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Last update: October 2023


Located just 90 minutes east of Toronto, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is a wedding destination close to home, yet worlds away. Situated on 200 acres of pristine farmland and wilderness, it includes picturesque pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and charming meadows. Nestled in our old-growth forest is our Forest Chapel, a stunning ceremony locale that will take your breath away. Enjoy signature cocktails and partake in wedding festivities at our lodge-inspired Reception Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar. We also provide glamping accommodations in our romantic and luxurious log-framed safari tents and charming bell tents. You can have exclusive access to Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, allowing you to truly revel in the moment and celebrate this momentous occasion with those you love most.

Our venue fee includes:

  • Exclusive access to Whispering Springs

  • Lodge-inspired pavilions for dinner & dancing

  • Harvest style tables & chairs

  • Live-edge head table

  • Forest Chapel

  • Onsite kitchen facilities for preferred caterers

  • Licensed bar & grounds

  • Certified bar staff

  • Complimentary safari tent for the Bride & Groom the night of the wedding

  • AV equipment & speakers

  • List of Preferred Vendors in the Area

  • Photographic opportunities & locations

  • Tended communal campfires

  • Custom-made podium

  • Use of the grounds for Engagement photos

  • Day of wedding coordinator

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat include a stunning outdoor chapel in an old-growth forest, a lodge-inspired pavilion for dinner and dancing and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge and Bar, as well as luxury glamping accommodations. Accommodations will be provided in our unique and rustic log-framed Safari Tents, Treetop Tents, Whisper Cabin and Chalet. Our glamping accommodations allow your guests to feel connected to nature without compromising comfort and convenience, and are amongst the most unique and luxurious glamping accommodations in Canada. Whether your wedding guests are outdoor enthusiasts or nature newbies, we can guarantee that we have the perfect accommodations to suit everyone’s needs and provide them with an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Elopements & Vow Renewals

Today, more than ever, couples are veering away from traditional weddings and seeking unique & adventurous experiences instead. If you're looking for a quiet and intimate destination to celebrate your love, then an elopement at our charming and picturesque La Petite Chapel may be exactly what you're looking for. Exchange vows surrounded by your closest friends and family in our stunning old-growth forest and then celebrate with an outdoor boho dinner overlooking a stunning pond and the Canadian countryside. Our Elopement & Vow renewal Package in ludes:

  • Use of La Petite Chapel for the ceremony

  • Bell Tent Honeymoon Suite

  • 2 nights at The Chalet

  • Wedding Bouquet

  • 2 bottles of Whispering Springs sparkling wine

  • In-house Officiant

  • Outdoor dining area

  • Coordination

  • Catered meal

  • Wedding cake and topper

During your elopement or vow renewal you and your party will spend 2 nights at the Swiss-inspired Chalet, which can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 rustic & elegant bedrooms. A charming Boho Bell Tent is provided for the Honeymoon Suite for the Bride and Groom. Nestled in a secluded wilderness on the Whispering Springs grounds, the Chalet overlooks a private pond and is a short walk from La Petite Chapel. Following the ceremony, enjoy an outdoor boho dinner overlooking the beauty of the Canadian wilderness. A large, wrap-around porch overlooks a private stunning pond. Located on the wrap-around porch is an outdoor fireplace, comfortable seating area and private hot tub.Our Elopement Packages are available year round at the Chalet (however please note that the resort is closed seasonally from October-May).

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2 Outdoor Event Spaces with coverage (timber-frame pavilions)

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Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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Cocktail reception

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Cash bar
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Audio equipment
Dance floor

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100% Recommended by couples
Veronika L. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale experience!

A unique and truly magical venue! Timely responses, flexible, and one of a kind! Thank you!
Mariya Y. Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale Wedding, Amazing Staff, and a Relaxed Atmosphere!

If you are looking for a unique and memorable wedding experience, look no further!! Whispering Springs gave me and my guests the wedding I dreamed of, and more!

Nina March was very helpful in planning and accommodating my needs.
She answered all of my questions, and put my worries to rest. She worked with me and my Vendors wonderfully.

On the day of, the Whispering Springs team was so helpful and friendly!
They helped direct us, golf-carted our wedding party and our guests requiring physical assistance, and provided a welcoming atmosphere.

