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Last update: February 2024

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

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Event planning
Outside vendors

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Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

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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

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Event planning
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Cake cutting

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Reviews for Ancaster Mill

4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
142 reviews
97% recommend it
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Bethany G. Sent on 14/11/2021
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!
Taylor Sent on 02/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue and Amazing Staff

Ancaster Mill & the Pearle Wedding staff were absolutely incredible to us through our journey. Even through the inevitable hiccups that come with wedding planning they were there every step of the way to help.

Sash in particular was incredible the week of our wedding and behind the scenes on our wedding say to make sure everyone and everything was in order!
Alexa L. Sent on 09/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Pure Winter Wonderland Wedding Bliss!

We had our Winter Wedding at Ancaster Mill in December 2023. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and the food was the best we've ever had! All of our guests are still raving about the meal! Our Special Events Consultant, Jennah, was such a joy to work with. She was accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. The Ancaster Mill does have strict rules when it comes to flexibility (i.e. Bridal Suite access only an hour before, no first looks allowed on the grounds, etc.) which we learned about as we went through the planning process. Our recommendation would be to keep a close relationship with your Events Consultant as they can help to answer questions as they arise. Overall, from the personalized ceremony, to the intimate cocktail hour, to our vibrant dinner party, our day was PERFECT and we would not have changed a thing!
Valentina C. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Day

From the moment we stepped in to Ancaster Mill it was magical. The beautiful gardens, waterfall, gazebo! Everything is set for a wedding of your dreams.
Ancaster Mill is a blend of elegance and warmth and it creates an unforgettable ambiance.
For those seeking an extraordinary celebration- Ancaster Mill is the answer. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful servers that gave us and our guests incredible service during the reception.
We got so lucky to have Jennah & Alayna looking out for us before and during the wedding! They are absolutely incredible and attentive, the day ran so smoothly because of them! Thank you ❤️
Sandra D. Sent on 23/10/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Ancaster Mill Wedding of my Dreams

Im going to keep this short and sweet.
Food, incredible.
Day of coordinators/ Concierge, undeniably amazing and attentive.
Beauty of the grounds/ Chapel etc, unmatched by any location.

If you have the absolute pleasure of Elena being your Day of Coordinator, you will without a doubt have the most special day of your life. She was the most helpful and wonderful staff member that I encountered at the mill and I am so lucky to have had her by my side on my wedding day, this passed weekend. Not to take away from any other fabulous staff at the mill, I just have to say she went above and beyond.
Katie D. Sent on 21/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding

My husband and I got married at the Ancaster Mill in October 2023. We can’t say enough good things about our experience. Wedding planning is very complex, especially if you’re a perfectionist (like me). My contact at the mill was Jennah and she answered dozens of my email questions weekly. She was so efficient, professional and honestly treated me like I was the only bride getting married that year as she always made herself available to help with my many questions. The wedding day was amazing. We’re still receiving rave reviews about how beautiful the venue was, and how incredible the food was. It’s such a special place and we couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else. You’re in good hands if you pick the mill for your big day!
Stephanie A. Sent on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical and everything we dreamed

It was almost 2 years since we booked the Ancaster mill as our venue and the team at the mill was nothing short of amazing. Jennah our special events consultant was incredible at helping me stay on top of tasks and ensuring I had everything we needed for the day. Our maître, Angela and our concierge was Alayna and they were INCREDIBLE on our special day. From fetching shoes and family members for us, we couldn’t ask for a better team.

With no wedding planner, the experience we had with the mill was everything and more than we could have wished for. Thank you all again and I can’t wait to come here for anniversaries and future weddings ❤️
Madison H. Sent on 24/08/2023
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 Sent on 29/06/2023
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. Sent on 22/05/2023
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!
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Ancaster Mill Real Weddings

John & Francesca
30 Photos · 26/Oct/2023
Karen & Matt
82 Photos · 30/Sep/2023
Nicolas & Glodiana
530 Photos · 07/May/2023
Vanessa & Steve
71 Photos · 18/Dec/2022
Alyssa & Somer
17 Photos · 29/Sep/2022
Arsha & Jesse
24 Photos · 11/Sep/2022

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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