The Briars

55 Hedge Rd L0E 1L0 Jacksons Point (Ontario) View map

Information about The Briars

The Briars is a Jacksons Point-based resort that specializes in hosting beautiful weddings on its lakeside premises. You can relax surrounded by it's country inn charm while enjoying all the amenities a resort has to offer. It has a number of different activities for every age and is eco-friendly in its commitment to conservation and locally sourced food. Enjoy genuine hospitality at this lovely wedding venue!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities at The Briars include both indoor and outdoor spaces to complement any segment of your wedding day. They include:

  • Great Hall with a capacity for up to 140 seated guests
  • Great Hall North with a capacity for up to 40 guests
  • Great Hall South with a capacity for up to 60 guests
  • Jalna with a capacity for up to 70 guests
  • Summer house (seasonal) with a capacity for up to 80 guests and up to 110 guests if you include glazed verandas and a bar

Services offered

The services offered include the following:

  • Set up / Tear down
  • White linens and napkins
  • White chair covers
  • White china & silverware
  • Liability insurance
  • Bridal suite
  • Catering / Bar
  • Cake
  • Event rentals


The cuisine offered at this resort includes wedding package menus with 3 or 4 course meals with ingredients that come fresh from its own gardens. Enhancements and upgrades to the menu are also offered as well as other options like a Wedding BBQ Dinner or Winter Wedding package. The packages include:

  • Champagne for toast & fruit punch
  • Pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres
  • Two bottles of house wine
  • Wedding cake plate service
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Open host bar
  • Late night snack
  • Full outside vendor contact list


There is a wide range of accommodation options at this resort on the shores of Lake Simcoe, which include:

  • Guest rooms
  • Cottages
  • Manor House Rooms
  • Private Lodges
  • Woodland Cottages

Other facilities

Among the other facilities it offers, you can find:

  • Spa
  • Golf
  • Conference & meeting rooms

Other services

It also offers other services which include:

  • Seasonal activities
  • Nature activities
  • Indoor activities
  • On-site photography


British Navy Captain William Bourchier built this manor on the shores of Lake Simcoe in 1840. It was later purchased by the Sibbald family, retained its original name, and soon become a focal point for agriculture and hospitality in the area. It still retains it charm today as a country resort will gorgeous surroundings.

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Reviews from The Briars

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  • Katherine

    Katherine Cook, Married on 10/08/2017

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    The venue was exactly what we wanted, it was a good space and the food was the highlight absolutely. The chef and bar staff were exceptional but the wait staff were only acceptable. Be alert to having the venue follow through with details that were promised. We were specifically in the Summer House which we would recommend.

  • Shannon Williams, Married on 15/09/2012

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    I had my dream wedding at the Briars! Alexis is a great wedding coordinator and did an excellent job of providing direction the day of the wedding. Guests are still commenting that the food at our wedding was the best they have ever had at a wedding. We had our ceremony on the ... View more front lawn of the main house and the reception was in the Summer House (had the BBQ menu, it was amazing)! Some constructive critisim would be that the floors in the summer house seemed to be quite dirty. They could have used an extra mop prior to the reception. Also, they are very strict with their bar time. We had paid for an additional hour of service during cocktails before dinner and they cut it off at exactly one hour. We even had a hard time getting a drink for ourseleves (bride and groom) when we got to the reception after pictures. Also, the girls got ready in our bridal suite and it was to be cleaned after we left so that it would be nice when the groom and I returned for our wedding night. However, when we got back to the room all that had been done was that the bed was made. There was still garbage around the room from our lunch, extra chairs from the hair and make-up were still in the room and the furniture had not been placed back from when we had moved it to do photos. Make sure you request that your room have a full cleaning and be put back in order for the wedding night!

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