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Spencer's at The Waterfront

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About

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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

$5,000

Plated Service (per head)

$160

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?

$3,000

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

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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    Jeev E. Married on 23/09/2022
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    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!
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    Sheema Married on 16/06/2022
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    Spencer鈥檚 is such a beautiful venue

    My wedding here was stunning; the pictures turned out so great
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    Lia D. Married on 28/05/2022
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    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.
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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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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    Natalia Married on 03/09/2021
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    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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    Calvin L. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Perfect place for a Wedding

    We fell in love with the venue the first time we visited and booked right at the start of the pandemic. The Observatory is stunning with the floor to ceiling windows and we loved how much natural light there was. The venue is also surrounded by a beautiful park and waterfront. Almost every guest that walked into our venue told us how gorgeous the venue was.

    Throughout our planning, the team at Spencers have been amazing, always answering our questions patiently. They gave us a lot of ideas along the way of how we could plan our wedding. They were flexible and the uncertainties that come with planning a wedding during COVID-19.

    On the day of, Katie and Becca helped to keep us on schedule but also stayed super flexible to allow us to get everything we wanted (e.g. photos). Our wedding day started with a massive downpour that ended up delaying our ceremony, but everyone worked to help us adjust our schedule to get everything done. Thank you Paige, Katie, Becca and the rest of the Spencer鈥檚 team for everything!
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    Carla M. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Beautiful and then some!

    Dear Jocelyn,
    Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day! We loved working with you to bring our dream day to life. We sincerely appreciate everything that you have done to create unforgettable memories for us that will last a lifetime. We loved how friendly, professional, organized and fun our coordinator was as well! Truly blessed.
    Our love and gratitude,
    Carla & Chris
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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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    Sunil J. Married on 02/10/2020
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    Beautiful location!

    We absolutely loved our wedding at Spencer's. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. They responded to emails quickly and answered all our questions. They were willing to take long calls with us throughout their busy schedules. On the day of the wedding l, the staff was really attentive. Our guests appreciated how they made them feel.

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Spencer's at The Waterfront Real Weddings

Noora & Fahad
30 Photos 路 13/Oct/2022
Carmen & Desmond
36 Photos 路 11/Sep/2022
Siobhan & Chris
59 Photos 路 26/Feb/2022
Shannon & Marc
36 Photos 路 16/Jul/2021
Mohammed & Isra
43 Photos 路 19/Oct/2020
Nassrine & Zeyad
19 Photos 路 08/Aug/2020

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鈥檚. 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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