Perth is a community that thrives on celebrations, events, festivals and the love of community. We proudly come together to share joy, laughter and celebrate the time we spend with each other. One of the most memorable ways to come together is to celebrate and share in the joy of a wedding between family or friends. We share the joy of the couple as they begin the new life together.
We have award winning florists, celebrated chefs, fashions for the bride, groom and entire wedding party. Our boutiques have the perfect accessories for the bride and several spas to make her feel pampered and beautiful. The perfect bridal bouquet can be designed by local florists whose talents are second to none.
Perth is the perfect place to host your special day. Our historic backdrop creates the perfect venue for your wedding events. From a private rehearsal dinner and an small intimate wedding, to a much larger venue in a beautiful stone mill or a modern and stylish hotel, we have venues to host every size of wedding. If saying your vows in an outdoor garden has always been your dream, our beautiful Stewart Park has three lovely back drops to choose from. A beautiful perennial garden, a stone patio in front of lovely Millennial iron gates or our historic band shell built in 1852 are all unique to our beautiful town. We look forward to hosting your perfect day in Perth.
Weddings in Perth https://www.perth.ca/en/live-and-play/Weddings.aspx#
Start planning your perfect day. https://www.perth.ca/en/live-and-play/resources/Wedding-2020-Guide-WEB.pdf
Perth is known for its beautiful boutiques, historic charm and our warm welcome to visitors. Our shops have opened, with safety protocols in place. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we serve you in a way that makes you feel comfortable, and our staff feel comfortable. Our public washrooms are open and our restaurants are offering delicious take-out. Plan your visit to Perth this summer, browse our lovely shops and boutiques and enjoy a wonderful picnic in our beautiful Stewart Park, located in the heart of our downtown.
For your one of a kind fashion finds, Perth’s boutiques and shops will have you going home dressed from head to tow. Stop into Streve for original pieces created by the store-owned designer. Accessorize next door at Red Brick Emporium, which focuses on stocking contemporary Canadian-made items. For ethically made European clothing, Voila will be your new go to shop.
Lavender and Lace offers contemporary fashions and lingerie to suit every woman and even the infamous SAXX underwear for men. For a one-stop-shop, Fall River Fashions, Fashion Envy and Flint and Honey will have you styled in no time. If you are looking for a warm sweater for a cool summers evening, the Irish-Scot-Tish Shop will dress you in wonderful Harris Tweed, or comfy wool sweaters and scarfs for fall.
IF you are just looking to dip your toes in some retail therapy, stopping in at Likkuid Sole will have you dancing away with a few new pairs of the perfect shoes. Or browse through Dragon Moon’s selection of clothing pieces, jewelry, and items you never knew you needed.
Décor a la Mode, Hay Design, Mariposa Design, Kelly’s Flowers & Gifts Boutique, Ground Waves or Perth Home Furniture all offer beautiful items sure to generate conversations with your friends and create that special vignette in your home. With several design boutiques in our downtown, you are sure to find something special to add to your home décor and delight you for years to come.
Perth offers multiple art galleries and a lovely artisan shop for you to enjoy. Original Canadian art is showcased at Studio 87, Streve Design, with most artists within 150 miles of Perth. Riverguild Fine Crafts showcases over 80 Canadian artisans, focusing on Eastern Ontario fine crafts. This gift store offers one of a kind hand crafted gifts. The inner artist in you will be inspired as you see our local talent come to life before your eyes.
When your ready to step away, and enjoy a day just for you, we look forward to seeing you in Perth!
When the time of social distancing has ended and your ready to step away for an tasting adventure, Perth awaits. Many food enthusiasts are turning to Perth to satisfy their cravings, with 23 restaurants, 13 lovely patios and 6 eateries to tempt their taste buds, our lovely town has become a culinary draw. For food connoisseurs of all ages, Perth is the perfect place to peruse many menus.
We invite you to begin your day with a buttery-baked croissant, as you walk the through our beautiful downtown or enjoy a specialty coffee or tea. Enjoy a High Tea lunch at Crossroads Tea Room or pick up a lunch from one of our downtown restaurants, and sit by the Tay River in beautiful Stewart Park. If the weather is humid, simply relax and sip a cool drink under the dappled shade on one of our downtown patios and watch as people wander by.
