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Waterstone Estate and Farms

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Located in Newmarket, Ontario, WaterStone Estate and Farms is a farm wedding venue that is one of the most picturesque settings in the Greater Toronto area and York Region. If you're planning an event with an English garden theme, a rustic chic theme, a vintage theme, or a rural elegance theme, this venue has the perfect backdrop. WaterStone Estate and Farms makes it perfect for wedding receptions and engagement parties. Its equestrian backdrop and century bank barn atop 100 acres of stunning hills make it a superb farm wedding venue that will delight you and your guests alike.

Facilities and Capacity

With their immaculate grounds and pristine clubhouse, you have three terraced outdoor sites to choose from, as well as the spectacular Hunt Clubhouse. You will have exclusive use of the venue for your special occasion with Waterstone's Grand Room that features soaring cathedral ceilings. It has a total guest capacity of 150 people including the DJ and built-in dancefloor. Their cozy Hunt Lounge bar is for you and your guests to enjoy exclusively. Beautiful and plentiful photography locations are in abundance at this venue, serving the utmost in country elegance.

Services Offered

The on-site wedding coordinator and experienced wait staff are there to ensure your ceremony is executed flawlessly. They can prepare and serve a variety of treats and refreshments including butlered hors d 'oeuvres and signature drinks, making sure your reception unfolds perfectly. They are ready to work with you to personalize your wedding to create an authentic occasion. You can also choose to arrive to your wedding on a horse and carriage, creating a truly rustic yet romantic ambiance from the beginning of your celebration.

Cuisine

You can find country sophistication with gourmet menus with Waterstone's cuisine. It includes buffet-style meals, plated meals, food stations, and family-style service. Their chef will be more than happy to work with you to create a custom menu for your wedding that will dazzle your guests.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, manor

Style

Country, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Event planning, outside vendors

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$6,800

More information

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,120

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert
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  • Hailey
    Hailey A. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Overall a great experience!

    Wedding planning can have its stressors and we had a few hiccups a long the way. Though - that did not stop us from having a great day at Waterstone. The guests loved the venue, our photos are incredible, and the food is exceptional.

    My best advice for any bride looking to get married here would be to ask as many questions as you can. Waterstone staff were always responsive to email and the meetings along the way helped make sure everything fell into place.

    If you’re lucky to have Meaghan as a coordinator, she’ll stand up for you if things aren’t right and she’s extremely flexible. Thank you for a beautiful day.

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    We were happy we could help you out with all the issues you had with your florist and other vendors. Sometimes there is only so much we can do, but we're always happy to try. After you had to change your date twice, we're glad it all worked out in the end!
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    Steph A. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Amazing experience!

    The venue itself is so beautiful, and then the team is such an added bonus. I was definitely lost in planning and the help from our coordinator at Waterstone helped us so much (included in cost of venue).

    The food was spectacular and our family and friends are still talking about it. The grounds are breathtaking for photos and the inside is so warm and inviting.

    If I had to do everything all over again, I would still choose Waterstone.

    Thank you for everything!!!
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    Dimitra L. Married on 16/07/2022
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    10/10 would highly recommend Waterstone Estate & Farm

    From day one the staff at Waterstone Estate were amazing ! Our coordinator Meaghan went above and beyond with our wedding. The day of the wedding was perfect Meaghan made sure we were on track and made the whole day stress free :) It was such a perfect day ❤

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure working with you and Ben to help put together the wedding of your dreams. Everything was beautiful with such gorgeous flowers and decor in the Heritage Barn and the Clubhouse. It came together so wonderfully with your cute table numbers, the arbour decor, and your amazing showcase of photos on the fireplace.

    We wish you and Ben many more years of love and happiness.
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    Delanie W. Married on 24/06/2022
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    Absolute Dream Venue

    I had my wedding on June 24, 2022 at Waterstone Estate and Farms. I worked with Brittany for months leading up to the event. Brittany was outrageously helpful making sure we stayed on our timelines and answering all my emails right away. On the day she kept in contact with me letting me know everything was going great and keeping me in the know if where I needed to be throughout the day. I couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator.

    The food!! The food was so so good, all of our guests said how great the food was.

    The venue; this venue has everything you could want! It has a gorgeous barn that has church like vibes which is perfect for a ceremony. In between the ceremony and reception the venue had outdoor games for my guests to partake in during cocktails. Everybody said how much they loved the venue and the grounds. I was lucky and had a perfect sunset. The reception area was perfect for us. It fit everybody so well and the fireplace really ad to the charm. We also liked this venue because we were able to purchase our own booze with the liquor license.

    I could not have asked for a better day. The entire day was a dream!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    It was an absolutely pleasure to work with you to create your perfect day! Everything was beautiful, your lawn games cocktail hour looked like so much fun, and yes the perfect sunset was spectacular!!
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    Jonelle L. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Rustic Meets Elegance

    We lost track of the amount of compliments we received for this venue! Everything turned out so whimsical, it was like a dream.

    Brittany was a huge lifesaver!! I cannot give her more praise: she truly went above and beyond to accommodate us and our needs. She was professional, extremely quick to respond, and a true joy to communicate with! Everything went so incredibly well, and a huge part of that was due to her help and attention to detail.

    The venue itself is stunning: from the barn, chapel / gazebo and main building to the grounds, everything was pure magic! Waterstone is close to guest accommodations, the in-house caterer prepared the most delicious food(!!), and the opportunity to stock your own bar was incredibly appreciated and helped make the day more cost-effective!
    The one hassle was having to have all our décor and items out of the venue by 1am, but the staff were very willing to help our bridesmaids and groomsmen gather all our belongings at the end of the night. So overall, totally worth it!!

