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Cellar 52 is a wedding venue located in St Jacob’s, Ontario. Built in 1852, this renovated lodging hotel provides happy couples with a contemporary yet historic atmosphere to say “I do.” As the owners, Trella and Stephanie are eager to help partners craft a one-of-a-kind joyous occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

With space for up to 165 guests, this location is available for ceremonies and receptions. The building’s indoor event space boasts a bright and airy ambience, with clean white walls serving as a blank canvas for events. Couples can exchange their vows under drop chandeliers and a cozy fireplace for an elegant ceremony. Outside, soon-to-be spouses can tie the knot in a romantic riverside celebration surrounded by lush greenery. For a romantic outdoor reception, the seasonal bar and patio area features dreamy string lights, a wooden bar, wood-burning fireplace and comfortable furniture. This venue can be transformed with floral arrangements, furnishings, and custom floor plans. The on-site get-ready rooms are equipped with wine fridges, vanities, showers, and more, ensuring a comfortable place to prepare before the big day.

Services Offered

The dedicated event managers at Cellar 52 are eager to work closely with happy couples to ensure their vision for their special day becomes a reality. With their packages, they can provide a variety of rentals, including tables, silver Chivari chairs, lounge furniture, altars and arches, aisle markers, and decorative items. These professionals are also happy to supply the necessary food and beverage equipment such as china, flatware, and glassware. The venue’s in-house caterer, Gilt Catering, offers customizable menus and packages for rehearsal dinners and receptions. Couples and their guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, family-style meals, buffets, food stations, and plated dinners. In the back parking lot of the venue, Block 3 Brewing serves a wide spectrum of on-tap beers. Knowledgeable bartenders are pleased to host cash, limited, or open bars and serve a wide spectrum of beverages, including:

  • House beer, wine, and liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • Specialty beer and wine
  • Signature drinks
  • Champagne toasts

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

Describe the style of your venue:


What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle markers

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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


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


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?


Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
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Reviews for Cellar 52

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
34 reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Loretta R. Sent on 17/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Brunch Wedding

We had a beautiful Sunday brunch wedding in early June at Cellar 52. The weather cooperated and we were luckily able to have a riverside ceremony, which I would highly recommend - the setting is beautiful. Our guests loved the idea of a brunch wedding and the Cellar 52 team killed it!

Our coordinator Jenny and the whole team at Cellar was wonderful to work with. Communication was fast and easy, and I really appreciated that they laid out meetings and milestones to confirm all the details of our day. I had a few last minute tweaks and changes and Jenny & the team were so accommodating. The Stella team also provided us with a list of preferred vendors which was amazing, as we didn't know where to start. We went with a few of their suggested vendors (along with the Gilt catering) and couldn't be happier with how everything turned out.
Micaela S. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A helping hand every step of the way

Wow..I am absolutely blown away by the Stella Co. They are so on top of everything and that helped to keep me organized every step of the way- and this is something I tend to struggle with. Piper was my fearless leader. She was always so quick to respond to all of my inquiries, and always did so kindly. The day of ran incredibly smoothly. Cellar 52 is a well oiled machine. I loved that the day of coordinators were so on top of everything. I didn’t have to oversee anything and could just enjoy my day. From the set up to the tear down, everything was perfect. And don’t even get me started on the food….wow. All of my guests could not stop raving about their meals. Thanks Cellar and the Stella Co for bringing our wedding to life and making it the best day ever!
Elizabeth N. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue and helpful staff

We received so many compliments on the venue and they let us walk through it with little notice - when we had to show our florist around - and they provided our coordinator, Piper, and she was so flexible with all our demands and cheerful and kept us stress free!
Andra B. Sent on 18/07/2023
2.2 out of 5 rating

Many Improvements needed

This place started off as very promising - and then once deposits were made, and money was in the hands of the company, the service and flexibility went down significantly.

For one, we were promised that we could have the meat halal at the wedding as that was a must in order for us to choose the venue. A couple of weeks before the wedding and after collecting meal choices - I was told that the halal beef could not be “sourced” or accommodated. Everyone ended up getting chicken by default because no other options were available to guests. This was embarrassing as guests had already chosen their food.

Secondly, THE HEAT! If you plan on getting married here in the summer - or even spring, think twice. Guests were constantly complaining and asking the staff to turn on the AC. However, it never ended up getting cooler. Made for a very very sweaty party. Perhaps if you have a 20 person wedding , this venue would be more suitable. I have genuinely never been to a wedding venue this hot.

What really bothered me, my family, and the bridal party was the absurd attitude the girls who work there have. They will talk down to you consistently - but once you dare say something back their feelings get hurt. Again, just not as professional as we are used to for tje service industry.

Not to mention the food that was taken away from guests (taco bar) while guests were lining up to eat. Again, embarrassing.

On my wedding day, one of the staff members came to my room to ask us to come help unload decor from my car which I had kindly parked right in front of their door. Not something that I expected on the morning of my wedding when we were getting hair and makeup done.

The wedding ended up being beautiful due to our amazing vendors, performances, decor, and the DJ who kept the dance floor moving all night! However , the venue has long ways to go in their organization and service they provide to couples. Nothing was straight forward and even the wedding day felt chaotic as they would constantly lock access to the hotel where the entire wedding party had their stuff.

