For more information about hosting a private event at Muskoka Discovery Centre please call 705-687-2115 or email

2018 Wedding Planner

2018 Meetings and Events Planner

The Muskoka Discovery Centre is a unique venue sure to add excitement and interest to your private event. Wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, small and mid-size meetings, presentations, press conferences, workshops, seminars and trade shows can be accommodated.

The Muskoka Discovery Centre features a number of unique and attractive rental spaces that will ensure a memorable special event. Other great features include audio/visual equipment, flip charts, elevator, ample parking, and universal accessibility.

Facility rentals help support the core mandate, which includes care of the magnificent collection of artifacts, curatorial research activities and educational programs.

Here are just a few types of events that we are able to accommodate:

MDC Wedding

 Wedding Ceremonies

The Muskoka Discovery Centre offers a truly unique setting for a ceremony, any time of year. Weddings are closed to the public, and the entire facility is available for your guests to peruse. Ceremonies can be held on a replica of the R.M.S. Segwun or on a beautiful white porch from the Grand Hotel and Resort Era.
The Discovery Centre can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests amongst our exhibits and artifacts, while the bridal party prepares in a private room.

Wedding Bonus

No extra charge for wedding rehearsal

Spectacular backdrops for wedding photographs

Option for guests to tour Museum while wedding party takes photographs


This venue is perfectly outfitted for a wedding reception, for intimate gatherings or larger groups. Exhibit hall space can be setup with buffet tables, coffee and tea stations, a dance floor, head table, round tables, comfortable chairs, and fine white English china. This establishment is fully licensed and several bar options are available. Linen is not included with facility rental, but we are happy to arrange to rent on your behalf!

Rehearsal Dinners

Whether your ceremony is at the Wharf, on the steamships or at the Muskoka Discovery Centre, the Centre is the perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner. Round tables and comfortable chairs lend an upscale atmosphere to get prepared for your special day. Many options are available, so book an appointment to discuss what is best for your needs. When it comes to extraordinary service, this is the real deal.

Wedding Reception MBHCConferences & Meetings

Whether you’re a small team or a large company, we want to provide you the best place to conduct your meeting, training session or annual work gathering. We have several options for rooms, or you can rent the whole facility in order to accommodate your company employees. Rooms can be set up for lectures, boardroom meetings or even live demonstrations. Wireless Internet, and large screens are available for PowerPoint presentations or slideshows.

Gala Fundraisers

If you’re looking to host a grand event, where better than amongst years of history of the Muskoka region? Guests can peruse exhibits and artifacts while enjoying live entertainment and even a catered dinner.

The Muskoka Discovery Centre requires little decoration as it showcases amazing artifacts and history. A multitude of options for cocktail area setups, as well as bar, and table placement means every event is unique.

Let your event be the most memorable of the year, where guests will marvel at the food and drink, enjoy the company and feel comfortable in their surroundings.

Muskoka Wedding Show

 Trade Shows

There is nowhere better to showcase your products and ideas than an exhibit hall. You can plan and prepare for a dynamic, successful show. Space is available for exhibits, demonstrations, and even auctions. Microphones are available, as well as wireless Internet, and projector screens for presentations.

Celebrations of Life

Losing a loved one is never easy but celebrating a life lived is a chance for everyone to remember the best times and hold onto those forever. The Muskoka Discovery Centre wants to help you plan a day to remember your loved one, and reminisce about their accomplishments, achievements and entire life. Whether you wish to have an open house to visit with family and friends, or conduct a tribute in memorial, we can help to celebrate a life lived.

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