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daftKow Feb 19, 2011 08:54 AM

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!

  1. troutpoint Mar 19, 2011 06:15 PM

    Check out the Inn at Spry Point in PEI. Also the Dunes, Brackley PEI- no cliffs there but spectacular beach views and great location...The Inn at Bay Fortune might be OK- I have had a crappy experience there, but many others have had great ones...

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      LJS Mar 13, 2011 03:03 PM

      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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        im_nomad Mar 13, 2011 06:04 PM

        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.

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          LJS Mar 15, 2011 12:53 PM

          You make a good point about ease of access...it 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!

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        jzimmer Mar 11, 2011 03:15 AM

        Dramatic location and foodie friendly - Newfoundland 5 star inn http://www.fishersloft.com/

        Or maybe in NS what you are looking for is http://www.oceanstone.ns.ca/ but they are booked up well in advance...

        1. Greg B Feb 20, 2011 03:53 PM

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

          1. im_nomad Feb 19, 2011 12:19 PM

            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:
            http://atthebeachhouse.ca/

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