The Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island offers visitors one of the foremost cultural, heritage and environmental tourism destination in the Charlotte Coastal Region of the Bay of Fundy of New Brunswick. Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. Lying in the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, this 500-acre island can be reached by driving over the seafloor.
Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century - the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. Sir William's vast house, his equally large barn and his bathhouse/artist's hideaway are on view, as are the beautiful carriage lanes through the woods and fields. Time stands still, and you're swept up in an atmosphere that makes you forget all about your everyday life and the here-and-now. Come explore! We're waiting to welcome you
Our services include venues for rehearsal dinners, over the tide wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.
The Bathhouse, built by Van Horne as his art studio is one of the most picturesque locations on the island. with a 360 degree view of the bay and surrounding area, this is an ideal spot for wedding ceremonies or rehearsal dinners. Maximum of 60 people can use this space.
Van Horne Estate, former summer home of Sir William Van Horne, Canadian Pacific Railway Tycoon. The near 700 acre island offers a nature preserve, historical architecture and facilities, museums, gardens and crossing the ocean floor.
Dominion Hill is an historic estate, a short drive from St. Andrews NB, that was recently renovated. The grounds and buildings offer a private setting for wedding celebrations. The Manor House has rooms and suites, a lounge, library and dining room. There are several cottages for guests, a wellness centre, hot tub and hiking trails. Work is underway transforming the barn into a beautiful space for receptions and ceremonies, creating an atmosphere that combines rustic with elegance. Completion is scheduled for May, 2018.
Wedding packages provide accommodations, ceremony, reception, meals and special services for a 3 day period. There are no other guests during a wedding, as our focus is devoted to making your celebration all that you want it to be.
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