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Authentic. Intimate. Uniquely Yours.

Choose from two mini wedding packages that help you say “I do” so you won’t have to wait any longer.

MINIMONY WEDDING PACKAGE

Use our pop-up chapel for outdoor weddings of under 20 people.

How it works

  • Book your date
  • Invite up to 18 guests
  • Get your marriage license from your local city hall
  • Show up at your scheduled time and get married!(about 15 mins.)
  • Afterwards enjoy light bites, a sparkling wine toast and photos (about 40 mins.)

Included in your package*

  • Use of the decorated outdoor wedding chapel for up to 1 hour (White chairs, microphone, speaker and signing table)
  • One hand tied bouquet and one Calla Lilly or Rose boutonnière (or two of each)
  • Officiant (Approximately 15 minutes for the ceremony, can be non-denominational)
  • Music for the ceremony
  • Live streaming on Facebook
  • A sparkling wine toast and light hors d’oeuvres for up to 20 people
  • One hour of photos sent to you digitally
  • A donation to a local charity
  • A one-night stay in a charming lakeview suite for the Wedding Couple
  • Breakfast for two

$2200.00 plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST=$2933.48

*The Small Print
The price can not be reduced if you have fewer than 20 people or if you choose to remove some of the inclusions. There will be a fee for each person over 20 people in attendance.
Payment in full is required at the time of booking. The booking can be cancelled up until two weeks prior to arrival but a booking fee of $150 will be forfeited. If the booking is cancelled within 14 days of arrival the entire payment will be forfeited.
The ceremony time must be selected at the time of booking. The time can be adjusted later subject to the availability of the Officiant.
The back up room in the event of poor weather will be Huronia Room or the BBQ Gazebo, subject to availability at the time of the event. Please note that the BBQ Gazebo is not heated

Optional Add Ons

  • Ask your guests to stay the night at Fern Resort! Your special room rate includes accommodation in a Lakeview room and breakfast for two. $209 plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST per room, per night. This rate is available for the night of the wedding only.
  • Stay for dinner at Fern Resort! Enjoy a four-course dinner in the Heritage Dining Room. $45 plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST = $60.00 per person. Advance reservations are required.
  • Add fresh flowers for decor or on the tables. Price will vary.

Weekend and mid-week dates are available. Please call to check availability. This package is available until May 31, 2021.

MICRO WEDDING PACKAGE

An intimate gathering of up to 50 people to help you celebrate.

How it works

  • Book your date and time and pay the flate rate
  • Invite up to 48 guests
  • Get your marriage license from your local city hall
  • Show up at your scheduled time and get married!
  • Afterwards enjoy photos with your family and friends followed by lunch or dinner.

Included in your package*

  • Everything that is included in the Minimoney package minus the hors d’oeuvres
  • Your choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony location
  • A three-course lunch OR four-course dinner

Lunch package: $55.00 + 18% Event Services Fee and HST = $73.34 per person
Dinner package: $74.99 + 18% Event Services Fee and HST = $100.00 per person

*The Small Print
Payment in full is required at the time of booking. The booking can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to arrival but a booking fee of $150 will be forfeited. If the booking is cancelled within 14 days of arrival the entire payment will be forfeited.
The ceremony time must be selected at the time of booking. The time can be adjusted later subject to the availability of the Officiant.
Outdoor locations include an indoor backup location.
Guests will be seated at tables with their household or social bubble members and socially distanced from other guests.
Names and contact information is required for all guests and they must self screen to ensure that they are healthy prior to arrival.
If gatherings of this kind are no longer permitted on the date of your wedding, it can be postponed to another date with no penalty.

Optional Add Ons

  • Ask your guests to stay the night at Fern Resort! Your special overnight rate includes accommodation in a Lakeview room and a full breakfast for two. $209 plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST per room, per night. This rate is available for the night of the wedding only.
  • Add fresh flowers for decor or on the tables. Price will vary.

Weekend and mid-week dates are available. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are not available. Please call to check availability. This package is available until May 31, 2021.

