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lakeside weddings will be pausing on site bookings at this time. 

we have decided to sell our cherished lakeside property. we are excited to offer a new business model for our ceremonies going forward.. 

Justice of the Peace Bookings for 2024 are filling up fast.

Please contact us to discuss your ceremony needs. 


About us

Welcome to The Lakeside - your intimate waterfront wedding destination for the dream elopement you've always envisioned.


Nestled on the serene shores of beautiful Porters Lake, just a short drive from Dartmouth and downtown Halifax, we offer an enchanting escape for couples seeking a magical setting for their special day. With Lawrencetown Beach a stone's throw away, our location boasts breathtaking views and the soothing embrace of nature.


Designed with elopements and micro weddings in mind, our space is perfect for gatherings of up to twenty cherished guests. Picture a cozy indoor ceremony space, where love and promises merge, or consider exchanging vows amidst the natural splendor of the outdoors, with the shimmering water as your witness.


Meet Danielle Surette, owner of The Lakeside, who not only offers this idyllic venue but also serves as a Justice of the Peace, enabling her to provide ceremony officiant services throughout Nova Scotia.


Our 180-degree water views combined with a neutral palette create an elegant yet unobtrusive backdrop, allowing your love to take center stage.


At The Lakeside, we believe in celebrating your love your way. Escape the stress and expense of large traditional weddings and opt for an intimate experience that revolves around you. Share this momentous occasion with those who mean the most – your closest and dearest. Your guests will feel genuinely honored to be part of your exclusive celebration.


Throw away the rulebook and embrace your unique adventure. Say "I do" on a Tuesday afternoon surrounded by your best friends, followed by a delightful stay at Lawrencetown Lodge. Or tie the knot on a Thursday morning, indulging in a couples massage in the luxurious dome at Nalu Retreat. For the adventurous souls, a Sunday morning wedding can be followed by an afternoon of hiking or an ATV tour with Porters Peak Adventure Getaway.


Your wedding day should be a reflection of your love story, and with us, you have the freedom to make it exactly that.


So, focus on getting that Marriage License and curating killer outfits. Leave the rest to us. At The Lakeside, we are committed to making your dream elopement a reality.


See you Lakeside, where memories are etched by the water's edge, and love dances on every ripple.

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