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If Perth’s Not the Wedding Town of Ontario It Should Be

My husband and I decided on a last minute anniversary getaway last weekend. We looked up a few of our regular go-to’s and decided to do something a little different. I do a lot of work in Perth, Ontario throughout the year and knew that we could find exactly what we needed. We decided on dinner at the Stone Cellar and a night at the Best Western Plus Perth.

While we walked around that evening I got to thinking (yes I think about work while I am on an anniversary getaway), Perth has everything a couple would need to host a memorable wedding – for themselves and their guests. Just using the two spots we booked for our evening let me tell you what I envisioned.

Your guests arrive at their hotel for the weekend. They check in at the Best Western and are given the hotel amenities list. A pool, a hot tub, free wifi, free breakfast, a steam room, a spa – yup full spa. Hair, nails, massages… So after they have checked in they can really relax and enjoy the hotel. We didn’t even use the spa and just hanging out in the pool area I felt like we had really escaped.

For dinner that night your guests can stroll down the main street and choose from a variety of dinner options. Now let’s say you decide to have a special dinner for everyone who arrived early. Take them to the Stone Cellar. They have a stunning second level that you can use for a private booking. Stone walls, a fireplace. The meal was fantastic and they know how to make martinis (which is a personal requirement of mine). We were there last week so it was all done up in Christmas decor and the fireplace was on. It was seriously so cozy!

So the next day is your wedding day. You don’t even have to leave the hotel. You can head downstairs to the spa with your entourage and get all done up – nails, hair, makeup, a real shave…whatever you need. While you do that your guests are enjoying the pool and the steam room. You can have delicious food delivered from one of the many choices you have in town.

As the guests mingle around the hotel they notice the hotel starting to prep your wedding area. Now bare with me, I saw this area and my head went into overdrive on ideas I would love to pull together in this venue. Outside your guests would see sequin covered cocktail tables under the strings of lights hung over the patio. The doors opened into the reception hall showcasing the shiny black tile floor leading to the mantel on the fireplace that your designer creatively made come to life with garlands and white roses…eeee….so stunning! The tables are all set. The silverware has been polished, the wine glasses are awaiting their assignment for the night – red or white. The clear chivari chairs you’ve ordered look even better than you imagined in the space. Aaaahhh!! So amazing! The Baby Grand piano has been set up in the lobby where your pianist will play to greet your guests as they arrive.

Ok I need to stop there, I am getting too excited! If I write anymore I will be planning a stylized photo shoot there by the end of the night.

So back on track. If you are looking for a one-stop type of location for your wedding you seriously need to consider Perth, Ontario. Perth is home to several stunning wedding venues, great restaurants for your guests to enjoy between festivities, I haven’t even mentioned the park you absolutely must get married in – Stewart Park – if you don’t mind bugs and want to take a chance on weather why not have your dinner in the park too – oh boy, could you imagine! Crisp white linens lining the tables spread out under the trees where the edison lights have been hung to light your meal. Oh man! Here I go again.

As you can see I can’t say enough about Perth as an ideal wedding location. We do weddings all over, and we did about 80% in the Perth area last summer. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Need some help planning the perfect wedding in Perth? We can help. We have a satellite office in Perth and one of our treasured team members grew up in Perth and she knows everything and everyone you need to know to make this all come to life. Call Angie! She’d love to help!

Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


  1. Susan Wagner-White 4 years ago

    My wife and I married at the Best Western Hotel in Perth, and we had an absolute perfect experience planning our same sex wedding in Perth.
    The food from The Stone Cellar was divine!

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      Julia 4 years ago

      I am so glad to hear that! Congratulations on your perfect wedding!

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