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Great Hall at Fort Henry

Kingston, Ontario View map

About

Located in Kingston, Ontario, the Great Hall at Fort Henry is a stunning, waterfront venue that specializes in creating memorable weddings and special events. The Great Hall is perfect for couples who want to have an elegant wedding on a site full of history and tradition. Their Events Team will assist you every step of the way to make your big day is everything you imagined it to be!

Facility and Capacity

The Great Hall at Fort Henry offers high ceilings, an outdoor patio and amazing views for up to 140 guests for a seated reception. We have 3 amazing ceremony locations onsite for you to choose from including:

  • The Patio: large, waterfront 2-tiered patio in convenient proximity to the venue
  • East Park: a premium site encompassed by beautiful mature trees
  • South Hill: a premium site featuring a stunning full waterfront backdrop

Services Offered

The Great Hall at Fort Henry has an amazing team for delivering exceptional event planning assistance. The wedding package features the following services and amenities:

  • Ceremony and Reception Onsite
  • Licensed Patio
  • Wedding Suite
  • Set-up and Teardown
  • Furniture Use
  • A/V Equipment
  • Personal Venue Consultant
  • Ceremony Rehearsal
  • Clean-up
  • Overnight Parking
  • Fully Accessible

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, historic

Style

Classic, modern, waterfront

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,200

Plated Service (per head)

$40

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

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 catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Liquor license
Open bar

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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 off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$20

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

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

Limited bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
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    Morgan M. Married on 16/09/2022
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    An amazing Venue with wonderful service

    This venue was EVERYTHING and then some. We loved how we got to take pictures around the Fort. The backdrops were breathe taking. They were so helpful and flexible when it came to last minute questions or requests. We would host more events there if we hosted events!

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you Morgan for your kind words and feedback! We were honoured to host your nuptials on our South Hill and are thrilled you and Christopher enjoyed every minute of it. Your special touches were so beautiful and we hope to see you again soon, perhaps an Anniversary Celebration! – Heather
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    Sara Married on 14/08/2022
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    Beautiful, historic wedding venue!

    My husband and I got married at Fort Henry on August 14, 2022. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue! The historic fort was the perfect fit for us as a couple because my husband is a history professor and I'm a history teacher, and we met through this shared connection. The views were stunning, the staff was incredibly helpful, and the Great Hall reception space is beautiful! We held our ceremony in East Park and would highly recommend this lovely treed area. Thank you to Heather and Danielle who were with us every step of the way as we planned (and replanned when we postponed for a year due to the pandemic) our special day. We loved every second of our wedding day and could not have imagined getting married anywhere else! We look forward to coming back to visit Fort Henry again soon.

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Congratulations Sara and Alex! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both throughout the planning process and we’re thrilled your big day was everything you imagined it to be. Thank-you again for letting us be a part of your journey together as a couple. Your preview photos are stunning, and I definitely agree seeing your family & friends gathered in the East Park is so picturesque. We wish you the best in your marriage and hope to connect with you at the Fort in the future! Heather & the Great Hall Team
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    Brittany H. Married on 16/04/2022
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    Amazing highly recommend

    Absolutely amazing service heather and her team pulled off some amazing things for my husband and I and made our day beyond what we expected. We had some issues with our decorator and heather made sure it turned out perfect with even getting another company in to decorate! The day turned out perfect because of heather and her amazing team!
    Photo were beautiful and our guests couldn’t stop telling us how perfect the venue was and how everything was just gorgeous.

    Highly recommend this beautiful venue and amazing staff

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you so much Brittany for your feedback and I’m so thrilled you were pleased with everything! We had a wonderful time working with you and Sean, and your family and friends were such a delight to host for the evening. Congratulations again on this new chapter for your families and I wish you nothing but the best moving forward. PS. The archway photos are so incredibly beautiful!! One of my favourite spots as mentioned and captured you both so well! -Heather
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    Jonathan C. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Couldn't have gone better

    Julia and Heather worked with us in the months leading up to the event and on the day-of to ensure that it was such a perfect experience for everyone. Despite the changing and challenging public health restrictions we found a way to make everything work beautifully, sometimes on short notice! I couldn't imagine my wedding any other way than the perfect way it turned out. Thanks!

