October 6, 2020
It was three years ago in 2017 when the Events team at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility made a trip to the United States and decided they needed a facelift. The now totally redesigned venue, located in northern Ajax, Ontario about 45 minutes from downtown Toronto, is ready to host future newlyweds looking to get married east of the city. A winner of the 2020 Reader’s Choice Diamond award for their banquet facility in Durham Region, this Durham wedding venue is a special events facility that offers the right mix of elegance, rustic charm, and natural beauty with a touch of extravagance. Here’s what you need to know about hosting your Deer Creek wedding along with some considerations.
Upon entering the main lobby, you are welcomed by a stunning rotunda and newly renovated event spaces overlooking breathtaking views. Each room has its own private terrace overlooking the golf course. This is a large facility that can accommodate up to 550 guests for a wedding reception.
On the north side of the facility, the North Gazebo is available for ceremonies at 3PM or 5PM for wedding receptions taking place in Audley or Taunton Hall.
To the south of the venue, the South Gazebo is available for ceremonies at 4PM or 6PM for wedding receptions taking place in Westney Hall or Coughlan Room.
Both gazebos are surrounded by beautiful gardens and stunning views. If you choose to host an indoor ceremony, please discuss with the events team at the facility.
There are multiple rooms to host your wedding reception here at Deer Creek that can accommodate your micro wedding at 60 guests up to a larger guest count of 550.
On the main floor, we have Audley Hall and Taunton Hall. These two halls are essentially one massive room with wall dividers. These rooms are elegant, bright, and have windows all around overlooking the beautiful golf course.
Capacity: 120-250 guests
This room can host 120 guests plus the head table and can even accommodate up to 250 guests plus the head table with its expandable Middle Hall.
Capacity: 160-300 guests
The Taunton Hall can accommodate 160 guests plus the head table and up to 300 guests plus the head table with its expandable Middle Hall.
When the Taunton Hall and Audley Hall are combined, this is referred to as the Taunton Ballroom, that can hold up to 550 guests plus the head table.
On the lower level, there are two additional rooms to host your wedding reception.
Capacity: 250 guests
If your style is more of a rustic look, but still want some elegance, this room is the perfect fit for you. Seating up to 250 guests plus the head table, you will be pleased to have a view of the gorgeous pond outdoors.
Capacity: 60 guests
For micro weddings, the Coughlan Room can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Note, there is a maximum of 10 guests that can be seated at each table.
Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility offers inclusive wedding packages including room rentals and has four pricing categories that range from $139-210/guest on a Saturday and $134-202/guest on Fridays and Sundays. They also have special pricing for children and teenagers.
If you plan to host a winter or spring wedding here between November 1st to May 23rd, the price is $126/guest on any day of the week.
There are upgradeable bar/drinks packages from $10-21/guest and you can even add a Caesar Bar for $120 during cocktail hour!
Looking at South Asian wedding packages, Deer Creek offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. For dinner, there are four packages ranging from $87.50-110/guest depending on the day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) and if it is a Buffet Style or Family Style. For lunch, there are four buffet packages ranging from $71-82/guest and breakfast buffet options ranging from $21.50-24/guest.
For Chinese wedding packages, Deer Creek has four different menus ranging from $2088-2528/table on a Saturday and $1998-2438/table on a Friday. There are also Dim Sum and pecking duck options available.
In regards to ceremonies, expect to pay $1200 and having ceremony coordination will cost $300.
If you are in need of providing overnight accommodations for your guests, there are hotel options available. As Deer Creek is located in the northern part of Ajax, the closest hotel options are about a 12-minute drive by Highway 401 and Salem Rd at the Hilton Garden Inn (3-star hotel) and the Homewood Suites by Hilton (3-star hotel).
At Deer Creek, you can choose from a wide selection of preferred vendors and you can also choose your own vendors from outside of this list. However, Deer Creek has a list of exclusive DJ’s to choose from and if you decide to hire your own DJ, then there is a $500 plug-in fee. Also, there is an exclusive list for pyrotechnics, in which no outside vendors can be chosen upon.
You will also have the ability to get golf passes when booking your wedding here.
On your wedding day at Deer Creek, you will have the opportunity to take your wedding photographs at eight possible designated photo locations intended for a scenic background!
Please note that the above prices and details are from their 2021 pricing guides, which are accurate as of the launch of this blog post. Please contact the venue coordinator for the most up-to-date information.
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Address: 2700 Audley Rd, Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7
Phone: (905) 427-7737
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