Whistle Bear Golf Club

1316 Dickie Settlement Road R.R. #33 N3H 4R8 Cambridge (Ontario) Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
Number of guests 130 to 400
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About Whistle Bear Golf Club

Centrally located in the heart of Waterloo Region, Cambridge, and surrounded by undulating hills and groomed greens, Whistle Whistle Bear Golf Club is a Southern Ontario wedding destination that offers a spectacular landscape, sophisticated facility, and an incredible cuisine. The venue combines a relaxed atmosphere with elegance. While it's set in the countryside, it is easily accessed from nearby cities.

Facilities and capacity

Whistle Bear features a recently renovated 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with upscale amenities. The venue offers different event spaces to host weddings of any style and size, and the exquisite grounds are perfect for photography. They include:

  • The Grandview Room and Terrace: The spectacular 20-foot mirrored, vaulted ceiling, intricate wood-carved details, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers enhance the beauty of the room. The room is well lit by natural lighting through the windows on two sides, and the striking fireplace draws your attention. It can accommodate up to 190 guests. There is also a private outdoor garden attached to the room.
  • The Forestview Room and Terrace: Celebrate an extravagant reception of up to 400 guests in the grand Forestview Room. It features 20-foot ceilings and exposed, hand-carved pine beams. Experience the breathtaking views of the golf course and vistas through casement windows from the private terrace.
  • The Rose Room and Terrace: The Rose Room offers beautiful views of Whistle Bear's natural landscape through the surrounding windows. The elegant 20-foot ceiling with exposed, hand-carved beams and beautiful crystal chandeliers reflects elegance and charm. It can accommodate up to 170 guests. Host your pre- and post-dinner in the private outdoor terrace that overlooks the golf course.

Services offered

The experienced Special Events Consultants at Whistle Bear will assist couples with every detail of the planning process to ensure a stress-free and memorable event. They will help couples with planning their room selection, wine and menu choices, decor details, and floral arrangements. They are also happy to work with outside vendors. Wedding services include the following:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Tables, Chiavari Chairs
  • China, Flatware, and Glassware
  • Linens, Napkins, Custom Printed Menus
  • Setup, Cleanup
  • Photo Route, Two Day of Coordinators
  • All Inclusivie Packages

Cuisine

Pearl Wedding and Events offers delicious cuisine that is guaranteed to delight every palate. Guests will relish their Earth to table philosophy that endorses local, seasonal, and artisanal menus. The culinary team serves a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, and desserts. Bar services, including champagne toast, are also available.

Other facilities

The newly renovated clubhouse features a new fitness center, well-appointed locker rooms, and an outdoor bonfire. Guests will enjoy these optional facilities offered by the club. Parking is available for guests. Shuttle and valet services are also provided. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

  • Number of guests From 130 to 400
  • Type Country club
  • Style Classic, country, rustic
  • Event Services Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 2,500.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 170.00
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More information about Whistle Bear Golf Club

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • 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
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    House wine
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 2,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 170.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 150.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 15.00
  • 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?
    C$ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Open bar
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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82 Reviews for Whistle Bear Golf Club


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Julianna

    Julianna A. · Married on 03/09/2021

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    Leah + WB Team are amazing!

    Leah was a blessing to have on our side as we navigated postponing our June 2020 wedding to September 2021 because of gathering restrictions. She was accommodating, helpful, and communicated well. She was able to answer all of our questions quickly and accurately - we never had any complaints or trouble with Leah. She was well organized and was also knowledgeable about the ongoing changes in event limits and restrictions. She helped ease our stress and helped us to enjoy the process.

    While we didn't see Leah on our wedding day, we know that she passed all of the information on to the day-of coordinating team because they were well prepared and knew everything that was going on. The WB team and Leah are great and make your wedding day experience much better.

    Sent on 05/10/2021

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Julianna!

    Leah is beyond appreciative for your kind words towards her in your thoughtful review!

    We are so pleased to see that your wedding day turned out exactly how you envisioned!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We rely on word-of-mouth recommendations and reviews more than you know!

    We wish you and Dylan so much love and happiness in your new adventure together.

    Congratulations!!
  • Kristen

    Kristen C. · Married on 20/08/2021

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    Loved our wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club

    We had the best experience hosting our wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club. The venue itself if stunning! We fell in love with the Forest View room and our guests loved the option of spending the evening indoors and outdoors. The service and hospitality was exceptional! From the day we booked, through COVID stresses we felt very supported by the staff and event coordinators. Our day of coordinator was wonderful and made the day seamless.
    If I were to plan our wedding all over again I would chose Whistle Bear again and again. Thank you to all the amazing staff that made our day perfect !

    Sent on 28/08/2021

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Kristen!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a heartfelt and positive review.

    We are ecstatic to hear that your wedding day was everything you imagined and more!

    We wish you and Chris so much love, fun and happiness in your new adventure together as husband and wife!

    Congratulations!!
  • Kiesha Callahan

    Kiesha C. · Married on 14/05/2021

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    Our Perfect Intimate Wedding at Whistle Bear

    Our experience with Whistle Bear Golf Club was absolutely amazing from start to finish, which was longer than expected due to the pandemic!

