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Last update: January 2024

Situated in the bustling downtown area of New Hamburg, Ontario, Puddicombe House is a nineteeth century mansion that is perfectly suited for weddings and other special occasions. Step deep into Ontario history as you pass through the doors leading to Puddicombe House. Built in 1868, in the elegant Italianate architectural style, it first served as the home of Samuel Merner, a prominent New Hamburg businessman and politician. Puddicombe House has been fully restored and equipped with modern furnishings while maintaining the original charm and wonder of the original historical house. In addition to the ceremony and reception space, the main building contains a restaurant, inn, spa, and salon, offering couples, as well as their guests an array of amenities.

Facilities and capacity

Puddicombe House offers a variety of indoor spaces including a ballroom, conference centre, and banquet hall for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. These charming facilities have guest capacities that range from 20 to 250 guests, giving soon-to-be newlyweds the option of hosting an intimate or larger celebration. Family and friends can also take advantage of the cozy accommodation options offered by the small inn on-site. Get-ready suites are available for engaged couples to relax and rejuvenate within before their festivities begin. Ease-of-access is also a priority for this mansion-style wedding venue, with ample parking spaces on offer as well as full wheelchair-accessibility.

Service offered

The event services consist of catering, bar, set-up, clean-up, cake cutting, and event planning for all clients. The planning team will strive to develop a personal connection with you and your partner, gaining an understanding of your dream vision. They will guide you both through the coordination process in a calm yet warmhearted manner, earning your trust from the very first consultation. In addition, couples can expect the provision of event furnishings like barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens, state-of-the-art audio equipment, a dance floor, tables, and chairs.


Puddicombe House offers a wide spectrum of catering options including cocktail receptions, desserts, hors d'oeuvres, plated food, servers, food stations, and tastings. The bar service can be cash, limited, or open depending on your requirements. Couples can choose from a delicious selection of either house or specialty beers, wines, and premium liquor.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Uncovered outdoor

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
Liability insurance
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


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

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
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100% Recommended by couples
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Taylor T. Sent on 25/05/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Great venue

Great venue. A little on the pricy side but worth it
Brittany Sent on 24/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Very Helpful

Our wedding ceremony and reception went very smoothly at Puddicombe House. Alaya was extremely helpful with planning the day for us and making suggestions when we were undecided or unsure about anything. Nick was also very helpful during the day of to ensure everything was running smoothly. All of our guests enjoyed themselves and are still raving about how much fun they had.
Alena Sent on 24/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding at a Dream Venue

There are simply no words to describe how above and beyond Puddicombe House goes in everything that they do.

We had our wedding here on Saturday August 8th, and this was a dream wedding at a dream venue come true. Nick and his family are absolutely amazing owners of this inn as well as the hall, they are genuinely good people that want to help in every way they can.

The food, the stay, the hair & make-up at the salon, the beautiful services of the hall, the amazing staff, the efficiency and timeliness, the location, we couldn't possibly explain how great Puddicombe House truly is, you need to experience it.

Whether you're coming just for dinner, a weekend stay, a wedding event, a conference or anything else, this is truly an amazing inn in a quaint little town.

Thank you so much Nick, Amber, Lyle, and Karen, you host the most fantastic events and you make people feel endlessly special, heard, and accommodated.
Jessica M. Sent on 30/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond our expectations

We got married here in May, and I can not say enough good things about this place. Nick (the manager/owner) is absolutely amazing, he went above and beyond to make our day perfect. Not only is he extremely down to earth, he has a calming vibe that, as a bride with hundreds of things on my mind, was invaluable. I was never stressed about anything related to the hall knowing that Nick would handle it. And he did, far better than I ever could have hoped. The staff and service are exemplary and the food was absolutely amazing. I have never received as many compliments as we did for our wedding, people were raving about how awesome the food, hall, staff and service were :) As I said, I could continue listing all the amazing ways that Puddicombe went above and beyond but take my word, you will not regret this venue.
Alexandra Y. Sent on 30/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding

I can’t say enough about how wonderful the staff was at Puddicombe House for our wedding. From start to finish Nick was amazing at walking me through everything. The day went off so smoothly! The venue itself is so stunning, guests are still complementing about it. The food is amazing, service top notch. And the best part you can book a room in the bed and breakfast and be close by.
Donna S. Sent on 05/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We were very well taken care of at Puddicombe House! Guests at our daughter's wedding reception raved about the excellent food and beautiful environment. Nick has great attention to detail and we have nothing negative to say about our experience. Leading up to the wedding, he was always very prompt in returning my emails. One thing in particular I noticed was that during the event Nick checked in with us a number of times to ask if we had any concerns, and he even helped load up our vehicles at the end of the night. Bravo Puddicombe!!
Adrian P. Sent on 15/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Venue, Fantastic Food, Great Staff

Puddicombe House was the perfect space for our January wedding! We do ballroom dance as a hobby so one of the most important factors we were looking for in a venue was a place that would have ample floor space for an elaborate first dance. We looked at a few venues but when we saw Puddicombe House we instantly fell in love and knew we would be getting married there. We had about 70 guests attend and there was plenty of seating space available around the central dance floor. Having the ceremony and reception be in the same location was also a great convenience for our guests.

The food was incredible. Before we even had a chance to try it ourselves, we heard from vendors at wedding shows that Puddicombe House has delicious food. The tasting confirmed that for us, and our guests very much enjoyed the meal. The late night poutine bar was a particular hit and is highly recommended!

The staff were fantastic! They did a great job of ensuring a smooth transition between ceremony and reception. They also provided excellent service at the reception making sure anyone who needed a top up of wine at dinner was helped. The bartender was very kind and attentive to our guests. Nick did a great job before the wedding making sure everything was organized and would go smoothly for the day of.

We are so happy with how our wedding turned out! Puddicombe House played a huge part in the success of the day, both in how amazing the venue is, and the people that work there. We highly recommend this space to other couples!

P.S. The on-site spa provided a perfect spot for the bride, bridesmaids, and mothers to get their hair and makeup done. We also decided to stay at the B&B and the room and amenities were wonderful.
Jackson Sent on 26/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a wonderful place to get married!

We selected the Puddicombe House for both our ceremony and reception so that our guests wouldn't have to travel.
The Puddicombe House was amazing. The venue was fantastic, the food was excellent, the coordinator was responsive and SO helpful, and being able to access our own wedding site for RSVPs removed a lot of the headache in planning.
The staff was friendly and responsive, we had several comments on how efficiently everything was carried out.
One thing to note: Accommodation is limited in New Hamburg, so you will likely want to arrange a shuttle to Kitchener and/or Straftford for your guests.
Laura Sent on 20/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

We ended up having to change our date 3 times and Nick and Alaya were amazing and accommodating. They really made our day special and the food was beyond delicious. All of our guests were so happy with the meal and several commented it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The venue is beautiful and although we couldn’t get married in the park the use of their tent outside was perfect.
Kersten D. Sent on 08/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Place on Earth

I cannot recommend Puddicombe House enough! We booked our wedding for 2020 and postponed to 2021. Nick and the team at Puddicombe were nothing but helpful, accommodating, and amazing every step of the way! Nothing was ever too much trouble and they were patient and kind while I re-planned our day. On top of that, the venue is stunning, the food is delicious, and the staff is attentive, professional, and helpful! We had our entire wedding party stay onsite the night of the wedding and it was so nice to have that convenience! There is an Airbnb that sleeps 8, plus 6 rooms and 2 cottages, so it was perfect! I can't recommend Puddicombe enough to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue, great meal, or a night/weekend away! Book it now!!!
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Puddicombe House Real Weddings

Taylor Grant & Dakota Grant
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145 Peel Street N3A 1E7 New Hamburg (Ontario)
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