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Calamus Estate Winery: Your Premier Wedding Venue in Jordan Station, Ontario

Nestled atop the breathtaking Niagara Escarpment, Calamus Estate Winery stands as a picturesque wedding venue in Jordan Station, Ontario. With its stunning reception barn, built in 2018, and its idyllic location adjacent to the Upper Falls at Balls Falls, this estate offers an unforgettable setting for your special day.

About Us:

Calamus Estate Winery is not just a venue; it's an experience. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the 18-mile creek flowing through the vineyards, our property offers countless photo opportunities and unique experiences that will make your wedding day truly extraordinary.

Facilities and Capacity:

Our venue boasts two distinct event spaces to suit your preferences. The Upper Barn loft, with its intimate atmosphere, is perfect for smaller gatherings of up to 50 guests. For larger celebrations of up to 150 guests, our grand reception barn provides a spacious and elegant setting that is open-concept but has glass doors to enclose the space when needed that offers breathtaking views of our gardens, waterfall, and vineyards, ensuring unforgettable moments no matter where you're seated.

All-Inclusive Packages:

We believe in making your wedding planning process as seamless as possible. That's why we offer both all-inclusive and customizable packages to suit your needs. Our Stargazing all-inclusive package covers everything from venue to a sumptuous four-course dinner, 3-bars, favours, DJ and more. Including all venue fee's, service charges, HST so no hidden fees whatsoever! Plus, enjoy the convenience of no corkage fees on our exquisite wines!

Unique Amenities:

At Calamus, we go above and beyond to make your wedding day truly special. From our 360 Observatory, where you can marvel at the stars with an astronomer, to our bonfire with s'mores favors and lawn games, we offer unique touches that will delight you and your guests.

Additional Details:

  • Event planning services to guide you every step of the way.
  • Complimentary wine tasting for all your guests.
  • Professional DJ services with customizable lighting.
  • Multiple ceremony sites to choose from, including a picturesque arch
  • Harvest tables.
  • Elegant tableware, linen napkins, and table runners
  • Flexibility to bring in outside vendors of your choice.
  • Set up and clean up services for a stress-free experience.
  • Wedding favors to thank your guests for joining your celebration.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine toast.
  • Indulge in our Scotch & Cigar Bar for a touch of sophistication.

Visit our website at to explore all that Calamus Estate Winery has to offer and start planning your dream wedding today.

At Calamus, we're dedicated to creating unforgettable moments that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

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?

Covered outdoor
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
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
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
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment

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?


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


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?


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

Cake cutting

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
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Reviews for Calamus Estate Winery

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
22 reviews
97% recommend it
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Sara F. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing amazing amazing!

Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. It was not only LGBTQ+ friendly but also incredibly family-oriented, creating an atmosphere of love and acceptance that made our special day even more meaningful.

The food at our wedding was absolutely amazing, and our guests couldn't stop raving about it. The culinary team exceeded our expectations, and every dish was a culinary masterpiece.

Makayla, the host of our event, is simply the most amazing human ever. She went above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect and made us feel incredibly special. Her warmth and attention to detail made our wedding day unforgettable.

In the end, our wedding was a dream come true, filled with love, joy, and the support of our friends and family. We're so grateful for the incredible experience we had, and we couldn't have asked for a better celebration of our love.

Sara & Lianna Sanelli
Slava K. Sent on 06/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible wedding venue! June 2024 Wedding

My husband and I recently got married at Calamus on June 28, 2024. We were absolutely thrilled with how our evening turned out, and our guests couldn't stop raving about the amazing venue. We are incredibly grateful for all the help from Makayla and the Calamus staff, from the start of our wedding planning to the very end. They answered all our questions promptly.

The Calamus package truly has everything you need! Everyone loved the dinner, the scotch and cigar bar, the outdoor games, the bonfire, and the observatory. Working with 905DJCO, included in our package, was fantastic—they kept the evening lively with great music.

Thank you, Calamus, for making our day unforgettable!
Marsella Sent on 26/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

September 2023

We got married in September 2023 at Calamus and it was the most perfect day!! We booked our date a couple of years before and working with Makayla, Peter, and team from the beginning was a dream. They are incredibly responsive, professional, accommodating, reassuring, and friendly. They are a full service venue that really takes care of it all, and their packages are straightforward with no hidden fees. We wanted to make sure our day was stress-free, and that's exactly what it was! We were in great hands leading up to the day and on the day of. The staff were all organized, professional, and kind. The food was incredible (the tasting experience before hand was so awesome!). Our guests were raving about the whole experience! We loved that there were activities for our guests to take part in besides dancing. The grounds of Calamus are beautifully kept and need no additional decor. Staring out into the vineyard was magical. We really can't begin to thank Calamus enough for the incredible attention and service they provided for us. We would do the day over again 100 times if we could - it was so special. Thank you Makayla, Peter, and team!!

