The Western Trent Golf Course is an upscale wedding venue in the Kawartha Lakes County in Ontario that I photographed weddings in.
The Western Golf Club was built in 1975 and has a 9-hole golf course. It is situated in Bolsover in the Kawartha Lakes County. The wedding venue itself can host up between 100 and 160 people in the banquet hall, however, the higher capacity would mean less dancing room inside the indoor reception space. This is why they have set up an outdoor space for cocktail hour and dancing. The space is large, and has outdoor heating elements to keep people warm. However, if you have full seating and it is raining, you may have to consider that your dance floor will be relatively smaller as the space outdoors won’t be an option.
There are no major chains of hotels nearby the club, so we recommend booking smaller beds and breakfast sooner rather than later to avoid your guests having to scramble for accomodation. There are 3 beds and breakfast 15 minutes or less away rated 4.5 or higher:
The Western Trent Golf Club has a variety of photo locations to choose from for your wedding portraits. The venue itself has a beautiful home they call “Casablaca” where you can do portraits early in the day or after the ceremony that has a quaint yet upscale vibe. That area includes:
The golf course itself has the ability to give you a variety of backgrounds including:
Being that the venue has a bit of rolling hills the time for sunset photos will vary depending where on the golf course you are at and what direction you are shooting, however, it is pretty accurate to head out 15 to 20 minutes prior to sunset for optimal conditions.
What we absolutely love about this venue besides the large variety of photo locations itself was the food. The food and catering is done in-house, extremely delicious and very beautiful looking. We have found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating with vendors as well as the couple and have found they run a very tight schedule so the food comes out nice and hot.
Location: 156 Bolsover Rd, Bolsover, ON K0M 1B0.