November 3, 2022
Parkwood Estate is a wedding venue in Durham Region located about 45 minutes from downtown Toronto in the heart of Oshawa, Ontario. This Oshawa wedding venue is Canada’s finest and last remaining grand estate and is home of the late Robert Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian auto baron and founder of General Motors of Canada.
If you are planning a Parkwood Estate wedding, here are some things you should know!
Built in the 1910’s, this 15,000 square-foot mansion boasts a whopping 55 rooms, great pillars at the front entranceway, a rod-iron cantilever staircase, and a bowling alley! Over the years, Parkwood Estate has been carefully preserved and conserved to showcase its art, architecture, gardens, landscaping, and original furnishings.
You may recognize Parkwood Estate from various TV shows such as ‘Murdoc Mysteries’, ‘Anne of Green Gables’, and Amazon Prime’s most recent feature, ‘The Boys’. Many movies have also been filmed on-site such as ‘HollywoodLand’ and ‘X-Men’!
Parkwood Estate hosts numerous gardens on site. The McLaughlin family had an avid interest in horticulture and landscaping, where the Parkwood gardens have references to the great gardens of England and Europe. The Gardens have been conserved to represent how they appeared in the 1930’s. A stroll through the grounds offers beautiful scenery of magnificent trees and shrubs combined with stunning sculptures found throughout the breathtaking landscape.
If you aren’t having a wedding at Parkwood Estate, you can actually go on a tour of the site. In fact, there are different tours you can experience such as the Auto Baron Experience Tour, Basement Tour, and Garden Tour. There is also a tea house situated in the Formal Gardens, which is a lovely place to enjoy lunch, light snacks, and afternoon tea, all with a gorgeous view.
Hosting a Parkwood Estate wedding definitely has a lot to offer. There are several picturesque spaces on the grounds and inside the mansion for you to choose from, while being surrounded by lush gardens and architectural landscaping.
All Parkwood Estate weddings have the ability to offer:
Your wedding ceremony can be held in the beautiful Heritage Garden. Within the Heritage Garden, there are a few specific locations to choose from:
All four options include photography access to the Heritage Garden!
If you are looking to host your wedding ceremony indoors, the Sunroom and Loggia inside the Mansion are also available for up to 100 guests.
For more intimate gatherings, there are the Italian Gardens, which is just outside of the Greenhouse and the Japanese Garden inside the Greenhouse for up to 10 guests.
The wedding ceremony packages are as follows:
For out-of-town guests looking for overnight accommodation, there are a couple of nearby options including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (3-star hotel), which is about a 3-minute drive or 10 minute walk from Parkwood Estate.
Parkwood Estate offers photography passes ideal for wedding, engagement, and family photographs! Outdoor photography passes will cost $275 + HST for wedding parties up to 20 persons. Indoor passes will cost $375 + HST for 1 hour of photography and up to 10 people maximum. Bonus, your indoor pass will give you full access to the outdoor photography areas for an additional hour.
Please note that the above prices and details are accurate as of the launch of this blog post. Please contact Suzanne from Kenneth Robert Entertainment, who coordinates all Parkwood Estate weddings, for the most up-to-date information.
You can check out the list of the best wedding venues in Durham Region to get inspired by more locations to have your wedding reception or ceremony.
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