A destination wedding doesn’t have to be half-way around the world. In fact, it doesn’t have to be more than a short road trip away. You can save yourself the airfare and the stress by heading to the Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County, just two hours east of Toronto.
Why Prince Edward County?
You should consider Wellington, Ontario because it offers everything you need for a quiet, romantic getaway. It’s a natural haven away from bustling cities and the sounds of construction and traffic interrupting the ambiance of your big day.
Bask in the fresh air and take in the natural scenery of lush forest, white sand dunes of Sandbanks National Park and glittering waters of Lake Ontario.
You can rent bicycles to ride down small roads and stop at a farmer’s market. Walk to the beach with a picnic basket packed with local goodies. Or pull on a cozy sweater and stargaze at night. You’ll be happy to know that this slice of paradise is still an up-and-coming wedding destination.
Why Drake Devonshire or Drake Motor Inn?
Drake Devonshire is a gorgeous all-season boutique hotel complete with a restaurant, massage hut, and plenty of event spaces. It’s a fascinating combination of rural and urban tastes, infusing every single room with simple comforts and unpredictable art pieces.
Extra guests can also look at the Drake Motor Inn down the street. The Motor Inn was designed to be a twist on a classic roadside motel, adding more artistic flair, and The New York Times recently called it “flawlessly executed.”
After getting settled in the colourful pet-friendly rooms, guests can enjoy amenities like The Drake’s only curated vending machine and complimentary Polaroid cameras. The inn has exciting features for every season like an outdoor fire pit for cool summer nights and an outdoor skating rink for the winter.
As a wedding venue, The Devonshire can check everything off of your check-list:
- Flower arrangement
- Bands or DJs
- Other party planning features
And, of course, it can be a wonderful place to honeymoon (or babymoon!) after the reception is over. Go to TheDrake.ca to see what relaxing and exciting guest activities you can sign-up for with your sweetheart, like tours around The County and its finest wineries, breweries and cideries.
But, What If You Don’t Want a Big Wedding Celebration?
More couples are eloping instead of going through grand wedding ceremonies nowadays. One of the reasons for eloping in favour of the more traditional route is that many couples prefer the intimacy of a private gathering.
For any couples that want to keep things small, you can take advantage of The Devonshire’s elopement package. It includes a one-night stay in a beautiful guest-suite and wedding services like a certified officiant and a photographer. After you tie the knot, you will get complimentary bikes and a basket full of sweets and bubbly so that you can celebrate with a romantic picnic.
Whether you want a big wedding ceremony and reception, or a private ceremony for two, the Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County will be the perfect fit. The venue is gorgeous, unique and accommodating. The location is absolutely breath-taking. All you need to do is go on the website and set a date.