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Cellar 52

St Jacobs, Ontario View map
4.7 out of 5 rating 18 reviews
10 to 165 Guests

About

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

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, historic

Style

Classic, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$3,000

Plated Service (per head)

$50

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

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
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
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle markers
Altar/arches
Decor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$1,500

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

No

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$50

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$13

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$37

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
Bartenders
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    Krista Getting married on 01/12/2022
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    An Extremely Unhappy Bride

    Still in the talks with this venue, hoping to come to a resolution. Will update my review if my current situation is solved. But as of right now, they agave scammed me out my money and are refusing to let my wedding happen.
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    Melissa Getting married on 05/11/2022
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    So far, so good!

    We are getting married next year, but Cellar 52 has been a pleasure to work with thus far! I can't wait to work with them in a more personal manner as our date approaches!
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    Jessica J. Married on 04/08/2022
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    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!
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  • Alannah
    Alannah W. Married on 26/06/2022
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    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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    Samantha O. Married on 25/03/2022
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    Wonderful experience

    The amount of care and time the team here puts in to make your day perfect is amazing. We feel so lucky to have found this venue and this team to help us prepare and coordinate our special day. We had no stress on the day of, the communication with our coordinator was fantastic and they were super responsive to anything we needed/wanted. We seriously can't thank them enough!
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    Brittany K. Married on 10/12/2021
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    December Wedding at Cellar 52

    My husband and I got married at Cellar52 in December 2021. We had a great experience overall! The food was amazing, and they have a very friendly and accommodating team to help organize and execute the entire day. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking to book an event. These ladies really take pride in what they do and truly strive to make your day perfect.
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    Gary H. Married on 04/12/2021
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    Highly recommended

    We were very happy with our wedding at Cellar 52. We found all of the staff from planning to execution to be flawless. their attention to the details was great ensuring that nothing was forgotten or missed. We couldn't be happier with the way our day turned out and all of our guests were extremely happy and complimentary. Everybody loved the venue.
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    Jennifer P. Married on 20/08/2021
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    They literally made our day perfect

    We instantly knew when we were looking for a wedding venue that Cellar 52 was the most promising. Cellar 52 got back to us first, offered us a tour immediately, and very generously even gave us a bottle of champagne at the end of our tour as a congratulations gift! We went home right away and got our money together to secure our date. They were the only venue who already had a Covid plan in place and lenient contract terms in the event of a lockdown.

    From having their own catering company, to including staff, tips, plates, tables etc. we loved that we had a full turn-key package with them! Truly leaving it to the experts to take care of us.

    Trella, Stephanie, Kristi, Jenny, and the entire team know exactly what to do to make a couple feel valued. Never had they missed an email or forgotten a detail. You can see how passionate and positive the whole team vibe is by their work ethic and zest!

    We felt so loved and taken care of on our day, and every other couple we’ve talked to who got married there has said the same.

    Literally the whole day went off without a hitch. Everyone had us covered where we didn’t even realize we needed them!
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    Lauren D. Married on 06/09/2020
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    Wonderful Wedding Venue!

    My husband and I got married at Cellar 52 on Sunday September 6th, 2020. The owners of Cellar 52, Trella and Stephanie, were so incredibly helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process, and on the big day they were there to help every step of the way. The were professional and quick to respond to emails or phone calls. The venue itself is stunning! The groom and bridal suite upstairs are gorgeous and it is so convenient to be able to get ready at your wedding location. We got married by the grand river just behind the venue and it made for such a romantic setting. We had our first dance on the beautiful, lit patio and our guests raved about how lovely it was. 5 stars all the way!!
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    Meghan S. Married on 21/06/2020
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    A small, intimate wedding at Cellar 52 is what dreams are made of.

    Not only is the venue stunning, Trella and Stephanie at Cellar 52 are phenomenal. Due to COVID and a previously cancelled wedding due to the lockdown with another venue, we decided to get married with 1 months notice. Working with Trella and Stephanie was easy, efficient and made the wedding planning process so much easier! One of the things I loved most about the planning process was how solution oriented they are and flexible. For example, with less than 48 hours to our wedding day, night-time temperatures were looking very cold, as a result we wanted to make a significant time change to shift the entire event ahead 4 hours to make it a day-time wedding and celebration - they were able to accommodate this request seamlessly and even went above and beyond by adding mimosas and caesars to the bar to really play into the day-time event vibe!

    Trella and Stephanie also made sure our day was absolutely perfect. Trella and Kristi made sure to check on both my husband and I throughout the day, ensuring we had fresh, hot food and topped up beverages, not to mention, taking exceptional care of our grandparents all night. They were also extremely accommodating to those with dietary restrictions.

    The food was also amazing. We decided to do food stations but due to COVID, Stephanie and Trella suggested doing individual servings for each station, including charcuterie cones - this was a huge hit. The timing of the food stations was done flawlessly and they even made some on the fly adjustments on when food was coming out to work around the speeches. Our friends and family are still complimenting us on how amazing the venue, food and service was.

    Finally, there were so many AMAZING locations to take pictures both inside and outside around Cellar 52. Cellar 52 is a beautiful venue space!

    The staff at Cellar 52 took care of everything, allowing us and our family and friends to completely immerse ourselves in enjoying the day. We are so appreciative to Cellar 52 and their staff for giving us a magical day we will never forget! We highly recommend hosting your wedding at Cellar 52 - you will not be disappointed!

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Meet the Team

Trella and Stephanie
Trella and Stephanie
Owners

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

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