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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

$750

Plated Service (per head)

$135

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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 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!

    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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    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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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    Maja M. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Absolutely Magical

    Ancaster Mill was fantastic, as it included the ceremony, officiant, photo opportunity on the compound, reception space, dinner and dancing. Ancaster was very accommodating to our requests and our inquiries. They were prompt in responding to email and the day-of consisted of three people who were on site, on call, and on point! Thank you so much to Candace and crew for executing our day so seamlessly! The food was phenomenal, the wine was great (we had to upgrade a little to make it so), and the atmosphere was just perfect. All of the staff did a fantastic job and I would definitely recommend. We didn't have a single issue!! NOT ONE!
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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!

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Michelle and Bryan!

    Where do we even begin, this review has made our day and we thank you so much from our entire team here at Ancaster Mill.

    It was our pleasure to host you and know with certainty that the memories created on this day will fuel a lifetime of happiness together!

    Sincerely,

    Nycole and the Ancaster Mill Team
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    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.

    Ancaster Mill's reply:

    Hello Gabrielle and Brandon,

    We were so thrilled to see your review - we agree that it was fate for you to choose to host your day with us! It was so lovely working with you to create this dream occasion for your friends and families. Please come visit us again soon and drop by the Special Events Office to see Megan!

    Sincerely,

    Ancaster Mill Team

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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!

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