So you just got engaged - congrats! Now it's time to pick the perfect venue for your Wedding in Hamilton. Where to start!? Here! The following list breaks down my top picks for wedding venues in Hamilton, Ontario. Each venue has been listed under a specific category so you can easily find information on the types of venues you are interested in!


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Top Barn Wedding Venues in Hamilton, OntariO


Do you love those warm, rustic vibes - me too! Here is a list of the best venues in Hamilton and the surrounding area to have a Barn Wedding.

1) Earth To Table Farm


Earth to Table Farm is the perfect venue for couples dreaming of a rustic chic wedding. Located on 97 acres of beautiful farmland in Flamborough, this venue has everything you could ever dream of in a barn wedding. Breathtaking views to create a perfect backdrop for your photos, an absolutely stunning, spacious barn interior for your reception, and plenty of open outdoor space for friends and family to enjoy. Earth to Table Farm is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding venue that is sure to create a memorable day for you and all your guests. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Earth to Table Farm page.

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Glen Drummond Farm is a dreamy, rustic ranch styled venue perched on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the Dundas Valley in Ontario, Canada. The family-run farm radiates intimacy and authenticity with its proud history, century-old farmhouse, and rolling fields. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Glen Drummond Farm post.

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3) Knollwood Golf and Country Club


Knollwood is a beautiful Ancaster countryside Golf and Country Club with several spectacular venues - all of which have a rustic charm and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Knollwood's venues are perfect for couples dreaming of a rustic barn wedding with modern amenities, or an outdoor wedding sheltered by a marquis tent under the stars surrounded by nature. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Knollwood Golf and Country Club page.

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4) Ball's Falls


Ball’s Falls is a Conservation Area nestled along the scenic Niagara Escarpment. The site features absolutely unforgettable backdrops with magnificent waterfalls, picturesque hiking trails, and a historical village from the 1800s. Whether you seek natural wedded bliss, intimate vows, rustic elegance, or high-style and sophistication, Balls falls has the space for you. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Ball's Falls page.

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5) Puddicombe Estate


Puddicombe Estate is a winery and country farm located on the Niagara Escapement. It's the perfect spot for couples looking for something that is casual yet elegant. Puddicombe offers rustic, vintage, classic, and contemporary settings to accommodate every couple's needs. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Puddicombe Estate page.

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TOP HISTORIC WEDDING VENUES IN HAMILTOn, Ontario


Dating all the way back to the 18th century, Hamilton Ontario has a rich history! And there are plenty of amazing buildings to show for it! Here is the list of some of my top picks, including Hamilton's Mansions, Mills, and Estates.

1) Ancaster Mill


One of my all-time favorite venues, Ancaster Mill is a rustic, all in one wedding destination, with timeless architecture and stunning natural backdrops. With beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, actual waterfalls, multiple locations for both ceremonies and receptions, and premium planning services – Ancaster Mill paves the way for a perfect, seamless wedding day. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Ancaster Mill page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

2) Liuna Station


LIUNA Station is a luxurious banquet hall in the heart of downtown Hamilton. With a long history, this site offers the elegance and grandeur of years gone by. If you’re looking to create an unforgettable evening for you and your guests featuring a first-class experience and fine food – LIUNA Station is the venue for you. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our LUINA Station page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

3) Dundurn Castle


Let’s be real - there is nothing more romantic than a wedding ceremony at a castle. Well, I am here to tell you that Hamilton has a castle of its very own! Dundurn Castle is a historic Italianate-style neoclassical mansion featuring a large villa, gardens, grounds, and a spectacular view of Lake Ontario. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Dundurn Castle page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

4) The Edgewater Manor


The Edgewater Manor is a stunning, rustic mansion wedding venue located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Originally built in 1920 as a private “castle”, Edgewater Manor is now one of the finest restaurants in Southern Ontario. From luxurious lakeside mansions to countryside estates, extensive grounds featuring waterfalls and gazebos, to rustic lodges; whatever the size of your wedding, The Edgewater Manor has you covered. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Edgewater Manor page.

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5) Springer Estate


Situated in five acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds in Burlington Ontario, the Springer Estate is the perfect venue for a wedding with a historic flair. Built in 1835, the Springer Estate has over 182 years of history distilled within its walls. Plus, with the ability to accommodate groups from 85 to 200, the Springer Estate provides a degree of flexibility and convenience that is unique in every possible way. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Springer Estate page.

