It is easy to recommend Hawkridge to anyone. We were extremely pleased with the service and the meal that was served to our 70 + guests. The selection and presentation of the meal was excellent. The staff were very accommodating for our “gluten free” guests and presentation of their dessert was amazing, not just a platter of fruit, which of course was present too.
It is this personal touch that sets Hawkridge apart from others. Communication is part of their everyday service and the promptness of their replies is refreshing. Hawkridge is in demand because it is an excellent place to host an event that you can be assured will please all of your guests.
Thank you Kandas for all that you personally did to make our evening stress free for me personally!
Brenda- Corporate Christmas Party
Our staff had a fantastic time Saturday night. Thank you for all your hard work organizing the evening.
The food was DELICIOUS, the music was great, and the atmosphere was perfect with the other companies in attendance.
Rebecca- Corporate Christmas Party
I am so glad we decided to have our wedding and reception here! It is a beautiful setting inside and out but what makes me recommend it is the people! Kandas in particular was absolutely amazing. She always always responded to my emails right away, which, as a stressed out bride made a world of difference! On top of that the pricing and flexibility can not be beat. We took one of their packages and they were able to customize it to our needs without question. We loved the fact that the pricing given is tax and gratuity included as with other venues you always had to try and figure that out and it makes a big difference compared to advertised price. With Hawk Ridge it was all up front. All of this doesn’t even include how AMAZING their food is. Dinner was exceptional. The sticky toffee pudding was to die for, and even one of our guests with dietary restriction (vegan) said how amazing her meal was. Highly Recommend.
Jenn & Mike Polley
Thank you so much for yesterday. Everything was absolutely amazing and perfect! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect Wedding Day for Craig and I. The venue set the standard for the night and you all far exceeded my expectations in every way!!
Thank you so much
Meghan & Craig Hinton
We had our Wedding at Hawk Ridge. The Venue was beautiful and guests commented on how good the food was. Kandas was our main contact at the Venue and she was fabulous. She answered emails quickly and provided photos when asked. She made Wedding Planning from afar very smooth and easy. I would definitely recommend them to others.
Natalie & Adam Wiles
A very special thank-you for everything you did to make Katie & Cam’s Wedding Reception so amazing! The Golf Club was beautiful and the food terrific. Your Staff were so attentive and of our Family & Friends had such a wonderful time.
Your thoughtfulness and Professionalism was so appreciated!
Ann Marie & Bill Southon (Parent’s of the Bride)
Accutrac Capital was in the preliminary stages of planning an Employee Appreciation day when we received a promotional message from Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club. Their Golf and BBQ package seemed to be the ideal venue, and indeed it was. From our first discussions with Kandas Bartlett, Sales & Event Coordinator to the day of the event itself, everything was well managed and executed. Kandas and her team arranged a fun 9 hole shogun game followed by a lavish BBQ. The executive par three Hawk’s Island course was the perfect venue for both our experienced golfers and “never played before” staff members and guests. Following the game, we all sat on the patio to enjoy food and beverage. A week later, our staff is still buzzing about how much they enjoyed the day.
Our thanks to Kandas and the wonderful staff at Hawk Ridge for a truly memorable day!
Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.
Wendy- Corporate Golf Day
I would like to thank you and your team for our Lunch on August 24th., our passengers enjoyed their lunch and commented
on how delicious, nicely presented and efficiently served during lunch.
I, personally was impressed with the décor and also how well maintained the gardens and the grounds are kept.
Once again, thank you.
Connie- Corporate Luncheon
Honestly, I can’t say enough great things about our experience with Kandas and Hawkridge. Right away Kandas made my fiancé and I feel welcomed and incapable hands. Then over the months of planning Kandas was amazing. She was available for our many questions, our many “pop-ins” to show family members our venue and always knowledge about logistics and ideas about the big day. The day of Kandas was there helping us and taking extra with our needs (she even brought myself and my fiancé/husband a personal tray of the hor d’orves to the bridal room for us to ensure that we were eating!). She was caring, on top of everything and just outstanding!
Hawkridge itself was great. Beautifully set up, gorgeous scenery and fun atmosphere. Many of our guests have commented on the excellent service and everyone, every guest said the food was outstanding! Simon and I were extremely happy with our day and grateful for Hawkridge and Kandas’s role! I recommend Hawkridge in a heartbeat.
