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The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre

100 to 220 Guests

About

Located in Hamilton, Ontario, The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre is a spacious venue that sits right by the water, providing a beautiful and exclusive setting for wedding celebrations and other important events. The banquet hall is a lovely space which features WiFi and audiovisual equipment for your wedding ceremony and/or reception.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre include an outdoor ceremony location near the marina under swaying willow trees. The Waterview Room is an elegant space which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, fantastic views and can accommodate up to 220 seated guests.

Services offered

The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre offers couples 4 wedding packages with optional upgrades to choose from. The Classic Wedding Package includes all the entertainment, a complete bar package and premium wedding set up with everything you will need to dress up the venue and get it ready for a fabulous reception.

Cuisine

The cuisine offered in the Classic Wedding Package, for example, includes a delicious selection of appetizers, soups & salads, classic duet entr茅es and desserts served with coffee or assorted teas. It also includes a grand sweet table with fresh fruit, assorted cheesecakes and savoury snacks.

Other services

This venue can also serve as the ideal location to celebrate other types of events. These include social occasions such as friends/family luncheons, proms/grads/school events and bridal showers. Corporate events are also welcome.

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

100 adult guests for a Friday or Sunday, 150 adult guests for a Saturday wedding

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 main reception room, with a smaller additional room for ceremonies

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall
Boat/yacht
Marina

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Waterfront

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 event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House wine
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
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

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?

$1,295

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

$795

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Linens
Lighting/sound
Parking

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

$131

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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    Leah B. Married on 24/09/2022
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    Amazing Venue

    My husband and I got married at the Waterfront Banquet Centre in September. This venue was SO easy to work with, they were well organized and offer so many extras to take the stress out of planning! Mike and his team are amazing, the moment we met him we felt like family, he made us so comfortable and he was very trustworthy (unlike some other venues where you are treated as just a number).

    The food was amazing! Our guests raved on how fantastic and warm the food was! We went with the Steakhouse package and were not disappointed! The abundance and quality of food offered at the late night buffet was another thing guests were raving about, SO GOOD!

    The venue itself it stunning with views of the Hamilton waterfront. We had around 175 guests and it never felt cramped, it was the perfect amount of space! The d茅cor they offer was fabulous and made it so much easier for end of the night clean up.

    Eduvina and Ashlie helped plan our wedding and Claire and Mike were there throughout the night making sure everything was under control and on time. They all did a fabulous job!!

    The bartenders did an amazing job keeping up with the number of people we had, there was never a long line - something we were concerned about from other weddings we have been to. If there was a longer line, Mike would run behind the bar to help catch up!

    I would recommended this venue to anyone! The level of stress alleviated by their all inclusive approach was amazing!
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    Shea M. Married on 23/09/2022
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    Food and fun that will long be remembered

    We had a wonderful experience with the waterfront!!! We started our planning with Mike and Eduvina, who were both very helpful and responsive. The whole process is so easy and straightforward. The meetings we had were very useful and helped with planning. Ashlie took over for Edu but the transition was seamless, she knew all about our previous planning was just as nice to work with. On the day of, everything ran so smoothly and we had such a great time. Everything looked beautiful and the decor and set-up was stunning. The food was absolutely amazing! Our friends and family are still talking about it! The team was so great! Ashlie got us all set up and Mike, Claire and the rest of the staff took care of us all night! It was such a great time and we are so thankful we had our wedding at the Waterfront Centre!
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    Natalie Married on 17/09/2022
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    Perfect Venue

    We celebrated my wedding at the Waterfront in September 2022 and our day was absolutely amazing! Mike and Ashlie were a pleasure to work with right from day one and were so accommodating, detail oriented and dedicated to making sure our day was nothing short of perfect. Our guests raved about the food and atmosphere and we had such a great night. The service was great & I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding! Thank you again to all of the staff at the Waterfront!
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    Annie M. Married on 28/08/2022
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    Absolutely perfect

