The Briars

55 Hedge Rd L0E 1L0 Jacksons Point (Ontario) Map · Phone number
Write a review Hired? Save

About The Briars

The Briars Resort in Jacksons Point specializes in hosting beautiful weddings on its lakeside estate. 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 140 guests in the Summer House, and any number of guests providing a tent on the property.

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 Cutting
  • 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.

  • Number of guests From 2 to 400
  • Maximum Capacity 400
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, beach, country club, historic, hotel, inn/B&B, manor, restaurant
  • Style Classic, country, garden, rustic, vintage, waterfront
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability…View more
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 125.00
More information

More information about The Briars

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • 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
    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?
    Centerpieces
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tent accessories
    Tents
  • 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?
    No
  • 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$ 600
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 600
  • 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$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Open bar
    House beer
    House wine
    Champagne toast
    House liquor
    Bartenders

Did you like this vendor?

Request pricing
  • Photos 14 photos
  • Real Weddings 4 photos
  • Videos 1 video

15 Reviews for The Briars


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.2

27 User photos

The Briars 1
The Briars 2
The Briars 3
The Briars 4
The Briars 5
+ 23
Sort by:
  • Yao

    Yao Song · Married on 25 of May of 2019

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Wedding Venue

    We had our wedding there in May 2019. Martha was very helpful, she respond our emails and inquires pretty quick, and everything was set us as planned. We had our wedding in the summer house and had BBQ Buffet. The summer house is really nice and it's the right size for our 70 guests. The food was really delicious. We had our band/dj set up at the balcony of Summer House and it worked pretty well.

    The Briars 6
    The Briars 7
    The Briars 8
    Sent on 06/06/2019
  • Erinbell

    Erinbell · Married on 30 of September of 2017

    3.0
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    Beautiful Wedding done Ourselves

    We had our wedding here in Sept 2017. We had the ceremony on the Front lawn then went to the Summer House for the BBQ. The food was fantastic!!!
    The wedding planner was no help at all. She was unable to keep things we had talked about many times straight and the day before the wedding she told me she was glad I had done everything ourselves because she had a more important golf banquet the next day.
    Honestly our day was perfect, the Venue gave us excellent pictures that we cherish and we had a ton of fun at the Summer House. This was all done and arranged by ourselves however, The Briars really did not help with much, and we just found the wedding coordinator completely unhelpful and inept at her job.

    The Briars 9
    The Briars 10
    The Briars 11
    The Briars 12
    The Briars 13
    The Briars 14
    The Briars 15
    The Briars 16
    The Briars 17
    The Briars 18
    Sent on 18/07/2018
  • Katherine

    Katherine Cook · Married on 10 of August of 2017

    3.2
    • Quality of service:
      3.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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.

    Sent on 22/08/2017

    The Briars's reply:

    Katherine and Steven,

    We at The Briars are glad that you enjoyed the Summer House and the menu. Thank you for your comments on staff and venue as it will help us to review and improve. I am glad we were able to provide the Summer House to you and your coordinator the day prior to decorate.
    The Briars Resort looks forward to seeing you again on your Complimentary 1 year Anniversary overnight stay with 3 meals included.
    Best Wishes for your future
    Alexis Hope - Catering Manager
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte Tang · Married on 26 of August of 2019

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Gorgeous Venue and Excellent Staff

    Overall, the experience with the Guild Inn was wonderful. Our coordinator Cassandra was great to work with since we booked the venue in January. In the 8 months we had to plan our wedding, she was very responsive and informative. She communicated all questions and details to our planner and cc'd us along the way for transparency. Our 'Day-Of' staff was excellent. I can't remember the Hall manager, but she was super helpful and friendly. She provided any help to our guests and vendors. Meyer was AMAZING! He was great to work with and coordinated between our AV supplier, the band/DJ and our MC. The music and speeches sounded great, and the lighting was beautiful.

    The food was delicious, even though my wife and I didn't get a chance to get a lot of it as we were non-stop running around! Our guests mentioned they really enjoyed the main dining meals, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Depending on your bar package that you select, there may be limited variety of liquors so make sure to double check with the venue before you choose your package.

    The bridal suite was great, there is a sink and plenty of natural light, coffee table and couches around. However, it would've been nice to have a bathroom stall available as well, as people had to change in the public bathroom next door. A few of us had to use the accessible restroom to change/freshen up - not a huge deal though just not so much privacy. It would also be nice to have a hook or a rack for keeping our dresses/suits/change of clothes organized and easy for changing/steaming. They gifted us chocolate dipped strawberries which was a nice touch. It would be nice if there was larger mirror (full length would be ideal) and more counter space or table to place stuff on.

    We had a wonderful time at the Guild Inn. We would highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for a beautiful space to get married or hold any special event. The space and public park behind the venue is really special and the staff was excellent and accommodating. Thank you Guild Inn all your effort this past year with helping make our special day feel perfect.

    The Briars 19
    The Briars 20
    The Briars 21
    The Briars 22
    The Briars 23
    The Briars 24
    Sent on 30/08/2019
  • Sarah

    Sarah Lane · Married on 17 of November of 2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Outstanding!!

    Thank you, thank you so much for all that you did to make our wedding day a success!! I had such a positive experience with the Briars as our wedding venue and heard nothing but compliments on the location, the history, the wonderful staff and just overall what a wonderful day it was! John in particular was a wonderful help the day of setting up and helping with little details! My husband and I both said how much we appreciated the staff being there if we needed them, without being too much, what a comfort it was to know that you had everything in order. The venue is of course one of the most important aspects of a wedding and the Briars did not disappoint! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We are already looking forward to our next visit to the Briars and will highly recommend you to anyone.

    Sent on 24/11/2018

See more reviews

The Briars awards

15

Promotions from The Briars

Hired this vendor?

ContestYou could win $1,000!

Plan your wedding on WeddingWire to earn chances to win $1,000. Learn more.