For any couple planning a wedding, once the excitement of saying “yes” wears off, it’s time to get down to the details. And there is perhaps no bigger detail to iron out than the location. Enter design expert Tommy Smythe! He’s back with season 2 of Where To I Do, the show that helps engaged couples find their perfect place to tie the knot.
On the show, Tommy takes couples on a tour of three completely unique spaces. From castles to greenhouses to mountain retreats—and everything in-between—Tommy presents the best options to help the couple lock down this key detail for their dream day. Each space is then brought to life in an impressive graphic to help the couple decide—but viewers have to wait until the big day for the grand reveal.
Looking for some inspiration and can’t wait until the season 2 premiere of Where To I Do? No sweat. Here’s a peek at some of Canada’s most stunning wedding venues that make an appearance in the upcoming season.
Five of the most stunning wedding venues in Canada
Emerald Lake LodgeLocated in Yoho Nati onal Park (Banff National Park’s more quaint younger sibling) Emerald Lake Lodge is nestled on the shores of the turquoise Emerald Lake, surrounded by towering mountains, and blanketed in silence from zero cell reception. This lodge is a true escape. Origi nally built in 1902 by the Canadian Pacific Railway to encourage tourism, the lodge was restored and winterized in 1986 and chalet - style guest accommodation was added. When you opt to “rent your own island” for your wedding it is an intimate weekend with o nly you and your guests at the lodge. From hiking, cross country skiing, to sitting by the cozy fire there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is a memorable and intimate way to share your love with friends and familyShutterstock
David Dunlap ObservatoryThe David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) is a large astronomical observatory site just north of Toronto in Richmond Hill, Ontario, housed on a 189 - acre estate. The telescope and adjacent building were built in 1935 and owned by the University of Toronto until 20 08. Its primary instrument is a 74 - inch reflector telescope, at one time the second - largest telescope in the world, and still the largest in Canada. This is not typically a wedding venue and is the perfect out - of - box space for Ana and Marko to tell their s tory as it was written in the starsShutterstock
Whispering SpringsGlamping, anyone? Whispering Springs is a brand new wilderness retreat and “g lamp - ground” only 90 minutes outside of the city. Not only is it perfect for the couple who loves the great outdoors, it’s one of the most unique outdoor wedding venues around, perfect for the couple who are campers at heart.The Forest Chapel at Whispering Springs
Summit LodgeWith breathtaking panoramic vie ws of the coastal mountain range, the Stawamus Chief, and Howe Sound, the Summit Lodge at the top of the gondola is an unbeatable location. The floor to ceiling windows and cedar beams boast a fantastic mountain retreat to hold a wedding.Shutterstock
The Atrium at Ricarda’sThe Atrium at Ricarda’s is contemporary, yet classic. The space is b uilt around the historic 134 Peter St. building from 1910. Hard to believe it started as a Weston’s biscuit factory. Now the exposed brick gives the otherwise modern space a sense of history and warmth. At 8,000 square feet and with a seated capacity of 30 0 there is ample space to plan the night of your dreams. The venue is affiliated with Ricarda’s, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant, and the weddings are catered by them. Every bite is tantalizing and able to be completely customized.The Atrium at Ricarda’s
You can watch season 1 of Where To I Do in the playlist below! Season 2 returns Tuesday, May 7th on Gusto and you can watch full episodes the following day on Gusto’s YouTube channel.