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Last update: August 2023

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.


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.

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Uncovered outdoor

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Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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Bridal suite
Catering / bar
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Cocktail reception
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Outside cake

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Cash bar
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Dance floor

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Chocolate fountain

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Wheelchair access

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Bethany G. Married on 07/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Not enough words go say thank you

The team at Ancaster Mill was phenomenal. Everyone was so kind and very professional. From the moment we arrived to when the last guest left everything we needed was taken care of. A huge thank you to Megan and Emily for making our special day perfect! I would recommend Ancaster Mill to anyone!
Madison H. Married on 22/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Ancaster Mill and the Pearle team by extension made our day absolutely perfect. Planning was simple, the venue is already gorgeous, the food was incredible and the staff was 10/10.
Kim Married on 13/05/2023
3.8 out of 5 rating

Tricky start, but the day of was amazing!

We booked Ancaster Mill for our spring wedding that included our ceremony and reception. We had a great start and then the planning process got rocky as we had two event consultants leave their jobs the few months leading up to our wedding which made it challenging for planning continuity. We finally got a 3rd consultant, Nycole, who was great and definitely knowledgeable, but felt like we got added to her busy plate last minute so we found communication a bit slow. I suspect this wasn’t their normal standard of service and that we were in a bit of a stretch of bad luck, so I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt. Annoying considering how much we were spending to have our wedding there, but at the end of the day not the most painful thing you’ll deal with planning a wedding. That’s where my negative feedback ends fortunately…
The day of the wedding was nothing short of magical and made Ancaster Mill worth every penny. The maître d and 2 concierges who were with us (but mostly me, the bride..) for the day and partnered with my wedding planner made sure my fiancé and I didn’t feel an ounce of stress. They had the day absolutely dialed and I can honestly say the entire day from start to finish went off without a hitch. Our food and cocktails were five star and service the day of was really amazing from everyone from the bar to the serving staff. We were in the Miller Chapel for our ceremony and the Millview Room for our reception and both spaces are absolutely gorgeous!
Our initial experience on the planning side of things aside, I would highly recommend Ancaster Mill for a wedding. The ambiance, the day of-service, the food/drink, all exceptional!
Carmina G. Married on 22/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Romantic, rustic, and delicious

When we stepped foot onto the grounds of the Ancaster Mill, my husband and I knew that we wanted to celebrate our wedding reception here. It had our perfect vibe written all over, and we fell in love with the Governor’s Room the minute we walked in. The food was some of the most delicious food I’ve ever had & the team was friendly and responsive on the day of. We did have a few hiccups (two chefs had gotten sick mid-dinner), but the staff managed to pull through without sacrificing on the quality of food or service.

Many great photo opportunities on the grounds!!

A very popular wedding spot (there were 3 including ours) so the team you meet might not be the team who works with you on the day of, but nonetheless - they’re willing to communicate, work with you and are transparent with you. We hope to visit again!
Alana G. Married on 31/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every penny!

The team at Ancaster was fantastic! It is a beautiful venue with an amazing property! Great for wedding photos. Every staff member that I spoke to went above and beyond my expectations on my wedding day! Nycole Stevenson helped me organize and plan out my day leading up to and Christina was incredible to have the day of my wedding! I honestly couldn’t have imagined anything better. On top of the amazing service was the food that was to die for! Our wedding meal was the best meal I have ever tasted. You couldn’t possibly get a bad meal. Every guest called us to tell us how amazing their meal was. All in all this was the most amazing experience we have ever had and would hands down recommend the Ancaster Mill to anyone! We also plan to visit for special events and anniversaries to come!
Alana W. Married on 31/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day perfect

We just got married at Ancaster Mill a few weeks ago and we are still getting text messages from our friends and family complimenting us about how beautiful the venue was. That should tell you everything!!
We looked at multiple venues before choosing Ancaster Mill, and the Mill blew them all out of the water. What we got as a "base" with Ancaster Mill was what we'd need to make dozens of add-ons for at other venues. They took care of EVERYTHING from start to finish. We felt like we didn't even have much planning to do because of how simple they made everything throughout the planning process.
We were made to feel comfortable and validated throughout our engagement by the lovely team and consultants there. And when it came to the big day, their professionalism made the day absolutely stress-free. The set up was BEAUTIFUL and everything flowed flawlessly the whole night. They made an effort to ensure that my husband and I got to fully enjoy our night, and we did. We had no decisions to make and no problems at all to deal with on our day and got to focus on ourselves, each other, and our friends and family 100%. The day ended up being very rainy and misty, but the ambiance of the Mill even made that look like it was on purpose. The waterfall and glass throughout the venue mixed with the clouds and mist was ethereal.
All our guests are still raving about the food and I can honestly say it was the best food I've ever had at a wedding. Huge portions, served HOT, and quick. Unreal!
If you're considering having your wedding here, or choosing between here and another venue, CHOOSE THIS ONE. Our wedding was better than I ever could have hoped for and its thanks to the staff at Ancaster Mill.
Carly M. Married on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sarah K. Married on 05/11/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

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!!
Lyndsay W. Married on 20/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Stunning non-denomination ceremony

Miller's Chapel at Ancaster Mill was THE perfect place for our ceremony. Ancaster Mill was the only non-church indoor venue in the GTHA that I found that could hold 200 guests. With its high ceilings and two levels, Miller's Chapel is so visually impressive and has tons of space to accommodate a large guest list. This venue is a perfect compromise for a ceremony that is spiritual but not religious. The chapel photographs amazingly, and Tianna and Nycole were so helpful and accommodating in bringing our wedding vision to life.
Marina U. Married on 22/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Meet the team

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!


548 Old Dundas Road L9G 3J4 Ancaster (Ontario)
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