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Feb 19, 2011 08:54 AM

Wedding Venue Help!

Hey All,

Would v.much appreciate any venue advice for a wedding in Atlantic Canada. Likely a smallish-medium party, approx 50ppl.

We're city dwellers here in Toronto, but ourdream wedding would be crashing waves on a cliff edge.

Now I've seen commericals on TV where there's a beautiful scene like that somewhere in NS, NL, NB but I don't know the first place to look!

Oh, and we're foodies (which is why we're here), so I hope this venue would cater (pardon the pun) to our tastes.

Looking to keep this under a budget too!

Much appreciated!

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  1. It does kind of depend on what you're looking for, casual / formal etc. Crashing waves on a cliff edge brings Peggy's Cove to mind, but I'm not thinking that's a great place for a wedding.

    In Nfld, Atlantica comes to mind for a seaside venue, and it does look like they're doing wedding packages. I have not been myself, but family members whose tastes I trust have been, and I hear very good things about both the food and the rooms. Here's the link:

    1. White Point Beach Resort near Liverpool, NS might come close. Not cliffs, but the beach comes right up to the main lodge.

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        1. Dramatic location and foodie friendly - Newfoundland 5 star inn

          Or maybe in NS what you are looking for is but they are booked up well in advance...

          1. The Lighthouse at Cape D'Or (near Parrsboro) is both spectacularly scenic: yes, to crashing surf and serves wonderful food.It also has some guest accomodation and nearby Parrsboro could help the rest.

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            1. re: LJS

              Nearer Advocate really. This is a spectacular setting, I've been there (haven't eaten there) and highly recommend anyone visiting, but it is not an easy location to get to, depending on who your guests are. Even the drive to the entry point is a little treacherous, but then you have a hike downhill / uphill to and from the actual site. eg. I can't imagine my elderly parents making that trek.

              It was, however, closed for the season when I visited. I'm not sure if they have anything to drive people up and down that hill. I'm assuming they have to get their supplies in there some how.

              1. re: im_nomad

                You make a good point about ease of is no difficulty for the fit (we are just average middle-aged types and had no problem,) but might be a challenge for elderly folk or wheelchair-bound. There is something for deliveries...a phone call should set daftKow on the right track!