Ganaraska Forest Centre

10585 Cold Springs Camp Road L0A 1B0 Campbellcroft (Ontario) View map
3 reviews

Number of guests 2 to 200

About Ganaraska Forest Centre

Say "I do" in the Ganaraska Forest Centre in Campbellcroft, Ontario, and create memories that you will treasure forever. Centrally located in the heart of the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest, this multi-purpose facility is perfect for hosting weddings and other special events. It is available to be rented for full weekends, from Friday evening until Sunday at noon.

Facilities and capacity

Settled on 4,450 hectares of mixed forest, Ganaraska Forest Centre features a large Great Hall, four breakout classrooms, the Seminar Room, and the Board Room. The Hall has the capacity for 165 guests for a reception. Couples can host their wedding in the outdoor ceremony area in the majestic Ganaraska Forest. Dorm rooms, bridal suites, a weekend kitchen, a dining hall, and a fire pit area are also available for use.

Services offered

Couples have the flexibility to bring outside vendors for necessary services. The wedding services provided by the venue include the following:

  • Event security
  • Bridal suites
  • Camping area
  • Picnic shelter
  • Tables and chairs (limited number of each)
  • Banner removal
  • Transportation to ceremony site

Location

Ganaraska Forest Centre is an hour’s drive from Toronto, Peterborough, and Cobourg. The venue is approximately 33 minutes away from Peterborough Municipal Airport and an hour away from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

  • Nº of guests

    From 2 to 200

  • Maximum Capacity

    200

  • Type

    Banquet hall, inn/B&B, park/zoo

  • Style

    Classic, country, rustic

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, outside vendors

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 6,088.00

  • Availability

    View calendar

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More information about Ganaraska Forest Centre

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • 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 bar services do you provide? Outside alcohol
  • What event items are available? Altar/arches, furniture, chairs, tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, shuttle, 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$ 2627
  • 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$ 500
  • 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, parking, bridal suite

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Reviews for Ganaraska Forest Centre

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Crystal Scott, Married on 18/08/2018

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    Magical Wedding at GFC

    As soon as we toured Ganaraska Forest Centre, we knew we found the perfect venue for our wedding day! Not only are the grounds picturesque and the energy of the trees are outstanding, but the whole entire team was welcoming, kind, quick to answer questions and excited to assist us in planning our wedding weekend! That’s right, from 5:00pm on Friday to 12:00pm on Sunday, we completely took over the GFC and created a wonderful wedding weekend! So many memories, as our immediate family and bridal party (plus their partners!) stayed onsite both Friday and Saturday night. We had so many laughs on Friday night, from the rehearsal dinner in the cafeteria portable, to basketball in the gymnasium, we had a blast making GFC feel like our own special space. Come Saturday morning, everyone was settled in and ready for our big day! The grounds were spotless and gorgeous! The bunks were comfortable, and it was so fun to have everyone there on-site. The administration staff answered our +++questions leading up to the event, and always provided great feedback and tips to ensure a successful wedding day! Our wedding day was simply beautiful, and everything went so well as we had an incredible team at GFC! Thank you to Linda, Amy, Shayne and Michelle for all your help! Our wedding day was a whirlwind of love, fantasy, escape and joy – and it could not have been possible without finding GFC – a gem of a wedding venue!!

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    Sent on 22/09/2018

    Ganaraska Forest Centre's reply:

    Hello Crystal and thank you so very much for offering this glowing review. We are just thrilled when our clients have such a wonderful experience at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. From all of us here, we wish you and Colin a lifetime of happiness together!

  • Kelsey Mcmaster, Married on 29/09/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    The Perfect Venue!

    From the moment we saw Ganaraska Forest Centre, we knew it was the venue for us. We were able to tour the property multiple times, ask all of the questions we had, and if we needed something answered later Linda and Shayne were very quick to respond. We got the venue from 5pm on Friday and loved spending the weekend on site with family and friends.

    Sent on 12/10/2018

    Ganaraska Forest Centre's reply:

    Hello Kelsey and thank you for taking the time to write such a favourable review. All of us here at the Ganaraska Forest Centre strive to provide a special and meaningful experience for every couple. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we all wish you and Ethan a lifetime of happiness together!

  • Jennifer P, Married on 16/06/2018

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    Absolutely 100% Perfect

    The venue is absolutely stunning, the ceremony site is breathtaking, you can have guests stay over inside or camp and there are so many possibilities for how to use the indoor and outdoor space before, during and after the wedding. It's a very special place. We are so happy that we were able to have our special day there and our guests all commented on how much they loved the venue. One of the best parts though is the experience with the staff. Every single person we deal with (Linda, Shayne, Michelle and Brock) were incredibly helpful and really go out of their way to ensure everything goes smoothly right from the initial phone call, tours, to planning logistics, answering questions quickly, helpful information packages and support for the actual day. We would recommend this venue for a beautiful site but also a wonderful and supportive experience from the venue. We absolutely loved the whole experience.

    Sent on 05/07/2018

    Ganaraska Forest Centre's reply:

    Thank you Jennifer for your kind remarks. It is our mission to make every wedding experience unique and exceptional for every couple. We thank you for choosing the Ganaraska Forest Centre for your special day and we appreciate you taking the time to provide this wonderful review. We wish you and Chad a lifetime of happiness together!

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