Whether you dream of a beachside wedding, a picturesque green oasis gathering or a stunning reception with spectacular views of the historic Charlottetown Harbour, there is a place for your dream event in Prince Edward Island National Park and National Historic Sites.

Prince Edward Island National Park and National Historic Sites can provide the perfect setting for weddings, events, reunions and meetings. With many locations to choose from, you and your guests can find just the right backdrop with incredible vistas set in natural and cultural environments in which to host a truly memorable occasion.

Please note: Events are subject to Parks Canada approval and guidelines.

Questions? Interested in requesting an application form? Curious about having an event at a Parks Canada PEI location not on this list? Please email kimberlee.trainor@pc.gc.ca.

Locations

Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Wedding at Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site.

When you stand atop the hills at Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst, you can see immediately why this location was chosen so many years ago as an important destination for people coming to the island. Part of historic Mi’kma’ki since time immemorial, the land and shores surrounding this site were also the location of the first permanent European settlement on the island. 

Located adjacent to Rocky Point and across the harbour from Charlottetown, this peaceful park-like setting boasts unparalleled views of Charlottetown, its harbour and the channel from the open sea. This idyllic location features lots of open spaces and is great for larger groups, with an outdoor stage, parking and washroom facilities providing many set-up options. The Visitor Reception Centre offers flexibility for receptions and meetings with its newly renovated multipurpose space, connected to a kitchen and an outdoor deck overlooking the historic grounds. 

Amenities

Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site.

Multipurpose room, SkmaqnPort-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site.

  • Extensive parking
  • Audio-visual equipment available for rent, by request
  • Electricity 
  • Washrooms
  • Near water
  • Outdoor stage
  • Suitable for large events
  • Open green space with interpretive trails
  • Multipurpose Room in Visitor Reception Centre with equipped chef’s kitchen 
  • 86” flat screen TV and other equipment available
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Multipurpose room:
    Without kitchen: $294.40 for 3 hours ($98.13 hourly thereafter)
    With kitchen: $392.50 ($139.83 hourly thereafter)
  • Modern grounds: $65.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
  • Outdoor stage:
    $186.40 for 4 hours
    $343.40 per day (9:30 AM to 5 PM)
  • Audio-visual equipment rental: $39.20
  • Equipment set-up: $49.00
  • Electricity use: $34.30 + hourly surcharge for larger events

Cavendish Grove in PEI National Park

Cavendish Grove. PEI National Park.

This natural and serene 39-acre grove on the North Shore is a prime photography location. Filled with winding trails, sun-kissed clearings and beautiful mature trees of all kinds, Cavendish Grove is a lush, green oasis with plenty of room to explore. The maple grove trail is perfect for nature lovers, with its main path leading through a field of flowers to the sandy dunes of Cavendish Beach. 

The Grove has washroom facilities and parking and can accommodate groups of various sizes. In cases of poor weather, on-site events would require tenting as there are no indoor facilities.

Amenities
  • Parking
  • Audio-visual equipment available for rent, by request
  • Washrooms
  • Suitable for large events
  • Open green space
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Modern grounds with picnic shelter (2 hour minimum): $65.00 per hour 
  • Audio-visual equipment rental: $39.20
  • Equipment set-up: $49.00
     

Cavendish Beach in PEI National Park

Cavendish Main Beach, PEI National Park.

White sandy dunes topped with green marram grasses dominate the view of this marvelous summer haven. The pristine beauty of the Cavendish shoreline makes it not only a popular destination for locals and tourists, but also an excellent location for weddings and events, complete with a backdrop of vibrant sunsets and rolling waves. 

Cavendish Beach has a number of options for hosting events, offering an outdoor plaza, as well as covered picnic areas with tables and modern grounds. The beach facility has public washrooms, nearby parking and access to nature trails. 

