Looking for the best Muskoka venue to host your intimate wedding? I’ve been there!

Six years ago my soon-to-be-wife and I were looking for the perfect place to celebrate our wedding reception. We knew we wanted an intimate venue in Muskoka; a cottage-like setting, where no more than 100 of our most treasured family and friends could stay overnight for an authentic Canadiana getaway; where we could say our vows outdoors amongst the trees; and where we would all enjoy amazing food before we danced the night away

Having been a part of hundreds of weddings myself as a DJ, I know personal attention from the events team behind the scenes is truly what makes an event go from great to exceptional. When we met Jody Gillis on site at the Sherwood Inn, we knew from both the venue itself and her vision that we had found the place that matched all of our criteria.


Photo Credit: Definition Photography

Throughout the whole process, Jody and her team took the time to walk us through each integral step and decision, not skimming over minor details, nor hiding fees till the last minute.  They showed an understanding of weddings and a wealth of knowledge about their venue, the season, and the area.

We got a stunningly warm and sunny fall day, and were able to host our ceremony outdoors by the lake like we dreamed. When night set in, we headed inside for an outstanding meal and an all-night dance party with our closest friends and relatives till the wee hours of the morning.

We had full faith that Jody and her team would rise to the challenge for our wedding. Our expectations were not only met, but somehow exceeded with style and passion, proving that the venue is only as good as the staff running it.

Since that day, we’ve been back several times as a couple to celebrate anniversaries, and several of our DJs have also been back as a wedding vendor to provide the soundtrack for other peoples’ special days. We’ve highlighted the fact that we bring a Toronto flair to our advantage, and can offer city clients the sophistication they are looking for.

When asked to participate in the inaugural Inn-timate Open House this past weekend we said yes without a hesitation. We met dozens of prospective wedding clients like we were 6 years ago, and hope to have a positive impact on their lives and special days.

We know that every time we arrive at the Sherwood Inn we will be met with courteous staff, smiling faces, and great memories of the most magical weekend of our lives, and will continue to recommend the Sherwood at the top of our list to classy couples who want this kind of wedding experience.

Christina Van Kempen & Jody Gillis, Team Sherwood Inn

To inquire about the Sherwood Inn contact Conference Manager Christina Van Kempen (seen above with Jody Gillis) at (705) 765-3131 or cvankempen@clublink.ca 

We are Sherwood Inn’s preferred DJ supplier, so once you have your venue nailed down make us your next call: DJ Floh Back Productions

If you have already booked the Inn for your event, here are some wonderful vendors that we had the pleasure of working with on either our big day or during the Open House, or both.

Photography: Definition Photography, Visual Roots Photography, Ever Images Photography

Florists: Seasons In The Country, Port Carling Garden Centre

Wedding Planning: Holly Matrimony 

Tent Rental: Affair Tent & Event Rental

Strings: The Classical String Quartet

Bakery: Whimsical Bakery

Videography: Starshine Weddings

Do you have a Sherwood Inn experience to share? Tell us about it! Leave a comment below…