Do not miss out on this wonderful venue, and its amazing staff!
Many thanks!!
Samantha V. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day

We had our wedding at Whispering Springs and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! The Whispering Springs staff were amazing on the day of our wedding. Janet went above and beyond to check in on us periodically while we were getting ready and made sure that we had everything we needed. The team was so helpful and made sure that everything ran smoothly. The golf cart shuttle is a great touch and allowed some of our elderly guests to get to the forest chapel safely. The grounds and tents are beautiful and offer a unique experience. The forest chapel is magical and was the perfect place for us to tie the knot. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary!
Meaghen M. Sent on 12/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect

The kids you to Nina and team for the perfect three-day elopement in the woods. I'll never forget you nor the experience.
Krista A. Sent on 21/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Wedding Day at Whispering Springs

I don't even know where to begin in explaining how happy we are that we chose Whispering Springs to host our wedding. We actually stayed there 2 nights, the night before the wedding (with many of our guests coming from out of town) and then also for the night of the wedding. Nina was amazing and helped us with all of the arrangements to ensure all of our guests were happy for their stay, and to ensure that everything went smoothly. Whispering Springs was professional and efficient in working with all of our vendors, and there was VERY little on the day of the wedding that we actually had to be involved in setting up, which was a huge deal to both of us. Aside from a few homemade favours and signs that we had to set up, the venue worked with our vendors to organize everything else and nobody bothered me (the bride) throughout the day, so I got to enjoy every moment of getting ready and soaking it all in. Everything from the accommodation, to the amenities, to the organization ahead of time leading up to our big day and the execution of everything we requested on the day of... our wedding was absolutely perfect. Our videographer made a video which is viewable to the public below if you'd like a peek:
We cannot recommend Whispering Springs enough, and our guests still can't stop talking about how it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and maybe ever will (seriously... we've had this said to us, unprompted, by MANY of our guests at this point). It's a magical place and the perfect getaway for an unforgettable wedding.
Thank you again Nina and to the whole team at Whispering Springs for being a part of our perfect day. It wouldn't have been the same anywhere else.
XO love always, Krista & Dave (Sep 10, 2021)
Aurora Sent on 23/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue

Whispering springs was our absolute dream wedding venue, we cannot thank whispering springs and all of their staff enough for helping pull off our dream wedding and all of the help they provided for us, as my husband (The Groom) had broken his ankle the week before our date and they catered to all of our needs without question! Everything was absolutely perfect, the forest chapel was everything we had been hoping for, for our wedding day, it was just so us! The venue is so large and accommodating, the tents are a gorgeous and dreamy place to stay, and we cannot wait to book another overnight stay sometime in the future for an anniversary getaway!
Chelsea G. Sent on 05/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Forest Wedding of your Dreams!

Whispering Springs was the venue of our dreams! We had a Lord of the Rings inspired Wedding and the forest chapel was the perfect setting. The staff was incredibly friendly and professional. Everyone working made us feel so special on our big day. I highly recommended Whispering Springs for your wedding!
Lisa Sent on 29/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue and amazing staff.

The most unique and beautiful wedding venue I’ve ever seen. They were so accommodating the staff is amazing. Highly recommend.
Amberlee O. Sent on 20/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

This is absolutely the most beautiful place to get married! Words do not do Whispering Springs justice. The forest chapel is absolutely magical! I highly recommend Whispering Springs for anyone looking to get married in a forest. We tried looking around in Toronto for a venue but nothing came close to this place. The owner was very helpful and very quick with responses to the million questions I had!
Kathleen T. Sent on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue

We hosted our wedding at Whispering Springs in July 2022 and it was the most magical day. Working with Nina and the Whispering Springs team was a breeze, and they always took the time to answer all of my questions (no matter how small). The venue itself is stunning - Many of our guests stated that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. And the best part is being able to have our guests stay on site. We maximized all of the additional tents and airbnbs on the property to host about 80 guests the night of our wedding - and we loved being able to continue the night by the campfire after the dance party had ended. We cannot recommend this venue enough!
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141 Mercer Lane K0K 2G0 Grafton (Ontario)
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