Imagine an historical destination wedding in the Temiskaming region!
Why not, you will stand out from the usual thing! It will be different than the common tropical destinations, it can be held anytime of the year and you will end up saving money. Temiskaming Shores is a central location and offers a wide variety of options for ceremonies and receptions depending on the size of your group.
Our historical destination wedding offered at the Presidents’ Suites is nothing you have ever seen and it can truly become a moment that everyone will remember. We will work with you to ensure that your dreams become a reality.
Imagine your destination wedding on a private island! This is possible at the Presidents’ Suites.
Browse the sections below to discover how the Presidents’ Suites can make your wedding a success.
What Is a Destination Wedding
A destination wedding is any wedding in which the engaged couple and/or a majority of their guests travel to attend the wedding ceremony. The distance traveled can range from a few hours’ drive to days of international travel. The tropical destinations are most common.
Destination weddings are often more intimate in scale than close-to-home events. Destination weddings allow couples to have intimate celebrations with just a few guests or a larger wedding with as many as 75 friends and family members. A destination wedding allows you to spend quality time with your guests in a relaxing setting over a few days, making memories for years to come. Your guests will also truly feel that they are taking a short vacation away from the hectic daily routines.
Destination weddings give the couple the opportunity to choose a site that has a special meaning for them, a site that just “fit” their personalities–or they might simply choose a beautiful location they’d like to spend time in with their close friends and families. We believe that the President’s Suites can be that special destination.
Destination weddings can be as lavish or simple as you desire and there are endless options to fit all budgets, from a luxurious reception to a casual party. We can help you to plan and arrange your event.
Our Historical Destination Wedding
The President’s Suites is now offering a very unique ‘Historical Destination Wedding package ‘ for wedding groups up to 75 people. This historical destination wedding is nothing you have ever seen and it truly can be a day that everyone will remember.
The Presidents’ Suites is the perfect place to stay. We now have five historical homes with a total of 23 rooms. The spacious homes provide enough space for the wedding party, family of the bride and groom and friends. For family members who live outside the city, we offer a place that will easily include them in the wedding preparations. People will feel special if you offer them an historical home where they can stay and truly enjoy our beautiful region.
Here is what your historical Destination wedding could look like
Arriving on the Thursday
By arriving the Thursday evening, you and your parents will have this extra day just to discover and to fully appreciate everything that is offered at the President’s Suites. This extra evening is this important quiet time often required to set the tone for the perfect wedding. A bottle of wine, a cozy BBQ, a bit of time in the exterior spa…
Most of your wedding party and guests will be arriving on the Friday. People will get to discover the history of Cobalt’s silver rush through a historical scavenger hunt in the streets of Cobalt and Haileybury. Cobalt’s Silver Rush has been the largest silver rush the world has ever seen – it was even larger than the famous Klondike gold rush. Each guest is assigned a real character that lived in the era of the silver rush and can follow their footsteps in the communities. People are even provided with a costume to better to relive the life of these flamboyant characters. Laughter and incredible photos are guaranteed!
The large homes and their verandas at the Villa or the Lumber Barons’ House are perfect to host the rehearsal dinner with a great view on the lake. All the guests are welcome to spend the evening.
While the wedding party is getting ready with the services of variety of wedding specialists, the guests are invited for a 9-hole shotgun fun golf tournament at Haileybury’s historical golf course, one of the oldest clubs in Northern Ontario. The course was started in William Wright, a prospector that made rich from silver in Cobalt and gold in Kirkland Lake and became the founder of the Globe & Mail. Even non-golfers will appreciate the view of Lake Temiskaming on 8 of the 9 holes.
Haileybury has many options for marring in a traditional church setting with Anglican, Catholic, Baptist and Jehovah Witness locations. The impressive stone build Roman Catholic Cathedral is very appreciated with its impressive ceiling paintings and it’s unique organ.
For non-religious wedding, a few very interesting venues are possible. As an outdoor venue, the 9th hole of the golf course, overlooking lake Temiskaming is very pretty. In case of bad weather, a beautiful exterior pavilion adjacent to the Marina is available. For very intimate weddings, the large living rooms at a few of our historical homes can be set-up to be very charming.
For the reception, the Haileybury Golf Course has a Club House that can accommodate groups of 100. A large outdoor patio is a nice option for cocktails and photos. Other options are also available.
