Kempenfelt Conference Centre

Team building

Welcome to the Kempenfelt Conference Centre

Georgian College will no longer operate the Kempenfelt Conference Centre after November 2017. We continue to accept bookings for events up to Oct. 31, 2017, and look forward to hosting your meeting, event or wedding this spring, summer or fall. Georgian’s Conference and Event Services team will be pleased to assist you with all your meeting and event needs after November.

The Kempenfelt Conference Centre is located just 45 minutes north of Toronto on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe. The 20-acre property features 11,500-square-feet of meeting space, 1,400 feet of private shoreline and an abundance of natural woodland. Facilities include:

  • lakeside accommodations
  • “station-style” breakfast/lunch buffet and seated three-course dinner (three entreés)
  • certified chefs and professional wait and kitchen staff
  • fully licensed Lakeview Dining Room Patio and Lounge
  • twenty-two climate-controlled meeting, seminar and breakout rooms
  • Centre Hall with 180-seat capacity
  • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility, including all meeting rooms, guestrooms and common areas
  • latest audiovisual and support equipment, including multimedia podiums and projectors

The Kempenfelt Conference Centre has competitive “true” 24-hour Complete Meeting Package (CMP) rates and a variety of discount opportunities for groups of all sizes. Check out the “Rates” tab above for more information.

Facilities, services and amenities

Our buildings

CTMC Main Building

  • thirty-six double occupancy rooms, including two with adjoining hospitality rooms
  • five meeting rooms, six seminar breakout rooms
  • theatre/auditorium
  • dining room, lounge
  • lakeside patio, games room
  • front Desk, administration offices

CTMC Main Building

Bayview Place

  • sixteen double occupancy rooms, eight single occupancy rooms
  • exercise room, hot tub/whirlpool, sauna
  • large fireside TV lounge area
  • pool table, shuffleboard, dart board, ping pong table
  • four meeting rooms, three seminar/breakout rooms

Bayview Lodge

The Lodge

  • eight double occupancy rooms, five single occupancy rooms
  • meeting room, breakout room
  • large common area with fireplace and wet bar
  • shuffleboard

Front of Kempenfelt Lodge

Foster House

  • two double occupancy rooms, four single occupancy rooms
  • common area with kitchenette and wet bar

Foster House

Our services and amenities

Airport shuttle

Door-to-door transportation to/from airports in Barrie and Toronto:

  • Sinton Transportation – 1.800.947.3839, 705.722.6666 (vans, limousines and coaches). Credit cards and cash accepted.
  • Simcoe County Airport Service – 1.800.461.7529 (vans). Credit, debit cards and cash accepted.

Business services

Internet, email access, computers, CD burning/scanning; nominal charge for printing, photocopying and faxing.

Dining and snacks

  • dining room – breakfast buffet: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.,  lunch buffet: noon to 1 p.m., dinner: 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Kempenfelt Bar/Lounge – Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday: noon to 10 p.m. (extended hours available upon request)
  • evening snacks for residential groups are delivered to the common area
  • chocolate bars, chips and other snacks are available at the Front Desk
  • soft drinks available from CTMC Main Building vending machines

Three diners at one table in the Kempenfelt Dining Room

Internet access, TV and phones

Internet access

  • complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting rooms, guestrooms, common areas
  • complimentary wired Internet connection in all meeting rooms

TVs

  • guestrooms and common areas are equipped with TVs with a host of satellite channels

Phones/messages

  • guestrooms are equipped with analog phones (data port/voice mail)m
  • meeting rooms equipped with digital, hands-free speaker phones; separate dedicated analog extension available in meeting rooms for use with fax or modem; Polycoms available for larger meeting rooms
  • pay phones located throughout the Kempenfelt Conference Centre
  • urgent calls can be transferred to meeting rooms
  • during the day, messages will be posted on message board outside the meeting room
  • messages may also be left on guestroom voice mail

Recreation (indoor and outdoor)

  • CTMC Main Building: pool table, shuffleboard in the second-floor games room
  • Bayview Place: eight-seat sauna, hot tub/whirlpool, rinse shower (open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily), pool table, dart boards, shuffleboard and ping pong table
  • The Lodge: shuffleboard
  • other on-site activities: tennis, badminton, golf driving nets, horseshoes, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball (sports equipment available at Front Desk), swimming, paddleboats, cycling, complimentary bonfires on the beach (with advance notice)
  • cross-country/alpine skiing located nearby
  • guests may also enjoy a round of golf beside the Kempenfelt Conference Centre at Allandale Golf Course (nine holes), Big Bay Point Golf Club (nine holes) or Harbourview and Innisbrook (18 holes)

Take a paddleboat on to Lake Simcoe

All guestrooms are equipped with coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, phone and alarm clock radio. Check-out time is 10:30 a.m.

