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The Lakeview by Carmen's Group

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About

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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    Kristen Married on 09/10/2022
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    Worth Every Penny

    Between the all-inclusive aspect of the venue and the view, we could not pass up booking this venue.

    Through the venue, we were able to book our DJ, cake, decor, food, and drinks. It made wedding planning so easy! They had easy to follow deadlines and paperwork that made decision making simple and stress-free.

    The night of our rehearsal, we dropped off everything we wanted set up and told our maitre d exactly where we wanted it. They did a great job at setting it all up for us, making our wedding morning incredible stress-free. The DJ was fantastic and played all of our requests. We got so many compliments on the food and the decor as well!

    Only two small things went wrong, which with such a big event is a win in my book. A lot of staff changes happened over the pandemic, meaning that our coordinator changed quite often. We were not informed of these changes, so when I would email to ask questions, I would not receive a response. I didn't know it at the time, but it was because that person did not work there any more! That happened several times, but we ended up with Alessia as our coordinator and could not have been happier about that. The second is that the reception ended very abruptly. After the last song (which we didn't know was the last song) the music just ended and the lights immediately came on. Not a big deal, but was jarring. I would just recommend asking the coordinator or DJ to announce the last song to avoid this.

    Overall, we are incredibly happy with our experience.
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    Cassandra S. Married on 02/08/2022
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    Amazing venue with an even better view!

    We just had our wedding at The Lakeview last night and all I can say is wow.
    Everything was amazing. Our Maître D’ was Gonia and she was absolutely amazing. So organizer and an absolute pleasure to work with. The night went off with no issues even though as the bride I was running behind.
    The food was amazing. We had the Caesar salad, penne a la vodka, beef medallion, and a peach crumble. Our late night buffet was pizza and our wedding cake. Everything was delicious and our guests ate everything.
    We chose to use the in house DJ; the process for sending our music list over was super easy and coordination was on point all night with our MC.

    A huge thanks to Charlie, Alessia and Gonia for helping me have the wedding of my dreams planned in less than 6 weeks!!!
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    Allie P. Married on 31/07/2022
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    Great experience!

    Overall, we had a great experience working with the team at The Lakeview. They were very helpful with planning and answering any questions that we had, especially since our wedding was postponed by a year due to COVID. The team was overall friendly to work with. One difficulty that we had was with the continuity of staff, which we realize is not fully in the control of the venue, but did make communications a bit more challenging. Clearer communication regarding any staffing changes would have been more helpful to not feel out of the loop.

    One major upside to picking The Lakeview as a vendor is that the package included so many different things, including but not limited to: food, cake, some decor items, a honeymoon suite, a wedding coordinator, a maitre-d, etc. This made the overall planning a lot easier as we weren't juggling a ton of different vendors.
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    Nadine Married on 22/05/2022
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    Amazing! We were beyond happy with our wedding experience!

    We had our wedding this past May after a year of postponement due to COVID. The venue was very flexible in helping us replan our wedding date. The all inclusive package was truly a life saver during the planning process! Gonia was an amazing asset on the day of operations. We had originally planned for a beach ceremony, but ended up getting rained out. Gonia did an excellent job making the indoor ceremony everything I could have hoped for and more! Since the indoor ceremony wasn’t our original plan, seeing the venue set up so beautifully brought me to tears! I really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day rain or not! Thank you to all the staff involved in making our dream wedding come true! We continually get compliments on the food and how gorgeous the venue was!
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    Jenny B. Married on 18/03/2022
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    Beautiful and Elegant

    To The Carmens Team at Lakeview, I am so happy with our decision to go with Lakeview. From the first initial meeting with Charlie to the private and detailed discussion with the staff, this was the most effortless process a bride and groom can undergo. The decor included is perfect, and many choices to pick from. The staff was so pleasant and respectful of all guests. The food was so delicious!!!! The number of compliments we received was so lovely to hear. The venue worked well with other vendors to make it effortless for the bride and groom. We are pleased and thankful to everyone at Lakeview, we had such a fantastic time, and we are so blessed for that service and memories. Thank you
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    Lori M. Married on 31/12/2021
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    A wonderful venue!

    Where do I even begin? To all the "Pandemic Bride & Grooms" out there - do not be turned off by the idea that your wedding won't be perfect with restrictions, especially if you book with The Lakeview by Carmen's. Charlie & Natasha were there for us every step of the way leading up to our big day and Gonia was so wonderful to work with as our Maitre D'.

    Not only were they SUPER flexible with our package when restrictions changed our plans, they reassured us that no matter what we'd have an amazing day. Turns out, they were right.

    To give you an idea, our New Year's Eve wedding had the following provincially mandated restrictions:
    -no dancing
    -the reception had to be seated with the exception of first dances
    -no going to the bar for drinks
    -we needed to be out of the venue by 11pm

    Sounds like a recipe for a pretty disappointing NYE party right? Wrong! The Lakeview did everything they possibly could to accommodate us and ensure we had the best night. They gave us table service, which turned out to be amazing. Our guests have told us how incredible and quick the service was , saying they never had to wait to order drinks because the staff came around so often to take orders.

    After the reception ended at 11pm my husband and I, along with several of our guests went outside and rang in the new year complete with music, fireworks and the lake as our backdrop. I truly would not change a thing if given the choice.

    The location is beautiful. the space is elegant, the food is DELICIOUS and the staff are simply the best I've encountered (and that's saying a lot as I've been to many weddings over the years as a wedding photographer)
    Their attention to detail and safety made our day as stress free as you can get.

    We can't thank the Lakeview enough for everything they did. If you are hesitant to book - don't put your life on hold. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, take the plunge and marry the love of your life..and do it with the best in the business - The Lakeview!!
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    Nicole G. Married on 29/10/2021
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    Our dream wedding!

    We would highly recommend The Lakeview! From start to finish the staff was professional, helpful, and kind. The food was delicious and the venue is stunning! On our wedding day, we enjoyed our time with our guests and enjoyed ourselves, The Lakeview staff took care of absolutely everything!
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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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    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.

Awards

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The Lakeview by Carmen's Group Real Weddings

Allie & Hank
52 Photos · 31/Jul/2022
Molly & Justin
54 Photos · 10/Jun/2022
Samantha & Mat
13 Photos · 19/Mar/2022
Rachel & John
77 Photos · 03/Dec/2021
Brooke & Logan
15 Photos · 05/Nov/2021
Olivia & Frank
10 Photos · 12/Aug/2021

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