7 Awesome Small Wedding Venues in Hamilton
Thinking of skipping the huge celebration and opting for something a bit more intimate? Here are a few awesome small wedding venues in Hamilton that will fit the bill.
Don’t want to turn your wedding celebration into a massive event with tons of bells and whistles? Well, good news, you don’t have to! In fact, intimate weddings are becoming more and more popular nowadays, so go ahead and start planning a petite soiree. Naturally, one of the first things you’ll have to do is find a dreamy destination. To help you out, we’ve hunted down some truly awesome small wedding venues in Hamilton. From a brewery to a historic coach house to a handful of adorable restaurants, this list has something for everyone.
Here are a few awesome small wedding venues in Hamilton.
Grain & Grit Beer (11 Ewan Road)
If you and your partner are absolutely obsessed with craft beer (who isn’t), Grain & Grit may just be the perfect small wedding venue in Hamilton for you. This petite brewery makes some of the best boozy beverages in the city and is absolutely gorgeous, too. The industrial-chic interior is decked out with, strands of Edison bulb lights, concrete floors, wood furnishings, and, of course, massive brew tanks (which make for an awesome wedding photo backdrop). The space is only large enough to squeeze in about 35 guests, so it really is ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Fairweather Brewing Co. (1 Ofield Road, Unit One)
Fairweather Brewing Co. is another awesome option for all the beer-loving couples out there. Its drinks are blessed with some of the prettiest labels around, so it should come as no surprise that the brewery is super stunning. Its taproom features lots of potted tropical plants and cacti (so you won’t have to splurge on flowers) and looks like an adorable boho-meets-industrial apartment (you know, the kind you’ve always wanted but could never afford). It’s also got a 100-seat mezzanine space that’s set to open soon, so keep your eyes on its social media.
Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (555 Bay Street North)
If you’re on the hunt for a small wedding venue in Hamilton with a rich history and gorgeous waterfront views, you’ll love the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. It’s been around for over 130 years and will give your celebration a touch of nautical flair. If you’re having trouble deciding between an indoor or outdoor wedding venue, don’t stress! You can easily hold your ceremony on its lawns and then bring your reception inside to one of its banquet halls. The design is pretty simple so far as decor is concerned, so you easily can spruce it up to match your dream wedding theme and colour scheme. Its largest space can seat up to 90 people, so don’t make your guest list too long. P.S. If you choose this spot, don’t forget to get a few wedding photos with the boats in the background.
Dundurn Castle (610 York Boulevard)
If you and your partner want to feel like royalty on your wedding day, Dundurn Castle is the obvious choice. It may not be as extravagant as some of the forts you’ll find across the pond, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. It was built in the 1830s and has been preserved by the City of Hamilton, so there’s still a lot of its original decor (hello, built-in vintage wedding theme). It can accommodate up to 72 guests, so you should only be inviting your nearest and dearest.
Aberdeen Tavern (432 Aberdeen Avenue)
Want to tie the knot in a trendy restaurant? Well, Aberdeen Tavern will be right up your alley. The petite eatery is tucked away inside a former bank building and features reclaimed wood accents, white tiled walls, and rich leather furnishings. As for food, you’ll be spoiled with awesome, innovative Canadian dishes, so you won’t have to hunt down your own wedding caterer. It can fit 28 people for a seated event or 40 guests for a standing reception.
The Diplomat (43 King William Street)
The Diplomat is another gorgeous small wedding venue in Hamilton that foodies will be obsessed with. It specializes in global street food, so if you’re looking to create a unique wedding menu, this is the spot to do it. As for style, the interior looks like a hipsters Brooklyn loft but, like, immaculately clean. It has exposed brick and beam work, fresh wood floors, and mid-century modern furniture. It has four spaces to choose from for your celebration: King William’s Corner (which has a capacity of 30 guests for a cocktail reception), Rebecca’s Corner (which has a capacity of 40 guests for a cocktail reception), The East Side (which has a capacity of 50 seated guests or 80 guests for a cocktail reception) and The West Side (which has a capacity of 40 seated guests or 70 guests for a cocktail reception).
The Spice Factory (121 Hughson Street)
If you’ve been lusting after loft-style wedding venues on Pinterest for your entire wedding planning journey up to this point, you’ll love The Spice Factory. The Hughson Street gem boasts gigantic factory-style windows (plenty of natural light for your wedding photos), exposed brick walls, wooden floors, and visible beams and ductwork - basically, everything you could ever want and need in an industrial-chic wedding venue. It has several spaces to choose from, but if you’re hosting a small wedding the patio (which has a capacity of 50 seated guests) and the loft (which has a capacity of 90 seated guests) are your best options.
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