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Spencer's at The Waterfront

Burlington, Ontario View map

About

30 to 120 Guests

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.

Highlights

Type

Restaurant

Style

Modern, nautical, waterfront

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$4,000

Plated Service (per head)

$145

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$2,000

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$145

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders

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    Patience B. Married on 02/04/2022
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    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
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    Andrea M. Married on 06/02/2022
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    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!
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    Dina N. Married on 02/04/2021
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    Dream wedding at Spencers

    The team at Spencers is phenomenal. They were professional, kind and flexible throughout our planning process, and were accommodating with the ongoing changes with Ontario's regulations. We were only allowed to have a 10 people reception due to COVID restrictions, but it felt the most normal we have felt all year! The team did a really good job at ensuring we had everything we needed, our guests were happy and everything went smoothly.

    Highly recommend this venue. It is beautiful, the food is delicious and it is easy accessible if you're from Toronto.
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    Sophia Married on 08/08/2020
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    Dream, magical wedding

    We can't even begin to express how happy we are that we chose Spencer's for our wedding! The venue was absolutely beautiful, with the most perfect view of the waterfront. There were lots of different spots to take pictures. We had to lower our guest count and change our date due to COVID, and Jocelynn was so accommodating with everything from day one. She was super quick to respond to any questions we had! Our day-of coordinator, Briar, was absolutely AMAZING. She was constantly there for us and even brought us things before we even realized that we needed it! We highly recommend Spencer's to anyone, for any size wedding! Thanks Spencer's!!!!
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    Rochelle O. Married on 05/08/2020
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    Gorgeous venue

    Having my wedding at Spencer’s at the Waterfront absolutely took my breath away the day of the wedding. It was more gorgeous than I remembered. Walking down the isle awaiting to marry the man of my dreams all while looking at the scenic waterfront views is a memory I will always cherish. I applaud and thank Jocelynn for always responding in such a timely manner. The staff were absolutely AMAZING. Even the chef out did himself; all my guests truly enjoyed their 3-course meals. The bartender was very professional and greeted my guests in a kindly manner. Overall, I have never been more pleased. This venue is not only gorgeous from the moment you walk in but you have every staff member doing such a phenomenal job.
    Thank you very much for helping to create not only such a beautiful day for me but also a very memorable one.
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    Janice B. Married on 30/04/2020
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    Absolutely Amazing!!

    Highest of recommendations to Spencer's and Pearle Hospitality.
    They went above and beyond to make our special day happen - on April 30th - during Covid.
    We were married on our front step, with 5 people present, minding social distancing (Burlington Bylaw Officer approved - yes, there were two present on the street).
    Jocelynn was absolutely amazing. She delivered meals for our family to us, to send with our families (who were in cars parked across the street).
    The meals were absolutely amazing, and packaged individually, ensuring ingredients didn't mix, for freshness and deliciousness!
    I highly recommend Spencer's and Pearle Hospitality.
    They have been absolutely amazing to us during this difficult, stressful and emotional time.
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    Fiona D. Married on 13/03/2020
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    Perfect!!!!

    From the first meeting until our wedding day Spencer's did a phenomenal job!! The venue was absolutely stunning! We got so many compliments on the food and service! We had a lot of dietary requirements and Jocelyn and the chef's made sure they were all taken care of!
    Sunny was amazing the day of making sure everything ran smoothly, taking care of the small things, keeping me hydrated with water and champagne and reminding us to eat!!!

    The view was gorgeous with the floor to ceiling glass windows it gave us an outsider wedding feel.

    When things calm down and the world is back to normal I would recommend this venue for your dream wedding
  • Autumn & Aaron
    Autumn R. Married on 07/03/2020
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    A Dream Come True

    This venue is breathtaking so it was no brainer for us to book our wedding with Spencers. The planning process with Jocelyn was such a breeze and stress-free. Her team is so efficient and always answered our many emails so quickly.
    The day itself couldn't have gone any better; Sonny was my angel through the day and knows her brides! We loved the service from the whole team and they deserve a medal.
    My family and friends are still raving about the food. The BOH team did an amazing job! Compliments to Matteo for the menu and mouth-watering dishes.

    Overall, the whole day was a dream come true and thank you Spencer's!

    Autumn and Aaron
    Married on March 7th, 2020
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    Kelly Married on 18/10/2019
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    Best Day of My Life

    Pearle Weddings helped to create our perfect wedding like a well-oiled machine. We felt well taken care of throughout the entire planning process (10-months). Jocelynn and Nicola always responded to all our questions via email promptly and thoroughly. I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews from our guests at how accommodating and attentive the concierge, maître’d, and wait staff were the night of our wedding. The Pearle Wedding team are true professionals, weddings is their business and they absolutely excel at it! Thank you Spencer’s for making our Wedding Day Dreams comes true.
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    Kassandra Married on 06/08/2019
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    They made our day perfect

    We just got married at Spencer’s at the Waterfront and we cannot recommend them highly enough. From our first tour of the space to our wedding day, they provided exceptional service and support. During our planning process, Jocelynn, Sunny and Morgan provided us with insightful recommendations to make our day even more special. This team took care of everything for us, every single detail. Our day was quite hot and the team even came around giving us all ice cream and cool treats to keep us from melting in our photos. The beauty of the venue speaks for itself but what really makes this venue special is the staff. I am so grateful to Jocelynn, Sunny and Morgan. They truly love their jobs and are passionate about making your wedding the best it can be to fit your vision. Not only are they extremely professional, but they also interject so much fun into the day. If they hadn’t been so busy working, we would have loved to have them as guests because they become like family throughout the process. Our guests were so impressed with how organized the wedding was and how approachable the staff were for any questions or special requests. Thank you so much, team Spencer’s, you made our day perfect and one our guests cannot stop talking about!

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Spencer's at The Waterfront Real Weddings

  • Siobhan & Chris
    59 Photos · 26/Feb/2022
  • Shannon & Marc
    36 Photos · 16/Jul/2021
  • Nassrine & Zeyad
    19 Photos · 08/Aug/2020
  • Steve & Aline
    15 Photos · 11/Aug/2019
  • Gloria & Jordan
    356 Photos · 21/Jan/2018
  • Ceci & Kenneth
    77 Photos · 30/Sep/2017

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!

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1340 Lakeshore Rd L7S 1B1 Burlington (Ontario)

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