The Briars

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

Number of guests 60 to 140

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

Cuisine

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

Accommodation

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

History

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.

  • Nº of guests

    From 60 to 140

  • Type

    Banquet hall, historic, hotel, inn/B&B, manor

  • Style

    Classic, country, garden, rustic, vintage, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 1,016.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 125.00

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More information about The Briars

  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations, tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house beer, house wine, house liquor, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Chair covers, dance floor, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, 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? C$ 908
  • 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? C$ 1004
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, parking, bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 135
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 135
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s), dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, house wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, bartenders

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Reviews from The Briars

4.0 / 5
  • Katherine

    Katherine Cook, Married on 10/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Acceptable
    • Responsiveness:
      Acceptable
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Regular
    • Professionalism:
      Good

    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

    • Quality of service:
      Good
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    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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