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On WeddingWire since 2018

Last update: February 2024

Millbrook Cathedral, located in beautiful Peterborough county, is a historic church dating back to 1883 and lovingly restored in 2017. No longer operating as a church, this unique event venue houses a combination of classic and modern features unlike anywhere else. Warm and welcoming, with a host of facilities and amenities, it is everything you can want for an unforgettable celebration.

Packages:

Ceremony-only

Ceremony + Reception rentals

Luxury Elopements + Cocktail Reception for groups under 25 and 50

All-Inclusive Ceremony + Receptions for groups of 50 featuring Buffet Dinner or Brunch options (includes everything you need from photography to flowers!)

Facilities and Capacity

Millbrook Cathedral offers a range of beautiful spaces for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. To start your day at this venue, you get ready in our dressing rooms. For your ceremony, you have a choice of three locations. You can exchange vows in the main chapel beneath a gothic archway with stained glass windows in the background. For a softer feel, you can tie the knot on their lush lawn beneath the trees, or for smaller events in front of our stone fireplace. After your ceremony, you can explore the ground with your photographer, taking advantage of the endless photo opportunities while your guests mingle over cocktails. Later, you can reunite with up to 150 loved ones in the ballroom for a delicious meal. This charming space exudes a rustic-chic atmosphere with unique and historic features all around.

Services Offered

Reach out to the expert planning team at Millbrook Cathedral to bring your vision to life. They can guide you through their various packages, helping you find the perfect fit for your occasion. For the dream dining experience, you can choose a caterer from their list of recommended suppliers. To refresh you and your guests, they have an in-house bar service with a fine selection of drinks and beverages. They also offer a wide range of rental items to make sure you have everything you need for a seamless event. Additional services include set up and clean up, allowing you to relax and focus on making memories with your guests.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3 including outdoors

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic
Mansion

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Country
Eclectic
Glamorous
Vintage

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Parking
Bridal suite

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$55

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open bar
House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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37 reviews
Sarah
Sarah R. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day!

I can’t say enough good things about this beautiful venue and wonderful staff. Liz was phenomenal to work with, always responded quickly and answered our many many questions. People say the day flies by, but both my husband and I didn’t feel that way, and I think that’s a testament to how well planned and organized everything was. We had time to actually take it all in and enjoy the day, without feeling overwhelmed and rushed. Everyone of our guests commented on how beautiful and inviting the space was. To see our vision fully come to life because of this beautiful venue and staff was absolutely incredible. We can’t thank you enough!
Alexandra
Alexandra G. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding of our dreams

We fell in love with the Millbrook Cathedral for the high ceilings and stained glass windows. From the pictures alone we knew we wanted to get married here. Working with the venue only solidified that feeling. The venue was so accommodating throughout the entire process. From date changes to package modifications, we were able to customize our small pop-up wedding to fit our needs. We would absolutely recommend this gorgeous historic space to anyone looking for a flexible venue to tie the knot!
Sarah
Sarah Sent on 29/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

SO Grateful!

My fiance and I are in a unique situation where we are trying to lock down "big" vendors for our 2023 wedding prior to me starting grad school next year. Susan and Liz were so acommodating with allowing us to tour and put our deposit down this year with the provision that if their "deals" changed we could receive the higher amount of the two. They are so responsive to emails and phone calls and answer all of our questions no matter how small or seemingly "silly"! I cannot wait to marry my best friend in this beautiful venue!
Daphne
Daphne K. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Pop-Up Wedding

We had our wedding last month at Millbrook Cathedral and we're over the moon with how it all turned out. The venue itself is stunning with multiple picture perfect areas inside and out. We went with their pop-up wedding offer and added an extra hour to the ceremony and I definitely think we made the right decision - Liz and her team were so attentive and helpful from the very start and provided so many options to customize to make this truly feel like our special day. The vendors they use are fantastic and other than providing some direction on preferences when it came to things like florals and cake there was little that we needed to do in the lead up, and we were delighted to see it all come together on the big day.

I would whole-heartedly recommend booking Millbrook Cathedral for your wedding or event!
Danie
Danie B. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of my dreams

Millbrook Cathedral provided us with the wedding of our dreams - the staff was brilliant, the location was PERFECT and the iconic red doors made the photos memorable! As the evening went on, the setting felt so romantic and intimate. I couldn't have imagined having our wedding anywhere else. THANK YOU! xx
Miranda
Miranda P. Sent on 15/10/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

A Beautiful Venue

My husband and I got married 2 weeks ago at Millbrook and it was a great experience! Communication with Susan, Liz, and other employees was very smooth and they always had a kind tone during communication. The venue, indoors and out was clean and beautiful on our big day. The base fee was reasonable considering the wedding industry these days. The bar fees and security was reasonable as well. I personally found the fees for the extra hours we booked to be very high but we were fully informed and it was our choice. The person who was to open thr Cathedral was late and we were all waiting to get in but things happen. The bartender Chantal was awesome! My guests and I loved her. I personally did find the two recommended food vendors to be limiting as one was way over our budget and the other food vendor we went with was very disappointing. If we wanted to look for a different food vendor we would have been charged more money from Millbrook Cathedral so overall the food situation was disappointing. The security guard was lovely. The venue kept the building nice and cool for us so no one overheated while dancing. The washrooms were cute! The dressing rooms are amazing and the basement is so gorgeous. Overall the property and building is beautiful and we would recommend this venue!
Gabrielle
Gabrielle W. Sent on 01/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Everything I wanted!