Angela & Simon Coates
We held our wedding at Hawk Ridge this summer and were very fortunate to have Cathy Wilkie as our event coordinator. She was very professional and attentive to details. Leading up to the event, she was very helpful and made it easy to plan the wedding, even though my now-husband and I were not living close to Orillia. If we ever had any questions about dimensions at the venue, normal set-up, timing of events, etc. she was always more than happy to answer them. Cathy also helped us set up and tear-down the reception and ceremony spaces, and during the event, she anticipated our needs. We also held our rehearsal dinner at the venue the night before which was also very well done (lots of food and assistance). After the wedding, all we heard were good things from our guests. Everyone loved the venue (waterfall and rock garden, patios, pavilion, reception hall, etc) as well as the amazing food! Overall, we had an excellent experience and we wouldn’t want to have our wedding anywhere else, and feel very fortunate to have had Cathy assisting us!
Aren & Sandrae Chen
I am not sure where to start with saying thank you. Saturday was such an amazing day all thanks to you. It truly was the perfect day! It was such a relaxing feeling to know we had you there to guide us, weddings are seriously your calling! Thank you for working with us, and we apologize for probably being too laid back lol we have zero complaints on our end, the day was everything we dreamed of and more!
So thank you for everything!!!
Avery & Matt Pottle
After shopping around, our family decided to hold our mom’s Celebration of Life at Hawk Ridge. We chose it because the room was so beautiful with big windows, which we thought would be perfect for a daytime event.
Kandas helped us with the planning and preparation. Over the weeks, I emailed her several times and her responses were always quick, sometimes within minutes and always within hours, which made planning much easier on us. She accommodated us with everything we needed, equipment, room set up, and adequate staff. She allowed us to bring flowers and large items the day before to be stored in a safe place even though she was busy with a wedding.
The day of our event was a snowstorm. Everyone was late in arriving and therefore our whole schedule was delayed and we ran late. Nothing seemed to be a problem. The wait staff at Hawk Ridge was all courteous, efficient and was welcoming with big smiles.
This day was very important to us; we wanted it to be perfect. Despite the weather, we felt that is was. We received so many compliments on our choice of the venue. We could not have been more pleased.
The Speckbauer Family
Adele Speckbauer Celebration of Life
February 12, 2017
Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your efforts in pulling our holiday party together. Hawk Ridge is such an amazing venue, and the food was amazing!! I’ve been hearing tons of positive feedback (particularly about the roast potato salad!! Lol). Thanks so much for all your help making this work for us !!!!
Anna- Company Christmas Party
November 19, 2016
Everything was soooo good – the staff awesome — food fabulous.
Thanks again, Kandas!!!!
Jill- Company Christmas Party
November 18, 2016
On Oct 1.16 we held our Wedding at Hawk Ridge and were beyond happy with the experience from start to finish! Every single staff member we met was so friendly & accommodating, and the Management did an outstanding job. We received so many compliments on the food, décor, outdoor ceremony space, efficiency & professionalism of the staff. The staff at Hawk Ridge made sure even the smallest details were exactly what we wanted and the day was completely stress free. The grounds offered several great locations for photos as well. To any Brides looking for the Perfect Venue I would highly recommend Hawk Ridge, we did not experience even the slightest issue in the year it took to plan, and even the entire day was perfect from start to finish. Thank You Hawk Ridge Staff!!!
Haley & Kris
On October 1, 2016 my daughter was married at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club. I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on your facility, but more importantly, your staff.
From the time we booked the venue, Cathy was incredibly helpful and accommodating. She answered our questions and was always welcoming the many times we visited Hawk Ridge prior to the wedding. I don’t believe that a single request of ours was not met. Kandas also was extremely helpful and saw that the set up of the dining room was exactly how the bride envisioned it. Your servers were friendly and efficient, as was your bartender. Your chef accommodated any special menu concerns and, when the bride and groom could not decide upon dessert, he incorporated their two choices into one. I received many compliments from our guests regarding the meal, the venue and the staff.
Thank you helping to make the day truly special.
