Step through the gates of Parkwood and have your wedding day unfold within the elegance and grandeur of one of Canada’s finest surviving grand estates.
Your ceremony or photography will be set amid the magnificent landscape of breathtaking panoramas and formal gardens of unusual beauty.
Whether your event will be large or intimate, there are many locations on the beautiful grounds to accommodate your needs.
Steeped with over a century of history and natural beauty, there is no better place to renew your vows or say “I Do” and begin the next chapter of forever, than Parkwood National Historic Site. Surrounded by lush gardens and architectural landscaping there are several picturesque spaces on the grounds and inside the mansion for you to choose from. You may choose to exchange your vows in the beautiful Sunken Garden or in the stunning Formal Garden in front of the fountains. The Italian Gardens located outside of the Greenhouses or the Japanese Garden in the newly restored Greenhouse is perfect for more intimate gatherings. You may also choose to immerse yourself in stunning history as you exchange vows inside the mansion in our Sunroom & Loggia.
All of our wedding services are coordinated by Certified Wedding Planner, Suzanne Peat of Kenneth Robert Entertainment. With years planning weddings Suzanne will ensure that every detail of your special day is taken care of your way, stress free with confidence and peace of mind. For a complimentary site inspection and consultation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-924-2407 to make arrangements, or download our information package.
The magnificent grounds and heritage gardens of Parkwood Estate as well as elegant surroundings of the main floor rooms in the Mansion offer the perfect location for photography.
If you are interested in a site consultation please contact our Professional Wedding Planner, email@example.com or phone 905-924-2407 to make arrangements. Please note that alcohol is not permitted with photography permits, there is no smoking on the premises and drone’s are not permitted due to our proximity to the Oshawa airport.
Outdoor Photography $275 + HST
Favoured by professional photographers throughout the region, our grounds are attractive in any season. The estate is beautiful with or without flowers and features an abundance of mature evergreens, architectural elements and statuary that combine to create the perfect backdrop for exquisite photographs.
Groups of up to 20 persons may schedule a photo session on the grounds, advance registration is required. We regret that we cannot offer an indoor alternative for photography in the event of inclement weather.
Indoor Photography $375 + HST
The elegant surroundings of the main floor rooms in the mansion provide a lavish and unique setting for photography. The Sunroom & Loggia, Drawing Room, Cantilever Staircase and Orchid Greenhouse are areas available for 1 hour of photography for up to 10 people maximum. (Please note due to extreme temperatures the Orchid Greenhouse is not available for photos from June 1 – August 31)
Your indoor reservation also allows you full access to the outdoor photography areas for an additional hour. The exception to this is the winter months when the grounds are closed and deemed unsafe. All passes include photos in front of the mansion all year long, snow permitting.
Photography sessions inside the Parkwood mansion are unavailable during certain times in July and August.
Corporate & Social Events
Parkwood National Historic Site is the perfect place to host your meeting, wedding ceremony or special event. The remarkable 11-acre gardens offer the ideal setting for beautiful photos, providing both a strong architectural backdrop and an exuberant heritage garden experience. Popular ceremony locations include the Sunken Garden / Japanese Pagoda with green, park-bench seating for up to 125 guests, the Formal Garden accommodates up to 100 guests, while the South Lawn or Tennis Court can accommodate up to 150 guests (with chair rentals). More intimate ceremonies can take place in many other stunning settings within the 11-acre Heritage Garden.
The Sunroom and Logia provide an excellent indoor option. Entertain like the social elite in the opulence and elegance of Parkwood Estate atmosphere. With room for 100 seated guests or 125 standing, this area may be licensed by Special Occasion Permit. Booking and vendor selection including Catering is arranged through selected referrals by Suzanne Peat at Kenneth Robert Entertainment to maintain the highest standards in this Museum space. For a complimentary site inspection/consultation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that at this time, the mansion is only partially wheelchair accessible.