Amenities
  • Extensive parking
  • Audio-visual equipment available for rent, by request
  • Electricity available at beach complex
  • Washrooms with showers
  • Near water
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Beach complex and covered picnic area (2 hour minimum): 
    Per hour: $98.10
    Per evening: $343.30
    Per day: $490.60
  • Modern grounds (2 hour minimum): $65.00 per hour
  • Beach pergola (maximum 1.5 hours): $68.70
  • Equipment set-up: $49.00
  • Audio-visual equipment rental: $39.20
     

Greenwich in PEI National Park

Greenwich in PEI National Park.

Truly a jewel in the crown of Prince Edward Island National Park, Greenwich is located in eastern Prince Edward Island near the town of St. Peters. Home to a rare parabolic dune system and the highest sand dunes on Prince Edward Island, this visually stunning setting is guaranteed to wow any visitor and can be a versatile option for your special day with ample indoor and outdoor space and plenty of parking for guests.

For indoor ceremonies or gatherings, Greenwich can host up to 125 people for both standing and sitting events. The accessible Visitor Information Centre has a spacious interior complete with kitchen facilities and a multipurpose room with flexible seating options. Greenwich Beach has a covered beach facility for outdoor events with nearby change rooms, composting toilets, picnic areas, breathtaking views and a covered kitchen shelter. 

Amenities

Greenwich Interpretation Centre, Prince Edward Island National Park.

Greenwich Interpretation Centre.

  • Parking
  • Audio-visual equipment available
  • Electricity (indoor only)
  • Indoor facilities:
    Multipurpose room with screen and projector available
    Kitchen 
  • Washrooms
  • Suitable for large events
  • Near water (at Greenwich Beach)
  • Audio-visual equipment available for rent, by request
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Audio-visual equipment rental: $39.20
  • Equipment set-up: $49.00
  • Visitor Information Centre (non-operational hours): $490.60 per event, per day
  • Multipurpose room: $65.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
  • Picnic shelter (maximum capacity 30):
    $65.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
    $490.60 per calendar day
  • Modern grounds: $65.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
  • Whole site: $1,962.60 per day

Stanhope Beach in PEI National Park

Dalvay Beach.
Dalvay Beach. Photo credit: Louise Vessey.

With beautiful dunes and sandy beaches, Stanhope Beach is a favourite located just one kilometre from Stanhope Campground. This spot is a great choice for those who want beautiful vistas without all of the fuss. Hiking and biking trails are nearby, offering the perfect opportunity for bird-watching and wildlife viewing!

This location has boardwalk access to the beach and is equipped with mobility mats, making the shoreline highly accessible for guests with mobility issues. Perfect for an intimate beach ceremony, this site offers an outdoor covered beach facility overlooking the water with a kitchen shelter and tables, an indoor multi-use space, washrooms and nearby parking. Along the same shoreline, Brackley and Dalvay beaches are also available for weddings and events.

Amenities
  • Limited parking
  • Audio-visual equipment available
  • Electricity available
  • Washrooms
  • Near water
  • Showers
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Indoor multi-use space (maximum capacity 30, 2 hour minimum):
    Per hour: $98.10
    Per day, 8AM to 4PM: $343.40
    Per evening, 4PM to 9PM: $490.60
  • Modern grounds: $65.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
  • Audio/visual equipment rental: $39.20
  • Equipment set-up: $49.00
  • **Pergola (Brackley Beach only, maximum 1.5 hours): $68.70

Ardgowan National Historic Site

Ardgowan National Historic Site.

This picturesque example of Gothic-revival architecture was once the home of Father of Confederation William Henry Pope, where he hosted a tea during the Charlottetown Conference. 

Stately, mature trees dominate the garden areas, creating a peaceful, natural escape from city life. A charming orchard area to the far side of the garden is the perfect place for photography, picnics, intimate ceremonies and gatherings of up to 40 people. Electricity and garbage removal services are available by request. Please note that there is limited parking during operational hours and no access to washrooms or indoor facilities.

Amenities
  • Parking (limited during operational hours)
  • Audio available
  • Electricity available
  • Open green space
Pricing
  • Wedding ceremony: $30.00
  • Non-refundable booking deposit: $49.00
  • Historic grounds:
    $105.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)
    $785.00 per day
  • Electricity use: $34.40 + hourly surcharge for larger events
  • Garbage removal: $74.30