    I don't think I have enough words to describe how perfect and amazing The Waterfront made my day. Their service was impeccable! They really went abovr and beyone to ensure everything went smoothly and perfect. They even added greenery to my headtable that my florist had forgotten. Even touch through the process between booking with them and the actual wedding day the wedding coordinator changed, they made sure I went through everything I had envisioned at the beginning again and were always open and very responsive to my emails and calls. And the fact that they have everything there.... minimize in 1000% my stress knowing that they had it all. Thank you The Waterfront for the most perfect day!
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    Camila S. Married on 12/08/2022
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    Amazing food and planning

    Very happy with using this venue, the location is beautiful, the food is amazing and they include so many things that makes wedding planning easier and less stressful. All my guest are raving about the food.
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    Emma R. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Best wedding food ever according to Guests

    The planning process was made seamless even during COVID-19 with Eduvina staying in touch with us often to relay the latest updates regarding planning our special day. Mark and Eduvina made us feel welcome at the open house, tasting and of course our big day! The food was out of this world delicious and honestly we enjoyed every single piece of food we ate. Several guests stated that was the best wedding food they had ever had. I would recommend this venue over and over again I can鈥檛 say enough amazing things about the staff and the venue itself.
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    Andrea K. Married on 16/10/2020
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    They didn't let Covid-19 ruin our day!

    I was extremely lucky to have such an understanding and co-operative venue. They always kept great communication and were willing to work with us when we needed to postpone our wedding. When the new date came, and we had a new set of restrictions. I was worried this wasn't going to feel as special, compared to the original reception that was planned, but Mike and Eduvina didn't let it diminish our special day. They gave us the best experience we could've had.

    Oh and the food was AMAZING!!

    The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre's reply:

    Congratulations Andrea & David!

    Thank you for allowing us to be part of such a beautiful and special day!!

    Wishing you two the very best!!

    Mike, Edu & All the Waterfront Team!
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    Chelsey G. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Best wedding venue

    Mike and Eduvina were a complete joy to work with. They helped accommodate our wedding despite this pandemic and truly went above and beyond to make our vision come true. I would absolutely recommend their services to anyone looking for a stress-free wedding. Also, the food was amazing and Eduvina鈥檚 stylings were perfect.

    10/10!!

    The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre's reply:

    Congratulations Chelsey & Derek!!

    Thank you so much for your kind words!

    It was an honour for us to be part of your Special Day! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed every moment of it!

    Thanks again!
    Eduvina, Mike & The Waterfront Team
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    James O. Married on 11/10/2019
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    Perfect day

    Everything was great! Highly recommended!
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    Amanda C. Married on 16/02/2019
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    Exceeded my expectations

    Our wedding was Feb 16,2019 and words cannot express how amazing it was! The staff and venue completely exceeded my expectations!

    Leading up the wedding Krystal was a complete delight to work with. She was organized, on top of everything and always willing to answer any question you had no matter how big or small it may be! Krystal was able to bring my vision to life and I cannot thank her enough!

    Mike was also great to deal with! At any point in the night if you had a question he was right there to answer it for you or help with anything!

    I can鈥檛 forget Ashley, right before I was about to walk down the isle I got a little light headed she ran and grabbed me some apple cider to help calm my adrenaline. She was also an absolute delight to have all night. She always had a smile on her face and was willing to help with anything you need.

    The entire waterfront staff were friendly, fun and made the experience perfect!

    Now I cannot forget to mention the food!! Everything was cooked to perfection! Even the soup came out hot to every table! The staff was great with spacing out the time in between each meal as well and the late night bar!! My guest were blow away by the dinner and then it came to the late night bar and jaws were dropping! All of our guest were saying wow this is the best wedding food I鈥檝e ever had!

    The DJ was also great! He read the crowed well and played a great mix to get everyone on the dance floor !

    This venue is a one of experience. You will not be disappointed when booking, instead you will be blown away! I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day one will never forget!

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The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre Real Weddings

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