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Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

Grafton, Ontario View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 9 reviews
20 to 150 Guests

About

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.

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 safari tents for overnight accommodations.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Farm, hotel, inn/B&B, park/zoo

Style

Country, eclectic, garden, rustic

Event Services

Accommodations, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

5,806.00

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

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

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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?

5,179.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Lighting/sound
Transportation
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$60

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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  • Anjelica
    Anjelica K. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Nowhere else like it

    I feel so incredibly lucky to have stumbled upon Whispering Springs. It was an absolute dream come true to hold our wedding ceremony and reception here. Our guests were gushing over the tents and pavilion, not to mention the forest chapel, which is truly magical. The staff are all incredible and so accommodating. I would not have changed a thing.
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    Krista A. Married on 10/09/2021
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    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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYRozDn92A
    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)
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    Aurora Married on 12/08/2021
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    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!
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    Chelsea G. Married on 11/08/2021
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    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!
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    Lisa Married on 25/09/2020
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    Gorgeous venue and amazing staff.

    The most unique and beautiful wedding venue I鈥檝e ever seen. They were so accommodating the staff is amazing. Highly recommend.
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    Amberlee O. Married on 06/10/2019
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    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!
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    Karli C. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Dream Venue!!!!

    This place is like a fairytale. Such a beautiful property, from the gorgeous forest chapel, charming pavilion, cute campfires, and nicely decorated tents, with golf carts to get you around! The staff were so friendly and professional. We got so many compliments from guests about the venue.
    Only thing to note is that we had a guest in a wheelchair who was not able to attend because there is not a wheelchair-accessible washroom at the pavilion.
    Overall, Whispering Springs was exactly what we were looking for. It felt just like a fancy night at the cottage :)
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    Samantha G. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Our Dream Wedding

    Whispering Springs was the first venue we toured in autumn of 2018 and the last venue. It was love at first sight. My husband and I love walks in the forest and I鈥檝e always dreamt of getting married in the forest! We got engaged at Orono crown lands. When we booked, we decided on a 2020 date so we didn鈥檛 feel rushed in our planning and had more options for dates, and very oblivious to the fact that there would be a worldwide pandemic haha. When we made the call to postpone in April 2020, Nina was incredibly understanding and accommodating. This was huge in our minds, because we kept hearing horror stories from other brides about the runaround that they were getting from their venues. Whispering Springs were gracious and fair in all their interactions with us. They are truly good and just people.

    We could not have dreamt of a better wedding date and we know it is because of everything the staff do behind the scenes at whispering springs, from having the venue spotless for our day, helping the vendors during set up, shuttling around our guests in golf carts, shuttling me to our tent to briefly soak my achy feet, bribing the horses in the field to get beautiful photos to delivering delicious breakfast baskets to our guests the next morning (we added this on last minute and it was a must!!). We are eternally grateful to Nina, Nancy and the team at Whispering Springs for providing us with the venue of our dreams and for being such fabulous people to work with. It is no wonder they have become so booked for the next few years. Thank you! We cannot wait to come back and celebrate our anniversary (if we can manage to find an opening!) hehe.
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    Karyn Z. Married on 18/08/2018
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    Whispering Springs

    Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is an amazing place to get away for a honeymoon or any time you need a relaxing getaway. Glamping is a great way to relax. This place added many personal touches that made our week one to remember forever

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  • Aurora & Michael
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  • Amberlee & Kevin
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  • Erin & Sashar
    23 Photos 路 27/Sep/2019
  • Cori & Aaron
    55 Photos 路 08/Sep/2018

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141 Mercer Lane K0K 2G0 Grafton (Ontario)

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