Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat Est. 2017

141 Mercer Lane, Grafton, Ontario, Canada

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Reconnect with nature in style and sophistication at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, Ontario's premiere glamping getaway.
Situated deep in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, just 1.5 hours east of Toronto, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat offers all of the charm and comfort of a boutique hotel nestled within the Canadian wilderness.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Camping / Glamping
Field / Forest / Orchard
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Courtyard
Creek
Farm View
Forest
Garden
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Rolling Hills
Valley
Water Feature
Style
Bohemian
Country
Elegant
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Adventure Travel
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Reconnect with nature in style and sophistication at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, Ontario's premiere glamping getaway and outdoor wedding venue. Situated deep in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, just 1.5 hours east of Toronto, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat offers all of the charm and comfort of a boutique hotel nestled within the Canadian wilderness. At Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, it has been our goal to preserve the quintessential camping experience, with a few deluxe upgrades. Lounge by the fire in our rustic and lodge-inspired guest pavilion, or explore 200 acres of pristine wilderness, from dense old growth forests to stunning vistas of Lake Ontario and Northumberland County. Our elegant safari tents, with private ensuite washrooms, allow you to feel connected to nature without compromising comfort and convenience. With picturesque amenities and unique accommodations, at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat you will find a refuge from the stresses of modern life, a place to reconnect with the natural world, and a return to simplified living.

With numerous ceremony locales to choose from, couples can decide whether to exchange vows in our old-growth Forest Chapel or overlooking our picturesque spring-fed pond. Enjoy signature cocktails and partake in wedding festivities at our lodge-inspired Lounge & Dining Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar. We also provide glamping accommodations in our romantic and luxurious log-framed safari tents and charming bell tents. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $1 to $1

Additional Charges

15% service charge applied to open bar beverage package
All accommodations must be rented on night of the wedding or event

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
N/A
Buffet
N/A
Standing
N/A
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2017
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Outdoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
4 Deluxe Safari Tents
6 Traditional Safari Tents
6 Bell Tents
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

- Our Master Mixologist Dave makes a smokin' cedar-smoked Old Fashioned
- Our onsite massage therapist is a certified Lomi Lomi therapist and trained with the masters in Hawaii
 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is located on 200 acres of pristine wilderness in Northumberland County. Northumberland County is renowned for its rolling hills and stunning views of Lake Ontario. The property features picturesque horse pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and charming meadows. Nestled in an old-growth forest is the Forest Chapel, which features antique windows and doors, a raw wood altar and benches, authentic church pews, stunning floral and ivy arrangements and a meandering creek in the vicinity.
Design:
The lodge-inspired Lounge and Reception Pavilions are decorated with Edison lights, rustic furnishings and surround a central courtyard. The courtyard features a large fire pit surrounded by Muskoka chairs and authentic wine barrel cocktail tables. A log-framed safari tent is home to The Watering Hole Guest Bar & Lounge, which offers lounge seating and features a rustic raw wood bar. The entire area overlooks a stunning spring-fed pond and picturesque horse pasture.
Standout Venue Features:
- Breakfast Baskets are delivered to the tents in the morning
- Guests can purchase a prepared Cook-Your-Own Dinner Basket to cook at their own tent
- Our master mixologist uses a blow torch to make his signature cedar-smoked old fashioned and s'mortinis
- Onsite massage therapist and yoga instructor
- Outdoor massage gazebo
- Nightly guest campfires
- We host yoga & wine and yoga & cocktail sessions on a regular basis
- Saltwater pool and outdoor hot tub
- Beach volleyball court
- Canoe and paddle boat for use on the pond
- Fishing and complimentary use of fishing rods
- Organic vegetable gardens
 
Extra Perks:
Exclusive Access to Whispering Springs
20 ft by 40 ft Covered Pavilion Dance Floor
30 ft by 60 ft Covered Reception Pavilion
12 Harvest Style Tables & Accompanying Benches
Standard Venue Preparation & Clean-up
Forest Chapel (seats 150)
Onsite Kitchen Facilities
Licensed Bar & Grounds
Bar Staff
Guest Washrooms & Outdoor Shower
Ample Onsite Parking
Hydration Station (infused water & cups)
Use of the grounds for Engagement photos
Complimentary Safari Tent for the Bride & Groom the night of the wedding
Available Audio & Visual Equipment
Golf Cart Shuttle to Forest Chapel (for bridal party and elderly guests)
List of Preferred Vendors in the Area
Photographic Opportunities & Locations
Outdoor Heaters & Gas Fire Pits
Saltwater Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub
Lawn Games, Badminton & Beach Volleyball
Onsite Hydro and Electricity
Tended Communal Campfires
Awards & Notables

For article links visit: https://www.whisperingsprings.ca/in-the-news/

Toronto Life's 2018 Best Glamping Getaway
Toronto Star: Lose yourself in the wilderness at Whispering Springs
BlogTO: Ultra luxe glamping destination opens just east of Toronto
Wedding Bells Magazine: Five Honeymoon Hotels and Resorts That Should Be On Your Radar
Ontario Travel: Gone Glamping! 11 Glam Campsites With An Ontario Twist
Toronto Life: 10 cool things to check out this summer
Edit Seven: Escape The City This Fall With These Seven Places To Go Glamping In Ontario
HOLR Magazine: Here's Where You Have To Go Glamping This Summer
Narcity: 12 Super Romantic Getaways  You've Got To Take Your S/O This Summer In Ontario
Narcity: 15 Surprise Dates In Ontario To Take Your S/O This Summer
Narcity: You Can Spend A Luxurious Weekend At A Glamping Retreat In Ontario This Summer
NUVO Magazine: Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat
Auburn Lane: 10 Unforgettable Experiences To Add To Your Travel Bucket List
Travel to Wellness: Whispering Springs Infuses the Canadian Outdoors Experience with Luxury
Style Democracy: 4 Spectacular Wellness Retreats Near Toronto to Visit Right Now
Horizon Travel & Lifestyle Magazine: Luxury Camping at its Finest
Luxury Travel Magazine: Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, New Glamping Destination near Toronto
Toronto Guardian: A secret glamping getaway can be found at the new Whispering Springs
Unveiled: The inside scoop on Toronto's best-kept wedding secrets
 

 

Celebration Locations
Lodge Pavilion:
- View: Stunning spring-fed pond and Canadian Wilderness
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
A rustic log-framed safari tent is home to The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar. Indulge in some local craft beer, Prince Edward County wine or one of our signature wilderness-inspired cocktails (a cedar-smoked old fashioned or s'mortini amongst others). We also have a selection of camping-inspired appetizers and gourmet flatbreads available.

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