I have recently got engaged to my Canadian girlfriend and we have started to think about possible wedding destinations for next year either in Toronto, where my fiancee is from, or somewhere outside the city. Having read some of the other threads on this site, I can see that there are lots of great options for holding a wedding in Toronto itself. However, I would also be interested to readers' suggestions for alternative wedding venues outside of the city, ideally in a waterside location set in really picturesque scenery. Although far, we would probably consider locations as distant as Muskoka if the place was perfect.
As I'm British and we currently live in London, there will be friends and family flying over from Europe. We thought it would be nice if the 'core' wedding party could maybe base themselves in a resort over the course of a few days or a week and get to know each other. If there were activities - walking, hiking, riding, water sports - available that would be a bonus. Ideally we could also have an outdoor ceremony by the water. However, any resort would have to be suitable for a wedding i.e. not too big, touristy, able to provide good food and service and, dare I say it, have limited children!
Tell me, good people - does such a place exist?
Many thanks in advance for your replies.