Event Information

Thank you for considering Dockside as your event venue.

We are located on the lower level of the Old Marina Restaurant, with a separate entrance through the cedar arbor to the right of the building.

Dockside provides a casual, cottage like setting, with a relaxing and soothing atmosphere right at the waters edge. The venue consists of an event room, a casual inside bar area and an outdoor patio.

The minimum booking for Dockside for most events is 55. The event room comfortably holds 85-90 for a sit down dinner or the combination of the event room and bar area will hold approximately 110-120 for a more casual affair. When weather permits the patio to be open we can accommodate additional numbers.

Because of the unique nature of our facilities each function, the use of the bar area, event room and patio is tailored to meet your individual needs and can be discussed in detail at our initial meeting.

We can accommodate most types of group requests including:

Special Gatherings
Business Meetings
Retirement and Office Parties Christmas Functions
Weddings Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners.

(We are not able to host wedding ceremonies in our limited space but recommend the Ellis Chapel as a quaint local wedding facility.) 6705 Ellis Road, ellischapel@sympatico.ca, 519-824-4679 (Gillian)


In order to make your event a special occasion we will arrange a meeting with you in order to determine your specific needs. All functions are special and we want to work closely with you to ensure you are happy with all the arrangements.


There is a contract for the room rental determined by the areas needed for your venue. Half the amount of the rental is the non-refundable deposit required which confirms and guarantees your date and a minimal number of guests (55). Final guest numbers are due five business days prior to the function. If that number is not received you will be billed a minimum of 55 people or the actual attendance, whichever is greater. A final invoice is provided at the end of the event and payment is due at this time. It is preferred that payments be made by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable

About Us

The Old Marina Restaurant is an independently owned establishment operating since 1993. An 18 month interruption due to a devastating fire resulted in a new but similar environment overlooking Puslinch Lake.

Dockside is our newest addition to the Old Marina business. We hope you enjoy hosting your event here it as much as we did in developing this new waterside venue.

Our goal is to provide fresh, delicious food in an informal Muskoka like setting known as Puslinch Lake. Please come and enjoy the lake, which is beautiful in all seasons.

General Information

Dockside is located on Puslinch Lake, off Townline Road. We are easily accessible from Cambridge, K-W area and Guelph and for guests further away we are minutes off the 401 in Cambridge, Ontario.

Our address is 1947 McClintock Drive, R R # 22, Cambridge, Ontario, N3C2V4. Our GPS address – 1 Butler Drive, Puslinch, Ontario.

Phone 519 658 0367
Email at info@oldmarina.com or donna@oldmarina.com www.oldmarina.com www.oldmarinadockside.com

Owners – Donna McKenna and Kingsley Garrett
General Manager – Joel Cook

For inquires and information on Dockside contact Donna McKenna

Booking Procedure

  1. Contact the numbers or emails listed to get information, visit the facilities and have an initial meeting to ensure we can meet your needs.
  2. Discuss the details of your venue; date, time, room arrangement, food choices, contract, etc.
  3. Once an agreement has been reached the contract is signed along with the rental payment.
  4. The return of the contract to Dockside confirms your venue. Please remember the booking is not confirmed without the return of the contract

For a downloadable version of our information package click here