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Last update: December 2022

Spencer's at The Waterfront is a wedding venue in Burlington located overlooking the expansive waters of Lake Ontario. The venue capitalizes on its supreme setting with stunning views of the horizon on offer, to be shared in the company of loved ones. The seasonal cuisine of the kitchen is certain to delight foodies couples and their guests, with service provided by attentive and experienced waitstaff. The venue is easily reached from nearby Toronto and is within striking distance of Niagara Falls.

Facilities and Capacity

Spencer's at The Waterfront can accommodate parties of up to 120 guests across multiple event spaces. Couples can choose to celebrate every part of their big day at the property. They can organize a ceremony in the Observatory with its stunning vantage point over the lake. The venue space is also ideal for receptions. It features floor-to-ceiling windows that are 30 feet in height. The effect is one of a glass house sitting on the shores, the boundaries between inside and out merging into one. The setting’s minimal decor invites couples to flex their creative muscles when designing their event, and to make space all their own. Outside there is a large patio and pool space which invites guests to step out, enjoy the fresh air, and mingle. A cocktail interlude can also be held in the Solarium, as the staff change over the main space from ceremony to reception. Furniture, including tables and chairs, is included with the rental of the premises. There is parking available on site.

Services Offered

Spencer's at The Waterfront’s management is happy to welcome parties to the venue and excited to assist couples in planning their event. They allow to-be-weds to choose their own outside vendors, granting them control over their party. The staff can be on hand during the event to help set everything up and to clean up afterwards. Delicious cuisine is offered by the kitchen team with a focus on seasonal Candian produce and seafood.

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Vico Married on 08/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Exceptional team made my big day remarkable

I am absolutely thrilled to express my heartfelt gratitude through this glowing review for the exceptional wedding venue team that played a pivotal role in making our special day a resounding success. From the very beginning, their dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence shone through, creating an experience beyond our wildest dreams.
The coordination and attention to detail displayed by the venue team were truly outstanding. Every aspect of our wedding was seamlessly orchestrated, from the initial planning stages to the final moments of the event. Their ability to manage multiple moving parts while ensuring that everything fell into place perfectly was a testament to their expertise and professionalism.
One of the standout qualities of this team was their prompt and responsive approach. Every request, no matter how big or small, was met with efficiency and enthusiasm. Their willingness to listen to our ideas, offer suggestions and implement changes in a timely manner not only eased our minds but also enhanced our confidence in their capabilities.
The team's dedication to accommodating our needs was simply exceptional. They consistently went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was aligned with our vision.

Thank you Spencer's.
Monique Married on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

11/10 Highly recommend having your event here!

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From the moment we visited Spencer’s at The Waterfront, we knew that this was the perfect venue for my partner and I to have our wedding for a multitude of reasons. 1. My partner and I are a queer couple and it was important for us to work with vendors who were queer-friendly. Spencer’s fit the bill as everyone was warm and welcoming. 2. The venue is bright and airy with stunning views. 3. They have hired the perfect team to execute their guests special events!

Marian (our special events consultant) was a dream to work with! It felt like we were planning our wedding with a good friend. She understood our vision right away and helped us curate the perfect day. Both Marian and Samantha were prompt with communication, which helped put our mind at ease with how our big day would go. The team at Spencer’s display a high level of hospitality skills to ensure that their guests are happy and overly satisfied with their experience. Bar staff, management staff, kitchen staff: phenomenal and personable. Through Spencer’s, we were connected to a lovely officiant (John Shore), who we met at our rehearsal. John was easy-going and had great energy, which allowed us to feel relaxed and ready to declare our love in front of our family and friends.

We also want to take time to thank Jon (general manager) for being awesome. He is the true embodiment of going “above and beyond” and really helped us out on our big day to ensure everything went according to plan by supporting his team.

We highly recommend anyone considering this venue to book a tour, you won’t be disappointed!
Annie Married on 21/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 magical day

From the beginning to the end this team was amazing. I recommended them before I even booked the venue. They have been so accommodating to me and my family. The food is delicious. The venue during night it phenomenal when photographed. During the day obviously even better!
Sally H. Married on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing Experience

After travelling to Germany for our son’s wedding we were tasked with throwing a party for the Canadians who wanted to celebrate the couple’s marriage. We frequently enjoy Spencer’s restaurant so we did not hesitate to book our celebration with them. From the planning staff ( Marian, Samantha, Jen) to our day of co-Ordinator Jessica, we received the best thoughtful service and guidance! They went above and beyond to personalize our experience making us feel like the only event of the summer. And the food, of course, raves about the food. Great people doing a great job! I would highly recommend booking your wedding here… will be blown away!
Jeev E. Married on 23/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further for your wedding venue!

