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The Lake House

Pickering, Ontario View map

About

The Lake House is a Pickering-based banquet hall which specializes in hosting lovely beachfront wedding ceremonies and reception. All wedding packages offer upgrades and customization options to make your celebration truly unique and never cookie cutter. Leave the stress of searching for a great venue aside and come celebrate at The Lake House!

Facilities and capacity

The Lake House offers facilities overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario! The backyard marquis weddings have a capacity for up to 500 guests, while the indoor Main Suite can accommodate between 150 to 200 guests. Weddings large and small are all welcome!

Services offered

With several wedding packages to choose from, this venue offers the ideal services for any budget. The Inclusive Wedding Package includes the following services:

  • White Damask linens
  • Table settings
  • Chiavari chairs
  • Sweet table
  • Catering/Bar
  • Bridal suite
  • Audio/Visual

Cuisine

Paul Shannon Caterers is in charge of the delicious wedding menus offered at The Lake House. With fresh ingredients and flavourful options, its cuisine includes:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Buffet
  • Desserts

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, beach

Style

Nautical, waterfront

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning

Plated Service (per head)

$74

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

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

$75

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

$47

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?

$33

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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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6 User photos

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer R. Married on 26/05/2018
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    Beautiful venue in the heart of Pickering

    The Lake House was the one stop shop we were looking for. We got married on the top terrace overlooking the beautiful marina, our guests enjoyed a great cocktail hour and our reception in the bottom ballroom was beautiful - great lake views and sunset! We had a smaller wedding (60 pp) and the size was perfect - plenty of space! The food was amazing - many compliments from our guests. Overall day went perfect! Would highly recommend - great alternative for people wanting to get married and have reception in one place. Easy to plan as well as food, booze, linens, etc. were all handled by the Lake House.
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    Alex S. Married on 25/06/2016
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    I would recommend Paul Shannon Caterers and Lake House to anyone! I had my wedding booked at another venue and they cancelled on me with 5 weeks to go and by fluke, the Lake House was available. They were so accommodating and professional, even with such a short time-frame. They co-ordinated multiple rental companies, lighting, A/V equipment, a Photo Booth, and then a great meal and service on top. My wedding was gorgeous, the food was delicious and Chad and Paul were fantastic. Its been a few weeks now and my family is still talking about it! Can't say enough great things!
  • Kaitlynn
    Kaitlynn R. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Overall Great

    We were somewhat hesitant given a few negative reviews, but thankfully our day went off without a hitch and we are so pleased. We spoke exclusively with Paul and he answered all our questions and was flexible with us setting up two mornings in advance of our wedding. Chad ended up being on the day of our wedding and though we hardly saw him, he was friendly and was here and there during the festivities to watch over them. We booked just three months out after our original venue canceled due to the pandemic, so we were very happy when the food served was all cooked perfectly and brought out in excellent time. The outdoor terrace is stunning for photos, and on non-humid days is absolutely wonderful! The algae showed up due to the intense hot summer, but we hardly noticed. ;)
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    Monica H. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Perfect location for a wedding

    We recently had our perfect day and thanks to Chad & Paul we were able to pull it together in a short period of time with their help. Other than a bit of miscommunication near the end, both Chad and Paul were very patient with my 1000+ questions and concerns as I seemed to have one question answered and then three more come up. We were on the main floor of the venue which was helpful for our guests with mobility issues. Everyone enjoyed the view from their seats and commented on the location. Thank you Chad and Paul for making our big day stress free!
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    Pat P. Married on 24/09/2021
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    My daughter's wedding

    My daughter's wedding was on September 24th 2021. Everything from the venue to the service was excellent. The guests were raving about the food especially the maple-glazed salmon. Huge thank you to Paul and the rest of the staff.

    The Lake House's reply:

    Thanks Pat, It was a pleasure for us to make your daughter's wedding as special as possible. I will pass on the kind words to the rest of the staff.
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    Kimberly G. Married on 25/06/2021
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    Terrible service at the Lake House

    We had an event at the Lake House and the overall service was terrible. Food service was below health standards and delivery of hors d'oeuvres was very minimal. For an event of 200 people, there were only 3 servers, 2 of them were in training. Food did not have much flavour and the soup that was served tasted like water. Very poor customer service.
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    Embee Married on 26/09/2020
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    Bridal Shower

    Had my bridal shower here. It was rescheduled 3 times due to covid. I was pleasantly surprised at how accommodating they were. Not only did they not charge us for moving the date 3 times, they also did not increase their prices. We had significantly less people than what was agreed (due to the 50 gathering limit). They did not charge us more despite the changes. They were extremely flexible. For the price, service and incredible view, I highly recommend.
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    Amanda S. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Wonderful!

    Beautiful views and great staff. Chad was amazing and very helpful though out process.

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The Lake House Real Weddings

  • Monica & Karl Simpson
    17 Photos · 20/Jul/2019

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600 Liverpool Rd L1W 1P9 Pickering (Ontario)

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