Wedding Blog | Local Ideas to Entertain Your Wedding Guests

January 10, 2018

Whether your wedding guests live out of town or close to the venue, providing them with a few ideas to make the wedding go beyond the big day is an opportunity to keep the celebration going all weekend long! We’ve compiled a list of the best local establishments, restaurants and attractions in Southwestern Ontario - the St. Marys, Stratford and London areas - that can fill the pre- and post-wedding gaps.
 
From unique photo opportunities to getting hair cuts or makeup application in St. Marys to fun activities and dining in Stratford and London, your wedding guests will experience the full St. Marys #dreamwedding experience. Click here to read the full blog.

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A quick stop at the barber shop on wedding day can give gentlemen that fresh and refined look to make them stand out.
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Recommending local spots for wedding day preparation, including makeup, hair or spa, will be a treat for your female guests who are looking for an excuse to be pampered.
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Canoeing down the North Thames River or stopping for wedding photos in front of the historic waterfall, are some of the best ways to take in all of the beautiful local scenery on the Thames River in both St. Marys and London.
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Grand Trunk Trail provides one of the best panoramic views of St Marys, and is also one of the most popular photo locations for wedding parties.
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The Stratford Festival is a prominent Southwestern Ontario arts and culture hub that would be welcome entertainment to wedding guests during their weekend stay.
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Among the shopping selection at Bradshaws, located in Stratford, is a large array of kitchenware and home decor, perfectly suited for newly-married couples. Photo Source: Shutter Fotos.
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The Bruce Hotel features a variety of amenities and is within walking distance to many Stratford attractions, including the Stratford Festival.
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Toboggan Brewing Co. in London features an upscale pub atmosphere with a selection of craft beers brewed on site, an outdoor patio and beer and gear store.
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Wedding guests can spend their afternoon viewing a performance at The Grand Theatre, in the heart of downtown London. Photo Source: London Tourism.
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Labatt Park is one of Canada's oldest baseball grounds and home to the London Majors baseball team, sure to entertain the gentlemen in your crowd. Photo Source: The London Free Press.

Southwestern Ontario offers a variety of activities for all seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter - ideal for downtime either before or after the wedding. To better your guests' weekend away, put together a map of ideas for local activities, and even personalize it with a 'top ten list' of activities that you and your partner enjoy. Taking your guests' needs into account will be appreciated, as they will have a chance to catch up with friends and enjoy the local culture over the entire wedding weekend!




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