My husband and I can't recommend Spencer's enough. From the very first meeting, their customer service was excellent. They care for you so personally, despite being so busy with many couples and a high stress wedding season! Our wedding day ran so smoothly, and the venue is stunning. Every single person there will go above and beyond to ensure that all your needs are met. Thank you once again Spencer's!
Sheema Married on 16/06/2022
4 out of 5 rating

Spencer’s is such a beautiful venue

My wedding here was stunning; the pictures turned out so great
Lia D. Married on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Location, Great Food!

We had a great experience working with Spencer's as we planned our big day. Spencer's provided us with a catalogue of vendors they work with to make coordinating the day seamless - and it really was! Spencer's staff remained responsive throughout the process and took care of a lot of the legwork of getting all of the moving parts of a wedding coordinated. The food was PHENOMENAL!! We are still getting compliments on the menu, weeks after the wedding. There were some small hiccups with some personalized requests during the reception (which is to be expected with big events), but overall everything was lovely and just as we hoped it would be. Beautiful glass room by the lake, helpful and friendly staff, and amazing food made our day so memorable.
Patience B. Married on 02/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Micro Wedding I Could have Asked For

On April 2nd 2022 my now Husband and I got married at the Solarium in Spencers. They provided an outstanding Officiant, cocktail hour and lunch.

We want to begin by saying thank you so much to the Spencer’s team for making our micro weddings such a special occasion (Specifically our event coordinators Jen and Maddie).

The entire process from the first viewing of the venue to the special day was so much fun and stress free. Each viewing of the venue we had, we were offered coffee, tea, water Mimosas! It made the entire process exciting and so much fun. We were also given an officiant for the day
(Martti Pajunen) who was so professional and made the entire process of deciding on our ceremony so easy.

On the day my husband was the one who set up the venue. He received so much help from the team working there that day there was little to no stress for him.

The cocktail hour with the hot or cold hors d'oeuvres was incredible. The fan favorites were the arancini and smoked salmon wontons. The team was even kind enough to bring my husband and I some hors d'oeuvres while we were taking pictures outside. The lunch was absolutely incredible. There was such a variety of choices everyone was so pleased with the meal. Something that made me absolutely fall in love with the Spencers team was their flexibility with the items on the menu. My step-father unfortunately could not eat some of the appetizer dishes due to allergies and preference. He said he was fine without an appetizer and instead Maddie offered to make him something else of his choice. He received an incredible caesar salad! Another instance was the brussel sprouts. My family loves brussel sprouts. The mother of the bride made a comment that she wishes she could have more because they were so good. A few minutes later the staff delivered these incredible brussel sprouts dishes for us all to try. All in all the entire meal, hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, the main and dessert was incredible. We selected the open bar and were not disappointed. I asked early on if the bar included prossesco and Jen said it is not but we will include it for you. My family was able to order any drink they liked and were so impressed!

Overall I would recommend Spencer’s to anyone and everyone. The whole wedding was so easy and fun. As a bride you are usually stressed out over the little things. I however, couldn’t find anything to be stressed out about because it was all so perfect. Thank you so much to Jen for planning the wedding with us. We both have no experience with weddings (attending, helping planning, or being a part of). She would let us know what was traditional and what was a normal part of weddings. We (myself, my husband and our entire family) want to say thank you and congratulations to Maddie. We didn’t know until after the wedding it was her first time hosting this kind of event. She is a natural for this job. Her overall demeanor was calm, pleasant and accommodating. She makes anything possible and her presence really adds to the joy of the occasions.

Thank you so much to everyone at Spencers (if we missed your name we are so sorry. We do remember you and will always remember your helping hands on our day) for making our day so special!

Mr. and Mrs. Kerr
Andrea M. Married on 06/02/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Excellent and absolutely stunning venue

This was a great venue! Beautiful with big windows to let lots of light in. We got married in March (which isn't necessarily a beautiful month), but the venue made it beautiful. Great staff, good food, and accommodated so well to any request we had. It was everything we wanted it to be!
Natalia Married on 03/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Next level service, food and venue

We had our wedding here over the 2021 Labour Day weekend. I cannot stress just how amazing the entire team has been, not only throughout the multiple date changes throughout the pandemic, but mostly importantly the day of. Paige, Katie and Shelby: you are all rockstars. Thank you for making sure my wedding was amazing. it has only been 1 week and the amount of compliments I am STILL receiving about the food is crazy. This venue was everything and more, so professional, and honestly, people, do not hesitate to book here. The service is completely out of this universe. Thank you all again - we are completely over the moon!
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Meet the team

Paige Barlclay
Paige Barlclay
Special Events Consultant

Paige joins the Pearle Hospitality team with a love of good food, great wine and amazing events! She has spent the last 10 years working in catering, event management and wedding planning at various venues and is truly passionate about all things hospitality. Paige loves helping her couples plan the perfect wedding day! Having grown up in Burlington, Paige is happy to be back near the beautiful waterfront at Spencer’s. On her days off, she loves trying new recipes, spending time with her family, and going on hikes with her French Bulldog, Banks!


1340 Lakeshore Rd L7S 1B1 Burlington (Ontario)
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