Dale Row (Mother of the Bride)
I would like to thank everyone at Hawk Ridge Golf Club for making BOB’S “Gathering of Friends” a lasting memory for our Family.
The initial planning with Kandas made the experience worry free and your presence along with Cathy Wilkie, the day of the Event was very comforting. The setting up of the room to avoid the lineups worked well- THANK YOU!
Please extend a special thanks to Chef Josh for the food, and to your Staff for EXCELLENT service.
Bob would have LOVED IT!!!
Janice Hipwell & Kate Paotucci-
Bob Hipwell’s Celebration of Life Sept 9.16
I just want to say again how wonderful you and Patrick and the chef and the staff were at Hawk Ridge. We had a perfect day! The food was amazing! In fact, people are still commenting to me about it. The little professional touches did not go unnoticed and everyone was so friendly and nice.
Thanks again, Cathy! It was truly a special day and we would highly recommend you to any of our friends and family, actually they were all there, so they saw it first hand! 🙂
All the best in the future,
Caroline Zwiers- (Mom of Bride)
Leah & Andrew Sept 2.16
I just wanted to let you know that the staff at hawk ridge did a fantastic job at our wedding.
Cathy and her staff did an absolutely great job they really went above and beyond our expectations. From our first meeting with Cathy we both knew our wedding was in good hands.
Chef Josh and the kitchen staff cooked a perfect meal that everyone raved about it.
Patrick and the bar staff-should be nominated for bartender(s) of the year.
Brandon & Aimee- Aug 13.16
I just wanted to thank you and the staff at Hawk Ridge for the wonderful service you provided for our parents’ 50th Anniversary party.
It was a great day and everything was just perfect!
The room was beautiful, the staff were attentive and pleasant and the food was fresh, tasty and the presentation was great!
Many guests shared comments that it was a lovely party and a lovely location.
Thanks again, we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. It was wonderful to see the joy and love on our folks’ faces!
– Karol Brown- July 24.16
“The lunch & service was amazing, So many great comments”
– October 8, 2014 – Lundbeck Canada
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful event at your venue”
– September 25, 2014 – RTO7
“Thank you so much for all your hard work, gala was fantastic! We have had nothing but compliments about venue and dinner. I really appreciate all of your help and hope to work with you again in the future”.
– Betsy, August 14, 2014 – Lakehead University
“Wedding was a success! Everyone loved the food. Thanks again Cathy for making our day amazing. Please let the staff know they were phenomenal and so friendly and took such good care of our family, right down to making sure we got home safely”.
– Lesley, June 28, 2014
” Thank you so much Cathy for all your help with Jade and Mike’s wedding. The day was a wonderful success from start to finish. All was totally beautiful. Your calm, supportive nature is a definite asset to HawkRidge, as well as to the families you deal with. Ron, Jade and I are eternally thankful and we cannot say enough positive words to others in regard to weddings at Hawk Ridge. Considering the constant busy schedule of the club, we never once felt unattended to! Also, please pass along to the chef and serve-staff that we have heard nothing but praise for the delicious food received. All was amazing.”
– June 7, 2014
“I just wanted to personally thank you and your amazing team again for such a spectacular evening. Your venue was perfect, the food delicious and the staff very accommodating and terrific.”
– April 19, 2012 – Oro Medonte Chamber
” I just wanted to send a note to thank you for all your hard work, and your patience with us. Friday was a huge success and the kids raved about the food, and the facility.”
– May 4, 2012 – Barrie North High School
” Thanks for making our wedding perfect. The service was incredible & our entire experience was fantastic.”
– Sept. 15, 2012 Wedding – Scott & Meghan
“First of all, I cannot tell you how happy I was with everything at Hawk Ridge on Saturday. The service was fantastic, the venue was beautiful, and you were wonderful to work with throughout! I loved your extra touches on the day as well. Vases for bouquets, getting Scott’s meal-again, I cannot imagine it going any smoother.”
– Sept. 15, 2012 – S. Storing
“You are a professional through and through and everything was perfect. Your staff were courteous and attentive and the food was delicous. The room set-up worked really well for our family and everyone is still commenting on what a lovely get-together it was. Thank you, Cathy for making it all look easy and for making it happen.”
– Nov 3, 2012 – Anniversary Party – A. Phillips