SOURCE: Resorts of Ontario

Resorts of Ontario

May 09, 2016 10:02 ET

Resorts of Ontario: Destination Resort Weddings More Popular Than Ever

Resorts of Ontario, the Leading Association of Ontario Resorts, Inns and Lodges, Reports That Ontario Resorts With Wedding Facilities have Never Been Busier as the Popularity of Destination Weddings Continues to Grow

ORILLIA, ON--(Marketwired - May 09, 2016) - "Destination resort weddings are more popular than ever, and because of this growing trend, Ontario accommodation properties that cater to wedding groups are reaping the benefits," reports Resorts of Ontario (, an association representing over 100 of Ontario's finest resort hotels, country inns, lodges, and housekeeping cottage properties. "The wedding market, which includes wedding receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and honeymoons, is crucial to many Ontario resorts because it represents a substantial revenue source. Weddings supplement room business, putting heads in beds, which is of particular importance during the slower swing seasons," states Grace Sammut Executive Director of Resorts of Ontario.

"While years ago, the term destination wedding mostly referred to weddings that took place in far away locales like Europe and the Caribbean, today, due to the low Canadian dollar, and the inconvenience and high cost of air travel, Canadian couples are looking closer to home at Ontario's excellent inns, lodges, and resorts for their ideal wedding venue. And, Ontario wedding resorts have stepped up to the plate by offering creative wedding packages, specialized services, and enhanced facilities to accommodate the wedding market," says Sammut.

"Ontario wedding resorts represent exceptional value, especially when compared to the costs involved holding a wedding overseas. They offer an incredible choice of venues to suit every style, taste, and budget, from full-service resorts to intimate boutique inns. Ontario has romantic wedding resorts with historic charm, waterfront resorts that allow for a spectacular outdoor ceremony by the lake, and so much more. Some resorts offer turn-key wedding planning where the bride doesn't have to lift a finger. Other resorts will work with the bride with the arrangements to create the wedding of her dreams. At some Ontario wedding resorts, you can reserve the entire property for the day and night of the wedding, the weekend, or for the whole week, turning a wedding celebration into an extended holiday for the bridal couple, their family, and friends," adds Sammut.

About Resorts of Ontario: Ontario's leading association of inns, lodges, and resorts, Resorts of Ontario is a non-profit organization that has provided marketing and advocacy services for the Ontario tourism industry for over 70 years. Resorts of Ontario member resorts offer a wide range of incredible Ontario vacation experiences, accommodation types, resort amenities and price ranges. All Resorts of Ontario accommodation properties maintain a strict standard of excellence and deliver quality and value. The Resorts of Ontario Preferred Suppliers Division serves the needs of the hospitality sector. For more information about Resorts of Ontario or to plan your next Ontario resort vacation or resort getaway in Ontario, visit

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