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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 a convenient prioximity 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

Testimonials

“We had a fantastic experience planning our wedding at The Great Hall at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario. We worked
directly with a talented coordinator who went above and beyond to make our wedding day run smoothly. The venue space is
absolutely stunning and was very comfortable for our 100 guests. Having the ceremony on the patio was like a dream with the beautiful views of Fort Henry Hill and Lake Ontario. We highly recommend this venue space for your event!” - Matthew & Sarah, 2019

"The Great Hall at Fort Henry truly is a hidden gem. From the beauty of the venue itself and its location on the water beside historical Fort Henry, to the helpful staff, this was the perfect venue for our wedding. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. We dealt primarily with Krysten and Heather, who were both very helpful throughout the whole process. From the first time we visited the venue, to promptly answering any questions we had throughout the year of planning, to Krysten’s coordination on the day of the wedding, the staff at Fort Henry is committed to helping their clients create a perfect day. All of the guests were raving to us about how beautiful the venue is. Everything went smoothly on the wedding day, and any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and professionally." - Heather & Joshua, 2019

"To start, we have no negative feedback. The venue itself is unique and one-of-a-kind. The picturesque scenery that surrounds the Great Hall is breathtaking and makes even non-professional photographs high quality. Our venue representative Heather was impressively effective. She was a professional in the the highest regard and helped navigate a stressful event with ease. She ensured the venue was open to outside agencies to come in and set up prior to the wedding. Heather is an extremely personable and approachable individual that made us feel comfortable to ask any questions we had prior to the wedding and gave us guidance and a clear view of what the wedding day would look like. Honestly, we cannot say enough positives about her. Bytown Catering provided a spectacular three-course meal. They were easy to work with. Our representative Cheryl was very accommodating. She helped us manage last-minute changes to the menu, provided alternatives for individuals with dietary restrictions, and answered any questions we had as we got closer to our wedding day. All in all a perfect day with high-quality services. We could not have asked for better. Thank you for all you did to make our day perfect." - Nick & Val, 2019

For More Information:

https://www.forthenry.com/facility-rental/weddings/contact-us/

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions:

https://www.forthenry.com/about/facility-rental/weddings/faqs/

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
Rated
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4 User photos

  • Jonathan
    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!

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    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
  • Sarah
    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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    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!

    Great Hall at Fort Henry's reply:

    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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    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

Awards

  • 5

Great Hall at Fort Henry Real Weddings

  • Michaela & Matt
    123 Photos · 26/May/2018

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.

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!

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4 Fort Henry Drive K7L 4V8 Kingston (Ontario)

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