The Briars

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

Number of guests 2 to 400

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.

  • Nº 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

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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

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Reviews for The Briars

4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Response time 4.1

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  • Erinbell

    Erinbell, Married on 30/09/2017

    3.0 View more
    • Quality of service:
      Good
    • Responsiveness:
      Acceptable
    • Value:
      Acceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Acceptable
    • Professionalism:
      Below Average

    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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    Sent on 18/07/2018
  • Katherine

    Katherine Cook, Married on 10/08/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Acceptable
    • Responsiveness:
      Acceptable
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Below Average
    • 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.

    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

  • Sarah

    Sarah Lane, Married on 17/11/2018

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

    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
  • Paul

    Paul Venditti, Married on 14/09/2018

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

    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.

    Sent on 26/09/2018
  • Blair

    Blair Ferguson, Married on 10/06/2017

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

    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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    Sent on 14/03/2018

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