Brides and grooms choose Whistle Bear Golf Club for its rustic charm, personalized attention and all in one location
When Whistle Bear Golf Club first opened its doors in 2001, their team knew there were three things that would set them apart… excellent service, phenomenal outdoor views and freshly prepared food. Their approach worked and today, brides come from all over Ontario (and beyond) to be one of the 100+ couples who get married at Whistle Bear every year.
When The Ring contacted past Whistle Bear brides, we were truly blown away by the response. From, “Way above and beyond any other venue I looked at” to, “Better food, better service and a better venue than I could have ever imagined on my wedding day,” it was clear that the team at Whistle Bear puts the kind of care and attention into each wedding that makes for the most memorable wedding day possible.
Here’s more on this stunning golf club…
From fabulous staff to weather proof ceremonies
Whistle Bear offers an all in one location, so you can have your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and photos in one gorgeous spot. And if you’ve always dreamt of an outdoor ceremony, you won’t have to worry about the weather. The team explains, “We have a a charming open-aired chapel with the natural landscape of Whistle Bear’s golf course as the backdrop, a retractable peaked roof provides complete protection from the weather.”
Joel and Verity Suntz had their reception at Whistle Bear for their June 2012 wedding, “Our biggest reason for choosing Whistle Bear began when we first pulled up to the driveway. The grounds were beautiful, the building was unique, and then the deal was sealed when we met the staff. They were so helpful and extremely flexible for our times, food options, etc. We had no concerns with the venue leading up to our big day. On the day of we were greeted by Whistle Bear staff at the front entrance who genuinely congratulated us. Whistle Bear holds its own, and the staff are the icing on the cake.”
Tammy Zappitelli & Greg Harroitt say they instantly fell in love with Whistle Bear and knew it was the ideal venue for their July 2012 wedding, “Our guests told us that when they walked into our reception hall they could feel the warmth and love we had for each other. The décor was complimentary… any brides colour scheme would work well in the hall. The layout of the reception room was conducive to dancing and having a great time. The entire experience with Whistle Bear from the initial consultation to the wedding was great, and planning the wedding is something we will never forget.”
Your Special Events Consultant
Part of what makes Whistle Bear so special is their team, “Knowing that people are expecting the best experience when they arrive keeps us inspired. Making all their requests come true takes our best efforts every day. Each day is a new experience, with new challenges. Being able to assist people brings us so much gratification. Knowing that we are able to give people exactly what they are looking for and make their wedding dreams come true inspires us.”
Joel and Verity Suntz rave about their experience with the Whistle Bear team, “Working with the Whistle Bear team was fantastic. They are so knowledgeable when it comes to weddings and are so organized. They are friendly, outgoing, and always very calm, despite the stress I’m sure they experience in their jobs! Whistle Bear has the ultimate checklist that they go over with you to ensure that everything is prepared for your day. If you haven’t thought about it, they have.”
Jeff and Nicole Ingram say they completely agree, “The staff were great and we are so appreciative of everything they did for us. It was a wonderful day and they made it their duty to get to know us, and make sure everything went off without a hitch… which it did. They are wonderful people to work with… very helpful and they care about what the couple wants for their day.”
During your wedding, you’ll also have your own personal Maître ‘D that oversees a number of different tasks during the entire day; the rehearsal, meet and greet, pictures and your dinner- to name a few.
Brad & Michelle Jones told The Ring about their favourite memory from their June 2012 wedding day, “My favourite memory is of our Maitre’d, Minnie. On the rehearsal day we were quite busy and were having the rehearsal dinner after our run through at Whistle Bear. So I hadn’t eaten for quite a few hours. When we were out at the gazebo (where we held our ceremony), I was suddenly feeling quite weak and someone had to go get me a snack. On the wedding day, just before my dad and I were about to go out to the gazebo for the ceremony, Minnie came to me and said she had brought me some cookies, to make sure that I had a snack before I went out there. That was the kind of service we received through the entire process. They were always going above-and beyond. Brad would say his favourite memory is also of Minnie, who was there with water or appetizers for him before he had to ask, every time he wanted them!”
The team describes the venue as, “A fun and relaxing place to celebrate with friends and family. We offer an experience that can be considered rustic and outdoors oriented. We are accommodating, respectful and creative.”
Whistle Bear can accommodate every type of wedding, from a small group to a lavish party with up to 400 guests. Here’s a breakdown of the spaces at Whistle Bear…
FOREST VIEW ROOM AND TERRACE
A truly grand space, the Forestview Room, with its 20-foot ceilings and exposed hand-carved pine beams, lends its splendor best to a wedding reception. Casement windows and a private terrace offer breathtaking views overlooking the golf course and a vista that includes the nearby forest and inspiring sunsets.
Capacity Seated: 400 | Cocktail: 450 (includes use of second floor terrace)
GRANDVIEW ROOM AND GARDENS
This romantic and inviting room features a stunning 20-foot mirrored vaulted ceiling with intricate wood-carved details and beautiful crystal chandeliers. While windows on two sides bring natural light into the room, a striking fireplace draws you in and creates a stylish focal point and backdrop. Adding an al fresco touch is the room’s private outdoor garden.
Capacity Seated: 190 | Cocktail: 250
ROSE ROOM AND TERRACE
With surrounding windows, this room captures Whistle Bear’s natural landscape, while the elegant 20-foot ceiling with exposed hand-carved beams and beautiful crystal chandeliers add a romantic touch.
A private outdoor terrace, overlooking the golf course, is the perfect place for pre and post dinner cocktails.
Capacity Seated: 170 | Cocktail: 200 (includes use of outdoor terrace)
This charming open-aired chapel features manicured gardens encasing your aisle entrance while the natural landscape of Whistle Bear’s golf course provides the perfect backdrop. A retractable peaked roof provides complete protection from the weather.
Details, details, details
• The average bride spends $20,000 to $30,000 on their wedding at Whistle Bear
• 13% HST applies (All prices are inclusive of gratuities/service charges)
• There is a 25% deposit required to book your wedding at Whistle Bear
• It’s best to book at least one year ahead to secure your date
Contacting Whistle Bear Golf Club
A Special Events Consultant at Whistle Bear Golf Club can be reached directly using the form below 🙂 You can also visit Whistle Bear Golf Club online at www.whistlebear.ca. Whistle Bear was recently featured in this Real Wedding Story.