It was exactly what I wanted, they accommodated and had everything I asked, even if i had asked a day before the wedding!
Everyone LOVED the DJ he did a great job and also I loved Megan my photographer and her amazing sense of humour! I got lots of compliments on the venue and how beautiful it was!
Michelle
Michelle P. Sent on 22/09/2022
2.6 out of 5 rating

Poor communication

The venue was beautiful and prefect for what we wanted but the quality of service was not frustrating. I was warned of this before we decided to get married there and now I know why. It felt like a fight for everything little thing. Massive lack of communication between employees. I got asked three days before my wedding if my ceremony was indoors, even though it has been arranged since the beginning that it was outdoors and someone had also emailed me a week before asking the same thing. I thought I had made certain arrangements after the contract was signed but nothing got changed and when asked what happen, the reply was always ‘that was not apart of the contract’. If you do work with them, make sure you get more than a verbal confirmation on things because it apparently means nothing to them.
Again, the venue is beautiful and they provided an amazing officiant but overall, I found the experience with them stressful and did not enjoy working with them.
Jennifer
Jenn Sent on 08/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Venue is stunning. And they literally take care of everything!

I was originally going to have a small at home wedding, and in April realized it was way more work than I wanted to do with how busy life was so I contacted and booked into Millbrook Cathedral.

Because I had planned the officiant and photographer already I brought my own and they gave me a discount on the micro wedding package which was awesome. I did pay for an extra hour since I had my photographer for 6 hours so it allowed us to take our time and really get the photos we wanted.

The venue was perfect. I showed up with the small little things I wanted set up and a tribute to the grooms parents as they have passed on. They did the incredible service of placing that tribute in the front row. Something I didn't even think of, but they knew just what to do.

They did all the coordination and just let us relax and enjoy our day with our family. It is an awesome venue and I'm so thankful I got to have our special day in such a special place.

S Ashby
S Ashby Sent on 13/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Dreamy Fall Wedding

Millbrook Cathedral was the perfect, dreamy location for our intimate fall wedding on October 10, 2021. We live across the country, so once we fell in love online, we had our parents scout the venue in person. They too loved it.
Susan (owner), Liz (venue coordinator) and Kristen (bar tender) all worked to make our day reflective of us. We are Trinidadian and they welcomed our outside vendors to make sure we had the food and drinks we know our guests would enjoy. If you decide to go this route, there is a 15% landmark fee (you pay 15% of your caterer’s total invoice to Millbrook); your outside caterer will need $5 million liability insurance coverage and your outside caterer cannot use any kitchen appliances (i.e. stove, oven) except what room may be left in the fridge/freezer that is used by the bar.
The venue itself doesn’t come with rentals, so as part of your contract with them they rent tables, chairs, linens and other items for you and the cost of those rentals, plus set up and tear down will be charged to you as part of your final bill.
Our ceremony blended Christian and Jewish elements together and Millbrook Cathedral and Chuppah.ca (of which Susan is also the owner) gave us all the things we needed to create the most beautiful blended ceremony, including throwing in a delicious kosher wine from a notable kosher wine producers.
Due to the pandemic our cocktail hour was outdoors between the gorgeous cathedral and our reception tent. We had such amazing photos ops on Millbrook’s grounds (swings, woodpile, shed, creek with a bridge, fall foilage) and were so happy for the perfect sunny Fall day that we got. Because we chose to work with our own wedding coordinator the venue coordinator left just after the ceremony but, was on call all night and the other Millbrook staff remained while out other vendors took over.
Our reception was in a tent from Gervais rentals who made booking, modifying the order as needed and setup/tear down a breeze. If you have to or chose to go the route of a tented outdoor reception, know that your music and bar stop at 11pm due to the town’s by-laws. You can have your day start earlier for an extra fee per hour so that you have as full a day as possible. We opted to do this and it worked out well.
Planning a wedding in a pandemic was stressful. MC did their best to help us roll with the punches, accommodate the changing restrictions. We did face several hurdles in the last few weeks leading up to our big day but MC resolved all discrepancies quickly and made sure we were set for our perfect wedding day. Susan even intervened when needed and always helped come up with a solution. Even after our wedding day, they promptly provided us with a refund for a podium that the rental company did not deliver.
We are so happy with how our wedding day at MC unfolded. Our guests are still raving. It was magically memorable and we’d do it all over again if we could. Thank you Millbrook Cathedral for making our perfect day possible!
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Millbrook Cathedral Real Weddings

Tay & Robb
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Jaymi & Colin
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Steve & Tracy
58 Photos · 29/Jun/2019

Deals

Bar Package - Full Service

Meet the team

Liz Josevski
Liz Josevski
Head of Events, Millbrook Cathedral

Liz is a certified planner through the Wedding Planning Institute of Canada, owner of Alfresco Wedding Planner, and Event Manager for Millbrook Cathedral.

Her couples are immediately drawn to her warm, calm demeanor – she can put even the most anxious couple at ease with her friendly smile and ability to keep couples focused on the big picture while she handles all of the details. She exudes positivity, and her goal is for you to have a stress-free planning process and a flawless wedding day. You’ll get to know each other well throughout this process!

Samantha P
Samantha P
Guest Services

Samantha is Millbrook Cathedral’s Venue Manager responsible for the perfect guests experience and ensuring all the behind-the-scenes production of your wedding is perfect. Anything you or your guests need on your wedding day will be dealt with quickly and with a smile! She exudes efficiency and friendliness, and her goal is to make sure everyone is enjoying our beautiful space, safely and happily. You’ll get to know her well on your wedding day as she multi-tasks between setting up the venue to sending you off at the end of the night with a bottle of champagne.

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40 King Street West L0A1G0 Millbrook (Ontario)
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