Weddings

The Gate House

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario View map

About

10 to 120 Guests

The Gate House is a hotel wedding venue located in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. This lovingly restored historic building boasts charm and refined elegance that makes it a fitting wedding venue. Here, the happy couple and their guests can enjoy an unforgettable occasion as they enjoy convenience, spacious event rooms, and stylish wedding details.

Facilities and Capacity

This property has plenty of alluring features that would surely make it attractive to to-be-weds. Owing to its variety of function spaces, The Gate House would be ideal for rehearsal dinners, engagement soirees, bridal showers, ceremonies, and receptions. In fact, parties of between 20 and 110 people are welcome to enjoy themselves here. In the covered courtyard, the happy couple can join hands as they exchange rings and say their vows. Here, a gazebo dressed in pretty florals sits in front of a linen sheet, while several dozen chairs are arranged for the wedding party to sit and take in the moment. Green shrubbery and aisle decor add bright touches and floral fragrances to the setting. After the happy pair has said “I do”, everybody can make their way to enjoy the cocktail reception. After a few adult beverages, your distinguished guests can drift toward the main event space. Muted tones and a stripped-back colour scheme are both complemented by cushioned wooden chairs and overhead spotlighting. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow ample light to enter, lending the space a bright and sophisticated ambience. With ample space for a sit-down meal, the enjoyment and revelries can continue long into the night.

Services Offered

One of the stand-out features of The Gate House is undeniably the onsite accommodation. These deluxe rooms offer comfort, opulence, and tasteful decor to ease a restful night’s sleep. Dedicated planners and staff are on hand to ensure that each theme and once-in-a-lifetime vision is brought to life appropriately. They are willing to allow outside companies in so that the venue can be personalized according to the couple’s preferences. Items such as Chiavari chairs, tables, flatware, and more help add an extra level of refinement.

Cuisine

Culinary specialists Treadwell Cuisine enjoys helping couples create a menu that pleases palates and tames appetites. They can serve appetizers, entrees, desserts, and much more. In addition, their catering styles include a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, and plated meals.

History

Boasting a rich history of several hundred years, The Gate House has played host to many events. Having been tainted by a fire in 1849, it was since largely restored, although much of the original grandeur has been preserved. Today, it is a suitable wedding location and has much to offer. Your celebration could be the next big memory to take shape here.

Highlights

Type

Historic, hotel, inn/B&B, manor, restaurant

Style

Classic, garden, glamorous, modern, preppy, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$4,500

Plated Service (per head)

$85

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

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
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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

Yes

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

$3,500

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?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$95

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

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?

$50

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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    Liza K. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Wedding Venue of Our Dreams

    We cannot begin to explain how incredible our wedding experience was at the Gatehouse. The venue is located in the heart of Niagara on the Lake, it has old-world charm with a modern interior that was a perfect base to decorate & create the wedding of our dreams. Erin, Amanda, and the Q124 team were communicative, flexible, and incredibly generous throughout the process and made the task of wedding planning during the pandemic seamless. We are self-proclaimed food and wine lovers, and having high-quality options on our wedding day was paramount. And boy did Treadwell deliver! Our guests haven't stopped talking about how amazing the meal was, and those of us with dietary restrictions and preferences were blown away by the attention and care the team put into ensuring those needs were met. The day-of team took care of all the logistical needs and Erin communicated with our other vendors prior to the wedding day to ensure everything was taken care of. Most importantly the team made us and our guests feel comfortable, important, and celebrated. We highly recommend working with the GateHouse if you're looking for a beautiful and intimate venue that comes with an incredible team and high-end restaurant-quality food & wine. Our wedding day exceeded all expectations and in large part that was thanks to the GateHouse team.
  • Cathy
    Cathy N. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Dale and Cathy's Wedding

    Erin and her team were absolutely amazing. They handled the details of our sane sex wedding flawlessly. Erin was very helpful in the planning stages. The day of the event went off without a hitch. Erin was very calming and comforting when we got a little nervous just moments before the ceremony was to start.
    We and all of our lesbian guests felt very safe and welcomed by all of the staff.
    It was the best day of our lives and everything was perfect. It's a little pricey but worth every penny as the attention to detail from the ceremony to end of evening is tended to. The food was absolutely delicious perfectly prepared and elegantly presented
    This is a great venue for any event however would highly recommend it for any LGBTQ2IA× event.
  • Shawna-marie
    Shawna-Marie B. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Beautifully Amazing

    We had the most amazing experience with The Gate House. As nobody would have expected Covid-19, the venue was so amazing in helping us move our wedding date with no issues. The venue itself is so beautiful and provides such a perfect atmosphere for your special day, beautiful windows line the front of the venue, and the gold accents throughout are stunning. Erin and the staff at The Gate House were so kind, professional, and helped make our night absolutely perfect. We highly recommend The Gate House for your most magical night!
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    Vesa Married on 09/01/2021
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    25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

    My husband and I were planning a 25th anniversary vow renewal and came across The Gate House. The minute we stepped in and met with Erin, we knew it was perfect! January 9, 2021 was our date. We started planning in September 2020. Erin was extremely attentive, responsive, and she always kept us up to date with changes due to COVID. Two weeks prior we were ready...and then lockdown. Erin called us and let us know what was going on and worked with us with new dates. She consistently checked in and helped us stay excited. Fast forward two months (March 2021) to the night of our event. Everything from decor, a very particular menu, and the team who would be hosting us that night couldn’t have been better. With only a party of 10 it still felt like a true celebration. The food was spectacular, the service impeccable, and the ease of how it all happened was due to the organization and planning of Erin and the team who went as far as coordinating with outside vendors who we had come in. Thank you Gate House...we will be back!!

    The Gate House's reply:

    Thank you for such a lovely review and rating Vesa. We were thrilled to finally welcome yourselves and your guests after a long wait to safely celebrate. We will share your wonderful comments with our Team. Happy 25th Anniversary!

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142 Queen St. L0S 1J0 Niagara on the Lake (Ontario)

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