Rates

Location, location, location!

The Kempenfelt Conference Centre is located just 45 minutes north of Toronto and an hour closer than destinations in Muskoka on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe. Additional features include:

  • delicious meals prepared by our Certified Chef de Cuisine and professional wait and kitchen staff
  • select hot and cold beverages with each meal
  • complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility, including all meeting rooms, guestrooms and common areas
  • Complete Meeting Package (CMP) with “true, everything-you-need” pricing
  • complimentary use of all on-site recreation facilities and equipment
  • unlimited access to coffee, tea and beverage stations
  • complimentary and ample parking
  • NO resort or destination marketing fees
  • NO automatic gratuity charges

Check out our competitive overnight and day meeting rates and packages below for further details.

Overnight meeting packages

  • complimentary use of all standard support equipment, including multimedia projectors
  • lakeside accommodations with stunning views of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe
  • hot/cold “station-style” breakfast and lunch buffet
  • three-course dinner with three entreé selections prepared by our Certified  Chef
  • select hot and cold beverages with each meal
  • unlimited access to coffee, tea and beverage break stations
  • controlled 24-hour access to main meeting room
  • all required breakout and seminar rooms
  • evening snack delivery to common area

Last-minute rates

Special rates apply to any new last-minute bookings 30 days or less from the day of initial inquiry.

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request a Quote form

Social, church, club and reunion (double occupancy weekend rates)

To qualify for special double occupancy rates, at least 80 per cent of group must book double occupancy rooms.

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request a Quote form.

SUPER SAVER rates

Rates available:  Please inquire about our Super Saver Dates

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request a Quote form

"Wonderful Weekend" rates

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request a Quote form.

Great months to meet

These rates apply to rooms booked in  February and April  2017.

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request a Quote form.

Government rates

  • please inquire about our 2017 government rates

Special HOT dates

 

Rates available: We have a large selection of dates available for this rate. Please inquire with us for a full list of Special Hot Dates.

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request for Quote form.

Standard 2017 rates

Please inquire about our great Standard Rates

Day meeting packages

  • coffee and tea with fresh assorted pastries
  • meeting rooms, including set-up and service
  • hot/cold “station-style” buffet lunch, including select beverages
  • white board, flip charts, markers
  • ample complimentary parking
  • complimentary WiFi throughout the property

Day meeting rates

Please call 705.722.8080, email info@kempenfelt.com or complete our Request for Quote form.

Last-minute day meeting rates:

  • special rates for any new bookings 30 days or less from the day of initial inquiry

NOTE: Rates are effective April 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2017. Contracts must be signed before room rates can be confirmed. Standard cancellation policy applies. Rates quoted do not include HST and are subject to change without notice. The Kempenfelt Conference Centre DOES NOT charge hotel/resort administration or destination marketing fees or automatic gratuity.

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Team-building exercises

Kempenfelt’s low-impact team-building course takes about an hour and a half to complete and is open May 1 to Oct. 31, weather permitting.

Each activity encourages participation, co-operation and fun, and is designed to enhance individual awareness of group dynamics, decision-making, communication, leadership and fellowship skills. Team leaders must undergo a 45-minute orientation prior to leading teams through the course. Orientation times and course access must be booked through a conference co-ordinator.

NOTE: There is no alternative indoor activity for team members who choose to sit out on the team-building exercises. Insect repellent may be required in early spring/summer. If you forget to bring your own, there is some available at the front desk.

See the dropdown menu below for samples of our team-building exercises.

