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Whistle Bear Golf Club

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About

130 to 400 Guests

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.

Highlights

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

2,500.00

Plated Service (per head)

$170

More information

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?

2,500.00

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

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?

$170

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$150

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

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?

$15

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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  • Marisa
    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
  • 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.

    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!!
  • Dave
    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!
  • 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 !

    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!

    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
  • 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.
  • Sharmi
    Sharmi B. Married on 01/08/2019
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    Wedding of our dreams

    I came across Whistle Bear while I was looking at pearle weddings venues! When i saw the pictures i was in awe, surprisingly the pictures doesn't do this beautiful venue justice. As soon was i drove int the golf course i knew this was the one! It is the most incredible golf course we've ever been to. Trust me I scoured many golf courses in the GTA! This is the best one we've encountered! this place is modern yet has a rustic vibe! Perfect wedding venue! It's away from the city, which makes you feel like you are in another world.

    This was 4 months to my wedding and I still hadn't secured a wedding venue! You can only imagine how stressed I was! One day I just decided to visit Whistle Bear on my day off and met with Nikki Northern, I didn't have an appointment, I literally walked in and she was so warm and so kind to show me around! While going over our wedding date with her, she mentioned that they may not be able to book us the room I want for my reception is the back up ceremony space and that there is already a wedding booked for that day! I emailed her right away saying that this is my dream wedding venue and I don't see myself getting married anywhere else! She made it happen for us! From that day I knew we were in good hands! Nikki and the team are so friendly and so welcoming, their professionalism, promptness and flexibility is unparallel! We knew this from our initial meeting! The team is so understanding! i wanted an Indian influence in the food being served to my guests and the chef was amazing and he came up with a custom menu for us. The food was just incredible from the appetizer to dessert!!! OMG it was delicioussss!!

    Prior to our wedding we had two meetings with Nikki and Leah to iron out our details which was awesome! On the day of my wedding, I arrived at the venue 1/2 hour late, yet there were no issues. My priest arrived 1 hour late which delayed all our events by an hour yet there were no hesitation from the staff! they accommodated us! made sure everything went seamlessly, They even let us take pictures at the chapel even though we were passed our time and the next wedding was going to start soon after! We ended up staying 1 hour later than expected yet we had no one complaining!We really wanted our dogs to be a part of our wedding as they play such an important role in ur lives! And they made it happen, they had absolutely no issues with them being their! It made our day that much more special, knowing EVERYONE we loved was there! Thats the type of service you can expect from whistle bear, excellence.
    If you are looking for the most incredible wedding venue, with the most amazing staff and a stress free wedding, then look no further! Whistle Bear Golf Course is it! It's truly a GEM!

    I want to thank Nikki and the team from the bottom of our heart for making our dream wedding come true!! we couldn't have done it without you!
  • Brendon
    Brendon F. Married on 26/07/2019
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    Best Venue for a summer wedding

    The Whistlebear venue was the first venue that my wife and I looked at. We immediately fell in love with the venue. We did out due diligence and looked at about 15 venues afterwards. However, nothing compared to Whistlebear and we booked the Rose Room at the venue. Leah was our sales consultant and we worked with her to plan everything out. She was super professional, very responsive, and helped to ensure that everything was ready before the big day. Hailey was our coordinator on the big day and she made sure to ensure that everything ran smoothly. There were no hiccups on the day because of all of the work completed by Hailey, Leah, and the rest of the Whistlebear staff. All of our guests loved the Whistlebear venue. We had a great wedding at the outdoor venue. Everyone loved looking out over the rolling golf hills while enjoying the delicious appetizers. The property was gorgeous and we captured a lot of great photos. The salad, dinner, dessert and the mid night buffet were delicious! The bar service and dance were spectacular and everyone loved hanging out on the outdoor patio. My wife, our guests, and myself were so happy with the Whistlebear venue and all of the staff there.
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    Amanda P. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Best wedding experience

    We cannot say enough good things about our wedding at Whistle Bear. It was absolutely amazing!

    Right from the planning process everyone at Whistle Bear, especially Nikki Northern, was so helpful. She was so patient and was quick to respond to the million e-mails I sent her. She made the planning experience so enjoyable and not at all stressful. Whistle Bear truly has this down to an art and there is nothing that they don't think of! Nikki was so helpful in managing a few special requests that we had, we can't thank her enough.

    The venue is absolutely gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the Garden Chapel - everyone could not get over how beautiful it was! It was a very hot day out so unfortunately we couldn't have the roof retracted, but it was perfect none the less. The water for guests was much appreciated!

    Our wedding was in the Forestview Room. It is such a beautiful room that you definitely don't need much for decor to make it stunning. The outdoor terrace was awesome for our cocktail hour and many people hung out there throughout the night.

    Our maitre d' and concierge Melinda & Katie were absolutely fantastic. I can't imagine our day without them. They were so on top of everything and kept the day absolutely stress free for me. They accommodated any request we had and were so fun to be with throughout the whole day. I worried about not hiring a wedding planner but you definitely do not need one if you get married here.

    The food was absolutely amazing. Everyone could not stop raving about how awesome it was, especially the compressed watermelon salad and the prime rib.

    The bartenders were fantastic and were quick to get me and my groom our drinks as soon as we started walking over.

    Overall me, my husband, and all our guests were extremely pleased with the service that Whistle Bear provided and we would highly recommend to any future couples!

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Whistle Bear Golf Club Real Weddings

  • Abigail & Michael
    62 Photos · 31/Jul/2021
  • Mary & Darcy
    42 Photos · 19/Oct/2019
  • Brittney & Matthew
    50 Photos · 14/Sep/2019
  • Cristina & Randy
    10 Photos · 31/Aug/2019
  • Taylor & Dan
    53 Photos · 17/Aug/2019
  • Julia & Drew
    41 Photos · 29/Jun/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. 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!

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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