Weddings

Waterstone Estate and Farms

Newmarket, Ontario View map

About

20 to 250 Guests

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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  • Andrea
    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.
  • Aditi
    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.
  • Mike
    Mike M. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Fantastic Experience!

    We had a great experience for our wedding with WaterStone in July 2021. The venue (especially our coordinator Devin) was supportive throughout the planning process and on our big day to ensure everything went as we dreamed (and then some!). Despite the changing broader landscape (COVID), WaterStone was transparent, responsive, and offered solutions to accomodate our wedding. Devin was quite welcoming from the first venue meeting, kept our process on track with well-organized touchpoints and provided guidance from start-to-finish. Very highly recommend planning a wedding with WaterStone! (food was tasty as well!) :)
  • Joanna
    Joanna S. Married on 01/05/2021
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    11/10! Highly recommend!

    First off, the staff at WaterStone are superior! My now husband and I enjoyed working with each high skilled person to make our ceremony just perfect. We appreciate their flexibility during these uncertain times to reassure us and support our special day.

    Also, the grounds are so beautiful! Incredibly picturesque and stunning. We also had take away charcuterie boxes for our guests and everyone has been raving about them! Chefs kiss!

    Cynthia, Devin and Lindsay...you are amazing and we cannot thank you enough!
    Looking forward to you hosting our reception soon!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Congratulations on your beautiful ceremony Joanna and David! You were a pleasure to work with and everyone at WaterStone is looking forward to being there for you to help out with your reception. Please know how much your kinds words mean to us during these challenging times. Looking forward to seeing you both again!
  • Chrstina
    Chrstina Married on 22/02/2020
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    My DREAM wedding!

    When I first walked into the venue, I knew this is the place I wanted to have my wedding. There were so many parts of planning the wedding that Cynthia, our coordinator at the venue, helped us with. She was so enthusiastic about our wedding, even more than we were! Cynthia definitely went above and beyond to help us put together our vision. The guests were wowed by how beautiful the indoor and outdoor scenery were. The guests also could not stop talking about how great the food was too! Overall, I am so happy I chose this venue and we will have wonderful memories forever.

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Hi Christina and Jonathan, It was fantastic to work with you towards creating your gorgeous winter wedding. The creativity and beauty of your ski/snowboard/equestrian theme was fantastic and it was obvious how much fun it was for your guests!
  • Samantha
    Samantha Married on 20/10/2019
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    Waterstone is amazing!

    We had an amazing wedding day at Waterstone! Devin was the absolute best day of coordinator, and she kept things running smoothly. She was awesome leading up to the event and so helpful. The venue is gorgeous and every guest
    Talked about it after, how much they loved it. Devin went above and beyond the whole time from booking until the day! Highly recommend. Also SO MANY nice places for photos!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Hi Samantha and Justin, Thanks so much for your kind words. Your wedding was so beautiful and it was a pleasure to work with you both. Your candy station was so fun and well put together!
  • Taylor
    Taylor R. Married on 28/09/2019
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    Amazing Day Thanks to an Amazing Venue!

    We were married on September 28th, 2019 and everything was absolutely amazing! Cynthia was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and allowed me to store all of my decor in the basement prior to the big day so that I could set up without having to transport all the items day of. She was always available to field questions and assist in any way that she could. Devin was also great in answering questions and giving us our original tour.

    The food was incredible! They were super accommodating to any dietary restrictions that myself and a handful of our guests had.

    The guests loved being able to utilize the covered porch and the grounds for photo ops and just hanging out and enjoying the scenery. The bartenders were incredible with helping last minute to collect toonies for drinks when the person I had assigned this to didn't show up. They had everyone happy and even helped me pack up left overs. Super personable and friendly service all around!

    My only issue with the entire process was that we had to have our rehearsal on a Thursday due to a Friday event which was an inconvenience to a few of our bridal party members but it all worked out.

    Overall I highly recommend WaterStone Estates and Farms as a wedding venue. It is truly a magical place with so many opportunities for a unique, personal and memorable day.

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Hi Taylor and Bradley, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely to work with you towards creating your gorgeous wedding. We loved the decor you brought for your Heritage Barn ceremony! We also thought your Volkswagon photo bus was such a fun idea!
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    Tam P. Married on 14/09/2019
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    September 2019 Wedding

    My husband and I were married in September 2019 at Waterstone, and did both our ceremony and reception on site. From the beginning, our wedding coordinator Devin was always extremely professional and accomodating and answered our emails promptly. We had done venue tours at many other locations but this one by far took our breath away as soon as we saw it. Warm and rustic and nicely secluded so that it's just you and your guests. We did our ceremony on the grass and followed with appetizers on the patio and then had our reception indoors. We had tons of compliments from everyone on how beautiful it was! The food was great, and Devin did a great job on the day of keeping us on time and on track with our schedule.

    Thank you once again for all that you did, you really made our day memorable!
  • Vanesa
    Vanesa V. Married on 06/10/2018
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    Absolutely amazing

    My husband and I got married at WaterStone Estate & Farms last year and it was absolutely the best decision we could've made! The staff was so friendly and helpful we loved working with Devin! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous we have the most incredible photos thanks to the breathtaking scenery. We could not have imagined our wedding anywhere else. It was a dream come true!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you to help create your stunning wedding. Your harpist was absolutely beautiful and we loved how you set up the room with the harvest tables. We hope we can see your photos and share them on instagram waterstoneweddings - especially the ones with Scout!!
  • Samantha
    Samantha M. Married on 28/04/2018
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    Magical Views and Service

    I got married on April 28, 2018 and could not have been happier with the staff, venue, and food. I could not imagine a more beautiful venue to celebrate my new marriage. I highly recommend waterstone 10/10 if I did it over I would not change a thing!

    Waterstone Estate and Farms's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and Ryan! All the best in the future and please send us photos of your beautiful day!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2014 Winner

Waterstone Estate and Farms Real Weddings

  • Joanna & David
    9 Photos · 01/May/2021
  • Mark & Joanna
    22 Photos · 09/Nov/2019
  • Shawna & Ryan
    98 Photos · 22/Oct/2019
  • Christina & Peter
    137 Photos · 04/Aug/2019
  • Christine & Kevin
    39 Photos · 08/Jun/2019
  • Allison & Kevin
    62 Photos · 01/Jun/2019

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