Choosing wedding venues in Guelph to get married at or hold your reception at can be tricky when you don’t know all of your options. We’ve come up with a comprehensive list of Guelph wedding venues, all of which we’ve photographed at and included images.
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Guelph Wedding Venues
We like this wedding venue because it’s got a country charm to it. It feels cozy with the warm wood inside the Mill, and it also has nice limestone backdrops which are great for photos.
The grounds have lots of weeping willow trees and there’s also a nice pond. On the pond there’s a peninsula with a white gazebo which provides a stunning view and a great place for ceremonies.
In the summer they have a giant tent for accommodation of up to 200 people.
Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph
You can’t go wrong with a Guelph Arboretum wedding
because it is beautiful all year round. It is one of our favourite wedding venues in Guelph to take photos.
There is a broad palette of colours and backdrops for the photos no matter what season you go there. It has an immense range of greenery and trees, and also provides tons of open shade. Open shade prevents you from harsh and contrasty light, which can make you look speckly and unflattering.
The Japanese garden in the Arboretum is one of our favourite places to shoot in Guelph because of the design elements and its very intimate setting.
One of the less known Guelph wedding venues. It’s a very charming restaurant with a cozy atmosphere.They have a large patio in the back which is great in the spring and summer, and the food there is incredible. It’s a nice place for small to medium sized weddings with accommodations up to 80 people.
City Hall, Downtown Guelph
The City Hall is a great location for a couple of reasons. In the summer it has water fountains which provide a shallow pool for you to dip your feet and in the winter it is turned into a skating rink.
The exterior of the hall has historic limestone and a mix of modern architecture which allows you to get 2 different looks for photos.
Creelman Hall, University of Guelph
Creelman Hall is a fantastic wedding venue. The architecture of the building is very impressive and the space around the staircase is excellent for a cocktail reception.
Johnston Green is located right next to Creelman Hall, which has a portico that is perfect for having a wedding ceremony. You also have the War Memorial Hall a minute away, which is a really good location for photos. Creelman Hall is one of our favourite places to shoot at in Guelph.
This wedding venue has a golf course and clubhouse which allows for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. It’s got a nice shaded patio with beautiful greenery behind it, making it perfect for summer weddings.
The reception room is well lit from lots of bright windows. The location also has a spectacular sunset view which overlooks the city of Guelph.
This venue is excellent for very large weddings and reception parties. The lobby of the hotel is a nice location for photographs as well.
This is a really unique wedding venue to get married at because it’s a treasure in Guelph. Built in the 1800’s and destroyed by a fire in 1953, the Mill has a lot of history. Just next to the Mill is a huge 90 foot brick chimney. The Mill still has its original limestone, and its ruins are where ceremonies take place.
An advantage of Goldie Mill’s location is that its nestled in between a river and a parkland, with the Guelph Youth Music Center right beside it.
Guelph Youth Music Centre
Inside of the centre is a theatre where ceremonies takes place. The theatre has nice modern architecture, with 2 walls of glass. Because of all of the windows and glass it is very bright and airy, allowing for great photos with natural light.
It is also located right next to Goldie Mill Park which is a good location for photos.
Hanlon Convention Centre
This is a great wedding venue for any sized wedding. Glamorous and dramatic chandeliers that light up the banquet room contribute to a feeling of celebration.
The foyer acts as a cocktail reception lounge. In the lounge they have a water fountain feature on the wall that is lit with changing colours, making it a great backdrop for unique photographs.
Holiday Inn Guelph
They offer different spaces for very large weddings to medium and small weddings.
The lobby has an updated modern interior design, which can make for some interesting backgrounds in photos. There’s a number of staircases around the lobby which are good for group photographs.
Italian Canadian Club
This venue is a traditional banquet hall that was renovated to be fully accessible and fit up to 600 people in 2015. The lounge area has nice leather furniture that is great for photos.
It has big windows bringing in lots of natural light and it’s very close to downtown Guelph. A benefit of this venue is that photos could be taken at the Guelph Courtyard as well since it’s located nearby.
River Run Centre
The River Run Centre has an incredible bank of windows with a view of the river and its old ruins. The Canada Company Hall is where guests eat dinner, and can accommodate up to 175 people.
The location itself is very light and airy to celebrate your wedding in. There are many picturesque features such as a promenade that stretches over the adjacent river and John Galt Park located nearby.
Science complex, University of Guelph
This Is a great wedding venue because it has ample space for a very large wedding celebration and is bright and airy. It is located in the center of Guelph at the University, with access to the whole University of Guelph grounds.
There’s a greenhouse nearby which can be used for photos, as well as the nearby War Memorial Hall and Johnston Green. It is also a 10 minute walk from the Arboretum which is amazing for photos.
Springfield Golf and Country Club
The golf course is a stunning place for wedding pictures, located in the south end of Guelph.
It has a wonderful gazebo on the front lawn of the golf course that is perfect for ceremonies. It also has a garden with a variety of lush green textures.
The golf course has solid backups plans in case it’s raining on your wedding day, allowing you to have the wedding inside.
Finding wedding venues in Guelph shouldn’t be a hassle, it should be exciting! We hope this list can assist you in making the right choice for your wedding day.
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