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Needing some help please!

tuscany1 Jan 11, 2013 09:06 PM

Hello Everyone

So in a bit of a panic... Looking for a wedding venue in the Muskoka area for a Saturday anytime between August and October. Half the guests will be from Toronto and the other half will be from Alberta. My fiancee and I spend alot of time in Muskoka over the years so it would be great to show our Alberta guests the area (and they have the chance to have a vacation out here). Does anyone know venues availability for this time frame (from their own planning etc...)? Finding that the ones we have contacted so far are not the greatest at returning emails or phone calls....

Looking forward to having an Alberta meets Ontario wedding meal to include everyone!

Thanks in advance for the help

Have a great day,


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  1. hal2010 RE: tuscany1 Jan 11, 2013 09:09 PM


    Just west of Huntsville. Half an hour to the west gate of Algonquin Park.

    1. Googs RE: tuscany1 Jan 11, 2013 09:38 PM

      Get a coordinator. Give them your headaches. These guys spring to mind.

      1. prima RE: tuscany1 Jan 11, 2013 09:51 PM

        Arowhon Pines is open until Thanksgiving weekend. It's possible to rent out the whole resort for a wedding, if it's available. I'd start checking with resorts as soon as possible.

        Killarney Lodge is somewhat more economical than Arowhon Pines.

        Both serve good food, sourcing local ingredients when possible. The food at Killarney is more rustic than the food at Arowhon.

        I've never been, but Clevelands House and Taboo also might be worth considering.
        http://www.tabooresort.com/ Taboo is open year-round.

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          CocoaChanel RE: prima Jan 12, 2013 06:31 AM

          I'm going to recommend against Taboo. I have not been there for weddings, but i have for several corporate events. The food has always been terrible - flavourless and over-cooked fish and meats and vegetables. Every. Single. Time. The service was at best, indifferent.

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            prima RE: CocoaChanel Jan 12, 2013 08:26 AM

            Good to know.
            I had a chance to visit Arowhon Pines last September, and Killarney Lodge the summer before last. I was impressed with the food at both resorts.

            I was sad to read the Domain of Killien closed last year. I remember having some great meals there a few years ago.

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          Arcadiaseeker RE: tuscany1 Jan 12, 2013 06:17 AM

          The Rosseau Marriott? It's big with lots of meeting rooms - they might have availability. Taboo? Again, they have a bit more scale. There's also Windermere House - smaller but a lovely place for a wedding.

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            tuscany1 RE: tuscany1 Jan 12, 2013 08:23 AM

            The suggestions are great! taboo is beautiful, and the cottage style rooms are great, but I also spen a week there for a corporate event and remember the food as lacklustre as well...

            1. elasticwaistband RE: tuscany1 Jan 12, 2013 10:09 AM

              Last year we saw a lovely wedding party at Winderemere House. Very nice place. The food looked good - but as we are not Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn - we didn't get to taste it!


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