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Last update: August 2023

Located in Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, McLean Mill Historic Park provides a unique setting alongside a National Historic Site. This rustic park wedding venue inspires the most captivating outdoor photographs and offers an unforgettable experience because of its one-of-a-kind environment. It can be dressed up for an elegant evening or left natural for a rural ambiance against the backdrop of the forest and stars.

Facilities and Capacity

The facilities at McLean Mill Historic Park include on-site camping, the Great Hall, Village Courtyard, and Three-Tiered Forested Deck along with the potential of outdoor services within the Historic Site itself for an additional fee. These versatile facilities have a capacity for holding up to 80-90 guests indoors (outdoors many more). Please note, that our indoor and outdoor event capacity will be limited to BC Government's current COVID Health Orders. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a reception and/or dinner inside to make sure we can find a safe solution for everybody with regards to group size and regulations.

Services offered

McLean Mill Historic Park offers wedding couples a wide range of affordable services for their wedding day. They welcome you to bring outside vendors for your joyous occasion and they can supply recommendations to assist with the planning process. Their dedicated event coordinator is on hand to ensure that every detail of your celebration of love is accounted for. Their wedding packages include a variety of options such as your choice of ceremony location, use of a historic building for pre-ceremony preparations, and security services.


Established in 1924 by Robert Barlett Mclean, McLean Mill was registered as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1989. This former sawmill and logging operation is a surviving example of the early to mid-20th century logging and lumber industry in British Columbia. With original machinery, this venue steeps its guests in history.

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Uncovered outdoor

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Bridal shower
Engagement party
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Bridal suite
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Audio equipment
Dance floor

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Wheelchair access

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Reviews for McLean Mill Historic Park

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Emily G. Sent on 01/06/2022
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Incredible Venue!!

Look no further for a rustic, magical, woodland wedding venue! The staff at McLean Mill are helpful, kind, flexible, and work so hard to help make your wedding dreams come true. They are attentive to detail and whenever I felt like I was having a "crazy bride moment", they were there to reassure me and offer suggestions and help. We were so happy with the package we chose at McLean as well at the value for what we were provided with. It is a truly beautiful location to get married in and we are so grateful to have found this gem!
Alaina C. Sent on 30/09/2020
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WOW what an incredible day

Our wedding was perfect thanks to the staff at McLean's Mill. Everything went smooth and safely. Overall it was a huge success.
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5633 Smith Rd V9Y 8M1 Port Alberni (British Columbia)
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