Weddings

Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special day. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal:

  • a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederate ‘Prime Minister’
  • a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
  • a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
  • an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
  • one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
  • a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola

Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes present tranquil settings for outdoor wedding ceremonies and spectacular backdrops for your picture-perfect day. Say your vows under a canopy of maple trees overlooking beautiful Burlington Bay; walk down the ‘aisle’ in a spectacular, treed garden, surrounded by a stone wall; picture yourself in a beautiful parklike setting with two early 19th century homes and a magnificent stone monument, or set yourself in sheltered tranquility amidst seven acres of woodland and award-winning naturalized perennial gardens.

Indoor Wedding Venues

Ancaster Old Town Hall

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.


Ancaster old town hall
  • 1870's town hall
  • 90 seated guests banquet style or 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Full kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from Highway 403
  • Fully accessible

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


The Coach House at Dundurn

Located on the picturesque landscape of Dundurn Park, this Victorian venue features peaked wood beams and original stonewalls providing an elegant, intimate setting sure to impress your guests.


Coach House at Dundurn
  • Unique 1870's coach house
  • 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Fully accessible
  • Two minutes from Highway 403

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


The Cock Pit at Dundurn

Framed by the beauty of Hamilton’s waterfront, Dundurn's classical cockpit, crowned by a cupola, could become your chapel for the day.

Image of Cock pit at Dundurn

  • Originally built by Sir Allan MacNab as a cock-fighting pit
  • Exterior location also available for ceremony
  • Space for up to 70 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Two minutes from Highway 403

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 at Grandview

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.

Grandview at Battlefield
  • Exquisite 1830's decor
  • 100 guests seated theatre style or 70 guests seated banquet style
  • Kitchen
  • Fully accessible
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from the QEW

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

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.

Stable at Whitehern
  • 1850's cottage-style retreat
  • 40 seated guests theatre style
  • Downtown location behind City Hall
  • Overlooking beautiful historic gardens

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


The Woodshed at the Steam Museum

Part of Hamilton’s first Waterworks, this historic building features elegant and soaring post and beam architecture from 1857.

Woodshed Pavillion at Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
  • 1857 Woodshed
  • 90 seated guests banquet style or 100 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Fully accessible
  • Two minutes from QEW

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

Venue Historic Site Ceremony
Theatre style with middle aisle
Reception
Banquet style with head table
The Coach House  Dundurn National Historic Site 120 72
The Cock Pit  Dundurn National Historic Site 70 NA
The Stable  Whitehern Historic House & Garden 40 NA
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park 100 70
The Woodshed Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology 100 90
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum 120 90
Venue Historic Site Half Day Full Day Evening
The Coach House  Dundurn National Historic Site $350 $450 $700
The Cock Pit  Dundurn National Historic Site   $595  
The Stable  Whitehern Historic House & Garden $200 $250 $300
The Cellar at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park $250 $350 $500
The Woodshed Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology $200 $300 $400
Ancaster Old Town Hall Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $250 $350 $500
A $550 ($486.73 + HST)  premium fee (in addition to regular rental rate) applies to any rental serving alcohol.

Outdoor wedding ceremony venues

Battlefield Park

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.

Outdoor wedding setup at Battlefield park
  • Tranquil setting
  • 100 guests seated theatre style
  • Free parking
  • Just minutes from the QEW
  • Multiple locations to choose from

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

Choose from three beautiful romantic settings for your wedding ceremony. Celebrate your special day on ‘Maple Walk’ under a canopy of maple trees overlooking Burlington Bay. The classical Cockpit offers two unique wedding locations with the magnificent Italianate architecture of Dundurn Castle in the background. Say your vows inside the historic Cockpit building under the exposed wood beams of the cupola or in front of the building overlooking the bay, surrounded by your family and friends.

Wedding setup on Maple Walk at Dundurn
  • Scenic setting
  • Activities on-site
  • Up to 120 guests seated theatre style
  • Just minutes from the QEW
  • Multiple locations to choose from

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


Fieldcote Memorial Park

Imagine your wedding ceremony in a lovely seven-acre secluded oasis of green 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.

Fieldcote garden
  • Tudor cottage architecture
  • Beautiful natural setting
  • Woodland canopy
  • Unlimited guests seated theatre-style
  • Minutes from Highway 403

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


Whitehern Historic House & Garden

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, with the architecture of the Gothic church as your backdrop.

Wedding setup in the Garden of Whitehern Museum
  • Elegance and charm in the Heart of the city
  • Historic garden setting
  • Flagstone pathway
  • Spectacular perennial gardens
  • 120 guests seated theatre style

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

Venue Historic Site Ceremony
Theatre style with middle aisle
Reception
Banquet style with head table
Maple Walk Dundurn National Historic Site 120 NA
Historic Garden Whitehern Historic House & Garden 120 NA
The Porch at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park 100 NA
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park 100 NA
Fieldcote Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Unlimited 150
Venue Historic Site Grounds Use Fee
Maple Walk Dundurn National Historic Site $595 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)
The Cock Pit (as your backdrop) Dundurn National Historic Site $595 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)
Historic Garden Whitehern Historic House & Garden $385 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)
The Porch at Grandview Battlefield House Museum & Park $385 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)
Battlefield Park Battlefield House Museum & Park $385 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)
Fieldcote Park Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum $595 (Day Use)
$700 (Evening Use)

Wedding photography

The grounds at each of the following sites are available for photography shoots for $185. 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

  • 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.