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Chippewa-Pavilion

 

Hold your special day or event in one of the most beautiful, natural settings in the Thunder Bay area. Make your wedding vows alongside the sparkling shore of Lake Superior with an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant, surrounded by rich greenery and sunny blue skies. Celebrate the occasion in a gorgeous private hall, structured as a traditional wooden lodge. And don't forget about the amazing photo opportunities along the beach, among the trees, and with our historic antique carousel.

There are two book areas to book in the Pavilion:

1. Coffee House: Seats 80
The left section of the Pavilion is the Coffee House, formerly the Old Dining Room. There is a fireplace and small counter. You must provide your own caterer. No cooking facilities. Refrigeration is provided. Washroom building is located just outside Pavilion.

* Tables and chairs are available for a fee.

2. Dance Hall DecoratedDance Hall: Seats 180           
This is the part of the Pavilion most often booked for weddings, in the far right section of the building. A four-piece moveable stage is provided, which you can set up at one end of the room. You must provide your own caterer. No cooking facilities. Refrigeration is provided. Washroom building is located adjacent to the dance hall.

* Tables and chairs are available for a fee.

Please note that the Exhibition Hall (middle section of the Pavilion) is open to the public and is not available to rent.

Block Bookings of cabins/campsites for Weddings & Other Large Events

We no longer arrange block bookings of the entire campground (cabins/campsites) for wedding and events..

However, for weddings or other large events, you can block book cabins in your name (with a valid credit card) between Jan. 3 and April 30 of the current year of your booking. No later than April 30, each cabin must be assigned and booked (with valid credit card) by the individual who will be occupying the cabin during the rental period. Any cabins not assigned by May 1 will be released from the booking and will be made available to the general public to book. Contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at (807) 625-2941.

RESERVing the pavilion for a large event

To make a reservation for your wedding or larger event at Chippewa Park's Pavilion, begin by calling the Facility Booking Coordinator at (807) 625-2941 to check availability. Note that a $250 deposit will be required, non-refundable in case of cancellation. You will need to fill out the Permit Application (below), which contains useful information on other permits/rentals you may need to arrange with other agencies (for instance, LCBO Special Occasion Permit). In general, these are the steps in completing your arrangements for a large event:

  • Contact the City's Parks & Open Spaces Section for approval of plans
  • Contact Police, Fire and Health Unit as necessary depending on plans 
  • Obtain Special Occasion Permit (applications available at LCBO) if serving alcohol 
  • Obtain Smart Serve training if serving alcohol 

Rates:
Please see our Fees & Rates webpage.

Rules:
LCBO Special Occasion Permit must be acquired
Must adhere to Municipal Alcohol Policy and LCBO regulations

More information

Facility Booking Coordinator, (807) 625-2941

Facilities Permit Application (Booking Form)  Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 146 KB
Map of Chippewa Park 
Map of Chippewa Park Campground

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