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Gaffer's Restaurant & Lounge is a Lockport-based venue that specializes in hosting weddings and other events in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Its indoor and outdoor facilities can be combined in numerous ways to create both types of atmospheres and ample space for more guests depending on the reception style you are planning on having.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities it offers for weddings include the following:

  • Phoenix Room: This elegant space boasts floor-to-ceiling custom oak walls and a stone fireplace. It has a capacity for up to 50 seated guests.
  • Sunset Room: This ballroom has amazing views of the sun setting over St. Andrews Lock and Dam with 15 ft. ceilings and modern architecture. It has a capacity for 180 seated guests.
  • Garden Terrace: This outdoor space includes lush greenery, a stone walkway and cast iron gate as an entrance. It has a capacity for up to 40 seated guests. It can be combined with the Phoenix Room to create a capacity for 100 guests in a cocktail reception style.
  • Rooftop Patio: Can be combined with the Sunset Room to add a capacity for up to 300 guests in a cocktail reception format.

Services offered

The services it offers include the following:

  • Event planners
  • Cocktail, wine & beverage services
  • Venue amenities (dance floor, bridal suite and more)


Gaffer's has more than 30 years of experiece catering all sorts of events with its amazing and varied culinary options. Its menu includes a large selection of hors d'oeuvres, salads, soups, entrees and desserts that suit all kinds of tastes. It offers the following types of catering:

  • Full service (min 60 guests)
  • Pick up service (min 10 people)
  • Drop off service (min 20 people)

Other facilities

Some other facilities it offers include:

  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • The Hook

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Set up
Clean up
Event planning

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Open bar
House beer
House wine
Premium liquor
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4.3 out of 5 rating
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87% Recommended by couples

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7 reviews
Amanda W. Married on 06/07/2019
1 out of 5 rating

Terrible would not recommend

Vendor doesnt reply to emails in a timely manner. Its 6 weeks till my wedding and I am now replanning. Took 5 months to get a quote after dropping off by deposit. 6 months after meeting with them. Very unhappy would no recommend to anyone
Maggie S. Married on 01/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Gaffers Restaurant provided the best venue for our wedding. It was absolutely perfect from the beautiful garden patio where the ceremony went the exceptional quality of service. The menu was amazing, my kudos to the chef, as everything was delicious and mouth watering from the appetizers, to the perfectly done roast beef, to the fantastic array of desserts. Naomi was the best wedding planner and made sure that every detail was covered, and every guest was accommodated. All the staff were professional and very willing to help make the day perfect.
It was so wonderful to show up at our wedding and have everything taken care of....Thanks again to all the staff at Gaffers! We had so much fun, we want to do it again!
4.6 out of 5 rating
Naomi, the event manager, was a wonderful help before and during our wedding.
4.8 out of 5 rating
We just had our dinner here. After the salad, we waited for over an hour for dinner to be served. Very, very slow. One order was incorrect, and they didn't ask how anyone ordering the Prime Rib wanted it done. It was served mostly very rare, which was not at all suitable for one of our guests. They did compensate that by not charging us for the toasting wine. However, it was way too long an affair and put a damper on the rest of the evening.
5 out of 5 rating
Great venue! Very nice! Great meal! Great staff!
5 out of 5 rating
We had our ceremony and reception on site, ceremony space in the garden was beautiful. Reception was fully taken care of and set up was completed with more than enough time for us to decorate the night before. The day after they had cleaned all the room and had everything set aside for us, which was really appreciated. We had access to the outdoor balcony after a certain time and the guests really loved it. The kitchen is amazing and provided the best meal I've ever had at a wedding. Friends and family still rave about it. Highly recommend! It was painless to plan with Gaffers!
5 out of 5 rating
We were very happy with the venue and the help we received from the staff. The set up was done the way we requested and it looked great. Many of our guests still comment on the wonderful meal and venue. We were very pleased with everything. Thanks again Gaffers.
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