White Point Beach Resort Weddings
White Point Beach Resort weddings have always been favorite weddings of mine. I am a Nova Scotia, ocean loving girl, for life. This resort is an absolutely stunning wedding venue for couples who love the thought of a Nova Scotia wedding on the ocean. It is located in Queens County, just under a two hour drive from Halifax. White Point offers lakeside or oceanside wedding ceremony options. Rates or capacity numbers listed are current when this blog post was first published and are subjected to change at any time.
My Favorite White Point Weddings
The Lodges, Cottages, Lakeside Retreats
White Point is a wedding venue that has many options for lodging your wedding guests, from the small rustic cozy oceanside cottages, to the main lodge of hotel rooms. This venue doesn’t stop there, perhaps consider one of the many lakeside retreat rooms. Your out of town, traveling guests are covered for their entire stay. The Ocean Lodge is a perfect choice for the bridal party to get ready in, it has plenty of room for everyone!
Lakeside Wedding Ceremonies
If you are a couple who perhaps likes a more quiet environment for your wedding ceremony, lakeside is most definitely for you! The ceremony location is surrounded by mature trees. It’s like an enchanted small forest overlooking the lake, quiet and cozy. You have the choice of having your wedding reception in the Lakeside Hall which is right next to the ceremony location or the Main Lodge, just a short walk up the hill.
Oceanside Wedding Ceremonies
If you are a couple who loves the sound of crashing waves and the smell of the salty ocean air like I do, oceanside is the choice for your wedding ceremony! You have the choice of the Main Lodge right next door for your wedding reception or the Lakeside Hall just down the hill. The beach is just a short walk away for your wedding photos.
White Point Grounds For Wedding Photos
For a wedding photographer the grounds of White Point Beach Resort are a dream! If you’re a couple who loves ocean style wedding photos this is the venue for you. The beach is just a short walk down a wooden boardwalk. It provides for stunning beach wedding photos by the ocean and among the massive rocks.
White Point also has amazing rustic options for wedding photos as well. First, the oceanside cottages and administration buildings are great backdrops. Second the stunning stone work on the back of the main lodge.
Did I mention the bunnies? Oh yes, White Point has bunnies, lots and lots of bunnies. How unique is a wedding photo of the bride feeding the bunnies in her wedding gown? Awesome!
Information on White Point Beach Resort Weddings
Have I enticed you enough with the many wedding photos I’ve highlighted here? Here’s a little bit of information on this amazing wedding venue. I hope it helps you imagine what your dream wedding could be like, if you were to choose this venue.
Sometimes there is a venue rental fee, to a maximum of $2500. This fee is dependent on a number of factors. It mostly applies to weddings on Saturday’s between May and October. Please inquire for more information on the venue rental fee. Wedding ceremony set up fee is $850. There is a minimum spend of $40 per person for dinner and $800 for wine. White Point supplies all catering. Wedding cakes are an exception.
White Point has two options for your wedding reception. The first option is the Atlantic Room located in the Main Lodge. It has a capacity of 150 guests for the buffet option or 180 guests for plated meals. The second option is the Lakeside Hall. This option has a maximum of 110 guests for both buffet or plated.
What’s Included With Your Rental
Wedding Ceremony Set Up
The White Point wedding venue rental includes everything you could possibly need to set up your wedding ceremony and reception aside from your own decorations. Couples can start their wedding day setup at 10am on the day of their wedding. This includes wedding ceremony set up, chairs, table for signing the marriage certificate, audio for your wedding ceremony and someone to run the music for you.
Wedding Reception Set Up
White Point provides and sets up all tables and chairs, linen, place settings and dance floor for your wedding reception. They have an in house sound system with podium and mic for your wedding speeches. It’s a good idea to ask your photographer where the best placement is for the podium for the best wedding photos. This venue provides their couples with a full catering service for their wedding day. From hors d’oeuvres and bar service, to dinner and late night food. How about a poutine bar!
The White Point event services department coordinates all details with respect to the venue. This includes ceremony time and set up, reception set up space, and coordination and flow of the wedding reception dinner. They will assist in helping with the rehearsal which includes the timing needed for the bride and bridesmaids coming down the aisle to the couple’s chose of music. The White Point event coordinator is as hands on as couple’s need them to be, from the date they confirm the booking, throughout the planning stages and on the wedding day. If a couple requires more in depth coordination and wedding planning, a 3rd party wedding planner can be hired. The White Point event services department is happy to work with all wedding vendors their couples have chosen.
Permits and Restrictions
Wedding Permits and Other Vendors
No special permits are required by couples. Don’t forget your marriage certificate, it’s the only permit you need. Couples may hire any wedding vendors they like for their wedding.
White Point is licensed and all alcohol is to be provided by the venue. Alcohol may not leave White Point, no drinks in non-licensed areas. Guests may consume their own alcohol in their accommodations only.
Wedding Decor Restrictions
Decor set up is 100% the responsibility of the wedding couple. There are a few decor restrictions which include nothing being removed or affixed to anything. The wedding ceremony décor needs to be removed immediately after the ceremony. Wedding reception décor must be cleared by 9am.
Noise Restrictions For Weddings
White Point has a property wide quiet time of 11PM. Any bonfires must end at 10PM. Any wedding guests returning to their accommodations after the wedding reception should be mindful of the quiet enjoyment of others on the property.
If you are looking for an amazing ocean feel, wedding venue in Nova Scotia, this is the place for you. If you want a wedding venue where you can have your entire wedding day in one place from beginning to end, this is the wedding venue for you. The ocean and lakeside views are just simply breathtaking as is the rest of this wedding venue!
1. White Point Beach Resort’s website.
2. Check out some of my favorite wedding advise blog posts…
Planning A Nova Scotia Wedding-a 12 months timeline.
NS Wedding Venues Plus Tips For Choosing the Perfect Venue.
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