Whispering Springs does not provide catering, food or food service. Please see our list of Preferred Vendors to learn about some excellent caterers in Northumberland County. If you would like to use a caterer not listed on our Preferred Vendors list we kindly ask to meet with and approve of your caterer as they will be using our kitchen facilities.
Whispering Springs has both a liquor license and a catering endorsement that encompasses the common areas and the grounds. According to AGCO regulations all alcohol for your wedding/event must be purchased through Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. You are welcome to enjoy your own alcohol at your tent suite, but beyond your tent all alcohol must be purchased from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. If we find unauthorized alcohol being consumed beyond the tent sites we will confiscate the alcohol and ask your guest to leave the premises.
All beverages including non-alcoholic options must be purchased from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. We will provide a complimentary hydration station with flavoured water but soft drinks and juice must be purchased from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat.
Whispering Springs does not provide event coordination or wedding planning services. Upon booking your wedding at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat you will receive a package to help make planning your wedding at Whispering Springs as easy as possible, but please be aware that we do not provide an event coordinator for the day of your wedding. On the day of your wedding there will be a venue supervisor onsite who will ensure that our aspects of the event are running smoothly (venue preparation, bar service and golf cart shuttling) however please be aware that they are not coordinating all aspects of your wedding and we do recommend hiring a wedding planning to provide day-of event coordination and assistance.
Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is zoned and operated as a resort, not a campground, therefore according to the bylaws of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand we are not allowed to have guests pitch and stay in their own tents on the property.
We are unable to offer late check-outs and all guests must vacate their tents by 10:30 AM on the day of your departure. Failure to do so will result in being charged for an extra night at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat.
While we certainly hope that you are blessed with sunny days during your Wilderness Wedding at Whispering Springs, choosing to have your wedding at an outdoor venue means that you are subject to the whims of Mother Nature. In the case of inclement weather we can prepare to have your ceremony in our covered Guest Pavilion, however we advise you to encourage your guests to dress appropriately based on the outdoor temperature and weather forecast.
Unfortunately, at this point in time we are unable to accommodate dogs at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. However, just minutes down the road is a charming country escape for your furry friend at Tucked Inn Kennels. From private hikes and spa treatments to a bedtime story and cuddle, your pup will be in good hands at Tucked Inn Kennels. They also provide shuttle service for your pooch to and from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat.
Cellular reception isn’t the strongest in this little corner of the countryside. Depending on your service provider you may not be well connected with the outside world during your stay at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat (we like to think of it as a digital detox) and we do not offer WIFI at this time.
Whispering Springs will provide you with our available audio and visual equipment for your wedding, but please be aware that we are not staffed (nor do we have the expertise) to provide DJ or audio/visual services at your wedding. We suggest hiring a DJ or designating a tech-savvy friend to be responsible for this aspect of your wedding.
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