Ancaster Mill, an authentic stone mill tucked beside a mesmerizing waterfall, is a restaurant venue located in Ancaster, Ontario. This serene and secluded venue offers a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Exposed beams, stone fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the charming venue and infuse every room with warmth. Celebrate your wedding day at this unique and unforgettable venue. It is located 45 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is also close to Hamilton and 20 minutes from Burlington.
Facilities and Capacity
Excellent indoor and outdoor wedding locations are offered by the venue for celebrations. A fully equipped bridal suite is also provided for use on your special day. The Falls Room features floor-to-ceiling windows that highlight stunning views in this room that can seat up to 200 guests. From the stone fireplace to the waterfall-adjacent outdoor patio, authentic charm radiates from every corner of this event space. Alternately, the Governor's Room is classically decorated and can seat up to 130 guests. It features casement windows, high ceilings, a stone fireplace, and exposed beams. The room has been lovingly renovated to serve all of your event needs while maintaining the original architecture. For an authentic and intimate experience, you can host your reception in the 1812 Room. This room is found in the original grist mill and features artifacts from 1792. Accented with subtle lighting and the serene sounds of a nearby stream, this room can accommodate up to 70 guests. The dazzling Millview Room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two large fireplaces, and an elegant chandelier. With room for 100 guests, the Millview Room embraces the beauty of the picturesque landscape surrounding the venue.
The experienced wedding consultants at Ancaster Mill will strive to ensure that all your wedding desires are catered to. They will be there to assist you every step along the way, from choosing a reception room to planning the menu and décor, to overseeing day-of logistics. Grounded by an earth to table culinary philosophy, this phenomenal caterer chooses only the freshest ingredients for their dishes and will create a menu that is sure to be remembered by you and your guests.
Located in one of the oldest communities in Ontario, Ancaster Mill has stood at the centre of local history for more than 200 years. The mill is a formidable stone structure with four feet thick walls, built with limestone blocks sourced from the property. The Ciancone family purchased the mill in 1972 and began transforming the historical landmark into a charmingly elegant restaurant and special events venue. Today, this venue is esteemed for its sensational food and phenomenal hospitality.
79 Reviews for Ancaster Mill
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Meaghan D. · Married on 08/11/2020
Best Venue + People
This venue is not only absolutely stunning, but the people who work there are incredible. Not only will your day look beautiful, your experience will be amazing because everyone there goes above and beyond from answering the phones, responding to emails, consultations, accommodations, wait staff, concierge, Maître D etc. My concierge took care of everything before we got to the venue, she even helped button up my wedding dress, carried my dress train, dried wet flowers, secured boutonnières, delivered food and drinks, reassured us it was 'our day' and nothing else matters ... the list is endless. My husband and I had an unfortunate experience with one of our vendors and when we reached out the Ancaster Mill (just to let them know), they not only sympathized, but helped us remedy the situation. 11/10 would recommend if you want the perfect wedding and experience!Sent on 23/01/2021
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Rachel G. · Married on 18/10/2020
Couldn't be happier
The Ancaster Mill worked with us to make our wedding day truly special. We planned our wedding before COVID and made a number of pivots during the first wave and then into the second wave. The Mill kept us in the loop throughout and made our vision come to life. The venue was so beautiful--we loved the Solarium and Governor's Room--the food was delicious, and our guests commented on how pampered they felt throughout the day. The beautiful backdrop that the Old Mill provides made our wedding photos truly stunning.Sent on 20/04/2021
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Betty · Married on 17/10/2020
Amazing to work with.
Ancaster Mill is an amazing place! The food was really good and all the staff members were super friendly and provided great customer service. Megan was awesome to work with and very accomodating. We're super happy and wouldn't have it any other way!Sent on 18/11/2020
Ancaster Mill's reply:Congratulations again on your beautiful wedding day Betty & John! It was an absolutely pleasure to host your special day and we wish you both all the best in this exciting next chapter together.
Geneviève B. · Married on 27/09/2020
Literal Fairy Godmothers
The special events team was so accommodating and personable with every question and covid related anxiety we had. They made our day seamless and absolutely wonderful, to the point of perfection. I can’t recommend them enough!Sent on 28/09/2020
Ancaster Mill's reply:Congratulations Genevieve and Courtney on your fairy tale wedding day! We had such an lovely time planning your big day with you and truly wish you both all the best on your journey together!
Chelsea M. · Married on 31/01/2020
Perfect winter venue
We were so thrilled with our venue choice for our winter wedding.
Pearle Weddings are the best of the best when it comes to weddings. Their experience sets them above, and their consultants are absolutely amazing to work with.
We had Megan as our consultant and she was the most enthusiastic person I think I’ve ever met. We loved our experience with her and would absolutely recommend working with her and with Pearle Weddings to anyone. We had a family member who was going to assist with some of the setup on the day of, but when she arrived the Mill staff had already done it and there was nothing left for her to have to do!
The day of went so smoothly, our concierge was amazing and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Honestly, if anything went wrong on the wedding day we were completely unaware and I attribute that to the Mill staff taking care of everything.
We also loved our officiant who was assigned as part of our package with the Mill, so would also recommend using their officiants.Sent on 22/02/2020
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Special Events Consultant
Megan's contagious smile and energetic personality have helped her grow into her role as a Special Events Consultant at Ancaster Mill. With more than 7 years of experience in the wedding industry, Megan is most looking forward to meeting new couples and is genuinely excited to connect and see where their journey will take them.
Special Events Consultant
I have been planning & hosting events for over two decades now. I love connecting with clients and building relationships that often extend well after the event. My goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure your wedding day is even better than you dreamed. I can’t wait to hear from you!