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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.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

Garden
Rustic

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 event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Event planning
Outside vendors

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 peak season?

$3,500

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

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

$160

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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    Carmina G. Married on 22/04/2023
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    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鈥檚 Room the minute we walked in. The food was some of the most delicious food I鈥檝e 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鈥檙e willing to communicate, work with you and are transparent with you. We hope to visit again!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hi Carmina,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! Your photos turned out gorgeous and we are so happy you and Erik enjoyed your Special Day! Wishing you a lifetime of love, and we hope to see you again!
    With love,
    Nycole & The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Alana G. Married on 31/03/2023
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    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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hi Alana,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy for you and are so glad that you enjoyed your Special Day. We are wishing you lots of love & happiness and cannot wait to celebrate future Special Moments with you!
    With love,
    Nycole & The Ancaster Mill Team
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    Alana W. Married on 31/03/2023
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    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.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Alana!! Such kind words, thank you!! What an honour to be a part of your day. We're wishing you and Josh a life of happiness, congratulations again.
    - Jennah and the Ancaster Mill Team
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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!!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy we got to be apart of your Special Day and we wish you nothing but love and happiness!

    All the best,
    The Ancaster Mill Events Team
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    Lyndsay W. Married on 20/08/2022
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    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.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hi Lyndsay,
    Thank you so much for the sweet words! We are biased (maybe) but agree, Miller's Chapel IS perfect. It was so wonderful seeing your beautiful wedding come to life and a pleasure to be a part of your day!
    Best, Nycole and the special events team
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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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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!

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