Photo credit: Lauren Valvasori
Emily K. Sent on 13/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

September 2023 wedding

We are so happy with our decision to get married at Calamus! What an absolutely fun venue. Besides the gorgeous location, amazing hospitality, and fantastic food, there were so many fun activities that kept our guests entertained and made so many beautiful memories. A lot of the extras included in the wedding package are so unique, like being able to see the stars in their observatory, a cigar bar, and being driven around in a side-by-side to get to different locations for our photos. It was all around such a fantastic and fun day with so much to take in, and so much to enjoy. Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had. Our wedding coordinator Makayla was wonderful and made everything stress-free on the day of the wedding. Thank you to the whole team at Calamus!
Madeline W. Sent on 03/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Venue!!

Makayla and the Van-Helsdingen family go above and beyond to make your wedding day incredible! The website does not do the venue justice. The place is beautiful and the staff are very kind. This place is a one stop shop and all the extra adds in that are included in the total price, add great value and save you money in the long run.
Sasha S. Sent on 01/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wow, what an amazing venue!!!

Highly highly recommend!! Makayla with Calamus is a Gem! She helped us make our wedding dreams come true. Honestly, for the price you get so much and it's all super personal. Calamus makes you feel like family and planning is a breeze, no stress. If I could get married again I would do so at Calamus.
Leah D. Sent on 02/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

Where do we even begin? Calamus is an absolutely beautiful venue that offers more than you can imagine. From day one of meeting with Makayla, Calamus knocked it out of the park. Makayla walked us through all of our options/choices (for food, activities etc.) and toured us around the winery. She is extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions we had from day one. Peter was also amazing to work with as he hosted our rehearsal. He is very friendly and made everyone feel like family. On our actual wedding day, everything was flawless! The timing of entrances, food and music (905 DJ Co) was awesome and appreciated by everyone. If you are looking into booking a wedding with Calamus, we promise that you will not be disappointed.

Leah & Chris
Steve A. Sent on 14/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

What a beautiful venue

The winery is stunning and has different areas to hang out throughout the night - our guests loved it! The food is top notch and the staff was great to work with and made planning easy.
Stefania R. Sent on 29/03/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

A beautiful and memorable location for a semi-outdoors summer wedding

Calamus is a wonderful venue in a beautiful location, and with complementary features (campfire, whiskey & cigar station, and star-gazing observatory!) which make it uniquely memorable. Their barn space, open to the vinyards along one wall, is the perfect mix of open and sheltered. Their partner vendors, the catering and DJ service, provided delicious food and top-notch music choices. On the day of, Mykaila and the rest of the Calamus team kept everything going smoothly so we didn't have to worry about any details ourselves. I've heard that some people find themselves too busy to enjoy their own wedding, but we were able to enjoy our perfect summer wedding to the fullest.

There were a couple hiccoughs in the planning process that left us a bit more stressed than we needed to be. An initial miscommunication about the capacity of the venue left us worried for a time about how to fit everyone, though in the end Calamus accommodated our very specific requests for table arrangements without issue. We were also slightly disappointed with the initial tasting from the caterers, but when we expressed this to Mykaila she collected our feedback and arranged a second tasting for us. The food at the second tasting (and the final event) was excellent, and exactly what we wanted.
Beth D. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams at Calamus

We started our wedding planning journey in spring 2021 - Calamus was the first venue we visited and we instantly fell in love! The venue coordinator Makalya is responsive, thoughtful, proactive and organized - and just a really nice human! She made sure we were in the right place at the right time so we could focus on enjoying the moment. The staff were so pleasant and gave amazing service to us and our guests. The "all inclusive" package had everything we wanted - and even more - with special touches that our guests loved. Our guests raved about the food, which was hot and plentiful! The lawn games, ice wine smore favours, and cigar/scotch station were amazing. Adam from the 905DJ Co, which Calamus partners with, had amazing energy and knew exactly our taste in music. The setting was lush and green and the whole day just rolled smoothly. Thank you so much Makayla and Calamus for going above and beyond to make our wedding unforgettable! We will be back to visit soon!
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Calamus Estate Winery Real Weddings

Meaghan & Emerson
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Jason & Tihana
17 Photos · 28/Sep/2019

Meet the team

Makayla Van Helsdingen
Makayla Van Helsdingen
Sales & Event Coordination Manager

At Calamus we want your special day to be memorable! We are proud you deal directly with an owner as your event planner for your big day! Makayla has completed weddings at various Niagara wineries for over 15 years, earning her way to become Calamus’s Sales & Event Coordination Manager. Makayla’s passion is ensuring couples have the wedding they dreamed of without worry! We’ve created an extensive all-inclusive package at Calamus, covering many important vendors within the package as well as including one-of-a-kind experiences for your guests. As Makayla truly believes the less you have to worry about for your wedding the better! It is very important to us that not only you both but all of your guests have that amazing Calamus experience on your wedding day! Since 2018, Makayla manages a professional wedding team as well as works with some fantastic vendors. Makayla and her team would be happy to assist in the planning of your wedding day!


3100 Glen Road L0R 1S0 Jordan Station (Ontario)
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