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The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre

Hamilton, Ontario View map
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 entrées 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.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, boat/yacht, marina

Style

Classic, waterfront

Event Services

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

Plated Service (per head)

$131

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

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

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
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

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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    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’t 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!
  • Chelsey
    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’s 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
  • Amanda
    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’t 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’ve 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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    James O. Married on 11/10/2019
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    Perfect day

    Everything was great! Highly recommended!
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    Cecilia C. Married on 06/10/2018
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    Beautiful Venue

    The venue is so beautiful in the fall.
    It’s amazing that they only have one wedding going on, so you and your guests have the venue to yourselves. Food is absolutely delicious!
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    Kerry M. Married on 27/04/2019
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    10/10 - Amazing Experience

    We had an amazing experience with the Waterfront Centre. I can't say enough great things about Mike and Krystal. They were quick to respond to every question, very accommodating, and so organized. On the night, Mike was there to ensure that dinner ran smoothly and Ashley also did a wonderful job keeping things on track.

    The venue itself is beautiful and there is tons of space for photos on the water. Our guests all raved about the food and service. The DJ was provided by the venue and he was great!

    I would definitely recommend this venue, they go above and beyond. You won't regret it!

    The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre's reply:

    Hello Kerry,

    Thank you very much for the kind words! You and Jordan are so sweet! We are so happy that we could make your day so special! Thanks again!
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    Sandra P. Married on 01/06/2018
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    Wonderful!

    We had our wedding on June 1st 2018. The owner, the wedding planner and the staff were overall absolutely wonderful! They were extremely helpful and always willing to answer any questions we had. The venue itself was beautiful and clean! The food was raved about for months after! Would definitely recommend!
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    Heather H. Married on 31/03/2018
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    all our guests are still talking about the food

    We had 130 of our closest friends and family for our March 31st wedding. We chose the steakhouse package. They are still talking about the food, and the bartender remember everyone’s drinks!!!! The late night buffet was spectacular.

    Krystal was easy to work with, explained everything you need to know, about the decor, menus etc!

    The timing! Mike worked with our MC and we had everything worked down to the minute. Planned to start dancing at 9pm and we did!!!!!!!
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    Sam Married on 24/02/2018
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    Excellent Experience!

    We had our wedding at The Waterfront Centre earlier this year and couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out. Mike and Krystal made the whole process very enjoyable, not to mention stress free. They had every detail covered and were very accommodating when it came to last minute changes and/or the setup. The food was excellent!! We received nothing but great feedback from everyone who attended. There is plenty of great spots to take photos right on location. We would highly recommend having your wedding or event at the Waterfront Centre.

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  • Crystal & Nathan
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