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Dream Weddings

Voted one of Thunder Bay’s “Best Places to Get Married”, “Best Outdoor Venue” and “Best Indoor Venue” in The Walleye magazine’s Best of Thunder Bay reader’s survey! Fort William Historical Park offers Thunder Bay’s most unique and picturesque ceremony, reception and photography locations year-round, both indoors and outdoors.

The Ceremony

From an intimate ceremony by a beautifully landscaped pond adjacent to the serene Kaministiquia River, to grand nuptials adorned with distinctive heritage flourishes within spacious McGillivray's Landing, Fort William Historical Park will help make your special day unforgettable.

The Reception

With a variety of contemporary and historic venues, Fort William Historical Park can accommodate intimate gatherings and grand celebrations both indoors and outdoors.

a view of McGillivray's Landing set up for a wedding
Elegant Table Setting
The interior of the hospitality suite in MacGillivray's Landing
The chaise bench in the hospitality suite

Hospitality Suite

Arrive early to relax and freshen-up in the privacy of our gorgeous Hospitality Suite. Bright and spacious, the suite is equipped with a private washroom, sink and full-length mirrors.

Photography Locations

From beautiful natural landscapes, to colourful indoor and outdoor heritage backdrops, Fort William Historical Park offers many unique locations to capture your memorable moments.

Female members of a wedding party in the main square in winter

World-Class Catering

Have our world-class catering service create custom-designed gourmet meals and classic cocktail beverages to suit your celebration.

À la carte

  • Guest shuttle service
  • Musket and cannon salute
  • Grand canoe arrival
  • Historic site tours or astronomical programs for your guests
  • Costumed historic interpreters and musicians
  • Audio and visual amenities

Download our Specialty Services Guide for more information.

À la carte

  • Guest shuttle service
  • Musket and cannon salute
  • Grand canoe arrival
  • Historic site tours or astronomical programs for your guests
  • Costumed historic interpreters and musicians
  • Audio and visual amenities

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have a variety of beautiful locations available for outdoor weddings and private functions. Please contact us for more information.

Please contact us to find out what dates are currently available.

Yes, we have a wide variety of specialty services that we can provide for your function. Our specialty services include: guest shuttle service, photoshoot locations, audio and visual amenities, musket and cannon salute, grand canoe arrival, historic site tours or astronomical programs for your guests, and costumed historic interpreters and musicians. For more information, please contact us.

Our hospitality suite is located inside the Visitor Centre and is complimentary for couples having their reception in McGillivray’s Landing. The suite is equipped with a private washroom, seating area and full-length mirrors.

Please contact us for more information regarding private fireworks shows.

Catering and hospitality services are provided by The Chanterelle. Please contact The Chanterelle for catering details.

Yes, all food and beverage must be provided through The Chanterelle. Please contact The Chanterelle for catering details.

Our catering partner has many menu options available. Please contact The Chanterelle for catering details.

The venue will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on the date of your event. For additional details and to coordinate set-up times with the banquet staff, please contact The Chanterelle.

Contact Us

To begin a reservation inquiry or for more information about hosting your wedding at Fort William Historical Park, please complete the form below and include as much detail as possible. We look forward to helping you plan your special day!

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