The Lakeview By Carmen's in Hamilton is a charming lakefront wedding venue set against the tranquil shores of Lake Ontario. Located in the heart of Confederation Park outside the city of Hamilton, the venue boasts an airy, second-floor ballroom that features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood flooring, a private balcony, and an adjoined cocktail reception space. With all that, its intimate ambiance, and its prime beach location, The Lakeview is truly Hamilton’s hidden gem and makes for great wedding photos! 

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A One-of-a-Kind Location

Your dream destination wedding is closer than you think! Lakeview is set against the calming shores of Lake Ontario and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Confederation Park and the Hamilton Beach Trail.

The area features stunning vistas, sparkling waters, sandy beaches, and wooded oases. Lakeview offers ample opportunity to create gorgeous backdrops for your ceremony, reception, and of course, your wedding photos. Best of all, Lakeview offers all of this at one easily-accessible location so your guests can comfortably enjoy all of your wedding festivities from start to finish at this beach wedding venue in Ontario [1].

Reception Spaces

The Ballroom

Capacity: 50 – 150 guests

The Ballroom at Lakeview is a spectacular wedding space. Have your first dance under the glistening lights in the private lakefront ballroom and share a romantic moment in the grand lighthouse-style viewing tower. Featuring soaring vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, glistening hardwood floors, and a waterfront balcony that overlooks the vistas of the Toronto skyline, the Lakeview is a truly exceptional wedding venue that will make an impact on both you and your guests.

The Lounge

Capacity: Unspecified. Standing only.

The ground-floor lounge at the Lakeview is an exclusive space that is perfect for cocktail hour. Whether it be before your ceremony, or while waiting for your reception, your guests can enjoy a personalized signature cocktail on the adjoining private patio that overlooks the waterfront of Lake Ontario.

Ceremony Options

Considering an on-site ceremony? Lakeview's on-site ceremonies are intimate, welcoming, and offer guests the ability to enjoy your ceremony, reception, and everything in between easily and safely at one beautiful location.

The Beach Ceremony

Imagine exchanging vows by the water without the complications or cost of a destination wedding! Well, now you can! The Beach Ceremony includes a singing table, white outdoor patio chairs, a backdrop arch, and complete setup & tear down.

The Chapel Ceremony

With the Chapel Ceremony option, The Ballroom is transformed into an exquisite chapel. Guests can watch you say your vows from theatre style Chiavari chairs facing beautiful Lake Ontario. The Chapel Ceremony includes a singing table, a backdrop arch, and the cocktail lounge for after the vows.

Pricing & Packages

The Lakeview offers three pricing packages to choose from for your reception.



An all inclusive collection available seven days a week including a ceremony on the beach, passed hors d’oeuvres. Ceremonies can also be added to the collections below for the price of $1850 for a beach ceremony of $1250 for a indoor ceremony.


From $105+HST per person

The Lakeview by Carmen's offers an intimate collection, available Monday through Thursday. Revel in a fully decorated ballroom, a gourmet four-course menu, and a six-hour all-inclusive bar. A late-night buffet adds a touch of indulgence, while an in-house wedding coordinator ensures a seamless celebration. Plus, enjoy a complimentary one-night stay at the C Hotel by Carmen's, making every moment unforgettable.



For Fridays and Weekends, The Lakeview offers the Infinity Collection. A fully adorned ballroom, a delectable four-course menu, and an eight-hour all-inclusive bar set the stage for a night of celebration. Indulge in a late-night buffet and a personalized wedding cake, all overseen by our in-house wedding coordinator. Plus, enjoy a complimentary one-night stay at the C Hotel by Carmen's to extend the magic.

Please note that all listed prices are subject to change and it’s best to contact the venue directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. For more information or to book a venue tour visit:

Geoff Shaw Photography

A Prefered vendor At The Lakeview By CARMEN'S

As of 2023, Geoff Shaw Photography has landed a spot on the preferred vendor list at the breathtaking Lakeview by Carmen's wedding venue. Geoff has captured countless beautiful weddings at this enchanting venue, so you can bet he knows it like the back of his camera! From the perfect timing for the events of your day, to the most picturesque photo locations, he's got it all covered. With his extensive experience there, you can trust that your wedding day will be flawlessly documented, and every magical detail will be preserved for eternity. Plus, it's not just you who loves Geoff's work – the venue itself adores having him around to photograph! Choosing Geoff means you're not just getting a photographer; you're gaining a true artist who knows how to make your love story shine against the backdrop of Lakeview by Carmens' charm!

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