Weddings

The City of Hamilton owns and operates nationally renowned cultural sites. You can choose one of these unique settings for your wedding reception and/or ceremony.

Indoor wedding venues

The Ancaster Old Township Hall was built in 1870 and is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster. It is complete with stage, hardwood floor and arched windows with a high ceiling.

Features include:

  • 1870's town hall
  • Space for up to 90 seated guests seated banquet style or room for up to 115 guests seated theatre-style
  • Outdoor gazebo for wedding ceremonies
  • Full kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from Highway 403
  • Fully accessible

Room Rental Rates

A $535 ($473.45 + HST) fee in addition to the regular rental rate applies to any rental involving alcohol consumption.

Half Day
8 am to 12 noon or 1 to 5 pm
Full Day
9 am to 5 pm
Evening
After 6 pm up to 1 am
$250 $350 $350

Room Capacities

Banquet Theatre-style
(tables not available)
Reception
(includes head table)
Boardroom
90 120 90 40

For bookings and information contact:

Ancaster Old Town Hall
310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca 

This magnificent Victorian venue is sure to impress your guests.

Features include:

  • Unique 1870's coach house
  • Space for up to 88 guests seated banquet style
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from Highway 403
  • Fully accessible

Room Rental Rates

A $535 ($473.45 + HST) fee in addition to the regular rental rate applies to any rental involving alcohol consumption. Clients are responsible for providing their own catering services.

Half Day
Up to 4 hours between 9 am and 5 pm
Full Day
9 am to 5 pm
Evening
5 pm up to 1 am
$350 without photography permit
$450 with photography permit

$450 without photography permit
$550 with photography permit

$700

Room Capacities

Banquet Theatre-style
(tables not available)
Reception
(includes head table)
Boardroom
80 120 72 40

For bookings and information contact:

Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca

The Cellar is set among an expansive rural landscape in Battlefield Park. It has beautiful early 19th-century décor, beamed ceiling and natural light. This little piece of the country at the gateway to Stoney Creek provides an exceptional setting for your wedding reception.

Features include:

  • Exquisite 1830's decor
  • Space for up to 70 guests seated banquet style
  • Kitchenette
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from the QEW
  • Fully accessible

Room Rental Rates

A $535 ($473.45 + HST) fee in addition to the regular rental rate applies to any rental involving alcohol consumption. Clients are responsible for providing their own catering services.

Half Day
Maximum 4 hours until 5 pm
Full Day
Maximum 8 hours until 5 pm
Evening
5 pm until 12 midnight
$250 $350 $500

Room Capacities

Banquet Theatre-style
(tables not available)
Reception
(includes head table)
Boardroom
70 100 40 40

For bookings and information contact:

Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca

The Stable at Whitehern Historic House is a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city. The Stable exudes the tranquil charm of a quaint country cottage complete with dark-stained wood and original limestone walls.

Features include:

  • 1850's cottage-style retreat
  • Space for up to 40 guests seated theatre style
  • Downtown location behind City Hall
  • Overlooking beautiful historic gardens

Room Rental Rates

A $535 ($473.45 + HST) fee in addition to the regular rental rate applies to any rental involving alcohol consumption. Clients are responsible for providing their own catering services.

Daytime
Up to 4 hours between 9 am and 5 pm
Evening
After 5 pm up to 10 pm
$275 $300

Room Capacities

Banquet Theatre-style Reception Boardroom
n/a 40 n/a 24

For bookings and information contact:

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca

This impressive brick and concrete venue has a unique industrial vibe.

Features include:

  • 1913 Electric Pump-House 
  • Space for up to 100 guests seated banquet style
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from QEW
  • Fully accessible

Room Rental Rates

A $535 ($473.45 + HST) fee in addition to the regular rental rate applies to any rental involving alcohol consumption.

Half Day
8 am to 12 noon or 1 to 5 pm
Full Day
9 am to 5 pm
Evening
After 6 pm up to 1 am
$350
$450 with photographic permit
$450
$550 with photographic permit
$500

Room Capacities

Banquet Theatre-style Boardroom
100 60 40

For bookings and information contact:

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Location: 900 Woodward Avenue (at the QEW), Hamilton Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

 

Outdoor wedding ceremony venues

The Ancaster Old Township Hall was built in 1870 and is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster. It is complete with stage, hardwood floor and arched windows with a high ceiling.

Rental Rates

Ancaster Old Town Hall Grounds and Gazebo
$370

For bookings and information contact:

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca

Battlefield Park is nestled under the Niagara escarpment with its acres of forest, parkland and heritage gardens. You can choose this breathtaking Stoney Creek landmark for your wedding ceremony. A sheltered pavilion with kitchenette, two early-nineteenth-century homes, a small creek that meanders through the park and a magnificent stone monument create the perfect setting as you exchange your wedding vows.

Features include:

  • Tranquil setting
  • Picnic table seating for up to 100 guests
  • Kitchenette

Rental Rates

Battlefield Pavilion Battlefield Pavilion
(with use of kitchenette)
Battlefield Park
$91 $122 $377

For bookings and information contact:

Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca

Dundurn National Historic Site is a beautifully romantic setting for your wedding ceremony. Say your vows under a canopy of maple trees overlooking Burlington Bay, with the magnificent Italianate architecture of Dundurn Castle in the background. You can also move your ceremony indoors: Dundurn's classical cockpit, crowned by a cupola, could become your chapel for the day.

Features include:

  • A scenic setting
  • Free parking
  • Activities on-site

Rental Rates

Maplewalk  Dundurn's Cockpit
$581 for half day rental
Up to 4 hours between 9am and 5pm
$581 for half day rental
Up to 4 hours between 9am and 5pm

For bookings and information contact:

Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca 

Imagine your wedding ceremony in a lovely seven-acre secluded oasis of green. You will feel as if you are in your own private estate garden in this picturesque natural setting, surrounded by tall fir trees and award-winning eco-friendly perennial gardens. Walk down the "aisle" under the woodland canopy, on our spacious lawn under tents, or on one of the lovely flagstone patios with the charming Tudor cottage architecture of Fieldcote as your backdrop.

Tents are permitted at this location, and are the responsibility of the client.

Features include:

  • Beautiful garden setting
  • Space for up to 150 guests banquet-style

Rental Rates

Fieldcote Grounds
$581

For bookings and information contact:

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca

You can experience formal elegance and charm on the grounds of Whitehern Historic House & garden. Walk down the aisle over a flagstone pathway surrounded by boxwood hedges and spectacular perennial gardens and say your vows on the steps of the Whitehern summerhouse. The architecture of the Gothic church makes for a beautiful backdrop.

Features include:

  • Historic garden setting

Rental Rates

Whitehern Grounds
$377

For bookings and information contact:

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca

Features include:

  • Park setting at Victorian waterworks 

Rental Rates

Steam Museum Grounds
$377

For bookings and information contact:

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Location: 900 Woodward Avenue (at the QEW), Hamilton Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

Wedding photography

The grounds at each of the following sites are available for photography shoots for $179. Two hour time slots fill up quickly at many of the popular sites. Call or email to book your time.

Ancaster Old Town Hall
310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca

Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca 

Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca 

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca

Important rental information:

  • All venues are subject to availability
  • Rates are inclusive of all applicable taxes, and are subject to change without notice
  • Pre-registration and payment are required. Confirmation and payment policies differ site to site - please inquire at time of booking.
  • All functions must be compliant with the Municipal Alcohol Policy
  • Rental of chairs, runners and decorations are not included
  • Photography permits are included with outdoor ceremony bookings
  • Some locations are only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.