Understanding that the traditional camping experience is not for everyone, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat bridges the gap between camping and the desire for comfort, allowing individuals to experience the great outdoors in style and sophistication.
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.
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.
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.