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The Spice Factory

Hamilton, Ontario View map
4.4 out of 5 rating 14 reviews
60 to 150 Guests

About

The Spice Factory is a unique, Hamilton-based venue that specializes in providing a newly renovated event space for hosting weddings, engagement parties, showers and other special occasions. Your loft inspired rustic/industrial wedding will include the architectural splendour of the building with modern design that will make the setting truly unforgettable. A sophisticated event is only a few clicks away!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at The Spice Factory include 3x large event spaces perfect for ceremonies & receptions. They also have a Bridal Suite/Wedding party Lounge on site as well as a newly renovated outdoor patio with gas fire pits. The Cilantro Room is the largest space that has an attached patio, exposed brick, wood floors and large windows for the perfect amount of natural light. They can accomodate up to 170 guests.

Services offered

The Spice Factory offers soon-to-be-married couples the following services for their big day:

  • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Location
  • Reception Space
  • Bar
  • Bridal suite
  • Set up & Tear Down (excluding decor)
  • Outside Vendors

Other services

  • Complimentary Rehearsal with booked ceremony

Highlights

Availability

Type

Historic, loft

Style

City, modern, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

13,050.00

Plated Service (per head)

$165

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3x large spaces, 2x small space

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 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)
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Signature drink

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
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?

13,050.00

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

No

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

13,050.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$165

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$145

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

$145

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

Server(s)
Dessert

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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    Stephanie S. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Run don't walk...

    Words cannot fully describe our experience with The Spice Factory.
    We booked our wedding for September 2021 back in 2019, before the pandemic. A world away from where we are now.

    With all the stress of planning a wedding through Covid-19, starting a new job and just watching the world burn, I was an absolute nervous wreck and very disorganized. The on-site wedding planner I had met before the pandemic was no longer working there, so I met the new planner, Haley, in the months prior to the wedding.

    Haley was an absolute DREAM to work with. (Truly the entire staff was incredible, but Haley deserves a shoutout for dealing with my many emails and phone calls.)
    Throughout this entire process she was just a call away. Always helpful, efficient and kind. She was constantly checking in with my MOH the day of the wedding to ensure everything was running smoothly.
    Thank you Haley so very much for all you did for me leading up to the wedding!

    The Food. Where do I begin? Absolutely delicious. Our guests were blown away by the cocktail hour and the dinner. Chef Dez and his team have curated a number of gorgeous menus and were so accommodating with any substitutions/adjustments that we needed. (Sick getting a sad, damp portobello mushroom as the veg/gluten-free option at most venues? That won't happen here.)

    The Bar & Service. The bar staff were so much fun and our guests had the best time with them while ordering their drinks. They brought so much personality and fun to their service while being very professional.

    For the sake of writing a review that people will actually read, I should wrap it up here.
    You will not be disappointed with entrusting your wedding/event with the team at The Spice Factory. 10/10 all across the board.

    TLDR; Our wedding day was perfect, and The Spice Factory was perfect :)
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    Natalie L. Married on 29/05/2021
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    Covid19 wedding disaster

    The Spice Factory is absolutely beautiful and we were looking forward to having our wedding here in November 2020. However due to all the uncertainty surrounding COVID 19 we made the decision to postpone our wedding to 2021. This is where everything went wrong and the staff and owner at the Spice Factory continue to be unreasonable and refuse to honour our contract. When we originally signed our contract in August 2019 we included the option to bring our own outside caterer in the signed contract and put down a deposit with both the Spice Factory and our outside caterer. When we decided to postpone our wedding due to these extraordinary circumstances surrounding the coronavirus our caterer and other vendors were extremely accommodating. The same cannot be said for the Spice Factory. If we wanted to postpone our wedding and still use the outside caterer as per our contract we were told we could only reschedule to a date between January-April 2021 and that if we wanted a date between May-December 2021 we would have to use the Spice Factory in house caterer since they are planning on phasing out using outside catering. We then asked for our deposit back because that would not work for us and we thought they would be understanding due to everything going on with COVID 19. If we were to use their in house caterer it would be significantly more expensive than using the caterer we had already hired plus we would loose our deposit with the caterer we had put a deposit down with. We also asked that they please make an exception due to COVID 19 and let us use our outside caterer for a date between May-December 2021. They still refuse to accommodate. We do not think we are being unreasonable as no one could have expected this to happen.
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    Graeme M. Married on 06/11/2020
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    The Spice Factory was magical on our wedding day!

    The Spice Factory was an amazing venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. It is spacious and accessible, and allowed for an effortless flow through our day with the multi-level event spaces. The backdrops this building offers really shocked us, and the staff throughout the day were amazing, very accommodating to our guests needs. Chef Dez also did not disappoint - the food was awesome, and our guests were offered GF, V and Veg options. Highly recommend!

