For an elegant yet intimate wedding space, Paletta Mansion is the ideal venue. This historic, three storey, 11,000 square-foot mansion stands on an exquisite 14 acre lakefront property located on the Burlington waterfront. Whether you envision saying your vows overlooking the lake, or enjoying your dinner in a historic hall with panoramic views of the waterfront, Paletta Mansion is the perfect setting.
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Paletta Mansion was constructed in 1931 by Edythe MacKay, following the death of her father. She used her inheritance to replace the old Zimmerman farmhouse on her Shore Acres Estate.
The design for her mansion, integrates traditional motifs with modern concepts. Built by local contractors and craftsmen with the finest imported and local materials, the mansion is a showpiece of 1930s construction.
Edythe's daughter, Dorothy McNichoI, maintained it as a summer residence. In 1990 the City of Burlington purchased the estate for park development. The mansion was threatened with demolition, but popular support for its restoration led to a successful fundraising campaign and to its renaming in recognition of a major donor, the Paletta family. Restored and renovated, it reopened in December 2000. The entire estate is now designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Paletta Mansion offers a variety of services with your wedding package to provide the best wedding day experience. This includes:
- Use of a bridal and groom suite for the wedding day
- Indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces
- An on-site catering supervisor
- Exclusive and customizable menu packages including both sit-down meals and cocktail receptions.
- Unlimited house wine for sit-down dinners, fully-set dining areas including: china, cutlery, table linens and choice of colour coordinated linen napkins.
- Seven hours of host bar service.
- Late-night coffee and tea service and cake cutting
The Carmine Verdandah
Overlooking the waterfront, the Carmine Verandah and attached terrace is the perfect spot for a romantic wedding ceremony. The use of the space for ceremonies is included with all bookings, and can also be swapped out for the indoor option, the Cummis room, in case of rain.
The Cummis room provides a chapel-like setting for you and your partner to say your vows. Set in what is the Dining Room of this traditional home, the space provides a more refined atmosphere for your wedding ceremony.
The Great Room
Capacity: Seats up to 85 guests
The Great Room is the venue’s largest function room and can accommodate 85 guests for your dinner reception. The space is located on the second floor of the building and provides access to the intimate Sunroom, which overlooks the immaculately manicured grounds and offers guests additional space to mingle.
The Burlington Community Foundation Room
Capacity: Seats up to 48 guests
For a smaller more intimate reception, The Burlington Community Foundation Room is available. Situated in what is the living room of the historic home this space provides a unique atmosphere for your wedding celebration.