All in all, the bones are there and the building is beautiful as is the patio. However, there’s much work to be done to match the cost with the service received.
Jessica D. Sent on 22/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day EVER! June 3rd 2023

My husband and I got married here on June 3rd. It was the most perfect day. The day was well organized in advance because of Amanda. She had all the details in our timeline. The day of, all the staff were very helpful and did everything they could to help make the day so perfect! I didn’t have to do anything, which allowed us to just enjoy the day without any stress!! The decor set up was beautiful and the food was amazing!! I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you so much to everyone at Cellar 52. I can’t say enough nice things about this venue. we had an amazing experience! 🤍 I also wanted to add that so many of our guests told us it was a magical day!!! I don’t have my photos back from the photographer yet but here are some cellphone pictures!
Marion A. Sent on 18/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just had my brunch wedding at Cellar 52

We opted for the Sunday brunch package and we’re thrilled with the whole experience. The team were friendly, professional, and I felt in great hands. The venue is STUNNING! The beer is also very excellent. More people should get married in the morning! We loved knowing they had their own in house catering and bartending, and we didn’t have to worry about coordinating with several vendors. It was great to pay one fee and have everything looked after. I also recommend paying for the fresh oysters!
Aimee M. Sent on 24/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It was the most perfect day

We absolutely LOVED our whole experience with Cellar 52!
Our coordinator Amanda was such a sweetheart and even came to the rescue last minute with our name places. 😅🤍
Everything was taken care of which removed so much of the stress for not only myself but my wedding party as well. One of the best parts was just chilling with my people, listening to tunes and eating some delicious foods!
Catherine D. Sent on 10/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Great venue, exceptional service

We had our wedding here in July 2022, and they were wonderful to work with. They were great at helping us plan and organize our day. They were great at communicating throughout the process. On the day of, they set up and dealt with everything, so we could just enjoy getting ready. They made sure we were taken care of all night!
Jessica J. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and exceptional team for an intimate and beautiful wedding!

We choose Cellar52 for our wedding day as the perfect intimate, romantic, and beautiful space. From our first tour with Trella to our final day with our Coordinator Emily running the show, we experienced nothing but kind, professional and attentive service. We loved the option of booking their room suites (Hotel 52) for day-of getting ready and staying in afterwards. The air conditioning in both the hotel and main venue is not nearly as strong as you’d like it for a summer wedding, but even through the sweaty day the team at Cellar52 was amazing! They were professional, the venue was clean and set up properly, our day of coordinator Emily was pleasant and on top of everything and the day was amazing, even despite the fact that it rained! The team is always willing to accommodate requests, including sparkling water and an extra entre with the groom’s meal! We cannot recommend Cellar52 enough for your special day!
Alannah W. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue, Amazing Coordinators & Staff

We just had our wedding at Cellar 52 on June 26, 2022 after having to postpone from 2021. Cellar 52 was absolutely a dream to work with. The girls are so lovely, helpful, organized and accommodating. We felt supported every step of the way and they helped our dream wedding become a reality. From the big things to the tiny personalized details. We chose the riverside package and the ceremony was STUNNING. Our guests had so much fun on the patio cocktail hour and they could not stop raving about the food at the reception (this is not your average wedding food let me tell you!). What we loved is that everything is on site including bridal suites to make the day stress free. Everything went seamlessly the day of because of the amazing coordinators and crew at Cellar 52. 10/10 would recommend Cellar 52 to any future couple looking to get married. Wish we could do this day over and over again!
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Cellar 52 Real Weddings

Heather & Kyle
41 Photos · 01/Sep/2023
Madi & Jason
27 Photos · 11/Aug/2023
Megan & Darren
7 Photos · 22/Jul/2023
Jess & Jeff
24 Photos · 06/Oct/2022
Elle & George
19 Photos · 23/Jun/2022
Lauren & Dan
17 Photos · 06/Sep/2020


Meet the team

Trella and Stephanie
Trella and Stephanie

We are Trella and Stephanie, the friendly faces behind Cellar 52 in St. Jacobs. It has always been a dream of ours to operate our own event venue! We promise to provide you with our expertise and advice every step of the way through your planning process! We didn't end up in the wedding world by chance, it is by choice and success. We are excited to share that with you.

We are two very best friends who love food, wine and travel. We were room mates at Wilfrid Laurier, where we completed our Business degrees together. We always had the drive to work for ourselves & together. We have that once in a lifetime type friendship, you don't find it everywhere and we don't take it for granted.

We gained our experience in this industry from our restaurants but our passion has shifted to catering, weddings and events.

The corporate world really opened up our eyes to creativity and pushing boundaries (thank you, our corporate clients). Companies trusted us to plan, organize and cater some of their most elite events. It was fun and challenging! These perfectly planned and buzz worthy events pushed us to move into the wedding world, and we just fell in love with it. (yes, we fell in love with the love of weddings).

We know your wedding will be one of the best, most important days or your life and it is an honour to be trusted and so closely involved. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and are committed to using our vast experience and attention to detail to curate a day you wont forget. It is our personal mission and company standard to ensure your wedding is everything your ever imagined from your walk down the aisle to the late night dance floor.

We are committed to you, our clients. You are forever family for us, and we can't wait to make your dreams come true.

We love what we do, and we hope that it shows.

Can't wait to meet you,

Trella and Steph


1430 King Street North N0B2N0 St Jacobs (Ontario)
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