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Make Living Water Resorts your Wedding Destination. Picture your ceremony being on the glistening waterfront of Georgian Bay. A picturesque setting for a magical day. From an intimate wedding to extravagent, our team will work tirelessly to make sure every detail of your wedding is executed flawlessly. From an itimate rehearsal dinner to a stunning reception and ceremony, Living Waters Resort can accommodate up to 216 with a variety of options. Take your bridal party to the Living Shore Spa for a little relaxation before the Big Day and the Groomsmen can hit the golf course for an 18 holes round of golf.

Your Special Day will be amazing from start to finish, one you will always remember.

Living Water Resorts is a family-owned company that has been in business for over two decades. Over the years, it has become one of Ontario's leading all-season family destinations. It is ideally located in Collingwood and is surrounded by the unmatched natural beauty of Georgian Bay and the Blue Mountains. Its enchanted interiors and all its facilities make Living Water Resorts the ideal venue for your big day.

Facilities and capacity

Comprised of two separate resorts situated on over 700 acres, Living Water Resort & Spa, as well as Living Stone Golf Resort feature a variety of indoor and outdoor venues offering a complete wedding experience. With a capacity of up to 220 guests, you can invite all your nearest and dearest loved ones. The largest ballroom boasts a light, airy aesthetic with pale blue walls, muted flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows. For smaller weddings, you can host your celebration in the George Collins, an intimate setting featuring water views that can cater to up to 28 people. The property's most popular ceremony site is outside, with Georgian Bay as your backdrop. So, if you've always dreamed of a luxury waterfront wedding, this venue is perfect for you.

Services offered

Living Water Resorts proudly offers various services in its wedding packages to ensure your wedding planning experience is stress-free. The in-house coordinator will work tirelessly alongside you to realize your vision and make sure your event is a complete success. When planning your big day at the venue, the culinary team can also help you create a delectable menu to serve your guests. These chefs can make an array of cuisine types, including Italian, French, Indian, Mexican, and American. For those who have dietary requirements, they can also cook food alternatives to suit their needs. In addition, after your festivities, you and your guests can enjoy the venue's many amenities. These include fitness classes, water activities, winter sports, the spa, and more.

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Bridal shower
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Cocktail reception
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Cash bar
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Audio equipment
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4.6 out of 5 rating
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96% Recommended by couples
Alanna M. Sent on 19/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Jessica is amazing

She helped us plan a wedding in four months. She was so quick to help us with issues like guest list changes & allergies, etc. On wedding day she helped coordinate moving the ceremony indoors & fixed a last minute issue with our suite. She’s the best!
Brittani S. Sent on 12/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Jessica and Bear Estate - WOW!

Working with Jessica to get our dream wedding to come true was just amazing, even during a global pandemic. We had to postpone twice, and she did that for us without charge, without any questions except for “What new date do you want to choose?”. She is the absolute BEST venue coordinator and I would recommend her and living water to the enth degree. So beautiful, so efficient, so perfect.
Amy G. Sent on 23/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Margo has been great right from the start; we have been twice for venue tours and to sign our contract. She'd been incredibly helpful and show genuine excitement for our wedding! Between the location, scenery and location, Bear Estates at Cranberry quickly became the perfect option for us. They even have resident swans that are right on the waterfront of the ceremony site! We are so excited for our wedding there
Deanna L. Sent on 28/08/2018
4.2 out of 5 rating

