Weddings

Calamus Estate Winery

Jordan Station, Ontario View map

About

25 to 150 Guests

If you are planning to tie the knot at a breath-taking venue, look no further! Calamus Estate Winery 1800's Barn Winery, which sits on top of the Niagara Escarpment, is a stunning wedding venue. Located adjacent to Upper Falls at Balls Falls, with 18-mile creek flowing through the vineyards, the property offers plenty of photo opportunities and experiences like no other. Calamus Estate is a perfect location that provides exciting event services, experiences and beautiful locations for photos in the gardens, the waterfall, and one of their 3 bridges over 18-mile creek, or the vineyard backdrop.

Facilities and capacity

Calamus Estate Winery features the 350 Barrel Cellar, The Upper Barn loft, which can seat up to 50 people, is ideal for a more intimate function. A grand wedding reception can be held in our large open concept barn which can hold up to 150 guests. The venue space, surrounded by gardens, waterfall and offering great views of the vineyard from the three-level patio. Calamus is a unique venue like no other; with its 360 Observatory, Bonfire with smores station, lawn games and that is just to name a few.

When you book your special day at Calamus it is 100% yours, no other events will be taking place!

What is better than an icewine Smores at the end of a perfect day?

What is often mistaken for a silo on the side of their barn, is in fact their Chronos Observatory. Inside the observatory is a deep space telescope capable of viewing interstellar bodies in significant detail. Your guests will be offered a viewing as well as some great cigars & scotch!

Yes, we are still booking weddings with Covid-19 practicing social distancing while conducting tours. Please reach out & we would be happy to set up a consultation!

Please note Calamus holds weddings in their Open Concept Barn between May-November 1st. They have set minimums of 95ppl for Friday's, 100ppl for Saturday's & 50pp for Sunday's.

Pricing for the all-inclusive package between May-November starts at $249/pp. Currently booking for 2021, 2022 & 2023 dates. 2021 & 2022 dates are very limited please inquire ASAP to find out availability.

Services offered

Feastivities Events and Catering is the exclusive caterers for Calamus Estate Winery. The catering service includes choice of a BBQ buffet, Family-style or Plated meal (4 courses), artisanal cheese board or butlered hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour, late-night pizza, fruits and a live campfire smores station. The wedding package will offer a wide range of services, such as:

Their pricing is all-inclusive with no hidden fees....venue fee, ceremony fee, tax, service charge 4-course dinner, bar, music all included in one price and no corkage fees on the wine!

A few important details they also offer:

  • Event planning
  • DJ with lighting
  • Linen napkin
  • Event rentals
  • Table China and glassware, silverware
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up / clean up

You enjoy your special day and let us do all the work!

Check out our website, Facebook, and Instagram for more recent photos.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, farm, historic, loft, winery

Style

Country, garden, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Plated Service (per head)

$189

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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
French service
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
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair access

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

No

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Transportation
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$189

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$199

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
Rated
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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer D. Married on 09/08/2019
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    Calamus Estate winery

    From start to finish this vendor was exceptional. They helped us make our dreams come true with a rustic, romantic, setting. The food, lawn games and service was amazing and the wines are some of the best we have ever had!
  • Jordan
    Jordan P. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Beautiful venue

    We have just recently book this as our venue. The staff was very supportive and very prompt when answering my questions. It is such a beautiful venue right in the middle of the vineyard with a walking tour absolutely stunning. Also recent construction and future design is stunning.
  • Nicole
    Nicole G. Married on 07/09/2019
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    Magical wedding Venue

    My pictures don’t do it justice. The staff at Calamus were so friendly and accommodating, they added so many nice touches, the food was amazing and customized to our preference, they were great with food allergies, and the experience was very unique. We had star gazing, a wine tour, and a bonfire with ice wine smores. There were many great spots nearby for pictures, they had back up plans for cold/wet weather and made sure the wedding party was well taken care of (made sure our food was always hot if we had to leave for pictures or to chat with guests etc. The bar was well stocked and they provided the favours and DJ. I cannot express how magical our wedding day felt thanks to the staff at Calamus.
  • Melissa
    Melissa Married on 07/06/2019
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    Lovely Wedding Venue

    We had an amazing wedding at Calamus Winery in early June. The setting and the food were amazing and the on-site staff were very helpful. I would definitely recommend the location. There was a lack of attention to detail with the planning staff though, so if this is going to be your venue you definitely need to double check everything to ensure you get what you requested.
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    Alison S. Married on 23/06/2021
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    The best venue & staff!

