Stone Mill Ballroom

271 Merritt Street L2T1K1 St Catharines (Ontario) View map
21 reviews

Number of guests 10 to 240

About Stone Mill Ballroom

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.

  • Number of guests

    From 10 to 240

  • Maximum Capacity


  • Type

    Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, hotel, inn/B&B, restaurant

  • Style

    Classic, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 1.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 65.00

  • Availability

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More information about Stone Mill Ballroom

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, french service, 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, house liquor, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, dance floor, furniture, lighting, photobooth, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 1
  • 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? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, parking, bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 65
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 65
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 10
  • 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? C$ 35
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, house wine, specialty wine, house liquor, premium liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews for Stone Mill Ballroom

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Amanda

    Amanda Iannazzo, Married on 12/04/2019

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    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.

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    Sent on 18/04/2019

    Stone Mill Ballroom's reply:

    Amanda & Mathew,

    We are saddened to hear that you felt we fell short of delivering a perfect day. Unfortunately, the shots rule is our policy and we do not serve shots until after dessert course is served. Moving forward we will ensure this is brought up to each of our clients.

    As the Sales Manager, I do stay until dinner has been served and then our banquet manager completes the evening. On your wedding night, I was actually present until 11:00 pm, as I waited to ensure your Late Night Table was ready for you.

    The bread was served as requested, the way the restaurant serves their bread. It is our home loaf, which is brought to the table unsliced, on a bread board, with a knife and tapenade. When brought to the banquet managers attention, we offered to fix the problem by slicing the bread for each table. We apologize for the miscommunication on this detail.

    Congratulations Again and Best Wishes.


    Ashley Spurek
    Sales and Event Manager

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer, Married on 08/09/2018

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    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!!

    Sent on 15/09/2018
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    Jeyna Thawani, Married on 20/05/2018

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    Perfect venue, amazing service

    We were married over the May long weekend in the Stone Mill ballroom. To say the venue was perfect would be an understatement. Ashely and the Stone Mill team are accommodating and very easy to work with. The ballroom is beautiful and the staff made it very easy for us to plan not only our wedding, but our rehersal dinner and day after brunch all in the same location over the course of the weekend. Ashely is also extremely knowledgeable about vendors in the area and was able to put us into contact with a decorator and florist that knew the venue well. We would 100% recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in the Niagara region!

    Sent on 24/05/2018
  • Monica

    Monica Visca, Married on 15/04/2017

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    We had an amazing experience with the Stone Mill ballroom. Tony was fantastic with recommendations and the organization of a perfect ceremony and reception. The food was fantastic, thank you to all who made our day come together!!

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    Sent on 29/04/2017
  • Kathleen

    Kathleen Moore, Married on 08/04/2017

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    The team at the Stone Mill Ballroom went above and beyond to make our wedding everything we dreamt of. From the first day we met their event planner, Ashley, we were very comfortable having our wedding at the venue. All of our questions were answered in a timely fashion. Tony was fantastic to deal with when we were sorting out dietary restrictions for some of our guests. We even heard feedback from guests that the special meals (gluten free, vegan, etc.) they received were amazing. Tony met with us a week before the wedding and we sorted out all the final details. We had no concerns about the venue or food leading up to our special day.

    On the day of the wedding, Tony and his team were always available and on time for each part of the day. During dinner, the courses were timed perfectly. At the end of the evening, the team packed everything up and even set aside items that people had accidentally left behind (jackets, phones) so that they could easily find them. Many of our guests stayed at the Stone Mill Inn and we heard nothing but positive feedback about the rooms.

    We had our rehearsal dinner in one of the private rooms and it was fantastic. The perfect size for the number of people we had and the food was amazing.

    We looked at 5 venues and the package we received from the Stone Mill Ballroom was the best value. We’ve heard stories about couples at other venues getting surprised with hidden fees but everything with this venue is very transparent and you get exactly what you sign up for.

    Thank you to Tony and the entire team for making our day such an incredible experience.

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    Sent on 09/07/2017

    Stone Mill Ballroom's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Kathleen! It was an honour to be a part of yours and Kieran's special day. We take great pride in presenting a meal and experience that we would want our very OWN family to have as well. I am so pleased that you and your loved ones enjoyed the day! We at The Stone Mill Ballroom wish you both many, many years of happiness ahead!

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