I am so lucky to have had my photography career grow and blossom in Prince Edward County and I am constantly amazed by the talent that has been drawn to this small island community. With that draw has come another influx which I am so grateful for, and that is the desire to be married in this beautiful place.
As many of my brides aren’t from the area I am going to be asking a few of them, over a series of blogs, why they chose Prince Edward County and what recommendations they have for other couples looking to wed here.
Why did you choose Prince Edward County as your wedding destination?
We chose the County for our wedding for a couple reasons. I grew up in Belleville so it was close to my hometown and apart of where I grew up. It also happened to be the half way point for a lot of our family and guests (Nick grew up in London and we were living in Ottawa so we had a lot of people coming from a lot of different areas). One of the most obvious reasons why we chose the County was for its beauty. We wanted a place that fit our personalities and we would have loved to do a cottage wedding but that wasn’t a possibility so when we came across the golf course and it happened to be on the water we fell in love with its rustic interior. Not to mention the bonus of the White Chapel Picton being steps away from it. My moms friend had mentioned the Chapel to us as an idea of a place to have a ceremony and as soon as we saw it we knew it would be perfect – there was so much history and it was so unique, it seemed fitting.
What advice do you have for couples planning a wedding in Prince Edward County?
My advice for couples would be to book in advance because our options were limited 16 months ahead. Also, to keep in mind about how challenging it is to find accommodations for guests if they are staying in the county and many places have a two night minimum. Since the county has events planned throughout the summer and fall a lot of people often come back year, after year and rebook their accommodations so options can be limited. Transportation is also something to consider if the venue does not rooms.