If you’re just kicking off your venue search and would like to have your wedding in the east end of the GTA, this article is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Durham Region is only a short hop, skip, and drive away from the City of Toronto but has a ton of relatively untapped wedding venue options – whether you’re looking for an incredible outdoor space, a rustic event space that can accommodate a large party, or a refined, traditional banquet hall, there is truly something for everyone.

To help you start narrowing down your options, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular wedding venues in the Durham Region. Our suggestion? If you see a venue that you’re interested in, reach out to inquire about availability ASAP – 2022 and 2023 are shaping up to be two of the busiest wedding seasons ever so venues everywhere are booking up quickly! Happy planning!

Royal Ashburn Golf Club

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Well known for creating spectacular events, the Royal Ashburn Golf Club is one of Whitby’s most unique venues. Boasting 6 vastly different event spaces, you can be sure whether you’re wanting to plan an intimate event or grand affair, this golf club offers just the right mix of elegance, comfort, and space. Party the night away with up to 250 guests, and enjoy the 18 holes of championship golf.

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility

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With each of their 7 special event rooms on its’ own private terrace overlooking the perfectly manicured golf course, the Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility knows exactly how to blend extravagance with rustic charms! Their scrumptious menu, service, and ambient talent will be sure impress up to 550 guests.

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

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Located in the town of Uxbridge, Wooden Sticks Golf Club has been continuously ranked as one of Canada’s finest golf courses. Open all year around, enjoy excellent food, hospitality, and a range of impeccable event services for up to 170 guests.

Mill Run Golf Club

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The Mill Run Golf Club is one of the largest golf and banquet facilities in the Durham Region. Located in the rolling hills of Uxbridge, this beautiful golf club is open all year around ready to amaze you with any of their 3 available event spaces. Perfect for up to 250 guests.

Oshawa Golf and Curling Club

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Create unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. With fresh and local ingredients used in their thoughtful culinary creations, their delicious food and attentive staff are ready to impress! Celebrate your big day for up to 200 guests.

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Whitevale Golf Club provides the perfect country ambiance for weddings and special events. Able to deliver on great food, fantastic service, and stunning picturesque vistas, this elegant golf club is well suited for intimate events up to 120 guests.

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Family owned and operated since 2003, with their in-house team of planners, decorators, and coordinators, Bloomfield Gardens‘ can plan and execute your entire wedding from start to finish.

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Exchange your vows amidst 4 acres of private and picturesque natural landscape at Trillium Trails Events. The Oak Ridges Moraine provides the perfect backdrop for amazing outdoor photos while the venue itself can accommodate up to 100 of your nearest and dearest.

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Offering up a charming country ambiance in North Oshawa, Kedron Dells Golf Club is a magnificent venue surrounded by beautiful greens and forestry. Accommodating up to 160 guests, this warm and casual event space is perfect for any occasion.

General Sikorski Banquet Venue

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With roots dating back to 1968, the General Sikorski Banquet Venue is a gorgeous banquet space featuring 6 different spaces, accommodating a maximum of 548! Couples love the convenience of their on-site outdoor wedding chapel.

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Located in Oshawa, Tosca Banquet Hall‘s Tuscan-inspired ballrooms are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Featuring a state-of-the art sound system, high ceilings, 4,500 square feet of event space, and a top culinary team to meet all your needs. This banquet hall can easily accommodate up to 350.

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Surrounded by lush gardens and historic architectural landscaping, Parkwood Estate is both a stunning and unique ceremony space. Exchange your vows in your choice of several picturesque spaces or inside the stunning historical mansion.

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The Jubilee Pavilion is situated within Oshawa’s Lakeview Park. A scenic, beachfront setting and serene atmosphere set the stage for a beautiful wedding! The fully renovated, 10,000 square foot hall can easily accommodate up to 450 seated guests. 

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Centre for Food in Whitby is a stunning 36,000-square-foot green event space perfect for eco-conscious couples. This versatile event space has multiple room options suitable for small to medium-sized weddings up to 100.

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For more than half a century, The Durham Banquet Hall has remained a local favourite. From 120 to 200 guests, the banquet hall provides several options from which to choose. 

