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Occasions By The Bay is a wedding venue offering extensive service to couples celebrating their wedding in Belleville, Ontario. The team at this property welcomes parties with open arms and provides ample support throughout a couple’s journey to the altar. Situated in a scenic and tranquil location near the Bay of Quinte, the ballroom is a spectacular setting that invites a grand gala event. With Toronto and its international airport a reasonable drive away, the venue is accessible for guests arriving from far and wide.

Facilities and Capacity

Occasions By The Bay is a flexible setting in which to host a magical big day for anywhere between 10 to 200 guests on-site. There are also several affiliated venues in the area, allowing couples to extend their guest list to a 500-strong party. The ballroom is a classically beautiful space with checkered tiles floors above which hang ornate crystal chandeliers. Flowing drapes hang from above, creating a romantic, fairytale-like atmosphere. There is a patio that invites attendees to step out for some fresh air in the garden. Couples can also choose to exchange vows outdoors under the shelter of a charming gazebo. A tent can also be erected on the lawn for a garden party-style reception in the sun. The garden is beautifully landscaped, presenting to-be-weds with the opportunity to celebrate in a paradise all their own. Furniture, including tables and chairs, comes as standard with the rental of the venue. There is parking available on-site.

Services Offered

The staff at Occasions By The Bay includes an array of event experts who are delighted to welcome couples to the venue. The in-house wedding coordinators can help couples to organize the big day of their dreams, with packages available to meet any needs they may have. These include assistance setting everything up for the event, cleaning up afterwards, and providing items such as table linens. The team can also help couples to organize their catering and bar services.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

Describe the style of your venue:


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
Liability insurance
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
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

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?


What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


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


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

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Limited bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House liquor
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Reviews for Occasions By The Bay

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
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91% recommend it
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Anika Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating


When we got married this June, we chose Occasions By The Bay as our venue. They were just the right size, they were nice, clean, private and had both a lovely main hall, and a perfect outdoor space for a wedding.

They helped with the planning and itinerary for the wedding, and when the big day came they were on top of their game. The ceremony was amazing, the food was delicious, the staff were very helpful and accommodating, and the whole day was a roaring success!

Overall, we were very satisfied with them as a venue, and if you're considering them for your wedding, you won't be disappointed!
Amy L. Sent on 30/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Magical Venue!

Our dream wedding was perfect with Val and her team! We had a Harry Potter wedding and they had as much fun as we did decorating! The guests are still talking about the amazing food and how beautiful everything was!
Casey L. Sent on 09/11/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond our expectations!

​This venue is absolutely amazing! It has beautiful decor and the staff went above and beyond what we expected for our wedding at Occasions by the Bay (OBTB).

We had the ceremony, coc​​ktail hour and reception all in one location which made it super easy. OBTB provided catering, food service, linens and a lot of other decor such as centerpieces, a card box and seating chart sign which was very helpful.

OBTB offered many customizable options and colours for table setups. I got a sneak peek at a graduation party happening the night before our wedding and it was a total transformation from our design.

The ballroom they have is gorgeous, we fell in love with the floor and chandelier and they looked really great in our photos. The gardens were also so well taken care of and were perfect for our ceremony and cocktail hour outside. It is very green though in June so we provided our own potted plants to the steps of the aisle to add colour.

The staff made it so easy and stress free for us. Valerie, the coordinator, is the loveliest person you'll ever meet. She was so attentive to all of our questions and made all of our requests come to life! She always answered promptly and helped us stay organized. The day before, we dropped off our decor and the staff did all the set up. We had a seated dinner; food was delicious and service was smooth. Another favourite perk was that they include a late night shuttle service for guests that don't want to drive and they allow for overnight parking. Major hotels are only 15min away. For everything that was included, our package was very well priced. They did a truly awesome job to make our day flawless and we highly recommend it for hosting any occasion.
Shareena M. Sent on 30/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!! Best day ever :)

We were so happy with the service and and professionalism throughout the entire process.
The wedding day went off without a hitch, wa so beautiful, and the food was amazing. Great reviews from all the guests !
Sheila D. Sent on 11/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing but great things to say!

They are all so great. Wedding planning was so easy facilitated by their planners and we always felt so cared for. Personalized service to meet dietary restrictions, timelines, and what we wanted for our big day. We had a washroom accident with a guest at our wedding too and the bartender and wedding planners worked to fix it, even offering their vehicles for a private ride home, and I wasn’t even made aware until the next day! We have nothing but great things to say!
Alannah Sent on 14/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Valerie is amazing!

Valerie and everyone who works at Occasions by the Bay were just simply amazing! I cannot say enough great things about them and all the work they put into making our day amazing!
Stephanie Sent on 19/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience!!

There aren’t enough words to express how fantastic the venue was for our wedding. The whole team was incredible. Val was a constant help every step along the way from our first meeting all the way up to the night of the reception. The foods, atmosphere, people, everything was just superb. Every aspect was taken care of with us. Wonderful experience. 10/10 would recommend each and every time!! Thank you for making our day so special!!!
Elaine S. Sent on 19/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Pride and Passion

The most exquisite venue in the Belleville area for any occasion. A team that makes you number one. True professionals. Exceptional service. Chef shows his passion with each plate whether it be in house or catered.
Bonnie M. Sent on 25/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
There for u 100% ! Very professional! They go the mile for u and make sure your every want and need are taken care of. And the food there is just absolutely amazing!! Having ur reception at occasions is so stress free because they have it all There! You pick how the hall is decorated and your food and they take care of it all! So easy!
Kaitlyn Sent on 27/09/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Poor Experience - Do Not Recommend

The venue is beautiful and so is the decor. However that is where the positivity ends. Our issues began during my rehearsal when I learned the chefs either ignored or were not informed of our chosen selections and planned to serve TWO appetizers containing nuts as main ingredients. Considering it was made very apparent and notated on our paperwork that there was a guest with a severe nut allergy, this was unacceptable. This issue was corrected but had I not been persistent with confirming the menu during our Rehearsal we would not have known until it was too late.

During our reception the bar was frequently left unstaffed with all employees in the kitchen and nowhere to be found. Multiple times guests had to knock on the kitchen door and ask for a bartender or choose to go without.

Our co-ordinator was not present for the rehearsal or wedding. The person left in her place is admittedly not a co-ordinator and hence there were multiple issues due to the lack of organization and communication.

The owner was made aware by employees and contacted by myself and has no desire to apologize or rectify the issue.

I will never recommend them or book with them for any event going forward.
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