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Last update: August 2023

The Stone Mill Inn is nestled within the historic limestone building that once housed the Lybster Cotton Mill in 1855. The extravagant stonework has been painstakingly restored from its former glory both inside and out. At The Stone Mill Inn, they are committed to providing a one of a kind experience with attention to detail in their beautiful environment, so that you can enjoy your special day stress free.

Facilities and capacity

Their elegant neutral décor will suit any occasion from 50-250 guests. The Grand Entrance will welcome your guests in the elegance and style of timeless architecture. Let their professional staff help in planning a day you will never forget and always cherish.

Services offered

The Stone Mill Inn is the perfect venue for your wedding or special event. The services offered include a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, break out rooms, cake/cupcake service and bar/beverages. Other services include:

  • All standard table settings (flatware, glassware, etc.)
  • Event coordinator will handle your special occasion with professionalism and flair
  • Complimentary parking
  • Personalized audio control (you may select music of your choice or provide your own iPod)
  • Complimentary high speed wireless
  • Pad, pen, water and candy


Stone Mill Inn is proud to offer their chef's culinary creations and exciting tastes to your special event. Their chef uses only the finest local ingredients and has created a variety of menus to suit any occasion. They offer plated, buffet, food stations and cocktail services.

Their menus have flexibility to work with your tastes and budget as well as meeting any dietary or food restrictions that are required. If you have menu requests of your own, their chef is happy to work with you.


The Stone Mill Inn offers the following accommodations for guests:

  • Standard King
  • Barrier Free
  • King Suite
  • Jacuzzi Suite
  • Double King Suite
  • Loft


The Stone Mill Inn was once called the Lybster Mill, a former cotton manufacturer built in 1860. It was one of the pioneering cotton mills in Canada. It’s a historical location that represents the architectural style of how this piece of Niagara's history was run, restoring its natural beauty and staying true to its time period.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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Banquet hall

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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Cake cutting

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Open bar
House beer
House wine
Specialty wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
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Amanda N. Married on 30/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have asked for better!

I can't say enough about how happy we were with everything at the Stone Mill. From the beginning stages of planning, Ashley was always there to support and answer my many questions. She was very flexible with the changes we made throughout the process and always tried to make things less stressful (which she succeeded in doing). The food was excellent and we had many compliments on it! My husband and I were very happy with how everything came together. I had never attended the Stone Mill for an event in the past, so I was a bit nervous going in but they exceeded my expectations! Everything was exactly how we asked it to be. I highly recommend having a wedding at this beautiful venue.
Sandre S. Married on 04/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding in 2 months

We booked this venue in January and got married 2 months later in March. Thanks to the hard work of our coordinator, Madison, and the staff at the hotel, our experience with the Stone Mill Inn surpassed all of our expectations. The venue itself, the food and the service we received were outstanding. Everyone there helped to make our wedding day a beautiful one with memories we will always treasure.
Nicole A. Married on 19/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating


We couldn’t have picked a better venue for our wedding. The staff were fantastic and the venue did right by us through COVID changes. Not to mention it’s so beautiful!!!
Katy E. Married on 02/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wow ..l just wow !

We simply can not say enough wonderful things about the Stone Mill Ballroom. From start to finish and everything in between, it was fantastic. The hotel, the venue, the staff, the food, the venders. Perfect. They made it so very easy to have the dream wedding my husband and I wanted.
Michelina P. Married on 10/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The Stone Mill Ballroom Fantastic Venue

We hired The Stone Mill Ballroom and Ashley helped us coordinate activities and vendors leading up to our big day. She organized the tasting and we were delighted with the food. Ashley was very professional, responsive, provided suggestions to help us with our planning and she was very patient with us. Our guests praised us about the ceremony, the food and the ballroom as well. Thank you Stone Mill Ballroom for helping to make our day one of the best days ever!! Special thanks to Ashely.
Briar Married on 25/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our life !

Everything was on point, the bartenders were amazing, food was PERFECT and Ashley was amazing to work with (and I probably emailed her too much)
Sarah Married on 13/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating


There are honestly no words to explain how amazing The Stone Mill Ballroom was, but I'll try my best!

Just over a year ago, my now wife and I walked into the front door of Stone Mill and were lost for words as to how beautiful the main staircase and lobby were. Right from that moment, we knew this was going to be the place we said our "I do's".
What we didn't know, was just how amazing the rest of the facility and staff were going to be.

Ashley, the wedding and events coordinator, was there for us right from that first day. She took us on a tour of the venue, showed us everything there is to see, and laid out the pricing and packages. There were no hidden fees or extra charges that we didn't know about in advance, what she told us was going to be the price per head and her estimate, was exactly that. Ashley also took the time to respond to every email with every question we had, and there was a lot. The responses were always professional and timely, and there was never a point where we felt she wasn't putting 100% into our wedding. The day of, when we weren't there to oversee things and make sure everything was in its place, Ashely was, and everything turned out more amazing than we had hoped and imagined.

