Your wedding demands the uniqueness that can only be found at North America’s oldest stone fur trading fort. Located only 15 minutes north of Winnipeg on the banks of the Red River, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site offers both richly historic and serenely natural settings for this important celebration in your life.
Whether it is a small intimate gathering in a secluded spot along the river, a casual BBQ in our picnic shelter, or an extravagant event that spills out onto our beautifully tended historic grounds – the Fort has a venue for you. Of course, you are guaranteed excellent care and service by the Parks Canada staff that will assist you and your guests throughout your wedding day.
Contact us to discuss the details of your wedding. You will be surprised at what you will find at Lower Fort Garry, one of our country’s Top 10 National Historic Sites.
Numerous locations can be found throughout our 80 acres—whether it is an intimate setting in a copse of oak trees along the banks of the Red River or the uniquely historic surroundings of North America’s oldest stone fur trading fort, your options are limitless. (In the case of rain, we always reserve our banquet room or theatre as a back-up). Some of our historic buildings are also suitable for small ceremonies of less than 50 people.
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Our Visitor Centre, home to an interactive audio-visual exhibit, is a modern facility that includes a banquet room, theatre and washrooms. This is the perfect place for dinners of up to 100 people — enjoy your reception while the kids watch a movie or do crafts in the theatre. For large gatherings, set up a tent on the historic grounds, use our charming picnic shelter or marquee tent near the Visitor Centre.
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Lower Fort Garry’s beauty will captivate and inspire you and your photographer. On the veranda of the Big House, the doorway of the Saleshop, along our many paths through the grounds or a quiet spot among the trees—discover your perfect picture and memories that will last a lifetime.
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