Overall Very Pleased

Beautiful setting, rooms are a tad pricey and check in was a problem with a lot of guests as you could not check in until 4 pm which in my opinion is a standard wedding time. But other then that no complaints.
Michelle Sent on 22/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating
What an incredible day!! Margo was absolutly amazing to work with right from the start. She had a lot of very helpful advice and went above and beyond to ensure all our need were met. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding day. Thank you
Kim A. Sent on 17/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Margo (the co-ordinator) and the staff over exceeded our expectations.
Some people might just look at the price and turn away, however the price includes ZERO STRESS in the planning at the venue. That alone was worth so much to be able to enjoy every moment of our Daughters and Son in laws Wedding day and evening.
Not one little detail was missed by Margo, her professionalism and attention to detail is carried out with such a calmness.
Horderves and Bar service were served with big smiles and friendly servers. The Food....well it was AMAZING. Not one guest did not mention to us how wonderful the meal was.
Not one regret in having our Daughters wedding at such a Beautiful venue.
Ainsley O. Sent on 19/01/2016
5 out of 5 rating
The venue is beautiful, the staff is friendly and the coordinator Margo was great to work with. Everything went smoothly and I would recommend the space and service to anyone. It was nice to see my vision come true and know that everyone who attended our wedding had a great time. The food was excellent, they have a wonderful menu to choose from and all our guests raved about how much they loved what they had. It was a wonderful success and we truly had one of the best days of our life at the Bear Estate!
Michelle Sent on 15/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Great place to have the wedding

Livingwater resort is awesome,. We just got married in Oct 12 2019. Jessica the wedding planner was very good and helpful. Food was great and the location is beautiful.
Vanessa W. Sent on 03/09/2018
1.6 out of 5 rating

Wedding Guest Missed Wedding ceremony because of the hotel

When we first arrived at Bear Estate, Living Water Resort, we fell in love with its beauty. The coordinator in charge gave us an contract and we signed it right away. However, we didn't read, nor did the coordinator mention, the fine print 'HOTEL CHECK IN AT 4pm'. What this means is that your wedding guests cannot check into the hotel before your wedding unless a room happens to be clean in time. Your weddings guests can't get ready for the wedding and freshen up in time for your wedding. This is extremely problematic for those who have been driving for a long time. Many of our guests were coming from out of town and could not get into their hotel room before the wedding. A couple of guests missed the wedding because the hotel wouldn't give them a room in time. The hotel policy is very strict and they would not change the 4pm check in policy with the reasoning that it was 'high season'. We paid a lot of money (this venue is expensive) for our guests to have to leave their belongings in their car and return leave the wedding to put their belongings in the hotel room? My guests were upset and were greeted with a intolerable staff who were very rude.

Another reason why we were very displeased with this venue was that their booking web site kept going down. Many of our guests had to book at other hotels because the web site said that there were not more room available.

I tried calling the hotel prior to the wedding and they would direct you to someone who had no idea what was going on. I tried calling the resort after the wedding and they couldn't find me or my husband in their system. I was the bride and he was the groom and they lost our file? The hotel is extremely disorganized and they don't care that you're having a wedding.

When you have a wedding you want to feel like a priority and this hotel did not make you feel like a priority. On the contrary, they made you feel like a burden. Our advice, book a block of rooms at another hotel. There are several more reasonably priced hotels in Collingwood and Blue Mountain. Just be sure to book well in advance as the rooms fill up quickly during wedding season.
Carly O. Sent on 11/07/2017
4.8 out of 5 rating
Our wedding planner Margo went above and beyond to make sure our wedding on July 8,2017 at living water resort was above and beyond. We got married at the bear estate and it was absolutely beautiful. Margo was very organized and so helpful. She upgraded all my guests rooms for me and was on top of everything the entire day. I would highly recommended her and the venue as the food, staff, service and everything was amazing. It was a truly magical day with even the presence of swans right before the ceremony and at sunset when we did sunset pictures out on the water.
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You are invited to attend our annual wedding open house!

We will be showcasing Collingwoods only Waterfront venues & Resort and our ceremony sites. There will be hors-d'oeuvres, sparkling wine, desserts, giveaways and so much more. Please join us for an inspirational afternoon full of fun!

Please contact us to RSVP.

Date: From 13/Jul/2024 to 13/Jul/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Location: 300 Balsam St, Collingwood, Ontario

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