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    Thank-you Jonathan and Allison for sharing your experience. It was an absolute honour to host your beautiful wedding reception and we really enjoyed getting to know you both! On behalf of the Great Hall team, I would like to extend our sincerest congratulations once again on your marriage and best wishes on the new adventures to come! – Heather
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    Ryan B. Married on 13/08/2022
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    Excellent Fort Henry Team

    Heather, Danielle and the team answered all our questions, got back to us very quickly and were very helpful on the day as well as the days leading up to our event (wedding). A great team.

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you for your kind words Ryan, and what a beautiful photo of your nuptials! It was a pleasure working with you and Emily to plan your big day and we wish you the best in this exciting next chapter. Congratulations from the entire Great Hall Team! - Heather
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    Leeanne C. Married on 24/06/2022
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    Great coordinator, beautiful venue

    We had a lovely wedding at Fort Henry - it was everything we dreamed of and more! The day was seamless and everyone had a wonderful time!

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    Thank-you Leeanne for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Great Hall! We had a wonderful time hosting you and Aaron amongst your amazing family and friends. The sneak peak photos are spectacular and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Cheers to your happily ever after! – Heather & the Great Hall Team
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    Mindy S. Married on 14/05/2022
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    You won't be disappointed

    My daughter and son in law had their wedding at the Great Hall May 14, 2022 and couldn't have asked for a beautiful day, venue and staff. Heather went above and beyond and wish I could give more than 5 stars for a rating! Heather and her staff took care of everything and did some extras to ensure my daughter's day was perfect! The views, and pictures are absolutely breathe taking! You won't be disappointed!

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you so much Mindy! Kaylea and Cody were a truly fabulous couple and were so amazing to work with. We are honoured you chose the Great Hall to celebrate with your family and friends and we had such a fantastic time hosting you. PS. Thank-you so much for sharing those stunning photographs!! On behalf of the Great Hall team, I would like to extend our well wishes to all of you on your newly joined families! – Heather
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    Sarah D. Married on 22/04/2022
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    Absolutely Wonderful!

    The staff were so organized and helpful. They made sure our day was fantastic, we really appreciate all they did! It was a wonderful day in a beautiful place.

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you Sarah and Bill for choosing us to host your beautiful ceremony and reception. We sincerely enjoyed working with you both, and must say, your personal vows were truly memorable! On behalf of the Great Hall team, congratulations again and we wish you every happiness together! - Heather
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    Cassandra Married on 18/09/2021
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    September 10th wedding

    We had a wonderful experience getting married at Fort Henry, all staff were professional and kind. The event director always answered quickly and in detail. The catering was great and done well to ensure safety for our guests with allergies. All covid precautions and measures were followed allowing for our guests to feel comfortable.

    Over all we had a wonderful day and experience working with Fort Henry

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    Thank-you Cassie and Tim for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to work with you both on all the details of your wedding and to watch it all come together this September. On behalf of myself and the team at the Great Hall, we thank you again for choosing us to be part of your special day and wish you the best on this next chapter of your life! - Heather

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Deals

Great Hall at Fort Henry 1
Offer

Intimate ceremony locations are available on the stunning grounds of Fort Henry from May-October based on site availability. The rental fee for one of our premium ceremony sites, East Park or South Hill, includes onsite event coordination, free parking, set up and take down of event furniture, rehearsal time, vendor coordination and more. Our couples will also have the opportunity to explore the grounds of Fort Henry with their wedding coordinator and chosen photographer, offering a unique backdrop for memories to be made amongst the extraordinary historical characteristics of the fort. Ceremony chairs are available to rent onsite plus optional add-on's like our stunning ceremony arbours. Contact us for more details and pricing!

Great Hall at Fort Henry 2
Offer

Dreaming of a Winter Wedding? Perhaps an intimate New Year's Eve celebration? The Great Hall features a breathtaking view of the grounds through our floor-to-ceiling windows, all from the comfort of our heated, indoor ceremony/reception space. Save $200 on our wedding packages when you host your wedding with us between November-April! Inquire for more details.

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Meet the team

Heather  Lobban
Heather Lobban
Coordinator, Facility Rental Services

I can't wait for you to meet our friendly, dedicated Great Hall wedding team so we can begin planning your big day!

Shaughnessy Bassett
Shaughnessy Bassett
A/Coordinator, Facility Rental Services

I'm excited to welcome you to the Great Hall at Fort Henry so we can begin planning your special day!

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