    The Spice Factory's reply:

    Thank you to both of you for your kind words and for choosing our team to execute your most valued day!
    We wish you both the best of luck and we hope we see you again soon...
    Warm regards
    The Spice Team
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    Claudia P. Married on 28/12/2019
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    Amazing Venue & Staff

    What an amazing place to get married! We had initially settled on the Spice Factory as one of our top venue choices based on the style of the building, we fell in love with the exposed brick and harvest tables we saw in pictures. Once we visited and spoke with Natasha we realized the venue couldn't be more perfect for us! Important things like the chairs, tables, linens, ceremony arbor, and a day-of coordinator were included, and the responsiveness of the staff was fantastic! They were always available to answer any questions we had!

    The day of our wedding the staff went ABOVE and BEYOND and helped out with all the small details that no bride wants to be thinking about on their wedding day! And they were very flexible with any last minute changes we had.

    I would give them a solid 10/10 and recommend the venue and staff to anyone!! Thank you again Spice Factory team!
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    Anni B. Married on 02/11/2019
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    Perfect Downtown Hamilton Wedding Venue

    We got married at the Spice Factory on November 2, 2019. Throughout the planning process the staff were accommodating and very helpful. They made the whole thing a breeze! They communicated with our caterer and made sure he was able to see visit before and check out the kitchen area, and he had nothing but great things to say. Our wedding day was PERFECT. Natasha was fantastic. It was really the best day ever. Our guests loved the venue and we did too. There are also lots of cool spots close by to take photos. We lucked out with the weather and were able to take photos on the patio area and in a nearby alleyway, but the pictures we got inside were great too. Thank you Spice Factory for making our wedding day so wonderful!
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    Stefanie Married on 07/09/2019
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    A venue with style that is also well-organized!

    We had an excellent experience having our wedding at The Spice Factory. We initially chose this venue because we loved its style, and things like nice chairs, tables, linens, ceremony arbor, and a day-of coordinator were included - lots of items we could immediately check off our list. But they ended up exceeding our expectations. They were always responsive, even when we sent questions far in advance of our wedding, and even given that there was a bit of staff turnover.

    Once we got close to the 3-month mark, Natasha was on it! She was so organized and helpful, and she made me more organized. She promptly scheduled our 3-month and 1-month meetings, and she was accommodating to our schedules and had no problems with scheduling them beyond work hours, which was so helpful to us as we are very busy and had to drive from Toronto each time.

    On the days of our rehearsal dinner and wedding, the team really went above and beyond. Natasha even steamed my dress for me and worked with the staff to move our ceremony arbor for use during our reception.

    I will also say that their preferred vendor list was a life saver for me. We were very happy with the photographer, officiant, florals, and cake/dessert vendors that we got from their list - it's clear that Spice Factory has high standards.

    Thank you Spice Factory -- highly recommended!
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    Louise Married on 06/04/2019
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    My dream venue

    I could not have been happier with the Spice Factory. I knew I wanted to get married there even before I met my now husband. They completely fulfilled all of our expectations and ALWAYS went above and beyond. They answered all of our questions in a professional matter and we knew exactly what we were getting/paying for. No hidden costs or surprises. Our guests loved the venue and its uniqueness so much!

    The Spice Factory's reply:

    Louise,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We were so happy to work with you and Pierre!

    To us you TRULY embraced our unique space by allowing us to create stunning floor-plans for BOTH floors and not being afraid to work with the charm of the building.

    Thank you for continuing to support us with your instagram likes and comments, we see you and we appreciate you!

    So much love for you and Pierre, you guys really set the tone for a GREAT 2019 wedding season.

    Cheers, from The Spice Factory Team
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    Alison G. Married on 12/08/2017
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    We found the Spice Factory before planning our wedding by chance, and kept returning to it when making choices on venue for our wedding. We loved the look of the old building and the updates made. We actually booked the venue without seeing it from out of province and had no regrets with our choice. Alex worked with our wedding planner and made the entire process easy. The venue staff were exceptional including bartending, helping with tear down, and allowing us to have our rehearsal on site. The bridal suite is also a lovely room and we enjoyed the ease of getting ready on site. We would very highly reccomend The Spice Factory for your wedding or other event.
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    Lizzy K. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Incredible in every way

    Planned a wedding in the middle of a pandemic and I could NOT have asked for a better venue to go through it with. Throughout the entire process and with ongoing changes in restrictions/lockdowns etc. they remained professional, reasonable, punctual and informative. Haley and Chef Dez were kind, knowledgeable and incredibly accommodating.
    The day of was amazing, set up was beautiful, the flow of the day was well organized, even when using all three floors. The staff on the day of were great, guests were raving about the kindness of servers and bartenders. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.
    The mood and ambiance of the Spice Factory is unmatched for a true Hamilton wedding experience. I would recommend this venue a hundred times over.

    Photos by @nauticalstudios

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The Spice Factory Real Weddings

  • Abigail & Graeme
    37 Photos 路 06/Nov/2020
  • Louise & Pierre
    7 Photos 路 06/Apr/2019
  • Cathie & Mike
    21 Photos 路 14/Dec/2018
  • Jessica & Craig
    50 Photos 路 05/May/2018
  • Rob & Sarah
    54 Photos 路 09/Oct/2017
  • Alison & Stephen
    8 Photos 路 12/Aug/2017

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