Parks are beautiful places for your special day. With approximately 2,500 acres of parkland in Windsor, Parks and Recreation offers formal gardens, naturalized parks, riverfront views, and more. There is a nominal administration fee to reserve your date, location, and time. Call 519-253-2300 for more information.
Address: 3277 Sandwich Street West
Located in one of the most historic areas in Windsor, Mackenzie Hall is a living link between our colourful legal past and our artistic present. Constructed of limestone in the class revival style, Mackenzie Hall is a beautiful location for a wedding. Contact the staff at Mackenzie Hall to discuss rental availability.
Malden Park Visitor Centre
Address: 4200 Malden Road
The Malden Park Visitor Centre is nestled within 180 acres of rolling naturalized parkland and only minutes from downtown Windsor. The centre has a banquet hall on the main floor with expansive windows showcasing the surrounding park. This chalet offers a secluded yet modern feel with its soaring cathedral ceiling and contemporary good taste.
Ojibway Nature Centre
Address: 5200 Matchette Road
The Objiway Nature Centre is located within the naturalized beauty of Ojibway Park and prairie. The centre boasts magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows in the fireplace room, offering a panoramic view of the forest and naturalized park.
Address: 1899 Niagara Street (at Kildare Street)
Willistead Manor is the perfect location for weddings. Each room has a unique design to best suit your wedding theme and needs. The professionally trained staff can assist with planning and provide meticulous detail to ensure your event surpasses expectations.
Outdoor Photography at The Manor:
Paul Martin Gardens - A formal gated perennial garden with walkways ideal for wedding and special event photos. The Gardens are available by reservation only and an additional fee applies.
Willistead Park - Photo sessions are free of charge; use operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: 8787 McHugh Street
The WFCU Centre is the perfect backdrop for your special day. The centre has several beautiful and distinctive spaces available to choose from including space for wedding showers. Please contact centre staff to schedule a private tour to discuss the details of your wedding day.
All City of Windsor Community Centres are suited to host weddings. Visit the Facilities for Rent page to see just how many options are available to you!
To reserve a space for an outdoor wedding ceremony, call 519-253-2300. There is a nominal administration fee to reserve your date, location, and time.
Location: 125 Tecumseh Road East, Dougall Avenue and McDougal Street
Jackson Park is one of the most popular wedding sites in the city. The park features some of the most magnificent formal gardens and fountains in all of Windsor. For those planning a spring ceremony, you can look forward to enjoying a beautiful backdrop full of hundreds of flowering bulbs. Later in the season, look forward to a ceremony in the midst of summer perennials and lush annuals. There is a designated wedding location west of the gardens that can accommodate wedding ceremonies both large and small.
Location: Riverside Drive East, between George Avenue and Strabane Avenue
Alexander Park runs along the south bank of the Detroit River. Riverfront views, wedding gazebo, and ample parking make this a fantastic location for your special day. One of the benefits of Alexander Park is the proximity to other riverfront parks such as Reaume Park-Coventry Gardens. This park is one of the pristine locations for wedding photos in the city (no permit required; no fee; first-come, first-served).
Location: Riverside Drive East, east of Flora Avenue
Located adjacent to the Lakeview Park Marina, Shanfield Shores is a hidden gem along Windsor's riverfront. This park is ideal for an intimate wedding ceremony with beautiful views of the Detroit River, Peche Island, and Lake St. Clair.
Still haven't found what you are looking for? Consider one of the many other Parks located in the City of Windsor
There is no charge or permit required for taking wedding photographs in a park. Notable locations include riverfront parks such as Dieppe Gardens, Reaume-Coventry Gardens, Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens, and the Windsor Sculpture Park. For formal gardens, fountains, and various memorials, visit the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens located in Jackson Park. There are various naturalized areas located throughout the city: Ojibway Park, Malden Park, and the Little River Corridor have spaces that have been left to natural grooming to create beautiful background scenery for wedding photos.
Wedding photos in parks operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may have to wait and/or share your preferred area with other wedding groups.
Available by Reservation:
- Paul Martin Gardens at Willistead Manor: A formal gated perennial garden with walkways ideal for wedding and special event photos. Call 519-253-2365 to make arrangements. A fee is charged.
- Mackenzie Hall Park: The Victorian Gazebo is located in the park adjacent to Mackenzie Hall. The area is beautifully landscaped with flowers and mature trees. Call 519-255-7600 to make arrangements. A fee is charged. You will be given access to both the park and the building for your photos.
Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, call 519-253-2300.