Build the bridge

Ancient bridge supports (concrete blocks) are anchored to the bottom of a pool of molten lava. To escape the tribe of cannibals chasing you, follow all the supports and move each member of the team to safety using only the wood beams provided. You may stand on the supports only if the wood beam is connected. Get everyone across before dinner, or you may be dinner!

Blind man's swamp

All team members stand closely together, one behind the other on one leg of the wood beam bridge and grab a hold of the balancing pole with one hand. You cannot change hands or let go, but you may slide your hand along the pole. The first and the last person, however, must hold onto the very ends of the balancing pole. Everyone must communicate their movements. If anyone “plunges” into the swamp, the whole team must start over. Oh, by the way, did we mention you’re wearing a blindfold?

Cross-country limbo skiing

Who says skiing is an individual sport? Here we lay three skis on the ground, side by side. There is a pattern to identify – ski one, ski two and ski three. The first team member puts their feet on the straps of ski one and ski two. The second member puts their feet on the straps of ski two and ski three, and so on. Now, as a group of trained professionals, cross the finish line in record time – since this is limbo skiing, don’t forget to duck!

Floating raft rescue

A scenic cruise down the Amazon has turned into a nightmare when your ship capsizes. You each have your own raft (patio stones), which are set up as evenly as possible on opposite sides of the river facing one empty raft in the middle. To better position yourselves for rescue, you must switch sides and end up facing away from the empty raft. No two people can move at the same time. You can only move in the direction you are facing. No two people can be on the same raft at the same time unless you are moving around another person and you can only move around a person if they are facing you. This exercise requires a maximum 10 participants per team.

Lumberjack stack

You’re the world champion of trick log rolling and you’re defending your title. Your team is standing side-by-side (arms locked) on the ground in front of the log. You must mount the log together as a team. Once this is accomplished, you can unlock your arms. Then, before you get to the rapids, each of you must switch sides, one at a time while remaining on the log. For example, the first person on the far right must switch positions with the first person on the far left, and so on. After the switch, you must dismount the log together as a team, arms locked. If one of you falls off the log, the whole team must start over. But hurry – you’re approaching the rapids!

Sinking island

This task requires the team to rescue survivors shipwrecked on a tropical island (patio stone) without touching the shark-infested waters surrounding the stone. To complete the rescue, each team must hold their position on the island for a count of 10 steamboats.

Spider web matrix

The tangled webs we weave inhibit us from moving forward. Here, each member of the team must move through the web matrix. Too much movement of the rope may awaken the giant mechanical black widow spider and that means each team member must try again! You can’t go under or over the web and you can only use each hole once.

Improve your group dynamics with our team building course

Course rates for set-up and preparation

  • one team: $50
  • two to three teams: $75
  • four to five teams: $100
  • six teams: $125
  • seven teams: $175
  • seven teams or more (max. of 14): $225

Waterfront weddings

Imagine being married against the backdrop of Kempenfelt Bay, surrounded by towering maples and the cool breeze from the lake wishing you the best on your special day. Kempenfelt Conference Centre wedding packages include a professional co-ordinator who will arrange food and beverage and advise you on additional services such as florists, event planners, bakeries, music, photography, event décor and ministerial services. Packages also include:

  • professionally trained service staff
  • tables, china, glassware and cutlery
  • reception set-up (excluding décor)
  • gift and DJ table
  • free parking
  • on-site guest suites and discounted rates

See below for more information on accommodations, details, menus and available packages.

Bed and breakfast accommodations

On-site accommodations for you and your guests are available at a special rate. Rates are per room and include hot/cold breakfast buffet the day after the function:

  • single occupancy: $89
  • double occupancy: $99
  • triple occupancy: $109
  • quadruple occupancy: $119
  • for breakfast buffet – add $5 per child under 12 years of age staying in same room
  • guarantee of 15 rooms available when weddings are booked in the dining room; 10 for Centre Hall weddings
  • complimentary accommodations on night of wedding for bride and groom

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. All prices subject to HST. Breakfast buffet is not included on Monday of a long weekend (if wedding is held on Sunday).

