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The Briars

Jacksons Point, Ontario View map
4.4 out of 5 rating 17 reviews
2 to 220 Guests

About

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:

  • The Garden Tent (seasonal) with a capacity for up to 220 seated guests
  • Great Hall with a capacity for up to 140 seated guests
  • The Garden Court Dining Room with a capacity for up to 120 seated guests
  • Jalna with a capacity for up to 40 guests

Services offered

The services offered include the following:

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

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:

  • Microweddings
  • 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 with gorgeous surroundings.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, beach, country club, historic, hotel, inn/B&B, manor, restaurant

Style

Classic, country, eclectic, garden, rustic, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors

Plated Service (per head)

$128

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

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?

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?

Audio equipment
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?

$600

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

$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?

$138

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$138

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$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?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Abby Married on 23/10/2021
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    Our dream wedding

    The Briars is not only a beautiful resort but also a dream venue. The rustic decor and charm is unmatched to another venues. The staff are amazing and made our weekend so much more amazing.
    Michelle is amazing and it was so nice to work with her, and Jame the chef is UNREAL! Everyone loved the food!!
    My husband and I can’t wait to go back! We have decided every year we will go back for weekend on our wedding anniversary!
    The briars gave my husband and I our dream wedding!

    The Briars's reply:

    Hi Abby,

    Thank you for the kind words. We were happy to make your dream wedding come true! It was a beautiful event and we cannot wait to welcome you back next year!

    Congratulations!
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    Michelle B. Married on 02/10/2021
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    They saved our wedding!!

    I can't say enough good things about the Briars. We got married there in October 2nd, and the entire staff was incredible!!! First, they went above and beyond to ensure that our "COVID" wedding was just as special while still adhering to all regulations and ensuring all our guests were safe. Second, the staff was incredible!!! Our bar tender knew his stuff and was so fun; all the wait staff was kind and helpful. I can't say enough about them. Third, the food was out of this world!! Everyone of our guests talked about this being the best meal they have had!!! My hat goes off to the chef. When we realized we would be married during a pandemic, our hearts sunk, but everyone who helped us at the Briars (Dave, Michelle, the wait staff, the chefs, the bartenders, etc.) made sure that we had a wedding that far exceeded our dreams. We can't thank them enough for our lifetime of memories!!
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    Charlotte T. Married on 26/08/2019
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    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.
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    Yao S. Married on 25/05/2019
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    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.
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    Sarah L. Married on 17/11/2018
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    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.
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    Paul V. Married on 14/09/2018
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    Beautiful, do your due diligence

    Beautiful grounds, delicious food. Newer wedding manager was very helpful and accommodating but because we had initially booked with the last wedding manager many miscommunications occured. Happy overall, but cost and promises made weren't fully held up due to the changes in management.
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    Erinbell Married on 30/09/2017
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    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.
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    Katherine C. 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.

    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
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    Blair F. Married on 10/06/2017
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    June 2017 Wedding at the Briars

    We got married at the Briar's in June 2017. We pretty much had the resort to ourselves for the entire weekend since they only allow one weeding per weekend. That was awesome! The grounds are absolutely stunning (the building is a little dated and could use some paint but still beautiful), our guests raved about the food. All the staff were pleasant and incredibly flexible on any last minute details. We were able to enjoy both the ball room and the gardens which was a great touch. I would have liked the bar to stay open till 1pm, but we managed. I would highly recommend.
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    Alli Married on 10/08/2019
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    Amazing Wedding Venue

    We had our wedding at the Summer House. It was absolutely beautiful. Martha was outstanding to work with! The food was absolutely delicious, our guests kept raving about it!! We stayed in the Mayfair lodge which had 10 private rooms and a common area where we hosted a laid back rehearsal dinner on the Friday. Everything about the Briars was absolutely perfect. Thanks to Martha and everybody there!!

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