canadian Club also very nice. Had our parent's 50th anniversary there this weekend. Food wonderful, serving staff lovely.

  • Many attractive wineries available in nearby Prince Edward County

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