Guide to Wedding Venues in Kingston
Being surrounded by beautiful lakes and islands makes Kingston the ideal backdrop for a wedding. While there are numerous excellent venues surrounding ygk, today’s guide is all about wedding venues in Kingston proper. From hotels and banquet halls to outdoor facilities and restaurants, Kingston has a vast array of options to offer couples planning their big day. Read on as we explore everything from the most affordable to the gold standard for luxurious wedding venues in Kingston, Ontario.
Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre (1550 Princess St.): This resort and conference centre offers banquet halls to host your reception as well as a complimentary whirlpool room for the happy couple. The Ambassador has to be one of the largest wedding venues in Kingston.
Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel (1 Johnson St.): This downtown hotel offers three event venues including Grandview which offers panoramic views of Lake Ontario and Confederation Harbour and can accommodate up to 160 guests. Catering is provided by the talented culinary team at AquaTerra.
Four Points By Sheraton (285 Kingston St. E.): This downtown hotel offers two ballrooms to choose from and is currently offering bonus Starpoints for wedding bookings which can be used towards other Sheraton stays.
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (2 Princess St.): Their flexible function space can accommodate any size wedding up to 300 people. Despite being located in a busy part of downtown, The Holiday Inn also offers a closed in space for outdoor weddings.
Marriott Residence Inn (7 Earl St.): Located right on the water, this hotel offers Battery Park as a potential spot for a lakeside ceremony. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Driftwood Restaurant (1753 Hwy 2): The Driftwood’s upstairs banquet facility seats up to 100 people and has a wrap around porch that overlooks The St. Lawrence. The restaurant caters onsite has a private bar for events. Keep in mind, the restaurant is seasonal and is only open from May-October.
Fort Henry (1 Fort Henry Dr.): There are many options for weddings up on the hill. Have your ceremony on the grassy hillside overlooking Lake Ontario or in a tent at the Discovery Centre. Receptions can be held in the Fort Henry restaurant with cocktails on the parade square or in the Discovery Centre as well.
Minos Village Restaurant (2762 Princess St.): Lovers of Greek food will enjoy this well-known restaurant and banquet hall located in Kingston’s west end.
The River Mill Restaurant (2 Cataraqui St.): This locally owned and operated restaurant is located on the river and touts a rooftop garden and a focus on food sourced from the Kingston area.
Clubs and Halls
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St. W.): This beautiful venue has floor to ceiling windows that overlook Lake Ontario and can accommodate up to 180 guests. All catering, bar, linens, tables, chairs and other amenities provided by Queen’s Event Services.
Kingston 1000 Island Cruises (1 Brock St.): Whether your wedding is big or small, you can plan your big day aboard any of their 3 vessels. They will help you plan everything from the meal and entertainment to florists and photographers. They also run Kingston’s red trolleys, which are available for private charter and are an excellent way to transport your wedding party and guests.
Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre (33 Benson St.): This conference centre is catered by ygk Chef/Restaurateur Clark Day and has many rooms that can host parties of all sizes from 5-550.
Kingston District Shrine Club (3260 Princess St.): The Shriners’ banquet hall seats up to 146 people. Outside food/caterers can be brought in but the onsite bar is run by the facility.
Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St.): The Yacht Club has been a landmark on the Kingston shoreline since 1896. This waterfront venue can accommodate parties of 20-120 guests and will create custom menus. No membership necessary.
Our Lady of Fatima Hall (588 Division St.): This north end hall is attached to Our Lady of Fatima Parish and is wheelchair accessible, has an onsite commercial kitchen and bar and can accommodate up to 398 people.
Portuguese Cultural Centre (959 Division St.): They have very little web presence but this club located in Kingston’s north end offers a large banquet hall and catering and can be reached by phone at 613-544-5732.
Queen’s Ban Righ Hall (10 Bader Ln.): Ban Righ Hall offers a wedding package that includes catering, bar, linens, accommodations and more. The historic venue can seat anywhere from 100-400 guests.
