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Weddings

Your Rustic Westcoast Dream Wedding Awaits...

Congratulations on your engagement!

McLean Mill Historic Park’s events team is committed to bringing your dream wedding to life! Our uniquely forested park brings a Rustic Westcoast and Historic feel to your special day. This National Historic Site owned by the City of Port Alberni and operated under agreement with the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce (Non-Historic Areas) features a total of 32 acres of incredible scenery surrounded by the nearby Beaufort Mountains. Your Event will take place within the 'non-historic' areas with some opportunities to enjoy the historic areas.

The area that we feature for our Wedding packages includes a beautiful Red Fir A-Framed Grand Hall that has a capacity of +/- 100 guests. Outside the hall is a lovely gift shop, comfortable rest rooms and a 3 - tiered forested deck that is absolutely wonderful for dancing, enjoying meals, or simply relaxing. 

You and your guests will discover British Columbia’s forest legacy, with an authentic and unique snapshot of the past including steam-powered machinery, rustic heritage buildings, and a beautiful west coast forest setting. Our dedicated Event Coordinator will be with you every step of the way to answer any qestions and to help you custoize your perfect dream wedding. 

 

Packages

Sawmill Package

The Sawmill Package is our most exclusive, VIP wedding option. Our entire site becomes dedicated strictly to you and your guests for the entirety of your wedding day. Enjoy exclusive access to our park and amenities from 10:00AM-12:00am. The site will be closed to the General Public during your 'actual' event and throughout the day there will be limited access to other people.  We will have a dedicated concierge available to answer any questions that arise for the duration of your Wedding. Security will be provided by ourselves or a private company. Licensed is mandatory. 

You can expect: 

 • Exclusive access to McLean Mill National Historic Site and the surrounding forested areas

 • Use of the Grand Hall (Max Capacity 120)

• Use of the Village Courtyard

• Use of the Upper Deck

• Use of  picnic tables

• Use of banquet tables & chairs

• Use kitchen, flatware & silverware

• Exclusive use of tent and R.V Campground for 1 night  * With restrictions and subject to closures during fire season

Woodlands Package

The Railway Package is a perfect option for reception-based weddings, or couples who will be having an early evening ceremony. You and your wedding guests will experience exclusive access to our site from 4:00PM-1:00AM. You will have access to the hall the evening before you wedding for setup and decorating purposes. Our site (aside from the Grand Hall) will remain open to the general public for the afternoon, after which time you will receive exlusive access to all of our amenities.

Amenities included:

 • Exclusive afterhours access to the Grand Hall

 • Exclusive afterhours use of the 3 tier deck

Exclusive afterhours use of  McLean Mill National Historic Site and grounds

 • Exclusive afterhours use of the village courtyard

 • Use of Picnic tables

• Use of MMS banquet tables & chairs

• Use of kitchen, flatware & silverware

• Use of MMS banquet tables & chairs

 

 

Other Packages Available to suit your needs!

Looking for just a reception space? Ceremony only? A small personal elopement?

All packages are customizable to best suit your wedding needs. Our dedicated Events Coordinator will work with you to help you find the perfect fit.

For more information, or to book a consultation, please contact our Events Co-ordinator at events@mcleanmill.ca

 

Reviews

"In September 2016, Kris and I approached the McLean Mill Society to inquire about using the site as our wedding venue. At the time, the Mill property looked nothing like it does today. In just one year, this place has transformed into the most beautiful, romantic place to host a wedding.
Deanna, Bill, Rachelle, and others worked very hard to meet our needs- Train ride transportation of guests to mill, outdoor ceremony, indoor dinner, outdoor dancing on new floating deck, beautifully rustic atmosphere... this venue gave us everything we could have wished for.
We are extremely grateful for those who saw our vision last year and made it a reality. Kris and I highly recommend working with this crew and allowing them to host your wedding (or other special event) at McLean Mill!"- Shaylah & Kris

 

"Held our wedding at this beautiful venue! It was an amazing setting that all of our guests raved about!"-Sarah & Kris

 

"Excellent Wedding Venue! Beautiful location, great food and so unique!"-Samantha & Colby