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.
86 Reviews for Ancaster Mill
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Angie H. · Married on 04/09/2021
Thanks Megan and Team!
Thank you Megan and the Ancaster Mill team for making our wedding day so special!Sent on 10/09/2021
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,
Kayla · Married on 28/08/2021
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.Sent on 17/09/2021
Renate F. · Married on 21/08/2021
Beautiful venue and an amazing team!
Sent on 23/08/2021
Thank you SO much for helping us along with our wedding process. You and all of the team were so accommodating and supportive. We can’t thank you enough.
The day went so smoothly and we were in awe at how beautiful the venue was. All of the guests said the wedding was amazing and the venue was perfect.
We appreciate everything you do!
Would highly, highly recommend!
Ancaster Mill's reply:Hello Renate!
Melissa V. · Married on 18/07/2021
Dream wedding day!
Ancaster Mill was our dream wedding venue and resulted in our perfect day. We worked closely with so many of their talented team members to create various versions of what our day could look like through all of the covid restrictions and stages of reopening. They were accommodating, adaptable and always accessible for all of our questions. Nycole, Maddison, Tyler and Emily were all so professional and absolutely phenomenal to work with!
The venue and the grounds are stunning and provided incredible backdrops for our photos and videos.
The food was beyond comparison and we’re still receiving compliments from our guests!
Thank you for everything, Ancaster Mill and Pearle Events - we still feel so lucky to have had our wedding at this dream venue!Sent on 10/08/2021
Ancaster Mill's reply:Melissa and Mehar,
Sara · Married on 17/07/2021
Incredible Dream Wedding
Ancaster Mill and our coordinator Megan were absolutely amazing to work with. We first booked out wedding venue in early 2019 for Sept 2020 but Covid had other plans. They were so supportive through the postponement process and Megan was our cheerleader and shoulder to try on from the stressors. Our postponed wedding happened on July 17th, 2021 and it was everything we dreamed about and more! The AM team was so attentive and so wonderful. Their staff made sure that not only our guests had a great time but also the us! The food was incredible, our guests were raving out it! Thank you so much to the AM team, especially Megan Martin for making our wedding a reality and everything we hoped for!!!Sent on 31/07/2021
Ancaster Mill's reply:Sara and Dayne,
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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!