Renaissance Event Venue (285 Queen St.): Built in 1837, Renaissance is located in Kingston’s oldest surviving church structure. The upstairs is an elegant room with 20 foot ceilings, stained glass windows, antique chandeliers and seats up to 180. The lower salon offers a more contemporary feel and can seat up to 120.
The Donald Gordon Centre (421 Union St. W.): This Queen’s run facility can accommodate events with anywhere from 60-120 guests. The historic venue offers courtyard gardens and onsite accommodations. All catering, bar, linens, tables, chairs and other amenities provided by Queen’s Event Services.
The Harbour Restaurant (53 Yonge St.): This popular venue offers picturesque views of the Kingston Harbour and can accommodate parties as small as 25 and as big as 300. The in-house catering offers options to suit any budget and no additional charges are required for linens and bartending.
The Italo Canadian Club of Kingston (1174 Italia Lane): This club serves authentic Italian fare and their ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people.
The Senior Staff Officers’ Mess (Point Frederick): This lovely French style building is located on the campus of The Royal Military College on the south side of the peninsula. Guests can enjoy views of King’s Bay, Fort Henry and Wolfe Island. The main dining room can seat 150 people and is open to the public.
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (370 King St. W.): The Malting Tower at The Tett offers views of Lake Ontario, a gas fireplace, a catering kitchen and seating for 110 people. Couples are responsible for obtaining a Special Occasion Permit to serve alcohol and outside catering needs to be brought in.
The University Club (168 Stuart St.): The University Club at Queen’s is a large house built up on a hill overlooking Lake Ontario. It’s many rooms and patio can accommodate parties of various sizes. Non members must seek sponsorship from a current member to book an event.
The Vimy Officers’ Mess (1 Princess Royale Ave.): The Vimy Officers’ Mess offers breathtaking views of The St. Lawrence River and Wolfe Island. There is a lounge, an upper and lower bar and the dining room with walk out patio that can seat approximately 125 guests. Ceremonies can take place on the lawn over-looking the river.
Zorba’s Banquet Facility (1474 Bath Rd.): This west end hall offers a variety of packages including sit down or buffet style dinners, accommodations for special food requests such as Halal and the Candle Light Package that serves an hors d’oeuvres and snack table menu for late evening weddings.
Campsites and Parks
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (Perth Rd., K0H 1M0): This natural setting just before the outskirts of town has 2 rooms, one with a fireplace and large windows overlooking the lake and forest which is ideal for a ceremony or dinner and another room that is great for setting up a dance. Little Cat also offers a wrap around porch set in the forest and a kitchen for outside catering.
Myles Acres (1560 Abbey Dawn Rd.): This venue located on the countryside of Kingston east is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Myles Acres deals with a variety of outside caterers allowing for plenty of choice from outdoor BBQs to sit down meals. Ceremonies can be held outdoors or in their newly renovated club house.
Newlands Pavilion (MacDonald Park, at the foot of Barrie St.): This lovely little gazebo is an ideal spot for a small ceremony on the water and can be booked through the City of Kingston.
Rideau Acres (1014 Cunningham Rd.): The banquet hall at this popular campground has room for up to 350 guests. They cater their events but also offer the services of Bert’s Catering. The grounds have many well maintained areas for a ceremony, including a rustic gazebo tucked in amongst the trees.
1000 Island Cruises (Crawford Dock): Get married on the lake with RMC, Wolfe Island and Fort Henry in the background. 1000 Island Cruises offers three boats to choose from and can help set up all aspects of your day from florists to dinner and entertainment. They also offer Kingston’s red trolleys to rent to transport your wedding party for the day.
Cataraqui Golf and Country Club (961 King St. W.): Ceremonies can be held on the grass by the clubhouse or up on the balcony. In close proximity to Lake Ontario Park, a great location for photos.
Colonnade Golf Course (2789 Woodburn Rd.): Colonnade offers space both indoors and out for a wedding ceremony. All catering is done onsite and the banquet hall can seat up to 450 guests.
Glen Lawrence Golf Club (2022 Hwy 2): This golf club has room for 100 guests in their banquet hall and 200 guests on the patio. Food services range from outdoor barbeques to formal sit down dinners.
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Myles Acres is actually closed, just thought I would pass it on :)