    Love that there are multiple options to have your ceremony on site, but we couldn't resist the heritage barn! Our photos don't do it justice!!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    It was a pleasure to work with you to create your beautiful event. Your day was gorgeous and everyone looked like they were having a wonderful time!
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    Jaime U. Married on 05/06/2022
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    Beautiful spot, amazing staff.

    Cannot say enough good things about Waterstone. What a beautiful venue. I was able to ride in on a horse at the ceremony (a personal dream of mine!). The reception was beautiful. The coordinators were there for our every question leading up to the event and guided us during the day of the wedding. The grounds are magical, and all of our guests loved the venue as well. 10/10

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Jamie, your wedding was stunning and your ride on Scout was magical! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you towards creating your day and we'll miss you at the riding arena as well as the venue! Thanks for your really kind words and keep in touch.
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    Samantha W. Married on 09/04/2022
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    The perfect day.

    We can’t thank everyone at Waterstone enough for everything they did to make our day so special. The venue is beyond perfect, the caterers, wait staff and the bartender were incredible and the coordinating staff are absolute lifesavers. We worked closely with Brittany and she is an absolute gem and a true joy to work with. Thank you!!! ♥️

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you to help create your gorgeous wedding day. Everyone and everything was stunning and we love your photo with Scout!
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    Angela K. Married on 20/02/2022
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    Easily a 10/10 venue!

    We had to change our original plans for our February 2022 wedding and found WaterStone at the very last minute (a month before our date). We needed a place that would accommodate a ceremony and a reception. The transition between the ceremony and the meal was seamless, speedy, and neat!

    Cynthia was a DREAM to work with. She helped us every step of the way - stayed late to accommodate our work hours and fit us with the tasting that had to be done so last minute. She helped with decor ideas, and even helped me walk to where I had to go to walk down the aisle. ALL of the staff is super friendly and seem like they genuinely care about you and care to make your day as special as possible.

    To top it all off, the chef was amazing to deal with as well. When we went for our tasting, he was very personable and easy to talk to, and explained everything about the meals. Every single person at our event raved about the food.

    If you are planning a wedding, you will not go wrong with WaterStone!!!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    It was a pleasure working with you and Kyle from the moment you toured WaterStone! Your winter wedding was beautiful and all your attention to detail made the transition from ceremony to reception seamless. Thank you for your kind words and we wish you many years of love and happiness!

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    Andrea Married on 24/10/2021
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    Stunning venue, food and service

    We had our wedding here and everything was amazing. The food, location, and all the staff. Brittany was an amazing coordinator and very supportive and understanding.
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    Aditi R. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Beautiful venue, great food, a few hiccups with organization

    My husband and I had a wonderful wedding day at WaterStone, however there were a few hiccups and stressful days leading up to it.

    First, the pros:

    The venue is gorgeous and we had full access to the ground for photos and for guests to walk around and explore. The photos don’t do justice to how beautiful the landscape is. We got married outdoors and all our guests spoke highly of the view. One big plus that led to our selection of WaterStone was that we could get an AGCO license and stock our own bar, greatly reducing alcohol costs while allowing us to customize the bar list.

    The chef worked with us to create an incredible, all vegan, meal for all our guests (incl. hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie platter, 3 course meal, and late night option). All the options were great and we are still hearing about the delicious food at our wedding from our family and friends.

    WaterStone was also very helpful in providing a list of recommended vendors who had worked there previously. We hired our officiant and DJ at their recommendation and could not be happier with them.

    Some cons:

    When we first met Cynthia at WaterStone, she provided us with a fully costed-out budget for our proposed wedding (the only venue we saw to do so), and she was very responsive to our initial inquiries. However, leading up to the wedding it became more difficult to get ahold of the planners with questions/clarifications.

    Scheduling a tasting was very difficult, due in part to COVID, but secondly because there were very few times that were available. We had to reschedule 3 times because the tasting kept getting cancelled and whenever we asked about rebooking we were provided one day in the middle of the week and asked if it would work for us. They did not take into account that we were not available during the week and were coming from out of town, and so finally booking a time that worked was a huge hassle. My husband used vacation days to make it to one of the tastings which was then cancelled.

    After meeting with Brittany, our coordinator, we were given a date by which to provide a seating chart, with a guide on how many people could be at each table. When we provided it, Brittany was on vacation and unavailable, and so we had to learn from other planners that the information we were given on how many people could be at each table was incorrect, and we needed to replan our seating chart. Once this was provided, we had to wait to see whether it could be accommodated, and as a result our florist planned for a different number of tables than were ultimately there. 

Some costs came up last-minute which we did not expect and some were different from what we were initially quoted - namely, the cost of feeding our vendors, the price for champagne flutes, and the cost of coffee for the bridal party during morning preparations. This lead us to negotiating about costs in the week leading up to the wedding which was already stressful enough without this added headache. Additionally, we were not allowed to have an iron in the bridal suite, which I needed to pleat my saree, and this was not made clear to us beforehand.

    Most of these issues could have been mitigated by having a more thorough discussion and a more cohesive planning team ahead of time so that our final week before the wedding was not so stressful. Simply asking us beforehand about anything specific we wanted in the bridal suite, confirming all costs and having the planner available to us at this crucial time would have been a huge help. We did not get to enjoy as much time with family who were visiting for the wedding as a result of these issues.

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Waterstone Estate and Farms Real Weddings

Hailey & Brian
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Joanna & David
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