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Whistle Bear Golf Club

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About

Centrally located in Cambridge, Ontario, Whistle Bear Golf Club is a Southern Ontario wedding destination surrounded by undulating hills and groomed greens. This property features a spectacular landscape, a sophisticated facility, and incredible cuisine. The venue combines a relaxed atmosphere with elegance. While set in the countryside, it is easily accessed from nearby cities.

Facilities and Capacity

Whistle Bear Golf Club 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.

The Grandview Room and Terrace has a spectacular 20-foot mirrored, vaulted ceiling with intricate wood-carved details, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers. 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.

You can celebrate an extravagant reception of up to 440 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 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 on the private outdoor terrace that overlooks the golf course.

Services Offered

The experienced Special Events Consultants of Whistle Bear Golf Club 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, chairs
  • China, flatware, and glassware
  • Linens
  • Setup, cleanup

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 a 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.

Highlights

Type

Country club

Style

Classic, country, garden, rustic

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$4,000

Plated Service (per head)

$190

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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)

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

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

$2,000

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?

$3,250

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

$3,250

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

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
Specialty wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer S. Married on 05/06/2022
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    Best Dat Ever

    I can’t say more great things about Whistle Bear and the Pearle team! They went above and beyond to make our day perfect! We worked with Leah throughout the planning process and she was amazing to work with, and answered any questions we had throughout. Natalie was our day of coordinator and she was so sweet and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed during our rehearsal and our wedding day! All the staff were so friendly and helpful, I would also like to thank immensely the staff that helped pack up all our table decor at the end of the night! We also got so many compliments on the food and how gorgeous venue was! It was such an incredible day and evening I can’t recommend Whistle Bear enough! Thank you again to everyone at Whistle Bear who helped make our day perfect!

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Good morning Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I have passed this along to Leah, Natalie & the rest of the Whistle Bear and Pearle team!

    It was such a pleasure to host you and we wish you all the best in this new chapter of your lives!

    - The Team at Whistle Bear Golf Club
  • Laura
    Laura D. Married on 31/12/2021
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    Outstanding Staff & Experience

    Lauren and her team at Whistle Bear were amazing to work with and made our day so special! They made it their priority to make our wedding perfect. Lauren was so easy to work with, and did an incredible job helping us navigate through COVID-19. She was very supportive, patient and responsive throughout the planning process. The day of the wedding Melinda was our maître d'. She did such an incredible job ensuring everything went to plan and making sure we had everything we needed. She provided so many personal touches, and you could tell she really cared about making our day special. The grounds and the Forestview room are also so beautiful and exactly what we pictured for our wedding! Thank you Lauren, Melinda and the rest of the Whistle Bear team for making our day perfect! We would highly recommend this venue!

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for your lovely review. We have passed on your kind words to Lauren, Melinda and the rest of the Whistle Bear team.

    It was such a pleasure working with you and we appreciated all your patience throughout the postponement. We truly wish you all the happiness in the world.

    Kindly,

    The Whistle Bear Team
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    Courtney L. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Amazing!!!

    Such a beautiful venue and the staff are great, attentive and fun to work with!

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Courtney!

    Thank you so much for your beautiful short and sweet review!

    We rely on amazing people such as yourself to review Whistle Bear so others know how great their wedding day could also be!

    Thank you and Congratulations!!
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    Marisa R. Married on 12/09/2021
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    Our perfect venue!

    We recently had our wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club in the Rose Room. The venue was very accommodating with all the COVID changes. Our consultant, Leah, was excellent throughout the entire planning process and very patiently answered all of our many questions. The staff went above and beyond to help bring our wedding vision to life and make the day special. Our team on the wedding day was very professional and did a great job. The food was delicious! The venue was absolutely gorgeous! We loved the garden chapel for our ceremony as it was a reliable location regardless of weather. The Rose Room is absolutely stunning and definitely worth seeing in person. Unfortunately it rained and stormed for the entire time we were on site at Whistle Bear and we didn't find there to be many great photo options inside. If the weather is nice, the photo locations outside are spectacular, which the venue allowed us to enjoy on a different date.

