Weddings

The Lakeview by Carmen's Group

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About

50 to 150 Guests

If you are looking for a picturesque setting for holding an elegant, lavish wedding event, you have come to the right place. The Lakeview situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, sits in the heart of Conferdation Park, offering stunning views and modern event spaces for planning your big day! A perfect, scenic wedding venue, The Lakeview is a beach front facility that delivers dedicated services and ample photo opportunities, featuring a unique 60-foot lighthouse style viewing tower.

Facilities and capacity

The Lakeview has grand ballroom in the second floor, overlooking the lake, featuring vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, hard wood flooring and the French doors opens to a private balcony, providing an ideal space for ceremony or a cocktail reception. The venue offers several options for holding a beautiful ceremony on the beach.

Services offered

The Lakeview is a full-service venue that provides great spaces as well as affordable wedding packages. A range of services are available to deliver sumptuous cuisines, stunning decor and impressive hospitality, to transform your event into an unforgettable celebration.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, beach

Style

Rustic, waterfront

Event Services

Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, lighting / sound, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1

Plated Service (per head)

$70

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
French service
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
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Centerpieces
Dance floor
Decor
Lighting
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?

No

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

$1

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?

$1,250

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

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs

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

$70

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$70

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

$70

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert
Wedding cake

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
Signature drink
Bartenders

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    Alicia B. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Amazing staff!

    Can’t thank the staff of the Lakeview enough for making the day run so smooth. Any issues were quickly addressed and taken care of by the staff and helped us stay informed. The venue is absolutely gorgeous…. Not like every other banquet hall. Beautiful open space, stunning lights and high ceiling. I highly recommend this venue. Beautiful views right along the waterfront; makes for gorgeous pictures.

    The only negative thing I have to say is the bartender did not seem like he wanted to be there and seemed alittle grumpy.
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    Trevor L. Married on 08/11/2020
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    Could not be a better Wedding Venue

    I just got married here in early November during the Pandemic. The entire experience from the moment we booked the venue to the end of our wedding was fantastic. The staff are top notch and incredibly helpful. We loved that they were honest and real. There were no games or gimmicks or hidden costs at The Lakeview. Gonia and Yvonne were awesome and we had countless guests remark on how professional and friendly the staff as a whole were. The venue itself is easy to get to and located in a perfect spot. It was a perfect wedding, regardless of COVID rules.
  • Gyn
    Gyn Married on 25/10/2020
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    Amazing venue! Very accommodating staffs

    We got married here in October! Best decision to have our wedding here!
    Ever since I got engaged, I’ve been looking at Lakeview by Carmen’s as my top choice if our wedding were to happen here in Canada. When COVID pandemic happened, we knew that going overseas was going to be a challenge, so we opted to holding it here. And it all worked out, thanks to Lakeview by Carmen’s!
    My husband and I could not have picked a better place to have our wedding! We had the best wedding ever and we can’t thank the Lakeview by Carmen’s enough for all of their help along the way!
    From the first visit to the end of our wedding event, all of the staff there were amazing and super helpful with everything.
    Our special thanks to Yvonne(our wedding coordinator) and Gonia (our Maître d’), who always made sure that we had everything we needed and were very attentive to all the details and to all our needs.
    They were very accommodating as well and didn’t let any of us stress out on anything.
    They took care of everything for us and made sure the day ran smoothly!
    It is such a beautiful venue inside and out! We absolutely love it there and are so thankful to everyone who made our wedding day extra special!!!
    Gyn and Marco- October 25, 2020
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    Julie H. Married on 29/02/2020
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    Perfection by the water

    I was in awe as soon as I went for my first appointment. We had both our ceremony and reception here. The ballroom overlooks the water allowing lots of natural light. All the food was delicious and everybody was well fed. The staff was friendly. Everything was perfect, even the weather! My Aunt caught a pic of the Toronto skyline.
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    Victoria Married on 16/11/2019
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    Would definitely use Lakeview

    We had our wedding here Nov 16/19 and it was absolutely amazing!! All of our guests had an amazing time and couldn’t stop raving about the food!
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    Ashley W. Married on 01/07/2018
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    Incredible

    The Lakeview by carmen's was a great wedding venue. Pristine landscape and location. Beach ceremony option in the heart of the city - Hamilton. The food was soo good our guests are still talking about it. Very well organized team. We couldn't have asked for better service. We had a great experience having our wedding at the Lakeview.