Eat, sip and savour carefully curated menus that heavily focus on creativity and local ingredients; we promise you you will be coming back for seconds
Perth Pie, Perth Cheese Shop and the Perth Chocolate Works are just a few places that have chefs and foodies running to Perth for their specialty items. Simply drop by the Perth Cheese Shop for a charcuterie cone or watch chocolatiers create your favourite treats at Perth Chocolate Works, we promise, you will be coming back for more. Stop in at the Sunflower Bake Shop and enjoy a slice of their famous carrot cake while you relax on their deck beside the meandering Tay River. Visit the Rideau Candy Shoppe to try one of their caramel and cotton candy cones, or stroll into BlackFly GrubHub and enjoy their one of a kind artisan donuts.
Dinner will have you wanting to extend your stay for another night and turn a day trip into a weekend adventure. From make to order French cuisine, hand-made Italian pasta award-winning steak, fresh seafood, to an array of gourmet pub fare it will be hard to choose.
If you have a thirst for wine, spirits or a craft beer selection, Perth is the perfect spot to quench your thirst. Our local restaurants showcase local beers from Perth Brewery and Weatherhead Brewery as well as the the products of our local Top Shelf Distillery. At the end of the day enjoy your unforgettable cuisine paired with a local spirit.
We invite you to like our page https://www.facebook.com/downtownheritageperthbia/ and plan to visit once social distancing ends. If you need to step away this summer, and you enjoy a summer drive down winding country roads, just call and order take-out from one of our talented chefs. https://www.downtownperthbia.ca/restaurant-options.html
We look forward to welcoming you back to Perth!
Frost and Fire is an exciting new winter festival, brought to you by Perth Tourism.
Wonderful activities for families to enjoy, February 15 - 17th in beautiful Perth. Make it a weekend and stay at the wonderful Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa.
This year the Stewart Park Festival will take place from July 17 - 19th. If you are interested in being a vendor, the Vendor applications are now available online, with a deadline of March 27th. All applications are decided by jury.
See you at the Festival!
Festival of Good cheer
Join us for a day of tastings, shopping and a fabulous scavenger hunt in downtown Perth. If your feeling especially lucky, you might also find one of 8 hidden gift boxes, each containing a $25 BIA Gift Certificate. We invite you to enjoy a day in beautiful Perth, explore our wonderful shops and dine at one of our many fabulous restaurants.
The doors to the Crystal Palace will open at 9 AM, so grab a spot in line and be ready to receive one of 200 grabs bags at 10 AM! There are some exciting additions to this years Festival of Good Cheer.
18 scavenger items will be hidden in downtown Perth, locate 5 items for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. Drop off your scavenger ballots at Fashion Envy or Kelly's Flowers by 5 p.m. This prize package includes a delicious breakfast and an opportunity to swim in their wonderful salt water pool.
Hidden Git Boxes:
The Perth BIA has also hidden 8 gift boxes downtown and each contain a $25 BIA Gift Certificate. If you find a box, it is yours to keep!
If you pick up one of our popular Shop, Stamp and Win cards while shopping, you will receive 2 stamps for every $10 spent downtown, during the Festival of Good Cheer.
Tastings 12 - 5PM
Red Brick Emporium will be hosting Perth Brewery
Code's Mill will be hosting Top Shelf Distillers
Perth Home Furniture will be hosting Weatherhead Brewery
Festival of Lights
This popular Christmas event is meant for family and friends and is sure to warm your heart, no matter what the weather brings. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Crystal Palace, The Table will be onsite offering warm food and drinks to everyone. The Town of Perth will have a roaring bone fire and the Men and Women of the Tay will lead everyone in wonderful Christmas carols. The Mountain of Food truck will be onsite, decorated with 1000's of lights that are sure to delight the kids and adults alike! We encourage you to bring a food donation or cash donation if you are able. At 6:30 sharp, the Perth Firefighters Association will put on a dazzling fireworks display over the Tay River, behind the Crystal Palace. Immediately after the fireworks the Crystal Palace will light up with 45 beautiful Christmas trees and the doors will be open to the public until 8 p.m.
Tay street will be closed briefly that evening for public viewing.
This is a joint event, brought to you by the Perth BIA and the Town of Perth. There are no washrooms available onsite, but the public washrooms on the south side of the Town Hall will be open.
Our thanks to The Table, Men and Women of the Tay, the Mountain of Food Truck and the Perth Firefighters Association and the Algonquin College's Police Foundations course for providing security for the night.
We appreciate everyone's participation and support.