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Ancaster Mill

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About

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.

Services Offered

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 d茅cor, 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.

History

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.

Highlights

Type

Historic, restaurant

Style

Garden, rustic

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, event planning, outside vendors

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$3,500

Plated Service (per head)

$160

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

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)
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?

Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
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?

$2,000

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?

$3,250

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

$3,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

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

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Carly M. Married on 07/12/2022
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    So far - amazing!

    We have our wedding with Ancaster Mill on October 22nd of this year. Working with them on the planning process has been a breeze. They are always available for any questions I have. Can't wait for our big day!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Carly,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and the review! We are so excited to be hosting your special day and look forward to continuing to plan together!

    With love,

    Ancaster Mill Special Events Team
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    Sarah K. Married on 05/11/2022
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    Megan is dynamite

    Ahead of our wedding, we encountered a setback with our initial consultant. Megan jumped in and was absolutely incredible to work with. She is kind, patient and most importantly - listens. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and better understand our wedding day vision. She replied to emails faster than we could send them and was one of the most delightful people I've ever met. On the day of, the Mill went above and beyon. During photos they had drinks and trays of food delivered to us and our wedding party. There was 3 weddings on the night we were married and we barely interacted. The Mill scheduled everyone and made sure that we didn't cross paths during photos. The bridal suite building, parking and some restrooms are shared but outside of that we wouldn't have known other weddings were going on. Thank you Megan for everything!!
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    Victoria A. Married on 16/10/2022
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    Beautiful Ancaster Mill

    Ancaster Mill was our dream venue and we are so happy that we were able to make it a reality! Everything from the service to the chapel to the reception to the planning team was amazing, and the team really went above and beyond to make our day that much more special! We have nothing but great things to say about Tianna and everyone else involved who went out of their way to make our day so perfect, and we are so excited to return as soon as possible to relive every little moment and take in the beautiful setting again! Thank you so much Ancaster Mill!
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    Marina U. Married on 22/07/2022
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    Beautiful Venue!

    Words can't even express how amazing the team at the Ancaster Mill are. From the moment we booked they have been so attentive to ensure that we had the best day! The team that was with us the day of our wedding were amazing! We had someone who was training and she was the best!!! She made sure that we were on time and answered any questions we had. The chapel where we had our ceremony is stunning! I would definitely recommend the Ancaster Mill to anyone!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Marina and Aydin,

    What a lovely review to read, this is truly so touching of you to take the time to write! Your wedding day was absolutely incredible, we were watching your photos from the office window and you were a vision!!!

    Wishing you all the best in your life together - its officially official!

    With love,

    The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Jenna K. Married on 26/06/2022
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    Exceptional!

    The experience that I had with Ancaster Mill was nothing short of amazing! From the beginning the process was made so simple by the team at Ancaster Mill. For a bride who gets really stressed out and didn't want a DIY wedding this was absolutely the best choice! Every detail was covered by the Ancaster mill team and they just made everything so easy and seamless day of as well as throughout the whole process. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone! They made our day absolutely perfect and we cannot thank them enough for their hard work!!!
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    Vivian B. Married on 25/06/2022
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    Amazing Venue and Team

    Working with the Ancaster Mill was an absolute dream. The Ancaster Mill was my dream venue since I was young and when they had our ideal date suddenly available, it felt like it was meant to be. The Ancaster Mill takes care of everything and Nycole and the rest of the special events team were incredible. We received compliments all night on how beautiful the venue is, how great the food was, and how wonderful the staff was. We'd recommend the Ancaster Mill to anyone looking for a perfect day!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Vivian and Kyle!

    What a truly spectacular day - we are so thrilled to have been a part of your wedding journey and to see you off as you begin the next chapter of your lives! Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world, you two have been a joy to work with!

    All the best,

    The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Alexa Married on 17/06/2022
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    Outstanding!

    From start to finish, they were helpful, informative and efficient. Often having answered and already completed the request before you鈥檇 ask. Highly recommend, we are extremely pleased with how everything went!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Alexa,

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words and for choosing to host your special day at Ancaster Mill. You were a vision and your special day could not have been more perfect. We wish you both all the best in your lifetime together and hope to see you again soon!

    With love,

    The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Jenna B. Married on 10/06/2022
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    Beautiful day!

    Planning with Megan was a breeze from start to finish. She was responsive and super organized. She made us feel so special through out the days leading up to our big day! While there were some hiccups with our concierge not being overly pleasant, missing half the day and pushy with our photos also bartenders doing some unacceptable things.. we enjoyed every moment of our day. These were only a minor issues to which I gave my honest feedback to the Mill about. Beautiful venue! You can鈥檛 go wrong with hiring them for your big day!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Jenna and Trevor!

    Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to share your review - Your wedding was truly and incredible day!! We do take the valuable feedback you provided to ensure that we can continue to perfect what we do, thank you for being so wonderful throughout the entire planning process and post wedding while working with our team. Wishing you two nothing but love and happiness!

    All the best,

    The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Diana Married on 28/05/2022
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    Great experience

    Our experience with the mill was great. Nycole helped us leading up to the day with all the preparation and small details that we didn鈥檛 think about. We were a little nervous after our rehearsal about how the day would go- It felt rushed and we felt like our day of coordinator was very short and rude with us and our pastor. However, the day of our wedding was flawless. Everything went smooth and the day was one to remember by many! They did mix up the tables in our reception, but very quickly a team was up to fix it. The fireplace wasn鈥檛 on in the chapel, which we requested. But it wasn鈥檛 a huge deal, and we didn鈥檛 realize until later in the night. The food was delicious and all the staff were delightful to work alongside.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Diana!!

    From Nycole and the entire team at Ancaster Mill we want to thank you for choosing to host your special day with us and to share your kind words through this review! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness and we hope to see you soon!

    All the best,

    The Ancaster Mill Team

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Ancaster Mill Real Weddings

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Meet the team

Megan Martin
Megan Martin
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.

Nycole Stevenson
Nycole Stevenson
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鈥檛 wait to hear from you!

Tianna O'Reilly
Tianna O'Reilly
Special Events Consultant

In love with every love story, the best part of Tianna鈥檚 day is getting the chance to learn about a couple鈥檚 journey together! Having started in the hospitality industry 9 years ago, Tianna takes great pleasure in bringing meaningful events to life. She first developed her love for planning within the non-profit sector by executing fun and memorable charitable events. Now, Tianna combines her skills of coordination & creative ideas to ensure every wedding is as unique as the couples she meets!

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