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Ancaster Mill

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About

18 to 200 Guests

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 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.

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

$750

Plated Service (per head)

$135

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?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
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?

$375

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$65

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$65

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

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
    Carly M. Getting 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!
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    Lauren A. Married on 06/05/2022
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    Beautiful, stress-free wedding venue!

    From the start the Ancaster Mill staff were friendly, professional, and helpful. We loved this venue not only because it was stunning regardless of the weather, but also that it was all-inclusive. Planning was really easy and Megan was there at every step of the way, especially when we had to change our date due to the pandemic. The day also went off super smoothly. Our day-of coordinator (Emily) never left our side and took off all the stress of making sure the day went well. We received so many glowing reviews from our guests who loved the venue, the staff, and the food!

    The only slight hiccup was that the previous ceremony to ours ended earlier than expected and delayed our first look. But Emily was on top of it and we still had a beautiful moment right in front of the waterfall.

    Would recommend this venue and it's staff to anyone!
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    Michelle E. Married on 01/04/2022
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    Top Notch Everything

    From the moment we signed on with Ancaster Mill, the entire experience has been second to none!

    Nycole and the special events team were always so kind and professional every time we reached out. They navigated through covid restrictions with ease and were accommodating when it came to rescheduling.

    The day was a dream! Our concierge ran the day seamlessly and professionally, we were able to enjoy our day, without having to worry about the logistics of it all.

    We chose Ancaster Mill because of the romantic location and the amazing food and beverage program but they truly went above and beyond in every way. Worth every penny.

    Thank you so much for making the day truly the most magical date of our lives!
  • Gabrielle
    Gabrielle F. Married on 11/03/2022
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    They make wedding planning so much easier!

    Ancaster Mill was the first venue we visited, and what they provided exceeded all our expectations. We knew in our heart that this would be the place we would marry. Megan and the team were very flexible and were always available to be contacted in case we had questions. You can tell that they care about making your day unforgettable. And plus, they offer amazing value for money. I can't say enough.
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    Stephanie Married on 05/02/2022
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    Warm and accommodating!

    Ancaster Mill, under the umbrella of Pearle Weddings, was a dream to work with, especially during a pandemic. This venue and it’s staff will provide you with the most gracious and memorable service from beginning to end that you could ever receive for a meaningful event. Working with our special event manager Megan for over a year and a half was a dream - she answered every question we had, accommodated our constantly changing guest list & room requirements (damn Covid!), and always reassured that our day would be perfect. The Mill was VERY accommodating and understanding when it came to covid restrictions and the staff found unique and creative ways for traditions like first dances and tastings to happen while still following Ontario’s guidelines. Our day-of coordinator, Kelsey, was also fantastic. My husband stepped on my dress right before our first dance so my 3 ft train was no longer bustled. Kelsey got a sewing kit seemingly out of nowhere and sewed it back up for me right there on the spot!
    The space is stunning and food is delicious, but I would say the value of your money is going to the service you’re given and the guarantee that you’re in professional hands that actually *care* about your day. Ancaster Mill will guarantee a wonderful experience and will bend over backwards to ensure you leave happy.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Good morning Stephanie & Sebastian!

    We cant thank you enough for choosing us to be such a special part of your Wedding day - Your DRESS WAS INCREDIBLE!

    We are still in awe of how beautifully your wedding vision came to life in our Millview Room - what an absolute fairy tale! XO

    Sincerely,

    Ancaster Mill Team
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    Lia C. Married on 19/11/2021
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    Amazing experience from start to end

    From the moment we met our wedding coordinator at the beginning of the planning process to even after the wedding, the team at Ancaster Mill has been completely incredible! We loved working with them. The service at the wedding was amazing! The day of coordinators, servers and bartender were great. Our guests keep telling us how great the food and service were. Honestly, I can go on and on about how amazing this venue and its employees are. Loved it.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Lia and Pam,
    It was a privilege to host your beautiful wedding and be a part of your planning journey! Your feedback means a lot to us and our events team take a lot of pride in their hard work. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to be a part of your future memories.
    Wishing you all the best!
    Ancaster Mill Events Team
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    Emily Married on 23/10/2021
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    Beautiful Venue, Amazing Team

