Imagine getting married by a roaring fire, a quiet lake and rustic wood cabins. Whether you met as a couple at summer camp or want to be inspired by your favourite memories, a campground wedding is an ideal setting for a relaxed and intimate wedding. You could even have your guests spend the weekend and turn the occasion into a fun, getaway from the city with activities like canoeing, hiking and of course, roasting marshmallows. Who wouldn’t love to be surrounded by their friends and family under the stars in the great outdoors?

Many camp grounds and parks offer wedding packages and event rentals for a fairly low cost. Reserve a few cabins or camping spots and have guests spend the night or have an afternoon picnic-themed celebration. Here are a few campground wedding venue options in Ontario:

Camp Tapawingo, Toronto, Ontario

Onadaga Camp, Minden, Ontario

Algonquin Park, Ontario

Rockwood Conservation Area, Rockwood, Ontario (includes the stunning Harris Woolen Mill Ruins)

Temples Sugar Camp, Lanark, Ontario

River Run Rafting and Wilderness Resort, Ottawa, Ontario

Camp Kawartha, Lakefield, Ontario

French River Lodges, Noelville, Ontario

For a list of Canadian parks, consult Parks Canada or your local YMCA. See the Intimate Weddings venue search for a full list of Ontario venues.

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