    We got married here in July and it was a wonderful experience. Makayla and Peter did everything they could to make our day special and stress free. DJ Ryen was great fun to work with. All the wait staff and bartenders went above and beyond to make sure everyone was served. The food was one of the best wedding meals we have had, and our guests raved about it. The pie bar was delicious. The property and gardens were beautiful. We had our reception in the barn, which was perfect for a summer night. It really only needed minimal decorations, with the nice views of the vineyard, the twinkle lights and the wine barrels. We rented the Jordan Manor from Peter as well, which was a great place to get ready with the bridal party before.

    We could not have chosen a better venue to get married at or better people to work with!
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    Chanel K. Married on 29/08/2020
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    Beautiful, great food, unorganized

    Pros:
    -beautiful winery with great covered patio for dinner reception. This was a perfect option during covid. Also good for adverse weather
    - food was absolutely amazing. Not your boring/plain wedding food. Something for everyone. Everything from salad to dessert
    - staff were very friendly, attentive, helpful, fun!
    - Makayla the wedding organizer was approachable and helped with flow on day of Rehersal and wedding day. Calamus was very attentive to the reopening stages of Ontario and let me adjust as we moved into stage 3. Contact mostly over email with responses usually within 2 days. Harder to get hold of over phone.
    Cons:
    - they are festivities which is a well established and highly rated/recommended wedding company but they certainly did not seem experienced in hosting weddings at their own venue.
    - Unorganized from the start. Because I had to plan everything in under 2months. I made sure to triple check timeline of ceremony and dinner. It was in evening and I wanted it to be as early as possible. Not the biggest deal but after invites were finally out I was told I can move up ceremony by half hour but it was too late. Appeared to just be miscommunication between owner and wedding planner. Much more disruptive to overall wedding was set up for day of. I confirmed decor set up time multiple times. And on day of when family/friends showed up to set up were told they cannot set up for another 2.5 hours leaving them with only 2 hours of set up time prior to wedding and my parents lugging decor up stairs to a storage area. Left them with little time to get ready themselves for the wedding which had I known this I would've hired a decorator to set up.
    Our wedding day also had severe winds which is at no fault to venue ofcourse. But a reason I felt comfortable booking this "outdoor" venue was that they had siding for the patio incase of adverse weather. All my decor was flying off the tables and breaking (thank goodness i had plenty of extra) so my people asked to have the sides up until time of wedding. The response was that they were unable to due to not having the weights for draping ready/available? Wine glasses were not washed and ready, which also set back the setting up as I used these for my seating chart (which they were made aware of early)
    - Lack of attention to detail...I had made it clear I had my own sweetheart table and provided measurements to make sure it will fit. I showed up to a completely different table and a table cloth on it that I had not chosen and completely ruined the vision I had.
    Two wine barrels were put beside the sweatheart table for dinner service with no clear spot for speaches so the microphone was put on other side of a barrel so we could barely see speakers. This was extremely unacceptable as speaches at a wedding are directed at the bride and groom, I had to make them move these barrels and was able to solve the solution but unfortunately this had to happen infront of all my guests who were seated for dinner. A chair was left against the arch during my ceremony which was meant for the signing table so will unfortunately be in all my ceremony pictures now.
    Also, due to their busy schedule we were unable to meet with them the weeks before the wedding where we could've done a walk through of maybe some of these decor details.
    - Food flavor was the best I could've asked for, only downfall was that we got the family style ravioli for our pasta course (which tastes amazing btw) however the portions given to tables resulted in two small raviolis/person. Although this is an app round it is not a reasonable portion and when some guests asked for more there was some pushback from staff.
    Dessert we had chosen three different kinds of deserts described as coming out on shooters (commonly found in restaurants). Although these tasted great, the presentation was horrible. I didn't except fancy but they were served in plastic portion cups (that are used in kitchen prep)

    Overall, we had an amazing day due to a beautiful winery backdrop, friendly helpful staff, and great tasting food. I would most certainly recommend this venue. Hope these details help others to alleviate the misshaps that was too late for me to change!

Awards

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Meet the Team

Makayla Van Helsdingen
Makayla Van Helsdingen
Event Planner

Makayla is now a third generation event planner offering a wealth experience to your special day. Planning a special barn wedding or intimate barn loft wedding, I look forward to making all your wedding dreams come true.

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