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FERN   Weddings

Fern Resort offers the perfect lakeside setting for a private, destination-wedding weekend that is as unique as your love. Reserve the entire Resort from Friday evening to Sunday morning and create memories to last a lifetime!

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!


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.

Closeup of hors d'oeuvres and table setting


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.


  • 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


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.


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.

Photo of wedding party on Fern boat
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