Wedding Rentals

Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a grand setting for your upcoming wedding reception, ceremony, or bridal shower. Situated along the banks of the Canadian Heritage Grand River and surrounded by forest, ravines, and meadows, the site makes a perfect backdrop for your special day.

The stone 1840s/1850s Coach House holds a maximum of 110 people for dinner seating or can serve as an option for bar and dancing. For larger celebrations, your space can be augmented by an outdoor tent. The garden gazebo is a great backdrop for the ceremony and makes a perfect setting for a garden wedding.

The surrounding historic buildings, including the 1840s Greek Revival mansion, the towering surrounding trees and the views of the river provide a variety of opportunities and unique backdrops for your photographs. The grounds are expansive, and the parking is ample. Options are available for the ceremony and reception, the ceremony only, or for photographs only.

Ruthven Park provides the venue while you have the opportunity to augment the event by choosing your caterer, equipment, and supplies.

Please note that absolutely no drones are permitted on the site.

Everyone had an amazing time.  They were all very impressed with the Coach House, the Manor House and the grounds.  What a fabulous venue.

Thanks to you and your staff for all of your assistance and professionalism.   I would definitely recommend Ruthven Park for any function and hope to come back some time in the summer and relax and enjoy the trails!

~ quote from the mother of a bride married at Ruthven Park in June 2017

Ruthven was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding! It was a fantastic day and we couldn’t be happier with everything. We also received nothing but compliments from EVERYONE on how beautiful the property is… Thanks so much to [staff] for all of [the] help and support over the last few months of planning, [staff] were an absolute pleasure and so helpful and responsive… We will 100% recommend Ruthven to anyone and everyone we can for the future.

~ quote from a bride married at Ruthven Park in August 2017

2018 Wedding Facility Rental Package Rates

  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $1815.00 + HST
  • Reception: $1450.00 + HST
  • Ceremony: $550.00 + HST
  • Wedding Photography: $100.00 + HST

2019 Wedding Facility Rental Package Rates

  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $2000.00 + HST
  • Reception: $1600.00 + HST
  • Ceremony: $600.00 + HST
  • Wedding Photography: $150.00 + HST

2020 Wedding Facility Rental Package Rates

  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $2500.00 + HST
  • Reception: $1750.00 + HST
  • Ceremony: $660.00 + HST
  • Wedding Photography: $150.00 + HST

Wedding Rental Timeline

Are you interested in having a ceremony and reception at Ruthven Park? We can most easily accommodate a full wedding on Saturdays. As per our site’s Facility Rental Agreement, you will have access to the Coach House for the following periods of time:

Friday, day before wedding – 12 pm to 5 pm (for set up)
Saturday, day of wedding – 9 am to 1 am
Sunday, day after wedding – 9 am to 12 pm (for clean up)

Past Weddings

Click on the following blogs to see weddings held at Ruthven Park.

We invite you to check out our Pinterest account, where we have a board dedicated to weddings at Ruthven Park.

Wedding Booklet

Click on the link below to download our up-to-date Wedding Booklet, which contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions, vendor suggestions, documentation requirement details, and much more.

Ruthven Park NHS Wedding Booklet (updated May 27, 2018)

Spring Hours

The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Saturday and Sunday closed or by chance. 

The Mansion: Reminder that our regular tours of the Thompson Mansion season have come to an end.  2019 season will begin again May 18th.  Tours will be offered 7 days a week from May 18 – September 2, tours times 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.  Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or


Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0