(Closed) Wedding venues on the water near Toronto?

posted 6 years ago in Toronto
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Some of the Wineries in Niagara might fit the bill…

I know that Legends Estates Winery in Beamville is right on the shore of Lake Ontario… nice views across the lake to the Toronto Skyline.  http://www.legendsestates.com

BUT there really are a lot of great other wineries as well where you could have a beautiful outdoor Wedding… one of my favourite spots is Hernder Estate Wines… they aren’t “on the water” but they have truly gorgeous grounds with a Covered Bridge, Creek & Pond.  http://www.hernder.com

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am getting married at Carmen’s Lakeview (google it). Carmen’s has a main banquet hall on the mountain but down on the water is a lighthouse converted to host events and it is gorgeous and you can get married 15 feet from the beach and water.

Prices are also fabulous! I am booked in for next September!

This is in Hamilton/Stoney Creek right off the 403.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Niagra Falls or cranberry resort in Collingwood. Also try Nestleton waters Inn. It is absolutely gorgeous there!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jezika:  The lighthouse is attached to the hall and it is literally only a lighthouse. It is yours to privately use but you can’t rent that out. 

The bar is  included in the packages. It is open bar with all your standards and if you want certain things you can bring them in at no charge. We are bringing in italian liquers and they will serve them…no corkage fees, nothing!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jezika:  The municipality of Hamilton/Burlington own the site and Carmen’s is the exclusive caterer (catering is what they are known for). There food is amazing!

So what they do is cook the food on the mountain in the main banquet hall and drive it down right before service the 10 minutes and then plate and serve the food.

I was scared of this at first until I realized that many many many caterers out there do the exact same thing and Carmen’s is known for their food. I had photographers I was interviewing in Cambridge say the best food they ever had was Carmen’s.

I am having a 75 person wedding and it is positively perfect for us. Ours is nautical themed with dark blues and you cannot beat the water view!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jezika: add your service charge and hst on the cost.

So for example I am doing the Unchained melodies package…so it is $74.99 or something like that. I am doing it on a friday so less 25% so I am at $56.25. Now add Service Charge of 15% and HST 13% so I am at $73 per head for food and booze.

Carmen’s has a decor center and you pick your linen and napkin colour and coordinating swag. Centerpieces start at $25 to rent, chair covers are $2.50 each I think (I added this) and charger plates are $1.50.

What I like is you get an on-site coordinator that walks you through. And onnce you book you get a binder for all your selections and you sign off on everything and its all very organized. 

The ceremony site fee is the flat rate. But it does include a tent so if it happens to spit rain your all covered which I loved!

Now I will warn you, I booked 4 months ago and they said the price was estimated to go up for 2013 but they hadn’t done their pricing yet. So if your interested hop on it cause it is already filling up like crazy.

And yes we are super excited. My Fiance dad is a sailor and we are a boating family so the nautical water theme was key. It was actually the only venue we viewed and my dad signed the contract on the spot. The beams and lighting make it so warm and it is just beautiful.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can try Paletta Mansion in Burlington or the Marriot up in Muskoka (Minett).

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sorry, to be clear I meant the Marriot Red Leaves/Rousseau up in Muskoka (Minett). Both are beautiful, but not sure about pricing.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I am

getting married at the Observatory in Burlington. The inside of the Observatory is the hull of a ship (wood) , is on the water, and is gorgeous.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t know what your budget is, but we are having our reception at the boulevard club. They do not charge for staff or servers and their booze package was one of the most comprehensive we could find. 

Booze and food with cocktail hour incl tip and tax is $14,000 for 100 ppl. I was pretty pleased and the place is stunning. plus we have the space all day without anyone else there. On the water with a wrap around patio, and a back up indoor ceremony area just in case. They have been awesome. Not sure if it is green enough for you though. It is more of a yatch club feel. 

Good luck with the search. 

Here are some photos from other weddings. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/we-booked-our-venue-today

 

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