Beverages

Wine

  • white wine (Lindemans Cawarra Chardonnay, Pelee Island Pinot Grigio)
  • red wine (Lindemans Cawarra Shiraz Cabernet, Pelee Island Merlot)
  • $20 per bottle (approximately five glasses)
  • $4.65 per glass

Liquor

  • cocktails (1½ oz.): $5
  • highballs and liqueurs (1 oz.): $4.65

Beer

  • regular beer: $4.25
  • premium beer: $4.65
  • imported beer: $5

Punch

  • non-alcoholic fruit punch (approximately 36 glasses): $50
  • liquor-based punch (approximately 36 glasses): $95

Champagne and other select wines are available upon request. If you have a favourite wine that’s not on our list, let us know and we’ll happily quote and order it for you! All prices quoted are applicable to host, cash and “toonie” bars and subject to change. Beverage prices subject to HST and gratuity (where applicable). Minimum three-hour $500 host or cash bar. If no bar is required, there will be a $500 surcharge.

Complete wedding package

On-site ceremony includes:

  • chairs, audiovisual equipment, rain room (if required)
  • iced drinking water service at ceremony
  • chair covers (white or black)
  • white table skirting
  • cake-cutting service
  • punch reception
  • hot hors d’oeuvres
  • host bar pre- and post-dinner to 1 a.m.
  • wine with dinner (bar closed during dinner)
  • four-course served dinner
  • late-night buffet
  • accommodations for bride and groom
  • in-room champagne and truffles for bride and groom
  • one-year anniversary dinner for two (certificate)

Rates

  • Saturday: $129.99 per person (plus HST and gratuity)
  • Friday and Sunday: $114.99 per person (plus HST and gratuity)

Deposit

Advance deposit of $1,000 is required when you sign a contract. Additional deposit of $25 per guest is required six months prior to the function. Two weeks prior to the function, value must be paid to 90 per cent, with remaining balance due 10 days after the function. All deposits are non-refundable. Invoice will be prepared for pick-up (or fax/email) the following Tuesday by 5 p.m.

Gratuity

A 15 per cent gratuity will be added to the final invoice before tax. Please note HST is applicable on the gratuity amount. Cash bars are exempt from this gratuity.

Lakeview Dining Room and Centre Hall

Lakeview Dining Room

Weddings may be booked on weekends in the Lakeview Dining Room and must meet the following requirements for sit-down dinner and either a cash or host bar:

  • Friday and Sunday: Minimum of 75 guests
  • Saturday: Minimum of 100 guests (maximum of 165 guests)

Room rates include breakfast brunch the morning after the function, with the exception of the Monday of a long weekend (if wedding is held on Sunday).

Centre Hall

Weddings may also be booked in the Centre Hall for groups of up to 100 people, including head table on the stage for up to 10 people.

*We welcome weddings with fewer than 75 guests, based on availability. Please contact the Kempenfelt Conference Centre at 705.727.4666 for details.

Weddings held in either the Lakeview Dining Room or Centre Hall will have white linen tablecloths and napkins. Please note that confetti and sparkles are not allowed. You may bring your own centrepiece (centrepieces with flames must be enclosed). The head, gift and cake tables are provided and include burgundy or tan skirting. There is a guarantee of 15 guestrooms available when weddings are booked in the dining room; 10 for Centre Hall weddings. Complimentary accommodations on night of wedding for bride and groom are also included.

Menu

  • Saturday: $68.99 per person (plus HST and gratuity)
  • Friday and Sunday: $59.99 per person (plus HST and gratuity)

Salad (choose one):

  • mixed garden greens (choice of dressing)
  • caesar salad
  • baby spinach salad (with mandarin orange, red onions, walnuts and poppy seed dressing)
  • Greek salad (with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions and feta cheese)

Soup (choose one):

  • roast butternut squash and apple
  • minestrone
  • tomato and lemon
  • roast carrot and ginger

Main entrée (choose two):

  • grilled breast of chicken (marinated in garlic and herbs)
  • breaded breast of chicken (filled with brie cheese and served with raspberry sauce)
  • chicken Marsala (simmered in a sweet Italian wine and mushroom sauce)
  • grilled fillet of Atlantic salmon (served with lemon and dill butter)
  • prime rib of beef au jus (with Yorkshire pudding)
  • veal parmesan (topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese)

Vegetable (choose one):

  • broccoli amandine
  • cauliflower mornay
  • zucchini sauté
  • green beans
  • fresh vegetable medley
  • glazed baby carrots
  • tomato parmesan

