A small town of Kleinburg, located on the Humber River, amid dense forests, with its many heritage buildings, attracts film crews and special event crowds in droves. Its oldest building, known as Doctor’s House (named after a succession of doctors that made it their home), dates back to Canada’s Centennial year of 1867. Its crisp white walls and chocolate brown roof gets lost amid the greenery of its quaint garden. Its large multi-pane windows lure you into its luminous rooms.
Restored and expanded in 1993, Doctor’s House became a prime destination as a restaurant and wedding venue. In fact, it offers 4 separate wedding spaces, which can accommodate from 90 to 300 guests.
Inside. The venue has two rooms that can welcome your party of 100 to 150, each with private access to a patio.
Country Fare. Warm, soft, taupe-colored Country Fare easily lends itself to any decor. It is modern and stylish looking. It accommodates 150-170 guests, with minimum consumption of 120 applicable on Saturdays and long weekend Sundays during the high season (between May and October), and 100 otherwise.
Heritage Room. Unmistakably earthy, Heritage Room is defined by its natural wooden pillars and its teal-colored walls. The interplay of delicate decorations against rough wood invites endless creativity for your rustic wedding. This is a large space for up to 130 guests, yet the pillars lend it an intimate feel. The windows overlook the chapel. Minimum consumption of 100 is applicable on Saturdays and long weekend Sundays during the high season, and 80 otherwise.
Ceremony. One of our favourite things about the Doctor’s House is its chapel. You can say your vows in a real non-denominational chapel just a short walk down the garden path (or via indoor access), to an accompaniment of majestic organ or heavenly singing. It is beautifully appointed with chandeliers and stylish brown wood, and seats up to 140 guests.
Because the chapel is made available to all weddings taking place at the Doctor’s House, each couple will have one hour, based on a set timetable, for their ceremony.
Accessibility. The building is fully wheelchair accessible.
Cost – as of mid-2018. The rooms are available to you for the whole day, and will be fully furnished with chiavari chairs, set up in white satin, and cleaned up at the end of the night. The ceremony fee – for the use of chapel, if requested, plus an officiant and organist – is $1,600 plus tax. The reception fee will be based on the catering costs for the minimum guest count. Food and beverage service packages include snacks, meals and alcohol, and range between $140 to $180 per guest, plus tax (approximate pricing for 2019). No outside food or alcohol is permitted. Note: there is no mandatory gratuity at the Doctor’s House. Bridal suites are available at additional cost. The venue has a preferred audio-visual supplier, with additional cost applicable for external suppliers. Luncheon bookings are available as well, starting at $65 per guest.
We’d love to know what you think!
Did you have your wedding at Doctor’s House – Heritage Room or Country Fare? Have you been to a wedding here? Share your experiences with others in the comments below! What worked about the venue? What didn’t work? What was the layout like? What was the food like?
If your wedding is still being planned, have you considered one of these rooms as your wedding venue? If you booked it, what did you like about it? If you didn’t, why not?