Don’t you just love the sound of a tranquil lakeside wedding? The warmth of the sun on your face, the delightful songs of birds chirping, the cool, crisp breeze in the air… Believe it or not, Toronto’s got a healthy handful of gorgeous waterfront venue locales that will spare you and your guests the oh-so-delightful weekend drive up to cottage country.
Sound good so far? You’re going to love our roundup of Toronto’s top waterfront wedding venues. Let’s dive on in, shall we?
The Guild Inn
201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough
The Guild Inn Estate is a heritage and historical property magnificently restored to its original splendor with a spectacular contemporary addition. Situated on 88 acres overlooking the lake on the Scarborough Bluffs, this hidden gem is one of Toronto’s premiere event venues. With 20 foot floor to ceiling windows overlooking plush park grounds housing historical artifacts and artworks, the space can accommodate groups of 10 – 1,000 for a sit down dinner.
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club141 St. George Street, Toronto
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club is in a league of its own when it comes to stunning lakeside backdrops! With Toronto’s city skyscape across the tranquil waters of the Harbour, this historic clubhouse is the perfect picturesque setting for weddings of all sizes. On top of that, each spacious and inviting room in the venue showcases a distinct nautical theme, timeless features and unique island views. You certainly won’t regret this island adventure!
Spencer’s at the Waterfront1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
Located in Burlington, Spencer’s at the Waterfront is the perfect venue if you are looking for a high glass-walled dining room overlooking a tranquil pond! The heated patio offers a gorgeous view of blue skies and sparkling waters by day, and reflections of endless twinkles surrounding the moon by night. Spencer’s is an unparalleled destination for any event – any season of the year!
Harding Waterfront Estate2700 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga
Located near Joshua’s Creek overlooking lake Ontario, Harding Waterfront Estate is the ideal waterfront location in Mississauga capable of seating up to 55 guests inside, or 200 guests in outdoor tents! Rich with history and charm, this 1930s mansion will blow you away with its elegance.
The Westin Harbour Castle1 Harbour Square, Toronto
Located on the shores of picturesque Lake Ontario, this landmark hotel is known for its timeless style and innovative services. Many of the Westin Harbour Castle‘s venues are flooded with warm natural light and feature stunning lake vistas! Added bonus: there is a scenic outdoor terrace for small wedding receptions – perfect for celebrating with friends and family amidst breathtaking views!
LaSalle Banquet Centre50 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington
One of the most unique wedding venues in Burlington, LaSalle Banquet Centre has two elegantly appointed ballrooms with breathtaking views of the park and Lake Ontario. The newly renovated space offers a truly magical dream wedding experience for you and your guests.
The Lake House600 Liverpool Rd, Pickering
This gorgeous New England style wedding venue boasts the most romantic sunsets in a truly elegant setting situated on the shores of Lake Ontario. A private ceremony on the beach, the bride’s entrance by yacht, a sunset cruise for the bride and groom and their bridal party, star-gazing on the balcony while sipping champagne, are all possible at The Lake House.
The Boulevard Club1491 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, The Boulevard Club provides a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding with a variety of enticing wedding and special event packages. The venue will also design a customized menu with you to delight your guests!
The Henley Room1225 Lakeshore Blvd W., Toronto
Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, The Henley Room at The Argonaut Rowing Club is the perfect venue for those looking for a waterfront setting (with capacity for up to 220 guests!). To all the beer and wine lovers: The Henley Room boasts one of the finest beer and wine selections of any event space in Toronto, with a mix of local offerings and imported favourites. If their selection is lacking one of your favourites, the bar is more than happy to accommodate special orders!
The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre555 Bay Street North, Hamilton
Situated on the beautiful Hamilton Harbour, The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre is a gorgeous versatile venue boasting a stunning outdoor ceremony space overlooking the lake! It also has a Waterview Room which features floor to ceiling windows that allow guests to enjoy panoramic views of the Pier and Hamilton Harbour. Does it get much better than that?!
Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre2340 Ontario St, Oakville
The Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre stands out as one of the most elegant venues overlooking Bronte Outer Harbour Marina and Lake Ontario – every room offers breathtaking panoramic lakefront views! Moreover, a replica of the historic Bronte Lighthouse and the Marina backdrop provides one-of-a kind photo opportunities. There is even a a Lighthouse Room that offers an intimate surrounding for small private events!
Paletta Mansion4250 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
Standing on an exquisite 14 acre lakefront property, Paletta Mansion is often referred to as “the jewel in the crown” of Burlington’s waterfront properties. An oasis of lush tranquility, this 3 story, 11,000 square-foot mansion boasts original hardwood floors, 7 working fireplaces, and a charming ambiance that exudes relaxed intimacy. You’d have to experience it to believe it!