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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 sure 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 gorgeous 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
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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall
Historic

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Modern
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?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

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 peak season?

$2,750

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

$2,750

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 plated service?

$50

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

$50

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$25

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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16 reviews
Tori
Tori Sent on 19/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible!

We had the most wonderful coordinator Shaughnessy! She made everything go so smoothly, she checked on me multiple times in the day to make sure I was doing okay and if I needed anything, my dad uses a wheelchair and the building was accessible and Shaughnessy made sure she went above and beyond to make sure he was comfortable! We got some incredible photos in the Fort and I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better day! 1000% worth it
Celine
Celine D. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We Cannot Thank This Team Enough!

Working with Shaughnessy, Alex, and the Fort Henry team was an absolutely pleasure and we owe much of the success of our day to their hard work, diligence, and expertise. We planned our wedding during some trying times through illness, the birth of our first child, the end of COVID, and Shaughnessy and Alex worked with us through all of this! We sincerely cannot thank them enough for making our perfect day happen.
Drew
Drew T. Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Venue!

My husband and I got married at the Great Hall (Fort Henry) in July 2023. From the first venue tour, the staff were extremely prompt, friendly and professional in their communication with us. They answered all of our questions, were quick to respond to all follow up emails, and protactive in communicating any changes, procedures and deadlines to us throughout the planning process. The venue coordinator we worked with (Shaughnessy Bassett) was so kind and attentive to our needs. She was so helpful during the site visit and floor planning stages, she provided flexible rehearsal/final check-in accommodations given that we were coming from out of town, and she worked with our wedding coordinator day-of to ensure a seamless transition from our planned outdoor ceremony to an indoor ceremony due to inclement weather.

The venue itself is beautiful, offering a picturesque view of the water and Kingston skyline. The interior of the hall needs little decorating - we loved the wall of glass overlooking the water, the exposed wood beams, stone arch and floors. The outdoor terraces and patio furniture provided a quieter space for guests to mingle after the rain stopped, and we loved being able to walk the grounds with our photographers to get the most beautiful golden hour shots. We would definitely recommend this venue to other couples!

Other info: the venue provides ceremony and reception chair rentals at a very reasonable/low cost, and provides all reception tables (dinner, high top, buffet) at no extra charge. They also do the set up and tear-down of these items. Bytown Catering is the official/contracted caterer for Fort Henry, and we enjoyed their food and reception service! (Menu/service logistics and costing determined through Bytown).

Photography: Dear Darling Photos
Design, Florals, Planning/Coordination: Wild Bloem Studios
Torie
Torie M. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

Everything was perfect. Our day of coordinator Alex made us feel really relaxed and knew how to get some really gorgeous photos. The food was amazing, it's all our guests could talk about other than my dress.
Morgan
Morgan M. Sent on 18/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sara
Sara Sent on 23/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Brittany
Brittany H. Sent on 31/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 stop telling us how perfect the venue was and how everything was just gorgeous.

Highly recommend this beautiful venue and amazing staff
Jonathan
Jonathan C. Sent on 10/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
T
Taylor E. Sent on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolutely wonderful experience with Fort Henry and the staff- they made our wedding day so magical, we definitely recommend this location.

We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better day. So thankful to the staff at Fort Henry for making our wedding day so magical. Shaughnessy is absolutely amazing. She supported us leading up to and the day of our wedding. She is very professional, kind and always greets you with a warm smile.
The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, I would recommend this location over and over.
Thank you to everybody at Fort Henry for giving us such a wonderful experience.
K
Kelly S. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

The venue itself is gorgeous! The windows that overlook the water provided an amazing backdrop for our reception. The pictures our photographer captured of us inside the Fort are better than anything I could have hoped for. The venue also includes overnight parking, which was so helpful for our guests.

Beyond just the Hall, the staff are amazing. Shaughnessy and her team were so helpful, organized and quick to respond with any and all questions that we had. When an unexpected change in weather forced us to move from an outdoor to an indoor ceremony at the last minute, they were so quick to pivot and ensure that (somehow) everything still went off without a hitch! We felt so taken care of, and it was so clear that Shaughnessy is very passionate about the work that she does.

Highly recommend!
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Awards

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Great Hall at Fort Henry Real Weddings

Lisa & Sean
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Michaela & Matt
123 Photos 路 26/May/2018

Deals

Bytown Catering

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
Team Lead, Facility Rental Services

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

Alex Lauzon
Alex Lauzon
Lead, Facility Rental Services

I look forward to getting to know you! I love our modern venue with sweeping views and layers of history. I hope you will too.

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4 Fort Henry Drive K7L 4V8 Kingston (Ontario)
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