Muskoka lakeside LGBTQ+ weddings

smiling bride and bride in front of the lakeside dock laughing groom and groom, drinking a champagne toast

For lovers of unique ceremonies

We welcome everyone - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, queer and all other descriptions I've missed - for weddings, civil partnerships, unions, or just a good ol' knees up to celebrate co-habitation, we don't mind.  Eat, drink and be married happy, we say

vintage attired transgender bride & groom with suitcase in hand, preparing to go on honeymoon lesbian brides kissing after ceremony groom and groom smiling into the camera bride & bride by the lakeside

For lovers of nature

Muskoka.  Lakeside.  Surrounded by forests.  Need I say more?  And it might feel as if Trenanthia Cottage is far, far away, but it’s actually on the southern edge of Muskoka so just 90 minutes from Toronto.

“Spending a full week with everyone before the wedding - in this fantastic location in Muskoka – now, that was an easy sell for our wedding guests”

gay men, grooms holding hands walking in nature wedding guests hugging bride on the dock, in the sunshine wedding brides enjoying a motorboat ride on the lake with guests

For lovers of space (outdoor & indoor)

Imagine exchanging your vows surrounded by nature as well as your loved ones, overlooking the lake. If you prefer, enjoy the stress-free ambiance inside the cottage instead. Depending on the size of your group, you might choose to be married on the walk-out balcony, or in the main living room with its log fireplace and cathedral ceilings.  No matter what, the cottage and its' two acres of grounds are guaranteed to be full of nature - and your loved ones.

wedding guests watching outdoor ceremony from the stairs of the wrap-around deck guests sitting indoors for wedding ceremony wedding guests in a joyous group shot in front of the forest

For lovers of laid back fun

I'm guessing you want your ceremony to be memorable.  And there are a lot of ways to be memorable.  We favour the laid back, fun-filled version.  How about you? 

Life is bigger when ya live it your way
lesbian brides laughing, chastising the mistress of ceremonies, on the beach at the cottage wedding guests shaking a leg on the dance floor in the cottage with a disco ball overhead (that fell down before the night was through, i might add) same-sex lesbian couple horsing around on the dock, one woman doing a strong man pose and the other squeezing her muscles (and laughing, I might add)

For lovers of details

Alright, great.  You've made it this far, and now you're thinking "I'd like to know a bit more about the details".  We hear ya.  No problem.  Let's lay it out for ya:

→ up to 16 overnight guests over five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms & a games room
→ up to 75 wedding guests spread across two acres outside and 3000 square feet inside
→ cleaning service included after your wedding day (relax, we've got ya covered)
→ late afternoon checkout for weekend weddings
→ lakeside hot tub & sauna - oooooo, ahhhhhh
→ games room with vintage shenanigans like a stand-up piano, skeeball, crokinole & darts
→ log fireplaces, & outdoor firepit - romance & warmth from all directions
→ sandy beach with pro volleyball net & horseshoes
→ water fun including a canoe, a paddleboat & two rowboats
→ secret room - all narnia-style (shhhhhh - it's a secret)
→ linens / bedding for overnight guests
→ only 90 minutes from toronto - zoom, zoom :)

Plus to make your wedding extra special, we like to include our super popular escapades for free:
→ vintage photo booth & props for capturing the moment
→ "memories" big screen projection kit for replaying the moment
→ fireside games & sing-alongs to entertain the wee ones
→ fireside (drinking) games & sports to entertain the not-so-wee ones
→ gabfest kickstarter kit to get everyone yaddering
→ “we rock” couples activity book to carve out some time together
→ aromatherapy hot tub & sauna kit - oooooo, ahhhhh (again)
→ robes & towels for overnight guests
→ one-of-a-kind gift co-created by all of your guests

Rates for weddings at the cottage vary depending on the season and number of overnight & wedding / reception guests you wish to invite along to celebrate with ya.  Contact us and we'll give ya the low-down


For lovers of helpful friends

We provide the canvas, you create the masterpiece.  If you need a hand with finding a particular Muskoka-based service, we're happy to put you in touch with friendly, cottage country introductions : 
 
→ Ceremony & legal services, including on-site ceremony services (religious or civil) and wedding licenses
→ Celebration supplies, including balloons, streamers, extra tables, chairs, dishes, glasses, etc.
→ Carnival games including jumping castle, parlour games, mini-golf, & more - very memorable, indeed
→ Florist services, with rave reviews and local blooms
→ Catering & bar-tending services, enjoy traditional fare or Muskoka barbecue and pig roasts
→ Boat rentals, consider a wonderful pontoon boat journey around the lake for your guests - gorgeous
→ Overflow accommodation nearby b&bs, resorts, & hotels for all of your additional overnight guests

For lovers of each other

• LAKESIDE MUSKOKA COTTAGE • UNIQUE LGBT WEDDINGS • FOR NATURE LOVER'S •

• OUTDOOR & INDOOR CEREMONIES • LAID BACK, FUN-FILLED MEMORIES • LOVE & LAUGHTER 

antique metal coffee mugs sitting side-by-side so they spell LO-VE vintage tin sign that reads eat, drink and be married