Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nature is the perfect place to celebrate your love. Whether that’s a walk through the forest with a special someone or proposing to the person you want to spend forever with, conservation areas are naturally romantic and full of opportunity. With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, we want to share some never-before-seen photos of weddings, proposals and engagements from Terra Cotta, Island Lake and Belfountain Conservation Areas.
We started hosting weddings in our conservation areas in 2015. To date, we have hosted over 75 weddings and ceremonies!
Terra Cotta is a great wedding venue, if you want your ceremony and reception at the same location. The outdoor pavilion allows guests to hang out before the ceremony and after the reception.
Guests can play different games in the field including frisbee, badminton, beanbag tags and life-size board games.
The outdoor stage at Terra Cotta is a beautiful structure to say your vows in front of your guests. The stage is surrounded by built in wooden benches, which can hold up to 200 people.
Belfountain Conservation Area is one of our most scenic parks making it the perfect spot for engagement photos in spring, summer or fall. You could even take engagement photos in summer and have the ceremony in autumn. The conservation area closes in winter for public safety.
Photography is included in the wedding booking package or you can connect with us to individually book a photoshoot session.
Our staff are on site during your big day and will help make everything run smoothly.
Belfountain has beautiful structures to enhance any photo, including the Belle fountain, the Fox Folly, the suspension bridge, waterfall and Yellowstone Cave.
Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville is another cherished wedding venue. In 2018, we completed the outdoor amphitheater. The lake is a stunning backdrop to any wedding ceremony. The bridge on the side of the stage functions as the perfect isle to walk into the ceremony.
Island Lake also has numerous beautiful structures and natural elements to take photos with.
Having an outdoor wedding is a unique opportunity to offer guests activities and experiences indoor weddings don’t allow, like roasting marshmallows over a bonfire.
While hosting weddings, we also respect nature. Confetti, rice and flower pedals cannot be thrown in our conservation areas. We recommend bubbles because they are pretty and they leave no trace!
To learn more about weddings at our conservation areas, please visit our wedding page. And don’t forget, nature is also the perfect place to pop the question!
By Kimberley Laird, Associate, Marketing and Communications