Gena, the hotel's Group Sales Manager, was such a trooper with us. We must have asked to add, remove, switch, and change hotel rooms 20 times. Every time we called or emailed she took the time to make sure everything we asked was done immediately and followed up to confirm that the changes were correct. On the day of, we had people moving over into different rooms as we were also moving into the bridal suite. She made sure that everyone's belongings were moved over into the right rooms, and had all of the rooms cleaned as if a brand new guest was staying over. Gena just has that special something that makes you feel instantly comfortable and you know that everything has been done the right way, the first time.

Brad, the Manager of the event kitchen and wait staff, and his staff on the night of were flawless. Every table had a point server who made sure to introduce themselves and let guests know to ask them or let them know if there were any problems or if they needed anything at all. Every meal came out on time, piping hot, and cooked to perfection. We even had an instance were a guest forgot to check off the "Gluten-Free" option on their RSVP. The guests' mother, also Gluten-Free and seated next to him, was sharing her meal. The wait staff noticed immediately, and after asking if everything was okay and finding out about the guests' allergy, they switched the rest of his courses to Gluten-Free without any hassle. Not a single guest left our wedding hungry or unimpressed by the food and staff. Trust us, it's been a week and we're STILL getting calls and messages about how amazing everything and everyone was.

Lastly, the venue itself. Not only are the lobby and main staircase stunning. The ballroom, bar area, and hotel rooms are all more amazing than you can imagine. From the exposed brick to the flooring and furnishings, everything looks like it's right out of a magazine.

If you're looking for a venue in the Niagara area to get married, there is no better value for your money than Stone Mill. We looked at and got quotes from golf courses and wineries in the area, and I can tell you that you could easily spend double the amount on a wedding elsewhere, but you probably still won't even get HALF of what was included at Stone Mill.

Thank you again to Stone Mill for making our (my wife's) wedding day unforgettable.
Brittany D. Married on 13/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Could not have asked for a better wedding venue!

I am so incredibly happy that we chose Stone Mill Ballroom for our wedding. Not only is the venue beautiful, Ashley was so responsive and helpful at every step of the process. She helped me with every random request, no matter how outlandish, and I was able to create the ceremony and reception of my dreams thanks to her. I could not believe how kind, accommodating and supportive every single member of staff for to us. They went above and beyond on our day and my husband and I have so many great memories of genuine conversations with bartenders, servers and everyone we came across.
The food was incredible! We had multiple guests tell us without prompting that it was the best wedding food they’d ever had, and some are pretty hard to please!
The day went off without a hitch and it felt so good to be able to relax during the reception and not have to worry about details. I would 100% choose Stone Mill every time and definitely have been recommending it to family and friends (I personally want to go back so badly and celebrate on the other side)!
Amanda I. Married on 12/04/2019
2.8 out of 5 rating

Sad to say what could've been, wasn't close to perfect

We planned with the venue coordinator at The Stone Mill Ballroom for the last 14 months; every minor detail to ensure that both them and us were on the same page with everything. Unfortunately we had to get to our wedding reception, and during our meal to see things unravel. And not in the positive way. The food for the most part was good. Finding out the night of our wedding (not in the last 14 months of meeting) that our guests couldn't order shots to celebrate until after 9 PM was ridiculous. (Arent all bartending smart served if there is a concern with guests?-- we had also mentioned prior to the night that if this was an issue at the reception. That we would take care of it, but didnt expect there to be one with our guests) The only excuse we received was "it's part if our policy" finding this out prior to the day would've been favourable. On our wedding night? And by guests of our reception none the less, very unprofessional. We could've made an announcement so guests were prepared and not embarrassed at the bar when ordering a celebratory drink. Other minor details were botched even after we told the banquet manager to correct the issue, he still went on as though the detail didnt bother him, but was something that saddened us. After saving for and investing in this venue for our special night, we did not feel like the guests of honour. For our guests to mention something that we had previously set up during our meetings was a let down. Things as simple as having the bread loaves served sliced and not whole (as our contract stated) The coordinator we had worked with for 14 months left the night early! This we were shocked about. Having worked in banquet services bf, the manager always stayed until the end to ensure everything was perfect for the couple. The owner Tony, when we did meet with him, was amazing, friendly, kind, and willing to please and take care of whatever we needed throughout the planning. We look back and would've like to have dealt with him as the banquet manager/coordinator. When we look back at our wedding reception, there were goods, but unfortunately to say, we can't say it went without glitches.
Jennifer Married on 08/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

We just got married last weekend at the beautiful Stone Mill. Tony & Ashley were awesome to work with and always took the time to ensure that the day went perfectly. Their professionalism and knowledge about the wedding industry was top notch. The food was excellent and my guests are still talking about how fun our wedding was. Thank you for making my vision a reality!!
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