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, wooden bar, wood burning fire place 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.
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:
7 Reviews for Cellar 52
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Lauren D. · Married on 06/09/2020
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!!Sent on 08/09/2020
Samantha L. · Married on 25/09/2020
Saying "I Do" at C52 is a dream come true!
When we first came to Cellar52, we had planned 3 different weddings, which thanks to Covid, bankruptcies, etc, never came to fruition. So feeling a little broken and bruised, we met with Kristi and everything changed. Within a few minutes of meeting her and touring the venue, her positive energy started making us really excited again about our wedding and was such a breath of fresh air!! She and the rest of the team at C52 were incredibly accommodating and truly wanted to do everything in their power to make our day as special as it could be. I can't even count the amount of times they had to help us pivot with the ever changing government restrictions, all while never losing their positive attitude. Even when my husband's car broke down on the way to the ceremony (one final obstacle!!), Kristi offered to come pick him up to help him get to the venue on time. Talk about going above and beyond! These gals are the best of the best and will work tirelessly to make your dream wedding come to life!! We can't thank you enough ladies :)Sent on 03/07/2021
Meghan S. · Married on 21/06/2020
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!Sent on 07/04/2021
Starr W. · Married on 13/08/2016
Cellar 52's New Owners
I was excited to learn about the new owners of Cellar 52. Trella and Stephanie planned my daughter's wedding in August 2016. They were very professional but also fun to work with. My daughter had a very strong opinion about what she wanted for her wedding. Trella and Stephanie worked with her on seating, timing, decor, menu and bar and the wedding was exceptional. Every time I see one of my daughter's friends they mention again that the wedding was the one to which all others will long be compared.Sent on 27/04/2020
Zrria R. · Married on 13/08/2016
Stress free wedding
Trella and Stephanie made my wedding day seamless and stress free. They were so responsive and easy to work with. They are caring, professional and really listen to what you want for your wedding. They bring your vision to life.Sent on 24/04/2020
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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