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Among the newer event venues in Durham, The East Estate is an elegant mansion-style venue located just outside Whitby. With 15-acres of private space, the venue provides plenty of room for you and your loved ones to celebrate with full privacy. Events can be held both indoors and out. 300 people can be seated comfortably.

12welve Bistro & Tapwerks

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A unique venue for your wedding in Whitby is Events on 12welve, located on the upper level of 12welve Bistro & Tapwerks. With its reclaimed brick walls, picture windows and view of the Brock St. Brewing Company below, this rustic, yet modern spot is sure to be a hit with you and your guests! 

Port Whitby Marina is a stunning waterfront location. Off the shores of Lake Ontario, this lovely clubhouse, lounges, and garden are exclusively yours to enjoy. The Port Whitby Marina is the ideal location for lakeside wedding ceremonies. Indoor ceremonies can be held in the clubhouse which provides seating for up to 100 guests.

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Stunning views, impeccable landscaping, and a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at Wyndance Golf Club. The venue can accommodate outdoor ceremonies for up to 130 or 160 in their hall.

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The beautiful gardens and golf course views at 4 Seasons Country Club overlook a valley of lush greenery, making it the ideal setting for wedding photography. The indoor banquet facility, with its country flare décor can accommodate 120 guests while the outdoor Marquis tent accommodates up to 200.  

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If you’re looking for a beachside ceremony location, look no further than The Lake House. Able to accommodate both large and small weddings, you simply can’t beat this stunning beachfront backdrop.

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Couples can choose between two settings for their event at Cherry Downs Golf Club. The uncovered, outdoor setting is an idyllic landscape of rolling fairways and towering trees. While the indoor setting is spacious enough to seat 160 guests.  

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Oak Ridges Moraine’s picturesque setting is the perfect complement to The Carver's Cottage‘s rustic charm. The Wedding Chapel, has seating for 110 and is surrounded by over 35 acres of beautiful trees, ponds, and wildlife. Couples looking to tie-the-knot in the countryside, will absolutely love this venue find!

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Herongate Barn Theatre in Pickering is another ideal locale for couples looking to host a country-themed wedding. With 10 acres of outdoor space, you can be sure this unique setting will make any wedding a memorable one! 

When it comes to couples looking for a contemporary and modern space that also offers first-class hospitality, Hilton Garden Inn Ajax is the perfect choice. The Hilton Garden Inn’s various spaces, can accommodate up to 225 guests.

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Ajax Convention Centre is another fully versatile event space. Able to accommodate groups as small as 100 or as large as 600, this venue has 30,000 square feet of sophisticated, contemporary function space.

Carruther's Creek Golf & Country Club

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Carruther's Creek Golf & Country Club offers beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for any weddings tastes. Rain or shine, their beautifully landscaped gardens and indoor banquet rooms are perfect for any occasion. The site offers different wedding locations, from the outdoor gazebo and rustic bridge, to the indoor waterfalls. All sites have the capacity to comfortably seat up to 220 guests. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

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The largest gallery in the Durham Region, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a unique and vibrant public art museum perfectly suited for stunning weddings. With 36,000 square foot of designed space by architect Arthur Erickson, you can be sure you’ll find a space you’ll both love.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park isn’t just the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, it’s also a modern, flexible, and multi-functional event rental space! Whether you prefer a large ballroom, elegant conference hall, welcoming terrace, or cozy patio, this venue has it all – even an open-air roof top offering exhilarating panoramic views. And yes, they include full service food, beverage, and wifi in their packages.

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The Harmony Event Centre is a stunning, modern venue featuring 12,000 square foot of versatile space perfect for large social functions, and a 3,500 square foot reception area for more intimate gatherings. This state-of-the art event space is perfect for all types of events.

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Whether you’re looking to host an intimate affair or a large function, Harpo’s Restaurant can provide your ideal vision within it’s two available rooms. Their solarium offers an enclosed stained glass area with a grand chandelier and seating for up to 30, while their luxurious banquet hall can easily accommodate up to 100 guests.