    We worked with Nycole at Ancaster Mill as well as several day of coordinators and event staff.
    First of all the venue is absolutely stunning. We wanted something that mixed rustic with glam, had natural beauty surrounding it, a fireplace, and a venue that didn't break the bank. Ancaster Mill hit every one of those things and then some. There are several room options to choose from as well as being married indoor or outdoor. We chose to get married in the chapel which is stunning. We also loved that in going to Ancaster Mill for our wedding we were provided an officiant by them, as well as a wedding consultant and 2 day of coordinators to help the planning process and wedding day run smoothly. It's truly an all-in-one venue, providing the ceremony and reception space, the officiant, coordinators, and amazing food and beverage. The team was so kind and professional we truly felt pampered every time we were at Ancaster Mill. Nycole our wedding consultant was so kind and easy to work with, also extremely flexible with us and so good about any changes. The food was fantastic and we loved that our guests got to choose dinner on the wedding night! They were also truly wonderful working with all our vendors, they helped to make the planning process so easy!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Emily!!

    Thank you so much for your kind words - it was truly such a pleasure to be a part of your special day. Your wedding day was truly spectacular - what a day to remember! Please come back and visit us soon as we would love to see you whenever you are in town!

    With love,

    The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Angie H. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Thanks Megan and Team!

    Thank you Megan and the Ancaster Mill team for making our wedding day so special!

    We booked Ancaster Mill in 2019, thinking we’d have a ton of time to plan. However, COVID hit and we were scrambling to figure out how to proceed. Throughout the entire process, Megan and Ancaster Mill were there to guide us on options. We also had to change rooms and itineraries a few times to accommodate a decrease in guests and last minute planning.

    Our wedding day went so smoothly and we couldn’t be happier with the venue’s service. They made sure our food was always warm and fresh (I.e they had to re-heat our dessert a few times because we kept being pulled away to talk to guests). Natalie, our bartender, was also the sweetest. She wanted to make special drinks for us and our guests. Staff also brought us food as we were taking photos outdoors.

    Overall, our experience was super pleasant. They were professional and so on top of everything. Friends and family were also very impressed by the food.

    Would highly recommend if you want a smooth wedding with lots of good food!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Dear Angie,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly our pleasure to host you for your special day. We wish you and Jesse a lifetime of happiness!
    Sincerely,
    Megan and the Ancaster Mill team
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    Kayla Married on 28/08/2021
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    Not as expected

    My husband and I were married at Ancaster Mill on August 28th, 2021 and unfortunately did not have an overall great experience with this venue. We booked the venue September 2019, well before the pandemic and were very excited to get married at the Ancaster Mill as the grounds are beautiful, the services that they provide were portrayed as exceptional and organized, so of course we had high hopes that there would be limited stress leading up to the wedding/ day of the wedding. Although they were flexible in assisting us in choosing new dates, the expectation that we had fell flat on our actual wedding day as there were several misses and the day of our wedding was completely unorganized. Many of our vendors had brought issues to us on the day of, vendors has to stay past our agreed upon timing as everything was significantly behind, things were not set up that were supposed to be and items in our contract were missing, it appeared that they were short staffed and a lot of our guests noticed, the wine pouring only happened 2 times in a 3 and a half hour dinner service, guests on the terrace could not hear anything or see anything going on (we were told this wouldn't be an issue) and they felt completely separate from the rest of the wedding. My husband and I did not feel taken care of, which added a lot of stress as we were the ones having to organize a lot of the events on the timeline including speeches, dancing, cake cutting, removing the table for dancing ect. The decorators we hired were the ones who stole the show as they were the ones clearing tables, organizing timelines and ensuring that we were taken care of; they truly went above and beyond their duties. Communication prior to the wedding was poor, as we were constantly reaching out to set up appointments for menu tasting, details and rehearsal times and following the wedding and the communication/followup post wedding has also been very poor. Although we still had an amazing time with our friends and family being newlyweds, we were very disappointed in the venue and the service that they provided to us. I had higher expectations with it being highly recommended and having the reputation that it does. Based on our experience, it is hard for us to recommend the Ancaster Mill to other couples that we know who are recently engaged and were looking to book with this venue.

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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’t wait to hear from you!

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