    The Lakeview by Carmen's Group's reply:

    Hi Ashley, we're so happy to hear that your special day was a great experience with us at the Lakeview and that your guests enjoyed the food! Your compliments will most definitely be passed onto our team. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day.

    Sincerely,
    The Lakeview Team

    P.S. thank you for including a photo! You both look stunning in that shot.
  • Sarah
    Sarah W. Married on 29/06/2018
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    Phenomenal

    I cannot believe how amazing the Carmen's team is. They made sure my wedding was perfectly planned!
    Huge thank you to Charlie, Amber, Allie and Cosetta of the lakeview.
    Unbelieveable team!! They set up all the decor perfectly and the food was incredible!
    We didn't have a single complaint for our guests.
    This was the best day yet, thanks to this beautiful venue and staff!
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    Holly Married on 01/10/2021
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    Very accommodating, food is excellent, guests enjoyed themselves, we had a blast, beautiful scenery excellent staff

    We couldn't have choosen a better venue to get married at! We had a blast and our guests enjoyed themselves! We were so lucky to have found this amazing place! The food was so good, the baker who did our cake was a master at their craft the cake was stunning! I would absolutely love to know where it was made I would like to have a replica made for our 1 year anniversary next year! ❤ everyone there at the lakeview were exceptional and made our special day fantastic! Hey went above amd beyond to make sure everything was perfect! Thank you all so very much!
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    Katie Married on 10/09/2021
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    Great Wedding Day!

    Had our wedding with Lakeview in September 2021 at their outdoor Pavilion. After a COVID postponement from 2020 and several changes along the way, our day was beautiful. The team was easy to work with and although we saw several changes in Event Coordinator from 2019-2021, we ended up dealing with Natasha by the end and she was amazing! The pavilion was a beautiful option and we got a TON of compliments. The food was amazing and serving staff was great and followed all COVID protocols to a tee. Would definitely recommend this venue to a friend.
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    Theresa O. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Amazing Team & Venue! (The Pavilion)

    We began our wedding journey 2 years ago, fast forward through a pregnancy, pandemic, several postponements and date changes, and we finally arrived at September 4th, 2021.
    We viewed all of the Carmen's Group venues, but knew the Lakeview was the right choice for us once I met Charlie. Anything on our wish list, Charlie would make it happen. However, with pandemic restrictions, I really wanted an outdoor venue, and sure enough, Charlie and his team made it happen, offering us The Pavilion, which was right on the water surrounded by trees, in such a relaxed setting, it was perfect. So with only 2 months to finally plan our wedding (after restrictions suddenly lifted), we got to work, with Natasha the wedding planner holding our hands (we were clueless), they really took care of almost everything! Helping me through any uncertainties and concerns, offering suggestions, and accommodating almost every single ask.

    Leading up to the wedding, we met our maitre d', Gonia. Initially, I wasn't sure how to read Gonia, but then I realized...she was focussed, she was passionate. Gonia made our wedding day come together, she ensured everything was flowing smoothly, and didn't miss a beat. I truly loved having Gonia there for us on our wedding day, she has a heart of gold, and is one of the most amazing women I have met.

    Charlie, Gonia, and the rest of the Lakeview Team - thank you!

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The Lakeview by Carmen's Group Real Weddings

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180 Van Wagner's Beach Rd L8E 3L8 Hamilton (Ontario)

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