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TOP Waterfront WEDDING VENUES IN HAMILTON, Ontario


If there is one feature from Hamilton that really stands out it's the Waterfront! With Lake Ontario being so close, water is an essential part of the city. That being said they're a bunch of amazing locations in the Hamilton and Burlington area for stunning weddings along the waterside.

1) Spencer’s at the Waterfront


For couples seeking a modern wedding venue with amazing views of the waterside, Spencer's at the Waterfront is the perfect venue. Located on the Burlington lakefront, Spencer’s at the Waterfront offers breathtaking views and fabulous food. From the glass-walled dining room, or via the heated patio that overlooks a tranquil reflection pond, guests will enjoy a unique and serene experience to make your wedding day have a lasting impact. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Spencer's at the Waterfront page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

2) The Lakeview by Carmen’s


The Lakeview By Carmen's is a charming lakefront wedding venue set against the tranquil shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of Confederation Park outside the city of Hamilton. The airy, second-floor ballroom features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood flooring, French doors leading to a private balcony, and an adjoined cocktail reception space. With its intimate ambiance and beach location, The Lakeview is truly Hamilton’s hidden gem. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Lakeview by Carmen's page.

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3) LaSalle Banquet Centre


The LaSalle Banquet Center and surrounding parklands is one of the area’s most beautiful wedding venues. Open year-round and located on a picturesque setting overlooking Lake Ontario, the stage is set for a truly magical dream wedding experience for you and your guests. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our LaSalle Banquet Center page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

4) Marquis Gardens Burlington


The Marquis Gardens on the Waterfront in Burlington is a picturesque facility overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario located in the Waterfront Hotel at Lakeshore and Brant Street in Burlington Ontario. This banquet hall is perfect for any couple seeking all-inclusive wedding packages and a venue with a stunning lakeshore view. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Marquis Gardens page.

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5) Burlington Golf & Country Club


Burlington Golf and Country Club is a waterfront banquet hall that overlooks the Burlington Bay. Whether you envision an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony by the water, a romantic winter setting, or an elegant evening in the award-winning clubhouse ballroom, Burlington Golf & Country Club is the perfect setting. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Burlington Golf and Country Club page.

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TOP Unique WEDDING VENUES IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO


Want to do something different? Stand out from the rest? Well, these are the spots for you! Below is a list of wedding venues that really stood out to me as different!

1) The Cotton Factory


Dreaming of a moody, industrial space for your wedding? Beautiful exposed brick, large open spaces with rustic interiors, and vintage vibes and elements? Well, as one of the most unique wedding venues in the area, The Cotton Factory offers just that. Located in the heart of lower Hamilton, this historic textile mill offers a space for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Cotton Factory Page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

2) The Art Gallery of Hamilton


The Art Gallery of Hamilton provides a breathtaking backdrop that will make your wedding an unforgettable experience. Newly renovated in 2005, the Gallery boasts a creative, contemporary atmosphere perfect for any couple looking to host a modern styled wedding. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Art Gallery of Hamilton page.

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3) Royal Botanical Gardens


The Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and makes for a gorgeous wedding venue for both receptions and ceremonies. If you value the outdoors and nature these stunning gardens should be on your list! With plenty of spots for spectacular photo opportunities and breathtaking nature for all your guests to enjoy, the RBG is sure to be the wedding venue of your dreams! To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Royal Botanical Gardens page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

4) The Spice Factory


Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, built in 1889 and restored in 2016, the Spice Factory is a unique urban landmark perfect for couples looking for an industrial wedding. The three floors of expansive great halls and exposed brick, make for an amazing choice for a wedding ceremony and reception with a historic flair. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Spice Factory page.

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5) Westfield Heritage Village


Westfield Heritage Village is one of the most fascinating wedding destinations in Ontario. Composed of a stunning collection of over 35 historical buildings carefully restored to capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture, the village offers excellent opportunities for unique and rustic outdoor photographs. To learn more about this venue and the spaces available visit our Westfield Heritage Village page.

Photo: Geoff Shaw Photography

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