Imagine your Bridal Brunch on our privately owned Farr Island on Lake Temiskaming. Our 28-foot pontoon, stationed at the Haileybury marina can bring your guests to the island that was originally owned by C.C. Farr, the founder of Haileybury. The 6-acre island that is a few kilometres from the marina. The guests will discover the island, play outdoor games, and even swim. The island is also a great place for a photo shoot. The 20×30 large tent provides a nice facility for the brunch. If you prefer an afternoon event, it could be perfect for a simple group outing or a BBQ.
Tents and tables can be set up in any of our large yards for a reception or a more informal gathering.
And finally you can start the honeymoon early by staying a few days longer where you can just relax and discover our beautiful region by lake Temiskaming.
Looking for Just Wedding Accommodation & A Bit More
Over the last few years, we have provided accommodation for over thirty weddings. Even if you decide to have a wedding other than our historical destination wedding, we would be pleased to provide accommodation for you, your wedding party and close friends and a bit more.
We now have five historical homes with a total of 23 rooms in which we can accommodate 70 people. The spacious homes provide enough space for the wedding party and family of the bride and groom. People will feel special if you offer them an historical home where they can stay and truly enjoy our beautiful homes and region.
But the President’s Suites is also much more than a place to stay. It can be a great place for your wedding rehearsal with our large living rooms, a great place for a reception with our large patios, a place for your bridal brunch & gift opening.
Tents and tables can be set up in the yards for a reception. The solarium & the large living rooms can be setup for a reception with food and beverages.
Wedding Bachelorette Party
If you are looking for a way to gather up your friends for you or a friend’s bachelorette party, you’ve found what you’re looking for! The President’s Suites offers spacious historical homes where you can relax and have fun with your friends for a girl’s only weekend.
We can provide accommodation for your needs and help you live a unique experience, such as a spa or an outdoor adventure day. Having all these girls sleeping under the same roof will be fun for everyone and will help commemorate your childhood memories, when sleepovers were a weekly activity. We can also arrange activities such as a hike to Devil’s rock, an outing to our private island or our famous historical evening.
Wedding Planning & Services
When it comes to planning your perfect day, we can assist you through the process and link you up with wedding services in our region.
We are pleased to provide below a list of a few services and professionals in our community:
- Wedding planning, supplies & services
- Churches & Officiants
- Beauty salons
- Massage Therapists
Wedding Planning, Supplies & Services
Four Hearst & Eight Hands, Jennifer Jenkins & Anne McCrank, 705-648-5393 facebook
Luv It Event, Tanya Langford & Kara Johnston, 705-309-3135 facebook
Plan It Events, Taylor Hodgins 705-962-0559 Facebook
Up a Notch Party Décor & More, Tina Renaud 705-648-0346 facebook
Churches & Officiants
Anne-Denise Mejaki, New Liskeard, Ontario 705-647-6092
Suzanne (Sue) Weiss, Temiskaming Shores, Ontario 705-672-5148
Karen Marshall, Kirkland Lake, Ontario 705-568-7026
Reformed Episcopal Church of Canada, 310 Armstrong St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-4565
St. Paul’s & St. John’s Anglican Church, 506 Rorke Ave., Haileybury 705-672-2586
First Baptist Church, 65 Wellington St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-5026
Haileybury & District Baptist Church, 495 Rorke Ave., Haileybury 705-672-5855
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11 Edward St., Haileybury 705-672-2057
1st Temiskaming Congregational Church, 74 Jaffray St., New Liskeard 705-647-3808
Jehovah Witnesses, New Liskeard 705-647-7900
Bethel Gospel Chapel, 581 McCamus Ave., New Liskeard 705-647-6200
Haileybury Pentecostal Assembly, 583472 West Rd., Bucke Twp. 705-672-2020
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 45 Wellington St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-8401
