Top 10 Wedding Reception Venues in WinnipegA definitive guide for deciding on the best location for your wedding reception in Winnipeg
With over 200 locations available in Winnipeg to host your wedding reception, it can be very difficult to determine the best reception venue that suites the theme you’ve envisioned for your wedding. Also, for most of you, this is the first time you have ever had to research wedding reception locations in Winnipeg. I meet with couples all the time that are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information to compare when deciding between vendors.
I’ve personally visited and experienced weddings at nearly 80 of these reception venues and have put together this list of the places I’ve been to most, or places that have really stood out as a unique location to host your wedding reception in Winnipeg.
So, let’s get to it! Below is the list (in no particular order).
Fort Garry Hotel
The Fort Garry, located at the corner of Fort and Garry street downtown, is probably Winnipeg’s most active location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They offer 5 ballrooms on various floors, as well as its close proximity to photography locations such as The Forks and the Exchange District. There is also a great park in the back near the river for photos and of course the inside of the hotel offers a fantastic backdrop.
Bridges Golf Course
Located 10 minutes west of Winnipeg, Bridges Golf Course is one of the more popular locations for a wedding ceremony and reception. I’m there often and it’s always a great place to photograph
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Fort Gibraltar is a truly unique location in Winnipeg for holding a wedding ceremony or wedding reception. If you’re a naturist or have a rustic theme, this place is perfect. It’s an original fort built in 1809 by the North West company and is now used as a tourism location and gathering place for the city. There are fantastic outdoor locations for wedding photos right on the grounds as well as the unique fort walls which provide an exceptional backdrop for family photos.
Four Points Winnipeg South
Four Points Sheraton south offers a very modern feel for your wedding ceremony or reception. It’s an incredible place to get married and has some of the best food in the city! It’s where I got married and we loved every aspect of it. There are some photography locations nearby such as Kings Park or the St. Norbert ruins. Their ballroom can hold around 200 people and they offer ample parking.
Inn At The Forks
The Inn at the Forks is located in the heart of The Forks near the Exchange District. They offer wedding ceremonies as well as receptions in their ballroom on the 2nd floor. There are a lot of nearby locations for photos such as The Forks itself, St Boniface Cathedral, Smith Restaurant
Southwood Golf & Country Club
The Southwood Golf and Country Club offers a very modern feel for your wedding ceremony or reception. Ceremonies are generally held outdoors in the back on the grounds,
St Boniface Golf Course
St Boniface Golf Course is a fairly popular location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They generally do ceremonies outside on the grounds. For receptions, they offer a very large ballroom with high ceilings overlooking the golf course. They have many photo locations on the grounds and for photos the couple is given golf carts to travel to and from these locations.
The Metropolitan is a rare and unique location in Winnipeg to hold your wedding. It has been redesigned out of an old theatre and has a very retro or vintage vibe to it. Located in the heart of downtown and with many hotels just a skywalk away, it’s a great option for couples that want a ritzy feel to their wedding.
I have been to many weddings at the Viscount from large to small and
The Victoria Inn has one of the largest banquet/ballrooms in Winnipeg (2nd to the convention center). The atmosphere and service
Rustic Wedding Barn
This is a very unique location. The rustic wedding barn is just outside the city in
Club Regent Event Centre
Anything you can imagine, they can do. The Club Regent Event Centre allows you to customize the floor plan, seating arrangement, lighting, and any other detail you desire to create the wedding of your dreams. From vows to reception, they can exceed your expectations in every way. They offer décor from their expert suppliers and meals are made by their talented executive chef and culinary team.
I hope this article helped in planning your wedding in Winnipeg. I have seen countless weddings first hand over my 13-year career as a wedding photographer and have written many more articles to help local Winnipeg couples plan their perfect wedding.
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