On WeddingWire since 2016
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.
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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.
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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Exceptional team made my big day remarkable
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.
11/10 Highly recommend having your event here!
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!
10/10 magical day
Absolutely Amazing Experience
Look no further for your wedding venue!
Spencer’s is such a beautiful venue
Beautiful Location, Great Food!
The Best Micro Wedding I Could have Asked For
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
Excellent and absolutely stunning venue
Next level service, food and venue
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Meet the team
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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