Begin the celebration on Friday night with a welcome BBQ overlooking Lake Couchiching. On Saturday guests can enjoy over 20 sports and recreation activities while the bridal party prepares for the ceremony.

Say “I do” as the sun sparkles over the lake creating the perfect backdrop for photos. Get the party started with cocktails on the lakeside pool deck and then enjoy a delectable dinner in the Heritage Dining Room. Finish up the evening with some dancing and perhaps a late night treat. The next morning friends and family surround you as you regale each other with tales from your dream wedding!

THE CEREMONY

Say “I do” with Lake Couchiching as your backdrop or in an elegant room with a stunning lake view.

Fern Resort offers a ceremony package that includes

  • Choice of location: beach, amphitheatre by the lake or Bergwen’s Theatre
  • Set-up of Fern’s choice of white chairs
  • Inclement-weather backup location
  • Signing table plus table or chairs for DJs or musicians
  • Use of in-house AV/sound equipment

$800.00 plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST

Please note that for outdoor weddings Fern Resort will call the location of the ceremony two hours in advance, based on weather.
Officiant and decorations not included.

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Closeup of hors d'oeuvres and table setting

THE RECEPTION

Celebrate your marriage with a lakeside cocktail reception followed by a spectacular dinner in the Heritage Dining Room for 150–300 people.

There are three meal packages:

  • Four-Course A La Carte Menu $110.00 per person, plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST.
  • Four-Course Set Menu $100.00 per person, plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST.
  • Buffet $100.00 per person, plus 18% Event Services Fee and HST.

Prices are subject to change.

CHOOSE YOUR SPECIAL TOUCHES:

  • Late night buffet
  • Upgraded appetizers
  • Upgraded bar
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Dessert buffet
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • Selection of linens
  • Chair covers
  • Cooler bag of non-alcoholic drinks for the wedding party during photos
  • Décor recommendations
  • Professional fireworks
  • Arrive in style
  • Have the wedding party arrive by boat or go for a romantic horse-and-cutter ride through the snow
  • Offer boat cruises or horse-drawn wagon rides for your guests or wedding party
  • Lakeside bonfire
  • Live entertainment
  • Babysitting

Included in all packages:

  • Exclusive use of Fern Resort
  • Complimentary room and breakfast for the wedding couple on the wedding night
  • Complimentary menu tasting for the bride and groom
  • Set-up of reception location. Choice of poolside, Heritage Dining Room, Mary Lou’s or Bergwen’s.
  • One hour pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres. Choice of three options. Additional upgrades such as hors d’oeuvre stations are also available. Ask about the current menus.
  • Dinner (You select the style.)
  • Podium, microphone, in-house speakers, screen and
  • LCD projector
  • Host or Cash Bar
  • Use of existing dance floor
  • Use of cake knife and lifter
  • Wedding-cake cutting and plating
  • Use of the landscaped grounds
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Resort-wide Wi-Fi
  • Parking

Testimonials

You guys are the best!!!

You guys are the best!!! The wedding was better than we could have hoped for!!! The food was fabulous, the ceremony was perfect – everybody looooved it!! We are forever grateful and look forward to spending every anniversary at Fern from now on!!!!

– C.R

The service was amazing!

The service really was amazing. We’ve spent the last two days just replaying our weekend and everyone we’ve talked to is just in awe about the venue and the staff and how amazing every meal was. Chef Jed and his team were incredible, the food really was fantastic at every meal and everyone’s been raving about it. We already can’t wait to come back next year just the two of us.

Thanks again so much for everything!

– A.S.

What A Weekend!

What a weekend! We can’t thank you and the staff enough for everything. Every single person working there was unreal, so accommodating and happy to help we really couldn’t have chosen a better place to get married.

AVAILABILITY

Fern Resort is the perfect location for a Canadian destination-wedding weekend. In order to have a private wedding ceremony and reception dinner you will need to book exclusive use of Fern Resort by reserving a minimum of 150 people for dinner and 75 rooms (cumulative over two nights).

Due to the busy nature of Fern Resort, we regret that weddings are not available in July or August or on long weekends or holidays.

Please call 1-888-725-2256 or email us to find out current availability.

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Photo of wedding party on Fern boat
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