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Marisa and Adrian,

    We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful day at Whistle Bear! It was such a pleasure planning with you and watching your vision come to life on the wedding day!

    We wish you all the best on your next chapter together,

    Leah and the Whistle Bear Team
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    Olivia P. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Highly Recommend!

    I would recommend Whistle Bear Golf Club to EVERYONE! They made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and especially on the wedding day. Melinda was there by my side the entire day making sure I was where I needed to be at all times. Her and Katie were so attentive making sure me and my husband had everything we needed throughout the entire night- bringing us drinks and extra food to try! Simply AMAZING staff.

    The venue and grounds themselves are absolutely beautiful! Every single one of my guests could not get over the beauty of Whistle Bear. If you’re thinking of getting married here, please do it. You will not be disappointed!!

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Olivia!

    We are thrilled to hear you had a lovely experience through the planning process and on your big day.

    It was truly a pleasure working with you and Dillon and we are so happy Leah, Melinda and Katie were able to make your wedding day dreams come true.

    We wish you all the best in your future endeavors as a husband and wife!

    Congratulations!
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    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.

    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!!
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    Dave K. Married on 27/08/2021
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    Would Recommend 100%

    We chose Whistle Bear Golf Club as our wedding venue after touring many different venue locations in the KW area. We were blown away by their menu quality, customer service, and professionalism. Our original wedding date was set for June 2020. Unfortunately the pandemic postponed our wedding numerous times. We dealt with three separate wedding coordinators during the process. However, Whistle Bear was more than accommodating during a time of so much uncertainty. They honoured our original contract, unlike many other vendors during the pandemic. Lauren was able to see us through to our confirmed wedding date in August 2021. She was very patient with us and answered all of our questions via phone or email (there were many questions). Our reception was in the Rose Room and we were fortunate enough to use the terrace that day. Our guests raved about the beauty of that venue and the excellent service they experienced. Our 70+ guests were served within minutes of each other. The menu dinner and drink selection was amazing. We had numerous guests approach us after to tell us this was the best dinner they've ever had at a wedding. Melinda (our day of) helped ensure the day ran smoothly without issue. We have so many fond memories of our wedding. If you're considering booking your wedding in the KW area, we would highly recommend Whistle Bear.

    Whistle Bear Golf Club's reply:

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for the wonderful review!

    We are so happy to hear your wedding day was just as you imagined, even with the postponement. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Melinda, our Chefs and the whole events team.

    We wish you a lifetime of happiness, congratulations!
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    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 !

    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!!
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    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!

    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

Awards

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Whistle Bear Golf Club Real Weddings

Jessica & Conor
27 Photos · 11/Sep/2022
Mariah & Tyler
7 Photos · 09/Sep/2022
Jenn & Cole
15 Photos · 03/Sep/2022
Stephanie & Rafal
23 Photos · 23/Oct/2021
Abigail & Michael
62 Photos · 31/Jul/2021
Mary & Darcy
42 Photos · 19/Oct/2019

Meet the team

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, and have been a Special Events Consultant here for the last 4 years. 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!

Lauren  Cuthbert
Lauren Cuthbert
Special Events Consultant

I am really looking forward to working with you. I used to live in England where I planned many weddings & events. I love weddings and have over 10 years of 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.

Alex Upfield
Alex Upfield
Special Events Consultant

After spending 10 years working in the Mental Health and Addictions field, in 2019, Alex changed directions and entered the world of weddings. For the first three years she fell in love with textiles and bridal gowns, supporting brides in finding their dream dress! With her fine attention to detail and her passion for supporting couples to bring their visions to life, she is grateful to be a part of the Whistle Bear team and is excited to meet you and your fiancé!

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