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A Destination Wedding – But Local! The Opinicon

A Destination Wedding – But Local! The Opinicon

I had a wonderful site visit to the charming  Opinicon back in early February.  Located off Hwy 15 between Smiths Falls and Kingston, on the Chaffey’s Locks Rd. in Elgin, it is a piece of the Rideau system history.  Holding fond memories for families, fisherman, and the locals, it stood abandoned for years till a family purchased it at auction and the revitalization began!

The site in February was loud with tools, and construction workers busy getting cabins and the main lodge ready for this season startup.  It was exciting to see the improvements and plans for their second year in full swing.


We are very excited to be working with them as a preferred wedding planner for their clients wedding celebrations on site.  And we can’t wait for the snow to melt, and their renovations to be complete to return for a walk through again this Spring.  It is a dream destination wedding venue right here in our local area!

Have you dreamt of renting out an entire quaint resort property for your wedding to celebrate in relaxed style with your family and friends?  Think Kellerman’s from the movie Dirty Dancing….right?  How amazing is that!  Everyone with their own cabin space, wandering along the paths amongst the pine and spruce and rocky canadian shield down to the waters edge to witness your vows, kids playing at the play structure, enjoying cones from the ice cream parlour, guests enjoying ice tea on the verandah, dancing and dining in the 110 year old dining room!


Who wouldn't want to dance on these floors!

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It truly is a unique setting and we can’t wait to help couples plan the perfect day.  Contact us for more information, Jen and the team at the Opinicon are amazing, and together we will create moments to last a lifetime!  With only a handful of wedding dates in their “shoulder” season, it is sure to book quickly!

Want to learn a little more about it’s history and new owners : Opinicon in the news

It would make a great date excursion, dinner in the dining room, step off your boat and enjoy and ice cream!  Take your family for your summer vacation and stay in a remodelled cabin and enjoy the fishing!

Angela VanWingerden is a focused logistics dynamo with nearly 20 years of experience in the events industry. Since obtaining her BA of Commerce in Hospitality from the University of Guelph in 1998, she has built an impressive portfolio of weddings, corporate events and fundraisers for hundreds of satisfied clients. Angela enjoys the entire event planning process from chaos to order and back again. An avid trouble-shooter, Angela has her finger on the pulse of every event she manages. When on-site, she constantly monitors every element of the event to ensure client satisfaction. Angela works closely with staff and volunteers to ensure that they know what their duties are and she provides oversight at the event itself to ensure that all responsibilities and expectations are met. When she isn’t designing and coordinating awe-inspiring events, Angela loves spending time with her family.


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