Wilderness Wedding at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

Wilderness Weddings

Nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat offers one of the most unique and picturesque wedding venues in the region. With numerous ceremony locales to choose from, you can decide whether to exchange vows in our old-growth forest, or overlooking our picturesque spring-fed pond. Enjoy signature cocktails and partake in wedding festivities at our lodge-inspired pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar. We can provide glamping accommodations in our romantic and luxurious log-framed safari tents, and also cater to bachelor and bachelorette parties looking for a laid-back and unique celebratory weekend.

With numerous ceremony locales to choose from, you can decide whether to exchange vows in our old-growth forest, or overlooking our picturesque spring-fed pond.

Located just 90 minutes east of Toronto, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is one of the most unique wedding venues in the region. Located on 200 acres of pristine farmland and wilderness, it includes picturesque pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and charming meadows. At the heart of the property lies our stunning lodge-inspired Guest Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge and Bar. We are able to accommodate up to 60 individuals for a seated dinner service in our lodge-inspired Guest Pavilion or up to 200 for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat | Guest Pavilion

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat for this momentous occasion in your life. Whether you decide to exchange vows in our enchanting Forest Chapel or overlooking our spring-fed pond, we have made every effort to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. Enjoy signature cocktails and partake in wedding festivities at our lodge-inspired Guest Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar. Luxurious accommodations are available in our romantic log-framed safari tents, providing for a truly unique and magical wedding celebration.

When we first designed and built Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat it was our aim to create a place of celebration and gathering to share with others. We would love to meet with you and work together on turning your dream wedding into a reality.

A wedding destination close to home, yet worlds away. You can have exclusive access to Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, allowing you to truly revel in the moment and celebrate this momentous occasion with those you love most. This unique and serene atmosphere is sure to provide you and your guests with an enchanting experience you will never forget.

Wedding packages 

Saturday Wedding

Check In: Saturday 3PM
Check Out: Sunday 11AM

Glamping Wedding Getaway

Check In: Friday 3PM
*Rehearsal Dinner available for additional cost
Check Out: Sunday 11AM

Sunday & Weekday Weddings

Check In: 3PM
Check Out: 11AM

Event Management:

  • 1 Month prior event management
 (full event management & procurement available at additional cost)
  • Scheduling day of flow and coordination and management of schedule
  • Onsite management for duration of event
  • Vendor review and management
  • Assisting with coordination of event details
  • Supervision of vendor set up and tear down

Included in Venue:

  • Standard venue preparation, set-up and clean-up
  • Exclusive use of Whispering Springs and all amenities
  • Amenities include: guest pavillion, saltwater pool, outdoor hot tub, beach volleyball, 
badminton, horseshoes, bocce ball, corn hole
  • Numerous ceremony locales to choose from
  • Access to onsite kitchen, BBQ’s, convection oven, and onsite pizza oven
  • Onsite hydro and electricity
  • Guest washrooms and outdoor shower
  • Outdoor heaters and gas fire pits
  • Tended communal campfire
  • All bar staff required for event
  • Available audio & visual equipment: basic outdoor speakers, projector and projector screen, and outdoor lights
  • Ample onsite parking
  • Onsite Event Management 
  • Additional rentals may be required for seating and service
  • No alcohol permitted in the pool and hot tub area
Wilderness Weddings at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

Forest Chapel

Nestled in our old-growth forest lies an enchanting Forest Chapel. Surrounded by cedars and pines, and accentuated with antique windows and doors, this is a wedding ceremony locale, unlike anything you have ever encountered. It also features a raw wood altar and live-edge pews, with a meandering creek in the vicinity.

Wilderness Weddings at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

The Springs

Exchange nuptials in an outdoor gazebo next to our romantic and natural spring-fed ponds. Surrounded by birches and wildflowers, this is a picturesque wedding locale. Our impressive and romantic prospector tents are visible in the distance, and it is closely situated to the Guest Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar.

Wilderness Weddings at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat

Lodge-Inspired Guest Pavilion

Located atop a hillside, and with a stunning view of our spring-fed pond, is our lodge-inspired Guest Pavilion. It is the ideal locale for a covered ceremony on a sunny afternoon or is an alternative option in the case of inclement weather. It is also centrally located to all of our safari tents, with easy access by vehicles and washroom facilities nearby.

We offer a number of different beverages packages for you to choose from, ranging from our All-Inlcusive Package to a Cash Bar. Our Event Coordinator will work with you to assist you with wine and liquor selections, as well as create specialty cocktails to help you celebrate your special day. All beverage packages include certified bartenders.

All-Inclusive Beverage Package:

  • Cocktail Hour
  • Prosecco following the ceremony
  • Seated dinner service
  • Reception open bar (5 hours)

Consumption-Based Alcohol Package:

With our consumption based alcohol package, you will be billed based upon how much your wedding guests consume over the duration of the evening, and no more. Have a set budget? We will work with you to stay within your budget and transition your beverage package from an open bar to a cash bar once your budget has been met.

Cash Bar

We are also happy to accommodate a Cash Bar, and can accept credit and debit cards on the premises.

As we are a new business, our wine, beer and liquor inventory is continually growing and evolving. If you would like us to carry a particular brand just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We are proud to work with some of the most talented wedding vendors in Northumberland County. Feel free to peruse our list of preferred vendors or contact our Event Coordinator for further information.

Tent & Wedding Rentals

Encore Tents
905-355-2765
encoretents@xplornet.com

Florists

Moswen Floral
(647) 382-2935
moswenfloral@gmail.com

Hair & Makeup

Adina Veselinovic
info@whisperingsprings.ca
Our onsite stylist was trained at the Aveda Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, and specializes in wedding hairstyles and makeup for women.

Sonya Jean Zaback
Professional make-up artist
sonya.zaback@gmail.com or 613-661-8644

Photography

Chantalle Watt Photography
905-269-5329

jals photography
613-968-9205
jessica@jalsphotography.com

Musicians

Sonya Jean Zaback
sonya.zaback@gmail.com or 613-661-8644

Cheryl Casselman

Caterers

On the Side Catering
705-924-9823
info@onthesidegourmet.com

Exquisite Delectables
905-377-3249
lee@exquisitedelectables.com

King’s Plate Catering
705-344-7095
kingsplate@hotmail.com

Officiant

Reverend Edward Cachia, B.ED., M.Div

For over 20 years, Father Edward served as a pastor in various parishes north of Toronto and is now located in Cobourg, ON. Father Edward will ensure that your ceremony reflects the love and devotion that you and your partner share for one another.

To set up a consultation with Father Edward contact him at 905-372-5093 or rev.edcachia@hotmail.com.

Interested in speaking to our event coordinator?

Please contact us at 905-349-1009 or katrina@whisperingsprings.ca