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, 81 Maple, New Liskeard 705-647-5035
Paroisse Sacre Coeur Cathedral, 116 Diamond Cres., New Liskeard 705-647-5045
Salvation Army, 260 Whitewood Ave., New Liskeard 705-647-4115
South Temiskaming Pastoral Charge, 884402 Hwy 65 W., Diamond 705-647-5655
St. Paul’s United Church, 70 Wellington St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-4171
Justina Phippen Photography, New Liskeard 705-676-6480 Facebook
Manon Tulpin Photography, Kenabeek 705-676-6033
Michel Victor Héroux, New Liskeard 705-622-1488
Chrissy’s Photography, New Liskeard 705-676-7233 Facebook
Gisele’s Catering, New Liskeard 705-647-8466
L’Eden Rouge, St-Bruno-de-Guigues 819-728-2622 website
Rick’s Magic Touch, New Liskeard 705-563-8414 website
Elk Lake Eco Lodge, Elk Lake 705-678-2248 website
The Roaster, Earlton 705-647-3729 website
The BBQ Guy, Dan Hackett 705-647-2147
The Orchard, New Liskeard, 705-647-7117 website
DJ Bros, Justin Breault, 705-929-1163
Cutting Corners, 521 Sutcliffe Cres., New Liskeard 705-647-7539
Elusion Hair Design, Upper-17, Whitewood Ave., New Liskeard 705-647-4111
Fashion Fix Organic Hair Studio, 42 Armstrong N., New Liskeard 705-647-9300
Hair Port, 310 Marcella St., Haileybury 705-672-5277
Headlines, 32 Lakeshore Rd., New Liskeard 705-647-7868
Images Salon, 3-17 Wellington St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-3677
In the Highlight, 46 Paget St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-2049
Judy’s Hair Kare, 116 Lakeshore Rd. N., New Liskeard 705-647-3127
Just Cuts Family Hair Centre, 83 Dixon St. New Liskeard 705-647-4448
Lianne’s Sense of Style, 226 Laurette St., Diamond 705-647-2057
Mariette’s Beauty Salon, 289 Whitewood Ave. W., New Liskeard 705-647-7274
Perfect Image, 115 Georgina Ave., Haileybury 705-672-5700
Sizers Hair Design, 1-137 Whitewood Ave. W., New Liskeard 705-647-5585
Styles By T, 522 Ferguson Ave., Haileybury 705-672-5222
Sue’s Creations, 637 Browning St., Haileybury 705-672-2880
Top Notch Hairstyling, 1a-49 Murray St., New Liskeard 705-647-4066
Unique Hair Design, 484 Ferguson Ave., Haileybury 705-672-5052
Essentials, 15 Mary St. S., New Liskeard 705-647-0011
Healing Arts Clinic, 12 Elm Ave., New Liskeard 705-647-5696
Inner Healings Holistic Health & Wellness Therapist, 574 High St., New Liskeard 705-648-2505
Kneading Freedom Massage Therapy Clinic, B6-213 Whitewood Ave. W., New Liskeard 705-647-5380
Retreat To Life, 87 Whitewood Ave. W., New Liskeard 705-647-7768
Sue-Ann Gibson-RMT, 17 Wellington St., New Liskeard 705-676-6564
Your Link to Health, 166 Armstrong St. N., New Liskeard 705-647-5109
Starts Luxury Limousine Services, New Liskeard 705-474-3433 website
A Few Wedding Testimonials
We wanted to say a sincere thank-you to you for helping to bring together our wedding. Your thoughts & suggestions almost a year ago to wed at the Haileybury Pavillion, to celebrate at the Golf Course and to have our guests stay at the President’s Suites made for the most memorable wedding ever. We are so grateful for your help and kindness.
Janet & Marc, June 2014.
Our experience at the Presidents’ Suites was very memorable; its breathtaking scenery and fantastic location was exactly what we needed. Our daughter got married in August and the Presidents’ Suites was able to accommodate my immediate family; it was fantastic to be all together. Everybody was impressed by the historic house, which was so beautifully decorated. The wedding took place at the Haileybury Curling Rink, which was less than five minutes away. The Bride and her Bridesmaids were able to walk to their hair appointments in downtown Haileybury. As well, we were able to hold the gift opening the next day in the historical home. Our guest loved the Presidents’ Suites and would recommend this beautiful place for any event. I would like to thank Nicole for her hospitality, making sure we had everything we needed and always getting back to us promptly.
Paulette & Bill McLaren
A Few Wedding Pictures
We have several beautiful places for wedding photo shoot in the Temiskaming region and Haileybury. Planning authentic and beautiful wedding pictures to look back on should be definitely at the top of your list.
Take a look at a few photos taken by some of our guests in recent years.