Weddings at Mattawa River Resort

Whether you’ve dreamed of a Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter wedding, all can come true at Mattawa River Resort.
We offer various ceremony locations and a reception lodge with breathtaking views and the opportunity to take over the entire property for your special day.
With no other guests on the property your special day can turn into an entire resort getaway weekend for your family and friends.
Our wedding packages give you and your guests options of three-night packages or more.

Accommodation in one of our fifteen newly renovated cabins, 3-meals of fine dining, and recreation in an all-inclusive package starting at $275 per person per night.
From group bonfires with chili and hot chocolate, wine and cheese receptions, canoe races and so much more; with thousands of feet of private shoreline and 148 acres of pristine woodlands the ideas are endless.
So, come and relax, let us help you with all of the details of your special weekend.  Your family and friends will join you in an unforgettable event, the beginning of your journey together.

Plan Your Day

Mattawa River Resort is happy to hold your preferred date for 2 weeks while you go through your decision-making process, some blackout dates may apply, based on demand for that specific date upon receipt of a deposit.
Your destination wedding is not only a day for your family and friends to celebrate your wedding with you, but also to have a fun filled weekend getaway at a waterfront resort.  We can assist you in promoting this by providing you wording for the invitations and help with website edits.

If you wish, we can provide recommendations for the creation of your wedding cake/cupcakes and point you in the direction of some local vendors who offer this service.
We can provide a wedding cake service that includes cutting the cakes, serving it to your guests, plates, and cutlery for an additional fee of $75.Flowers, photography, videos and entertainment are extra.
Those items are normally arranged by the bride and groom however we can assist or make recommendation if needed.

Exclusively Yours

Make Mattawa River Resort exclusively yours to celebrate with your closest family and friends.
This exclusivity fee of $2,500 ensures exclusive use of the entire lodge from 2pm on day of wedding to 7 am the next day (other arrangements may be made with your coordinator).
In addition, couples receive

  •         Services of on-site Manager planning, preparation, and execution day of
  •         Run of the house room rate
  •         Set up and tear down of ceremony & reception
  • White on white crisp linens

Rehearsal & Reception Dinner Options

Couples can choose from a variety of options for the reception dinner including hors d’oeuvres, plated or buffet style entrees, vegan and vegetarian choices, children’s menus and late night snack selections.  Go outside the box for your rehearsal dinner with a BBQ if plated, family or buffet options don’t speak to you.
View a sample of our menu options below but keep in mind, if you are interested in something not found on our menus, our Chef and his staff are more than willing to accommodate special requests.

Hors D’oeuvres
Buffet Selection
Late Night Snacks
Plated Entrees

Beverage Selections

Open bar is available for weddings at Mattawa River Resort.
Find a full list of beverage options below.
You can make any selection from our wine list, or if you would like on that is not on our wine list but is available through the LCBO, we will be more than happy to get it for you.  Due to liability concerns, we are not able to serve homemade wines.

Beverage List

Wedding Policies at Mattawa River Resort

Food information

Abiding by a strict health and safety policy, Mattawa River Resort requires all food and beverage that is consumed during the event to be supplied and prepared by our culinary team. The wedding cake is the only exception to this policy, the storage and handling requirements must be organized through your on-site Wedding Event Coordinator.

Beverage information

The Cardinal Restaurant is responsible for the administration of the sale and service of all alcoholic beverages as governed by the liquor laws of Ontario. All liquor served during your event must be purchased under The Mattawa River Resort liquor license at the prices determined and posted by the Resort.

Guests of the facility and those attending the event may not bring alcoholic beverages into service areas.

Products other than those noted on our wine and beverage lists can be ordered upon request specifically for your function, based on availability from the LCBO. Special order beverages will be priced at costs determined by Mattawa River Resort.

Available Add-ons

  •         Birch Centerpiece on each table $50
  •         Bonfire with marshmallows for the night of rehearsal only (availability may be restricted due to local fire bans) $6
  •         Wedding Arbor $150
  •         Congratulatory sparkling wine toast $8 per glass
  •         Hot chocolate or hot apple cider station set up in lobby for wedding day activities $3 per person
  •         Infused Water Station prior to the ceremony $2 per person


All musical entertainment is subject to SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Musical Publishers of Canada) charges. For more information please visit their website—

Gratuity fee and taxes

Our current Provincial tax HST is 13%, included on all food and beverage, rentals, and services.

All Taxes are subject to change. A gratuity fee of 20% applies to all food and beverage.

The Venue

You and your guests will enjoy complementary use of canoes, pedal boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, volleyball courts, badminton, horseshoes, Bocce ball, 100 acres of wooded trails and more.  In addition, for a nominal fee, we have an outboard motor boat rentals and horseback riding.


Your Family Pet is welcome here. We know that family pets are part of the family too.  We welcome small to medium sized cats & dogs at Mattawa River Resort Pet Fee: $25 pet/day


Decorations and decorating are the responsibility of the wedding couple.  All decorations must conform to local codes and fire ordinance rules. The resort will not permit affixing anything to the walls, floors or ceilings with nails, staples, push pins or any other substances unless approved by management during planning in writing.


Fireworks must be provided by a reputable licensed and bonded company and arranged in advance with management.  Self-executed fireworks are not permitted. Sparklers are permitted when prearranged with resort management.


Free wireless internet services are available throughout the Lodge.


If cancellation becomes necessary, our policy is as follows.  If cancellation is 180 or more days prior to the wedding 100% of the amount paid will be refunded less the non-refundable initial deposit.  If cancellation is 0-179 days prior to the wedding no refund will be made.