Starch (choose one):

  • stuffed potato
  • duchess potato
  • baked potato
  • parisienne potato
  • Rice pilaf

Dessert (choose one):

  • New York cheese cake (topped with fresh strawberries and drizzled with chocolate)
  • chocolate truffle cake
  • red velvet cake
  • fruit mousse (in a chocolate cup)
  • fresh strawberries Romanoff
  • carrot cake
  • crème brûlée
  • dessert buffet (assorted tortes, fruit and cheese) – add $3.99 per person for this option

On-site ceremony

We supply:

  • on-site service
  • chair set-up
  • wireless microphone
  • sound system
  • patio tables and chairs set out following the ceremony on the patio and rain room

You supply:

  • minister
  • ceremony music
  • indoor/outdoor decorations

Kempenfelt Conference Centre co-ordinators will work with all parties to co-ordinate timing and organization of the ceremony.

Snacks, trays and things

  • deluxe hot hors d’oeuvres: $2.25 per piece (bacon-wrapped scallops and miniature beef wellington, salmon wellington and chicken pot pie)
  • assorted chef’s choice: $135 (60-piece tray)
  • small cheese tray: $50 (serves 10 people); large cheese tray: $90 (serves 20 people)
  • small vegetable tray: $35 (serves 10 people); large vegetable tray: $60 (serves 20 people)
  • assorted sandwich tray: $5 per person (based on 15 pieces per person)
  • deluxe pizza: $35 (24-inch sliced square)
  • self-serve poutine bar: $9.95 per person
  • chocolate fountain: $90
  • chocolate fountain with fruit: $3.50 per person (serves 65 to 100 people); chocolate fountain with fruit: $3 per person (serves 100+ people)
  • late-night coffee service: $150 (includes coffee, tea and condiments, cutting of the wedding cake, platter placing, served with china and cutlery)

All prices subject to HST.

Site map and directions

map of the Kempenfelt Conference Centre Site

Site map and directions: Kempenfelt Conference Centre – 3722 Fairway Rd., Innisfil ON, L9S 1A5

From Toronto:

** Note: we have updated driving directions due to a construction detour on Mapleview Drive in Barrie

  • take Highway 400 North
  • exit at Mapleview Drive (exit 90)
  • turn RIGHT onto Mapleview Drive East
  • proceed to the second traffic light (Ultramar gas station) and turn LEFT onto Bayview Drive
  • continue on Bayview Drive to Big Bay Point Road and turn RIGHT
  • follow Big Bay Point Road approximately five kilometres past 20th Sideroad of Innisfil and watch for the blue sign for Kempenfelt
  • turn LEFT onto Fairway Road
  • follow Fairway Road through the “s” curve to our entrance on the LEFT

From Barrie:

  • take Highway 400 South
  • exit at Essa Road (exit 94)
  • turn LEFT onto Essa Road and go under the highway
  • take the first RIGHT onto Fairway Road (Comfort Inn)
  • follow Fairway Road along side the highway, you will come to a gentle curve to the LEFT, you will now be on Big Bay Point Road
  • follow Big Bay Point Rd approximately five kilometres and after passing the 20th Sideroad of Innisfil, look for blue Kempenfelt signage before turning LEFT onto Fairway Road
  • turn left at Fairway Road
  • follow Fairway Road through the “s” curve to our entrance on the LEFT

Contact us

General inquiries
705.722.8080
705.721.3395
info@kempenfelt.com
rfp@kempenfelt.com

Wes Shedler
General Manager
705.727.4664
wes@kempenfelt.com

Sue Williamson
Manager, Conference Co-ordination and Front Desk
705.727.4665
sue@kempenfelt.com

Beth Vogan
Conference Co-ordinator
705.727.4661
beth@kempenfelt.com

Lyall Diceman
Dining Room Manager/Special Days Co-ordinator
705.727.4669
lyall@kempenfelt.com

Jim Kennedy
Maintenance Supervisor
705.727.4660
jim@kempenfelt.com

Driving
directions 3722 Fairway Rd
Innisfil, ON, L9S 1A5

Please email our office with as much information possible about your request, including:
  • name
  • company
  • phone number
  • email address
  • address
  • arrival date
  • departure date
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