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Whether you’ve dreamed of a Spring, Fall or Winter wedding, all of your dreams can come true at Mattawa River Resort.

As a family-owned resort, we recognizes that every wedding is different, and every bride and groom have different needs and expectations. For each wedding, we work with you to find what matters most to you and to help you make those dreams come true! From where you exchange your vows to the menu of the celebratory meal that you select, to how the dining room is laid out for you guests, every detail is taken into account to ensure that your special day is one that you will remember for a lifetime!

You can choose to make your wedding multi day gathering of friends and family. Take pride in the beautiful setting you have chosen overlooking the water as you enjoy your favourite meals and toast to the future with your loved ones with your favourite wine or spirits. Or choose to make your wedding a destination and take advantage of all that our resort has to offer. Welcome your guests for great meals, boating, swimming, hiking and more in the spring and Summer. In the winter, skate on the river, snowshoe the trails or go ski at the hills nearby. It is your day – what we offer is all up to you!

Facilities and Capacity

You and your guests are invited to enjoy complimentary use of all of our facilities and recreational activities available at our 147-acre resort. In the winter, you may take to the trails on our snowshoes, or grab a fishing rod for some ice fishing. In the warmer months, you can enjoy the waterfront – a soft sand beach with walk-in access to the water, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and paddle boards. Guests can go for a hike, or just sit back on the dock and enjoy the great views and weather.

So, come and relax and enjoy all that surrounds your big day. Your family and friends will join you in the unforgettable event that is the beginning of your journey together.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Beach
Country club
Historic
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Country
Rustic
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$100

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$94

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$96

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$18

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$55

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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Reviews for Mattawa River Resort

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Latest reviews

Ashton
Ashton T. Sent on 19/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful experience!

Our wedding at Mattawa River Resort could not have gone better and been more lovely! The landscape is beautiful and quiet and the boardwalk between the cabins allowed the family to all visit together very nicely! There is so much to do! It is also pet friendly which was awesome so our furbaby could be a part of everything! The owners are very lovely people! They constantly were checking in to make sure everything was going well! It is a family owned place which is also a plus! Our experience could not have gone better!!
Lorraine
Lorraine A. Sent on 09/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience getting married at the Mattawa River Resort!

Nicole and her husband Adrian were wonderful to work with! They definitely went above and beyond for us, and all of our guests. It’s a beautiful place to get married with amazing views for pictures. We had a small wedding with approximately 50 guests. We made it a weekend event with most of our guests spending the weekend there. The cabins are cozy and spotless, the food was amazing and everything went off without a hitch! I highly recommend checking this unique place out for a wedding venue. Our guests loved it, and we all had a wonderful time. We have been back a few times since for dinner, and the owners always treat us like family! I am so glad we chose this resort for such a special day.
Brittany
Brittany M. Sent on 26/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

An absolutely gorgeous venue that speaks for itself. The lodge is spacious, warm, cozy, and rustic and overlooks the beautiful Mattawa river. Having all our family and friends stay onsite in the cabins was so fun! All of our guests had such a wonderful time and couldn't stop talking about how much they loved the venue. The food was delicious for both our reception dinner the night before and for the big day. The venue was very accommodating amidst COVID rescheduling, and gave us a lot of freedom in running our wedding. Thank you to the owners and staff at Mattawa River Resort for making our day so magical!
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Andrea Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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This is an amazing place for a Wedding. Nicole and Annie was great and very quick to respond. The price is very affordable, but the location and view seems like it should be worth a lot more. The photo opportunities are plentiful to get amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds. All and all, we were very happy with this venue and we recommend it to all of our engaged friends.
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Lynn Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

breathtaking view

We attended a beautiful wedding reception at the Mattawa River Resort. The outside has plenty of room for the wedding ceremony. And the inside had plenty of room for all of us guests. The views are simply amazing. Very beautiful. We had a wonderful time.
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Sarah Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

wedding on the lake

What a amazing venue. Beautiful place for a Wedding. I truly hope we are invited to another function here. The every aspect of this place is simply beautiful. Food was amazing, service even better but nothing beats the ambiance of the place.
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Anna A. Sent on 25/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A magical winter wonderland wedding!

Had our wedding close to Christmas time and it was fantastic. The resort in the winter season is magical with sparkling snow, glistening tree tops and charming lights. The lodge and cabins have northern Canadian character and beautiful rustic charm that exude quiet coziness. This is exactly what we wanted for ourselves during our special day and our guests. The location is absolutely breathtaking and perfect for photography. Cabins are perfect for accommodating guests, all at a walk away from the lodge.
Everything went extremely smooth thanks to the owners/professional and kind staff who were on top of everything. The cooks did an amazing job at making the appetizers and the main course: everything was displayed to perfection and tasted amazing. Was definitely pleasantly surprised due to my exceeded expectations! Overall had a wonderful time, would definitely recommend. This is truly a spectacular wedding choice in all seasons!
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Marina C. Sent on 08/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome and beautiful

It was a beautiful experience and scenery, all the workers were nice and helpful, I would highly
recommend this place, beautiful wedding experience!
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Sent on 08/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A slice of perfection

This venture was an absolute dream. The staff and owners are accommodating and passionate to provide, the wedding we wanted.
The food was fresh, homemade and made with love.
I have nothing bad to say about The Mattawa River Resort. It will forever be apart of lives and you should make it apart of yours.
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Meet the team

Nicole Grigorov
Nicole Grigorov
owner

Adrian and I Nicole purchased the resort in April 2017.

I felt lead by God to Northern Ontario. It makes me feel so alive here its my own piece of Heaven on earth!

My son was looking for student housing at Nippissing University and I started looking at real estate...... we found a beautiful Rustic very let go resort instead.... lol.

While touring the property, a beautiful cardinal appeared on the roof of a cabin and I knew my mom was guiding me here. Later CTV called on my birthday, the day my mom passed, and asked to film "The Cardinal" here...another sign I was on the right track.

A third Cardinal appeared in our lodge the day CTV came to book the resort to film the series "blackfly" which was unmistakable. This Cardinal was in a painting that was covered up for 20 years and for the first time unveiled in its glory. Cardinal Richelieu!!! I knew at that exact moment it was God himself guiding me and i was quick to pay attention.

My mom died in 2010 prior to her death she told me she would send me cardinals her favorite bird and I was to pay attention!!

I DID!!

My Family loved the area and decided to purchase and move 5 hours North with 4 kids. We left our home and all our comforts behind to experience a new life in Northern Ontario wit hope and excitement in our hearts.

"Let the renovations begin" as the resort was in need of love and we had lots to give!!!! Adrian, my husband, is a successful contractor and I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve always loved and respected Northern Ontario. It feels like home!! I love people and hosting guests. We both love to cook and mutually love hospitality.

So, this is my story!!!....... Am i a little CRAZY maybe a little but i believe God is Good and i am so happy to be your host so please give us call and have a tour our beautiful piece of Heaven on Earth I’d love to share with you all.

Nicole Grigorov

Owner

Mattawa River Resort

Map

6251 Hwy 17 P0H 1V0 Mattawa (Ontario)
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