January 6, 2022
The moment you enter the driveway heading into The Carvers Cottage, you are instantly struck in awe. From the carved sculptures on the pillared gate at the entrance to the many carved sculptures lined up one after the other as you drive to the main building, it was definitely a sight to see.
This family-owned Pickering wedding venue located in northern Pickering, Ontario, was literally built from the ground up. The land used to be pure forestry until owners Sandra and Luke eventually decided to wipe a good chunk of the trees down to construct what is there today. This wedding venue in Durham Region is located about 50 minutes away from downtown Toronto. For those looking to host their micro wedding or large wedding at a cottage wedding venue with a beautiful rustic charm and with endless photography locations, this one’s for you!
Everything you see at The Carvers Cottage was built from Sandra and Luke’s very own hands; I kid you not. Yes, this includes the TWO scenic ponds, river streams, the getting-ready Bridal Cabin, and even the wedding ceremony chapel and covered bridge!
Interior of the Bridal Cabin
Interior of the Bridal Cabin
There are plans in the future to build another bridal cabin to get ready in.
When you host your wedding ceremony here, you will receive a carved signage with your names that will be hung along the wedding ceremony arbor upon entering the wedding ceremony location.
Pathway leading to wedding ceremony location
Wedding arbor where your carved signage will be hung
The wedding ceremony’s covered bridge can accommodate up to 110 guests with additional seating if necessary.
The wedding ceremony covered bridge (front)
The wedding ceremony covered bridge (rear)
The wedding ceremony location has a beautiful gazebo, as well.
Wedding ceremony gazebo
There are numerous locations on-site to take your wedding photographs such as the ponds, pathway through the forest, and open fields. A very popular area where couples get their photographs taken is in the boat found in their north pond!
North Pond Deck & Boat
Pathway leading to forest trail
As The Carvers Cottage is located in the northern part of Pickering, there are no nearby hotel options available, unless you make your way down by Highway 401.
Here are a couple of things to consider if you plan to host your wedding at The Carvers Cottage. This wedding space can only accommodate wedding ceremonies. This means that you will need to find another location to host your wedding reception. Another thing to consider is that no outside food is allowed on the premises. Since you can only host a wedding ceremony here, chances are you can find overnight hotel accommodation closer to your wedding reception location.
On The Carvers Cottage website, there is a list of preferred vendors that you may choose from, as well.
Please note that the above details are accurate as of the date of this blog post. Please contact Sandra 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.
One of the most important vendors is your photographer that you select for your wedding. Learn more about The Brian Ly Photography Wedding Experience for photographs that capture real moments showcasing your authenticity and connection, so you can be present in the moment.
Address: 3400 Concession Rd 9, Pickering, ON
Phone: (905) 649-8000
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