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Due to budget and maintenance issues, the Alberni Pacific Railway will not be operating in the 2019 season. We are looking for donations and volunteers to help restore operations for future seasons, for more information please email us at


Your rustic west coast 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, west coast and historic feel to your special day.

McLean Mill Historic Park features 32 acres of pristine, wooded terrain, surrounded by the beautiful Beaufort Mountain Range. With a number of magical ceremony locations dispersed throughout the site, R.V and tent camping, a 3 tier forested deck, and a rustic, red fir A-framed grand hall, McLean Mill is a wonderfully unique venue for your ceremony, reception, photos, or all of the above.

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. 



Sawmill Package

The Trestle 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-1:00AM. Our regular train service will be cancelled and our park will be closed to the general public, ensuring absolute privacy on your special day. We will have a dedicated concierge available to answer any questions that arise from 9AM-8PM and Security from 8pm-2am.

Amenities included:

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

 • Use of the Grand Hall (Capacity 120)

• Use of the Village Courtyard

• Use of the Upper Deck

• Use of MMS picnic tables

• Use of MMS banquet tables & chairs

• Use MMS kitchen, flatware & silverware

• Exclusive use of tent and R.V Campground for 1 night



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



"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