Dark Horse Estate Winery
in Grand Bend, Ontario
LOCATION: Dark Horse Estate Winery | PHOTOS: Dudek Photography
• Up to 300 guests
• Indoor & outdoor ceremony locations
• On-site catering
Just minutes from the shores of Lake Huron and its world-famous sunsets, the 85-acre estate is a winery, vineyard, and special event venue. The centrepiece is a 31,000 sq. ft. manor that includes a tasting room, production facility, barrel cellar, ballroom, VIP lounge, and patio spaces. Over 200 tonnes of Ontario limestone was used in the building of the manor, the delicate colours blending into the chartreuse green of the vineyard beyond. Soaring ceilings with exposed heavy oak trusses give a feeling of both a rustic intimacy and upscale modern expansiveness.
Upon entering the main doors, you will observe the rooms effortlessly opening into each other, with floor-to-ceiling glass construction providing an unobstructed view into the production and tasting rooms. For an unexpected vantage, look down through the glass floor into the barrel cellar. A world unto itself, the barrel cellar and reception room boast old-world vaulted ceilings, beautiful organic furnishings, and uplighting that will lend any event a certain undefinable quality of elegance.
As you proceed through the manor, you’ll notice no detail has been left to chance, from the coffered ceilings to beautifully designed herringbone tile work to the three fireplaces, designed and constructed by master masons and artisans. The manor house is barrier-free and the crown jewel in this expansive estate, the likes of which have never been seen on the shores of Lake Huron.
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