    We booked back in 2018, just after we got engaged in November of that year. As soon as we walked through the doors we fell in love, it was like the feeling when you say "Yes" to the dress, it felt so right. We were set to marry in June of 2020 with 135 guests (with many from out of town), with the reception in the Rose Room & Terrace. From that point, to all of the Covid wedding postponement struggles in between, the team at Whistle Bear was always so accommodating and understanding.

    Our coordinator Lauren was incredible, honestly the best! As you could imagine, I had so many questions and uncertainty about our new wedding date in May of 2021 with the Ontario province wide shut down, yet Lauren always answered so promptly and put us at ease.

    Thankfully, despite all of the restrictions, we were able to get married on May 14 in the gorgeous Garden Chapel with our nearest and dearest. Our intimate number of family and friends that attended had a wonderful experience. Even our virtual guests were stunned at how beautiful the venue was.

    Melinda our Maître D, was so great! She conducted our rehearsal Thursday evening and wedding day on Friday. She worked closely with our vendors on site that day to ensure we did not have to stress about anything.

    Ian Campbell, our Whistle Bear Officiant was so lovely and professional. He really took the time and care that day to ensure that we were calm and everything went smoothly at the ceremony.

    The food was amazing! Which we are so glad that we got the full experience during our menu tasting back in March pre-shutdown.

    We are so thankful for and all that Lauren, Melinda, Ian, Hope, Alycia, Stephan and the entire WB Team did for us to make our day perfect!! They really went above and beyond in so many ways for us. My husband and I highly recommend Whistle Bear for a wedding or any other event!

    Sent on 13/08/2021

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Keisha and Paul,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your special day!

    P.S. we are always happy to puppy sit :)

    All the best,

    Lauren and the Whistle Bear Team
  • Julie

    Julie N. · Married on 25/01/2020

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    A dream come true!

    My husband and I are so happy that we choose Whistle Bear to be our wedding venue. We fell in love with the beauty of it, from the moment we stepped into the lobby we were in awe! Each room is gorgeous and so are the grounds. We choose to have a winter wedding (January 25th 2020) and from the moment we started planning with Nikki we knew we were in good hands! Even though they see so many other couples, Nikki always made us feel important, didn't rush any of our meetings and we were truly excited to see her each time we met. She really listened to what we wanted and made sure that our vision came to life! She is beyond patient and would respond quickly to my emails. She felt like a friend by the end of it. Melinda was with us the day of the wedding and she made sure that there wasn't any hiccups and that things were smooth sailing! Her and Katie were a great team which we can't thank them enough.
    Our guests continuously raved about the beauty of the venue, the food and the hospitality and service! I would without a doubt recommend any future bride to look at Whistle Bear as venue. I'm hoping down the road that we get to come back as a guest for a friends wedding so that we can experience Whistle Bear all over again.

    Julie and Dave
    xo

    Sent on 25/05/2020
  • Mary

    Mary J. · Married on 19/10/2019

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    Dream Venue

    Our wedding at Whistle Bear in the outdoor chapel and Rose Room was a great experience beginning to end. They are a professional, experienced team that will help you each step of the way. Our consultations with Raylene and Leah were fabulous, and they are able to answer every question we had. Additionally, they also asked us questions about our day we hadn’t even considered.
    There is a huge benefit to their all-in-one approach, with ceremony venue, officiant, reception venue, photo location, day-of coordinator, and catering (among other options we didn’t opt into such as DJ services) all included. This took a huge stress off of planning overall, as we knew we were in good hands with all these aspects of the wedding covered by Whistle Bear. Every detail has been thought of - they even have personalized signs by the lobby front door to let your guests know when the shuttle bus will be arriving, if you are choosing to hire one.
    While there are 3 weddings that can be hosted at the venue simultaneously, we never felt that we were sharing the space, or intruding on/being intrusive to another wedding. They have everything down to a fine art, and their long list of experience is evident.
    Our day-of coordinator Mikayla was also wonderful. She helped us through our rehearsal 2 days before, and saw to everything we had mentioned and more on our wedding day. Things were taken care of without so much as a reminder. She was friendly, attentive, and helpful throughout everything. Signage and flowers were moved from the ceremony to reception seamlessly, and she even helped us fix the groom’s broken boutonniere right before we were set to walk down the aisle.
    The grounds and facilities are beautifully kept, making for great pictures. The food and the menu tasting were both perfect, and if there are any unique requests or dietary restrictions, they are flexible in accommodating those specifications. With the amazing foundation they have set, you are able to add as little or as much additional touches and personalized aspects, and have your wedding be just as beautiful either way.
    I would recommend booking Whistle Bear for your wedding a million times over. We had a truly amazing experience there, and are so happy we booked with them.

    Sent on 06/01/2020

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Leah Silvestro

Leah Silvestro

Special Events Consultant

I was part of Whistle Bear’s opening team after the clubhouse renovation as a Maître d’ and, shortly thereafter, took a role as Special Events Coordinator. After a brief hiatus, I'm back at Pearle Weddings & Events! I'm passionate about weddings and all the planning and details that go into them. I cannot wait to meet all the amazing future Whistle Bear couples!

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Lauren  Cuthbert

Lauren Cuthbert

Special Events Consultant

I am really looking forward to working with you. I have recently moved back home from England where I planned many weddings & events. I love weddings and have over 8 years experience in helping couples navigate the planning process. You are in good hands with me and I am very much looking forward to meeting with you.

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1316 Dickie Settlement Road R.R. #33 Cambridge (Ontario) N3H 4R8
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